All the latest news from Valencia Property

The End of Spain's Golden Visa Announced
Last Updated : 9th April 2024

The End of Spain's Golden Visa Announced

It has been announced that Spain's Golden Visa programme is to be ended, at least the part about it being obtainable by buying property worth over 500k. More details will follow but it's something we have been warning about for some time now and telling people to get their skates on if they wanted it.

Why We Don't Deal With Rustic Property
Last Updated : 7th April 2024

Why We Don't Deal With Rustic Property

As cities become ever more expensive and communications improve we get more and more people asking us for country properties with lots of land to... have horses, run a smallholding, have a small hotel, raise sheep or goats and plenty of other ideas which all seem perfectly reasonable on first look until they hit something called "Spanish reality". Today's post is all about why we can't/won't be helping you to achieve those dreams unfortunately.

25 Years of Valencia Property
1st April 2024

25 Years of Valencia Property

We often point out on these pages that Valencia Property has been around for a while. It was started by yours truly, Graham, as a response to the buying process being so difficult. Or rather by my knowing that I could probably do a better job than the huge majority of estate agents that I had dealt with while going through the process of buying my house. We have that whole story on this page in the blog. Therefore I find it surprising that our silver anniversary as a company has sort of sneaked up on me now that we are in 2024 and others in the company have said we should do something to celebrate it. I've been convinced to do something and we will be celebrating in June to coincide with our first rentals back in 1999.

Top Ten Tips For Americans Moving to Spain
25th March 2024

Top Ten Tips For Americans Moving to Spain

Year on year we get more American clients coming to Valencia (We get a lot of Canadians too). The system for buying a property in the States and Canada is very different to Spain so expectations have to be managed before and during a property search. Not only about the process of buying a property though, also about money transfers, where to find information, who and what to trust online and a whole lot more. As a result we find ourselves explaining the same things over and over so thought it was time to put these things into a post which we can refer people to right from the start. Some of these things are important for everyone coming to live in Spain though, especially the first point, so it's worth a read for everyone. Oh and there are eleven not ten... and a bonus ball extra for all of you Facebook fans out there.

Why Does Valencia Have The Biggest Garden in Spain?
Last Updated : 24th March 2024

Why Does Valencia Have The Biggest Garden in Spain?

The old riverbed in Valencia makes up the biggest garden in Spain. Starting at the new Parque de la Cabecera near to the stunning Bioparc zoo and stretching down past the City of Arts and Sciences for a full 9km, the "Antiguo Cauce del Turia" (Old Turia Riverbed) makes up the biggest garden in Spain. However everyone who comes to Valencia looking for a property always asks the same two questions, why is it here and where is the river then?

What Your Valencia Property Lawyer Does
Last Updated : 17th March 2024

What Your Valencia Property Lawyer Does

We have written before about choosing a lawyer for your Valencia Property purchase and you can read the article at the link. Within that article we talked about how to choose your lawyer and the whole process of doing that. What we didn't talk about is what they do and this is important because you don't get to see it. All the work is done in the background and the only communication you may have with the lawyer is them telling you "It's Ok to pay the deposit now" and "Final date for the notary can be set now". We maybe should have called this article "What your Valencia Property lawyer ACTUALLY does" but we thought that maybe that was a bit on the nose as most people's impression is contained in the picture below.

It's March, It's Valencia, So It's Fallas
11th March 2024

It's March, It's Valencia, So It's Fallas

It's March now and as you walk around Valencia you become a cat on a hot tin roof as you get to learn the words "bombetas", "petardos" and "tracas" and they burn into your mind with all the "fun" of Fallas. All the roads start to get sealed off as they are blocked by huge tents, churros stalls and fenced off areas for kids to start their inevitable journey towards the three fingered handshake, and you wish that you didn't have a cat or dog in your household (Valencian cats and dogs just get used to it I suppose)

The Increasing Difficulty of Finding a Property in Valencia
4th March 2024

The Increasing Difficulty of Finding a Property in Valencia

We have talked before about the rental crisis in the market in Valencia and we have told you that you will have limited options on your purchase if you are clear about what you want because there will never be more than a handful of options available to you at any one time. What if we told you though that those options are reducing even further? And because of this we will now give you the most convincing case ever for using a buyer’s agent?

The Philosophy of Valencia Property
Last Updated : 29th February 2024

The Philosophy of Valencia Property

We keep getting asked why we work as we do as an international buyers agent in Valencia. It's quite difficult to explain to people who are coming from outside Valencia how the Valencia Property Market works as it differs radically from other countries and even from other parts of Spain. As the premier buyers agent in Valencia, I set up Valencia Property 25 years ago after going through the process of purchasing a property here in Valencia, right from the start we were working as buyers agents as a friend asked me to help them buy a property here after seeing the pain I had been through when buying. So from day one we have been focussed on the needs of the buyer here as we knew that this particular market wasn't been served well by the estate agency system in place at the time.

