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Dreamy Properties for Sale in Spain by the Sea

Feast your eyes on these beach properties for sale in Murcia.

Ever daydream about what it would be like to live by the water in Spain? Your afternoons spent sailing in the sea, your nights in the company of Spain’s best wine region. It’s a romantic notion for sure, but the good news is there are some great properties for sale in Spain by the sea that could be the beginning of something amazing.

Let’s take a look at some of the beach properties for sale in Murcia right now.

Beach Front Properties for Sale in Spain by the Sea

Avenida de los Narejos

Properties for Sale in Spain by the Sea

New properties for sale in Spain by the sea

Located in Los Alcazares just 100 meters from the Mar Menor beaches, Avenida de los Narejos is one of the most highly anticipated new construction projects in Murcia. If you’ve been considering properties for sale in Spain that are by the sea, you’ll love these exclusive apartments with all the extras.

Villas Vela Latina

Beach Properties for Sale in Murcia

Get your feet wet at beachside properties for sale in Murcia

Walk to the beach from these ultra-contemporary detached villas in Los Alcazares. Villas Vela Latina is centrally located yet reasonably priced if you’re looking for beach properties for sale in Murcia. There are a limited number of villas remaining, so be sure to check these out right away.

Blue Swing Villas

New Beach Properties for Sale in Spa near the Sea

Luxury beach properties now for sale in Murcia, Spain

If you’re looking for the finer things in life, these high-end beach properties for sale in Murcia certainly fit the bill. Blue Swing Villas in Los Alcazares features 3- and 4-bedroom villas just steps away from the Mar Menor. Get a look at these sleek, modern properties for sale in Spain by the sea…before they’re gone.

More Beach Properties for Sale in Murcia

Want to see additional properties along the coast? View our current listings for properties and resorts available in the area.

Murcia Markets Make Buying Property in Spain Oh-So-Appealing

Murcia Markets Near Property in Spain

Perks of buying property in Spain – daily trips to the markets in Murcia.

Just as grabbing a café in the morning or a tapa after work is typical of the Murcian lifestyle, the indoor and outdoor markets are also important aspects of the Spanish culture. For those who have lived here long enough, going to the markets may be second nature. But for those who are new to the area and are considering buying property in Spain, one trip to the Murcia markets may be the key to understanding what it’s like to live in this special corner of the world.

Visiting a Murcian Market

We love the way one writer explains the markets in Murcia, “awash with color and noise.” It’s a lively scene to be certain; shopkeepers and customers catching up on the latest news while negotiating prices in what always seems to be a fiery conversation. Shoppers rummaging through incredibly vibrant produce while fishmongers display their freshest catches of the day. It’s truly an experience for the senses.

One of the best highlights of these markets is their accessibility. Many of them are open every day, usually between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you’re thinking about buying property in Spain, then you’ll love how easily you can get to the market of your choice. There are plenty of markets to choose from in Murcia, so you can try them all until you find your favorites. Once you purchase fresh, locally grown food from the markets, you’ll never want to buy from the grocery stores again.

Of course, the food isn’t the only reason to visit Murcia markets. You’ll also find vendors with clothing, jewelry, furniture, fashion, wine and pastries, along with other unique gifts and treasures. It’s not difficult to spend the entire time between your morning café and your afternoon tapa at the market.

Before Buying Property in Spain…

Take a trip to the local markets in Murcia. You’ll get a true sense of community and commerce. You’ll be immersed in the culture and, hopefully, the type of lifestyle that you’ll want to experience every day. When you’re ready, reach out to us to explore available properties in Murcia.

Here’s Why You Should Find Property for Sale in Murcia Spain During Semana Santa (Holy Week)

Experience Semana Santa while shopping for property for sale in Murcia Spain.

Now that we’re in the middle of “busy season” for Spanish real estate, any time before the month of June is prime time shopping in terms of property for sale in Murcia Spain. But if you’re planning to travel here soon, we thought we’d at least encourage you to do so during Semana Santa, or Holy Week. This is one of the most exciting, meaningful celebrations you’ll experience in Murcia, and one of the highlights of living in the region.

What is Semana Santa?

