We always bang on about how great Valencia is to live, we know we do. We do it because it is. We say Valencia has a great mix of everything you want in a place to live and it's true. You don't have to believe us of course. But if you aren't going to believe us who should you believe? How about the people who live and work here?
Valencia is a great city with so much to offer that many people decide it has to be Valencia and nothing outside will work for them. Some of those people drill down to a certain area of Valencia and we have even got a client at the moment who wants a particular street. Of course we say that Valencia is great all the time in this blog, you can check back if you want, but we also appreciate areas outside Valencia.
Last week we published our post about how to add value to a property in the city, usually an apartment. You can see that post here. We said we would return to this subject and look at houses and villas so today it's time to do that. And remember as a buyer this is what you can do in many cases after purchase to increase the value of your property immediately without any building costs, projects or licences. However, bear in mind that everything we said in that post needs to be done in a house too. The below are the extra things that need to be done in order to maximise value in a house. And some of them cost considerably more than the basics in the last post.
In general, people in Spain don't tend to present a property for sale. if you do then you already have an advantage as the initial impression is "cool" rather than "omfg". As agents, we go round to take a look at a property, give suggestions for easy changes to make, value the property and start marketing it once everything is agreed. Once we get the first visits we go back and generally find out that nothing has changed
At Valencia Property we appreciate all areas of our city. We have written before about the different districts in Valencia so you get an idea about what is available in each location (See the four guides to Valencia here) and we point out advantages and disadvantages of each area. One thing we notice though is that lots of people insist "It has to be Ruzafa for me".
It has been a busy weekend in Spain as the government announced that it will be seeking support in Parliament to implement a State of Alarm throughout the country until May 9th 2021 in order to give regional governments the possibility of controlling the Covid-19 Pandemic. Obviously this will have repercussions in the Valencia region and on people visiting in order to buy property in Valencia.