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Padel + Golf Course Houses = Brilliant Retirement Living Abroad

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 Read More

Murcia Among Most Popular Provinces for Spanish Home Sales

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, … Read More

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 … Read More

The Top 3 Foreigners Buying Property in Spain

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 … Read More

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

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 … Read More

Why Luxury Villas are Desirable Rental Properties in Spain

 

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 … Read More

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

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 … Read More

3 Reasons You’ll Fall for the Luxury Retirement Homes For Sale in Murcia

Spain is arguably the best place to buy a retirement home in Europe right now. Not only are the prices attractive, but interest rates are also at historic lows. Despite the slight cost increase anticipated this year, the Spanish real estate market is booming. Aside from the numbers, there are other reasons you’ll fall in love with the luxury retirement homes for sale in Murcia – three that we’ll highlight for you.

Just the Right Size for Retirement

The luxury homes for sale in Murcia are available in various sizes and styles, but all can accommodate your needs in retirement. From one-bedroom apartments to three-bedroom villas, you’ll have your choice when it comes to personal space. Many of the retirement homes for sale feature a desirable outdoor living area, whether it’s your own personal swimming pool and terrace or a shared exterior space where you can meet and … Read More

Mid-Year Buyer’s Report for Luxury Villas in Spain

It’s halfway through 2017, and the market remains positive for buyers looking to purchase luxury villas in Spain. For one, prices continue to be attractive. Even with a 6.1% price increase over the past five months in Mediterranean coastal areas, the number of property sales in Murcia increased 17% year-on-year during the first quarter of 2017. Murcia is also the most active in residential property auctions, helping to expand the inventory of villas for sale in Murcia, Spain.

The larger inventory of homes, coupled with tempered prices, means buyers can expect a comfortable negotiation experience. In Murcia, buyers are generally putting in offers 10-15 percent below asking price, signaling favorable market conditions for those ready to throw a hat in the ring. However, be careful not to underestimate the value of these coastal properties. The market value of luxury villas in Murcia, Spain has risen by 4.7% year-on-yearRead More

Spain Real Estate Selling Point: Kayaking in Costa Calida

Costa Calida is a water lover’s paradise, which makes it especially attractive for buyers who want a piece of Spain real estate. Not only does it offer warm temperatures year round (Costa Calida literally means “warm coast”); there are also nearly 250 km of Mediterranean coastline – including the Mar Menor on the north end – where you can launch watercraft for a peaceful retreat or a maritime adventure. If you’re interested in kayaking, then you’re really going to dig this coastal stretch of southern Spain – as a resident or as a visitor. Let’s take a look at a few different spots that are absolutely perfect for kayaking in Costa Calida.

Mar Menor

Located on the north end of Costa Calida near the city of Murcia, the Mar Menor is a shallow, saltwater lagoon where some of the best property in Spain can be found. It’s an easygoing seaside … Read More