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The Valencia Property Market Has Gone Mad

I wrote something on Facebook last night about what is happening in the Valencia Property market and I promised to expand on why I think this is happening.

Let’s get the caveats out of the way. We are sure to be called liars and typical agents talking up the market and stuff but, as Rafa Benitez once said, here are some facts:

Today we tried to arrange some visits for a client for Friday. Out of the ten properties we wanted to see five have sold in the last week. All have deposits left on them and mostly at asking price!

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Your Agent Is Not Your Enemy

I was encouraged to write this article as a result of a few interactions recently by our agents. In the body of the article I will detail what happened and how this makes it more difficult for us, and indeed you, to find your ideal Valencia Property. Firstly though let’s lay out the ground rules for this post.

The vast majority of people looking to buy Valencia Property work hand in hand with us, sharing interesting properties, their thoughts on each property they see and they give us their wishlist, allowing us to trim down potential properties that will suit their needs so they only see the best.

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When You Get Enquiries You Don’t Want

We have our own website which we keep up to date at all times of course. As soon as a deposit is left on a property we mark it as under offer or sold and then once the final signing comes we take it off the site.

Unfortunately, the property portals are not as quick as us. They use a system of feeds taken from individual websites which show properties and we pay for the privilege of putting our properties on their sites because in theory they have greater reach and we should get more enquiries

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Lockdown Properties in Valencia For All Price Ranges

Covid19 is a pain in the butt. There I’ve said it. There are more restrictions in place in Valencia right now but as far as we understand it we can still show properties at least as I write this. We are being ultra careful with the way we show properties: Social Distancing, hand sanitizer, multiple cars, windows open etc… where possible but the process of buying continues to work.

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News, Mortgages and the Latest Valencia Properties

We completed our first sale of the year today at the notary and also took a client to a second visit of a property they are very interested in up in Naquera. This week has also included the acceptance of an offer for a place in Valencia City for our highest ever sale price in the city.

We currently have three sets of clients here looking for the Spanish Golden Visa and their ticket into the Schengen area through purchase of property in Spain, one American couple, one Australian and our first British clients taking this route to maintain their freedom of movement (They didn’t previously need it of course)

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Back to Work, Back To Reality

It has been a slow start to 2021 in Valencia. This always happens due to Kings Day on the 6th January (Epiphany) but this year it has seemed slower. We were due to have a signing today, 8th January, but it has been put off until next week as the bank sent the papers for the mortgage to the wrong notary (Spain happens) and then the regional government put in place new restrictions on movement including some towns completely shut down, see below, and then the weather decided to go really bad and maybe we will get some snow, Requena already has some!

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How to Add 30,000 Euros to Your Valencia Property Villa

Last week we published our post about how to add value to a property in the city, usually an apartment. You can see that post here. We said we would return to this subject and look at houses and villas so today it’s time to do that. And remember as a buyer this is what you can do in many cases after purchase to increase the value of your property immediately without any building costs, projects or licences.

However, bear in mind that everything we said in that post needs to be done in a house too. The below are the extra things that need to be done in order to maximise value in a house. And some of them cost considerably more than the basics in the last post.

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How To Add 30,000 Euros Value To Your Valencia Property

In general, people in Spain don’t tend to present a property for sale. if you do then you already have an advantage as the initial impression is “cool” rather than “omfg”.

As agents, we go round to take a look at a property, give suggestions for easy changes to make, value the property and start marketing it once everything is agreed. Once we get the first visits we go back and generally find out that nothing has changed

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Spain’s State Of Alarm Until May 2021

It has been a busy weekend in Spain as the government announced that it will be seeking support in Parliament to implement a State of Alarm throughout the country until May 9th 2021 in order to give regional governments the possibility of controlling the Covid-19 Pandemic. Obviously this will have repercussions in the Valencia region and on people visiting in order to buy property in Valencia.

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The Continuing Resilience Of the Valencia Property Market

We are living in strange times as you know. Covid19 continues to dominate everyone’s waking thoughts and many places are being placed into further restrictions and local lockdowns.

Valencia currently has very low transmission rates of Covid and there are no restrictions in place at the moment. There are hyper local breakouts of the infection which are generally tracked and traced quickly. Because of this life goes on pretty much normally here except that everybody, and I mean everybody, wears a mask and when you walk into a shop or public enclosed space there is hand sanitiser available.

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How Much Will My Modernisation Cost Me?

You might love the location, you may love the idea of becoming a part of the community in that area, you maybe don’t love the state of the electrics in a property. Perhaps the thought of having popcorn walls (GotelĂ©) forever fills you with dread… that bathroom just has to go… omfg look at the kitchen… you get the idea. Your perfect apartment or house might not look perfect when you walk into it but you know one thing at least… it has “potential”, lots of it, in spades and you want to make it yours

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Dual Family Homes in Valencia

We are getting a lot of enquiries recently from clients wanting homes that will allow their extended family to live there comfortably, dual family homes. The ideal in this scenario is a two level house with the two floors being independent of each other, but we are also being asked for two properties on one plot and two apartments next to each other or even larger apartments that have been merged into one. As Valencia Property finders this gets us looking as we think this is becoming a trend

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One Step Spanish Golden Visa Properties

We are getting plenty of people looking to buy property in Valencia in order to get their Spanish Golden Visa. For those that don’t know what the Spanish Golden Visa involves it requires an investment of 500k in property in Spain without a mortgage in order to be granted a visa that allows you to move freely through Spain and the other Schengen countries without the requirement to actually live in Spain for more than six months of the year, a requirement of the usual Spanish residency visa. You investment can be on one property or a portfolio of properties to make up the 500k minimum.

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The Valencia Property Consultation Call and Whatsapp Alerts

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.