When people are looking for a property in Valencia or Spain they send us their requirements and this will always include the number of bedrooms "I want at least two bedrooms", "I must have three bedrooms and two bathrooms" etc... Nobody ever seems to say "I need at least 100m2" for example without mentioning the number of bedrooms. In Spanish property though the number of metres squared (From hereon in referred to as m2) is usually more important. Today we are looking at why. Also today we are going back to look at the posts you may have missed recently but that are essential reading, or even listening, before making your move to Valencia. And we are doing this because last week we were mostly off. Valencia had the Fallas fiestas and we took some time away as it's impossible to work during Fallas.
With the introduction of the new so called Spanish Digital Nomad Visa or Remote Worker visa as we prefer to call it we are getting lots of enquiries as to which visa option is best for people. Now obviously there is not a single "one size fits all" answer to this question. Everyone's circumstances are different and therefore the required visa may be different for each person. Therefore today we are going to look into the different visas for coming to Spain and who they may suit. Apart from that we have some news from Valencia Property about our opening hours for Fallas and we look at what's happening with prices and availability of properties and why 200k is the new 150k, ie the minimum required for buying in Valencia right now if you have standard criteria.
We are heading into Springtime in Valencia with the weather warming up nicely this week until next weekend when it actually looks more like summer. The Valencian fiestas are starting up leading to the 15th to the 19th of March when Fallas essentially closes the city down (And yes, we are closed on those dates) As Springtime is coming and the Almond trees are now in blossom, some fantastic walks to be had around the Valencia region to enjoy the colours in full swing by the way, we thought that today we would show you some properties that are available with great gardens to enjoy for the Springtime and going into Summer. Also at the end for those of you who haven't listened to the latest podcast we have a link for that and also a little description of some of the worst properties we have seen in the last year. Let's go.
One of the questions that gets asked always is "How long has this property been on sale? I blame TV property shows because one person once asked the question and everyone else decided that they too had to ask this question (They also need to say "That's a good space", "This has got lots of potential" and in Spain at least "Can we knock that wall down?".) The answer is, "It doesn't matter!" Much more relevant is whether you like it not whether others have liked it or not before. Some properties sell within a day, or even an hour of being put on sale and others take longer to sell. Equally, as we will find later on in this article, some properties will never sell and there is a reason for that, yes, you guessed it, the owner is a... (Click through to read more)
It has been an interesting week here in Valencia. We have never before had so many initial client meetings both in person and via Skype, Zoom and Whatsapp video calls. Monday was mad with just too many coffees in the five client meetings that we had for onboarding people into our service. We also finished the week with four sales agreed (from other clients onboarded some time ago) and a couple of signings completed in notary. Now on these pages before many years ago we called last chance saloon for pensioners before Brexit and got a flood of clients. I wonder if calling the last chance saloon for Golden Visa applications might lead to the same response from people planning to take advantage of the Spanish Golden Visa. And why do we say this? Well, simply put, that's the way things are heading and the general direction of travel.
We have been asked many times what are the parts of the Valencia Property deposit contract so today it's time to go through the deposit contract in full and explain to you what you will be signing when we get to the point of having found you your perfect property and having an agreement with the owner for purchase. We have taken a typical deposit contract, taken out the identifying features and placed boxes with numbers in to explain what goes in each box. We will also explain what each clause is and why they are there.
Valencia is the hidden jewel of the Mediterranean. A compact city of almost 1 million people Valencia has a stunning architectural mix of the old and modern...
Property for sale in La Eliana is most sought after as Valencians aspire to live in La Eliana. It is a lovely little town set just 18km away from Valencia city on the CV35...
Naquera is a pretty mountain village in the Sierra Calderona with excellent sporting facilities or mountain activities. It is a hub for cyclists, mountain climbers, quad bikers and hikers...
La Pobla de Vallbona is the place I call home and have done for 20 years now...
Serra is divided in two, the town and the large Portacoeli estate. The town is a mountain village very near to Naquera but higher...
Olocau is a beautiful village nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Calderona National Park. Olocau property usually has good views and excellent walking routes around...
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If you have been in touch with us before you will know that we always ask for one thing above all others, if you haven’t then below is what you need to do. Whether we start our contacts with an email, a Whatsapp message, a video call or even an old fashioned phone call we always ask clients “Tell us your wish list“.
We keep getting more and more requests to help people with their purchase of Valencia Property. There has been a large uptick in requests in the last few weeks since we published our articles about the rental crisis in Valencia and the new digital nomad visa in Spain. It's really gratifying to see so many people trusting us with their most important purchase in Spain.