Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Our Spanish Dream - Part 7: A Little Inland

Our Spanish Dream - Part 7: A Little Inland

Date Created: 08.12.2014
Thinking the coast ‘concrete jungle’, where the infamous and numerous cranes dotted the sky-line telling of more building, was perhaps not for us we headed a little inland.  Not too far, after all we needed to be able to rent the property to holiday makers, and they love the beaches. 
Quickly we found open land, agricultural fields and the first of the small towns, San Miguel de las Salinas.  We moved on to Los Montesinos and then Algorfa.  The main issue was that in the towns, as with all Spanish towns, was that within our price range there were only apartments with tiny balconies and often no pool.  So we headed for an urbanisation where we could buy considerably more for our money than we could on the coast and where there would be townhouses and communal pools.
We were impressed by what we could afford and it was beautifully quiet, so we went for a walk around - but there was nothing there!  We couldn’t amble to the shop for fresh bread and milk in the morning, or go for an evening stroll to a cafĂ©/bar.  Every time we wanted to do anything other than chat to a neighbour, (if you could find one), we had to get in car.
Reality hit.  This was not what we wanted.  Like it or not, at heart we are ‘townies’!  If we were to find our future home it would have to be where we could walk to the shops, and take an evening stroll not just under 'the moon of love' but under the street lights too!
We briefly stopped at a couple of urbanisations with some amenities but they all felt so false, not proper villages, just contrived and very much a case of ‘little Britain’.  So we headed back to the coast to reconsider our options.

Dave and Bev Spanish Dream Properties
Dave and Bev Townsend have two homes, their main one in Norwich and a second home in Playa Flamenca in south Costa Blanca, Spain which they also let as a holiday rental www.house-by-the-pool.com   They run a property finding business offering a free service for those seeking to buy a property in the Costa Blanca (Alicante) or the Mar Menor area of the Costa Calida (Murcia) www.SpanishDreamProperty.com   Bev has family in Spain and they intend to move there full-time in a couple of years.

Monday, 22 December 2014

60 Second Property Show 22/12/14



Ref: TCS1835
Type: Bungalow
Area: Costa Calida / Murcia
Town: Torre Pacheco
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Pool: Yes
Price: €110,000

Description: This lovely south west facing property has 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, located in the countryside but only 5 - 10 minutes drive to local facilities.
Outside BBQ 
Nice countryside views
Good size plot
20 minutes drive to Murcia airport
20 minutes drive to the beaches of the Mar Menor

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

60 Second Property Show 10/12/14

Ref: NCB1130
Type: Villa / Detached
Area: Costa Blanca North
Town: Moraira
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Pool: Yes
Price: €198,950
Description: Reduced from €215,000 to €198,950. A 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, detached villa located in the sought after El Pinar development in Moraira. The villa is located within a fifteen minute walk of attractive beaches and is located in a quiet cul-de-sac. A gated access opens onto a level driveway with a step to the covered naya and front door opening to the lounge. The main accommodation comprises a spacious lounge, recently refitted kitchen and an inner hallway leading on to three bedrooms and a family bathroom. The main bedroom has an en suite bathroom and built in wardrobes. The villa benefits from hot and cold air conditioning and a wood burning stove in the lounge. There is garden to the front and rear and off street parking. An attractive communal pool complex is a two minute walk from the villa.

www.spanishdreamproperty.com

Saturday, 6 December 2014

60 Second Property Show 031214

Ref: HE5206
Type: Apartment
Area: Costa Blanca South
Town: Los Montesinos
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Pool: Yes
Price: €67,500
Description: Reduced from ?95,000 to ?67,500. This very well presented 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom first floor apartment is situated in the heart of the charming village of Los montesinos. The property comprises of entrance hall, three double bedrooms, the master having its own en-suite, family bathroom, large kitchen with separate utility room and galleria and large lounge/diner with balcony.
 www.spanishdreamproperty.com

