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December 2021 in Valencia Property Land

Normally you get articles on Mondays but today is a Tuesday post because it was my birthday yesterday and I decided to do no work. Now the truth is that December will mean not doing anything on many days because that is what happens in December in Spain. In this post we will tell you about the latest news from Valencia in terms of property, mortgages and inevitably, and unfortunately, Covid, news about holidays this month and our Golden Visa Property of the week too. We will also talk about illegality. Enjoy.

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What Makes a Valencian Village (or Town)?

With the move towards townhouses and towns and villages outside the city, whether caused by the pandemic or otherwise, we have been asked many times what is it like to live in a Valencian village or town. Today therefore we thought we would take a look at the aspects that make up a Valencian town.

Civic pride is a big thing with Valencian towns and villages and any local council that doesn’t work on the physical aspects of a town, and even more importantly the fiestas, will have little chance of being re-elected when the next turn at the urns comes. There are many common themes that we can see in what makes a town so let’s look at them in turn.

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Where Do The People With Ferraris Live?

It’s not my bag and it’s not my style but a question posed this week by a client moving to Valencia in January piqued my interest. They are looking to move to Valencia and wanted to be in an area that you could class as “High End” Valencia, the question was “Where do the people with Ferraris live?”. So today we are going to list the areas where the people with Ferraris live so you can either aim to join them or totally avoid them because your requirements involve much more than living in an area where people wouldn’t give people like me the time of day ;-). (I’m sure the potential client was joking but if it gives me material for a blog post then I’m good with that.)

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Apartment, Villa or Townhouse?

For years we have been pushing the claims of townhouses as alternatives to villas or apartments for living in and around Valencia. Not many people have agreed with us as apartments, especially those in the city, and villas have continued to make up well over 90% of our sales to buyers of property in Valencia.

Could this be changing though?

We are starting to see an uptick of interest in townhouses, especially those with back patios and terraces, and we are also seeing a greater desire to be in one of the villages or towns around Valencia with easy access into the city.

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November 2021 Valencia Property News

We are not quite there yet but next week is looking amazingly busy so it’s unlikely we will have time to put together this post then. Between sales, holidays, visits and more September and October have flown by and it’s time to look at what is happening in the Valencia Property market to keep you up to date.

Plenty of news in this edition of the blog including some very good news for sellers, (and potentially for buyers too), what is moving on the market, what agents on the ground are saying and some great Valencia Property deals.

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How To Be Valencian – A Short Guide

We are often asked about living in Valencia, about how it’s different and about what you need to do to fit in. It’s a precursor to moving to Valencia for many people. They want to know what life is like here and how they can become a part of that “scene”. First thing it’s difficult. “Being Valencian” requires much more than just living in Valencia. It’s an attitude, a set of inherited traits and a socialisation in Valencian society.

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The Paradox of Choice in Valencia

We are well into Autumn now in Valencia with the colours of the trees turning and giving a verdant and golden backdrop both inside and outside the city and temperatures dropping to give those lovely evenings when you take a jacket out with you just in case as you sit on the outside cafes and terraces.

As we mentioned in our Valencia Property market report last week, which you can read at the link, the market continues to be wild and we continue to make sales regardless of the tight supply of properties. And one of the reasons we are making those sales is just because of that tight supply. It’s known as the Paradox of choice. If you don’t know what it is then let me tell you a story and then apply that to the Valencia property market

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Autumn 2021 in the Valencia Property Market

Last year I did this post about Autumn in the Valencia Property market in 2020. It was really well received and the video was well watched too. This year I’m not sure about putting the time into making a video in the same way but I may do in a few days, what does need repeating is the news about the Valencia Property market in Autumn/Fall 2021 and comparing the situation with last year. Things have changed and things have stayed the same. Read on for more information.

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The Valencia Property Website Tour

We have added a new section to the Valencia Property homepage, featured properties. This was a request of many people as we often get asked what are your favourite properties on the site. As the website is now even more of a comprehensive tour through what is available in Valencia Property and what you need to know we thought that today we would take you on a step by step tour of what you can find on the Valencia Property website. This is applicable to the homepage on a PC or Mac but is also true on the mobile and tablet versions of the site.

