Valencia’s beach to the North of the Port is divided into three areas; the Cabanyal, the Malvarrosa and the Patacona (For purposes of this article we divide it into four). However it really is just one long and very sandy beach with an excellent promenade that you will find people skating, cycling and jogging up and down every day all year round. The beach area is not overdeveloped as great measures have been taken to make sure that there was no massive property development that could spoil the feel of the area. However this has meant that for many years it was ignored. Now things are changing and even the Valencians are starting to appreciate what an underused and excellent asset the city has. To find out why we need to look back at the history of the city.
Sold, sold, sold, sold, sold, sold and a long etcetera.
I go away for a week and a half and all hell breaks loose. If anyone thinks that the Spanish property market is dead then they should have been in Valencia last week. I wasn’t.
What do you say when somebody actually says something to you that is so ridiculous that it defies belief? This is a question that you could ask every day to estate agent as some people seem to think that the property defies the laws of supply and demand, the law of price gravity, legality itself, in fact it just defies any laws at all.
There are many reasons of course for wanting to live by the beach in Valencia
you are living in a big city
you have an excellent Beach on your doorstep
you have a brilliant climate although it is raining today
the connection with the city is excellent via the tram, the bikes you can hire and the buses
the area has a life of its own
There is one huge attraction right now though. The prices.
We do very few rentals but every year in September we have an influx of teachers and parents coming into the international schools looking for rental property. Therefore we take on some good properties for rental in the city as this is where the majority of the teachers want to live and we take on some villas for the parents and their families.
Just to the north of Valencia, 4km exactly, is the Marina village of Port Saplaya. Now Port Saplaya has an internal Marina, and many properties have views over the Marina or the Mediterranean, just avoid the ones with the views over the motorway to the back.
Today’s video in our 100 tips about moving to Spain takes on the Spanish Coastal Law (or La Ley De Costas) A totally confusing and rambling law implemented in different ways in different areas of Spain it is really something that you should be aware of. Even being a celebrity will not help you if you fall foul of it as Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith found out (Google it) Watch the video for a little bit more information and if you are thinking of buying a property near the beach then bear this law in mind and make sure your lawyer checks it out for your particular property.
A video post giving you some advice about public transport in Valencia and how to avoid the summer traffic that grows exponentially by the beach in Valencia. The second year of the crisis probably means that more people will be holidaying at home
For many years now we have been telling clients coming to Valencia to live that one of the best places to buy a flat is the Cabañal. It is undervalued, well communicated and near the beach. There was one element of doubt over buying in the Cabañal though.
Video carcast about mortgages and price drops in the Spanish Property Market with special relevance to Valencia.
Sometimes you find a house or flat that is a little different and you just know that loads of people will like it but selling it will be like finding hen’s teeth because it requires a certain type of client. This house may be one of them. There are aContinue reading