If you love to travel often and have a special place that you might want to be able to visit often and stay for a while without having to make reservations each time, and if you can afford it, you might want to think about buying your own home to vacation in.
It's really important that before you consider buying a home and property in another country that you weight out the differences in cultures between yours and where you are thinking of buying the home. You are going to want to be in a place that you really are going to enjoy living for a few weeks or more.
Before you even start looking for a place it would probably be in your best interest if you went to the place you are interested in and begin off by simply renting yourself a vacation home and see how well you get a long in a particular culture.
You should also do your own research on all of the different legalities there are when it comes to buying and owning a home in a different country, especially if it is only going to be used for a vacation residence and not one you are going to live in year round. This means you should probably get in touch with an attorney that specializes in real estate laws.
Once you have found something that you might be interested in you should be allowed to be able to take a tour of the grounds and to inspect the house as completely as possible. It's important that you are not buying something that is going to give you problems the minute to decide to spend time there for your vacation.
Another thing you can do is find others who own homes in the same area and as them about the normal standards for construction in the area and if they consider the quality of homes are good in the area. You should also realize that it also might be in your best interest that when you are not there that you consider renting it out to others who are vacationing when you aren't.
You will need to do your research on this as well to make sure that you know all of the laws in the area pertaining to rentals and make sure that you find out what the average rental rates might run in the local vicinity of the home you are considering buying.
You will then need to find someone that comes with trusted credentials that will be able to take care of the place when you are not there and when you are not renting it out to others. They also will need to be available to be able to assist those that might be renting it as well.
You more than likely will not be able to get your local lender to be willing to help you finance an overseas venture like this, but you can find out from them what lenders do work internationally so that you will be able to finance the property without too many hassles. When buying the property it is important that you have someone that speaks both your language as well as the local language so that nothing gets lost in the translation when you are working on the sale.