Our Spanish Dream - Part 6: The Concrete Jungle

Our Spanish Dream - Part 6: The Concrete Jungle

Date Created: 29.11.2014
Leaving Torrevieja we came to one of the newest town on the coast – Orihuela Costa.  As we drove down the hill the houses spread out before us.  There were thousands.  As I looked I didn’t feel that this was somewhere I could make home, it was so different to the Spain I knew and loved.
The Orihuela Costa is actually part of Orihuela city, some 20km away. 
In the ‘70’s there was little there except farmland, a relatively new hotel and a few fisherman’s cottages on the seafront.  Around two kilometres inland was the original La Zenia village where little detached single storey villas with small gardens were divided by the narrow streets, only one car wide.  Orihuela city hall realised the potential to develop the land and establish a seafront town, cashing in on the explosion of northern European second home buyers.  Unlike the villas in the north outside of the towns with large gardens, the whole town was built on a more traditionally Spanish basis, low rise apartments, townhouses with courtyards and a few larger detached houses with small gardens.  The vast majority were built in communities with a shared garden and pool, not traditional but pools are expected by foreign buyers.  The town grew in a somewhat higgledy-piggledy manner, giving it an air of not being planned at all!
There were different areas, reminding me a little of how the UK’s new towns were made, lots of towns within the town, but just not as organised!   I learnt names of the areas; La Zenia, Cabo Roig, Playa Flamenca, Punta Prima, Los Altos, La Florida, Dehesa de Campoamor, Villamartin and Los Dolses.  And the golf courses too – Villamartin, Las Ramblas, Campoamor and since then the new Las Collinas.  There were open spaces, including a large natural area along Playa Flamenca seafront (sadly some of this will almost certainly be developed), and nothing, except in Dehesa de Campoamor, over five storeys, most only three or less.  And in May, when we made our first visit, it was bustling.


Dave and Bev Spanish Dream Properties
Dave and Bev Townsend have two homes, their main one in Norwich and a second home in Playa Flamenca in south Costa Blanca, Spain which they also let as a holiday rental www.house-by-the-pool.com   They run a property finding business offering a free service for those seeking to buy a property in the Costa Blanca (Alicante) or the Mar Menor area of the Costa Calida (Murcia) www.SpanishDreamProperty.com   Bev has family in Spain and they intend to move there full-time in a couple of years.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Our Spanish Dream - Part 5: Salt

Our Spanish Dream - Part 5: Salt

Date Created: 19.11.2014
We drove past the ‘pink’ lake, salt mountains piled next to it waiting to be loaded onto the conveyer belt that passes under the road and the buildings to the beach and then out to the jetty to be loaded onto ships.  Some of this salt ends up on the UK’s roads in winter. 
Torrevieja is a long narrow town so from the coast road you are never very far from the sea even though you can’t see it most of the time. 
Salt has always been important to the town, it is really the only reason why it came to be, having first been listed as a town in 1802 and named after it’s watch-tower (Torre = tower and vieja=old) which was destroyed in a devastating earthquake in 1829.
The lakes, together with the Mar Menor to the south and the Santa Pola salt lakes to the north, create a unique micro climate, one the World Health Organisation lists as one of the healthiest in the world; particularly good for those who suffer with joint or respiratory problems.  Combined with the warm average winter temperatures (higher than the Costa del Sol and north Costa Blanca) of over 10 degrees (usually upper teens/low twenties in the sun), 320 days of sunshine and frost being virtually unheard of, you cannot better the climate in Europe.
The population of Torrevieja has quadrupled since 1990 and now stands at just over 100,000, which caused the huge construction boom.  It has one of the most diverse populations, half are Spanish, around 11-12% are native English speakers and the rest are from around the world.  The town has historical trading links with the Caribbean which has led to a unique style of song called the Habaneras and the Habaneras festival has been run for over 40 years in the town every August.  Like every other Spanish town there are numerous festivals throughout the year.t


Dave and Bev Spanish Dream Properties
Dave and Bev Townsend have two homes, their main one in Norwich and a second home in Playa Flamenca in south Costa Blanca, Spain which they also let as a holiday rental www.house-by-the-pool.com   They run a property finding business offering a free service for those seeking to buy a property in the Costa Blanca (Alicante) or the Mar Menor area of the Costa Calida (Murcia) www.SpanishDreamProperty.com   Bev has family in Spain and they intend to move there full-time in a couple of years.

