It’s a common experience.  You’re on holiday, having the time of your life, and on the way down to the beach you pause to glance in an estate agent’s window. Suddenly you realise that a slice of holiday paradise could be yours, and the more you think about it, the more it seems like an opportunity not to be missed. It’s at this point that you need to get your enthusiasm under control and start in on some careful research before you commit yourself.