What are the properties in Spain like?
Real estate in Spain for sale offers a variety of beautiful homes with choices from apartments, townhouses and villas. Sea view properties or mountain views it’s whatever your heart desires and we all choose something different. Apartments can be found on large sprawling complexes or in small blocks which are ideal if you want a quiet residential area. Complexes offer communal swimming pools and landscaped gardens, the larger complexes may also offer a gym, café bar and possibly a small market, a children’s play area and children’s swimming pool ideal for the little ones. Townhouses are semi-detached and a villa can be semi-detached, detached or on a complex of villas. Semi-detached villas usually share a swimming pool and this option is perfect to buy if you are buying with family or friends, it also keeping the costs of running the pool down as the pool bills will be shared. A detached villa will stand alone in its own walled grounds with a private swimming pool, landscaped gardens and sunbathing terrace areas. If you want privacy this is the option to go for. Villas on a complex may have their own private small splash pools or a large communal pool or both. They will be set in landscaped gardens and have communal areas.
Building your own Spanish villa
If you would like to build your own villa on the Costa del Sol to a specific design that is possible also and you can choose from a variety of land plots and locations. Some plots are sold with villas already designed, these may belong to complexes within a golf course for example. Investing in a detached villa or building yourself is a superb option if you decide to make a permanent move to Spain, or you intend to move in the future, perhaps after retirement. The outside area of your villa can be designed to whatever you choose, maybe you don’t want a swimming pool, or you want a large pool with terrace areas and an eating area under a gazebo perhaps. Maybe you want a barbeque area, lawn areas and a garage, it’s your new home you can decide whatever you want with your Spain real estate. Interiors offer large living rooms that flow into a dining area and kitchen, open plan is recommended as light flows throughout the property.
Apartments, villas and townhouses in Spain
Apartments usually start at studios and also offer one, two and three bedrooms and are part of a complex with a communal pool. Townhouses offer more space with terrace areas and three bedrooms, they are semi-detached on a complex with a communal pool and may include parking spaces. Semi-detached villas are from three to four bedrooms normally with a shared pool and detached villas could be part of a complex from three bedrooms upwards with a private pool or communal pool. Detached villas in their own grounds have a private pool and offer from three bedroom villas upwards to maybe six or more. They have spacious living rooms and dining areas with modern fitted kitchens. Investing in Spain properties changes your lifestyle for the better.
Luxury property in Spain
Properties for sale in Spain not only offers stylish properties it offers luxury property too and the luxury end of the property market is not only highly sought after, it’s highly desirable. Here your dreams will come true with a selection of the finest properties in the very best locations along the coastline and Balearic Islands.
What is Spain like?
Pretty and popular Costa Blanca is where Alicante is located and it is the main city with a large port and la marina (marina). Here is where you will find the traditional Spanish town of Los Montesinos, fifteen minutes away from Torrevieja. Malaga is a historically rich resort which sits in the Costa del Sol area and it is one of the oldest cities in the world. Costa Calida is in the province of Murcia which is known as a relaxing area for those wanting a peaceful environment and do nothing but enjoy the beaches on the south east coast of Spain.
Lively Ibiza and scenic Majorca are part of the Balearic Islands, both of these islands are popular holiday destinations, Ibiza attracts a young crowd who want a buzzing nightlife, although there are some truly beautiful locations on the other side of the island away from the busy nightclubs. Majorca is a well-known summer holiday island which is a hot spot for families and groups of friends alike and buyers of second homes flock there because of the affordability of property and its short haul flights. Short haul flights are superb for families with small children and that’s another reason why Spain is ideal, children can become tetchy on flights, so the short haul flight is perfect. As the resorts are close to international airports the transfers are thankfully short.
How do I get to Spain?
Spain and its islands are easy to reach form the UK and Europe, international flights arrive daily to the Spanish mainland and to the Balearic Islands, to all the main resorts. The flight from London to the east coast of Spain is just two hours and thirty minutes and if you fly to the Balearics its just two hours and twenty minutes. Once you have landed in Spain it’s just a quick transfer to your chosen destination. The transport links in Spain are excellent and transfers to your home are less than an hour away. You can book your transfer before you leave home either a shuttle bus, car hire or private car pick up, or indeed a taxi.
Why should I buy a property in Spain?
Property for sale in Spain in cities such as Alicante offer amazing apartments with panoramic sea views and great beaches. Alicante and other cities rather than beach resorts, are ideal if you enjoy sightseeing as it has an array of local attractions. A city pad is superb for those who want to do more than lie on a beach all day. These apartments are in central locations and everything is on your doorstep it gives flexibility to you especially if you plan on relocating to Spain on a full time basis. If you’re not its fabulous as a rental investment offering long weekend breaks and weekly holidays too. Investing in homes on golf courses in the Costa del Sol are a magnet for buyers, as playing the Spanish golf courses, lures visitors from around the world.
Buying property along the south east coast of mainland Spain or on the Balearic Islands will bring you a good rental income and its worth thinking about. It will help to pay for the upkeep of your property and your flights back and too. If you are working you can only visit several times a year, so it makes sense to let your property out when not using it yourself. You will need to use a good management company who will look after bookings (if you wish) carry out meet and greet, plus clean your property and handle the laundry for you. There will be a fee but it’s worth it. If you prefer, you can advertise and book the property yourself, and you have the right to refuse any undesirables. By that I refer to hen or stag parties especially if you have a large property. In the booking you would also add a deposit for any damages or breakages, they do happen such as glasses but you simply ask any breakages to be replaced.
The management company will carry out these checks for you and let you know, if all is well with the property you simply refund the deposit in full to the person who booked your property. Generally, if they have enjoyed letting your place, you will get repeat bookings.
Whatever type of property you are looking for in Spain, you will find something to match your budget in the property market or luxury one. Investing in the Spanish sun whether it’s on the mainland or on one of the Balearic Islands will enhance and enrich your lifestyle beyond your wildest dreams. Beautiful Spain has many desirable resorts and you simply need to find the perfect location for you and your family. Look first in the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca areas, they are a great place to start your España search.