As winter finally recedes this week, it seems the spring buying season is picking up across Europe – proved by thousands attending the Utrecht and Manchester property exhibitions.
The second weekend of March saw us take a trip north to attend the Second Home Expo in Utrecht in the Netherlands last week which welcomed over 7,000 visitors this year. Buyers from the Benelux countries are keen investors across many parts of France and are helping fuel the upswing in the market there. Hot on the heels of the ‘Mini Beast from the East’ we headed to A Place in the Sun Live at Manchester, where many hardy Northerners braved the sub-zero snow flurries to attend the show where we were running seminars on buying and living in France. Just under 7,000 people attended this show too – no doubt many really and truly dreaming of a place in warmer climes!