November 2011

In this issue...

It's been a month since our show at the NEC Birmingham and we've just about recovered! Over the weekend we had the pleasure of welcoming over 4,000 of you and we were overjoyed to see so many of you making the most of our seminars and main stage talks, and picking the brains of our exhibitors.

It reaffirmed to us that there is still a real desire for overseas property, especially in key destinations like Spain, and that people are serious about getting the most for their money and making sure they have the advice they need.

Despite some drama on and off stage (including main stage sound problems and a broken finger!) Amanda, Jonnie and Jasmine were overjoyed to meet the public, as well as getting the chance to catch up with their first ever house hunters, and you can read more about their experiences in their column this month. There are also some pictures from the show, so see if you can spot yourself…

Elsewhere we investigate the increasingly popular process of buying a property with friends, and find out how to make sure that your friendship stays intact even if your property doesn't.

We also look at some of the hottest cities for second homes including Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Istanbul and Valetta and help some property hunters we met at the show search for their dream home in Puglia.

And as if that wasn't enough we also interview some Brits who have self built in Turkey to find out about their experiences, pitfalls and challenges, find out about Posh and Becks house hunting in Paris, and investigate whether Costa Rica really is the happiest place in the world.