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Jan 30 2015

30th January 2014 - Rolfe East Property Column


How Do You Turn From Blue To Pink?

As we approach the end of January, and the post Christmas blues have been shaken off, the mind wanders to warmer days and summer holiday plans – and now is a prime opportunity to firm these up and put yourself in the pink by investing in a property abroad.

As you may be aware, we successfully launched Rolfe East International in May last year - led by Chris Baker who has a whole wealth of experience in the overseas international property market - and began with inspection trips to Calabria, Italy for potential investors. Since then we have added Spain and Portugal to our array of options.

Now really is a prime time to consider this idea; the pound is strong, the euro is weak, and you can get a great deal more for your money. Italy is our specialist area and is currently in deep recession and it is clearly a buyers market. Great deals can be achieved for your chosen property, as prices are appreciably and there are lots of sellers, who are taking much lower offers than have done in the past. Just for example; a 2 bed, 2 bathroom, town house (on the Bivona Marina Beach development?), just 5 steps from your front door to the gorgeous golden sandy beach can be bought for under 200,000 euros – where it had previously been on sale for 250,000 euros.

It’s an excellent chance to take advantage of the rising prices here by releasing equity and, along with low mortgage rates, it is a key opening to invest in a holiday home, buy-to-let, or permanent residence overseas.

So that you know exactly what you are letting yourself in for, Rolfe East arrange Inspection trips to Italy, Spain and Portugal, where you can see and compare your shortlisted properties, explore the local area, the amenities and cultural delights to help you decide if you want to go ahead with the purchase.

If you’re interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity, and whatever your particular circumstances, then please just contact Chris Baker on 020 8566 0288.

It’s time to change colour!

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