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The Valencia Property Podcast and The Bonus Ball

We have just produced the final episode of the first series of the Valencia Property podcast (You can listen to all the episodes here). We are not finishing with the Podcast we are just going to a new schedule as it has been majorly successful for us as a marketing tool and we love doing it as it gives us more of a connection with our clients. It’s amazing how many people listen to podcasts these days.

So today we are going to look back at what we have done so far on the podcast, tell you where to find those episodes, look at what the podcast has done for us as a company and look at the state of the property market through the lens of the properties we have sold this year, in terms of prices, availability, nationalities buying and a whole lot more.

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The Reserve Payment. Why It’s Becoming Normal

This isn’t going to be an epic long post like some of our recent ones but it is quite important as it explains a concept that we have mentioned in passing before but as it is now becoming more the norm you should know more about it. We are talking here about the concept of the reserve payment to take something off the market while the owner considers an offer.

Traditionally the process of buying a Spanish property, which you can read more about at the link, was simple, make an offer, wait until it is accepted or negotiated and then put a deposit down in the Arras contract. Things have changed because of the market which is blowing really hot.

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Are You Getting Value For Money?

Today’s post looks at whether you are getting value for money when buying a property in Valencia. To decide this we must look at what we mean by the term value for money because it means different things to different people. What is the measure we are going to use? To determine this we are going to use four metrics.

1) Reference Values
2) Comparative Methods
3) Space and M2 Price
4) National and International Comparisons

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Spring Has Arrived In Valencia and Summer Plans

Finally, we have arrived in Spring in Valencia and the sun is out and the temperatures have risen. It’s unusually late this year but we are now looking forward to a long warm spring and summer. Here at Valencia Property we are really busy as always and we start the week tomorrow (Because today, Monday, is yet another holiday in the city) with a day at the notary and afternoon visits to properties.

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Careful Now. Down With This Sort of Thing

Here at Valencia Property we have been working with clients for over twenty years now helping people with buying their properties. It’s because of this that it pains us to see what can happen to people when they are looking to buy in Valencia so we thought today we would tell you a few things that are happening in the background so that you can avoid the worst problems. Of course we will always tell you to use our services but we cannot advise you not to use others’ services. Some agents are really good, some are ok and some are absolute cowboys. Today, we will talk about some of them, the cowboys of course, and also about the scammers that we featured in our latest podcast which you can listen to here.

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Buying Property To Rent Out Around Valencia

The refrain we are constantly repeating on every call we receive asking us whether we have anything to rent is as follows:

“I’m sorry, we haven’t got anything”

Every day we receive calls, Whatsapps and mail asking us whether there are any flats for rental and we haven’t got anything. Now and again we get an apartment for rental and we are renting it out in days without a problem. As a potential Valencia Property buyer looking to acquire a property for rental this is good news of course as you have a large pool of potential tenants looking to move into your apartments.

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Valencia Property Spring 2022 Report

Last year we wrote that the Valencia Property market had gone mad, you can read it here. (We got a content warning from Facebook that the post was discriminatory, go figure) Now we need to write that it has gone ever more mad, madder perhaps or “completamente loco”? The first two months of the year were the busiest we have ever experienced (In 22 years of doing this) and things are continuing that way so far in March 2022 despite…(Looks around and waves an arm in the air)… the World… so we are going to let you into a few secrets about the Valencia Property market as it stands so you can get ready for what is happening when you visit.

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Why Valencia Benefits From The Homeworking Revolution

Valencia is a place that benefits from what the World has become over the last couple of years in general. It benefits because the basics for a good life are here with a more than reasonable climate (one of the best in the World according to many official sources), an excellent work life balance, an affordable place for people to move to from many more expensive areas of Europe and the World, a progressive outlook and from it being a comparatively safe place to settle in terms of personal safety and also safety from natural disasters, potential conflicts and more. Moreover it definitely benefits from homeworking and in this article we are going to explain why.

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Timelines For Buying Valencia Property

Those of you who listen to the podcast will have heard about the timelines you need for buying Valencia Property back in episode one (You can get it here and while there listen to our other episodes and subscribe). However, we know that there are some people who prefer reading to listening and therefore today we are going into a deep dive about the timelines you should be thinking about when looking to buy property in Valencia. Now this is an overview and for some people the timeline will change but as a general rule of thumb these are the stages and actions you should be thinking about.