Monday, 17 November 2014

60 Second Property Show 16/11/14

Ref: HE5556
Type: Villa / Detached
Area: Costa Blanca South
Town: Playa Flamenca
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Pool: Yes
Price: €144,000
Description:

This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom detached villa is located in a small residential complex in Playa Flamemca and comprises of a light and spacious lounge/dining room, double bedroom, a separate fitted kitchen with a rear door onto the garden and a downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms with wardrobes and patio doors onto a terrace, a further terrace is glazed and is currently being used as a fourth bedroom. There is also a full suite family bathroom. Externally, the garden is tiled with gated off road parking, there is a storage room and further storage facilities. The property benefits from hot and cold air conditioning.

www.spanishdreamproperty.com

Monday, 3 November 2014

The 60 Second property Show




Our Spanish Dream - Part 1: And So It Begins...




Our Spanish Dream - Part 1: And So It Begins...


Although I had visited different parts of Spain during my childhood, my husband Dave had never been there until the year after my parents made the move in 1991.  They had bought a plot of land a few years earlier outside the northern Costa Blanca town of Moraira and had built a villa there.  The old part of town is typically Spanish and quite attractive.  Dave slowly fell in love with Spain, its culture and the sunshine.  However I found the twisting roads and hills around the area difficult as I am very prone to travel sickness so living there was not an option.  When it came to buying our own property we needed a much flatter part of the coast with no high rise buildings, and that was a challenge!  In addition to that we wanted to be within easy driving distance of my parents’ when visiting. 
We had heard from my parents’ friends that the ‘south’ (meaning the part of Costa Blanca south of Alicante) was a terrible place, just a concrete jungle with endless building.  We headed there anyway because it was flattish.  We found that whilst there was a lot of new build property on smaller plots than in ‘the north’, they were affordable.  There was also a lot of protected coastline with pine woods where you could walk along sandy beaches without being able to see a building.  Roads heading just a few kilometres inland were lined with citrus groves and palms and for me it was such a change to look at a vista not dotted with white villas.  So this was where we decided to find our new home.
Dave and Bev Spanish Dream Properties

Dave and Bev Townsend have two homes, their main one in Norwich and a second home in Playa Flamenca in south Costa Blanca, Spain which they also let as a holiday rental www.house-by-the-pool.com   They run a property finding business offering a free service for those seeking to buy a property in the Costa Blanca (Alicante) or the Mar Menor area of the Costa Calida (Murcia) www.SpanishDreamProperty.com   Bev has family in Spain and they intend to move there full-time in a couple of years.




Our Spanish Dream - Part 4: Calpe and Torrevieja



Our Spanish Dream - Part 4: Calpe and Torrevieja

Date Created: 22.10.2014
I suppose in size and style the towns of Torrevieja in the southern Costa Blanca and Calpe in the northern Costa Blanca are similar.  Both towns originally grew up around the salt industry, however unlike Torrevieja, Calpe’s lakes are no longer productive.  Both towns are now developed way beyond their original boundaries, both have developed as tourist destinations, both have large expat populations from the northern European countries.   I already knew Calpe well, Torrevieja was new to me.  Calpe has much taller buildings and backs the mountains, Torrevieja has more urbanisations and backs onto the salt lakes and the Vega Baja – a large, flat, fertile agricultural plain, a vegetable basket for the Alicante region.
What has struck me is that when driving along the twisting coast road from Moraira to Calpe, passing through Benissa’s costal area, there is no break in the building, the roads are lined with villas snaking up the hillsides.  The winding cliff road from Calpe to Altea has dramatic views but is still lined with villas creeping up the hillside and the odd commercial outlet.  And it was the same from Altea to Albir.   I realised, with sadness, that there was nowhere I knew in the northern Costa Blanca where I could just walk along a long beach without buildings around me, unless I had my back to a cliff!  And few places anywhere near the coast without villas dotting the landscape, their lights at night looking like thousands of bright fire flies frozen onto the hillsides and cliff-tops.  The building boom had started in the 80’s here, mainly individual villas with gardens set on the hills outside the towns.  The northern Europeans, and Brits especially, had flocked to live in the picturesque sunshine to live the dream.  In the process the hills had been carved up and changed beyond recognition.  I am so glad that at last the town halls have finally started to restrict development along the coast.  What is left must be preserved.
Dave and Bev Spanish Dream Properties
Dave and Bev Townsend have two homes, their main one in Norwich and a second home in Playa Flamenca in south Costa Blanca, Spain which they also let as a holiday rental www.house-by-the-pool.com   They run a property finding business offering a free service for those seeking to buy a property in the Costa Blanca (Alicante) or the Mar Menor area of the Costa Calida (Murcia) www.SpanishDreamProperty.com   Bev has family in Spain and they intend to move there full-time in a couple of

