The Great Escape

Fri.24.Apr.2009 UTC
The Great Escape
RECORDED ON Fri.24.Apr.2009 UTC

Whether you're considering early retirement or you've simply had enough of gloomy Britain, now is a fantastic time to consider buying a property abroad. Despite the slump in the UK housing market, property prices overseas are still offering better value to potential buyers.

But before you make your great escape, there are crucial details that need to be properly addressed, from managing finances to choosing the ideal location. Dependable advice and good budgeting in advance can make the world of difference to the success of your move.

A recent poll of readers of A Place In The Sun magazine reveals the current top five international property hotspots for UK buyers. Its popularity among UK buyers resolutely undiminished after more than 30 years, Spain tops the list. Hot on its heels are France, Portugal, Cyprus and Turkey.

Whether you're still undecided about taking the plunge or feel you need some extra help with planning your escape to sunnier climes, a visit to A Place in the Sun Live will equip you with the tools and advice you need to make an informed decision, and to ensure that your new life is happy and fulfilling from the start.
To get you in the right frame of mind listen to our top tips for buying abroad with Jonnie Irwin and Jasmine Harman.

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