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!
One of the things that surprises people on coming to Valencia is the variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and the rest. Only yesterday a client commented that it was so refreshing to not come upon a Starbucks on every corner. I had to admit there are four or five but told her that one had closed down because nobody ever went there. Years ago I remember a friend’s daughter being so excited that a Starbucks was going to open in Valencia because… well she couldn’t explain why exactly… it was just it was something different. She wasn’t even a coffee drinker.
Spring has arrived in Valencia after what was not really a long gruelling winter, we are spoilt here by the climate to tell the truth. Spring arrived with overnight rain and 24 hours of the wet stuff is about as much as we have had in the past two months.Continue reading
We have previously talked in these pages of why Ruzafa is the hottest property market in Valencia, and it continues to be so. For some people Ruzafa is now out of their budget and the alternatives we offered up in that article continue to be good options. However, for someContinue reading
That has been a pretty spectacular year in Valencia Property. Both inside and outside the city there has been in increase in sales and the increase in prices that is pronounced in Valencia, 24% increase year on year in the city, is now starting to move to the more popularContinue reading
Over the last few years a huge percentage of our clients have bought apartments in Valencia city. The reasons were obvious, price, location and comparisons i.e, wherever you were coming from prices looked extremely attractive when comparing with your location whether that was within Spain, Madrid and Barcelona, or abroad,Continue reading
Prices have risen considerably in the last year or so on Valencia Property in the city. Therefore many people have found that the amount of money they have no longer buys them what they thought they could get when they first started looking in the city. It is often sixContinue reading
We have put in the number one reason on these pages before, escaping from the Trumpfuhrer, but there are a myriad of reasons that Americans should move to Valencia in Spain before either Florida or California or any other place often compared with Valencia and Spain. The numbers of AmericansContinue reading
We wrote a blog post a few weeks ago about how our personal Valencia Property MLS works for you. Today we are going to show you what it has meant for just some of our clients this year. What we have found for them in collaboration with other agents andContinue 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
Anything in life requires timing, you get the timing right and you benefit massively, you get it wrong and maybe a great idea doesn’t come to fruition because its time has not yet arrived or you are slightly too late. Buying your Valencia Property comes into that category. The SpanishContinue reading
If you read the international press articles about visiting or moving to Valencia you could be forgiven for thinking that there is just one place to be, Ruzafa. Every article written in the last few years about the city of Valencia has mentioned Ruzafa as the place to be, toContinue reading
The main part of the summer is over, that bit where we have to put up with the kids every day. It will still be hot for the next couple of months here in Valencia and after that it will be lovely and warm still during the winter if previousContinue 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
It’s summertime and Valencia is looking gorgeous as it bakes in the sun. Luckily being on the coast we don’t get the extreme temperatures of inland Spain where temperatures of up to 47 degrees were recorded last week in Cordoba and Granada, we had a much more comfortable 31 degreesContinue reading
Three months ago I wrote this article about the first quarter of 2017 in Valencia Property land. http://valencia-property.com/new/2017/04/05/the-first-quarter-of-2017-in-valencia-property-brexit-trump-and-lifestyle/ It’s time now for the second quarter report and to let you know what is happening on the ground for foreign buyers in Valencia. Virtually everything I wrote in the first quarterContinue reading
There are many reasons that a person decides to settle in a place to live. Family ties, inertia and work are three of the obvious ones. However over recent years Lifestyle Design has become much more important. As we become more mobile and the world is shrunk by better communications in terms of both the internet and transport connections we have greater choice in life. If you are able to make a choice and are not tied down to your traditional hometown or a life driven by work and commuting why would you choose Valencia? Well, we have put together a not so short list for you. Let’s present, just for you, 112 Reasons to move to Valencia.
The market for property in Valencia city has gone a bit wild over the last month. There are so many buyers out there in the city, both Spanish and foreign buyers, and in certain areas a dearth of available properties for those buyers. So when you make an offer thatContinue reading
February has started at a mad pace and looks as if it will continue that way. Valencia is still in the depths of winter, only around 20 degrees C most days, so coats are still in evidence. Currently we are working with clients looking for the following types of property.Continue 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.