Research will pay off in overseas market
TO meet high demand from a British public who have recently resurrected their love of overseas property, the UK’s international property exhibition A Place in the Sun Live returns to Manchester Central from March 11 to 13, 2016.
The latest research conducted by A Place in the Sun surveyed 1,879 overseas househunters about their plans and found that 65 per cent of people had only started looking for property abroad in the last six months, with 62 per cent aiming to buy within the next 12 months.
And an improving UK economy coupled with a strong pound have come together to show buyers just what their money translates into when looking at overseas property.
Andy Bridge, managing director of APITS Ltd, organisers of the event, said: “Overseas property is back on many people’s agenda with an improving UK economy and confidence that prices have bottomed out in countries such as Spain.
“Sterling is 30 per cent stronger against the euro than it was two years ago and that has generated a lot of interest.
“It is still a buyer’s market but it pays to do your research and what better place to start than A Place in the Sun Live?”
The three-day exhibition encompasses a plethora of expertise, advice and inspiration on buying overseas property.
There will be over 150 exhibitors showcasing homes for sale around the world, including favourite destinations like Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Florida, Greece and Turkey.
Visitors can speak to experts who will advise on everything from properties and prices to locations.
There will also be specialist overseas property lawyers who understand the intricacies of the purchase process and free-to-attend seminars at The Hub.
A Place in the Sun editor Liz Rowlinson, said: “Just as you would in the UK, make sure you get your own independent legal adviser on board before you buy your place in the sun.
“It sounds an obvious thing to say but you’d be surprised at the number of people who start the purchase process without being fully prepared.”
TV presenters Amanda Lamb, Jasmine Harman and Laura Hamilton will also be on hand to offer their top tips and to let you in on the secrets of filming schedules that have taken them all over the world – from beach front villas to country hideaways.
For information and to buy tickets visit www. aplaceinthesun.com/ exhibitions
●● The A Place in the Sun Live exhibition is returning to Manchester Central this month with presenters such as Amanda Lamb (inset)