Semana Santa is Holy Week. This year, it lasts from Sunday, March 25 (Palm Sunday) through Sunday, April 1 (Easter Sunday). In Murcia, you’ll find something happening every one of those days, whether it’s one of the processions winding through the streets or a play at one of the local churches. Each region in Murcia celebrates in their own fashion; some are more polished and regimented, while others are free flowing and festive. Every aspect of this week is, of course, to observe the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, which remains at the center of all activities.

The processions, which are more like parades, can last for hours and take on a different meaning throughout the week. Each procession represents part of the original story of Christ. Approaching Good Friday, the parades turn dark (literally) as sadness pervades the event, and people walk silently through darkened streets. On Easter Sunday, the mood is joyful and celebratory, with many routes overflowing with flowers and the color of white. No matter which day you catch a procession, though, it’s sure to wildly appeal to your senses.

The plays – called Auto Sacramental – are known as passion plays in this region. They also tell the story of Christ, and you can find performances throughout the week at churches in the area.

Other highlights of Semana Santa are the choral concerts, many of which are free, located in various plazas and churches. It’s a deeply satisfying experience that will move you, no matter what your faith.

If you’re planning to look at property for sale in Murcia Spain, and you want to see what life here is really like – the customs, traditions, sounds, sights – then you’ll want to be here during Holy Week. It’s a time you won’t ever forget, and you’ll feel entrenched in what makes this special place in the world so unique.

Visit our properties page for a look at what’s on the market now.

Padel + Golf Course Houses = Brilliant Retirement Living Abroad

Padel Courts at Golf Course Houses

Murcia’s golf course houses frequently offer padel courts to homeowners.

It seems like everywhere we turn these days, there’s a game of padel in progress. Some might say if you don’t hear the sounds of padel, you’re not in Spain! Of course, many of our clients who play the sport – or want to learn – can enjoy padel facilities as a perk of owning one of the many golf course houses in the area. So, if you’re considering the benefits of retirement living abroad, then you can consider this a shining star among them.

The Padel Scene in Costa Calida

While padel is a hugely popular sport across Spain, the Costa Calida boasts its own crowning achievements. You’ll find plenty of clubs dedicated to the sport as well as courts at the best golf resorts in the region. The Mar Menor Golf Resort, for example, has an impressive collection of 8 padel courts available to those who purchase golf course houses or residences on the property. They also host some of the most popular padel tournaments in Spain, giving you an opportunity to catch the action up close and personal.

If you’ve never learned how to play padel, then you can check out lessons and camps throughout Costa Calida. Due to the popularity of the sport, you’ll have access to many professionals and semi-pros who have competed at the very highest levels. Taking your retirement living abroad is sounding good right about now!

Of course, padel isn’t the only reason to plan your retirement in Spain. There are many other benefits to owning a villa or golf course home here, including an abundance of outdoor sports, incredible weather, and reasonably priced real estate.

To see what’s available in Murcia and the Costa Calida, head over to our real estate gallery for photos and descriptions.

 

Murcia Among Most Popular Provinces for Spanish Home Sales

Spanish Home Sales in Murcia

Booming Spanish home sales are not lost on Murcia – one of the most popular in recent times.

Spain has enjoyed several years of rising home sales, with some of the highest figures since before the financial crisis of 2008. This past October, Murcia accounted for 23 percent of Spanish home sales – making it one of the most popular provinces to buy a property in Spain.

Now that we’re entering the busiest time in Spanish real estate, the six months leading up to summer, we expect to see the trend continue. We’re not alone; Property Wire confirmed Spanish home sales are anticipated to continue recovery in 2018.

Prices are also expected to continue their upward climb. In November 2017, home prices were up 4 percent, with the biggest trend focusing on “moderate price growth.”

Why and Where to Buy in Murcia

If you want to buy a property in Spain, then it’s a great time to look at Murcia. While home prices may increase this year, it’s likely they won’t be as aggressive as larger cities. Murcia also offers a unique lifestyle, with tons of history, coastal amenities, gorgeous weather, and one of the country’s largest wine regions.

Murcia, with its position on the Mediterranean and numerous golf courses, is a favorite for tourists and those on holiday. If you don’t plan to stay in your home full time, then you may have some great opportunities to rent your property while you’re away and make some extra income.