Our Spanish Dream - Part 3 Further along the Road



Our Spanish Dream - Part 3 Further along the Road

Date Created: 15.10.2014
After Guardamar de Segura the N332 coast road took us past yet more pine woods, more open land, the mountains visible but not too close.  I had never seen so much flat land in Spain!  Here I could travel around without the dreaded problems caused by my life-long travel-sickness issues.  I actually felt good being in a car and looking around!  I had no doubts that whatever the rest of the southern Costa Blanca had in store, it was here I would be able to live.  The sea, the distant mountains, the gorgeous sunshine, a few small hills, trees, citrus groves and vines - all I wanted - finally without twisting roads!
The road led us to the first of the large salt lakes of Torrevieja. 
Salinas de La Mata sits in another Parc Natural where you can walk paths between grapes, almond and citrus fruits before reaching the blue water of the lake. On one side of the road another national park and on the other side a big, busy town.  As we passed the first salt lake the landscape changed as the town of Torrevieja stretched out on both sides of the road and looking down the hill I could see the second ‘pink’ lake and many, many buildings ahead.  It wasn’t Benidorm (a place I avoid!) by any means, a few buildings in Torrevieja reached above seven or eight storeys, the majority are much lower, but it was built up.  Clearly a Spanish working town, dependent on its salt industry and tourism.  Now, for the first time since leaving Alicante over half an hour ago I could finally see something that could be described as the ‘concrete jungle’ I had been so wrongly told covered the entire area!


Dave and Bev Spanish Dream Properties
Dave and Bev Townsend have two homes, their main one in Norwich and a second home in Playa Flamenca in south Costa Blanca, Spain which they also let as a holiday rental www.house-by-the-pool.com   They run a property finding business offering a free service for those seeking to buy a property in the Costa Blanca (Alicante) or the Mar Menor area of the Costa Calida (Murcia) www.SpanishDreamProperty.com   Bev has family in Spain and they intend to move there full-time in a couple of years.

Our Spanish Dream - Part 2: First View of the South Costa Blanca...




Our Spanish Dream - Part 2: First View of the South Costa Blanca...


Our first sight of the Alicante region heading south from Alicante airport was so different from everything I knew about Spain.  Passing Santa Pola we came to the salt lakes.  I’d seen salt lakes many times before, but not like this.  They stretched way into the distance towards the far away hills, lining both sides of the road.  A few of the lakes are still part of the successful and long-standing salt industry and later I would see some being harvested.  Most however are preserved for nature, forming the 15 kilometer (or so) Parc Natural de Salinas de Santa Pola.  The landscape reminded me a little of the English Fens, except the Fens don’t have flamingos!  As we drove further south down the N332 coast road we came to pine woods acting as a natural sea defence to stop the dunes being washed away.  Where was this ‘concrete jungle’ I had heard so much about?
We saw signs to various villages and urbanisations.  I knew we didn’t want to buy on a small urbanisation built just for the ex-pats in the middle of nowhere, so we didn’t stop.  We wanted to be by the sea.  Then came Guardamar de Segura, a midium-size Spanish town, known for its 7km of beaches, dunes and the pine woods.   It’s traditional in style, most homes are in relatively low rise apartments, narrow streets and a bustling town centre.  At the northern end of the town along the beach is a long row of old fisherman’s cottages.  Tiny in size it is hard to believe large families lived in them for many years, some are still owned by fishermen.  A touch of local history preserved.  There are a few high rise hotels and apartments and in the last few years permission has been given to develop the land on the other side of the N332, so this was the first point where we saw buildings on both sides of the road and also new builds under construction, but not for long.

