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Category Archives: Buying Property

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
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 … Read More

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

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 … Read More

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

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 … 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 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

Luxury Homes for Sale in Spain’s Mediterranean Wine Country

Wine is everywhere in Spain (it has the most vineyards in the world), but along the Mediterranean coast it’s a way of life. Murcia, especially, is known for its standout Monastrell and Malvasia wines, products of the three designated origins: Jumilla, Bullas and Yecla. The warm, semi-arid climate that we enjoy year-round creates a special kind of wine drinking experience, and it’s something that turns visitors into repeat visitors into residents. So, if you’re looking for luxury homes for sale in Spain, here are a few upscale golf resort properties where you can build a life surrounded by this beautiful wine culture.

Mar Menor Golf Resort

The Mar Menor Golf Resort is one of the most established resorts in the area. Its proximity to the Mar Menor (a shallow, saltwater lagoon) makes it easy for residents to enjoy beach time and water sports within a short bike ride or … Read More