We completed our first sale of the year today at the notary and also took a client to a second visit of a property they are very interested in up in Naquera. This week has also included the acceptance of an offer for a place in Valencia City for our highest ever sale price in the city. We currently have three sets of clients here looking for the Spanish Golden Visa and their ticket into the Schengen area through purchase of property in Spain, one American couple, one Australian and our first British clients taking this route to maintain their freedom of movement (They didn't previously need it of course)
It has been a slow start to 2021 in Valencia. This always happens due to Kings Day on the 6th January (Epiphany) but this year it has seemed slower. We were due to have a signing today, 8th January, but it has been put off until next week as the bank sent the papers for the mortgage to the wrong notary (Spain happens) and then the regional government put in place new restrictions on movement including some towns completely shut down, see below, and then the weather decided to go really bad and maybe we will get some snow, Requena already has some!
Today we are starting a new weekly series in the blog featuring Golden Visa Properties, both houses and apartments. Every week we will feature a new property that you can get for over 500k to get your Golden Visa for Spain. Some weeks we will put together a portfolio instead for those who want to live in one place and have income from other properties in and around Valencia as you can buy various properties to satisfy the Golden Visa criteria.
For what is maybe our final post of the year we thought it was time to look back at what was learnt in 2020, a different year of course, the year of Covid and Brexit, what many people have called the worst year ever. However, in terms of Valencia and its property market the year wasn't too bad. In short the market continued, it adapted and working methods changed.
Honestly, we cannot believe the lack of knowledge of people contacting us from the UK expecting to be able to move to Spain to live and sometimes work in 2021 just as they have previously done. Well, it's not quite as simple as that unfortunately. The Uk will be a third country in the eyes of Spain and the rest of the UK and UK citizens will therefore have to satisfy the same requirements to come and live in Spain as other nationalities. In this post we are going to help you negotiate the morass of new regulations for Brits.
Bare brick walls, open plan spaces, glass floored walkways to enter the property, Palace conversions and that perfect terrace with endless views over the city. It's everyone's dream Valencia bolthole. However, properties like this don't come cheap and more importantly are like the proverbial hens' teeth, difficult to find.