Cheaper Euro Houses

The euro’s really been through it lately, but the weakness of the single currency is great news for those that are looking to buy a property abroad.

For example, at the end of March 2014, a property worth €1.8m would have cost you £1,506,150 (at the GBPEUR exchange rate of 1.1951). At the time of writing, the GBPEUR exchange rate was 1.4100, so you’d need to pay £1,276,462 for the same property.

That’s a massive saving of £229,688 before you’ve even started negotiating on the asking price. Tempting, isn’t it? If you’re thinking about moving oversea, our Complete Guide to Moving Abroad is full of useful hints and tips about making your dream a reality.

On top of that, you can save even more by getting smart when it comes to making the payment. A specialist international payments broker like World First will take a smaller margin than the high street banks, so you could save thousands more by making the right choice. For example, with World First’s great exchange rates, you could save even more.

If you’re thinking about moving abroad, the strong pound against the euro makes now a pretty good time to take the plunges.

Here’s how the exchange rate has made these great homes all over Europe cheaper in the last 15 months.

Les Adrets-de-l’Estérel (nr. Cannes), France – €1.5m

WAS: £1,255,125
NOW: £1,063,718
SAVE £191,407

Calvià, Mallorca, Spain – €1.8m

WAS: £1,506,150
NOW: £1,276,462
SAVE £229,688


Florence, Tuscany, Italy – €950,000

WAS: £794,913
NOW: £673,688
SAVE £121,225


Quinta Do Lago, Algarve, Portugal – €650,000

WAS: £543,888
NOW: £460,945
SAVE £82,943


Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain – €890,000

WAS: £744,708
NOW: £631,140
SAVE £113,568


Chania, Greece – €350,000

WAS: £292,863
NOW: £248,201
SAVE £44,662


Noto, Sicily, Italy – €1.5m

WAS: £1,255,125
NOW: £1,063,718
SAVE £191,407


Gironde, France – €780,000

WAS: £652,665
NOW: £553,133
SAVE £99,532


Paphos, Cyprus – €480,000

WAS: £401,640
NOW: £340,389
SAVE £61,251


Barcelona, Spain – €1.25m

WAS: £1,045,938
NOW: £886,432
SAVE £159,506


These aren’t just savings of a few pounds here and there – we’re talking tens of thousands of pounds!

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