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Its the location of these stunning villas which makes them stand out for us.

Within 500m of the La Marina Shopping Mall and the Train station – which takes you to Alicante , Altea, Calpe , Denia and many other locations of course. Only 2km from the coast at Cala De Finestrat. Close to Benidorm, close – but not too close!

The development itself is beside Sierra Cortina – the luxury resort in Finestrat with views over the Coast. Take a walk or cycle along these roads and paths – to one side the mountains and the sea to the other – enjoy and relax!

The villas themselves are modern, spacious and fitted to exacting standards. There is a choice of styles, and prices start from less than €300,000.

Benidorm and the surrounding area benefit from some of the best amenities and attractions Costa Blanca has to offer . Theme Parks, Water Parks, Wildlife Parks. Shopping Malls. Beach Life – with all the seaside attractions you would expect. Benidorms Old Town is still a quaint attraction compared to  the glitzy nightlife on offer at its other end!

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Call us to arrange to be taken round the site to see what is on offer.

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These are great value! Just click the image to be taken to our listing for full details..

 

 

Los Alcazares is a fantastic seaside resort – and only ten minutes drive from Murcia – San Javier airport . Well serviced by the budget airlines during the summer – and its only an hour south of Alicante Airport for ease of access during the winter months.

These villas are within walking distance to the cosmopolitan 525 square with its bars , restaurants and lively atmosphere – and of course the beautiful sandy beaches and promenades with plenty of beach bars .

Property Features include:

Living space on one level – 3 bed, 2 bath.

Large Solarium

All new modern fittings

Private Pool

From only €250,000 !

You can buy with a mortgage by putting down approx £96,000 to cover 30% deposit plus closing costs. Then you’d have a mortgage of €175,000 which would cost approx €910 per month ( @ 2.3% fixed for 10 years ) . At an exchange rate of 1.17 – this is £775 per month. Remember that if the exchange rate improved to say 1.4 – your monthly payment would fall to only £650. There are also other costs of running a property – this is just an example of approximate mortgage costs.

Why not give us a call on 01506 500999 and arrange to view these villas. Only 22 will be built on the development – and the show house will be ready in March 2017.

Alba Property Overseas have UK and Spanish based staff who know the Costa Blanca and Murcia property market – Feel free to call us with any query you may have.

Look forward to hearing from you ….

 

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We met a lot of new clients at the ‘A Place in the Sun’ show in Glasgow last year  – and we have arranged viewing trips to show you round the properties of interest. For many, the dream of owning your own Place in the Sun has become a reality . Whether its a new build 2 bed beach apartment from €100,000 or a larger detached villa with a pool from €200,000+ – we have many options and cover the whole Costa Blanca – including resale properties.

Of course for many , it can be a long journey from first thinking about buying on the Costa Blanca to finally buying . It all starts to become real when you book a viewing trip – we have UK and Spanish based staff who know the various local markets and can advise on which properties are best for you.

We pride ourselves on offering straight forward advice on your overseas purchase – and presenting the best properties in the best locations!

A Place in the Sun have just announced that they will be coming back to Glasgow on October 28th and 29th 2017 – we will be there too!

This is hopefully a good time to announce the winner of our Free Prize Draw – the tablet was won by Mr S.E of Lennoxtown, Glasgow. Dont worry if you missed out , we will be running another draw at the show in October- but we hope to hear from you before then.

February and March are going to be busy months with viewing trips – its a good time of the year to look for property since the sun is shining but its not too hot . If you are considering a purchase in 2017 – get in touch and let us make your arrangements .

 

 

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Have you seen these villas in Finestrat?

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Sierra Cortina is a luxury resort which overlooks the famous Benidorm skyline. There are 5* facilities including resort hotels and fine dining restaurants.

The villa pictured is part of the Campana Gardens residential area – all the villas sit facing South East – to take maximum advantage of the all day sunshine.

Walking to the La Marina shopping mall or the train station is easy and only a few hundred metres. The beach at Cala de Finestrat is about a mile and a half – and the Benidorm night life is only 3 miles away – just close enough!

The area is a paradise in the sunshine and there are many walkways and cycle routes for peaceful enjoyment of the surrounds. Click the image for more details and a promo video.

Thiinking about going over to see what is on offer ? Alba Property Overseas are Whole of the market providers and we can arrange for you to see any New Development or Resale property you might see on the portals .

Feel free to call us on 01506 500999 to discuss any aspect of your Property Purchase in Costa Blanca, Spain!

Or email us with your questions at info@AlbaPropertyOverseas.com

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Check out this wonderful Apartment complex in El Raso , Guardamar with communal pool and indoor SPA – Really good value with starting prices from 119,000 Euro.

Conveniently located – just a short walk to Bars, Restaurants and shops – we have a new development , Oasis Beach X .

