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Valencia – 2015 – Tipped as Potential Property Hotspot

Valencia’s position and Madrid , as a key  tourist destination, mark them out, according to our independent research. Valencia is very popular with overseas visitors, is a business and investment hub has been aided by a government cash injection and been boosted by the success of hosting the America’s Cup in 2007 and the transformation of the City of Arts & Sciences.

Latest figures suggest that the number of property sales in Valencia has increased by as much as 30 % compared to 2013 figures. The región of Valencia has developed into one Europe’s most exciting and progressive cities and is known as the “California of Europe” thanks to its long stretches of coatline, balmy temperaturas all year round, renowned gastronomy, rich cultural heritage and architecture. It is no wonder that Valencia is increasingly becoming a target for opportunistic overseas property investors.

Valencia and Madrid offer foreign property investors 3 key things:

Value for money – Excellent quality of Life – Safe long term investment.

In addition, Valencia is offering a vibrancy and Cosmopolitan atmosphere, hence Valencia will be attractive investment hotspot and appealing mainly to northern European buyers.valencia_fixed

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Why is Spanish so much like English?

The many similitudes (similarities) between Spanish and English are due to Guillermo (William).

Guillermo became better known for his deeds than his illegitimate birth after 1066 AD. Since then, he’s been known as Guillermo el Conquistador (William the Conqueror).

His Norman invasion of Britain on October 14, 1066, saw French become the official language of schools and law courts. And the conquerors imposed the language on the conquered people.

It stayed that way for the next 300 years.

As a result, to this day, thousands of words from the French language are part of everyday English.

French and Spanish are both romance languages, so the left-over French words are a lot like Spanish words.

There are literally thousands of words that you, as an English speaker, will instantly recognize in Spanish. Por ejemplo:

Universidad   Problema   Constitución   Instante  ukspain Aniversario

The great thing about these Instant Spanish Words is that simple patterns let you change English words into Spanish.

There are almost 1066 Instant Spanish words you can use right away.

 

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Wake up Valencia Costa, it is beautiful

The Costa of Valencia on our doorstep, offers every day that what attracts thousands of people every year to enjoy their holidays or living here. The best to explore the coastal towns from Gandia to Valencia or Valencia to Castellon. If you love taking photographs, these routes are fantastic to catch the sun glistening off the sea, and, if you prefer to feel the sand between your toes, then the Costa has plenty of beautiful little bays, many of which don´t attract many tourists and actually remain unspoilt. Turning our backs on the sea, we are faced with the mountains which offer both hikers and cyclists incredible routes. – Depending on the time of year you can visit the wine Bodegas and watch the grapes being delivered, or if you want to get hands on, help the farmers during cherry, olive or almond picking. The Bodegas will always be open for you. – If you don´t want to spend your time in the countryside, then Valencia provides enough for a fantastic day out…or should I say to live here. Welcome.IMG-20140322-WA0004-1

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9 reasons to work with Villasvalencia Spain

Henry Ford once said that when you hire people who are smarter than you are, it proves you are smarter than they are.
(1) Experience & Education: Why not hire a person with more education and experience than you? You don’t need to know everything about buying and selling properties if you hire us.

(2) Neighborhood Knowledge:  Agents either possess intimate knowledge or they know where to find the industry buzz about your neighborhood. They can identify comparable sales and hand these facts to you, in addition to pointing you in the direction where you can find more data .

(3) Price Guidance: Contrary to what some people believe, agents do not select prices for sellers or buyers. Selling agents will ask buyers to weigh all the data supplied to them and to choose a price. Then based on market supply, demand and the conditions, the agent will devise a negotiation strategy.

(4) Market Conditions Information:  VILLASVALENCIA  can disclose market conditions, which will govern your selling or buying process.

(5) Professional Networking: VILLASVALENCIA Agency network with other professionals, many of whom provide services that you will need to buy or sell.

(6) Negotiation Skills & Confidentiality:  We are top producing agents and negotiate well because, unlike most buyers and sellers, they can remove themselves from the emotional aspects of the transaction and because we are skilled.

