JIS News

Jamaican home builders, Gore Developers will be showcasing their suite of newly built homes at a series of road shows across the United Kingdom, from April 5 to 9.

The sales team, headed by Phillip Gore will showcase Gore’s current projects and answer questions on how to purchase one of their homes. Representatives from Victoria Mutual Building Society, Jamaica National Building Society and JAMPRO will also share information on obtaining mortgages and answer questions on investing in Jamaica.

This is the second year that the company is undertaking the initiative, following a successful series of sales seminars in 2010, which took them to the Cayman Islands, the USA and Canada.

Speaking with JIS News, Strategic Development Co-ordinator at Gore Developers, Joanne Padgett, said that the company recognised the tremendous potential that exists in the Diaspora, largely due to the strong desire that exists among Jamaicans overseas to own a home in Jamaica.

“We know that this is a passion among our people overseas and what we have done is to simplify the process for them by offering attractive, affordable and secure housing of the highest standard. We recognise that many people do not have the time to go to Jamaica to search the real estate market, so we take the product to them. We utilise new media technology so persons are able to view very detailed images of the properties to satisfy their minds before they decide to purchase,” she said.

High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Anthony Johnson said he welcomed the tour, noting that thousands of Jamaicans will be happy for an opportunity to invest in real estate in Jamaica.                                                                                                                

“Thousands of Diaspora families have built homes in Jamaica and returned and are living very happy lives as a result of that investment. We are pleased to see that Gore has prepared another offering to the Jamaican communities in Britain. I am certain that it will be well received because Jamaicans in the UK are always interested in owning homes in Jamaica,” he said.

The company has a good track record, having been involved in housing development in Jamaica for 27 years.

The properties on offer are two bedroom homes with large lots for expansion in the secure gated communities at New Harbour Village II, in St. Catherine, a half an hour drive from Kingston, and Florence Hall Village, a half an hour drive from Montego Bay.

Road shows will be held in London, on Tuesday, April 5, at the Tottenham Green Leisure Centre and on Wednesday, April 6, at Fairfield Halls in Croydon. On Friday, April 8, they move on to Birmingham, at the Banqueting Suite at Birmingham City Council and on to Manchester on Saturday, April 9, at Lancashire County Cricket Club.

 

By ANDREW CLUNIS