BUYING INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY

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Welcome to our Worldwide Wanderlust webinar series, using our global expertise to help you realise your dream of owning an international property. Whether you are looking for a place to call home, somewhere to retire, or an investment opportunity, our worldwide local experts can help.

You can watch back and view more information on buying in the South of France, Portugal and Germany below.

SPAIN 22nd October | MAURITIUS 19th November

BUYING PROPERTY IN SPAIN

 

On October 22nd, Daniel Harrington will be joined by Chris Hara in the next installment of the Worldwise Wanderlust series. Chris will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about buying in Spain and help you take the next step in your international property dream.

The topics that will be covered include:

  • Overviewof the Spanish market
  • How estate agency works in Spain
  • The buying prosess in Spain
  • The benefits of buying in Spain
  • Discover some second home and investment oportunities

Register for the webinar        Read our blog on buying in Spain

 

YOUR LOCAL HOST

Chris Hara, Managing Director at Fine & Country Costa Blaca North

Chris has over 33 years’ experience in Sales & Marketing at both Director & Senior Management roles and relocated to Spain from the UK in April 2004.

After studying engineering at college Chris decided on a change of course to pursue a career in Financial Services working his way up the ranks into top Senior Management then Directorship roles with some of the world’s largest insurance groups and global leaders in Pensions, Investments and Life Assurance. During a 25-year period working in this sector Chris built a solid foundation of corporate partnerships with some of the UK’s leading Home Builders and Estate Agents.

It was through Chris’ own personal experience of buying a property in Spain that he decided to open a Real Estate business in Costa Blanca North which has been established for 16 years now and is one of the most successful in the area. 

Fine & Country Costa Blanca North opened on 1st May 2019 situated on one of the best marinas in the coastal city of Denia, the mid-way point between Alicante and Valencia.

BUYING PROPERTY IN GERMANY

 

 

On September 24th, Daniel Harrington was joined by Michael Heming, CEO of Fine & Country Master Licence in Germany. They discussed buying property in Germany. 

Some of the topics covered included:

  • Overview of the German market
  • How estate agency works in Germany
  • The buying process in Germany
  • Benefits of buying in Germany
  • The different lifestyle oppotunities on offer in Germany
  • Discover a couple of scond homes and investment opportunities in Germany

Read our blog on buying in Germany

 

 

YOUR LOCAL HOST

Michael Heming, Fine & Country Germany, Austria & Switzerland

Michael Heming is the CEO of the German real estate brokerage Hemin-Immobilien, founded in 1993. His wealth of experience within the property industry is illustrated by the plethora of positions and qualifications which he holds. Residing in Germany with his wife and three daughters, Michael's ambition is reflected in his hobbies; a keen adventurer, he holds a pilot's license as well as a passion for travel and scuba diving.

Start your German property search

BUYING PROPERTY IN PORTUGAL

 

On August 27th, Nicky Stevenson, MD of Fine & Country UK, was joined by Charles Roberts, Managing Partner of Fine & Country Portugal to discuss buying property in Portugal.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Overview of the Portuguese market
  • How estate agency works in Portugal
  • The buying process in Portugal
  • Benefits of buying in Portugal
  • Golden Visa
  • Non-habitual tax residency
  • The information a Portuguese agent will ask prior to arranging a viewing
  • Discover a couple of second homes and investment opportunities in Portugal

Read our blog on buying in Portugal

 

 

YOUR LOCAL HOST

Charles Roberts, Fine & Country Portugal

Charles Roberts is a Managing Partner of Fine & Country Portugal wich is one of the leading real estate agencies catering for the luxury market in Central and Northern Portugal. Charles, whilst British, has lived in Portugal since 1985 and has always related to the sales and marketing of high end residential and touristic real estate.

Contact Charles in Fine & Country Portugal

Start your Portuguese property search


BUYING PROPERTY IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

 

 

Introducing the beauty of the South of France

On 23rd July, we took a closer look at the property market in France. Our Fine & Country Cannes office covers the height of luxury real estate from the Cote D’Azur to rambling vineyard estates in the wine country of Provence.

Our local host, Alice Watson-Smith from Fine & Country Cannes, is here to help buyers understand the property market and how to realise the dream of owning property in France.

Watch Alice's teaser video and fall in love with this beautiful region.

