Why You Should Be Considering Property In Crete, Greece

Why You Should Be Considering Property In Crete, Greece

Quick Fix European Residency On A Mediterranean Island—Part I

Its history dates back 4,000 years, its beaches are superb, the Mediterranean water is crystal clear, the healthy Mediterranean Diet originates here, and the sun shines for 300 days a year. This is the island of Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, a little bigger than the State of Delaware.

Crete is divided into four so-called ‘regional units’: Chania (pronounced and sometimes written “Hania”), Rethymo, Heraklion (sometimes called Iraklio), and Lasithi.

Over the next two weeks Overseas Property Alert visits Chania, with a spotlight on Chania City this week and the Akrotiri Peninsula next week.

Apart from the sun, sea, history, and food, there are two overseas living issues that make Crete particularly interesting: The cost of living is low and there is an Continue reading

Algarve rock - coast in Portugal

Portugal’s Algarve Versus Spain’s Costa Del Sol—Finding The Best Value

Plus: The Path Of Progress In Tulum

April 7, 2015 Algarve, Portugal €1=US$1.08

Dear Overseas Property Alert Reader,

When it comes to sun, sea, and sand, southern Europe offers two attractive options on its warm, southern coastline that are known throughout the world—Portugal’s Algarve and Spain’s Costa del Sol. Each share a similar history of Roman and Moorish patrimony, excellent fresh seafood, and sunny idyllic climates. Owning a property and living in either of these locations would be a dream for almost anyone.

However, the property markets of the two regions differ in both value and affordability, with the Algarve being a better choice for those who want to live in the sunshine.

Let’s take a look at both of these popular regions. Continue reading