Re­search will pay off in over­seas mar­ket

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

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)

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