Free Advice For Overseas House Hunters

The Luxury Property Show has announced details of its free seminars for overseas house hunters on the 3rd and 4th November, at the Hurlingham Club in London. The show promises to be packed with practical advice from industry experts including tips on starting your house hunt online and buying in Florida, Portugal and Spain.

The show itinerary is as follows:

Tuesday 3rd November
2pm to 3pm – Investing in Spain
A practical overview on what Spain has to offer home buyers, popular places to buy, market conditions, currency exchange and legal issues to consider.
Speakers include: Teresa O’Rourke from Spanish Homes Link, Steve Tiley from Smart Currency Group and Lawyer Stefano Lucatello from Kobalt Law.

Wednesday 4th November
12pm- 12.30pm – The Algarve Property Market: Overview, Market Trends and Opportunities
A look at the property market in Portugal from east to west, trends, different types of properties from  €100k to €10 million, authenticity v modernity, stand alone v resort living, hot opportunities and caveat emptor.
Speaker:  Andrew Coutts, ILM Real Estate Group
Andrew Coutts has lived and worked in Portugal since 1990, and has “hands-on” experience of all the value chain stages of hotel and resort assets. ILM provides consultancy services to hospitality real estate owners, investors, developers amongst others.

2pm -2.45pm The Digital House Hunt
With more people starting their search for property online these days this seminar will give tips with apps, shortcuts and software to make the search for a perfect home a little easier. The seminar will outline the tools that should be on every house-hunters smartphone.
Speaker: Ruth Cooper, Social Media Manager, Abode2 Luxury Property Magazine
Seasoned Digital and Social Media expert – Ruth has over a decade’s experience working in the online arena across property and consumer sectors, campaign planning and identifying best practices and trends both in the UK and overseas.

2.45 – 3.45 – Investing in Florida, the ‘Sunshine State’.
Tips from Florida experts on what each region of Florida offers, a guide on prices and market conditions as well as advice on saving money on currency transactions.
Speakers include James Mannings from Top Villas Realty Orlando, Steve Tiley from Smart Currency Group, and Tim Elmes/Stefano Fontana from The Time Elmes Group, Fort Lauderdale.

The Luxury Property Show was established in 2007 and is now in its ninth year and attracts some of the world’s leading property companies. Sponsors this year include Rightmove Overseas, Emaar, Smart Currency Exchange, Damac, Abode 2 and Mansion Global.

Event Details

Tuesday, 3rd November  11am to 8pm
Wednesday, 4th November 11am to 5pm

The Hurlingham Club
Ranelagh Gardens

Nearest tube: Putney Bridge and Parsons Green, District Line

Event Twitter hashtag: #LuxPS2015

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