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, Germany, Mauritius, Australia, London and Jersey below.

BUYING PROPERTY IN SOUTH AFRICA
 

Often described as 'a world in one country' - and living up to its reputation - South Africa has everything from beaches to deserts, forests to mountains and vibrant cities to stunning game reserves. With a plethora of cultures and a land mass of five times that of the UK to explore, you'll never run out of new experiences.

On October 13th, Stephen De Stadler, CEO of Fine & Country South Africa delved into the world of South African real estate to teach you everything you need to know about buying property in the country. The webinar covered:

• The culture and lifestyle to be expected of life in the country
• The advantages to buying property in South Africa
• An overview of the property market
• The buying process
• The tax implications of buying property there
• Any factors to watch out for when buying in South Africa
• A look at some second home and investment opportunities currently available

 

YOUR LOCAL HOST
Stephen de Stadler, CEO Fine & Country South Africa 

An accountant by profession, De Stadler’s career included involvement in corporate banking as well as nine years in the global debt capital markets. He was also the former financial director of a South African real estate agency – responsible for its financial management, forecasting and scenario simulation. Experiencing life in South Africa and Dubai reignited a passion for the residential property market, leading to him purchasing the license for Fine & Country Hermanus, Arabella and Kleinmond and his current appointment as CEO of Fine & Country South Africa. 

Read our blog on buying in South Africa

 

BUYING PROPERTY IN JERSEY

 

On 23 June, we were joined by Margaret Thompson, Manager of Fine & Country Jersey, to discuss the buying process in this beautiful Channel Island.

Margret is an expert on not only the property market in Jersey, but the lifestyle and cultural nuances of life on the island. Some of the topics that were covered include: 

  • The buying process in Jersey
  • An overview of the property market
  • The advantages to buying property in Jersey
  • The culture and lifestyle to be expected of life in the region
  • The tax implications of buying property there
  • Any factors to watch out for when buying in Jersey
  • A look at some second home and investment opportunities currently available

BUYING PROPERTY IN LONDON

 

In April we were joined by Ben Madden, Manager of Fine & Country West London, who discussed the buying process in London. Ben is an expert on not only the property market in London, but the lifestyle and cultural nuances of life in the UK. 

Some of the topics that will be covered included: 

  • The buying process in the UK 
  • An overview of the property market 
  • The advantages of buying in London 
  • The tax implications of buying property in the UK 
  • A look at some second home and investment opportunities currently available 

Read our blog on buying in London

Ben has been one of London’s leading estate agents for the past 15 years. He and his team have collected close to 40 industry awards for delivering exceptional results to their clients, through a passionate and innovative approach to property and people. Having spearheaded one of the UK's best Lettings agencies for a number of years, partnered with his vast experience of London’s premium sales market, Ben understands better than most the importance of investing at the right time, in the right location, and at the right price. Since launching the Fine & Country proposition in West London, the business has enjoyed exponential growth, which has seen his team recently awarded the title of Best Global Operator, across the Fine & Country network.

Start your London property search

BUYING PROPERTY IN AUSTRALIA

 

In March we were joined by Vivek Gohil and Amy Gohil, Managers of Fine & Country Australia, to discuss the buying process of this beautiful part of the world.

Vivek and Amy are experts is an expert on not only the property market in Australia, but the lifestyle and cultural nuances of life in the country. Some of the topics that were covered include:

  • The buying process in Australia
  • An overview of the property market
  • The advantages to buying property in Australia
  • The culture and lifestyle to be expected of life in the region
  • The tax implications of buying property there
  • Any factors to watch out for when buying in Australia 
  • A look at some second home and investment opportunities currently available

Read our blog on buying in Australia

 

 

YOUR LOCAL HOSTS
Amy Gohil, Manager of Fine & Country Australia

Honing her sales, management and strategic planning skills over a period of 10 years, Amy’s flair for leadership, razor sharp instinct for business and insistence on exceptional customer service alongside her passion for architecture, interiors, styling and keen interest in the property market has made the transition into real estate easy. She brings a wealth of qualifications and experience to her role as Director at Fine and Country and is rapidly establishing herself as the go to person for Super Prime Real Estate in Perth.

Vivek Gohil, Manager of Fine & Country Australia

Vivek's success is built on passion, discretion and his ability to build strong lasting relationships with clients whilst his meticulous attention to detail and tireless work ethic ensure deals progress seamlessly from start to finish. Vivek says ‘I want to ensure my clients are completely satisfied with every aspect of their real estate journey and that their experience is one they want to repeat with me.’

Creative, with a flair for marketing, Vivek prides himself on his highly organized, customer service oriented, can-do approach to help his clients achieve and exceed their real estate goals.

Start your Australian property search

 

 

BUYING PROPERTY IN MAURITIUS

 

On Thursday 19th November, we were joined by Benedicte Duvivier, Manager of Fine & Country Mauritius, to discuss the buying process in this beautiful part of the world.

Benedicte is an expert on not only the property market in Mauritius, but the lifestyle and cultural nuances of life in the country. Some of the topics that were covered include:

  • The buying process in Mauritius
  • An overview of the property market
  • The advantages to buying property in Mauritius
  • The culture and lifestyle to be expected of life in the region
  • The tax implications of buying property there
  • Any factors to watch out for when buying in Mauritius
  • A look at some second home and investment opportunities currently available

Read our blog on buying in mauritius

 

YOUR LOCAL HOST
Benedicte Duvivier, Manager of Fine & Country Mauritius

Bénédicte has held a Bachelor in Business Administration since July 2011. After spending several years in Reunion Island to study and gain work experience, Bénédicte joined the real estate sector in August 2013 as Residential Service Specialist entertaining a portfolio of 30 IRS residences for a property development company. She joined Fine and Country in January 2019 as Real Estate Consultant and was appointed Branch Manager in January 2020. Bénédicte is driven by her passion for excellent customer service and believes strongly in human capital.

Start your Mauritian property search

 

BUYING PROPERTY IN SPAIN

 


On October 22nd, Daniel Harrington was joined by Chris Hara, delving into the property market in Spain and answering questions about buying in Spain to help you take the next step in your international property dream.

The topics that were 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

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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NATIONAL MARKET REPORTS


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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 KongThailandNamibiaNigeriaSouth 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 »

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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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.

FINE & COUNTRY PUBLICATIONS

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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