SEPTEMBER 2016 - LATEST SPANISH PROPERTY NEWS, OFFERS & TIPS
Latest Spanish Property News, Offers and Tips
With the hot summer holiday season coming to an end the property market here in Spain starts to become busier as northern european clients start to seriously consider purchasing their property in the sun.
With Brexit not slowing down the market we are getting regular enquiries for our highly informative viewing trips. The feed back from clients is that they learn more on a viewing trip for a few days than looking on the internet for months. For more information about our viewing trips click below.
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In this months newsletter we have for you the latest spanish property market news, property offers and more tips about buying and selling property in Spain.
Spanish House Prices Continue To Rise
According to the latest House Price Index data published by the National Statistics Institute, the price of housing in Spain increased by 3.9% year-on-year in the second quarter of the year, which is almost two and a half points less than the 6.3% year-on-year increase registered in the first quarter.
This most recent increase represents the ninth consecutive quarter in which housing prices have registered positive year-on-year rates.
With regards to the type of dwelling, new housing prices increased by 8.4% compared to the second quarter of 2015, which is more than two points higher than the increase registered in the previous quarter (+6.1%), while the price of second hand housing rose by 3.2% year-on-year in the second quarter, which is more than three points lower than the advance recorded in the first quarter, of +6.4%.
Las Colinas Golf And Country Club Awarded Leading Villa Resort.
Voted for by the public, the World Travel Awards look to support, promote and develop the global travel & tourism industry by recognising and rewarding excellence.
The Leading Villa Resort category seeks to reward resorts that offer the perfect combination of world-class facilities but also provide leisure attractions and services that complement the state of the art property on site.
At the lavish ceremony in Sardinia over the weekend, Cristóbal Guerrero, General Manager at Las Colinas Golf & Country Club commented: "To win such a prestigious title for the second year running, in such a competitive category, is a wonderful achievement for everyone involved with Las Colinas. Huge thanks must go to all the staff who work tirelessly to ensure the highest standards are met at our resort, and of course thank you so much to everyone who voted for us."
The resort, located south of Alicante in 330 hectares of Mediterranean woodland, has become a leader in attracting international leisure visitors and second-home owners to the region since its opening in 2010.
Marketing & Residential Director at Las Colinas owners Gmp, Silvia Llanes, also commented "2016 has been a standout year for Las Colinas with an extra 64 apartments and 36 detached villas built, due to such increased demand. Year on year Las Colinas goes from strength to strength, it's certainly an exciting time and we look forward to hopefully many more successes in the future".
Top Five Tips To Sell Your Spanish Property.
1. Have a declutter, a property full of furniture and ornaments makes the property look smaller and automatically puts prospective buyers off. Get the skip ordered and keep it minimal.
2. A lick of paint and some gardening maintenance will make your property look fresh and appeal to buyers who just wnat to move into a property without major decoration or a landscape garden project.
3. Keep the family animals out of sight on viewings as not all prospective buyers are animal lovers and can easily be put off by the welcome from dogs, cats or hamsters.
4. Keep your swimming pool crystal clear. If you have a pool ensure that it is kept clean and you can see the bottom of the pool. There is nothing worse and off putting than a green slimey swimming pool with a dozen frogs.
5. Finally ensure you pick an active Estate Agent that will advertise your property on the popular property portals such as Rightmove, A Place In The Sun, Kyero etc as most enquiries come through these portals. The more marketing channels that your property is on will give you a better chance of selling it.
For more information about selling your spanish property click.
This Months Chersun Client Review.
Steve & Brenda Goodrick, Essex (UK)
International Sales Director, Brunel Marine Coatings
We initially contacted Paul Cherry at Chersun in the summer of 2015 when viewing the web regarding a possible purchase of a second home in Spain.
Although many companies replied to our initial enquiries, they all kept in contact for only a few weeks, it was only Paul who kept in regular contact and gave us regular listings of the available properties. We had many ideas of what we wanted but Paul with his in depth knowledge of the market place was able to define what we actually required from our home in Spain.
We agreed to visit Spain in November 2015 and Paul assisted with collection from the airport, hotels etc. We had one full day with Paul who showed us twelve properties in total, some coastal, some inland and one first line beach front. Paul was able to give us the pros and cons of each location and property, explaining the initial cost but also on going charges etc. That night we looked at all of the information we had from day one and ended up on day two going back to the first property visited in Torre De La Horadada, which we purchased.
Again visited site with Paul in late February 2016 to view progress and confirm finishing touches such as tiles etc. We took possession of the property in July 2016 and the day after moving in, Paul was round to see us, checking that all was going to plan and offering assistance if required.
We have always found Paul and the team at Chersun to be a fountain of knowledge on how to do things locally, even what air con system to specify, where to get the best deals on furniture, TV's and broadband suppliers and other essentials. They are always contactable, which is extremely important to me because when I need an answer to a question or general information I need to answers quickly and Paul never let us down, whatever the time of day.
We are delighted to highly recommend Chursun to find you your dream property in Spain. They care that they do their job to the highest possible standard to the benefit of their customer and you cannot ask for any more than that commitment.
New Property Listings From Chersun.
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Living The Dream In Spain
This month our daughter Suzie ( The Boss at Chersun) got married at the stunning Mar Menor Golf Resort, Intercontinental Hotel, Murcia to her spanish partner Juan Antonio.
It was a great weekend and nice to have all the family over to the sun for an amazing wedding.
Nicola and I keep saying that we only have one life so we must enjoy it although we probably went a bit far at the wedding with the free bar.
We are all now back to our normal working routine and helping people live the dream also. For more information about buying property in Spain contact us now at firstname.lastname@example.org