Overseas Property Show announces Ireland tour dates

Overseas Property Show announces Ireland tour dates

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It’s that time of year when many people begin turning their dream of owning a property overseas into a reality. Now, the hugely successful Overseas Property Show is coming to Ireland in order to make that reality happen.

The free to attend show will take in two Dublin venues, Limerick and Cork during its tour of Ireland, sharing information, advice and opportunities for overseas property ownership with all those who are interested in attending.

Experts on foreign property ownership, including those who live and work overseas, will be available to share their experiences and provide detailed, factual information about owning a home abroad.

The Ireland shows will include:

  • Tuesday 23 May 2017 – RDS Dublin
  • Wednesday 24 May 2017 – Roganstown Hotel, The Aungier Suite, Sword, Dublin
  • Friday 26 May 2017 – Thomond Park Rugby Stadium, 1978 Suite, Limerick
  • Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May 2017 – Metropole Hotel, Ballroom, MacCurtain Street, Cork

Chris White, Founding Director of real estate agency Ideal Homes Portugal, which has been exhibiting at the Overseas Property Show for several years, comments,

“The Overseas Property Show is an ideal way for potential overseas property owners to connect with industry experts and find out more about making their home ownership dreams come true. The show is refreshing in its approach – it provides realistic insights into owning overseas, rather than an airbrushed vision of life in the sun.

“Owning a home abroad comes with legal and taxation implications and the Overseas Property Show provides the perfect forum for such questions to be addressed. It also offers a wide range of properties in several countries, giving visitors plenty of ideas about the style of property that they might like to own and the locations that they are interested in exploring further.”

The 2017 Overseas Property Show will include properties from Portugal, Spain and Mexico, as all three areas are particular hotspots right now for those buying overseas. From stunning studios to luxury villas with sea views, the show caters to visitors looking for second homes, retirement properties and investment properties, with experts on hand to explain the realities of each kind of purchase.

There is also a lifestyle element to the show, with expats there to talk about everything from language learning to the cost of groceries. It’s a whole-hearted approach that has proven extremely successful for previous Overseas Property Show tours.

Those looking for advice, guidance and inspiration when it comes to overseas home ownership are invited to obtain their free tickets and full details from www.theoverseaspropertyshow.com.

For further details, visit www.theoverseaspropertyshow.com, call (0800) 133 7644 / +351 289 513 434 or email info@theoverseaspropertyshow.com.

Success of Overseas Property Show revealed Brit buyers’ relaxed in the face of Brexit

Success of Overseas Property Show revealed Brit buyers’ relaxed in the face of Brexit

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  • Overseas property buyers ‘relaxed’ about impact of Brexit (Overseas Property Show)
  • Exhibitor Ideal Homes Portugal found buyers still keen to head to Portugal for their second homes
  • Portuguese property prices rising across all regions (RICS/Ci)

 

The recent Overseas Property Show in London has highlighted the relaxed optimism of British investors when it comes to purchasing a second home overseas in the wake of the Brexit vote.

The popular show enjoyed an impressive turnout when it took place over 10-12 September in the Novotel London West Hotel & Convention Centre.

Chris White, Founding Director of leading estate agency Ideal Homes Portugal, an exhibitor at the show, comments,

“The London Overseas Property Show provided affirmation of something we’ve been noticing since the Brexit decision was made. Essentially, Brits appear to be relatively un-phased by the potential impact of Brexit when it comes to ownership of property in Europe.

“We spoke to a lot of potential buyers at the show and in general people are very optimistic about investing in foreign property and the benefits that it brings. The overall attitude was relaxed in the face of Brexit – it just doesn’t seem to be a worry for most people who attended.”

The show generated a large turnout of potential buyers keen to visit Portugal on inspection trips arranged through the Ideal Homes Portugal team. Buyers were interested in residential and commercial properties across the Algarve and in and around the Lisbon area. This restaurant, health club and spa with live-in apartment for sale for just €499,000 was of particular interest to a number of visitors.

Portugal remains a popular destination for Brits looking to purchase a holiday property, either for their own use or for its rental potential (or both). The market there continues to grow, with the August 2016 RICS/Ci Portuguese Housing Market Survey revealing that demand continues to outstrip supply, with house prices rising across all regions covered by the report.

