The Scotsman guide to buying property abroad

The Scotsman guide to buying property abroad

Bulgaria, bargains and the 'new Spain'

FOR MANY YEARS, Spain has been the favoured destination of Britons abroad - and, as the overseas market has grown, every property firm has been searching frantically for "the new Spain". That elusive combination of sunny weather, beautiful beachfront settings and good value has not been easy to find.

Building in France is a matter of doing your homework

HELEN Mack has lived all over the world, but when it came to planning her retirement, there was only one place in the sun for her. Several holidays had given her a real taste for the French lifestyle and she and husband Graham decided to build themselves a home there.

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Head for the hills in search of a bargain

ALTHOUGH cheaper flights have opened up the holiday world for British tourists, Spain and France remain the most popular destinations - and still dominate the market for buying property abroad.

A home of your own far away from home

WE ALL dream of transforming that tumbledown gîte in rural France or spending lazy weeks in a beachfront apartment in the Spanish sun - and popular TV programmes like A Place in the Sun make it all seem so possible.

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