(7) Handling Volumes of Paperwork:  Today’s purchase agreements could run upto 10 pages or more. That does not include the locall- and state-mandated disclosures nor disclosures dictated by local custom.

(8) Answer Questions After Closing: Even the smoothest transactions that close without complications can come back to haunt. Many questions can pop up that were overlooked in the excitement of closing. We don’t leave you in the dust to fend for yourself.

(9) Develop Relationships for Future Business:  Few agents would survive if their livelihood was dependent on consistently drumming up new business. This emphasis gives VILLASVALENCIA strong incentives to make certain clients are happy and satisfied. It also means that an agent (VILLASVALENCIA)  who stays in the business will be there for you when you need to hire an agent again.  Wehbroker will periodically mail market updates to you to keep you informed and to stay in touch.

 

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Valencia – Spain: ……… is building again

saplaya “UNTIL THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR RECOVERS NO ONE CAN SPEAK OF A REAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN SPAIN” It is a Spanish prophecy with the weight of this key sector, the locomotive in the economic cycle of the boom years in Spain.

For the first time in 7 years we are beginning to experience those symptoms of recovery.

The sale of homes in the Valencia region grew 20 % , relieving of stock and granting of new licences for the first time since 2006-2007, also refurbishment works are spurring the building industry and refurbishment jobs have gained ground on new building construction and stands at the spearhead of the recovery in the constrcuction sector.

Viewed holistically these figures are living proof that a new slow but sustained recovery tendency is predicted for many months. Also, it is interpreted that, in good measure, this increased activity is due to the growing interest of international investors in the Valencia-Alicante area. Spain has learned the lesson from the past years to never embark on another property boom…!

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Valencia back in limelight “ Americas`Cup with…: 40 SOTO – Valencia World Sailing Championship 2014

soto– 6-12 July

—————- After five days of intense racing, the British boat Ngoni, property of Tony Buckingham was crowned 2014 Soto 40 International Class champion, after achieving a second place in the last race in Valencia. Noticia IV – Burriana Nova, property of Luis Martín Cabiedes finished second position, followed by Pedro Mendonça’s Bigamist.

After 10 races, the British boat finished top position overall with 27 points. Noticia IV, the only one with chances to the crown, ended seven points behind, while Bigamist finally overcame the Portuguese boat Uon and achieved the first position of the podium. John Kostecki, tactician of the winning boat, said: ‘It’s nice to win a world championship! Today it was a good race for us, the guys and the boats did a nice job all week and it’s nice to win. The hardest part is getting good results consistently. It was a tricky good fleet, everybody is very good in this fleet so probably the most difficult part was getting consistent and good starts at the start line. The race area was excellent, it’s a very nice race course. I’m familiar with it from America’s Cup sailing and so is a lot of our crew, so it was fun to be back on that course and it was great sailing’.

The 2014 Soto 40 World Championship was held on July 6-12at the Marina Real Juan Carlos I (Valencia, Spain), place that held two editions of the America’s Cup. The competitors were Alegre (IVB), Bigamist (POR), Earlybird (GER), Glen Ellen XXII (FRA), Ngoni (GBR), Noticia IV (ESP), Santander (CHI) and Uon (POR). We’d like to give our thanks to the Ayuntamiento de Valencia that helped us through the Fundación Deportiva Municipal, as well as the Real Club Náutico de Valencia and the Marina Real Juan Carlos I.

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British Passport Holders: Applicants need to allow 6 weeks for passport renewal

The British Embassy in Madrid  has issued a warning for British nationals wanting to renew or obtain a British Passport that they should not leave their application too late, for their flight to Spain. –  The Passport Office took over the processing of all applications from British nationals. As part of the transition, the  Embassy in Madrid ceased to handle applications last year. – If you need a new British Passport son..(!)..don`t leave it until the last minute. You can make your application upto 9 months before expiry of your current Passport and the remaining validity time will be carried over to the new document.Mywalit_Passport_Holder__57273_zoom[1]

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Valencia has a new bright future

valencia footballVALENCIA: Spanish club Valencia has confirmed that Singaporean entrepreneur Peter Lim is their new owner.

