Aplaceinthesun.com editor Liz Rowlinson called these countries "the strongest places for buyers by some measure".
The price of Spanish housing is now within the budgets of the average person, as it has endured significant falls, she explained.
Furthermore, the nation also has golf courses and other amenities, as well as beaches and a pleasant climate, the expert continued.
However, Almerimarlife.com founder Chris Marshall recently argued expats in Spain should rent their accommodation rather than buy it, stating this will help them to be part of the "flexible, mobile and motivated workforce" the nation requires.
Ms Rowlinson claimed the French property market is stable, easy to access and well-regulated, with good mortgages available.
Other countries, including Portugal and Italy, have become more popular in recent years as a result of the global economic downturn, she asserted.
The specialist remarked that "so-called emerging markets in eastern Europe" are not as popular as they used to be.