Start your French property search

 

Playback our webinar on how to buy property in the South of France

From property value to the practicalities of buying overseas, like viewings, mortgages and the moving process, Alice and Daniel, Head of London & International here at Fine & Country, discuss the following in our webinar:

  • Overview of the French market
  • The benefits for UK citizens of buying in France
  • Additional benefits to buying on the French Riviera
  • Potential pitfalls to avoid when buying in France
  • How to get a mortgage (if buying with a mortgage)
  • Whether there are any tax implications
  • How to organise viewings, especially virtual viewings from aboard
  • Properties available for retiring, as ideal second homes or investment opportunities with example prices and indications of return on investment

Read our blog on buying in France

 


YOUR FRENCH HOST

Alice Watson-Smith, Fine & Country Cannes

Growing up on a Tobacco farm in Zimbabwe with giraffe and eland on her doorstep, Alice Watson-Smith has an intrinsic love for nature, travel and adventure. After living in Cape Town for nine years where she embarked on her career in real estate, she moved with her husband to the French Riviera where they now run the Fine & Country licence. From dealing with the height of luxury real estate on the Cote D’Azur, to rambling vineyard estates in the wine country of Provence, Alice is an expert in the virtues and temperaments of this idyllic region.

Contact Alice in Fine & Country Cannes
 

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OUR DIGITAL FRONT DOOR IS STILL OPEN


While we are all protecting our communities and respecting social-distancing measures by closing many of our offices around the world, our digital front door is still open.

We still carry out virtual viewings and valuations.

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SELLING YOUR PROPERTY


Selling your home is one of the most important decisions you make; your home is both a financial and emotional investment. Find out how we can help »

TAKE THEIR WORD FOR IT


An overwhelming majority of those who had used Fine & Country would recommend our services to a family member or friend, according to our most recent survey taken by members of the public.

To achieve 99.48% positive feedback is a privilege and we will endeavour to maintain this result. We are dedicated to offering the best possible services to every customer, whether buyer or seller, from beginning to end.

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INDEPENDENT EXPERTISE


Every Fine & Country agent is a highly proficient and professional independent estate agent, operating to strict codes of conduct and dedicated to you. They will assist, advise and inform you through each stage of the property transaction.

GLOBAL EXPOSURE


With offices in over 300 locations worldwide we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with national marketing campaigns and local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals.

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UNIQUE MARKETING APPROACH


People buy as much into lifestyle of a property and its location as they do the bricks and mortar. We utilize sophisticated, intelligent and creative marketing that provides the type of information buyers would never normally see with other agents.

PARK LANE OFFICE


Access the lucrative London and international investor market from our prestigious Park Lane showrooms at 121 Park Lane, Mayfair. Our showrooms in London are amongst the very best placed in Europe, attracting clients from all over the world.

MULTI-AWARD WINNING


Our consistent efforts to offer innovative marketing combined with a high level of service have been recognised by the industry for an astounding fifth year in a row, winning Best International Real Estate Agency Marketing at the International Residential Property Awards.

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OVER 300 LOCATIONS WORLDWIDE

Our International Network


Connecting offices on over 300 locations worldwide, our referral system combines local knowledge and expertise with an international network to find the right buyer for you wherever they are, at the same time as finding you your ideal next move

Our International Websites

United KingdomFranceHungaryCyprusGermanySpainPortugalMauritiusHong KongNamibiaWest AfricaSouth AfricaAustraliaFloridaZimbabwe

SOCIAL MEDIA

We interact with customers on the main social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest, giving each property maximum online exposure.

 

FINE & COUNTRY SERVICES

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INTERIOR DESIGN


Access Fine & Country Interior Design to put your property ahead and make it stand out. With expert advice from some of London’s best stylists and designers we will make sure it makes a statement. Or if you’re purchasing with us, let F&C ID help make your new house feel like home by helping you find the very best specialists and designers for property refurbishment. Find out more »

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FOREIGN EXCHANGE


We have partnered with Rational FX, one of the world’s leading foreign exchange specialists to provide private and tailored currency services for all of our clients buying and selling luxury property around the world. Find out how we can help »

MEDIA CENTRE


Our internal Media Centre is a team of experienced press relations managers and copy writers dedicated to liaising with newspapers, magazines and other media outlets to gain extensive coverage for our properties in national and local media.

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FINE & COUNTRY EVENTS


We organise and attend a series of events throughout the year. If you are interested in attending or if you would like to promote your properties at any of these events, do not hesitate to contact us.View our list of events »

BUYING AGENT SERVICE


We understand that your time is precious, so save the time, money and stress of searching for a property with a buying agent. Also giving you access to off-market and discreetly marketed properties.

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THE FINE & COUNTRY FOUNDATION


The Fine & Country Foundation is dedicated to supporting and funding homeless causes in the UK and overseas. Fine & Country offices organise a range of fundraising events for you to get involved in and/ or support. Find out more about our work here. Read more »

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