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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…

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We have now covered quite a lot of different property types available on the Costa Blanca  – we have had a look at the geography and the popular locations  .

In our blog today , we turn our attention to Detached Villas!

VAPF present their Lirios Design Villas – 3 Bed detached villas , cut into the mountain, overlooking the sea. A very private , tranquil setting in Cumbre Del Sol, a few miles from Moraira . From 538,000 Euro.

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Euromarina offer their ‘ Korum ‘ 3 bed detached villa in Quesada – starting from 288,000 Euro. With parking space, garden, optional pool and roof top solarium..

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Take a look at Alegria’s detached 3 bed villa in Villamartin – the golfers paradise , close to the sea and La Zenia shopping boulevard. From 319,000 Euro.

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Finally lets look Alegria’s detached villas in Finestrat which have sea views overlooking Benidorm’s skyline. From only 295,000 Euro.

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As you can see, Alba Property Overseas have  a lot of property types presented by the best and most well established developers in  many locations on Costa Blanca. By reading our blog, you should have a decent understanding of what is available where and for how much.

Of course you can see our full range in our COSTA BLANCA SHOWCASE !

In our next blog, we will take a look at  LUXURY PROPERTY …

Remember , Alba Property Overseas are an independent off shoot of an Estate Agency based in Scotland www.AlbaProperty.co.uk . We really are your local agent, overseas!

We have an in-depth knowledge of the Spanish property market  which is very different to that in the UK –  so its imperative to use an agent who you can trust . By using an AIPP qualified agent , you can be sure that we always operate to the highest standards. 

Our purchasing process makes things simple – and safe. We always recommend English speaking solicitors based in Costa Blanca   – and we always lay out all the costs involved Up-Front – so there are no shocks or surprises! Check out our simple but detailed worked examples of property purchase costs in our ‘ Ultimate Guide to Buying on the Costa Blanca ‘.

If you need a mortgage for a spanish property, we can help with that too.

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Today we’ll introduce the type  of property which is available on Costa Blanca Golf courses.

 

Lets kick off with a development from Taylor Wimpey Spain on Brisas De Alenda. 3 Bed 2 bath townhouses from 145,000 Euro. And only 15 minutes drive from Alicante City. These come with gas central heating and air con as standard. There is an onsite supermarket, restaurant and bar, clubhouse, fitness centre and paddle tennis courts.

 

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Or you could consider a 3 bed detached villa on La Finca Golf & Spa Resort – 5 miles from Quesada. Trivee offer two different styles , starting prices are from 272,000 Euro. Only a 15 minute drive to the beautiful beaches at Guardamar. Is this a property you could see yourself spending time in ?

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Last up today are these stunning signature villas from Marjal in Las Colinas Golf Resort, from 640,000 Euro. Las Colinas is a luxury golf & country club situated around 5 miles from Campoamor.

 

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We hope this gives you an idea of what is available on the golf course! Next, we turn our attention to detached villas – lots of choice so be prepared for that!

 

 

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Lets have a look at a selection of the types of townhouses and semi-detached properties which are available.
First up are the 3 bed/3 bath townhouses from Murcia Puchades in their ‘ Salamandra ‘ complex in Finestrat overlooking Benidorm.


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This is a very attractive new complex with a communal pool and landscaped areas. Each townhouse comes with its own parking space ( some of them have underbuilt garages ). Starting prices from 277,000.
Or how about these 2 and 3 bed townhouses in Busot , approximately 14 miles north of Alicante by the large developer TM Grupo ?
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2 bed / 2 bath villas from 115,000 Euro. This development is in a tranquil mountainous setting , close to nature – but only a ten minute drive to the nearest beaches of El Campello and San Juan.
Or consider these triplex – 3 level townhouses in Campoamar – Las Ocas -by Alegria. From 169,000 Euro.
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Finally for today – Check out a 3 bed Semi Detached , with communal pool, garden and solarium from Eu
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In our next blog, we will take a look at Costa Blanca Golf Properties before we complete our property round up with a look at Costa Blanca detached villas for sale. Of course you should always feel free to check out our website www.AlbaPropertyOverseas.com for full details of our Costa Blanca Showcase!
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Over the next few blog posts  , we’ll  look at some of the property types which are available on Costa Blanca.

Building regulations in Spain really improved from around 2011 onwards – the difference in what is being built now is very obvious especially in terms of Energy performance. You can expect Spanish new build properties to be similar, in terms of energy performance, to those being built currently in the UK.

This means that you will have no problem living in these properties all year long . Older style properties with much poorer insulation and non existent central heating systems can be very cold in winter. The modern properties are designed to be cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

Lets take a look at some modern apartments :

Ennate Gardens by Euromarina in Quesada .

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These are ‘low rise’ and’ low density’  type apartments.  Ground floor apartments have gardens and 1st floor apartments have a solarium . In general new build 2 bed apartments have 2 bathrooms – a big improvement!

2 Bed  apartments From 167,000 Euro. These apartments are in a gated complex which is ideal for security and privacy. The communal pool and other communal areas are all beautifully maintained – there is a nominal monthly community fee. The apartments come complete with tiled flooring and fitted kitchens. Kitchen appliances are not generally included and you should also consider furniture which is not included as standard. The apartments have air con pre-installed which means the ducting is all in place and you must  install your own air con / heating unit . There is car parking available.

Or Consider Puerto Marina in Los Alcazares.. 2 Bed apartments from 120,000 Euro.

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These 3 and 4 level apartment blocks are only a 5-10 minute stroll from the beach – the cosmopolitan 525 Square is closer still . Choose from a ground floor with a garden or a penthouse with solarium – the upper flats all have terraces. The communal facilities are pristine.

Or for something different again , consider a TM Grupo development in Campoamor – a residential complex on a hill overlooking the sea expected to be ready from December 2016. Grab a bargain before the price increases – Generally prices increase when properties are complete!

2 bed apartments start from 119,000 Euro. Facilities inlclude 2 Adult pools, 2 Childrens pools, heated whirlpools and a childrens play area.
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Or Finally for today , take a look at a Trivee Development in Los Dolces with 2 beds starting at 189,000.

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Thats our whistle stop tour of apartments over!

We’ll be back in our next blog with a look at townhouses and semi-detached properties on Costa Blanca.