Welcome back to our Guide to Valencia’s 19 districts. In part 4 we are looking at the edges of the city so we are not only including the final districts actually included in the city limits itself but also the peripheral districts and towns we like that are just asContinue reading
If you are looking for a place to live within striking distance of Valencia but not in the city itself there are plenty of options within twenty minutes. We have already written in these pages about our love for Naquera and Olocau (And many other places) and today it’s time toContinue 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
We have been asked many times for help with currency transfers, legal contracts, and a whole host of more day to day issues that people have when buying their Valencia Property. We thought it would be useful to let you know what we do with you as a client whenContinue 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
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 communicationsContinue reading
Here comes the summer and it’s time to show off your new wardrobe. This is true for people as it is for property. We have been working hard in the last month to bring you more fantastic Valencia Property onto the main site and so today we thought it wasContinue reading
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
We have an average of 80 years on this Earth and of those we spend around 15 in school, 4 doing pointless degrees to be able to flip burgers from a standpoint of knowledge of ancient Roman runes, 20 sleeping, 10 years eating yadda yadda yadda… After the 15 interminableContinue reading
Brexit! There I’ve said it and for once (just this once though I promise) I didn’t swear. So now it’s time to take back control of your life. If you are one of the 48% (Let’s call this part the sane half of the UK population) you voted Remain. The stats sayContinue reading
It’s time to extrapolate a little and take a look at the areas that are performing best on our website. In other words which pages are being visited the most on Valencia Property by people searching for property in the area? Clear trends are emerging that may help you to also identify areas thatContinue reading
When you are thinking of moving to Spain you are presented with a plethora of options as to places to base yourself. After all, Spain is such a rich and varied country with so many different and interesting places. However here in Valencia we are ever so slightly biased, soContinue reading
We have had an influx recently. A rising tide some might say. More and more people looking to retire to Valencia and every single one of these people has different reasons for coming here. Traditionally, people retire to Spain for the climate among a plethora of other reasons but todayContinue reading
We are so lucky here but many of us are not here through an accident of birth, through family connections or because life has just happened to us. “Lifestyle Design” is a reality for many of us and this week I will be introducing you to yet another new businessContinue reading
September has arrived and with it the usual deluge of excellent properties being sold in Valencia, people tend to put good properties up for sale after the summer for some reason. So I thought I would highlight some of them on this post and send you back to Valencia Property or to our Facebook page in order to take a look at more photos.
It is a well known fact that sales of property in Spain are at historically low figures at the moment when compared with other years. However the figures themselves are skewed somewhat by the fact that they do not tend to distinguish between the diminished internal demand (due to lack of credit and the ongoing crisis meaning that Spain has effectively been in a crushing recession since 2007) and the soaring international demand for Spanish property that has now reached or even exceded 2007 levels in many areas due to the low prices, favourable exchange rate and the fact that many other countries are now exiting their own recessions.
If you are from outside the EU you now have the possibility of getting residency in Spain at a cost of anything over 500,000 Euros, the minimum spend required, mortgage free, in order to apply for residency which will be granted automatically. Over on the Spanish Residency Site we have detailed the requirements for getting residency if you are not an EU citizen and you can see that post here.
My head is hurting today. It has been for two days to tell the truth. It’s not hurting because I have a headache it’s been hurting because I have spent the last two days banging my head against a brick wall not believing how stupid the Valencian government has been. (What? I hear you ask. A government being stupid!! Never)
I promised a few weeks ago that I would be doing 100 videos in the style of “100 Tips for People Moving To Spain” to give you 100 reasons to live in Spain. Well the YouTube project has started with the introduction video and the first three reasons now on the new playlist here.
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.