Umuzee’s list for the best places to buy in Europe right now – Where are more people looking for properties because there are bargains to be had, plus the lifestyle and climate tick all the boxes? We’ve selected our top country choices if you’re thinking of buying property right now, and to be honest, it’s pretty likely that this list will be similar next year, but who knows, there could be some new trends in the near future – Turkey being one of the destinations that European buyers are flocking to right now due to the collapse of the Turkish lira, which means a great exchange rate if you’re buying with pounds or Euros.
Buy property in Spain
Spain still remains Queen of the Holiday Homes. The Spanish property market continues to grow at an increasing pace, simply because Spain does deliver what everyone wants and it has an excellent infrastructure in place now in many resort areas, so that overseas buyers are able to enjoy services and products from their native countries. Property in Marbella and Estepona continue to attract buyers, although those looking from an affordability perspective should take a look at property for sale in Costa Blanca and Almeria.
Property in France
France is very tempting for its affordability and of course it is the lifestyle that has drawn people here for decades. Its diverse landscape is another big plus, as you can choose between seaside towns to rural villages and mountain retreats. The Dordogne is a perennial favourite, although the Charente region is very up and coming as is Brittany.
It’s impossible to ignore Portugal these days, as it has become one of Europe’s most trending countries for holiday homes and even commercial property. Instead of heading to its Algarve, many new buyers are heading to its capital city Lisbon, or to its second city Porto, and the Silver Coast is all drawing a new swathe of buyers.
Irresistible Italy is on many buyers’ list of countries they’d like to live in and nothing has changed in this regard for many decades. It exudes a style and class that other countries can’t quite match, and while Tuscany may be historically the most fashionable place to buy a home, the southern regions of Puglia and Cantabria are fast picking up dedicated fans due to the value for money you can get there.
Cyprus has some exceptional pluses: English is widely spoken; it has mild winters and it has a Golden Visa scheme. It also has fabulous resorts and offers a safe and stable lifestyle in a country with a vibrant history. Paphos is still popular and the southwest coast in general still draws in overseas buyers.
We have properties in all these countries on Umuzee.com – you can browse for your holiday home by area, or by type of property. Take a look and see – it’s very easy to search with Umuzee.com