Here are a few of the property types we recommend in Murcia:

  • Golf Villas
  • Resort Properties
  • Beachfront Homes
  • Poolside Terraces

To get started with your search, head over to our available properties.

Warm Up This Winter with Holiday Homes for Sale in Murcia Spain

Once the air outside has you shivering and the winter winds are howling, you may find yourself dreaming of a warmer place to hang your hat. Somewhere you can trade your overcoat for swim trunks, your fireplace for a dip in the sea. It’s not very difficult to get caught up in the idea of a winter getaway, and – thankfully – it isn’t too late to catch some of the best holiday homes for sale in Murcia, Spain.

The Season’s Perfect Homes for Sale in Murcia

Located along the Costa Calida of the Mediterranean, Murcia sits in a warm weather climate that is dry most of the year. During “winter” you’ll find that it gets slightly cooler at night; yet, even this feels comfortable to the traveler who’s accustomed to a truly cold environment. While not all of Spain is warm during the winter season, Murcia is definitely a place where you can find a home to thaw out from the chill.

What’s also great about investing in holiday homes for sale in Murcia, Spain? You have an escape whenever you desire, whether for the entire season or just for the holidays. You’ll no longer depend on the availability of resorts or hotels; you’ll simply arrive at your home and forget about the cold and snow you’ve left behind.

Find Your New Home in Spain

Now that you know what waits for you this winter, it’s time to start thinking about the possibility of buying one of the homes for sale in Murcia. Start your search with our online listings.

The Top 3 Foreigners Buying Property in Spain

Buying Property in Spain

Foreigners are buying property in Spain at increasing rates.

The second quarter of 2017 was record-breaking in terms of foreigners buying property in Spain. In Murcia, specifically, the number of non-Spaniards purchasing real estate was the highest since the third quarter of 2008 – totaling a quarter of all property sales.

Who are these foreigners snapping up an increasing amount of properties for sale in Spain? According to second quarter data, the top three groups of foreign buyers hail from the UK, France and Germany – making up 17.7, 8.9, and 7.3 percent of sales, respectively. Buyers from Sweden, Belgium, Italy and Romania are also buying property in Spain at impressive rates.

Now we know the top non-Spaniard buyers in Murcia, but what influences them to look here in the first place? If you asked anyone who lives in the Costa Calida, one of the top answers might be the climate – sunny, dry and comfortable most days of the year. Of course, there are plenty of other reasons why properties for sale in Spain go so quickly. Here are a few that are top of mind, based on our own experiences:

If you’ve ever considered buying property in Spain, then we invite you to browse our properties for sale in Murcia, Spain. It’s not only a welcoming community, but also a special place you’ll love to call your home – or second home.

3 Popular Golf Resorts in Murcia to Host Prestigious Tournaments and Christmas Events

Golf Resort in Murcia - Roda Golf & Beach

Roda Golf & Beach Resort in Murcia hosts a Christmas Golf Tournament in December.

While our peak travel and tourist season may be over, the arrival of fall signals the beginning of another important agenda – golf tournaments and tours. This year, three of the most popular golf resorts in Murcia are hosting major events expected to unite passionate players with those who live and breathe the sport. From La Torre Golf Resort in Murcia to the Roda Golf & Beach Resort, let’s take a look at what each property is serving up this season.

La Torre Golf Resort Murcia – GNK Golf Tour

On Saturday, November 4, the GNK Golf Tour will make its second-to-last stop at La Torre Golf Resort in Murcia. The 2017 Tour, which began in April, features individual tournaments along its circuit of 7 courses designed by Nicklaus Design, including one personally designed by Jack Nicklaus. This tour is open to amateur golfers who want to experience the unique challenges of each course. The event at La Torre includes 18 holes of golf surrounded by breathtaking properties and the enchanting Costa Calida. For more information, you can visit gnkgolf.com.

La Manga Club – European Amateur Golf Tour

From November 17-20, La Manga Golf Club – a premier golf resort in Murcia – will launch the 2018 European Amateur Golf Tour (EAGT). Billed as the most popular amateur golf tour in Europe, the EAGT is a fantastic opportunity to play competitive golf at some of the world’s most spectacular and exclusive courses. The event includes four rounds of golf, prizes, and potential advancement to the EAGT final. For more information, you can visit eagt.co.uk.

