We have been asked to explain a bit more about the “Community”. The majority of people in Spain live in apartments and if you want to join them then you need to get used to the idea of “The Community” (Homeowners’ Association in the States). Today we look at what the community is, what it does and what issues you may have with the people you live with. This is not just for people buying apartments though, oftentimes you will find that there are community costs with houses which we shall also look at.
This time last year we were well into the first week of our severe lockdown. The Fallas fiestas had been cancelled on the 10th of March after quite a few Mascletas had already happened, Levante had played their last home game on the 8th of March with 3000 fewer fans than normal, many choosing to avoid the match due to fears about the new virus and on the 14th of March the Spanish government ordered lockdown… and it started to rain in Valencia…
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…
The clocks have gone back and while much of Northern Europe looks bleakly at dark early evenings, cold weather and four to five months of greyness, Valencia continues to revel in warm autumnal days with plenty of light until late and a less depressed atmosphere. If you are looking to buy a Valencia Property then you can enjoy this light from one of our properties, see below.
This is a post specifically for our UK based readers. If you are from another country you can read it and laugh. If you are from the UK it may just help you to deal with the horror. Anyway… Brexit, Brexit, Brexit, Brexit, Brexit, Brexit, Brexit, Brexit, Brexit, Brexit, Brexit, Brexit,Continue reading
If you have never seen Mock the Week on UK TV then you will not know much about what you are about to read. If you have then you will get the idea, we present for you “Things you don’t want to hear from your Spanish estate agent“. Of courseContinue reading
Valencia as a city is one of those places that just invites you to live there. Its combination of accessibility, climate, culture, opportunity and work life balance make it an ideal destination for people looking to relax, work and have a lifestyle that suits them. Not everything in the gardenContinue reading
You come to Valencia and buy your Valencia Property whether as a permanent residence or a holiday home. You spend time here but in your own mind you still don’t seem to fit in maybe. We know why! It’s because you are not doing what the locals do. You areContinue reading
One of the things we are often asked is “how long will it take me to get into Valencia from this house we are interested in?” The answer is invariably half an hour give or take five minutes. To demonstrate this I decided to take the information from Google mapsContinue reading
We get clients from all over the World at Valencia Property looking at our properties and deciding to base their life in the wonderful city of Valencia and its surroundings. However we are often asked what type of person buys property in the area. Today therefore we present a guideContinue reading
As we have said many times before on these pages Valencia is a wonderful place to live. The best thing is that it is a a great place to live all year round but it’s in the summer when the long, warm Valencian evenings come into their own and youContinue reading
At Valencia Property we deal with international real estate clients day in day out. The demand for property to rent and buy in Valencia is currently huge and the demand for areas around the city in the commuter belt is growing every day. Relocating to Valencia is something that moreContinue reading
In this special post just for our readers based in the UK we look at the implications of the tentative deal struck by the EU and the UK last week. The first stage of Brexit negotiations has concluded and the blockheads in charge of the UK have got what theyContinue reading
Valencia is quite lucky in that it is a relatively stable part of the world with an enviable climate, excellent communications and a very high quality of life index. We have talked recently here of why Valencia is the right place at the right time and today it is time toContinue reading
Sometimes you want to keep something to yourself don’t you: Sometimes when something is so good you really want it to stay special, stay the same just for you. Well, psst, Valencia is special, Valencia can be yours and you can still keep it quiet because it flies under theContinue reading
We have talked on these pages before about why you should come to live in Valencia, in fact we gave you 112 Reasons to move to Valencia here. But once here how can you upgrade your everyday experience of living in Spain’s third biggest city? Today we look at someContinue reading
Surprisingly Valencia has cooled down in the week since I got back from a wet, grey, cloudy and rather depressing Brexit obsessed UK. It’s around 28 degrees every day rather than the 30+ degrees that was common in July. The Mediterranean is warm and welcoming, the beach bars are ratherContinue reading
Yes, we are back on the subject of Brexit, that stultifyingly stupid piece of self harm promoted by vainglorious cockwombles such as Farage, Johnson and now May. We have talked about it in the past and already we have an influx of Remainers coming to live in Spain having hadContinue reading
You know the drill, one day you realise that there must be something better in life. Maybe it’s another drizzle filled morning sitting in a never ending, soul destroying traffic jam and suddenly a song appears on your Spotify playlist from your younger days and it immediately transports you backContinue reading