Dave and Bev Spanish Dream Properties
Dave and Bev Townsend have two homes, their main one in Norwich and a second home in Playa Flamenca in south Costa Blanca, Spain which they also let as a holiday rental www.house-by-the-pool.com   They run a property finding business offering a free service for those seeking to buy a property in the Costa Blanca (Alicante) or the Mar Menor area of the Costa Calida (Murcia) www.SpanishDreamProperty.com   Bev has family in Spain and they intend to move there full-time in a couple of years.




Wednesday, 29 October 2014

60 Second Property Show

Here is the link to the 60 Second Property Show as it says ti is only 60 seconds of your life


https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=986001688083113&set=vb.204019259614697&type=2&theater

Ref HEDR14067
Type: Townhouse
Area: Costa Blanca South
Town: Playa Flamenca
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Pool: Yes

Price: €102,000


www.spanishdreamproperty.com

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Thursday, 4 September 2014

House of Commons

Hi. On the 18th November Beverley & myself will be going to the The Houses of Parliament to the House of Commons Members Dining Room 4-6 pm to meet MP’s and fellow Association of International Property Professionals. We are raising issues to do with ex-pats and second home owners. What questions would you like us to ask or what issues would you like to be raised?
http://www.parliament.uk/visiting/venue-hire/venues/members/


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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Concrete Jungle The Place I love

Torrevieja
The town of Torrevieja is a short drive from our house.  The small city dates back to 1802 and is named after the old watch tower (Torre = tower and Vieja = old).  I have heard a number, and read a lot more, comments on how awful the place is and how crime-ridden by people who have not been there in recent years (if at all).  So large cities with high rise are not my kind of place but to my surprise I find I like many parts of this particular city. 

The buildings are, in the main, not that tall.  In fact smaller than other large tourist towns I know well in the northern Costa Blanca such as Calpe, Denia, Javea and of course, Benidorm (which I don’t know well as one visit was enough!).  The place is truly international with influences from as far apart as Italy and the Caribbean, with one of the most diverse populations in Spain.  In 2014 the population is recorded as 108.063 of which around 47,000 are Spanish and the rest a wide mix from across the globe.  Native English speakers make up about 11%-12% of the total population, which is pretty much in line with the overall percentage in Spain and lower than some other coastal towns. To give you some idea of how the town has expanded the current population is around four times larger than in 1990 and twice that of 2000.
The town’s blue flag beaches, long promenade, fishing port, yacht club and harbour make up the sea front.  Much of the tourist area of town has undergone an up-date with new pedestrianised areas, new theatre, new out of town concert venue, new tourist information office and much more.  The narrow streets are packed with individual shops and bars run by the Spanish, not ex-pats, with residential apartments above, many to only five storeys.  The town has somehow maintained its identity whilst catering for international visitors which swell its number to 500,000 in high season.
So is it crime ridden?  In the past the police force was over-stretched due to the very rapid expansion of the town, which stopped when the property boom ceased.  These days they seem much more on top of things and crime rates are comparable to other medium sized sea-side resorts.  As with resorts, cities and busy market places around the world there are pick-pockets and other opportunistic criminals taking advantage of the relaxed holiday makers.  But this is the same the world over.  If you take care of your belongings you will be ok.  As for comments I have read about ‘bars on windows’ I can’t help but laugh.  Window and door grills are, and have been for longer than the tourists have been coming, part of the way Spanish properties are built.  The sudden increase in eastern Europeans living in Spain a few years ago but unable to work in Spain caused a problem as they had to steal to eat but their numbers have declined as they have realised they can do better in other countries where they can find work or claim benefits.  In recent times the fact that there is no long-term benefit help to the unemployed has left some individuals desperate and feeling they have no option but to resort to crime to feed their families has become a challenge, but overall crime rates are not something to fret about.  Since the town made it illegal to buy from the ‘looky-looky’ men with their fake goods touted on blankets along the sea front they have almost disappeared.  Do I feel safe walking around Torrevieja?  Yes.  Do I feel safe walking around London?  No.
Perhaps one of our favourite pass-times when we go to Torrevieja is to visit Valors and enjoy their chocolate y churros, on the opposite side of the road to the square by the church of the Inmaculata Conception.  The original church, like much of the town, was destroyed by a major earthquake in 1829 and the current church was built in 1844 using the stones from the original watch tower (Torre) in the foundations.  If you have children then the fun fair and Park of Nations are a must.  Or if you prefer more cultural surroundings then have a coffee in the Casino (which is not a casino but a restaurant and art gallery and social centre).  If you are there for the right week in August then you can experience the Habaneras Festival which has been run annually in the city for over 40 years.  This is a music festival and competition where the music is a fusion of Cuban and Spanish.
Torrevieja grew from the salt industry, still a major employer, producing half a million tons of salt a year.  There are two lakes, Laguna Salada de la Mata and Laguna Salada de Torrevieja, but they are more commonly known as the blue lake and the pink lake.  The Parque National surrounds the blue (La Mata) lake while the pink lake is a hive of industry.  The lakes, together with the Mar Menor to the south and the Santa Pola salt lakes to the north, create a unique micro climate, one the World Health Organisation lists as one of the healthiest in the world; particularly good for those who suffer with joint or respiratory problems.  Combined with the warm average winter temperatures (higher than the Costa del Sol and several degrees warmer than north Costa Blanca) of over 10 degrees (usually upper teens in the day)