Roda Golf & Beach Resort Murcia – Christmas Tournament

On Saturday, December 16, the Roda Golf & Beach Resort in Murcia hosts its very own Christmas Golf Tournament. Roda’s 18-hole, par 72 course is designed by internationally renowned golf architect, Dave Thomas, and features excitement and challenge at every turn. As the first course in Murcia to receive the coveted ISO 14001 Environmental Management certification, Roda Golf & Beach Resort is truly an experience for players and spectators alike. For details and registration, visit rodagolf.com.

Now is the time to make plans for these exciting tournaments and tours. Book your trip and, while you’re here, let us show you around some of the golf resort properties for sale in Murcia.

Why Luxury Villas are Desirable Rental Properties in Spain

 

Rental Properties in Spain – Luxury Villas in Murcia, Spain

Rental properties in Spain include luxury villas, like this one in Murcia.

As one of Spain’s prominent tourist destinations, Murcia enjoys a steady flow of visitors throughout the year – some who prefer to rent villas rather than book traditional hotels. But it isn’t just travelers who are looking for rental properties in Spain; the natives are also giving homeowners another reason to consider life as a landlord.

Let’s take a look at these two different – yet very important – audiences for those who own luxury villas in Spain.

Tourists Booking Rental Properties in Murcia, Spain

Murcia’s year-round warm climate, abundant sunshine, and outdoor lifestyle make it a popular choice for holidays and travel in general. Visitors who are looking for a home-like setting when it comes to accommodations typically look at renting houses or villas instead of hotels. Many of the luxury villas in Murcia are situated on, or very near, golf courses and other attractions. Some even offer hotel-style services, such as cleaning, concierge, spas and restaurants. If you own a villa, then this balance of comfort and service can position it as a great rental option for tourists.

Spaniards May Consider Renting Luxury Villas in Spain

According to a recent report, more than 22 percent of Spaniards are living in rental properties in Spain. This is up from 17 percent just five years ago, representing a shift in mentality when it comes to purchasing real estate. Luxury villa owners in Spain may want to consider renting their homes as a way to generate additional income. In Murcia, some homeowners only live in their villas for part of the year, so renting the property may be a viable option.

Turning luxury villas into rental properties may be advantageous for buyers who want to make the most of their investments. With the increasing number of renters in Spain, and the continued tourism in Murcia, the competition for rental properties is up – and so are the prices. Just be sure you know the current laws on renting your home or villa.

If you don’t own a luxury villa in Murcia, but want to consider it for rental purposes, then please get in touch with our team to discuss your options. We are happy to offer our advice and guidance.

Mud Baths: Mar Menor’s Dirty Little Not-So-Secret

Mud Baths in Mar Menor

Visitors enjoy the mud baths in Mar Menor’s warm lagoon.

When you think of living in Murcia, you likely think of the warm climate, calm waters and lots of time spent outdoors. If you’re a local, you might also know Murcia as the destination for mud – that is, the therapeutic, nutrient-rich mud baths in the Mar Menor.

It sounds like a messy pastime, but mud bathing has taken place here for centuries. In fact, did you know the Mar Menor is called the “sea of health” for its warm waters and healing muds? Plenty of bathers have come to the edges of the lagoon seeking the medical benefits of mud, namely for arthritis, rheumatism, broken bones and skin conditions. It’s also been the source of natural beauty treatments for just as long, although you can now pay for the experience in some of the area’s luxury spas.

If you like the idea of mud baths in the Mar Menor (and you don’t mind it on your skin), then this could be a big benefit to living in Murcia. There are a few designated “bathing” stations, mainly in Las Charcas, San Pedro del Pinatar, and the southern end of La Manga. Here you can take a specially designed ladder into the shallow water, or have a seat in one of the newer areas built for disabled bathers. Whichever method you choose, you won’t be alone. Mud bathing is a popular attraction here – especially in the warmer months.

As a team, we have been in the Costa Calida region of Murcia for years, so the mud baths along the Mar Menor are no secret to us. However, if you haven’t taken a trip down to the “sea of health” yet, make sure you stop by for your own treatment. It’s well worth the time, and – even better – it’s free, courtesy of Mother Nature.

Looking for more information on life in Murcia? Visit our blog for stories on culture, recreation, current events and today’s real estate market.