Monthly Archives: April 2012

Norway and Switzerland Top of Europe


Global real estate agency Knight Frank has revealed its list of the world’s top ten real estate markets. Fuelled by its rapid economic growth, China tops the list, followed by neighbouring Hong Kong. Other notable emerging markets to make the … Continue reading

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Overseas Property: Why Buy?


Manchester Metropolitan University and the BBC’s A Place in the Sun are teaming up to carry out research into the overseas property market. Speaking to trade magazine Overseas Property Professional they said that their research will cover who buys property … Continue reading

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Buying in Brittany


Last week we wrote about the northern French region of Normandy. Today we take a look at its neighbour, Brittany. French property agent Town and Country are urging British buyers to consider Brittany, both for its good value property and … Continue reading

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Buying to Rent: What to look for


When buying a holiday home, most people intend to rent it out for at least part of the year. Doing so is a great way to turn a luxury into an investment. But it’s not as simple as just buying … Continue reading

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A Norman Adventure


Buying property abroad does not need to mean a long journey south to the Mediterranean, or even a flight. Instead, you can head to Normandy in northern France, just a short hop across the channel. You’ll have access to some … Continue reading

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Britons Keen to Move Abroad


Nearly half of all Britons, 48%, want to leave the UK according to a new survey carried out by YouGov. Reasons cited for their desire to move included worries over their children’s future prospects, the cost of living, unemployment, crime … Continue reading

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Berlin on the Rise


Berlin property prices are rising, driven partly by an increase in the number of overseas buyers looking for a home in the city, according to the Financial Times this week. Prices rose by 8.3% last year, and are showing no … Continue reading

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The Green and Pleasant Land of Northern Spain


Despite its current economic woes, experts are again predicting that the holiday homes market in Spain is likely to prove a healthy one in the long-term. Paul Collins of the BuyAssociation said this week that he expected Spain to remain … Continue reading

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Choosing Montenegro


The tiny country of Montenegro split from its larger neighbour, Serbia, in 2006. In the 1980s, as part of Yugoslavia, Montenegro was a popular holiday destination. The war in that part of the world in the 1990s damaged its tourism … Continue reading

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Along Italy’s Adriatic


When you think of flying south for a sunny beach holiday, where would spring to mind? Spain’s Mediterranean costas, the Portuguese Algarve, or the sophisticated French Riviera? While these are all great destinations, offering good beaches and a wide choice … Continue reading

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