With potential buyers seemingly unconcerned about the impact of Brexit on their plans, Portugal’s charming blend of sunshine, sea, golf and incredible value for money is clearly still a winning combination.

For further details visit www.theoverseaspropertyshow.com, call (0800) 133 7644 / +351 289 513 434 or email info@theoverseaspropertyshow.com.

London baby! The Overseas Property Show comes to the capital this September

London baby! The Overseas Property Show comes to the capital this September

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It’s just been announced that the hugely popular Overseas Property Show will be arriving in London this September!

The Novotel London West Hotel & Convention Centre will host the free to attend event on Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th and Monday 12th September 2016, from 10 am until 6 pm.

The Overseas Property Show has a strong reputation for connecting those who attend with the reality of owning a home overseas. The show’s focus is not on a romanticised ideal of second home ownership, but on the practical steps and considerations involved in purchasing and maintaining a property abroad.

Chris White, Founding Director of boutique real estate agency Ideal Homes Portugal, which is a regular exhibitor at the Overseas Property Show, comments,

“The Overseas Property Show is about bringing property experts with hands-on experience to people around the UK who are considering buying a home overseas. We’re on hand to talk through living abroad, so whether attendees have questions about how much Portuguese they’ll need to speak to live in the Algarve or the price of eggs in Spain, we can give them the information they need.

“Of course, our experts are also on hand to answer the big questions, like how the purchase process works, where to find a good lawyer, how to obtain a fiscal number and so forth. The beauty of the Overseas Property Show is that it offers all of that information in one place.”

The show is ideal for those looking to buy a holiday home overseas, such as this beautiful Algarve villa with pool and panoramic views, as well as those planning a more permanent move. Property investors can also find what they are looking for at the multi-faceted event.

The 2016 Overseas Property Show will focus largely on properties from Portugal, Spain and Florida, with a handful of opportunities in countries like Italy and Cyprus thrown in for good measure. The nationwide tour follows the success of the 10 events held in 2015, which provided thousands of visitors with the opportunity to begin turning their dreams of second home ownership into reality.

The 2016 tour will build on the previous year’s success, adding new venues like the Novotel London West Hotel & Convention Centre in order to reach out to even more would-be holiday home owners across the UK. At the same time it will remain true to its routes, offering free attendance and plenty of experts on hand to provide advice and guidance.

Whether it’s a second home, a main residence or an investment that you’re after, the Overseas Property Show is the place to be! Tickets are FREE and full details can be found at http://www.theoverseaspropertyshow.com/.

For further details visit http://www.theoverseaspropertyshow.com/, call (0800) 133 7644 / +351 289 513 434 or email info@theoverseaspropertyshow.com.

Overseas Property Show comes to Cheshire for the first time this June!

Overseas Property Show comes to Cheshire for the first time this June!

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The organisers of the hugely successful Overseas Property Show are delighted to announce that the event will visit Cheshire for the first time as part of its 2016 UK tour.

The free to attend show will be held at the Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Knutsford on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June 2016 from 10 am until 6 pm, bringing the dream of second home ownership one step closer to becoming a reality for those who attend by talking to property experts from around the world at a convenient local venue.

Chris White, Founding Director of boutique real estate agency Ideal Homes Portugal, which exhibited at every show during 2015 and plans to do so again in 2016, comments,

“The Overseas Property Show is a great way to connect with people looking to purchase property overseas. Some are after a second home, others are looking for an investment property and others want to take the plunge and start a new life abroad.

“Whatever the motive, it’s always a really useful experience for them to have access to experts in overseas property ownership. We’re also on hand to answer lifestyle questions too – anything from the price of milk to local customs!”

The 2016 Overseas Property Show will focus largely on properties from Portugal, Spain and Florida, with a handful of opportunities in countries like Italy and Cyprus thrown in for good measure.

2015’s shows were hugely successful welcoming thousands of visitors through the doors over the course of the year. For many of those visitors, it was the start of their holiday home dreams coming true. Many went on to book inspection trips and ultimately to purchase a sun-kissed second home overseas. The 2016 tour will build on the previous year’s success, adding new venues like Cheshire in order to reach out to even more would-be holiday home owners across the UK.