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Villa / Detached in Campoamor

  3 Bed 3 Bath
Villa / Detached in Campoamor
   Ref: 3948
  Type: Villa / Detached
  Area: Costa Blanca South
Town: Campoamor
Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Pool: Yes
Price: €168,000
Description:  3 BED, 3 BATH NEW BUILD VILLAS ALARM SYSTEM (FLOODING AND FIRE) INCLUDED HOME AUTOMATION FOR SHUTTERS UNDER FLOOR HEATING IN BATHROOMS SOLAR PANELS FURNISHED KITCHEN
 
 








































http://www.spanishdreamproperty.com/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=63720

Villa / Detached in Jalon Valley

Ref: NCBA1333
Type: Villa / Detached
Area: Costa Blanca North
Town: Jalon Valley
Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Pool: Yes
Price: €360,000
3 Bed 3 Bath
Villa / Detached in Jalon Valley
Description: A 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom detached villa located on an 8,000m² plot close to the attractive village of Lliber. The property is situated at the end of a long private driveway and the main house has accommodation on three levels. The ground floor consists of a large lounge area with a picture window overlooking the swimming pool and terrace, kitchen and utility room. Stairs lead up from the lounge area to the first floor with a main bedroom and bathroom with large corner bath. The second floor consists of another bedroom. In the grounds there are two separate buildings, each consisting of a bedroom and bathroom. The house is designed to conserve energy and is in immaculate condition throughout. The grounds are very private and there are two covered areas for further seating and an outside kitchen. A well provided the property with its own water . There is a secluded swimming pool and two ornamental ponds. The views over the Jalon Valley are superb.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

A nine year high

Foreign purchases of Spanish properties highest in nine years

Apr 21, 2014 | 0 Comment(s)


Foreign investment in Spain’s housing market in 2013 was the highest for nine years, at €6.45 billion (US$8.95 billion), up 16% on the previous year, according to the Bank of Spain.  
 
British nationals were the biggest buyers with 15.1% of total foreign residential property purchases.  The French bought 9.84%, the Russians 8.58%, and Belgians with 7.26%. 
 
Foreign investment helped the rate of house-price falls slow to 7.8% last year, compared to a price decline of 15.1% in 2102.  Spanish home prices are now declining by only 4.1% per annum.  But sales of new housing units fell by 37.4% year-on-year to February, according to the National Institute of Statistics. 
 
Spain, Europe’s fifth-largest economy, has witnessed a drop of up to 40% in home prices since 2007. Due to restricted credit, withdrawal of tax benefits, and rising unemployment, it is becoming increasingly difficult for locals to buy properties. 
 
