SEPTEMBER 2014 - PROPERTY SALES CONTINUE TO RISE
SPANISH PROPERTY SALES AS HOT AS THE CLIMATE.
With the summer holiday season nearly over we have seen more interest from prospective buyers as they return to the cooler climates of Northern Europe.
This summer was one of the hottest on record with temperatures regularly up around 40 degrees which does not make viewing properties very comfortable and a day at the beach appeals more .
With the temperatures slowly reducing we are getting more enquiries about our very popular viewing trips .
We are currently offering you the opportunity to come over to view the local areas, properties and resorts and we are providing you FREE 2 nights hotel accommodation and breakfast and all airport transfers. The feedback from clients is that this is the best and most informative way of getting a true feeling for the different areas and properties and it certainly beats looking over the internet.
To book your FREE viewing trip contact us now at firstname.lastname@example.org or to discuss in more detail give us a call on 0044 131 208 6373 .
Meanwhile there has been more positive news about the Spanish Property market and we have below the latest headlines that may be of interest to you.
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PROPERTY SALES CONTINUE TO RISE
Provisional data published by the National Statistics Institute on Thursday last week indicated that home sales in Spain rose by 10.7% in July, over the same month of 2013, to a total of 28,583 transactions, driven by a surge in the second hand market.
The year-on-year increase in July is the fifth consecutive rise after those experienced in March, April, May and June, when home sales rose by more than 22%, by 5%, by 5.4% and by 8.8%, respectively, ending ten consecutive months of year-on-year declines.
We would expect sales to continue in September and October as these months always show an increase in buyer interest . The coastal properties have seen an increase in sales as the savvy buyers take interest in the new modern developments that are being released close to beaches.
The figures released by the statistical agency correspond to sales recorded in the property registers from public deeds previously registered.
Month-on-month (July over June), home sales rose by 9.6%, after falling by 7.3% the previous month.
All good news as the confidence returns to the Spanish property market.
SPANISH TOWN HALL TAX INCREASES BY 50% DESPITE PROPERTY PRICE FALLS .
The Consumers and Users Organisation (OCU) have reported that the cost of the Property Tax (IBI) has risen in several Spanish cities over the last five years, despite the fact that housing prices have fallen by more than 40% on average during this time.
The Organisation indicated in a statement, that the IBI has risen by 54% in Madrid since 2008, and by 33.8% in Barcelona. This tax has also increased by 23% in Seville and Valladolid, by 17% in A Coruña and by 7.9% in Bilbao and Valencia.
The OCU believes that the IBI should only increase when property values rise, and that it should reduce when the price of housing falls, as has been the case in recent years. They also believe that "the taxes should be adjusted to conform to citizens' ability to pay".
According to the OCU, these examples show that many municipalities, in the face of the poor economic situation, have decided to significantly raise the taxes which are directly levied on citizens, in order to balance their budgets and "management excesses", and that the citizens in certain municipalities are the ones ultimately paying the price for the "economic mismanagement of some politicians".
The IBI is one of the taxes which impacts most on the pockets of Spanish families and is usually accompanied by controversy since, as a rule, it has registered more ups than downs. On average, homeowners in Spain paid about 800 euros in 2013, although the amount varies greatly depending on the location of the property, and the cities where the rates are more expensive can reach up to 3,000 euros on average for a family home.
WHAT ARE THE 5 MAIN BENEFITS OF PROPERTY VIEWING TRIPS.
There is nothing better than seeing for yourself the properties and locations,it is much better than looking on the internet.
You will visit different areas therefore enabling you to get a better feel for the local areas,this will enable you to narrow down your search to an location that meets your criteria.
Visiting the properties and seeing exactly what surrrounds it gives you a true picture whereas it is easy to alter the appearance with photoshop on a website.
You will become a property expert as your knowledge increases because you will be able to ask as many questions as you have and most good estate agents will have all the answers for you.
You will be able to have a face to face meeting with spanish lawyers and foreign currency brokers thus enabling you to build up trust and a working relationship . This is important so that when you do find a property to purchase you will have the backing of a good team.
The above is just a small selection of the reasons why it is important to come on a viewing trip if you are serious about purchasing a property in Spain.
The general feedback from clients who have been on our viewing trips is that they found them very informative, enjoyable and helped them immensely in their decision where they wished to purchase a property.
To book your trip now contact us at email@example.com
A PLACE IN THE SUN TV SERIES VISITS ANOTHER CHERSUN LISTED VILLA
Last week we had another visit by A Place In The Sun TV series who were filming one of our properties in the lovely spanish town of Sucina, Murcia.
The prospective buyers liked the villa so much that they decided to put an offer in but unfortunately the offer was not accepted .The 3 bedroom villa with its own private swimming pool is currently on the market for 90000 euros and the owner will listen to sensible offers . For more information contact us now at firstname.lastname@example.org .
THIS MONTHS BEST BUYS
The above is only a small selection of our portfolio and if you can forward to us your property criteria and budget we will forward you a shortlist of properties that meet your requirements.
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75,000 VIEWS ON THE CHERSUN YOUTUBE CHANNEL
With over 75,000 views on our YOUTUBE channel now is the time to subscribe so that you can get the latest videos of our property listings straight to your inbox.
All our clients and prospective clients prefer to view videos than photos as you get to see more of the property particularly the views.