Portugal is one of the most sought-after destinations for those visiting the shows. The housing market there offers excellent value for money when compared with the UK. Prices have been increasing for some time and the March 2016 Portuguese Housing Market Survey from RICS/Ci confirms that overall market confidence remains solid. The survey observes that price expectations point to steady gains over the course of the coming year, with house price inflation expected to be around 2.5% nationally, 2.9% in Lisbon and 2.7% in the Algarve (the country’s most popular region with British buyers).

Ideal Homes Portugal is at the forefront of connecting UK buyers with fantastic Portuguese properties. Founder and Algarve resident Chris White observes,

“The whole Brexit debate doesn’t seem to be affecting interest in Portuguese property. There’s still strong demand for holiday homes there from those based in the UK. Whether you want a stunning golf residence, a remote mountain villa or a laid back beach apartment we’ve got the perfect place.”

If it’s advice, guidance, a second home or a celebrity-style super home that you’re after, the Overseas Property Show is the place to be! Tickets are FREE and full details can be found at www.theoverseaspropertyshow.com.

For further details visit www.theoverseaspropertyshow.com, call (0800) 133 7644 / +351 289 513 434 or email info@theoverseaspropertyshow.com.

Overseas Property Show to bring second home ownership dream one step closer for Birmingham residents

Overseas Property Show to bring second home ownership dream one step closer for Birmingham residents

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The hugely successful Overseas Property Show is set to bring the dream of second home ownership one step closer to becoming a reality this month. The free to attend show will be held at the Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May 2016.

The Overseas Property Show provides individuals with the opportunity to explore their dream of home ownership overseas, by talking to property experts from around the world at a convenient local venue.

Chris White, Founding Director of boutique real estate agency Ideal Homes Portugal, which exhibited at every show during 2015 and plans to do so again in 2016, comments,

“The Overseas Property Show is a great way to connect with people looking to purchase property overseas. Some are after a second home, others are looking for an investment property and others want to take the plunge and start a new life abroad.

“Whatever the motive, it’s always a really useful experience for them to have access to experts in overseas property ownership. We’re also on hand to answer lifestyle questions too – anything from the price of milk to local customs!

The 2016 Overseas Property Show will focus largely on properties from Portugal, Spain and Florida, with a handful of opportunities in countries like Italy and Cyprus thrown in for good measure.

2015’s shows were hugely successful. The shows welcomed thousands of visitors through the doors over the course of the year. For many of those visitors, it was the start of their holiday home dreams coming true. Many went on to book inspection trips and ultimately to purchase a sun-kissed second home overseas.

Portugal is one of the most sought-after destinations for those visiting the shows. The housing market there offers excellent value for money when compared with the UK. Prices have been gently increasing for some time and the January 2016 Portuguese Housing Market Survey from RICS/Ci observing that price expectations point to steady gains over the course of 2016, with house price inflation expected to be around 2.5% in the Algarve (the country’s most popular region with British buyers).

Ideal Homes Portugal is at the forefront of connecting UK buyers with fantastic Portuguese properties. Founder Chris White observes,

“The whole Brexit debate doesn’t seem to be affecting interest in Portuguese property. There’s still strong demand for holiday homes there from those based in the UK. Whether you want a stunning golf residence, a remote mountain villa or a laid back beach apartment we’ve got the perfect place.”

Whether it’s advice, guidance, a second home or a celebrity-style super home that you’re after, the Overseas Property Show is the place to be! Tickets are free to obtain and full details can be found at www.theoverseaspropertyshow.com.

For further details visit www.theoverseaspropertyshow.com, call (0800) 133 7644 / +351 289 513 434 or email info@theoverseaspropertyshow.com.

New Belfast date added to Overseas Property Show 2015 tour

New Belfast date added to Overseas Property Show 2015 tour

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  • Belfast date added to tour, on 20 and 21 November 2015
  • Bumper show to feature properties in Portugal, Spain, Florida and more
  • Hundreds of visitors have already flocked to other locations

Following the huge success of its 2015 UK tour to date, the Overseas Property Show has just announced the addition of a Belfast show, on 20 and 21 November. The free to attend show will be held at the King’s Hall Conference Centre, presenting local residents with the opportunity to explore their dream of home ownership overseas.

