Hello Maggy. Sadly there is no step by step idiot guide to buying in Corfu. But I think you probably know that. What you do need is a good English speaking solicitor, and I mean a good one. If your'e useing Greek builders, plumbers, electricians etc. go off recommends from people who have actually had work done by them. Do not go off the recommend of the man in the bar, who knows or professes to be, one of these people. They are probably odd job men who want your money. Good Greed builders can be, once prodded with a carrot or a stick, very good. Remember they are working for you and are doing the job to your specificatons, not theirs. Get agreements in writing, if you can, and try and get someone to oversee them if you are not there. Whatever happens, enjoy the expierience, you will have highs and lows but in the end you will have a lifetime of memories. You will have achieved the dream, be it a villa or a peasants house it will be yours and you will have poured your soul into it. Other members will add to my thoughts so good luck and enjoy it all.