For any number of reasons you may have a Spanish property that you are currently not occupying and you may want to rent it out short, medium or long term. However many properties remain empty when not being used by the owner as it may be impossible to get a licence for short term rentals, there remains the sad fact that some owners fear tenants who overstay their contracted time period or fail to pay the rent, or sometimes the owner just can't be bothered with all of the potential problems and hassle that may come up with a rental when compared with leaving a house or apartment empty.
We consistently get asked questions by clients and many of those questions we get over and over again. So once more it's time to answer some of your questions and also some of the questions we see regularly on social media especially in Facebook groups where they get answered by "Experts*" and yes we have a footnote for that.
We are getting lots of requests from people at the moment asking us similar questions but one of the most repeated is "What's happening in the market?" We talked about this in our latest podcast, which you can listen to here, but today we thought it would be an idea to give you even more information about what is happening in the market, what's happening about the offers, the mortgages, the way we are working and getting everything ready for your Valencia Property purchase.
About a year and a half ago we put up a post called the First Step to Buying Valencia Property. In it we included a form (You should fill it in by the way, I've included it below) where we asked for your must haves, would likes and definitely must not haves. I think it has been our most useful post ever on the site as it gets people thinking about what they really want when they are looking to buy property in Valencia and we get more of an idea of what people really want before they come over. Since we published it, hundreds of people have filled in the form and therefore we have a lot of data regarding people's requirements and we are able to present today an overview of what people are looking for when they look to buy a Valencia Property.
When you go to another country to live obviously you need to learn the lingo sooner or later, it's better sooner so get onto it straight away. Having lived here in Valencia for years all of us here at Valencia Property speak Spanish fluently, some with more of an accent than others of course, and one of the things we understand more than anything is the lingo of the Valencia Property purchase. Today, therefore we are going to help you to navigate your way around the language that you may hear when visiting Valencia Property. Owners and agents can be a bit mad and they will say all sorts of rubbish just to avoid an awkward silence or pause in the conversation. Suffice to say that you can basically prepare a bingo card to play along with as you visit properties with these sayings from owners and agents that you get to hear very often.
As you may have noticed there has been no movement on the blog in the last month. That's because just like everyone else in Spain we essentially stopped for the summer. Our colleague Paul was around as his significant other likes working in August so he goes away at other times and he gave a great service to the few clients around while also listing some properties on our main site, you can see them on the Valencia Property homepage. Over the next few weeks we will be updating the blog every week and bringing out a new podcast episode which is already partially written and we may be updating the main site in a big way but one that you may not notice for a time.
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If you have been in touch with us before you will know that we always ask for one thing above all others, if you haven’t then below is what you need to do. Whether we start our contacts with an email, a Whatsapp message, a video call or even an old fashioned phone call we always ask clients “Tell us your wish list“.
When you are looking to buy Valencia Property it may be that you need a mortgage. Our partner Mortgage Direct works with all of the Spanish banks to find the best deal for you. Contact them to get started on your pre-approval so you can move forward with your purchase of Valencia Property. (Pre-approval means you can move quickly and you know what price range you should be looking at)