Home swap a good way to travel the World for retirees living on fixed income


Retirees dreaming of living abroad are being forced to seek alternative ways of pursuing their travels dreams, due to rising living costs in traditional retirement destinations, such as France and Spain. This is why sites like HomeExchange.com are becoming an attractive proposition. Around 20% of its UK Members are retired and share a primary motive to save money while travelling. Managing a budget over the longer term is a concern Continue Reading →

VPS Cold Weather Plan For Vacant Properties

cold weather plan

VPS, the UK’s leading vacant property specialist, has issued a timely guide to help landlords and owners of both vacant commercial properties and empty homes plan for the winter ahead. “Damage caused by winter weather can cost thousands to repair.” Warns Anthony Owen, Managing Director of VPS. “Flooding from a burst pipe in an unattended property can go unnoticed for days, and the repair to a roof which has collapsed Continue Reading →

Short Term Rentals Company Only-apartments Reveals How to do Barcelona on a Budget

According to recent research from a leading apartment rental site, Barcelona is the number one holiday destination of choice for British summer holidaymakers. Only-apartments released the information in a recent infographic that saw the Catalonian capital take the crown in a runaway victory. To help UK travellers make the most of their time in the popular Spanish city, Only-apartments has released an insider’s guide to doing Barcelona on a budget. Continue Reading →

Seville Only-apartments throw life line to cash strapped Brits

Romantic, historic and oozing Andalucían charm, Seville is the holiday destination of choice for local Spaniards and British holidaymakers alike. Yet despite its popular reputation, a weekend in the Spanish city is surprisingly affordable. Short stay holiday apartments are fast emerging as the next big thing in European travel and Only-apartments is at the forefront of the trend. With two person studios starting from just €29 a night, Seville accommodation Continue Reading →

Make Yourself at Home in Carioca Rio


  The World Cup has been and gone, but if you missed the action, don’t worry, you can still seize the opportunity to treat yourself to the holiday of a lifetime in Rio de Janeiro, now that the city is quieter and prices have dropped! If you want to live the Carioca experience to the full, there’s no better way to do so than renting an apartment in the iconic Continue Reading →

Advertise Your Holiday Home for Free with Panoramic Villas

If you own a holiday home on the Costa del Sol and wish there could be a cheaper and easier way to get more bookings then Panoramic Villas can help.  They offer free advertising on a quality website with secure payments without commission. Panoramic Villas are the leading holiday rental company on the Costa del Sol with expert knowledge of the area and they are currently seeking quality properties like Continue Reading →

Safety Tips For Choosing Holiday Accommodation

As the summer kicks off many British families will chose to head off on a summer holiday that includes a self-catering holiday accommodation. Visit Britain predicts that about 80 million nights are spent every year in holiday apartments, flats, and cottages. However, many of the properties that are available for hire have gas fired appliances or old boilers.  The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) warn that older appliances can pose a Continue Reading →

Book A Room For the FIFA World Cup 2014 Without Spending A Dime

People across the globe are getting ready for the FIFA World Cup 2014 to kickoff on June 12th and for the month of matches that will end with a winner on July 13th. It has never been easier to find a place to stay during the games thanks to the increase of people choosing to use low cost and easy exchange services such as HomeExchange.com. In order to stay for Continue Reading →

Revamping Your Holiday Home

Holiday Home Revamp

If you are planning on renting out, or using your holiday home soon, here are a few nautical ideas to spruce it up a bit:   Clockwise from Top Rattan Sun Lounger – Fishpools – £649 Wooden Lighthouse Light Cords – Coastal Home – £3.49 Wooden Hurricane Lanterns – Occa Home – £70 Nautical Bunting – The Cotton Bunting Company – £12 You don’t have to spend loads of time Continue Reading →

Chancellor makes it easier for British people to move or buy abroad

According to World of Expats, this year could see an increasing number of British people buying property overseas – with announcements in the Chancellor’s recent Budget adding fuel to this trend. “The Chancellor’s pension reforms will make it easier for people to retire and buy property abroad,” says Nigel Ayres, Founder and CEO, World of Expats – the first destination for expats. “Even those with relatively modest earnings over their Continue Reading →