Dazzling opportunities to snap up discounted homes in Portugal, Italy and Florida are coming to the UK, with the launch of the Ideal Homes Property Show, taking place this weekend, 25th-28th January, at The National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull.

Article written by Ideal Homes Portugal

Visitors to the free-to-enter show will be able to browse villas, apartments and townhouses for sale at heavily reduced prices, as well as receive one-to-one specialist advice on every aspect of buying an overseas property, including mortgages, law and currency transfers.

“Like in 2012, market conditions in 2013 in Portugal, Italy and Florida, combined with the strength of Sterling, remain highly favourable to British buyers, although the market has started to turn in Florida,” said Chris White, Managing Director of The Ideal Homes Property Show and Algarve property agency Ideal Homes Portugal.

He added: “Our new show is small but intimate, designed to make it easy for people to tap into the great value homes available today, so that 2013 becomes the year they realise their dream of buying or moving abroad. Visitors can draw inspiration from recent clients of ours, the Miller family, who bought a beautiful villa in the Algarve last summer and have plans to relocate there for good this year – we have plenty of similar deals to the Millers’ one, as well as many others, still available!”

Shauna and Gary Miller, who currently live in Stevenage with their children, 5-year-old son Ryan and 2-year-old Jenny, found their future home on the Algarve last June, during a three-day inspection trip hosted by Ideal Homes Portugal. Their four-bedroom villa, in the pretty village of Pera near Albufeira, was on the market for €550,000 but the vendor accepted their offer of €412,000.

“We arrived on the Friday with the intention of buying a two-bedroom apartment, which we’d planned to use as a stopgap home while we searched for a larger villa,” said Shauna, a teacher. “Having seen about seven apartments, we asked Ideal Homes to show us a villa – they did, and we fell in love with it and returned to the UK on the Sunday having put a deposit down on it!”

The Millers’ property is in a cosy cul-de-sac within walking distance of Pera’s amenities, has 180-degree sea views from the back and features a private swimming pool.

“What has stood out for us is how helpful Ideal Homes have been with things beyond just ensuring our property purchase went smoothly. They’ve advised us on local tradespeople, schools for our son and, in fact, Chris White even showed us where his son goes to nursery, to give us one option for our Jenny.”

The Ideal Homes Portugal and wider Ideal Homes team will be on hand at The Ideal Homes Property Show at the end of January to assist British people wanting to purchase property in, or relocate to, Portugal, Italy or Florida. Visitors will also be able to sign up for one of Ideal Homes’s inspection trips, which for many people, including the Millers, are the ideal way to find an overseas home.

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