It looks like Valencia will be featured in the Sunday Telegraph next week and the newspaper had a wide range of property to select to feature in the article. Today we look at some of the best looking apartments in the city at a range of prices and give youContinue reading
I thought I would do a bit of a whiteboard explanation of where in Valencia City it is good to buy property and why. I put it in black and white because it’s a whiteboard right?
So in the video I explain the difference between Ruzafa and Ensanche, talk about the Cabanyal and Malvarrosa and the bit you need to avoid and also the different central areas of Valencia. I also eviscerate the area around Avenida de Francia… a bit.
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.
Sometimes you find an apartment so you just cannot sell so it gets ignored and never gets onto the site. Why might one not be able to sell it, price, location, construction quality… any number of reasons really. However, sometimes you get to see a property and you think “What a shame!” It has been ignored, underdeveloped, left to get dirty and generally unappreciated. Guess which category this falls into?
It has been over 40 degrees which is very unusual but it looks like it will be ten degrees less tomorrow which is when the practice starts for the Valencia Grand Prix. Who will win this year? Well whoever gets to the first corner first probably 😉 Let’s hope we at least have a Mark Webber moment to liven things up. The point of all this of course is that this is the last year when Valencia will have a Grand Prix every year. In future it will take turns with Barcelona.
However this shouldn’t effect the real estate market in the Cabanyal area of Valencia as it has fallen a long way on the back of broken promises to gentrify the area and extend Blasco Ibañez Avenue down to the beach.
Sometimes a property gets offered to be placed onto the books at Valencia Property and I seriously cannot believe the price, either one way or the other i.e, too high or so low! I have one on the site now (Among many other excellent places) which is a beach apartment for sale in Valencia just a two or three minutes walk from the beach for just 70k Euros.
Last week I had a situation that even surprised me. I try to get Valencia Property and properties in Spain that are extremely salable. Sometimes this means that the speed of the movement in the market can surprise even the quickest of clients.
On Sunday last week I went to take pictures of a property in Valencia. It was an apartment in Valencia that was large, with good views at a very decent price. The owner had placed it at 125000 Euros for an apartment with lift half way between the beach and the city centre in a nice area. (You can see it here) Now as you can see it is nothing to write home about in the aesthetic sense but it does the job and per square metre the price is good.
I was found today by a seller wanting to sell his Valencia attic flat and I am so glad he found me. He got in touch based on a search for agents selling attics in Valencia so it’s good to know that the page is working. So anyway I give you a totally modernised open plan attic apartment in Valencia. There are 78m2 of apartment and 55m2 of terrace. There is also the option to extend the apartment another 20m2 on the terrace and make a second bedroom, currently the apartment has one bedroom and bathroom.
Attics are my personal preference for living in a city in Spain. Luckily for me they are also the preference of my clients looking to buy in the City of Valencia in large part because what people are looking for when they are looking for a flat for sale in Valencia or any other Spanish city is outside space to complement the evident advantages of living on top of everything, the lack of need to have a car, having everything to hand when you need your milk and bread and the ability to get anywhere in the city within a short bus or metro ride.
Lliria town hall has just put out a new video promoting the town. They have missed a little trick by not having a subtitled version to attract expats but it gives a good vision of the town and you should take a look just to se the Roman ruins, the old fort, the museums and traditions of the town. 22 minutes in Spanish so get a coffee and sit back.
Valencia is often described as a city made up of a lot of villages. The truth is that is what it really is. Each area has its own centre and many of them have their own history that makes it unique. So in the first of this occasional series I am going to tell you about The Carmen area in Valencia.
Historically the Carmen is the old medieval centre of Valencia.
One of the niche markets in the whole Spanish property market that still holds its value well and actually does very well on sale are attics in the big cities. An attic flat doesn’t necessarily mean that it has sloping ceilings in Spain it just means it has a terrace, usually private. This is the holy grail for city livers in Spain and therefore the demand is always high which means prices maintain themselves.
Here are a few Valencia Properties for sale that have been reduced in price recently. There are reasons why these are especially good value. But you will need to ask me why.
Anyway the first property in Villamarchante has been reduced to 158000 Euros for a very quick sale. We have had it for sale at a higher price for some time but there was an issue with the electricity company having taken out the meter.
One of the things that we have discovered over the years is that the initial impression of a property is everything. The initial impression that most people have of our property is generally through the individual property page on Valencia Property. Therefore getting good photos and presenting them in an appealing way is important for any estate agent.
Of course if you look at the actual price the house is not the lowest in Spain because it is so large but this house for sale in Sagunto is the cheapest house for sale in Spain, or at least in the Valencia region per square metre. It also runs successfully as a “Casa Rural” making a decent income each year and this summer it was rented for 16 out of 20 weekends with a couple of full weeks thrown in for good measure.
This has been an enormously busy week. Lots of clients coming into the region looking for property and many new properties up for sale and rent. So here are a few of the new properties on the site and the links back to them to see all of the photos.
Firstly another property in La Pobla De Vallbona with the huge advantage of living a few doors away from me ;-).
If you are coming to live in Spain then there are some basics that you need to understand. 100 basics I have already put up on the Valencia Property You Tube Channel in the 100 tips for people thinking of moving to Spain. If you haven’t seen them already then my question is why? Oh yes time.
Anyway one of the things you need to understand is the notion of the Community and this may well be one of the reasons that the protests in Spain over the last few weeks and months have been relatively benign, some would say Ghandi-like in their forbearance and restraint, and the riots in the UK are not.
I was asked the question which of the properties on the site would you buy if you were moving at the moment? For me there is no competition and I will tell you where and why in a moment but first let’s look at why people buy property.
Everyone has a different motivation for buying a property in Spain or anywhere else for that matter. Mine are as follows. I have three kids one of whom is away at University but the other two are small and want outside space if at all possible. I need 4 bedrooms therefore but also I need an office space, living room and decent sized kitchen because I spend a lot of time there. I am not too bothered about off road parking and I would prefer to have outside space and a pool but without the hassles of looking after it.
I have just spent a couple of days updating the website with new properties for sale in Valencia, not new build just new for the site. The reason was simple even if you don’t believe it, so many properties have been sold recently that the Valencia Property site was looking a little bare.
As an estate agent in Valencia if there is one thing that satisfies me more than anything it is getting the right property at the right price and being able to offer it to the right client. This process makes my life a lot easier of course.
This week the process has produced three excellent properties for clients who have already indicated exactly what they are looking for. So let’s have a look at three very different properties in three price ranges and see what you get for your money.