Half of all households in Spain have some sort of debt, the average debt being €42,900. Young families are especially burdened:  81% of young families, i.e., where the main bread earner is under 35 years old, have property-related debts. About 584,000 dwellings are vacant in Spain, waiting to be sold.
 
While domestic buyers are bearing the brunt of the slowdown, the Spanish government is promoting inward foreign investment. Spain started issuing residency permits to non-EU nationals in February, in return for real estate investments of €500,000 ($670,000)
 
 Global Property Guide Apr 21, 2014
 
 







Market Analysis - Spain
Time series for residential property
 
 

 

 

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Penthouse in Alicante

Property Of the week
 
 
 
2 Bed 2 Bath
Penthouse in Alicante
 
Ref: VRE 1173
Type: Penthouse
Area: Costa Blanca South
Town: Alicante
Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Pool: No
Price: €390,000
 
Description: This Unbelievable Luxurious Modern Two Bedroom Penthouse Apartment in Alicante is located 2nd line sea front, with the most outstanding views across the coast and beautiful blue sea. Situated within a minutes reach of any amenities or facility you require, also having of course direct access to the beaches directly in front. This extremely spacious property of approx. 130m2 comprises of an open plan truly ultra modern fully fitted kitchen with a feature island in the middle; desirable lounge/dining room with wide glass curtains and electrical sun awnings across the whole living area, bosting those panoramic views; two double bedrooms, both with en suite shower rooms and the master being over 25m2. This property was reformed in 2008 and has been equipped with the highest standard of products and finishes!
 
 
 


Friday, 28 February 2014

DETACHED FINCA A LOVELY COUNTRY HOME


3 Bed 1 Bath
Country Property in LOS URRUTIAS

Ref: SDP1866
Type: Country Property
Area: Costa Calida / Murcia
Town: Los Urrutias
Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Pool: Yes
Price: €165,000

Description: 3 BEDROOM DETACHED FINCA A LOVELY COUNTRY HOME LOCATED JUST A 10 MINUTE WALK FROM THE BEACHES OF THE MAR MENOR This typically Spanish finca offers the best of both worlds, being close to the coast and a selection of bars and restaurants yet also providing lovely views of the countryside. • Private swimming pool • Electric gates, off road parking plus double garage • Summer house and outside WC/ large garden with built in BBQ • Hot/cold air conditioning fitted plus log burner • Sold furnished and equipped          http://spanishdreamproperty.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=58179

Friday, 31 January 2014

Property of the week


Ref: SDP1831
Type: Villa / Detached
Area: Costa Calida / Murcia
Town: Santiago De La Ribera
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Pool: Yes
Price: €169,950
Description: 2 & 3 BEDROOM DETACHED VILLAS 500m FROM THE BEACH 2 bed from 169,950 euros 3 bed from 197,950 euros The contemporary 2 & 3 bedroom villas have been thoughfully designed to provide the perfect individual private contemporary living space. Just a few minutes stroll to the promenades of Santiago and Lo Pagan with its Spanish tapas bars, restaurants and beach bars. • Private pool with large terrace area • Glass to ceiling sliding patio doors • Enclosed garden & driveway • Convenient location for local amenities inc. bars & restaurants • Approx 10 minutes drive to Murcia airport
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Monday, 27 January 2014

Ten good reasons for using a property finder 10



10. It is important that the property you buy is the right one for you. Having discussed your requirements and 'wish list' we can help prioritise those points, send a selection of property for consideration, listen to your feedback and refine the search criteria which leads to showing the right properties, in the right area at the right price for you.

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Ten good reasons for using a property finder 9

Ten good reasons for using a property finder 9

9. We are not sales people and therefore you will not be chased by a sales person. Buying a property, especially in another country, should not be hurried. We are not interested in 'selling' you any property but in finding you your dream home in the sun.

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Ten good reasons for using a property finder 8

Ten good reasons for using a property finder 8

8. We ourselves own property in the area in which we work. We have been through the process of buying ourselves so can empathise with your concerns and understand the purchase process from a buyers perspective.


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