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Wadswick Green’s Honor Barratt speaks to us about retirement property

Retirement is one of the major events in anyone’s life – a chance to re-evaluate one’s lifestyle entirely to maximise the enjoyment of the extra time you have at your disposal. For many people, it’s a time to consider whether their current home is exactly what they need and want. There can be few more beautiful areas to retire to than rural Wiltshire, which is where the Wadswick Green development for over-60s is taking shape.

Here, James Dearsley speaks to Honor Barratt of Wadswick Green ahead of The WhatHouse? Show in Brighton on 27/28 September. She talks about the aspirations of the baby-boomer generation which is starting to come to retirement and the options open to this group of people. She also describes the company’s design ethos and the lifestyle which the age-exclusive development of contemporary properties will offer its residents.

Wadswick Green will be exhibiting at The WhatHouse? Show, giving visitors the chance to talk to Honor and her team first-hand about the range of properties currently available at the Wiltshire development. You can get full details of the properties on the stand at the Hilton Brighton Metropole event as well as the benefit of the expert advice and insight from the Wadswick Green representatives.

Click on the link below to view the interview in full and register your interest in attending the show here.

Joanna Leggett on buying a property in France

A hop across the Channel to a second home in France has become even more convenient in recent years, with the introduction of numerous low-cost flights to airports all over our near-neighbour and the frequent services through the Channel Tunnel by rail.

Whether it’s a farmhouse in the verdant north, a villa on the sun-baked Mediterranean or an apartment close to the pistes in the mountains, a property in France is an aspirational purchase for many people in the UK.

Here, James Dearsley speaks to Joanna Leggett of Leggett Immobilier, the renowned estate agency, ahead of The WhatHouse? Show in Brighton on 27/28 September. She speaks about the property market in France, some of the most popular areas for British homebuyers and the types of property that are currently available – some 13,000 of them on Leggett Immobilier’s books right now!

Leggett Immobilier will be attending The WhatHouse? Show, giving visitors the chance to talk to Joanna and her team first-hand about the range of properties currently available across France. You can get full details of the properties on the stand at the Hilton Brighton Metropole as well as the benefit of the expert advice and insight from the Leggett Immobilier representatives.

Click on the link below to view the interview in full and register your interest in attending the show here.

Julie Frith of agent Mishon Mackay on the Sussex property market

The city of Brighton & Hove sits neatly between the lovely counties of East Sussex and West Sussex. It’s a thriving part of the UK property market and one which offers a wealth of choice of locations and property types to local buyers and those from London looking to move out of the city but still have easy access to it.

Here, editorial director of WhatHouse?, Rupert Bates, talks to Julie Frith, a partner at Brighton agents Mishon Mackay, ahead of The WhatHouse? Show in Brighton on 27/28 September. She tells us about how the local property market is right now and about the appeal of this part of the world to people who want more space and better value for money from their property than they are currently getting in the capital.

Mishon Mackay will be attending The WhatHouse? Show, giving visitors the chance to talk to Julie and her team first-hand about the range of properties currently available in and around Brighton. You can get full details of the properties on the stand at the Hilton Brighton Metropole as well as the benefit of the expert advice and insight from the Mishon Mackay representatives.

Click on the link below to view the interview in full and register your interest in attending the show here.

Peter Krelle of spicerhaart on buying new-build homes for investment

There has been a resurgence of interest in buy-to-let in the last couple of years, with many people disillusioned with the returns they are getting on their savings and the prospect of poorly performing pensions ahead.

Of course, there are thousands of properties on the market at any one time, so how do you know which one is going to be the best option as an investment, or even narrow down the choice?

Here, editorial director of WhatHouse?, Rupert Bates, talks to Peter Krelle of spicerhaart Land & New Homes ahead of The WhatHouse? Show in Brighton on 27/28 September. Peter talks briefly about the appeal of buy-to-let and why a brand new home would make the ideal choice for anyone looking for a property investment.

Spicerhaart will be attending The WhatHouse? Show, giving visitors the chance to talk to Peter and his team first-hand about the range of new-build properties currently available. You can get full details of the properties on the stand at the Hilton Brighton Metropole as well as the benefit of the expert advice and insight from the spicerhaart representatives.

Click on the link below to view the interview in full and register your interest in attending the show here.

Interview with Churchill’s Suzanne Revell on retirement and downsizing

More and more senior homeowners are switching on to the concept of downsizing later in life, giving up their large, high-maintenance properties and moving into somewhere smaller and brand new, that needs no upkeep.

Churchill Retirement Living is one of the leading specialist developers providing purpose-built properties for private ownership on retirement developments in desirable locations all over the UK. Typically these are spacious one- and two-bedroom flats within a site that also offers communal facilities and gardens, an on-site manager and a 24-hour emergency care helpline.

Suzanne Revell is Churchill’s marketing director and here she speaks to WhatHouse? editorial director Rupert Bates about the company’s products and issues surrounding the decision to downsize and move to a retirement development.

Churchill Retirement Living will be present at The WhatHouse? Show, a brand new consumer property show coming to the Hilton Brighton Metropole on 27/28 September 2014. The event is an opportunity for house-hunters to meet developers and agents face-to-face and to see the latest properties for sale in and around Brighton and Hove.

Click on the link below to watch this exclusive interview in full. You can register for advance tickets for The WhatHouse? Show here.

Interview with Chris White of Ideal Homes Portugal

Interest in buying an overseas home is at its highest point for many years, as thousands of people realise that the dream of owning a property abroad is one that they can affordably make happen.

Portugal is a long-established holiday home destination for British buyers, with a huge choice of flights to the Algarve and other parts of the country available year-round from all over the UK. The country’s main attractions for those looking for a home of their own in Portugal include the abundant sunshine, glorious beaches and fantastic food, not to mention some of Europe’s most prestigious golf courses.

Here, editorial director of WhatHouse?, Rupert Bates, talks to Chris White of Ideal Homes Portugal ahead of The WhatHouse? Show in Brighton on 27/28 September. Chris talks briefly about the appeal of the country, the buying process and current property market.

Ideal Homes Portugal will be attending The WhatHouse? Show, giving visitors the chance to talk to Chris and his team first-hand about the range of properties currently available and details of the buying process. The company will also give visitors a unique opportunity to use iPad technology to view homes in Portugal in real time from the stand at the Hilton Brighton Metropole.

Click on the link below to view the interview in full and register your interest in attending the show here.

Rupert Bates previews The WhatHouse? Show

There’s little more than two weeks to go to the inaugural WhatHouse? Show, taking place over the weekend of 27 and 28 September 2014 at the Hilton Brighton Metropole. It’s a chance for house-hunters in and around Brighton and Hove and across the south of England to speak to agents and developers face-to-face about properties for sale right now.

Here Rupert Bates, editorial director of the organisers Globespan Media talks to digital marketing expert James Dearsley about what this exciting consumer show has to offer people looking to buy or invest in property and why if you’re on the hunt for a home, you should make a date to visit the weekend show.

Bates also talks about the newly launched weekly WhatHouse? Local newspapers. These property publications are delivered to through the door of tens of thousands of homes in three areas – Brighton & Hove, Sutton Coldfield and Solihull and Wolverhampton and Walsall. Each edition is targeted at property buyers and investors in those areas.

Find out more about The WhatHouse? Show here and click on the video link below to here what Rupert Bates has to say.