2015 has seen the inclusion of a Manchester show, marking the shifting perception that property opportunities are only found in the south. Manchester, and the whole of the North West region, have been proven to offer the best yields for investors plus some of the most high quality, reasonably-priced, impressive developments in the country. Last year, A Place in the Sun Live saw lower footfall at the London exhibition than the Birmingham show, proving the popularity of regions, as well as the fading appeal of the capital.
The A Place in the Sun Live exhibitions have seen over a decade of success, and Knight Knox has been in attendance every year. Marketed as the “biggest overseas property show in Europe”, A Place in the Sun Live attracts over 6,000 visitors per show, a figure that is rocketing every year. October 2014 at saw a massive 30% increase in attendance from the previous year, and it is clear why these exhibitions are so popular with both buyers and sellers alike:
• Visitors are given the chance to view a range of properties either home or abroad, from affordable to expensive, to live in or to rent. Manchester Central exhibition centre will be home to such a range of exciting properties that no matter the expectations or budget, there will be something to pique everyone’s interest.
• For the 150 exhibitors, this is their chance to show the quality of their developments to the general public. Plus, the face-to-face interactions which these shows offer are often seen as invaluable opportunities. Knight Knox International has attended numerous shows around the world to meet potential clients and boost the company’s international reputation.
Organisers expect this show to be more popular than ever before, mostly thanks to the strength of the pound versus many other weaker currencies. Shrewd British buyers are recognising now is the time to look abroad. Online property portal Rightmove Overseas saw a 72% increase in hits from January to February. Plus, Global estate agents Savills reported increased inquiries from British citizens looking to buy abroad- in comparison to March 2014 there have been three times the amount.
One of 2015’s most popular hotspots for property investors is Berlin. Germany narrowly avoided recession at the end of last year, and that coupled with a sluggish Eurozone economy, means German house prices are massively affordable in comparison to ones at home. Florida is the other ever-popular choice for British buyers. Whether investing into the steadily improving American property market, or just finding the perfect place to retire to, the sunshine state offers countless opportunities.
“This year Knight Knox will be showcasing Adelphi Wharf”
If A Place in the Sun Live visitors prefer to invest their money closer to home, there are always a number of British developments showcased at the exhibition. This year Knight Knox will be showcasing Adelphi Wharf, just over a mile from Manchester’s convention centre, yet boasting idyllic waterside and rural views, and X1 Media City, an iconic development in the heart of Salford Quays.
The A Place in the Sun exhibitions always promise exciting atmospheres thanks to their high attendance from visitors and exhibitors and being so professionally organised. The 13th-15th of March will be Manchester’s first opportunity to host such a high profile event, although Knight Knox International is confident it will attract numbers equal or exceeding the Birmingham and London exhibitions. Click here for your free tickets to the show!