Ready for a life in the sun but uncertain where to start? We recommend your first step be one of getting informed by qualified professionals. Having access to reputable local knowledge can sometimes be challenging and costly, and lack or incorrect information risky. The Overseas Property Show concentrates on bridging this gap. The show follows on the success of international events and focuses on informing interested buyers and investors on the realistic aspects of purchasing and owning abroad. It provides buyers an opportunity to obtain valuable and bespoke advice from qualified professionals, many of whom have made the same decision of buying and relocating abroad. Visitors can expect one to one consulting and advice on important questions such as the buying process, legalities, taxes, capital gains, inheritance and the many more questions that arise when purchasing property abroad. The show also provides details specific to the chosen country, the freedom to make comparisons and the ability to get a realistic picture of where they are buying. Most importantly to understand and have transparency of the various processes, and feel confident in their decision today, and in the future. This year, the show will include properties from Portugal, Spain, Cape Verde and Bulgaria, all three areas currently being hotspots for those buying overseas - for second homes, retirement and investment properties. We can introduce you to architects, builders on the day, who can talk you through the benefits of designing and building your own property, and the financial savings of doing so. As always, the Ideal Homes team is on hand, offering completely free consultations for both planning the journey ahead, and financing advice for dealing with the banks in other countries. Lifestyle will also be a key element of show, with everything from moving to learning the language through to opportunities to generate rental income. The shows authentic approach has proven
Nestled in the westerly corner of Europe with hundreds of golden beaches that overlook the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is one of the easiest to reach of our featured locations from the UK. Offering a warm climate, friendly locals and natural charm it remains a firm favourite with property buyers across the world. Portugal to live is often a long-held dream come true for the expats who live here – a life that is full of outdoor activities, fine foods and traditional values. The southern coast is home to the Algarve, popular with families and retirees looking to relocate to Portugal. Lisbon is a favourite among savvy investors looking to make an income through rentals where as Porto is considered the most traditional out of the three, attracting many new homeowners with its Portuguese appeal and charm.
Spain continues to draw British buyers seeking a new life or a bolt hole in the sun like nowhere else. The appetite for a home in Spain remains high – especially for permanent relocation for people looking for sun, sandy beaches, short flights and sangria. If you’re personally wondering about ways you can change your life for the better, perhaps you’re contemplating a retirement overseas. In Spain you can find a better way of life, an improved climate or a place where your savings will take you far further in life and offer you a higher standard of living if you move abroad.
A beautiful group of islands located on the west coast of Africa, south of the Canary islands. This archipelago comprises of 9 islands in total. Sal and Boa Vista are the main islands, and each unique and special in its own way. The Island of Sal, who’s name derives from the Portuguese word for salt and due to its salt mining history, is also known as the sunny island and fast becoming a major tourism destination. The island consists of two main cities: the capitol Espargos in the northern inland, and Santa Maria on the southern coast. A majorly popular destination for divers is Olho Azul "Blue Eye" located on the west coast. A little further south is the island of Boa Vista, meaning "Good View" in the local language of Criolo and in Portuguese. Boa Vista is also becoming a popular tourist destination due to its unspoiled landscape, and is competing with Sal to be the top holiday destination in Cape Verde. Golden beaches, such as the Santa Monica Beach on the southwestern coast are a sight to see. The islands of Cape Verde are also rich with some of the rarest species in the world; Humpback Whales, Loggerhead Turtles and a wide range of fantastic sea life all living in the crystal clear waters of the Cape Verdean islands. Cape Verde is expected to boom in next few years as a tourist destination with records spiking 115% since year 2000, and new developments are under construction make these beautiful islands a great location for a holiday home and for rental investment.
An ancient land found in the Eastern Mediterranean - Cyprus. A beautiful country well known for its archaeological sites, beautiful beaches and over 340 days of sunshine a year. Enjoying a prime location, Cyprus boasts not only deserted beaches but mountain peaks also, blending an untamed beauty with a sophisticated city life. Being the third largest island in the Mediterranean means Cyprus is able to bask in a prime location, benefiting from a vast network of both scheduled and low-cost airlines, connecting to major locations such as Europe, Africa and Asia. Many wealthy corporate individuals and companies have been known to choose Cyprus due to its ideal climate, excellent tax and financial benefits along with their relaxed lifestyle and more.
A South East Asian country known for its glittering temples, tropical beaches and friendly locals, Thailand has over 700 islands in total with Phuket being the largest. An extremely popular holiday destination due to the wide range of high-end resorts, spas, restaurants, opulent royal palaces, Buddhist temples, several World Heritage sites, vibrant nightlife and so much more, Thailand is a fantastic investment location for those looking to make an investment for holiday rentals. Considered a popular place among individuals looking for clear water diving and scuba diving in some of the best waters in the world. Phuket is known for being home to the most popular beaches in Thailand itself, with over 30 to choose from some such as Paradisa Beach, Freedom Beach and Bangato Beach all offer white sands and turquoise waters, creating a variety of magical destinations to explore.
Home to beautiful cities such as Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa and Orlando, Florida is the third most populous state in the US. Known as the Sunshine State, Florida enjoys high temperatures, stunning beaches and a lifestyle that draws over 100 million tourists from all around the world each year. It is also home to major amusement parks like Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld, which all contribute to it being a fantastic location for those looking to make a real estate investment to use as a new permanent residence, holiday home or as a way of generating an additional income through holiday rentals.
An enchanting country with a rich tapestry of history and culture along with a beautiful, seasonal climate. Temperatures can reach 40ºc in the summer whilst during the winter, the landscape has enabled Bulgaria to emerge as the foremost ski destination in the whole of Southeastern Europe. In the Pirin region, the air is clean and fresh, the scenery is stunning, the food is delicious and there are a wealth of activities to enjoy throughout the year. The beaches of Kavala, Greece are a mere two hours away, and Greece’s Halkidiki, often ranked in lists as the most beautiful beaches in the world, are just an hour further on. There is a burgeoning, English-speaking expat community, especially retirees, taking advantage of Europe’s lowest cost of living and second lowest taxes. The country is politically stable, a member of the EU (they are current holders of the rotating presidency) and experiencing solid economic growth (3.6%) and therefore experiencing an acceleration in house price inflation, with a 15% rise recorded in the Government’s own statistics between 2015 and 2017.