A Place in the Sun: Aude

A new series of the property show. Judy and Barry Burdette from Dorset are determined. They know what they want and they know where to look for it. Will this energetic charity-loving couple find a place to call home as well? Presented by Victoria Hollingsworth.

Tuesday 2 January 2007 on C4.

About the author

  • lynne forwell


    My husband and I are originally from Scotland although moved to Florida from Suffolk, England. Having both decided to “get out of the rat race” we resigned from our demanding careers (I a Stockbroker and my husband a Finance Director for a high Tec company) and sold our property in the UK before moving permanently to Englewood on the South West Gulf Coast of Florida. We had lived in Boca Raton, Florida twenty years earlier and had always returned to Florida from time to time, including buying a second home there.

    In order to continue our interest in property we purchased a Real Estate Company called McCall GMAC Real Estate and proceeded to study hard to obtain our Real Estate licenses. In one year we have both qualified as Real Estate Associates and my husband as a Real Estate Broker.

    This area of Florida is very special as it is relatively unknown and, with today’s exchange rates, very attractive to any British people looking to invest in a holiday home. Property prices have come back from the dizzy heights of 2005 and locally you can purchase a single family home – 3 bedrooms/2bathrooms/2 car garage with pool for around $300,000. These homes can have a golf view/lake or canal view and are only ten to fifteen minutes from the gulf beaches.

    I could go on with regard the attraction of the area but I hope that the little information I have supplied will give you food for thought. I seriously feel that a programme highlighting the “real” Florida would be of great interest as many people from the UK can only think of Disney when Florida is mentioned.

    I hope this sparks some interest and look forward to hearing from you

    Kind regards

    Lynne F. Forwell, Realtor

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