People can go on holiday to a beautiful spot and notice houses for sale and start thinking about buying this property without necessarily thinking about all the different aspects that living in this property in another country that need consideration, such as;
Money: What is the realistic size of your budget to buy a property? Will you need some kind of loan or mortgage? Will you need to sell your house in the UK first?
Location of the property: Do you want to buy somewhere in a town or village near reasonable facilities, off the beaten track in beautiful peaceful countryside, or is it important to be near a beach. Have you thought what it will be like living in different properties in winter? Out of season? When you have no visitors?
Budget – how much do you want to or can you spend. Do you need a mortgage or finance?
Usage of property: Is this really for you and your family holidays or is it only for investment or both. If primarily for investment you need to be sure of long-term political security and housing prices trends.
Ease of Access: Is it important that you can have cheap flights and then quick and easy access to your property from the airport/ferry?
Size of property: A one bedroom apartment may be attractively finished, a good position and very cheap, but could you live in such a small place? And have visitors sleeping on camp beds.