The Previous 9 developments in similar styles are already built and operational at La Zenia across from the Boulevard and Punta Prima. We can show you round these when you come to view so you can get a good feel for the finished product.

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These apartments are actually larger than the previous designs and there are other improvements like the inclusion of an onsite indoor SPA , with gym, jacuzzi and sauna – making these a fantastic choice for all year round living.

The beach is around a mile away , and Guardamar is a further mile . Quesada is a few miles in the other direction and of Course Torrevieja city is only 3-4 miles south.

This complex will be key ready in 2017 – and first keys will be handed over in April. These are great value and  given the success of the previous developments , we expect them to sell out quickly. Book your viewing trip now – so you can choose the apartment you like best !

Why not give us a call and discuss a viewing trip ? We will show you these and other properties within your budget. Remember that Alba Property Overseas are ‘ Whole of the Market ‘ so we are not tied to any particular Developer or Estate Agent – we can arrange to show you any property you see on the portals!

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Stretching from Denia in the North all the way down to Alicante – Beautiful beaches and natural scenery abounds.

The area around Denia is Marina Alto and includes coast line towns of Javea , Moraira and Calpe. Inland locations are Jalon Valey , Pedreguer and Orba.

These locations all have an ‘ older world ‘ charm and are certainly established towns having been there for centuries! There are historical attractions as well the normal tourist facilities to capture your interest.

The Jewels in the crown are Javea and Moraira – both small towns with modern marinas and beautiful beaches. Spectacular views are available along this stretch of the coast and there are certainly more exclusive areas to enjoy.

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As you would expect we have a great choice of modern apartments and bespoke villas as well as resale opportunities available. If you have seen anything For Sale with another agent, we are likely able to include that in your viewing trip as well.

Further south, we encounter Altea , Albir and Benidorm. Benidorm being the largest resort on the coast – there are many areas within only a few miles which offer great opportunities for all year round living. These would include Finestrat, La Nucia and Alfaz Del Pi. A particular characteristic of Costa Blanca North are the fantastic views and wonderful mountain scenery available.

These are all interesting locations with established facilities – Beautiful beaches and coastlines offer many opportunities for relaxing walks or other leisure pursuits. The restaurants and bars offer fine dining experiences and Benidorm offers a noisier night out!

Why not book a viewing trip with us today? Alba Property Overseas belong to an extensive network of property professionals on the Costa Blanca , and will arrange a viewing trip around your requirements – Call us on 01506 500999 when you would like to discuss further !

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It seems that most who enquire about Costa Blanca know why they want to have a home there – the sunshine , the leisure and entertainment facilities, the beautiful surrounds of the beaches or the countryside, the walks , the cycle paths , the great food – basically the healthy life style with a holiday buzz which is on offer .

Check out this article which explains why the Costa Blanca is now the favorite destination for UK Buyers..

 

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A lot of people don’t realise the Costa Blanca has a coast line of around 120 miles!

Alicante is the central point which breaks it up – Costa Blanca North and Costa Blanca South.

The North and South are very different – and there are lots of different areas in each as you would imagine.

Today we are looking at Costa Blanca South.

There are many resorts along the coast – and all are desirable – But there are 3 large urbanisations that sit just off the coast which attract particular attention from those seeking 2nd, holiday or retirement homes – These are La Marina, Quesada and Villamartin. 20 , 30 and 40 minutes drive from the airport respectively.

These are purpose built New Towns which have been developed since the early 70s . All have great facilities in terms of bars, restaurants , supermarkets and are functioning towns in their own right. Each one is still expanding , with additional facilities being added alongside the new developments of residential apartments in gated complexes with communal pools and of course detached villas with private pools.

Villamartin is often referred to as the golfers paradise centred around its popular Villamartin Plaza  .There are many beautiful golf courses – and only 1-2 miles from the sea. La Zenia boulevard  serves the whole area and is a huge attraction – certainly not just a regular shopping mall!

Quesada is only 30 minutes drive south of Alicante airport or around E40 in a pre-booked taxi. It has its own golf course , water park and other leisure facilities. Perhaps its best feature is its town centre which offers a good selection of modern restaurants and pubs and there is generally a lively vibrant feel to the place.

La Marina is closest to Alicante airport – only 20 minutes drive – another great mix of shops restaurants and bars.

Prices for 2 bed apartments can start as low as 60,000 Euro for Resale properties with brand new luxury apartments generally starting from closer to  120,000 Euro. New build apartments are built to todays standards with Hi Tech materials – making them comfortable for use year round. Older apartments may not have central heating or great insulation, for example.

Alba Property Overseas are part of an extensive network of property professionals and we can access most if not all the resale properties available on the market.

We always recommend that you book your viewing trip to find out for yourself what is on offer . Pictures on the internet can only tell you so much – we find that clients most often change their minds about favorite properties during their visit once they get a feel for various places. We can arrange a tour around suitable properties which match your requirements . Because we are independent agents , we are not restricted to showing you only one group of developers or properties in limited locations.