Featuring properties from Portugal, Cyprus, Spain, Italy and Florida, the Overseas Property Show will provide attendees with access to information on a huge range of homes, from studio apartments overlooking the sea to colossal villas in prime golf course locations.

The event will include seminars covering a wide range of aspects of buying overseas, including:

  • Avoiding the pitfalls of buying abroad
  • The legal process of buying abroad
  • Country comparison
  • Currency

Chris White, Founding Director of boutique real estate agency Ideal Homes Portugal, which has exhibited at every show this year, comments,

“It’s been a fantastic year to be part of the Overseas Property Show. We’ve seen individual shows attracting in excess of 800 visitors this year and we’re really excited to be able to add Belfast to the list of cities that we will visit before the year is out.

“The beauty of the Overseas Property Show is the no-pressure approach. It’s a chance for all those planning or even just vaguely imagining owning a home overseas to come along and find out more about international property ownership. There are experts on hand to speak not just about property, but also about the legal aspects of overseas ownership and what it’s like to actually live in another country.”

This expertise has been invaluable to many of those looking to find out more about owning a second home overseas, buying commercial premises abroad and/or making the move to live permanently elsewhere as an expat. Even those with no desire to leave the UK can benefit from attending, as rental properties in European hotspots can be an excellent way to generate income and enjoy capital growth over the longer-term.

So whether it’s advice, guidance, a second home or even a commercial property investment that you’re after, the Overseas Property Show is the place to be in Belfast this 20-21 November. From a four bedroom villa enjoying panoramic sea and country views in Portugal, to a detached home with shared pool on a small complex in Cyprus, to a contemporary four bedroom townhouse near to Walt Disney World in Florida, the Overseas Property Show has it all.

Tickets are free to obtain and full details can be found at www.theoverseaspropertyshow.com.

“It’s going to be a great show to bring to Belfast,” concludes Chris White. “The team is really excited about this bumper event and we are delighted to be able to assist plenty more visitors in pursuing their dream of owning property overseas.”

For further details visit www.theoverseaspropertyshow.com, call (0800) 133 7644 / +351 289 513 434 or email info@theoverseaspropertyshow.com.

Overseas Property Show’s UK tour huge success welcoming over 3,000 visitors

Overseas Property Show’s UK tour huge success welcoming over 3,000 visitors

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  • Over 3,000 visitors to first 6 locations on Overseas Property Show tour
  • Glasgow hosts most popular show so far, with 700 visitors
  • Final show to be held in Aberdeen from 31 Oct to 3 Nov

As the industry-leading Overseas Property Show nears the conclusion of its UK tour, which ends at the AECC in Aberdeen from 31 October to 3 November, celebrations of the success of this year’s events are already underway.

The first six shows brought over 3,000 visitors through the doors, with clients keen to find out about properties in Portugal, Italy, Spain and the US. Visitors included those wishing to emigrate and ready to leave the UK as soon as they found the perfect property abroad, to those looking to turn the dream of owning a second home overseas into reality.

Due to the breadth of its offering, this year’s Overseas Property Show has been able to satisfy every client’s wishes, from apartments in America to luxury villas in Portugal, such as this delightfully appointed and tastefully furnished five bedroom villa with pool overlooking the Algarve’s prestigious Quinta do Lago south course.

Chris White, Founding Director of boutique real estate agency Ideal Homes Portugal, which has impressed the show’s visitors with its huge range of Portuguese property options, comments,

“The Overseas Property Show is pleased to report the resounding success of its current run, with over 3,000 people through the doors searching for their ideal second home. With one show remaining we are on target to reach 150 property sales for the year and with the expansion of our Iberian operation, we are looking at doubling this figure in 2015!”

As the harsh winter approaches once more, Scottish clients in particular have been keen to see what options are available in sunnier climes, with the Glasgow show attracting an impressive 700 visitors over the course of its three days. The Aberdeen show this weekend is expected to be equally well attended.

