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What Makes The Perfect Property For a Valencian?

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*

Where to Stay on Your First Valencia Visit

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.

The First Step to Buying Property in Valencia Updated

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)

The First Step to Buying Property in Valencia Updated

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)

Improve the Quality of Your Life in Valencia

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

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.

The Ten Most Annoying Things About Living in Spain

The Ten Most Annoying Things About Living in Spain

Now as you know we always tell you the great things to look forward to on moving to Valencia and Spain but you should also know about those little things that will annoy you when you get here, or shall we say may annoy you because not all of these things will be relevant to everyone and also there may be other things that annoy you specifically even more. Nevertheless we thought it was time to tell you about all of those things that make life in Valencia and Spain less ideal, the sub-optimal things about living here. Are you ready? Then read on

The Philosophy of Valencia Property

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.

Welcome to 2024 in Valencia

Welcome to 2024 in Valencia

It's a New Year and for many of you that will mean a new start and if that new start is in Valencia then let us help you set foot with confidence into the Valencia Property market. As usual we will be here in Valencia waiting for you into our 25th year, our first sale was made in Summer 2000, making us the longest established estate agency for foreigners in Valencia. As we mentioned in the last blog post the last two years have been our most successful ever and have allowed us to make steps into new services and projects to become a full service estate agent for anyone looking to move to Valencia for the medium and long term.

The Valencia Property 2023 Review

The Valencia Property 2023 Review

Firstly, let's get the formalities out of the way shall we? Seasons Greetings to everyone as this will be the last full blog post before the New Year, we may have a mini post in the next week but we produced an extra full blog a few days ago all about Stepping Stone Rentals and the available properties we currently have, you can read it here. For the first time ever we managed to get all of those that work with us locally together last week: Valencia Property, Dutch Valencia Property, Stepping Stone Rentals and the Valencia Remodels team came together in one place last week for our Xmas meal and that is the main image that accompanies this article. Say hello to Marije, Paul, David, me, Jess, Maria, Jesse, Gavin and Catherine and of course we look forward to saying hello to you and welcoming you to Valencia.

Stepping Stone Rentals Available Properties

Stepping Stone Rentals Available Properties

If you are an assiduous follower of this blog then you'll know that in the late summer we launched Stepping Stone Rentals, our first step, three month rental platform for properties in Valencia. This was done because of the rental crisis in Valencia which we originally wrote about here in October of last year then updated here in June this year which meant that it was extremely difficult for our clients coming into Valencia (And everybody else) to find rental accomodation in Valencia remotely. When you added this to the scams online we thought it time to do something to help out.

Why Doesn't Valencia Property Appear on Property Portals?

Why Doesn't Valencia Property Appear on Property Portals?

There's one thing that we always make clear to everyone who contacts us and that is that you should bookmark our homepage and keep visiting as we upload properties. There is a reason for this, we don't advertise on property portals such as Idealista, Kyero, Fotocasa, Pisos and more and therefore you will not see our properties on those portals meaning you might miss the new ones we list and they might well be sold before you see it. But why don't we appear on property portals? Surely they are useful for advertising properties to everyone right? Well, yes and no. There are a myriad of methods of advertising properties be they through portals, social media, video, collaborations and most importantly our own network of the website and blog.

The Best Places to Buy in Valencia For Your Budget (Part Two)

The Best Places to Buy in Valencia For Your Budget (Part Two)

Welcome to the second part of our study of the areas in and around the city that you should be thinking of in each price range when looking to buy property Valencia. Today we are looking at prices from 300k up to and above 1 million Euros. Remember that last week we looked into the lower price ranges and you can see that post here. We also introduce our latest revamped podcast where we have a discussion about what could possibly go wrong in your Valencia Property purchase and start our new series Valencia Stories with a cautionary tale.

The Best Place to Buy in Valencia For Your Budget

The Best Place to Buy in Valencia For Your Budget

One of the questions that we are always asked is where is the best place to buy a property in Valencia? This is true for those wanting a city apartment or a property in the suburbs and as always our answer is "Well, it depends". And the two big deciding factors in this are "What is Your Budget? and "What are you looking for?" Because while it may be true that the most popular areas of Valencia include Ruzafa, Ensanche and the Cabanyal it's also true that prices are higher there than in other areas so your budget may not allow you to buy there depending on your requirements. Outside the city the same is true, the best known towns such as L'Eliana, Ribarroja, Betera and the like are often outside the budgets of many people so what we try to find for people are other suitable and excellent options.

Valencia Property Services 2023-2024

Valencia Property Services 2023-2024

We have been working in so many ways with clients over the last few years and have written previously about all of the services that we offer but we think that a lot of things are getting lost as there is just so much information on our blog and main page that we thought it was time to bring it all together in one post. A quarter of a century of experience in the Valencia Property market is difficult to distil down into a single blog post and service offers but we have tried here to make the best use of our time and also to give the best service possible to our clients.

Interest Rate Rises and Demand in Valencia

Interest Rate Rises and Demand in Valencia

Recently on our consultation calls I have been asked one question above all others and that is "Have the interest rate rises affected the market?" This question is coming from all over the World because it seems that they have affected many property markets and slowed markets down in North America, Northern Europe, especially the UK, and other areas. However, the situation here is somewhat different due to the nature of the demand and what is happening with mortgages at the moment. So today I thought we could look at what is happening with the market for mortgages to give you the latest situation.

There's No Such Thing As A Stupid Question

There's No Such Thing As A Stupid Question

I spend a lot of my time online telling people "We have a blog post about that" And that's because we get asked the same questions over and over and we use those questions as the basis for blog posts. However, at times we get questions that floor us, not because we don't know the answer but because, well... just because. Now you dear reader haven't got a single stupid question in your head, we know that and respect you for it. But we also know that despite the fact that you wouldn't ask a stupid question that there are others in the World who might and it seems that many of those people inhabit the nether regions of Facebook or they just send me a whatsapp out of the blue and say something like, "Does Spain have debit cards?" or "Have you ever seen this product in Spain as I am thinking of moving there and want to import them?" or "Does your website require our SEO services?" (Whoops that last one is just the constant stream of spam) The answers of course are yes, no and not from you.

How To Choose Investment Property To Rent Out

How To Choose Investment Property To Rent Out

Before we start let's get this clear. The reason we are encouraging people to buy property to rent out is to bring more rental properties onto the market and help to sort out the rental crisis in Valencia. This has been put into sharp focus in the last week with the news that the number of properties available to rent has gone down by over 40% this year alone and this is after falls in the last two years meaning that in some areas there are now up to 80% fewer available properties to rent than a few years ago pre-pandemic. The knock-on effects of this are manifold but suffice to say price rises due to lack of supply, difficulties in finding suitable and affordable accommodation for locals, students and incomers and pressures on current tenants coming up to the end of their contracts are among them.

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