Tom Kane's Blog

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Once upon a time you could set your watch by the seasons. You knew that there would always be a Spring, Summer, Autumn and a Winter. These days the seasons seem to have merged and moved around. Our spring in Cyprus was basically so wet you could have floated a boat in our garden. Spring […]

Our decision to buy an apartment is based on two guiding thoughts. (1) We cannot get a good return on investment via any Cypriot bank. (2) In a few years time we will want to downsize for our retirement. The most important of these two is our need to generate the best possible return on […]

Our search for an apartment has come to an end, assuming all the legalities work out okay. We’ve made an offer and paid the deposit on an apartment in Peyia, which is in the Paphos district and close to great beaches at Coral Bay and Corallia Beach. The apartment is on the edge of Peyia […]

Having lived in Cyprus for almost ten years, this September marks that anniversary, we are now in a position to buy residential property here. The idea is we will buy an apartment and rent it out for a few years and then when we’re ready to fully retire, we live in the apartment. Simple… but […]