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WHY FLORIDA - WHY NOW?

For those investors paying attention to the international media, you are without question aware of the stabilisation and resurgence of the US property market.

Condo apartment prices in South Florida have recently hit 5-year highs and over the course of the last few months alone we have seen sales volumes rise by 30%, along with median sales prices increasing an incredible 23%*.

If you have followed our organisation over the last four years, you will know that our primary focus has always been (and continues to be) on providing distressed rental apartments at significantly discounted levels.

Using our experience and knowledge of the Florida market, our sourcing and acquisitions team cherry pick only those opportunities that offer strong annual rental returns, whilst still being found in desirable, well located areas. We then leverage our buying power to negotiate the best possible prices for our clients as part of a hassle free, packaged investment program. Everything from product sourcing, rental management, bank accounts, title transfer and due diligence all contribute to delivering the best investment products for our clients.

With opportunities across Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Fort Myers, our current portfolio follows this philosophy and continues to outperform in the marketplace. All of our communities are gated and typically offer upmarket facilities such as pools, tennis courts and fitness centres onsite.

With the US property market already heating up, we believe the window of opportunity to be very short, with now being the time to invest in this ever popular, global tourist destination. *Details correct as of February 2013.

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I bought two properties in the USA through Knight Knox. Both properties closed without a hitch and are giving a great yield!

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WHERE DO WE SELL? Orlando - With a multitude of world-famous attractions including Sea World, Walt Disney WorldŽ Resort and Universal Studios right on the doorstep, its small wonder that Orlando is one of the most popular destinations in Florida. Tampa - Situated on Florida’s beautiful West Coast, the City of Tampa is a thriving business hub. As the region expands, property prices are expected to rise; ensuring investors are excited about buying into this vibrant community. Sarasota - A small community town with a big city attitude, Sarasota is a cultural haven with museums, art galleries and antique shops, all clamouring for attention against the high-end retail outlets and salons that are now increasingly in demand. Miami - Playground to the rich and famous, Miami is an international hotspot for investors wanting high-end luxury residences in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the U.S. Naples - Nestled along the Gulf of Mexico, Naples is home to breathtaking sunsets, championship golf courses, high-end retail outlets and pure white sand beaches, all of which combine to ensure residents are at the forefront of luxury living. Fort Myers - The third fastest-growing market in Florida with some of the most sumptuous condos and apartments in the world, buyers will be hard-pressed to find a more lucrative area in which to invest in their future.

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INVESTMENT EXAMPLE

VILLAS AT LA CITA | ATLANTIC COAST INTERNAL

FLOOR PLAN

* Disclaimer - Images representative of typical investment and may not resemble your unit.

UNIT LOCATION

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EXTERNAL


EXAMPLE INVESTMENT RETURNS Example Investment Figures* Size

2 bed, 1 bath

Price

$50,900

Rent

$650

Community Costs (HOA)

$133.57

Taxes (paid year 1)

$43

Management (paid year 1)

$65

NET return on investment

$4,896

NET Rental Yield

9.6% *Closing costs are less than 3% of purchase price *$2,500 arrangement cost paid on reservation

KKI Experts’ Opinion This community is the only one to land on my desk over the last two years that offers genuine 9-10% NET rental yields whilst still being under the all important $50-$60,000 price point for cash buyers. The community is located only 20 minutes drive from all of the Orlando Theme Parks whilst being situated next to a championship golf course and within walking distance of the Florida Atlantic Coastline. The community has recieved very positive reviews online and all of our units here are rented fully to tenants on 12-month rental agreements. We also have a very experienced rental manager operating on this community, ensuring hassle free, long-term returns for investors.

MATTHEW LAVIN With the Florida market already demonstrating positive signs of recovery, we have found

International Business Development Manager Knight Knox International

that investor appetite on these types of investments is now stronger than ever and with fewer and fewer deals being available at any one time, it is becoming increasingly difficult to secure quality property at a discounted price. This property is one of our highest returning investment options across our entire portfolio and offers what I believe to be the best balance of price, location and returns.

