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Letting your second home

You have bought a home in Greece and plan to rent it out. So…how do you prepare it for holiday lets? The trick, of course, is to set your rental property apart from the many others on offer while at the same time ensuring that it isn’t high maintenance, especially as you will probably be managing it from a distance. Frankly, I would start with a blank canvas and not try to bring your much-loved furnishings from the UK. There are five Ikea stores in Greece including  More...


What to expect from an agent in Greece

To the question "How do estate agents work in Greece", more often than not the answer is "differently to the UK." The one thing you must bear in mind is that you cannot travel abroad and expect everything to be the same as it is in the UK, and this applies to estate agents too. So…what can you expect from an estate agent in Greece? For starters, one thing that differs is the estate agent's commission. You will find that  More...


Tips for viewing property in Greece

Many developers offer low-priced inspection trips that allow you to see their properties. As an example, you might be offered three days in Greece with your airfare and accommodation paid for as low as £200. Others will deduct your travelling expenses if you buy property through them, with certain restrictions of course. It all sounds great, but there are a number of things that you need to bear in mind. For a start, it’s no secret that times are tough these  More...


Choosing where to buy in Greece

I found it fascinating asking people exactly what had motivated them to buy in Greece and how they had set about looking at properties. The tale told me by Paddy and Mary is a case in point. Paddy had recently divorced and had two children living with him. He decided he badly needed a break alone and that is how he first came to the Greek island of Zakynthos. “At first I hated being there by myself,” recalls Paddy, “but then I fell in love with Greece and the  More...


Estate Agents – how do they work in Greece

The quick answer to this question is more often than not – differently to the UK. The one thing you simply must bear in mind is that you are not buying in the UK. You cannot travel abroad and expect everything to be the same, and this applies to estate agents too. So…what can you expect from an estate agent in Greece? For starters, one thing that is different is estate agent’s commission. You will find that Greek estate agents charge more than  More...


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