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Your Valencia Questions Answered
2024-05-12 09:47:56

Your Valencia Questions Answered

Last Friday we had a Whatsapp Q+A where we answered questions for everyone on our Whatsapp list. Our whatsapp list is where we send out notifications of new listings, price drops, blog posts, podcasts and more so that people can keep up to date with the market here in Valencia. If you want to join the list just let us know, you can find out how at the end. The Q+A was going really well until I used the word "Bribery" as a joke answer to a question. At that point things got a lot quieter and I found out later that people had stopped receiving the messages after that point. I am working on the assumption that Whatsapp throttled our messages after this point because every time I sent a message over 200 people received it.

The Increasing Difficulty of Finding a Property in Valencia
2024-03-04 08:29:46

The Increasing Difficulty of Finding a Property in Valencia

We have talked before about the rental crisis in the market in Valencia and we have told you that you will have limited options on your purchase if you are clear about what you want because there will never be more than a handful of options available to you at any one time. What if we told you though that those options are reducing even further? And because of this we will now give you the most convincing case ever for using a buyer’s agent?

How To Choose Investment Property To Rent Out
2023-10-30 08:49:54

How To Choose Investment Property To Rent Out

Before we start let's get this clear. The reason we are encouraging people to buy property to rent out is to bring more rental properties onto the market and help to sort out the rental crisis in Valencia. This has been put into sharp focus in the last week with the news that the number of properties available to rent has gone down by over 40% this year alone and this is after falls in the last two years meaning that in some areas there are now up to 80% fewer available properties to rent than a few years ago pre-pandemic. The knock-on effects of this are manifold but suffice to say price rises due to lack of supply, difficulties in finding suitable and affordable accommodation for locals, students and incomers and pressures on current tenants coming up to the end of their contracts are among them.

Where to Start This Week...
2023-08-14 08:27:48

Where to Start This Week...

There's so much to write about this week that it's difficult to know where to start. Should we go with the weather and the hottest ever temperature in Valencia? Should we start with the Instagram interview we did last week? The new websites and projects? The official launch of Stepping Stone Rentals and the first reserves made? The agreed sales? New listings? ... There's so much. But first it's still holiday time isn't it...?

Why You Should Sell Your Home With Valencia Property
2023-08-07 08:31:08

Why You Should Sell Your Home With Valencia Property

As a seller of property in Valencia for whatever reason you are selling, Valencia Property is the best solution you can use to sell on the international market. Established for well over 20 years, Valencia Property is best known as a buyers' agent working for international buyers from all over the World who want to buy in Valencia. As the number one result for many terms to do with property in Valencia on most search engines and the only agency to have a Podcast, a Youtube Channel, a hugely informative blog that is updated regularly (You're reading it now) as well as our homepage with our property listings we have a large throughput of clients finding us from everywhere and every direction.

The Valencia Property Network Guide
2023-08-19 13:12:56

The Valencia Property Network Guide

Once again on arriving at the half way point of the year we are on target for a record number of sales this year with a large throughput of clients and also so many in the pipeline that summer is looking difficult holiday wise. However, recently we have been getting a load of calls along the lines of... "We are buying a property through another agent but we could do with some advice" "We have already bought a place but have just found your blog and we need some help" So today here is the Valencia Propery network which we put in place for our own clients.

FAQ Me 2
2023-06-10 13:18:03

FAQ Me 2

Last week we had our first session of Frequently Asked Questions about Valencia Property and today it's time for a second helping. We also look at our latest podcast about what it's like to be an estate agent or realtor in Valencia and bring you our properties of the week and some news from Valencia along with our tip for this week.

Cash Buyers and Mortgages in Valencia
2023-03-26 22:50:23

Cash Buyers and Mortgages in Valencia

Sometimes we get an enquiry which states, "I'm a cash buyer so will I be able to get a discount?" (A fair question) Or at times "I'm a cash buyer so I'll be expecting a deep discount on any property I buy!" (An entitled person who doesn't understand how things work and wonders why they have so few friends) Can you guess which kind of client we prefer? The latter can go elsewhere because that's not the reality of the market currently. The former we can work with and hopefully get them a discount on the property for quick completion but there is a universal truth here which both are missing. For the seller everyone is a cash buyer.

The Valencia Community Coastline Towns Worth Investigating (Part Two)
2022-11-28 08:40:58

The Valencia Community Coastline Towns Worth Investigating (Part Two)

Last week we talked about the places we thought that were worth looking at (And also Oropesa) to the North of Valencia. Today we go down the coast from Valencia towards and into Alicante to show you places you should be investigating if you are interested in living near the best beaches in Valencia. As we mentioned last week the majority of our clients want to live in or around Valencia but that doesn't mean if you want to live elsewhere we cannot give you the best service possible. Our tentacles reach out both up and down the coast despite our focus being the city of Valencia itself and the areas around it.

The Market and The Weather Are Hot Hot Hot
2022-07-18 07:58:47

The Market and The Weather Are Hot Hot Hot

Summer has arrived in Valencia with the accompanying heat both of the weather and the property market. The hot weather, well, the truth is we expect it in Spain but maybe not when it's this hot. Equally, the market we often describe as hot in the summer but maybe not this hot. Even though banks are starting to raise interest rates bit by bit to try and make more money from the current situation in the market, they have just announced record quarterly profits too, buyers are still buying and many are still quite happy to apply for a mortgage even though interest rates are 1% higher than a month or so ago. So in this post we are going to look at the heat of the market and the weather and how to keep cool in both of them.

The Best Laid Plans, Covid 19 and a Summer Quiz
2022-07-04 19:08:51

The Best Laid Plans, Covid 19 and a Summer Quiz

This week there wasn't supposed to be a blog post. The writer of these posts, that'll be me, Graham, was supposed to be away lapping up the cool, cloudy weather of Asturias in Northern Spain, eating too much, pouring cider from a great height and generally swithching off. However, despite what many people think Covid is still around and it's back big time in Spain this week. It probably got brought back to my house last week from my wife's school and Covid in its infinite wisdom decided to hit the whole family at once, meaning that we didn't have to self isolate in a room at home at least.

Why You Cannot See Properties at the Weekend
2022-06-15 11:36:18

Why You Cannot See Properties at the Weekend

I got riled by Facebook this week. I know, I know, I should just avoid it like an increasing number of people are doing but I couldn't let it lie this time. Apparently, according to people in Facebook groups at least, you cannot go to see properties in Valencia at the weekend because, and I quote, "all agents are a bunch of workshy cowboys who don't do anything to justify the commission payments they receive on making sales". And as you know people in Facebook groups are reasonable people with considered opinions who are not know-alls at all and know everything about everything despite never having worked in any of the industries they opine on so it must be true right?

The Reserve Payment. Why It's Becoming Normal
2022-05-16 00:15:22

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.

Are You Getting Value For Money?
2022-05-02 07:49:43

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

Spring Has Arrived In Valencia and Summer Plans
2022-04-25 09:06:03

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.

Buying Property To Rent Out Around Valencia
2022-03-20 21:31:27

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.

Timelines For Buying Valencia Property
2022-02-18 09:01:51

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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