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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Bare brick walls, open plan spaces, glass floored walkways to enter the property, Palace conversions and that perfect terrace with endless views over the city. It’s everyone’s dream Valencia bolthole. However, properties like this don’t come cheap and more importantly are like the proverbial hens’ teeth, difficult to find.
For those of you who might have been away or not able to get to Valencia recently you may not have seen the changes that have happened recently. Projects such as the increasing number of bike lanes, the pedestrianisation of the town hall square, the new building projects on the edge of the city, the revamped Plaza Redonda and even the roof on the Levante football stadium… things are changing.
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.
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.
We get it! You’re jealous already. 2020 has started and where you are either it’s cold, it’s on fire, you have fascists in government, it’s depressing, it’s wet, it’s expensive, there’s a war going on, you don’t feel safe, you can’t go out at night or… OK it might not be one of those but you would love to be in Spain and you would love to be in Valencia. We know that. That’s why you are reading this blog.
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.
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