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REASONS TO INVEST

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Lifestyle • • •

Secure, gated communities Hotel-style facilities including; fitness centre, clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts etc* Close to beaches, golf courses, luxury dining and theme parks *Facilities dependent on residence chosen

Secure Ownership and Purchase Process • • •

Clear freehold title deeds Straight-forward purchase process Low-hassle investment

Timing • • •

Average 70% discount below peak prices Lucrative NET rental yields (assured for the first year) Quality properties in prime real estate areas

The Complete Knight Knox International Service Buying property abroad doesn’t need to be stressful or complicated, which is why we offer you a full range of services to make your purchase run as smoothly as possible. We can assist you with: • • • • • •

Bank accounts Currency transfers Legal assistance Rental management Title transfers Full UK and USA support throughout the process

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Rental Management

After Sales

Knight Knox International operate a licensed Florida property management company, specialising in single family homes, townhouses and condominiums for rent in all areas of Florida. We offer a complete range of services for all of your real estate investment needs. Below are just a few of the services that we offer.

Our dedicated team in the UK and Florida are on hand via email and telephone throughout the sale and beyond, to assist you wherever possible to ensure that your purchase runs smoothly and effectively.

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Licensed community association managers Free rental analysis Eviction protection and processes Leasing consultants, available 7 days a week Proven marketing plan Yard signs (where allowed) Annual property review reports for owners Attorney prepared leases Direct deposit Monthly statements End of year statements and 1099 reporting statement Licensed and insured vendors Tenant screening on every adult application to include:

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Eviction search Criminal background check Residential verification References Employment verification Credit history Check writing ability and social security fraud alerts

Qualifiying the right tenant through the right procedure makes a difference!

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Title Transfer Knight Knox International works alongside one of America’s top legal firms, with over 160 years‘ experience in all aspects of US law. Clients purchasing real estate through Knight Knox International can buy safely and efficiently across a typical 30-day completion process.

Currency Transfer We can tailor to all your currency needs to ensure that any overseas transfers are cost efficient and straight forward.

Bank Accounts We operate a simple and effective way to open a US bank account and this can be carried out alongside the purchase process.


Our Services

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$5000 wired to the Knight Knox International head office

Email a copy of your passport to Knight Knox International

A sales agent will confirm receipt of all funds and paperwork and send you a confirmation email back

The unit you have reserved will be taken off general availability and reserved under your name

Purchase agreement will be sent to you within 3-4 days after reservation

All contracts are required to be signed and returned to Knight Knox International (email or fax)

The title company sends you an email directly, to agree on a date of closing and to prepare the settlement statements

The title company will send the settlement statements and closing documents to you via first class post. You will then need to sign and return these documents

The balance is paid across to the title company in the USA, to complete the purchase

The management company informs you of the current lease agreement and day-to-day rental of the unit

The sales agent confirms receipt of balance and instructs settlement statements to be sent in the post, along with title deeds

Title deeds and settlement statements received within 4 weeks, from the date of purchase

Purchase Process

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STAGE 1 STAGE 2 STAGE 3 STAGE 4 STAGE 5 STAGE 6 $5000 (In total to reserve)

Email a copy of your passport to Knight Knox International

A sales agent will confirm receipt of all funds and paperwork and send you a confirmation email back

The unit you have reserved will be taken off general availability and reserved under your name

Contracts will be sent to you within 3-4 days after reservation

All contracts are required to be signed and returned to Knight Knox International

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Our Current Florida Listings Rotunda Heights, Gulf Coast, Florida - 60% Below peak price - Build now, build later or buy for Investment - Foreign ownership permitted - Closing costs paid

PRICES FROM, $19,900

Winter Park, Orlando - 10% NET rental returns - HOA and taxes paid for one year - 2 and 3 condos available - Private members club on-site

PRICES FROM, $35,189

Villas At La Cita, Florida - 10% NET rental returns - Located right on the Atlantic Coastline - 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available - Pool, Gym and Clubhouse on site

PRICES FROM, $42,900

Park Lake, Brandon, Gulf Coast - 10.5% NET rental returns - Apartments rented on 12-month contracts - 1 bedroom apartments available - 10 acres of waterfront

