We are getting a lot of enquiries recently from clients wanting homes that will allow their extended family to live there comfortably, dual family homes. The ideal in this scenario is a two level house with the two floors being independent of each other, but we are also being asked for two properties on one plot and two apartments next to each other or even larger apartments that have been merged into one. As Valencia Property finders this gets us looking as we think this is becoming a trend
We are getting plenty of people looking to buy property in Valencia in order to get their Spanish Golden Visa. For those that don’t know what the Spanish Golden Visa involves it requires an investment of 500k in property in Spain without a mortgage in order to be granted a visa that allows you to move freely through Spain and the other Schengen countries without the requirement to actually live in Spain for more than six months of the year, a requirement of the usual Spanish residency visa. You investment can be on one property or a portfolio of properties to make up the 500k minimum.
We sent a mail out to our subscribers asking them what questions they would ask about buying Valencia Property and life in Valencia. We got some great questions back. So I made a video answering some of those questions and also showing you what we don’t spend all our day doing in Valencia and Spain. Take a look.
The Spanish Golden Visa for non EU citizens has brought many people into Spain from all parts of the World to enjoy free movement around the Schengen area, security for their families and an excellent quality of life in a safe and accommodating country. All around Spain people have been buying up places to live so they can enjoy the rights that a Golden Visa gives them. We have sold many properties to clients as part of a portfolio so they can get the Golden Visa but it is much more common for clients to buy a single property over the threshold of 500k and use that as their base for exploring the rest of Europe
Summer is well and truly here, it’s 30 degrees in my kitchen at the moment and I have just put the air conditioning on in the living room while writing this. Summer has the usual balmy evenings, meeting outside with friends and strolling along the acres of empty beaches, if you choose the right beach to a beach bar to enjoy a cooling drink.
The further you get away from Valencia the less likely it is that you will travel into work from your home. That’s true most anywhere but traditionally it’s especially true in Valencia where people preferred to be as close to their place of work as possible to avoid the need for having a car in the city.
But now things are changing…
We have spent a lot of this week putting together virtual visits for our clients, both owners and potential purchasers. We thought it was time to bring some of them together on this page so you could take a look. Our first set of Virtual Tours comprise a couple of very different houses in Naquera and by Valencia beach, a couple of apartments in trendy Ruzafa and Monteolivete, a full walkaround of the City of Arts and Sciences’ Opera House, a rental villa in la Eliana, and an office visit of our friends at Globexs. Take a look at what Valencia Virtual Visits look like and if you want to use our services to order a Virtual Tour yourself then contact us.
Our new Valencia Property services include Facetime calls from properties, Virtual Visits for both buyers and sellers and property checkouts and reports. Added to our consultation calls, rental package, orientation visits and relocation packages we now present a full set of services for anyone looking to move forward with their Valencia Property purchase.
There are many types of terraces you can find in Valencia city apartments. Firstly, we have to distinguish the type of terrace. There are many. There are the first floor, mostly interior, terraces to the rear of the buildings, there are interior terraces in the middle of a building which are mostly lightwells but a bit bigger, there are terraces overlooking the street in intermediate floors and there are penthouses with their own terrace or with exclusive access to a terrace and finally there are common roof terraces. Let’s have a look at each one in turn.
We sent out a message to everyone on our mailing list last week about having a free consultation call with us to discuss your Valencia property requirements. The response was amazing and we have talked a lot of people through what we think happens next in the market, whether their ideal property might be available at a suitable price, we drilled down into what they are looking for a set up plans for them to follow until they can come over and visit us.
It has been a long time in lockdown here in Valencia, I’m not exactly sure but I think it’s 27 days as I write this. 27 days without strolling around Valencia, without sharing images of our beautiful city and the areas around it and 27 days without visiting and photographing any Valencia property. Can you tell we are missing it?
Believe it or not this is the 1000th post written on this blog and the others we had over the years, they were imported here so that’s why we know. And of course we find ourselves in a rather strange situation previously unknown. Therefore we thought it would be right to write a post about what happens next, when the Coronavirus lockdown is all over, and the timescales for that.
The New Valencia Property Website means quite a few changes to how you search for your ideal Valencia Property. The work for this took four months in total and we are happy with what we have finished up with. Let’s take you through the improvements to the site we have made in order to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for once you are again allowed to look for somewhere to live in Valencia.
We love living in Valencia and we want you to love it too. At the moment though events have overtaken us and we cannot even offer to take you to look at properties you may like here and we don’t even know how long the situation will last and cannot yet begin to imagine how it will affect the country of Spain, the Continent of Europe and the whole World over the next few months and years.
When you are looking at properties in Valencia or Spain in general you get to see some weird things, things that you are not used to. Sometimes this might well put someone off a property or even attract them to it more. Today, therefore, a bit more preparation for you, we present some of the things you might find in a Valencia Property whether typical, strange or just expected.
We are starting a social media campaign with “Your Own…” as the theme. When you are looking to buy or rent in Valencia you are generally looking for something especially for you. So whether it is your own barbecue area, your own bodega or your own … (Fill in the gap) we are sure to have something for you over on our Valencia Property homepage.
We have recently started up a rental service for our clients here in Valencia. You can see more about the service on this page. We have had lots of people signing up for the service and we have already placed a couple in their properties but it was difficult, very, very difficult in one case and they had reasonable budgets and expectations. Essentially there is little availability in the rental market in Valencia City.