Jul 292013

Spanish-Property-2Househunters become Buyers!

Back in April, we had the pleasure of having Mark and Rosalyn stay with us on a Spanish property house-hunting trip. They loved the area and saw several Spanish properties that they thought had possibilities, but their visit was greatly marred by a serious car accident they had. It was not their fault – a car hit them on the wrong side of the road in heavy rain – and they were not seriously injured, but it inevitably cast a shadow over their visit. However, when they left they said they were still keen on the area and that we would see them again.

It was therefore a lovely surprise when they paid an unexpected visit a couple of days ago – they were driving past our house on the way to Gandia. The bigger surprise, however, was that in the interim they had purchased a really lovely Spanish property, a villa in the area at a very realistic price! It turns out they had spotted some properties on another estate agent’s website, had viewed them on a couple of day-trips to area (which is why we had not seen them here as guests again), and decided to go ahead with a purchase. They made an offer for the property at what would be a bargain price – and to their delight it was accepted. This just demonstrates yet again that properties are being sold now – and at prices that once again make Spain the attractive prospect it once was.

We then went to visit them in their new home – initially bought for holiday purposes, but with a view to spending a greater part of the year here once they fully retire. It is a super property on an urbanisation near here, only about 10 or 15 minutes’ drive to Gandia and the wonderful beaches nearby and on the edge of the La Safor mountains – so well located for walks and bike rides there too. It is laid out over two floors, each providing a self-contained living area – a great idea for visiting friends or family! The “main” floor consists of 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, a well-fitted kitchen and large living/dining area, all with the most spectacular views out over the tiered gardens and pool to the breathtaking mountain tops beyond – a truly exceptional outlook for a home. The lower floor has a further 3 bedrooms, a bathroom and an open-plan living room and kitchen/dining area – yet another example of the bargain properties that can now be purchased here on the Costa Blanca.

An added attraction for Mark and Rosalyn is the fact that the area is well served by budget airlines to both Valencia and Alicante airports – a fact which helped them in their one-day viewing trips. Within little more than a couple of hours they can be over here enjoying the beautiful climate of the Costa Blanca and reaping the benefits of their astute property purchase here in the La Safor region. They are only over here for a few days this time to take over the house and purchase some extra items of furniture (the house was sold with most of its contents as well as a car!) and they plan to return for a longer visit in September, when they will be able to feel that they can truly make it their own. We are really glad for them that their property-hunting exercise here has had such a great outcome, despite a somewhat challenging first visit, and look forward to meeting up with them again in September to see what changes they are thinking of making to their already lovely new home.

If you are thinking about the benefits of buying a property in this part of the Valencia coast, why not consider visiting us on one of our Property Viewing package offers and see what properties can now be bought in the area at prices that once more represent good value for money in an area of outstanding natural beauty?