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Our Ten Favourite Valencia Property Descriptions

Here at Valencia Property we often get thanked for making our descriptions of houses entertaining. whether that be funny, interesting or just plain weird. We are also asked often why we do this. The simple answer to that is to stand out a bit from the normal “Here is a two bedroomed, one bathroom apartment on the third floor” vanilla boredom. When you write a lot of descriptions this can quickly become extremely boring.

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The Cost of Living in Valencia in 2021

One of the questions we are often asked is how much does it cost to live in Valencia? The answer to the cost of living in Valencia question is always the same, it depends. It depends on you what you do and how you live but generally the answer is always similar “Cheaper than where you are now!”.

However in this article we are going to look at some typical examples of what it might cost in terms of property costs, food, transport, entertainment and more so you get an idea of the day to day costs of living here compared with other places that you may be living in right now

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Co-Housing and Communal Living in Spain

The concept of co-housing or communal living seems to be growing in popularity in Spain but it is a relatively new concept. As we mentioned in our article about “The Community” people in Spain have been living cheek by jowl and cooperating within their buildings for many years but the co-housing movement now takes the traditional community model and extends the concept somewhat.

Now though co-housing and communal living is becoming more and more popular in Spain due to various factors. However what we are beginning to see now are projects that are being developed specifically for communal living. Today we are going to look at what these concepts are and what they tend to offer.

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The Race For Space in Valencia

No, this is not a blog about Bezos, Musk and Branson and their rather pathetic attempts to go into sub-orbit and call it space travel when their money could do so much more good by solving world hunger or trying to avoid climate change, this is about the flight towards more space in properties in Valencia which reflects the news coming out of other countries.

For those with the luxury of doing so, the pandemic has made us all think about the way we live. Less travel, zero commuting, larger spaces, an office room, fast internet, zoom calls, teleworking and a host of other previously marginal ideas have become mainstream. Of course this has been reflected in the property market in Valencia and Spain as a whole.

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Buying the Finished Product or the Project?

People looking to buy Valencia Property have a few choices, buy land and build, buy something that needs some work or buy the perfect package that is ready to move in. Projects range from a new kitchen and bathroom up to a total rehabilitation, there’s also plenty of scope for things that are a sort of halfway house between those two extremes.

We have looked into the buyers of Valencia Property over the last few years and can now reveal what people like you are buying and doing.

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Who Is Selling Property In Valencia?

I was asked this question by a future client (We hope) over on Twitter. They wanted to know more about the current market conditions in Valencia after I said that supply was tight, really tight. The questions why, and who is selling came to mind so I thought it was time to have a little answer of those questions for everyone and also look behind the answers at the market and reasons why. As I said supply is tight but it’s still possible to find people selling property although summer tightens supply considerably.

Meanwhile we will also feature a few of our latest listings and our latest Golden Visa property of the week.

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Closed But Not Closed

Valencia Property will be closed for the whole of August this year. 1st August -31st August 2021

Now, before you go away, this is not exactly true. If you are already booked in and we have confirmed your dates then we will be taking you out as we have said. If not then we just have no more availability for more clients in August. We are full. Fully booked. Stacked to the rafters. And we have to take some holidays. Even if they might be staycations. And we will still be working, read on.

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Valencia Property First Half of 2021 in Review

Today we are going to talk about what has been happening, what has changed and the surprises that have happened in the first half of 2021 in Valencia Property. Evidently there have been more sales in the first half of the year than there were last year, after all we spent three months of the first half of 2020 in lockdown.

Before you read on though just one question to think about, what are you expecting me to say? People have preconceptions about the property markets they are interested in and sometimes those impressions are totally wrong (Sometimes they are spot on). What do you think is happening on the ground in Valencia

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The Best Places to Invest In Valencia

Having been asked the question about the best places to invest in Valencia innumerable times in the recent past it’s time to put on record my answer. Just before we start though, a few caveats. As with everything involved in real estate the true answer, the short answer which is always correct is “It depends!”. It depends on your definition of the word “investment”, it depends what you want to achieve from the “investment”, it depends on your own use case scenario, it depends on whether it’s a short, medium or long term strategy and it depends on a host of other factors which we will go into later.

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The First Step to Buying Property in Valencia

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”.

A wish list is simple and it’s comprised of just three questions. However, these questions do require more than just a one word answer. You will need to think a bit.