“What I like about Madeira is that you are never far from the sea as it’s small, yet incredibly diverse,” says Davis, 48. “After a couple of health scares we decided to seize the moment and buy a holiday home, and we got an incredible deal with a bank-repossessed property for £120,000. It’s the penthouse in a four-storey block, five minutes to the sea. We have been out about 12 times already and love it so much that we are looking for a second property as an investment.
(This article was last updated in March 2018)France is a vast and diverse nation full of affordable properties - from apartments handy for the beach to village houses ripe for a makeover. Alongside its accessibility, wonderful scenery and the laid-back lifestyle, it is currently one of the cheapest places in Europe to borrow money too.
“You used to be able to get a penthouse in the centre for €200,000, but prices have been increasing so upcoming, western areas such as Huelin and Pacifico are ones to watch. Investors are attracted by the fact prices are still lower than in Barcelona, Madrid and Palma de Majorca.”For an apartment very close to the beach, the fishermen’s neighbourhood of Pedregalejo offers a tranquil environment, suggests Jeanette Chapman of agent Malaga Estates.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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