The First Step to Buying Property in Valencia Updated
Last Updated : 29th February 2024

The First Step to Buying Property in Valencia Updated

Two and a half years ago we wrote the most useful post ever on the blog (From our point of view definitely and from what our clients say quite often from theirs). It was a post about letting us know exactly what you are looking for when you are moving to Valencia, the first step to buying property in Valencia. It was the most useful because it got clients thinking about exactly what they wanted on buying here and it allowed us to have an excellent communication tool for our team actually written down. The majority of our sales come through this channel as the first point of communication with the second being the individual property enquiries from the main Valencia Property site and the third being the Valencia Property Podcast (more on that later)

A Tragic Week in Valencia
23rd February 2024

A Tragic Week in Valencia

By now you are probably aware of the blaze that happened last week in Valencia totally enveloping two buildings in less than an hour fanned by 60km/h winds and fed by cladding similar to that used on Grenfell Tower in the UK. At the time of writing the death toll is into double figures and we say just as well that the fire started in the early evening when most people were out and about. If this had happened at night then the tragedy would have been inevitably much worse.

What Makes The Perfect Property For a Valencian?
19th February 2024

What Makes The Perfect Property For a Valencian?

If you want to go native when buying Valencia Property you need to know what makes for the perfect property for your average Valencian. This is why certain properties sell very quickly compared with others. If they correspond to what a Valencian wants then it is likely to get sold quicker because then there are more potential clients in the market. Now of course you don't need to go native when you are looking for a place, the following might not be in your list of must haves for your perfect place (You can send us yours by filling in the form on this post). However, to get to know the local market a bit more, this is what Valencians want*

The Best Neighbourhoods in Valencia
Last Updated : 15th February 2024

The Best Neighbourhoods in Valencia

We recently listed a property in Benimaclet and described it somewhat controversially as the best neighbourhood in Valencia. The author of the listing will now be called to account at our next meeting sometime in the dim and distant future and if they can't justify that description they will be summararily executed of course. However, some people agree that Benimaclet is the best, or at least one of the best, neighbourhoods in Valencia, even though it is largely overlooked. Today though we thought we would look at the candidates for that title, why they are popular, who they are popular for and where they are in the city so that you get more of an idea of the layout of Valencia and what surprises may lie in store for you around every corner.

International and Bilingual Schools in Valencia
Last Updated : 13th February 2024

International and Bilingual Schools in Valencia

This is a very difficult post to write for various reasons but as the question comes up so often on all social media platforms it's an important one to know if you are planning on moving to Valencia with children. What are the schools like in Valencia? The first thing to recognise is that any move to Valencia with kids will not be successful if you are not happy with the education of them.

Where to Stay on Your First Valencia Visit
12th February 2024

Where to Stay on Your First Valencia Visit

Over the years we have had thousands of clients visiting us at Valencia Property and they have all had to stay somewhere when they came to visit us of course. Back in the day we used to almost always be picking people up to go on their visits to see properties from hotels. Sometimes they would be in guest houses outside the city and then Airbnb arrived and suddenly we were picking up people from areas all around the city and further afield. Of course over the last few months since we started up our new venture we have had people staying in our Stepping Stone Rental properties as they have decided that their initial stay was going to be three months rather than a flying visit for as week or two.

Improve the Quality of Your Life in Valencia
29th January 2024

Improve the Quality of Your Life in Valencia

The annual Numbeo macrostudy of international destinations for factors such as cost of living, quality of life and more has just dropped and guess what.. Valencia rocks. Valencia has rocketed into the top five cities in the World for quality of life from number 70 last year and it ranks highly on every metric in the study**. Numbeo takes data from people actually living in the places they study to give an up to date ranking for everything from local salaries to interest rates and even the price of a pint of milk, or litre perhaps. So kudos to The Hague, Eindhoven, Luxembourg and Rotterdam for ranking above Valencia but let me know about the temperature and sunlight there in January (And even in June) then we can talk.

Electrifying Your Life in Valencia - European Green Capital 2024
22nd January 2024

Electrifying Your Life in Valencia - European Green Capital 2024

Decarbonising the electricity grid is an important step towards helping to at least mitigate the worst effects of climate change, I won't say to save the planet but we may be able to make things a little less worse in the future. One of the main steps we can take is by moving to more renewables in our use of electricity and in Spain we are moving forward quickly more than most other countries. Spain has an abundance of renewable power sources with the main ones being solar (of course) hydro and wind but as you will see later there's a wide mix of sources.

WhatsApp WhatsApp us