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CONTENTS


CONTENTS REGULARS


6 ARRIVALS A warm welcome from Editor Richard Way


8 INBOX Your chance to tell us your stories, inspirations and opinions on buying your home in the sun – and for others to read them


10 DIGEST Titbits from the world of overseas property


12 CELEBRITY COLUMNIST Amanda Lamb refl ects on her visit to the recent A Place in the Sun Live exhibition in London


15 DIGEST: A PLACE IN THE SUN LIVE


A selection of the more exotic or unusual destinations showcased at the recent A Place in the Sun Live exhibition


18 PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT: MALTA We’ve broken down all the costs that come with buying – with a typical mortgage – and owning an apartment in Vittoriosa


25 PROPERTIES OF THE MONTH A selection of our favourite properties for sale around the world


28 PROPERTY HUNT: GREEN SPAIN We help Max Campos, an Argentinian living in London, fi nd a property to convert into a B&B in north-west Spain. His budget is £45K...


46 FACT OR FICTION It wasn’t so long ago that the chances of getting fi nance for an overseas purchase were extremely slim. We assess what the general availability of mortgages is like today


58 WANTED: FRACTIONAL PROPERTIES Our six favourite fractional ownership homes currently on the market


66 ANY QUESTIONS Your problems and questions tackled by our panel of legal, lettings, tax and currency experts


70 HOME FROM HOME


This month our tour of places with a large or rising expat crowd takes us to the lush Portuguese island of Madeira


72 MEET THE... SALON OWNER Eight years after moving to Lanzarote, homeless and jobless, Mandy Wood is the proud owner of a successful hair and beauty salon


98 LICENCE TO SELL Meet Helen Papadoyianni who never left Crete after a summer job there – and is now married and selling property to Brits!


APRIL 2011 A PLACE IN THE SUN 3 66


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