Thursday, March 29, 2007

Buying Property in Spain - The Definitive and Quick Guide

I have produced a book about the buying process in Spain and the steps you need to take. It is a more or less definitive guide to buying in Spain. You can buy it using the button here. Also if you have any questions after reading it then you can ask us through this blog site.

It costs 2.99 Pounds and can be paid for using Paypal or your credit card securely at the Paypal site. Well worth a look as this book could save you thousands.

Alternatively if you want to buy it through your eBay account then look at the fixed price auction page and get it from there.
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Chapter Headings as Follows

· Introduction

· What reasons are there for living in Spain?

· What to expect on the ground.

· Living or Investing?

· Estate Agents

· Private Sales

· Lawyers and Powers of Attorney

· The Visit

· Getting a Mortgage and How a Bank Can Help You

· Why buy to let is not the best idea

· The Role of The Notary

· Costs on Sale. How much will my house cost me really?

· Commissions

· Aftersales Service and Work Needed to Complete Post Sale

· Now What?

A Couple of Points

For those of you who got in touch after yesterday's "Place in The Sun" on Channel Four just let me remind you please that it was filmed in Summer 2004 and prices have changed somewhat since then! So please don't be frustrated when you are told that what you are looking for only exists in the past.

Secondly for more info on what is going on in Valencia and some background another website has been brought to my attention this week,

A good source of info that is updated quite regularly with the latest comings and goings and information about the city itself. Keep up the good work Carole.

Whether it will mention the last three days constant rain though...

Monday, March 26, 2007

Wild West Ranch

John Wayne he ain't but Pedro Ruiz would probably not get off his horse on the Duke's orders. Pedro has set up and is now selling up his dream of a wild west ranch here in Valencia. The ranch has various Corrals that while they may be OK have a more educational base as they house the horses for the riding school and trekking that he does in the local area. The plot of 24000m2 has plenty of scope for even a bit of cross country riding and the buildings that are already there and the permits that are in place for further development make this a great business opportunity for the right person.

There is a 3 bedroomed nifty wooden house here for the owner to live on, a bar and restaurant area, children's play area, the beginnings of a wild west theme area, lots of stables, both finished and in construction, and parking for the many visitors cars that come here. It is set just four kilometres outside Casinos so should be considered a prime business candidate as this is just half an hour from Valencia and the potential of a million customers.

There is planning permission in place for a twelve bedroom ranch style guest house and the photo of the plans you can see above. The price? 675,000 Euros all in or you can buy the rights to running the riding school, bar and restaurant if you want and not purchase the whole thing.

An interesting concept this one.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Calicanto 450,000 Euros

This house is all ready and set up to move into. The main house has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, large living room, kitchen and storeroom. Outside there is a self contained apartment, soon to be finished, an excellent pool, paellero, gardens and loads of off road car parking. Satellite TV dish, double glazing, heating, air conditioning and the rest, this is a very well appointed place.

Have a look at the photos and videos on our You Tube Page

Great Flat In Ruzafa, Valencia

It's Fallas in Valencia so it is not quiet and you can't park anywhere. It is loud and very interesting. The flat here is in the heart of Ruzafa, the best part of Valencia for the Fallas. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large kitchen diner, hallway and living room.

It is on the third floor, with a lift!, and the facade of the building is recently painted. The flat is just a couple of minutes away from the soon to be developed Parque Central and it is a ten minute stroll into Valencia City Centre.

191,300 Euros for this place. A bargain.

Check out the videos.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

A Flat Near The Beach. 175,000 Euros

If you think that the fourth floor is too high to not have a lift then this is not for you. If you are willing to go the extra in order to have a light and airy flat with a semi exclusive roof terrace just above then this might well be a good buy. Situated just eight mins walk from the beach and America´s Cup port this two bedroomed, previously three, flat of 84m2 just needs a makeover of the kitchen and bathroom to be excellent. Even the hallway is big enough for the office here.

Have a look at the video and then the pics and get straight in touch on to investigate more if you are interested at 175,000 Euros or very nearest offer.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Valencia Property Charity Work

Over the past three years Valencia Property has made many donations to the school in Cameroon set up by Judith Burnett. We provided 15000 Euros for them to put electricity in the village and 3% of all income has been donated to the charity that oversees the work done in Gouria which has allowed them to help in building new classrooms and expand the school. See the website here. It is due to be updated and made more dynamic with the very latest news soon.

At the moment Dave Wilkins is delivering a Land Rover to the town overland through the Sahara. He arrived last week. His website for this trip is not up yet but his first visit to Gouria is described here

Now we want to help much more. From this point onwards 5% of all commissions earnt by Valencia Property SL will go to the charity and we want to encourage people who buy property through us to join the fundraising in some way, whether that be to sponsor a child, donate time, equipment or money to the project or help in any other way through the giving of services or offfering help. The rewards are immense and the happiness spread in Gouria cannot be measured.

Our next step will be to look into opening up a charitable foundation to fundraise for causes that we believe to be important at home and abroad. Our goal is to create the foundation this year and really help out those who need it much more than us.

If you want to help out then get in touch with and she will direct you to how it can be done.

Lovely Views and a Good price

Another house on solar but the system is complemented by a wind turbine and the whole thing is a very impressive system. The house is imposing being at the top of a hill just a couple of km out from Turis and it does not disappoint.

There are two floors with four bedrooms upstairs, one of which is used as an office, large living room, kitchen, bathroom and covered terrace. The bottom floor has a large open plan room with a bathroom leading off it, further underbuild which could be developed and storage space.

The plot is around 2000m2 and has an excellent pool with filter system, a paellero converted into a big doghouse for some large dogs, an area of fruit trees and areas that are tarmacced and gravelled.

There is a phone which gets internet too, water and the aforementioned solar electric system. All in all a very good buy for someone.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Grab Yourself a Bargain

170,000 Euros for this place and yes it does have electricity, it does have water and it even has a phone line. There are three bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, large living/dining area and an outhouse garage and storeroom with an old raised pool attached which could be converted very easily.

It has a totally new pool at ground level that needs finishing off as the builders left it unfinished. The tiling needs to be done and little else, total cost around 2-3000 Euros to finish off and tidy up the plot a bit.

Five minutes from Lliria and just a couple away from the new hospital which is being developed, especially useful if you are rather accident prone, this place is an urgent sale and you will have to hurry. The owners have already accepted an offer which depends on mortgage. As you may know if you follow how to buy properties in Spain nothing is sold until the deposit is down so if you get the deposit down quick you have yourself a bargain.

Why are we offering it if there is an offer? The offer is not from one of our clients!

Check out the videos.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Furnished and Ready to Move Into

My house at Olocau is now furnished and ready for people to buy and move into. The best views of the Turia Valley from the large covered and open terraces and a huge living/dining room opening out into the kitchen and five bedrooms with two modern bathrooms.

The pool is large with a filter and there is an underbuild which could be developed at a later date.

A brilliant place to live just half an hour from Valencia and near to the new golf course which is being developed in Lliria.

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