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Photoshop and Other Sins in Real Estate Listings

If there’s one thing we have always had clear at Valencia Property it’s that we will not use photoshop to make photos look better. We will not show you a CGI render, we won’t add in details that aren’t there or put in an artist’s impression and we will not put a plan of the property up which then turns out to be what it could look like once you do a modernisation costing fifty thousand Euros. And this is especially important when you are looking at property remotely.

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20 Great Little Things About Valencia

We often write in these blog posts about how good Valencia is in terms of lifestyle. We show you images of properties and areas that show Valencia “in the whole” and give you a broad overview of what awaits you in the city and around. On our social media channels we show you impressive views, great properties, Valencia Blues, the stunning countryside and news about what is happening in and around the city. We even once posted an epic image based post about 112 Reasons for Moving to Valencia. However today we are going to focus on some of those little things that make Valencia a satisfying place to live. Things that we often overlook but increase the liveability of the city. Take a look at 20 great little (and not so little) things about Valencia.

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All or Nothing. Choosing a Townhouse

We are getting a lot of interest in townhouses at the moment as many of them offer that perfect blend of space, facilities, value for money and character. On Friday I went to show the townhouse featured in the main image here just to the South of Gandia and I’ve got to say it was rather stunning. Totally modernised in a stylish way retaining the original features such as the original floors and the arched doorways.

However, I also went to see a similar property around the corner but this one required a modernisation. It had a nice facade requiring a bit of a paint but also a litany of issues inside. Read on about the difference because you get all or nothing.

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2022 Starts and It’s Complicated…

Welcome to 2022 and Valencia Property. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible with long form blog posts and more but Spain remains on holiday at the moment and Epiphany arrives on the 6th and nothing gets back to normal this year until the 10th when the kids go back to school and the majority of people go back to work.

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What Did People Buy in 2021 in Valencia

Every year we produce a report on what people are buying in Valencia Property. Our clients are people just like you who are looking for their own ideal property in Valencia. These reports help you to see trends in the market but are not definitive by any means. They do allow us to give an overview of what is happening though and may help you to see the direction of travel in Valencia Property.

We look at nationalities, locations, types of properties, prices, usage and state of the properties to give you a full overview. Take a look.

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When Perfect is the Enemy of Good or Great

I recently wrote an article about the Paradox of Choice, you can see it at the link. In it we talked about there being less choice in the market but that is not necessarily a bad thing. We talked about positive constraints and knowing what you want when you are buying property or, to put it bluntly, anything really. When you are sure about what your requirements are then it is a lot easier to find what you are looking for. However, this is a follow up, this is a warning and it’s important when looking for property or anything, sometimes perfect is your enemy because perfect doesn’t exist, sometimes good enough is great!

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December 2021 in Valencia Property Land

Normally you get articles on Mondays but today is a Tuesday post because it was my birthday yesterday and I decided to do no work. Now the truth is that December will mean not doing anything on many days because that is what happens in December in Spain. In this post we will tell you about the latest news from Valencia in terms of property, mortgages and inevitably, and unfortunately, Covid, news about holidays this month and our Golden Visa Property of the week too. We will also talk about illegality. Enjoy.

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What Makes a Valencian Village (or Town)?

With the move towards townhouses and towns and villages outside the city, whether caused by the pandemic or otherwise, we have been asked many times what is it like to live in a Valencian village or town. Today therefore we thought we would take a look at the aspects that make up a Valencian town.

Civic pride is a big thing with Valencian towns and villages and any local council that doesn’t work on the physical aspects of a town, and even more importantly the fiestas, will have little chance of being re-elected when the next turn at the urns comes. There are many common themes that we can see in what makes a town so let’s look at them in turn.

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Where Do The People With Ferraris Live?

It’s not my bag and it’s not my style but a question posed this week by a client moving to Valencia in January piqued my interest. They are looking to move to Valencia and wanted to be in an area that you could class as “High End” Valencia, the question was “Where do the people with Ferraris live?”. So today we are going to list the areas where the people with Ferraris live so you can either aim to join them or totally avoid them because your requirements involve much more than living in an area where people wouldn’t give people like me the time of day ;-). (I’m sure the potential client was joking but if it gives me material for a blog post then I’m good with that.)

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Apartment, Villa or Townhouse?

For years we have been pushing the claims of townhouses as alternatives to villas or apartments for living in and around Valencia. Not many people have agreed with us as apartments, especially those in the city, and villas have continued to make up well over 90% of our sales to buyers of property in Valencia.

Could this be changing though?

We are starting to see an uptick of interest in townhouses, especially those with back patios and terraces, and we are also seeing a greater desire to be in one of the villages or towns around Valencia with easy access into the city.