Outdoor living in Spain

Spain is famous for it’s weather and this is the reason why people purchasing a property in Spain often look for homes with outside space, like balconies or terraces, to make the most of the Spanish weather.

Savills International and HomeAway.co.uk recently conducted a survey which revealed that air conditioning and access to a swimming pool – either private or shared – are also features that buyers look for when purchasing an overseas property.

Top of the list of requirements for UK buyers was the property’s location in relation to amenities like restaurants and shops while being in easy reach of the airport was also popular.

The reports author Rebecca Gill commented: “Strong underlying “lifestyle demand” for a property helps support an investment case. It is these fundamentals that drive longer term capital appreciation and attract rental income.”

Spanish Hot Properties recently noted that people looking for an investment or second home will consider different factors to those planning to retire in the country.

The suggestion is that those in the latter demographic are more likely to want to be within easy reach of good healthcare facilities, for example.


A Place In The Sun – Europe’s Largest Overseas Property Show

A Place In The Sun Live

Europe’s largest overseas property show opens NEXT week.

At the NEC arena in Birmingham from 30th September to 2nd October 2011.

At A Place in the Sun Live you will be able to look at hundreds of overseas properties from agents based in Spain, France, Bulgaria, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Portugal… plus many more!

There will be a busy schedule of seminar sessions, all free-to-attend, in dedicated theatres where you will receive advice on buying property in France, Florida and Portugal.

Tickets to A Place in the Sun Live are on sale now. Book in advance and get two tickets for £15.

An anticipated audience of between 4,000 and 5,000 consumers who have either paid to attend or been invited because they have searched for international property on leading property websites.

View the current exhibitor list here.

Exhibitor stands available from £1,200. 

To find out about exhibiting at A Place in the Sun Live call +44 (0) 20 3207 2920 or email sales@aplaceinthesun.com

The Property Investor Show & OPP Live 2011

Following its acclaimed launch in 2009 – and highly successful follow up in 2010 – the major event of the 2011 Autumn season will be the third presentation of Europe’s premier ‘investor’ and ‘trade professional’ shows – combined together in one event.

Dates:  13 – 15 October 2011
Location:  ExCeL London

Its international focus – and conference programme – attracts visitors from across the world.

New for 2011: We are delighted to confirm that Fractional Life Expo – Europe’s leading live event for the fractional sector – will form part of the expo 

Plus: The event will include a 150+ lot property auction (Friday 14th October)

Click Here for full details and booking information.