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The Increasing Difficulty of Finding a Property in Valencia
4th March 2024

The Increasing Difficulty of Finding a Property in Valencia

We have talked before about the rental crisis in the market in Valencia and we have told you that you will have limited options on your purchase if you are clear about what you want because there will never be more than a handful of options available to you at any one time. What if we told you though that those options are reducing even further? And because of this we will now give you the most convincing case ever for using a buyer’s agent?

The Philosophy of Valencia Property
Last Updated : 29th February 2024

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.

The First Step to Buying Property in Valencia Updated
Last Updated : 29th February 2024

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)

A Tragic Week in Valencia
23rd February 2024

A Tragic Week in Valencia

By now you are probably aware of the blaze that happened last week in Valencia totally enveloping two buildings in less than an hour fanned by 60km/h winds and fed by cladding similar to that used on Grenfell Tower in the UK. At the time of writing the death toll is into double figures and we say just as well that the fire started in the early evening when most people were out and about. If this had happened at night then the tragedy would have been inevitably much worse.

What Makes The Perfect Property For a Valencian?
19th February 2024

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*

The Best Neighbourhoods in Valencia
Last Updated : 15th February 2024

The Best Neighbourhoods in Valencia

We recently listed a property in Benimaclet and described it somewhat controversially as the best neighbourhood in Valencia. The author of the listing will now be called to account at our next meeting sometime in the dim and distant future and if they can't justify that description they will be summararily executed of course. However, some people agree that Benimaclet is the best, or at least one of the best, neighbourhoods in Valencia, even though it is largely overlooked. Today though we thought we would look at the candidates for that title, why they are popular, who they are popular for and where they are in the city so that you get more of an idea of the layout of Valencia and what surprises may lie in store for you around every corner.

International and Bilingual Schools in Valencia
Last Updated : 13th February 2024

International and Bilingual Schools in Valencia

This is a very difficult post to write for various reasons but as the question comes up so often on all social media platforms it's an important one to know if you are planning on moving to Valencia with children. What are the schools like in Valencia? The first thing to recognise is that any move to Valencia with kids will not be successful if you are not happy with the education of them.

Where to Stay on Your First Valencia Visit
12th February 2024

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.

Improve the Quality of Your Life in Valencia
29th January 2024

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
22nd January 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
15th January 2024

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 Most Expensive Properties in Valencia
Last Updated : 9th January 2024

The Most Expensive Properties in Valencia

Here at Valencia Property we look for good value properties for our clients. Of course this doesn't mean cheap properties, we often work with clients looking to get their Spanish Golden Visa through buying property in Valencia so we often see property right at the top of the range in the best areas of Valencia. However, there are also properties that we just don't have clients for usually so we don't list them (Maybe if we did we would get clients for them, chicken and egg and all that) Most of these properties are those at the top, top end of the market and the reason we don't list them usually is that we can find better in better locations or for better prices. As an example we would never advise anyone to spend 6 million Euros on a property in Monasterios but properties there cost up to that amount and sometimes more.

The Valencia Property 2023 Review
Last Updated : 3rd January 2024

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.

Welcome to 2024 in Valencia
1st January 2024

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.

Stepping Stone Rentals Available Properties
14th December 2023

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?
Last Updated : 13th December 2023

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.

Why VPO is a Big VP No
Last Updated : 11th December 2023

Why VPO is a Big VP No

When you are looking to buy a property in Valencia at the cheaper end of the market you might find that your choice is a bit restricted as prices have risen considerably in the last few years. We have talked in the past in these pages about how it's difficult to find anything with basic requirements in the city for under 150k and maybe even 180k, especially if it's relatively central. It has now become even more difficult because of a new law that came out in July of which we are just starting to see the results. If you are not aware of what a VPO property is then you need to read on.

The Best Places to Buy in Valencia For Your Budget (Part Two)
4th December 2023

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.

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