6 Indispensable Websites for Finding a Home in Europe

Travel: 6 Indispenible Websites for Finding a Home in Europe

Finding a home in Europe

Whether you are digital nomad looking to set up a new home base in Lisbon for the next 6 months, a boomer looking for the perfect retirement spot in Italy, or a millennial dreaming of a European adventure, you will need to research the feasibility of your move. Finding quality accommodation within your budget will be one of the most challenging aspects of your move.

We have compiled 5 real estate websites that will give you access to rental and purchase information for the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Portugal, France and Italy. You will also find some recent listings in towns and cities you might not have considered before.

We have also included Numbeo, an amazing tool for making city comparisons on everything from the cost of a cup of coffee to the pollution index of prospective cities.

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Engel & Volkers

Specialise in the sale and rental of premium residential property

Travel: 6 Indispenible Websites for Finding a Home in Europe

Lake Como is a famed Northern Italian retreat. Here is a stunning lakeview apartment: 1100 sq ft at 1168 euros/month

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A real estate portal for discovering properties for sale and rent in Italy, Spain and Portugal.

6 Indispenible Websites for Finding a Home in Europe

Turin was once the capital of Italy and home to the House of Savoy, Italy’s royal family, and this often-overlooked city is rich in beautiful architecture making it an incredible place to find an old-world apartment.

Here is an apartment with great potential located in the centre of Turin, with high ceilings, herringbone floors and juliet balconies. 1700 sq ft at 1070 Euros/month

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the premier portal for buying and renting property in France

6 Indispenible Websites for Finding a Home in Europe

Lyon is now only 2 hours by TVG to Paris. Enjoy world class cusine, one of the best climates in Europe and proximity to the Switzerland, Italy and the Alps. Here is a charming apartment in the centre of Lyon complete with hardwood floors and a fireplace: 830 sq ft at 825 Euros/month

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A portal for finding properties in Germany


Bonn is an historic small city on the banks of the Rhine in the Western part of Germany. The city was the capital of West Germany until the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990 and of course, the birthplace of Beethoven.

Here is a a bright, large and airy apartment in the centre of Bonn. 1600 sq ft at 1377 Euros/month


The UK’s largest property portal

Travel: 6 Indispenible Websites for Finding a Home in Europe
Travel: 6 Indispenible Websites for Finding a Home in Europe

The beautiful historic town of Bath — famous for its Roman-built baths and its Georgian architecture — tops lists of where many British people would like to call home. Just a half hour outside of Bristol and 2 hours from London, Bath, although not inexpensive, is much better value.

Here is a beautiful Georgian town house situated within walking distance to the town centre and amenities: 850 sq ft at 1350 pounds/month

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Numbeo is the world’s largest database of user-contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. Numbeo provides current and timely information on world living conditions, including cost of living, housing indicators, health care, traffic, crime and pollution.

Use Numbeo to compare the cost of living in different cities

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