The Good Property Guide

The Good Property Guide – November / December 2013

Brisk autumn days are upon us now and winter isn’t too far away. Time to dig out scarves and hats, skis and skates – or bikinis and sun-hats if you’re beating a retreat to tropic climes. Owners of holiday homes abroad know all about dodging undesirable weather and temperatures by simply going somewhere else!

Climate is a big issue in the financial world too, of course. And while the financial climate is finally beginning to improve in many countries we know and love, property prices remain very low and the time to secure a great bargain is right now, before prices start rising again. In this issue we look at the tremendous value-for-money currently offered in Spain and in Greece.

We also look at Italy, where the famously stable property market has been relatively unaffected by wobbles in the national economy, and we pinpoint where you can save money in the muchloved region of Tuscany. Not all winter travelling involves chasing the sun, of course, and we’ve got some great travel stories to celebrate the cold season at the end of the magazine.

Fleur Kinson describes her adventures long-distance ice-skating through Finland’s beautiful lakelands, and she also wanders an uncrowded Venice at that city’s most fitting point of the year. Martin Jansson, meanwhile, sniffs out all sorts of Christmassy fun in Cornwall and Devon. Enjoy!

And see you next time.
Rita Karia-Hopkins
The Good Property Guide