Winter house hunting inspiration from RE/MAX Europe
We all have different ideas of what we want from a relaxing winter at home. One thing we all have in common however, is having somewhere warm and comfortable to escape the winter winds and icy conditions.
In this article we take you on a tour through six of RE/MAX Europe’s northernmost regions to show you what’s out there and inspire your winter house hunting.
So, without further ado, let’s get in the mood for bright, bracing days outside followed by long evenings under blankets.
RE/MAX Austria have winter property locations by the sled full, with regions like Tyrol, Vorarlberg and Salzburg as prime locations. Arguably the skiing capital of Europe and one of the most popular outdoor sports locations in the world, search this RE/MAX Austria to secure your own piece of Alpine bliss.
While there is something for most budgets, higher end listings in RE/MAX Austria can come with a personal sauna, beautiful mountain views, plenty of space for entertainment and built-in fireplaces for quieter evenings.
Stunning landscapes, natural wonders, mythical traditions and high quality of life - Norway always combines the spiritual with the practical. Get back to basics with an idyllic isolated cabin or Fjord-side apartment. Perfect as a northern holiday home or relocating nature lovers.
From the suburban to the sublime, RE/MAX Norge has a wide variety of listings to suit all tastes and winter home aspirations. Whether it’s plenty of sleeping space, a welcoming living area, a huge wood burning fireplace, or simply just a rustic Scandinavian getaway, you’ll find it by searching RE/MAX in Norway.
For those who really want to experience both ends of the meteorological scale, look no further than Finland. From sweltering summers to frigid winters, the Finns say there is no bad weather, only bad clothing.
This is equally true for the listings of RE/MAX Finland. Perfect for all weathers, imagine the rustling of snow laden pine trees, the crunching of powder underfoot, and the crackle of the fire.
While Finnish cities like Helsinki, Tampere and Turku offer a more cosmopolitan winter ideal, if you turn your attention to the countryside, it’s easy to find beautiful log cabin hideaways ready to set the imagination racing and transport you to a secluded holiday season.
Of course, not everyone’s idea of winter is snow banks and pine trees. Sometimes it’s hot broth, coarse blankets and a view across misty green fields. From farm houses to town houses, search RE/MAX Ireland and find your perfect place.
Picturesque cottages and elegant city townhouses are waiting. Imagine yourself settling in for the Holidays on a quiet and winding country road, flanked by dry stone walls and spectacular views. For generations Ireland has spoken to all those with an independent spirit. Watch the seasons change in your own Celtic hideaway by the shores of Ireland’s many Lochs and rivers, in front of a traditional stone hearth.
Is your idea of winter taking long walks in a stunning, rugged landscape before returning home, kicking off your boots and putting the kettle on for a cup of tea? Then perhaps it’s time to turn your house hunting attention to RE/MAX England & Wales this winter.
Now incorporating the greater London area, RE/MAX England & Wales covers two countries brimming with period properties, from chocolate box properties in the Yorkshire Dales made famous in classic English literature, to the world heritage Cotswolds.
Despite living on a (substantially large) island, the Brits like to have their own space. A majority of houses come with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, an outdoor space or garden, as well as a well-built conservatory or extension.
With diverse natural surroundings and winter traditions all of its own, there’s no wonder why the British Royal Family habitually spend the winter months in Scotland. Offering serene lochs, mountain peaks, wild coastline and bustling ancient cities, you can find everything you’re looking for (often at competitive prices) north of the English border.
Search RE/MAX Scotland for stunning properties from gamekeepers lodges with open fire places, to chic apartments in Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as lochside castles and tucked away cottages.
RE/MAX Scotland also features properties on some of its rugged and remote outer islands, perfect for those looking to go off grid. Settle in on the Isles of Skye, Arran or Islay sitting at huge windows and watching the weather roll in.
If big skies and bracing wind are your thing then RE/MAX Scotland and the north of the British Isles could be the getaway (or relocation) destination you’ve been hoping for.
Your house hunting activities (or even inspirational browsing) doesn’t need to take a break just because winter has arrived. In fact, as the longer nights draw in many would-be buyers go into hibernation, leaving more inventory for those willing to carry on.
Now is the time to keep your new home dreams alive and be inspired by the variety of properties already waiting across RE/MAX Europe.
Whatever your budget this winter, your local RE/MAX Agent is always on hand to help your property aspirations come true. Get in touch today and experience the RE/MAX difference.