Lim, the owner of Meriton Holdings Ltd, was announced as the majority shareholder following a Valencia CF Foundation board of management meeting between trustees yesterday.

The proposal was unanimously backed by all the club’s 22 board members.

Lim, who outbid four other contenders, including China’s richest man property tycoon Wang Jianlin, is expected to begin his new duties immediately.

Valencia said the plans Lim proposed offered “the best project” and that it was “most suitable to give a great future to Valencia CF”.

“The board also wishes to congratulate all their fans for their patience, commitment and behaviour in recent months,” they added.

Lim had bought over 70.4% of the shares owned by the foundation of the club which has some 300 million euros in debt.

Valencia last won the Spanish football title a decade ago and is 10th in La Liga.

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Happy place – H a p p y S P A I N –

happy spainSpaniards are among the happiest citizens in the world, according to Eurostat. Spanish people are said to be just as joyful as residents in Scandinavian or central European nations whose gross domestic product per inhabitant is more than 30 % higher than Spain. The level of satisfaction of Spanish interviewees for the survey for 2011 sat at 7,5 points out of 10 – above the European Unión average.  This makes Spain the 7th country on the list of 28, after Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Luxembougrg, Holland and Austria.

Spain also has the highest Life expectancy.

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Spain’s positive economic outlook 2014 +

spainSpain

The positive economic outlook for

2014 has improved international

investors’ confidence, putting Spain

back on their investment maps. In

2013, the investment volume was

slightly over €2.5bn, an increase of

12% year-on-year. Cross-border

investors made up almost 80% of

the total, a strong growth compared

with the average of 40% in the recent

years. Most of these are European

and had been active players in the

market before the crisis. Among the

newcomers, big fortunes from Latin

America deserve a special mention.

The largest deal of the year was the

acquisition of almost 300 Sabadell

bank branch units by Fibra Uno

(Mexico) for €300m.

The retail segment concentrated once

again the largest share of the total

investment volume. After two years

around 30% it was close to 50% in

2013.

The prime assets in each market

segment are the more demanded

products, but also the least available

ones. This situation could push the

yield levels down, in any case they

would still remain above the European

average.
source:  Savills European Research

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WATER, WATER, NOWHERE – GOOD FOR SUNSEEKERS – BETTER THAN THE CANARY ISLANDS

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Valencia
had lowest rainfall since 1863. The months of February and part of March light
rain has done little to calm concern over the fact that this winter has seen
85%less rainfall than usual. Constant warm winds blowing in from the west and
the recurrent high temperatures registered in the area have resulted in the
driest period since record began in 1863. Experts from Valencia University have
revealed that between the beginning of September and now, the Valencia region
has received less rain than traditionally arid areas such as the Canary
Islands.

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About Us

Villas Valencia offers properties in Valencia at Spanish prices. What`s more, we don`t charge the buyer (as most other agencies do). We are an English locally run estate agent company dealing with properties in a picturesque area around the city of Valencia.

Testimonials

You are the only agent we dealt with your knowledge of the area and the buying process left us at ease that everything would be taken care of. - Mr & Mrs P, in Naquera

Your advice was clear and brilliant. You completely understood our requirements and objectives, facilitating our new purchase. Thank You! - Mr L, Now living in Lliria

You offered a great service from start to finish, clearly explaining all our options and helping speed everything through. You translated everything we needed quickly.

- Mr T, Second home in Montroy

Villas Valencia was fantastic and exceeded my expectations. I will and have recommended you to others. Thank you for all your referrals for building work. We love our new pool! - Sean, house in Rocafort

Thank you for all the help buying our property in Valencia. With so much to think about, you explained everything well and made it all very easy. Cant wait to move out there fully and enjoy a G & T on our balcony with you.

- Ben, house in Naquera

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