Dont miss our next blog which will cover Costa Blanca North!

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Are you thinking that the Exchange Rate isn’t great just now – could it be putting you off a Spanish Purchase ?

 

Why are investors still buying and why are sales to UK buyers still strong ? Confused ?

 

The answer is buyers are  buying at current low prices – but using future exchange rates .

 

They do this in two ways :

 

1. Off Plan Purchase – Buyers are paying reservation fees today to secure their property , then paying approx 30% over the course of the build which might take a year . They will be happy to see an improvement in the strength of the Pound  when it comes to complete!

2. Buyers are using mortgages to pay off  the bulk of the purchase price . In this way , buyers can take advantage of Todays low prices – and low interest Rates . They will pay off the bulk of the mortgage years down the line when the pound has strengthened.

 

See below a worked example to see exactly how a strengthening pound can work tremendously in your favour:

 

In this example we are using an exchange rate of 1.2  Eur / UKP and a purchase price of €160,000.

 

Today
Exchange Rate

1.2

Euro

UKP

Purchase Price

160000

€160,000.

£133,333.

Deposit

30%

€ 48,000

£40,000

Closing costs

15%

€ 24,000

£20,000

Total Down

€ 72,000

£60,000

Mortgage

70%

€ 112,000

£93,333

Monthly mortgage over 20yrs @2.3% fixed for 10 years

€582

£485

 

The Upfront costs of purchase  are Approx. €72,000 or £60,000.

Mortgage balance is £93,333 and monthly mortgage is £485.

 

Remember the Euro payment is fixed with a fixed rate euro mortgage –  the exchange rate changes how much you pay each month in pounds. Bear in mind there are other costs of property ownership.

 

Consider the position in 10 years time ..

After 10 years , mortgage balance is reduced from €112,000 to €62,406 .

If the  exchange rate has moved from 1.2 to 1.5 , the value of the outstanding mortgage is reduced from £93,333 to £41,604 – and of course monthly payments have reduced from £485 to £388.

As the pound strengthens , the value of the Euro Debt is massively reduced.

 

BUY AT TODAYS PRICES WITH A MORTGAGE AT LOW FIXED RATES

Enjoy the pounds return to strength in both

 

**A much reduced loan balance

**A reduced monthly payment

 

This is why sales are strong today .

 

We appreciate there is a bit of detail here – and assumptions regards mortgage rates and future exchange rates are being made – so feel free to call or email us to discuss further.

 

 

 

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In our recent blog posts we have now introduced you to several developers in various locations offering differing property types on Costa Blanca.

 

Don’t worry if we haven’t shown you the property type you want in the area you like  –  there are lots of other options , but we have to start somewhere! And we have tried to keep the amount of information down to a minimum – it is only a blog after all!

 

Perhaps we have made you think about a location or a particular property type which you never considered before . 

 

We’d really like to hear from you – to find out what you want to see. Searching for a property overseas can be confusing and we can help .

 

Your next step should be to discuss your requirements with our property professionals. We are based in Scotland – We are also local Estate Agents – so we bring a local approach to your overseas purchase.

 

Call us , or email us to arrange a call at a time that suits you. Together we will discuss your thoughts and determine a  selection  of suitable properties – then we can  arrange a viewing trip that will show you exactly what you want to see. – accompanied one on one by a member of our team.

 

Since we are an independent agent , we will arrange your trip around exactly what you want to see. Different developers , different locations, New Build and Resale property.

 

Discussing these matters with an AIPP approved agent based in the UK should give you the confidence you need to proceed.

 

We look forward to hearing from you – with no obligation .

 

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Lets look at our LUXURY property on the Costa Blanca!

 

Lets kick off with a luxury apartment from VAPF in Cumbre Del Sol, in the North. Blue Infinity is their latest project built with previous similar successful developments in mind. These luxury apartments are cut into the mountainside and have direct sea views. The communal space includes an outdoor pool on a massive terrace and an indoor wellness centre complete with heated pool, wave machine, sauna and gym. Perfect for all year round luxury living.

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2 Bed apartments start from 380,000 Euro.

 

VAPF also offer luxury detached villas in Altea Hills – a sought after location – again with direct sea views.

 

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These are starting at 707,000 Euro – with all the luxury you can imagine!

 

Or you could consider Marjals offering at Finestrat – Some villas are upwards of 1,000,000 Euro but there are other more modest efforts in their pipeline – Bespoke villas are always possible!

 

Finally, for today , here is Murcia Puchades 4 bed villa in Finestrat – a more traditional look on the outside – but still completely modern inside. From 599,000 Euro.

 

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We hope you enjoyed viewing this selection of costa blanca property in our blog – you can head over to our Costa Blanca Showcase to find out more.

 

In our next blog, we’ll do our best to give you a summary of your property options available

 

Till then…