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Overseas property

Spain is still a winner for second homes says Andrew Castle

JANE SLADE talks to Andrew Castle about why he is backing a new Spanish developer selling villas and apartments to Brits Snore-proof walls are key when buying a holiday home says broadcaster and Wimbledon commentator Andrew Castle. Britain’s former number one tennis...

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Algarve versus Costa del Sol

Most people seeking a home in the sun will have Portugal’s Algarve and Spain’s Costa del Sol in their sights. So which one is better value? JANE SLADE investigates Comparing these two European destinations they would seem to be similar - each...

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Investor focus: Istanbul

JANE SLADE talks to Adil Yaman of Universal21, the leading property agency in South-West Istanbul, about the investment opportunities there JS: What does 2015 hold for the property market in Istanbul? AY: "The market is being forced to grow due to rapid migration and...

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Preparing your holiday home for summer

Now is the time to start preparing your holiday home for the summer season says JANE SLADE For those of us not lucky enough to have a management company to look after our holiday properties, expert concierge Nicole Remus advises on what we should do to get homes ready...

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Brits flock to buy new apartments in Chamonix

Attractive exchange rate lures British buyers to stunning new development in Chamonix Just a year after announcing plans to build what is expected to be rated as the first ever five-star résidence de tourisme in the French Alpine ski resort of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, the...

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Sweden – a hotspot for property investors

  JANE SLADE visits Sweden to see how two farmers and a tax inspector have hit on a winning formula by investing in property there Until Wallander, The Bridge, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Sweden's greatest exports were Bjorn Borg, Abba, Volvo and Sven...

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Your guide to retiring overseas

JANE SLADE reports on 10 major things you need to consider when retiring overseas According to research the number of people approaching retirement wanting to live overseas is higher than before the economic downturn, with Spain being the most popular destination...

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Sun shining on Florida property market

Florida's property prices are bouncing back following the banking crash and tempting retirees to live out their days in the sun. However buyers should still proceed with caution reports JANE SLADE Gordon Turner has already mapped out the next phase of his life.  He's...

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Retire to the dolce vita

Lovers of romance, style, great architecture and good food name Italy among their favourite countries. In spite of the downturn it also remains one of the most popular for the discerning buyer-investor, offering great value for money and good rental returns According...

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