National UK TV Show Selects Property Investment Expert

Nottingham, United Kingdom, July 20, 2008 --( Nottingham property entrepreneur Arv Soar, of Property Investment Portfolio, has been chosen by Five’s Build a Life in the Country TV show to offer expert advice on how to source and refurbish farms, barns and historic buildings.

The new two-part series, titled How to Build a Life in the Country, starts on Five on Thursday 17th July at 8pm, with the second part being aired on Thursday 24th July at 8pm. The property series gives practical advice on how to create the perfect rural lifestyle and Arv is just one of four property experts set to appear in the first episode.

“The programme has been going strong for three series now and I was delighted to be invited to take part in this off-shoot, giving viewers’ property advice. I have worked in the property industry for over 20 years, sourcing and renovating properties across the UK and abroad, so it was great for me to be able to pass on some of that experience,” explains Arv Soar.

“Finding the perfect rural property is much more tasking than your standard property search. In the first episode, I give my top tips on the best places to look to find your countryside property and advice on what to look out for when buying a barn, farm or historic building.”

Arv has a property portfolio worth in excess of £23 million and he is a regular columnist in property magazines and a contributor to features in the national press. Arv has featured on the TV show Property Kings and is now set to appear in this new How to Build a Life in the Country series.

Using archive footage from the past three series of Build a New Life in the Country with new interviews and new footage from past contributors, this series tells you everything about renovating an old property. The past three series of the show have been a success, bringing in viewing figures of in excess of 1.5 million per episode for Five.

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