With their sales forecast for November estimated at €1.9 million worth of real estate, Ideal Homes Portugal is delighted with the success of the 2014 Overseas Property Shows. For Chris White though, the joy of what he does isn’t in the big numbers, but in the difference that finding their dream home overseas makes to individual buyers. It is this that drives the company’s ethos of providing excellent customer service during every transaction, the results of which can be seen in Ideal Homes Portugal’s long list of satisfied customers including Dragon’s Den star, Duncan Bannatyne!.

As buyer Moria Hutchinson, an equally happy customer as Duncan, from Leyland in Lancashire recently commented,

“Ideal Homes were good and we would have no reservations about using them again, or recommending them to other prospective buyers.”

Those yet to discover the pleasure of second home ownership through Ideal Homes Portugal still have the chance to meet the team in person in Aberdeen this weekend. Tickets to the final Overseas Property Show are free to obtain from www.theoverseaspropertyshow.com.

For further details of properties currently available in Portugal, call Ideal Homes Portugal on 0800 133 7644 or +351 289 513 434, email enquiries@idealhomesportugal.com or visit www.idealhomesportugal.com.

Portugal named top value destination for travel and property in 2015

Portugal named top value destination for travel and property in 2015

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  • Portugal in top 10 value destinations for 2015 (Lonely Planet)
  • Portuguese property prices on their way to stabilising (PMHS)
  • Four bedroom townhouse with pool from €249,500 (Ideal Homes Portugal)

Portugal has been hailed as one of the world’s best value places to visit, according to the just released Lonely Planet top 10 value destinations for 2015. The report emphasises the fact that Portugal as a tourist destination is here to stay, remarking upon the Algarve region’s position as trumping prices at other European resort areas.

The Portugal News also recently described the Portuguese property market as “back on track with a strong and positive outlook for the future.” The confidence is representative of the shift that has taken place in the Portuguese market this year, with the RICS/Ci Portuguese Housing Market Survey (PHMS) reporting both new buyer enquiries and transactions as increasing. The report states,

“PHMS results show sales activity continues to pick up, while prices appear to be a step closer to stabilisation. On the back of this, confidence in the outlook continues to strengthen.

“Meanwhile, sales expectations are now more buoyant than at any other time in the survey’s history.”

Chris White, Founding Director of boutique real estate agency Ideal Homes Portugal, and Portuguese property market expert, summarises the current positivity gripping the Iberian country,

“Portugal’s economic journey certainly hasn’t been smooth over the past decade, but there’s definitely a feeling – within the property sector especially – that things are on the up. We’re seeing more enquiries and more sales, both from buyers within Portugal and from overseas purchasers.

“Those looking to own holiday homes tend to be savvy about their investment choice when it comes to property in Portugal. They want top floor apartments with stunning views, along with communal pools and generously appointed balconies, so that the property is an appealing prospect for renting out during the summer months.”

With confidence returning to the market, many see now as the perfect time to buy either a permanent residence or a holiday home in Portugal. Prices have begun to rise – by 1.22% in the year to Q1 2014, according to Statistics Portugal (INE) – but there are still plenty of fantastic bargains to be had.

Areas such as the Algarve, a perennially popular tourist destination, also offer the flexibility of using a second home as a rental property, with many owners making enough income during the peak summer months to cover their mortgage payments year round.

Portugal’s value for money, beaches and golf courses entice many travellers to visit time and again and those willing to look beyond the most obvious destinations can find some impressive bargains. At the luxury end of the market, villas in the eastern Algarve, such as a four bedroom/four bathroom villa with infinity pool and 25,000 sqm estate bursting with olive and carob trees, in the picturesque Santa Catarina area, can be picked up for €1,625,000.

Bargains in glaringly obvious areas are still to be had too. In the popular town of Albufeira, a beautiful four bedroom townhouse with communal pool can be picked up for just €249,500. The price includes modern touches like electric shutters and a central vacuuming system, as well as a fully fitted kitchen and outside BBQ and dining area.

Many have chosen to use the Overseas Property Show as their means of assessing what Portugal has to offer. The show has received over 2,400 visitors already, with five UK cities under its belt. The two remaining events – Newmarket on 25-27 October and Aberdeen from 31 October to 3 November – are tipped to be just as popular. Free tickets are available from www.theoverseaspropertyshow.com for those looking to turn their second home dream into a reality.

