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Property Type & Style

When choosing to buy a property abroad or a home, what questions do we need to ask ourselves? What factors should be considered regarding the style of property? Here are some ideas for you to explore.

Unless you are able to build your individual bespoke designed property, the location you choose may have its own range and style of properties.

Price and location play their part, together with layout, light & space.

How does the property work for you or your family needs?

Does the layout give you the flexibility required?

Apartments – Traditional Style

Traditional apartments can be in well established communities and areas with facilities such as shops, restaurants and local transport nearby. They possibly offer more character features and a homely feel. The overall space can be larger than new builds and have larger communal gardens.

On the flip side, older windows with sometimes less floor to ceiling windows and bi fold doors may affect the light available and energy efficiency of the apartment.

ApartmentsModern Style

These type of apartments are common amongst new builds offering minimalist and a clean lines feel. The facilities can be a simple pool area or include gardens, gym and padel courts. The design tend to include open plan kitchens and living areas. This can be a long and narrow lounge area at the lower price range, with wider spacious more square living areas in the higher price bracket. A point to remember is older apartments may have less expensive annual community fees compared to new developments so your budget can sometimes make the decision for you.

In a Dilemma ?

We have many years of experience in the overseas property industry as well as personally purchasing a property back 1999. Contact us for some ideas to help with your search.

What is the Non-lucrative Visa?

Visas now seem to come in all shapes and sizes, and their value needs to be carefully evaluated according to a individual’s aims and personal circumstances. Today our focus is the non lucrative visa.

We are pleased to share the extract from a recent newsletter from one of our professional partners Abaco Advisers, solicitors based in Spain, penned by David Ruiz of Torrevieja Transactions:

If you live in a country outside of the EU and wish to live permanently in Spain, then applying for the non-lucrative visa might be the next step for you. This visa, is initially granted for a year, however, can eventually translate into permanent residency. The main catch being that it does not allow you to work or run a business in Spain. The full article can be view clicking on the link below.

Non Lucrative Residence Visa Spain

Whatever route you choose when considering a move to another country if not fluent in the language, the benefits of a translator can be invaluable. It will enable you to gain a clear understanding of the finer points of the conditions of the visa which may be critical in your decision making.

Spanish Property Market

Latest data on property sales in sales show that the reduction in demand due to the pandemic has already ended. 19% higher than the year before Covid hit. Sales are nearly back at the levels seen just before the financial crash, 14 years ago.

The increased demand was experienced in nearly all regions. However, so far property prices have remained steady. If demand continues at current levels, though, it is possible that may change.

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When people are asked their reasons for buying a property abroad high on the list is the weather. Together with a more relaxed way of life. Is this last aspect also influenced by the weather? Sunshine and blue skies bring a smile to most people and perhaps a more laid back approach to life.

We take a very small snapshot of winter temperatures in December over a 10 day period in a few locations in 🇪🇸 Spain and 🇵🇹 Portugal compared to the UK.

Eastern Algarve Tavira, Portugal Avg 17°

Costa Blanca South Torrevieja, Spain Avg 18°

Costa del Sol East Nerja, Spain Avg 18°

Menorca, Balearics Island Avg 14°

Manchester UK Avg 6°

The winter can be the time, when as the temperatures drop and our morning gaze is dull grey skies our thoughts turn to warmer climates.

Whether it is the ability to escape the British winter for a few weeks to recharge your batteries, or become a snowbird, like Canadians, Norwegians etc., who escape for a couple of months or more. A second home abroad can be a real treasure to enjoy.

Time to stroll along the beach in winter sunshine

If you would like assistance in your search contact or Tel 07940 913206


Choosing to stay in UK and no longer able to use your holiday home

Costa Blanca – Nerja Costa del Sol – Menorca

We take a look at some of the questions to ask yourself and what actions may follow.

How involved do you wish to be, as much or as little as possible?

A hands on approach will need travelling to Spain to meet with estate agents,solicitors etc to make the necessary arrangements.

Consider your present legal position. Do you have a legal representative in Spain to act on your behalf?

If the idea of travelling and arranging the sale is daunting or time consuming, what is the alternative? Property Overseas a specialist UK company offers a bespoke remote selling service for those who wish to avoid this.

We can arrange  for  Spanish solicitors to act as your representative or work with any solicitor you have a existing relationship with.

We faciltitate power of attorney for the owner or multiple owners of the property to allow the Spanish solicitor to act on your behalf.

Using our professional network in Spain we can source a established agent with good local knowledge and contacts combined with access to national/international digtial platforms to market your property successfully.

Once a suitable estate agent has been sourced we arrange access to provide a market valuation.

When considering agents you may wish for the contract to be viewed by a Spanish solicitor to be clear on your obligations, we can arrange this.

The property may benefit from home staging to present it in the most attractive way to prospective buyers? This can be of particular value if a property has not been visited for a period and may need some TLC.

Properties Overseas are able to project manage the whole process, covering the marketing, legal, and currency aspects to any property sale.  We use our professional network as required as cases can vary in their complexity particularly with multiple ownership spread in UK, Europe or beyond.

We can help save you the time and expense of travelling to Spain to arrange the sale of your property.

We help end the financial burden of continuing to pay the running costs of the property, such as community fees, local taxes or even a mortgage. All these costs are funded in euros not your home currency if based in the UK.

Finally, piece of mind cannot be underated. Sometimes it is the thought of the potential stress of dealing with the sale of a property makes you delay the decision even for years. We have found some older clients have delayed the decision and now feel unable to travel to Spain. At the same time do not wish to pass the burden of disposing of a overseas property to their family to resolve on thier behalf.

Properties Overseas Professional Network working with us for you as required in the UK or Spain

Notary Public   Solicitors   Estate Agents   Property Consultants  Currency Brokers

Home Staging Specialists

Tax & Wealth Management Advisers

Here are some of the people we have helped

Single or multiple owners from both the UK & Ireland.

Solicitors dealing with divorce settlements & probate etc.,

Families dealing with a inherited property

Types of properties we can help you sell

Apartments –  Villas – Country Houses – Townhouses – Commerical Property


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