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2004 Acron exhibitions in the UK:
LONDON: 24th -26th Sept., Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Stand E22
MANCHESTER: 1st - 3rd Oct, GMEX, Stand 100
SANDOWN: 8th -10th Oct, Sandown Racecourse, Esher, Surrey, Stand 78
For full details of the 2004 Acron exhibitions in the UK click here

2003 Acron exhibitions in the UK:
1. London, Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, 26th to 28th September 2003. Stand B - 68
2. Sandown Park Race Course, Surrey, 10th to 12th October 2003. Stand 88
3. G-Mex Centre, Windsor Hall, Manchester, 17th to 19th October 2003. Stand 84

They have already exhibited at the Homes Overseas exhibition, NEC Birmingham, September 5 to 7. See below. for some of the Press coverage.

(c) 2003 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd, 22 August 2003
Investors are switching from shares to sunshine.

Some of the properties that will feature at the exhibition include the Villa Nina development in Goa, India, where a selection of one and two bedroom apartments with landscaped gardens, swimming pool and gymnasium will set you back upwards of £15,000.

Further details can be found at: Homes Overseas exhibition, NEC, Friday September 5 to Sunday September 7. Adults £4, children under-16 go free.

By ZOE CHAMBERLAIN Lifestyle Editor.
(c) 2003 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd ,7 September 2003
Place in the sun.

Ever wished you could buy a holiday home in the sunshine? Lifestyle Editor ZOE CHAMBERLAIN meets two Midland couples who went in search of a place in the sun.

RETURNING from a break in the sunshine can often leave you with thoughts of buying your own holiday home abroad.

It could have something to do with the bleak greyness of late British summer, the shops being full of winter clothes and the desperate desire to resist switching on the central heating for just one more day.

But not everyone is so fanciful - the number of people biting the bullet and buying a dream holiday home abroad is rocketing.

TAKE Colin and Susan Hattersley from Leicester. The couple, both 48, shocked their children after returning from two weeks in Goa with the news they'd bought a brand new holiday apartment for £14,500.

'We had no intention of buying anything when we went out there,' says lorry driver Colin. 'It hadn't even crossed our minds.

'I paid for a trip to Goa as a Christmas present for Susan last year. We stayed with my sister, who'd bought a holiday home out there five years earlier.

'During our second week, she was looking at buying another threebedroomed villa so we went along.

'We saw a one-bedroom apartment and immediately fell in love with it. We signed the deal there and then.'

Their new apartment includes a communal swimming pool, gymnasium and landscaped garden plus 24-hour, year-round security.

It is just five minutes drive from a gorgeous beach, 10 minutes walk from the centre of Goa and less than two hours from the main airport.

'We had invested in the stock market but our shares were losing value,' says Colin. 'So we decided to use the money to buy a holiday home we could enjoy.

'I was apprehensive to begin with and when we came home our kids - Martin, 26, and Rachel, 24 - were a little shocked.

'But now we've done it, I'm really pleased we did. In fact, we've already expanded. We discovered the apartment next door was vacant so we remortgaged our house and snapped that up, too.

'We now want to knock down a dividing wall and turn it into one luxury apartment with two bedrooms and a 25-foot lounge.

'The cost of living in Goa is so cheap it's almost embarrassing. We can furnish the whole apartment for less than £3,000, including all the appliances. And general maintenance costs just £3 a week.

A s far as the paperwork for the deal, we had absolutely no problems. The people were great and I felt very comfortable dealing with them.

They were very trustworthy.

'We don't see the home as a business venture. We plan to use it ourselves and perhaps let it to a few friends now and then.

'But we may look at buying a third apartment with our son to rent to holidaymakers because we believe there's a market for it.

'You can stay in hotels in Goa for under £30 a night but many of them aren't the kind of places I'd like to visit.

'I think most people would prefer to stay in a nice holiday home with its own pool that's a little off the beaten track and which is quiet and peaceful. 'When you do the maths, you realise you wouldn't have to rent an apartment out for too many weeks before it's paid for itself.

'We've already booked a month off work ourselves and we're due to fly out to Goa on Boxing Day. You can really get good flight deals if you shop around.

'My sister is eventually hoping to retire to her holiday home. Unfortunately that's something I can only dream of because I had a kidney operation in 1997 and I need hospital treatment every three months.

'But buying our holiday home is one of the best things we've ever done. I'd say it's a dream come true - except that we'd never even thought of it before.'.

Independent on Sunday (London), 11 Jan 2004
By Ginetta Vedrickas
Headline: Living Review Homes: Property - Hot Houses; Flying South For The Winter Isn't Only For The Birds If You Splash.

Extract :
Choose from a selection of low-rise, spacious and well-designed apartments and villas set within lush, tropical gardens which all have access to a swimming pool and gym. All development are set around Goa's beautiful northern beach areas of Anjuna, Arpora, Baga and Candolim-Sinquerim. All resorts have shops, bars, restaurants, banks and medical facilities within walking distance and the airport at Dabolim is just 28 miles away.
Ups With living expenses as low as £500 per month, you can afford to stay and stay.
Downs Should you sell, Goan laws forbid you to take the proceeds out of the country.
Price £7,800 to £28,200, Acron, 020 8405 8455,

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