Tax perks and European residency on the Med’s sunshine island

T he late afternoon flight from Stansted to Paphos isn’t full of holiday makers chasing the mid-summer sun. Most British people on board are returning home after their first trip to the UK since Covid-19.  One retiree who has lived in Paphos for 30 years was back for her father’s belated memorial – he was an early … Read more

Daft report highlights largest quarterly gain in housing prices in nearly two years

HOUSING PRICES ROSE by 3.8% on average during the second quarter of 2022, with the average listed price increasing to €311,874, according to a new report. The latest Sales Report shows that the March to June period saw the largest three-month gain in nearly two years. The average listed price nationwide is up almost … Read more

Median asking price for houses in Dublin rises to €403,000

ASKING PRICES ROSE substantially in the second quarter of this year, with the median asking price for a house in Dublin increasing to €403,000, according to a new report. The property price report found asking prices rose 5% compared to the previous quarter. The median asking price nationally is now €320,000 and outside of … Read more

Why the electric car revolution is boosting your house price

Electric vehicle infrastructure is relatively well-developed in central London, but in the suburbs the shortfall is acute. While in Westminster there are 2.5 electric vehicles for every public charging point, in Dacorum in Hertfordshire, the ratio is 57. Similarly in Elmbridge, Waverley and Mole Valley in Surrey, the respective ratios are 51, 46 and 45. … Read more

Homebuyers look for eco-features in new homes says Zoopla

Homebuyers are now hunting for eco-features in new homes as tighter building regulations are introduced and energy bills rocket Seven out of 10 buyers said energy efficiency is a priority in a new home New regulations are being introduced to make homes are more energy efficient  By Myra Butterworth For MailOnline Published: 00:01 BST, 16 … Read more

‘We sold our period home – and cut our energy bills by three quarters’

The couple bought a plot with a nondescript bungalow overlooking the River Dee in Neston, Cheshire, for £385,000, knocked it down and built a contemporary 4,500 sq ft home with five bedrooms and two studies. The house has 250mm insulation in the walls, foundations and roof as well as triple-glazed windows and 40 solar panels. … Read more