Category: Buying in Spain

Property restoration in Mahon, Menorca

Restoring an old apartment in the centre of Mahon and bringing it back to life is always good news.

Have you ever considered such a project but feel a little nervous?

If you have the determination with the right team to support you, the result can be extremely rewarding. We can source historical character properties on the beautiful island of Menorca through our valued partners.

Here is the journey of one such project told by our partners in Menorca, please click on the link at the foot of the page to view the pictorial story.

The Story …

Today we wanted to explain how a home that had been uninhabited for more than 20 years, was given a second chance; providing a new home, not only with character and history, but with all the modern comforts we expect today. Its owner is an architect specializing in home renovation and energy efficiency and his vast experience made it easy for him to see the potential of the property.  Our sales negotiator knew straightaway what the architect was looking for – something economical in the centre of Mahon that had charm even though it was in a state of disrepair.  His aim was to enjoy the process of rehabilitation that lay ahead.  After only viewing four or five different properties, this expert decided on one of the apartments that Jose had shown him and in less than a month he had signed the contract in front of a notary and started the renovation work needed before being able to rent it out.

For more information click on the following link https://www.bonninsanso.com/discoverymenorca/the-before-and-after-of-an-old-apartment-in-mahon

For more information on similar properties https://propertiesoverseas.co.uk/home/menorca/menorcan-properties/

If you are interested in a renovation opportunity in Menorca or eleswhere in Spain, contact us for more information on how to start your search and secure a suitable property. Go to https://propertiesoverseas.co.uk/home/contact-us/

We would like to thank Bonnin Sanso as the source of the article and pictures.

BREXIT UPDATE

As AIPP members (Association of International Property Professionals) here it the latest update from AIPP regarding brexit and how it affects the international property market

BREXIT

 Well the Brits ‘left’ the EU and the wheels didn’t fall off… 

  As of 1st February the UK is no longer a member of the EU and is now in a period of transition until 31st December 2020. During this time there will be no changes to the terms for trading with the EU or the rest of the world, unless the rules change for the whole of the EU.

There will be no new procedures governing the movement of peoples’ or property ownership of Brits buying holiday or retirement homes in the EU.

OK it looks like the new certainty of the Brexit process is already encouraging many British buyers back into the market in 2020.

Spain offers rustic country houses, character village townhouses to breath taking coastal apartments. Take a tour ….

Spain – Top spot to buy a property abroad

Spain has always been popular with the people of the UK since the start of the package holidays in 1960’s and continue to be so. With more of us investing in a property abroad for us, future generations and increasingly retirees.

A typical village in which to immerse yourself in Spanish culture

Let’s look at why Spain stays No.1

  • Weather – A climate to suit your needs all year round
  • Accessible – Flying, High speed train links and motorways
  • Good healthcare
  • Safe and friendly environment
  • Diverse choice of locations: Coastal, country, town, or city.
  • Isolation and the simple life or a international buzz and night life to match
  • No restrictions on foreign buyers
  • Wide choice of property constructed with high quality materials and bespoke design
  • Good value for money
  • Established rental potential in many regions of Spain
  • A established straight forward buying process to follow.

Want to know more contact info@propertiesoverseas.co.uk for a chat or a meet for a coffee call 07940 913206 or 0330 001 1247

How to buy with confidence abroad?

Consider the range of services and assistance abroad you may wish to access. In addition the support of a UK associate or partner can be a good sound boarding. Available to answer any queries about the process or indeed owning a property abroad from personal experience possibly.

Here are few suggestions, depending on your needs
  • Estate Agent/Developer
  • Legal Representative
  • Mortgage Adviser
  • Bank introduction
  • Architect & Builder
  • Currency Specialist
  • Property Management & Lettings
  • Tax Adviser
  • Insurer


Allowing you to tap into pre, during & after sales advice. Avoiding the here’s the keys and goodbye scenario.

Email sue@propertiesoverseas.co.uk for advice and introductions.

Benefit from our support network for buying a property in Spain

Whether you wish to buy a new home to live in full time, wish for a holiday bolthole or wish to design your dream villa in Spain, meet Properties Overseas partners Girasol. They cover Costa Blanca, Granada & Costa del Sol West for us and have the experience, passion & service to make it happen for you

Working as Specialist Property Finders, effectively as “Buyers Agents” working with you to find and negotiate the Ideal Property.

The areas we specialize in to deliver your new home.

  • New and resale property for sale in the Villamartin area of Alicante
  • New and resale property for sale in the Pilar de la Horadada area of Alicante
  • New and resale property for sale in the Guardamar del Segura area of Alicante
  • New and Modern property for sale in the Moraira area of Alicante
  • Country and Character Properties in the Granada province of Spain
  • New and resale property for sale in the Malaga province of Spain
  • New and resale property for sale in the Huelva province of Spain
  • New and Modern property for sale in the Island of Mallorca
  • New and resale property for sale in the Algarve and Silver Coast areas of Portugal .

The Girasol Team

Nigel Salmon

NIGEL SALMON – Managing Director and Founder -Nigel is based in Spain and the UK and travels extensively across the Girasol areas of Spain and Portugal. Always innovating it is his goal to make Girasol recognised for exceptional service and always working with its clients for the best outcomes. This is via systems, technology and the best and brightest people of which he is always looking for to join the team. >

Terry and Lisa Mottershead

Terry & Lisa Mottershead – Spanish Property Directors Granada Region

Terry and Lisa Mottershead are real estate agents and property finders for Girasol Homes in the beautiful Andalusia region of Spain.   They are based in the spa town of Alhama de Granada which is central to the area they cover for Girasol Homes. They are both originally from Lancashire and moved into their home in Alhama de Granada in 2004 And they are now well-integrated into their community and speak fluent Spanish. 

Sharon Hulbert Guardamar & Teulada

Sharon Hulbert

Now based in Guardamar Office but covering both the Vega Baja and North Costa Blanca   Originally from Birmingham UK where I worked in sales in both the Real Estate Industry and the Training industry. I moved to the Costa Blanca in 2003 after deciding that my young family would benefit from a different more relaxed environment… sunny summers spent at the beach, a great social life and less peer pressure!

Mario Sofroniou Senior Sales Consultant

Mario Sofroniou

Mario, is based in the Villamartin Office and lives locally in the area of San Miguel de Salinas, throughly experienced in the Spanish Property Market he is an expert propèrty finder and great at listening to clients needs.Armed with a great sense of humour he is always prepared to go the extra mile.

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