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.
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.
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 (Gotelé) 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
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
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.
We sent a mail out to our subscribers asking them what questions they would ask about buying Valencia Property and life in Valencia. We got some great questions back. So I made a video answering some of those questions and also showing you what we don’t spend all our day doing in Valencia and Spain. Take a look.
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.
Believe it or not this is the 1000th post written on this blog and the others we had over the years, they were imported here so that’s why we know. And of course we find ourselves in a rather strange situation previously unknown. Therefore we thought it would be right to write a post about what happens next, when the Coronavirus lockdown is all over, and the timescales for that.
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.
2019 in Valencia Property has been very interesting. Unlike last year we are not going to say we doubled sales because we didn’t. Coming into the last two weeks of the year it looks like we are on course to maintain the number of sales from last year or maybeContinue reading
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.
As we have written before in these pages, Valencia is not huge. You are never far away from the centre wherever you are. With a population of 750,000 in that area and a million adding in a couple of the periphery areas that means that Valencia should be pretty fullContinue reading
Envy! It’s an awful thing, it gnaws away at your soul and makes you angry and resentful. I get it all the time from people following our social media accounts, it’s funny; “Wow, wish I had the money to buy that place.” “Stop it Graham, just stop it!” (Usually afterContinue reading
Over the last few months we have had more and more clients deciding to rent out their Valencia Property long term rather than using portals such as Airbnb. You can see some of the reasons why the Airbnb model is failing in the city here. Long term rentals have becomeContinue reading
As a city Valencia is just about the perfect size for modern living, not too big but large enough to have plenty going on all year round. As we have talked about before in these pages you are never far away from the centre in Valencia, in fact you areContinue reading
The process of modernising an apartment or house in Valencia can be quite complicated and time consuming. We have seen people get into trouble over the years with trying to micromanage builders here perhaps with little knowledge of how builders work here and the role of architects and others inContinue reading