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Property Owners in France Must Fit Smoke Alarms


From 8th March, all homes in France, whether owner-occupied or rental, must be fitted with smoke alarms. Under the new law, the obligation to install detectors also applies to owners of second homes. The Europe Consumer Centre France advises: “If … Continue reading

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Find the perfect Portuguese property


Are you looking to invest in the beautiful country of Portugal? Well, you’ve made a great choice. The country boasts stunning beaches, incredible golf courses and sumptuous local cuisine! Portugal is a hotspot for lifestyle investors, who are looking to … Continue reading

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What do lenders offer across Europe?


A favourable buying climate is seeing a number of Britons return to overseas property investment. Extremely low prices and a resurgent pound are making an investment on foreign soil more affordable than ever before. Of course, if you are a … Continue reading

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Could You Follow This Couple to the Costa Blanca?


If you’re considering buying a property – either a holiday home rental or second home – on the Costa Blanca, this couple’s story could help you make your decision. Jeremy and Janet Duffield from Devizes, Wiltshire, bought a three-bedroom, two-bathroom … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Second Home


You may have had a holiday home for years, you may have rented out your house for the Olympic Games, but whichever type of landlord you are, letting out a property can carry risks. If you have a holiday home, … Continue reading

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The Big Spanish Sell-Off


Spain’s property market has taken a battering over the last few years, with dropping prices and repossessions. Those who bought at the top of the market have seen their property’s value drop by as much as half in some cases, … Continue reading

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Head South to the Canaries


The Canary Islands are part of Spain, but lie off the coast of north-west Africa. That means that they enjoy a European standard of living, with a sub-tropical climate. Buy a home on the Canaries and you’ll get to enjoy … Continue reading

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Croatia is a Holiday Hit


According to the Croatian Times this week, British holidaymakers are flocking to the sunny shores of Croatia to rent holiday homes. In 2011, the country experienced a bigger growth in interest in holiday home rental than that perennial favourite, Spain. … Continue reading

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Resort Developments: pros and cons


If you’re thinking of buying property overseas, particularly if you want to buy in or around a big coastal tourist area, one of the major decisions you’ll need to make is whether to buy a villa or apartment in a … Continue reading

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Heading East


Eastern European property might not have the cache of Monaco or Marbella, but it could be a sound investment. It could also be a great way to get hold of a good quality family holiday home. That said, it does … Continue reading

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