Owning overseas property is a lifelong dream for many people, and it takes guts and determination to make it happen. It’s often complicated due to language barriers and different buying processes, so it’s vital you know what you are doing. Take a look through the guides and articles on this page to make buying abroad easier.

  • 7 ski chalets to cater for all budgets

    January 9, 2019

    Fancy owning a slice of the slopes in the French Alps this ski season? Try one of these seven chalets which range from £196,000 to £8.9m.

  • 8 Portuguese homes to cater for all budgets

    June 6, 2018

    Want to soak up the sun in Portugal? Whether it’s a holiday home or a glamorous villa you’re after, one of these properties ranging from £95k to £5.2m should grab your attention.

  • Top 10 destinations for emigrating Brits

    August 23, 2016

    Ever considered a new life overseas? Here's what you might expect to find in the most popular places.

  • Country guide: Italy

    October 20, 2015

    Thinking about buying in Italy? Our handy guide has all the information you need to start your property search.

  • Buying property in Spain

    October 7, 2015

    Follow in the footsteps of the thousands of Brits that have bought a property in sunny Spain.

  • Buying property in Portugal

    September 29, 2015

    Find your property paradise in Portugal along the beautiful coastlines or in the untouched countryside.

  • Country guide: France

    July 1, 2015

    Why France? It has been estimated that more than 150,000 Brits live permanently on the other side of the English Channel, while another 500,000 of us have holiday homes there.

  • Use of foreign exchange for your mortgage

    June 18, 2015

    There are few things harder to guess than foreign currency movements. As the owner of a property abroad you will have to get involved with exchange rates, even if it is only for minor money transfers from Britain.

  • Ski chalets in France as a first or second home

    February 10, 2015

    Currency changes and investment in infrastructure means more people are buying French ski chalets as first or second homes, says overseas property expert Simon Conn.

  • Property in Czech Republic attracts expats

    January 13, 2015

    A growing number of ex-pats are heading to the Czech Republic for a new way of life, says overseas property expert Simon Conn.

  • The world’s top 20 islands  

    November 21, 2014

    If you have island fever, it’s best to know where to invest, says Cheryl Markosky.

  • Buying overseas: Canada offers incredible scenery

    November 12, 2014

    Described as offering the best quality of life for Britons abroad, 13,000 emigrate to Canada every year.

  • Where to buy a ski chalet that's not in a costly resort

    October 30, 2014

    If you're looking to enjoy the high life at a lower price, what's the solution? Avoid costly ski resorts in favour of Courchevel Village, suggests Cheryl Markosky.

  • International property country guides

    September 4, 2014

    Whether you are buying a villa or apartment abroad for investment purposes or as a holiday home, you will need to find out more about the area.