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Why does no-one want to come and live in Costa de Valencia?

I hear lots of properties being sold or people looking for properties in the mucia/and north Costa Blanca areas (Javea, Calpe etc.)

Can someone tell me whether Valencia is not thought of as a place to live? why don't people look for properties here?   I am baffled.

We have had our property on the market for a long time and agents are just not interested in sending anyone over to see it.  Does £80,000 sound too expensive for a ground floor area of 100 M2 (i.e. the converted ground floor of a Valencian town house, (2 double beds/3 reception areas, on 1 floor, in historic area, and outside private terrace. 5 km from the beaches and very low running costs.

Is it the agents (English charge 5% Spanish 3% or is it that our area is not popular/cjeap?

Just wondered........................ Your opinions would be valued

Have you tried these websites?

http://www.idealista.com/
Fotocasa

It is good way to get an idea of prices and to get sales leads.

The Spanish market is still flooded since the boom. You can get new-ish construction, pool, parking, etc...for very low prices...rent is cheap as well so there is less incentive to buy.

Good luck

Are you saying that Valencia is very expensive?

No...it is cheap...some developments have hundrrds of vacation flats for sale and furnished flats for as little as 200 a month.

Sorry you didn't didn't really answer my question - you don't know is the answer. I am aware that there are lots of new properties but I don't know of lots of new properties in Valencia that are empty.   I'm talking about Cullera, down the coast to Gandia - the Costa de Valencia...  Think you should forget my answer because if you live in Madrid you have no idea anyway.  I am aware that there are lots of individual properties that are empty but we don't have a stacks of new builds like the Murica area that are empty.

It depends on what you want too, some people don't want to live on a complex with a pool with shouting tourists, they want to live with Spaniards and live the dream.

I don't think you have really answered my message. http://www.gandiapropertyforsale.webs.com

Sorry...but I was just trying to help.

I lived a year on the coast of Castellón...just North of Valencia. So I do have some experience.

My point is that there are so many cheap options to compete with.

We have just bought a great property nr lliria in Valencia province from a British realtor who has lived in the area and been in property for over 20 years. From our own experience and from talking to her Valencia and surrounding areas are definitely getting more popular.  I am sure she would be able to sell your property as she is bi lingual and has contacts in Spain and the UK and is very reasonable. If you think she could help you can email me back or contact her direct on spainvillasmc[at]yahoo.com and her name is Mandy Commins. Good Luck😃

kjonesant :

We have just bought a great property nr lliria in Valencia province from a British realtor who has lived in the area and been in property for over 20 years. From our own experience and from talking to her Valencia and surrounding areas are definitely getting more popular.  I am sure she would be able to sell your property as she is bi lingual and has contacts in Spain and the UK and is very reasonable. If you think she could help you can email me back or contact her direct on spainvillasmc[at]yahoo.com and her name is Mandy Commins. Good Luck😃

Hi and welcome,

Could you please recommend your contact in the BUSINESS DIRECTORY please, this will help more expats find the information easily.  Thanks

Romaniac
Expat.com Experts Team

Yes tried all sorts of web sites - in fact have probably a 100 websites and gave up in the end and just keep updating the most important ones that tell me to update.

I've done the website so can't figure out what else to do..... but it will go hopefully in the near future. Nothing will stop us still exploring whilst we are selling....

Did see this some time or other and thought that I don't have a business as such. But if its OK i will do. Thanks a lot.

Just send Mandy the details of your property and contact email and telephone number or what's up detail and I am sure she will help she is very reasonable price wise and knows what she is doing and trust worthy which these days is rare.
Good luck
Karen

Done !

You are competing with extremely cheap houses put on the market with loss even before negotiation. Best deals for buyers were done a few years ago and market is recovering a bit now, but a lot of potential sellers are still renting in order to get some money out of their properties rather than waiting years to sell them in a bad deal. Still a lot of houses in the market so plenty of choice and power for the buyers.

Rather than looking at other places, I would compare your asking price with similar properties in the same area, and check for how long have they been in the market. It might open your eyes to the actual problem. If it is not a popular place for buyers you have to think out of the box.

I have spent a lot of holidays in Cullera, as my parents have a place there. Cullera is well known for Spanish tourism, particularly from Madrid. As a kid I remember that almost everybody spending the summer there was from Madrid. Last time I was there I could see more British, German, Scandinavian and Italian tourists than I remembered as it is being advertised to families with small children, the early 20s singles and relaxed older people, but more as a holiday destination than a living one. And not really for people expecting to be understood by everybody in English but for real tourists willing to learn a bit of the lingo. Or for potential buyers checking whether the place is suitable for them and whether they are suitable for the place, it works both ways.

It really is alive in June-August and very quiet the rest of the year. The actual village is more established for all year round living, but the beach is quite empty and there are many other villages with good deals available, that is your real problem.

Rather than bad selling or having to stay if you want to leave, you might consider the holiday rental option, especially if in the beach side. It seems to be recovering nicely. Have you tried to advertise it for national tourists, as it is the typical beach destination from people running from Madrid in August. Although the train station is quite far from the village there is a reliable cheap bus service and by train Cullera is well connected to Valencia city and other destinations, for the odd day out.

Most British expats, especially if retired, do prefer to live in groups so they do not have to speak other language than their own, so I don't think that they would consider Cullera as a strong candidate for their needs. If only they were so keen on integrating themselves to their new countries as they are keen on demanding foreigners to integrate in the UK...  :cool:

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