Category: advice on buying in Spain

Why Use Properties Overseas?

Want to buy a property abroad? How do you ensure you make the right choice?

Whilst the internet can find properties with the attributes you search for, identifying those that are in an area that would suit you is very hit and miss. What looks good on the screen, in reality, is a great disappointment in real life. Photos are taken to show off the properties as best they can; pylons, building sites, industrial and commercial neighbours are avoided.

The biggest problem most internet searchers experience is the sheer volume of properties their searches present. Properties Overseas helps its clients avoid overload and confusion. Its experienced people will save you time and help refine your property requirements so you can focus on what suits your needs and preferences. We will give you access to the most appropriate properties. You will save time when visiting Spain to view properties and ensure you get the most from your visit.

Here are a few of the reasons why you should contact Properties Overseas

  • Property Overseas provides an individual service tailored to your personal needs and requirements; 
  • You will benefit from the experience of its people and access over 20 years of knowledge accumulated;
  • Take advantage of their personal experience of researching and buying a property abroad; 
  • Properties Overseas has long standing relationships with its agents, nurtured over many years; 
  • You get step by step advice as and when required; 
  • Face to face meetings and accompanied viewing trips are available if required *;
  • Property Overseas is the gateway to a network of professionals to assist with all aspects of buying or selling; Benefit from a deep understanding of the market and the decision making process; 
  • You are kept informed of the progress of your purchase regularly; 
  • Properties Overseas is member of AIPP (Association of International Property Professionals). The association requires its members to adhere to robust professional standards.
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If you would like Properties Overseas to help you find your Spanish Property, call us on 0300 001 1247 or email us at info@propertiesoverseas.co.uk

Why Buy A Resale Property?

Many coastal areas in Spain are now mature resorts where building sites in prime locations are limited and expensive. In order to get the property you want in a good location, close to the beach and amenities, resale properties maybe the best or only option. There are other advantages, these include:

  • Can be considerably cheaper to buy ( in some areas new builds command a 30% premium)
  • Able to take possession quickly
  • Less expensive community fees
  • More certainty on running costs
  • No further construction disruption in the area
  • You will know what the area will be like in a few years time

Whilst purchasing a new build provides the opportunity buy a modern fully equipped property and to customise it the way you prefer, the lower cost of resale property can enable you to improve or even renovate to achieve what you want well within a lower budget.

Should you want to buy a property in Spain, we will listen to what you will want to use it for, we explore the benefits you want from buying a property and will advise you on how best to achieve them. If you are unsure whether you want a new build or a resale. we can organise viewings of both to help you make up your mind

  • Internal character features
  • Traditional Spanish architecture
  • Mature planted gardens
  • Potential for larger plot size & interior rooms sizes
  • Established & completed community

If you would like to chat through your requirements whether you are interested in a turn key resale or a renovation project please tap on the link https://propertiesoverseas.co.uk/home/contact-us/

The Value of Menorca

Menorca is the second largest in the group of islands known as the Balearics, with Mallorca being the largest. It has it own distinctive charm with the underdeveloped rugged northern coast, to beautiful bays on the south coast to hop between. The 2 beautiful historical cities of Mahon and Ciutadella hold many treasures to enjoy day after day. You can see and feel the history ooze through the cobbled streets and magnificent open squares.

The island lies roughly 140 miles southeast of Barcelona. Many of the locals use the regular ferry service or flights to Barcelona and Majorca for mega shopping trips etc., like we would use the train in the UK.

The island is very safe and its people welcoming, with a strong cultural heritage very evident today.

Property Value

The choice of properties from coastal holiday apartments and villas to white washed townhouses, historical period properties in Mahon or Ciutadella to rustic Menorcan farmhouses or renovated windmills the choice is very varied and appealing.

The island has not become a victim of over development and sprawling high rise. The interior which is never far away from the coast can be green and tranquil for those wishing to escape to a more peaceful environment.

Property prices offer good value in particular when compared to Mallorca, Ibiza and parts of the Spanish mainland. All reasonable offers will be considered.

Please visit this link below to view a small selection of properties. If you would like to register to view our extensive portfolio complete our contact form.

If you would prefer to rent a property and research the area before your house hunt please visit our rental section. Our partners Menorca Gold have extensive knowledge of Menorca and would be able to assist you during your stay on the island. Visit our rental page for examples

We are here for help and advice.

Spain – Summer/Autumn 2020

We have all seen some changes in 2020 affecting the way we live our lives. However the simple pleasures and tastes are still wanted.

Spain has adapted in postive ways increasing hygiene, social distancing etc.,

Bars and restaurants are still open and people taking advantage of the their sun filled terraces to sip some wine or a cocktail and the outdoor lifestyle.

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Beaches like La Zenia on the Costa Blanca, where you can mark out your space on the beach to enjoy yourselves safely.

A lovely early morning stroll by the coast and feel the sea breeze, or feast your eyes on the vibrant colours of Spanish flora and fauna is a perfect way to start the day.

Feedback from visitors, and friends often say ” We feel safe and relaxed here”

The coastal areas are quieter and less crowded than normal, but still to be enjoyed. It is personal judgement call whether to visit and while in Spain to help everyone stay postive and safe by following the local guidance.

Coastal walks

We will be visiting Spain in October and keeping you up to date with our blogs during our stay.

If you are considering buying property in Spain within the next 12 months please get in touch for a informative chat with us.

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.

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