PRICES FROM, $56,995

Tradewinds, Orlando - 80% lower than peak prices - 1 bed, 2 bathroom apartments - Superb buy-to-let and future growth potential - Priced at less than it cost to build

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PRICES FROM, $64,900


Cobblestone at Eagle Harbour, Jacksonville PRICES FROM, $71,900

- 7% NET rental returns - Hassle-free, long-term investment - 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments - State-of-the-art fitness centre

Daniels Gardens, Fort Myers - Tenanted apartment producing $750 per month - HOA and taxes paid for 1 year - 2 bedroom apartment located in Fort Myers - Within minutes of Southwest International Airport

PRICES FROM, $73,900

Residences at Villa Medici, Orlando - Central Orlando location - Choose from tenanted or vacent properties - Upgraded studios, 1 and 2 bed condos - 5 minutes from Universal Studios

PRICES FROM, $73,900

Equestrian Parc, Tampa - 9% NET rental returns - Limited number of units - 2 bedroom apartments - Close to all Tampa attractions

PRICES FROM, $85,900

Richmond Place, Tampa - 10% NET yields with tenants in place - Range of 1 and 2 bed apartments - Tenants in place on 12 month leases - High spec development in the heart of Tampa

PRICES FROM, $89,900

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Our Current Florida Listings Crescent Place, Altamonte Springs - 10.5% NET rental returns - Luxury club house - 1 bedroom apartments available - Private gym

PRICES FROM, $98,900

The Palms Club, Orlando - High spec Orlando investment - Prices 60% lower than peak - Range of 1 to 3 bed units available - 3 pools with spas

PRICES FROM, $86,900

Visconti Apartments, Orlando - Stunningly renovated apartments - Two resort-style, terraced lakeside pools - 1, 2 and 4 bed apartments - Priced 60% lower than peak

PRICES FROM, $94,500

Mirabella Apartments, Orlando - Solid rental returns for cash investor - Prices 60% below peak of market - 1 bedroom apartments - Located within minutes of all Orlando theme parks

PRICES FROM, $94,500

New Smyrna Golf Residences, Florida - Short and long term rentals - Golf green fees included - High spec luxury townhouses - 2 and 3 bedroom houses

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PRICES FROM, $124,900


Palm Point Condominiums, Palm Beach - Ocean view east coast condos - Completed and ready now! - 1, 2 and 3 beds available - Entertainment-sized living rooms

PRICES FROM, $175,000

Mariposa Townhomes, Naples - Situated in a prime Naples location - 3 and 4 bedroom luxury townhouses - Sold between $450-$550,000 in peak - Close to luxury shopping, dining and golf

PRICES FROM, $190,000

Ocean Tower, Miami - 6% 3 year rental guarantee - 50% non-status finance - Studio apartments - No running costs for 3 years

PRICES FROM, $275,000

Brickell Village, Miami - Spectacular bay and city views! - Completed with tenants in place - 1 and 2 bedroom apartments - 15 minutes from Miami International Airport

PRICES FROM, $305,000

Pelorus, Miami Beach - Prime Miami beach location - Stunning bay and sea views - 1,2 and 3 bedroom - 24hr concierge and valet parking

PRICES FROM, $350,000

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About: Knight Knox International

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We are a long-standing company (a Ltd company since 2004) with an excellent reputation

We have a large experienced team of over 27 staff, with a collective property experience of more than 200 years

We have exclusive market-leading products that are hand-picked proven investments that sell in volume

We cater to all types of clients, from firsttime buyers to large investors, helping build property portfolios and establishing good income returns


We are one of very few companies to experience ‘full market cycles’

We have a global partner network of overseas agents and on-the-ground specialists

We sell property in over 50 countries worldwide and have local expertise on the ground in every location

Most of all, our clients buy with us again and again because we are honest, experienced, professional and market the best opportunitiesmarket the best opportunities

Testimonial

“My husband and I have bought many properties now through Knight Knox International . . . We have a decent portfolio and will no doubt buy more properties with them over the coming years!” Mr and Mrs Lowe, Hong Kong “It is very refreshing to find a company who keep you informed when they say they will. They know where my interests lie and have always made me aware of opportunities that suit my investment needs” Mr G. Brown, UK

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