A place in the sun is right up your street

Stockport Times East - - HOMES -

IN­TER­NA­TIONAL prop­erty ex­hi­bi­tion A Place in the Sun Live is all set to hit Manch­ester Cen­tral in a bid to match de­mand from a Bri­tish public back in love with the idea of over­seas home own­er­ship.

The three-day ex­hi­bi­tion run­ning from March 13 to March 15 prom­ises a wealth of ex­per­tise, ad­vice and in­spi­ra­tion for any­one con­sid­er­ing buy­ing abroad.

There will be more than 100 ex­hibitors pro­mot­ing prop­er­ties for sale, with favourite des­ti­na­tions such as Spain, France, Por­tu­gal, Italy, Florida, Greece and Turkey all on dis­play.

You can also speak to ex­perts who know th­ese mar­kets and can tell you ev­ery­thing you need to know about the prop­er­ties and the prices for the lo­ca­tions.

With re­cent fi­nan­cially tough times for many, few peo­ple have been in a po­si­tion to con­sider buy­ing their own place in the sun, but an im­prov­ing UK econ­omy cou­pled with a strong pound have come to­gether to show buy­ers just what their money trans­lates into when look­ing at prop­er­ties abroad.

Money cer­tainly goes a long way in a coun­try like Spain for ex­am­ple, where prices have crashed and the pound is 30 per cent stronger than it was three years ago. There are cur­rently three-bed­room houses with pools for less than the av­er­age lo­cal semi-de­tached. It’s an at­trac­tive op­tion for es­cap­ing UK win­ters, hav­ing a sunny hol­i­day base for part of the year and a vi­able re­tire­ment op­tion.

It is still a buyer’s mar­ket although it does pay to do your re­search and A Place in the Sun Live is a great place to start. The over­seas prop­erty show launched off the back of the Chan­nel 4 se­ries of the same name back in 2005 and has grown year-onyear.

The ex­hi­bi­tion of­fers the op­por­tu­nity to speak to spe­cial­ist over­seas prop­erty lawyers and ad­vis­ers who un­der­stand the in­tri­ca­cies of the pur­chase process and pro­vides es­sen­tial in­for­ma­tion for any­one se­ri­ous about buy­ing.

Edi­tor of A Place in the Sun mag­a­zine Liz Rowl­in­son, said: “Our No.1 tip for prospec­tive buy­ers abroad is, as you would in the UK, make sure you get your own in­de­pen­dent legal ad­viser on board be­fore you buy your place. 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.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion will also see live ap­pear­ances from TV pre­sen­ters Amanda Lamb, Jas­mine Har­man, Jon­nie Ir­win and Laura Hamil­ton, who will be let­ting you into the se­crets of their film­ing sched­ules, plus free-to-at­tend seminars and Q&A ses­sions where you are guar­an­teed an in­for­ma­tive and inspiring op­por­tu­nity to quiz ex­perts from around the world.

To save £10 and claim your free ticket to A Place in the Sun Live just copy the fol­low­ing link into your browser: http://bit. ly/1CSAhgI; com­plete the form and print your e-ticket.

You may gen­er­ate as many tick­ets as you like.

More and more peo­ple are look­ing at buy­ing a prop­er­tyty abroad, with an im­prov­ing econ­omy mean­ing it’s cheaper than ever to find an at­trac­tive home in the sun

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