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Category Archives: Murcia

New Murcia Airport Makes Life Easier for Spanish Property Owners

Last year when we wrote about the expected opening of the new Murcia Airport outside Corvera, only one airline was slated to schedule flights in and out of the location. Now that the airport is open for business, we are happy to report seven airlines are operating from Corvera (officially called Region de Murcia International Airport).

The new Murcia airport is expected to handle six million passengers in 2019, so an increase in airlines means more available flights for Spanish property owners who want to come and go as they please (and it’s more convenient for their guests, too!).

The Region de Murcia International Airport is located just outside Corvera, around 30kms from Costa Calida. It replaces the old Murcia-San Javier Airport as a state-of-the-art property with more capacity for travelers. Considering the San Javier airport was one of Spain’s most profitable with more than a million passengers traveling … Read More

What’s Happening in Costa Calida?

With local festivities, traditional holidays and the New Year on the horizon, there’s never been a more magical time to visit Costa Calida. You’ll be greeted by friendly faces, the warmth of the Mediterranean, and a few other surprises when you make your trek to the coast. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in Costa Calida in the days and weeks ahead.

TRAVEL

As of now, Jet2 is the only airline confirmed to be switching flights from San Javier to Corvera after 15th January 2019. Therefore, if you want to travel from the UK to Spain, you might want to consider the train. There are two train stations close to the “Polaris Resorts” – one in Torre Pacheco, the other in Balsicas – for your convenience.

It’s easy to travel from the UK to Spain by train. You can breakfast in London, lunch in Paris and have dinner in … Read More

Murcian Sweet Surprises . . . No Diets Allowed!

Who doesn’t like something sweet after a meal, or any time for that matter? And when you buy a villa in Spain you will have many opportunities to ruin your diet with these Murcian Sweet Surprises.

Paparajote
For foreigners this is a sweet surprise. It is a lemon tree leaf battered in dough of flour, egg, milk and shavings of lemon, which is fried and then dusted in cinnamon and sugar. Accompanied by a small glass of sweet wine it is a typical Murcian pleasure. However, don’t be deceived, the leaf CANNOT be eaten.

Asiático
Dessert or coffee? Now there’s no need to choose as you can have both, thanks to this two-in-one Cartagena original. Delicious coffee with condensed milk and brandy, accompanied by a few drops of Liquor 43, cinnamon, lemon zest and coffee beans.

Pan de Calatrava
This delicious dessert was born out of the Muslim influence in … 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

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

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