For further details of properties currently available in Portugal, call Ideal Homes Portugal on 0800 133 7644 or +351 289 513 434, email enquiries@idealhomesportugal.com or visit www.idealhomesportugal.com.

Overseas Property Show selects Aberdeen to host last show of the season

Overseas Property Show selects Aberdeen to host last show of the season

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  • Overseas Property Show hits 7 UK cities in 3 months
  • Tickets available for free at www.theoverseaspropertyshow.com
  • Final show to be hosted in Aberdeen from 31 October to 3 November

It’s been a whirlwind three months for the Overseas Property Show, which has so far brought a host of overseas property options to residents of six UK areas. Some 2,400 people attended the first five shows, with Glasgow proving to be by far the most popular. It seems fitting that the final show should head north of the border once more, to be held in Aberdeen.

The end of this month will see the Gordon B Suite of the AECC packed with those interested in owning a second home overseas. From holiday apartments to retirement villas to primary residences, the free to attend Overseas Property Show has something for everyone. It will open in Aberdeen on 31 October and run until 3 November, offering some sun-kissed relief from the increasingly harsh winter weather.

The property industry’s most dynamic show, the event will present properties from Portugal, Spain, Italy and the US. The Overseas Property Show has a reputation as the leading event for buyers looking to turn that dream of owning an overseas property into reality.

International property expert Chris White, Founding Director of boutique real estate agency Ideal Homes Portugal, will be attending the shows with his expert team, ready to answer any questions that prospective buyers may have about owning property in Portugal. He comments,

“The Overseas Property Show is the show for anyone who is interested in buying overseas. As well as an incredible range of properties, it offers access to some of the sector’s key professionals all in one location – an opportunity not to be missed for those who are serious about owning overseas.

“Earlier this year, a Rightmove Overseas report revealed that 51% of those planning to buy abroad were doing so in order to have a holiday home, around 1/3 were looking to emigrate and 13% as an investment. Expert advice on all three of these options will be on hand at the Overseas Property Show, along with the perfect property to suit every attendee’s desires.”

Tickets are free and available at www.theoverseaspropertyshow.com.

Swapping horses for houses – Suffolk residents head to Newmarket to pursue their overseas property dreams

Swapping horses for houses – Suffolk residents head to Newmarket to pursue their overseas property dreams

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  • Overseas Property Show hits 7 UK cities in 3 months
  • Tickets available for free at www.theoverseaspropertyshow.com
  • Penultimate show set to hit Newmarket Racecourse on 25-27 October

As the English autumn sets in, people across the country are thinking wistfully of sun-kissed beaches on foreign shores, where they can escape the rain and the extra edge of chill in the wind.

For those in Suffolk, the dream is about to become a reality as Newmarket Racecourse swaps horses for houses in order to host the penultimate Overseas Property Show on 25-27 October. The property industry’s most dynamic show, the event will present properties from Portugal, Spain, Italy and the US to Suffolk buyers. From holiday apartments to retirement villas to primary residences, the free to attend Overseas Property Show has something for everyone.

The Overseas Property Show has a reputation as the leading event for buyers looking to turn that dream of owning an overseas property into reality.

International property expert Chris White, Founding Director of boutique real estate agency Ideal Homes Portugal, will be attending the shows with his expert team, ready to answer any questions that prospective buyers may have about owning property in Portugal.

The Newmarket event will be followed by the final Overseas Property Show, to be held in Aberdeen from 31 October to 3 November.

Tickets are free and available at www.theoverseaspropertyshow.com.

Ideal Homes Portugal’s Chris White comments,

“The Overseas Property Show is the show for anyone who is interested in buying overseas. As well as an incredible range of properties, it offers access to some of the sector’s key professionals all in one location – an opportunity not to be missed for those who are serious about owning overseas.

“Earlier this year, a Rightmove Overseas report revealed that 51% of those planning to buy abroad were doing so in order to have a holiday home, around 1/3 were looking to emigrate and 13% as an investment. Expert advice on all three of these options will be on hand at the Overseas Property Show, along with the perfect property to suit every attendee’s desires.”