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According to the HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2019, held under 18,059 expats based in 33 countries, Spain is the fourth best place on the planet to live in. It might not come as a surprise that Spain is ranked first in quality of life, well being and family life. When it comes to feeling at home in Sp...
Prices in Costa Blanca,Sales in Costa Blanca,Home Sales in Spain,New Build vs Resale,Brexit
Home sales continue to grow in Spain Home sales continue to grow in Spain, having reached 133,860 during the first quarter of 2019 (data from the College of Registrars), -11.36% on Q1 2018, +74.25% on minimum level. With a 12.20%, foreign demand maintains its high levels of interest for the Spanish ...
Activities in Javea,Javea,Javea Fiestas
Easter is near approaching and although San Sebastián is the patron saint of Xàbia, the Fiestas in honor of Jesús Nazareno are the ones with the greatest popular roots and for which the locals show greater devotion. The image of the Jesús Nazareno remains guarded in the ‘la ermita del Calvario’ unti...
Alicante,Buying a Property in Javea,Europe,Money Matters
Foreigners are buying homes in Spain in record numbers, outpacing the years of the real estate bubble. In the first six months of 2018 there were 53,359 purchases by non-Spaniards, according to notary data released on Tuesday. This is the highest figure in a statistical series that began in the firs...
Buying a Property in Javea,Javea,Money Matters,Property For Sale Javea
Mortgage Direct Welcome to our September newsletter. We hope you all had an enjoyable summer and are looking forward to the months ahead. Whilst July was, as expected, a quieter month for us in terms of new mortgage enquiries, surprisingly we had a record month for August, seeing a 45% increase in e...
Buying a Property in Javea
Have  you ever enquired about a property on an agents web site only to find that it has been sold?   This seems to be a widely spread problem. Here at Alta villas we endeavour to ensure that our web site and all our publicity material is kept up to date with the correct prices and information etc. T...
Javea,Javea Fiestas
Moors and Christians festival Javea 2018 Moros i Cristianos 2018 Saturday 14th July · Presentación de las Fiestas “Moros i Cristianos 2018” 21:00 – PASACALLE | Parade through the streets of the ports to collect the representatives of the filaes who will participate in the presentation. When the para...
Alicante, Buying a Property in Javea, Europe, Javea, Property For Sale Javea
Nota Simple (Nota Simple Informativa) – Property Registry Filing Nota Simple is one of the most important documents used in Spanish real estate conveyancing process. It is an official report obtained from the Land Registry of Spain (Registro de la Propiedad) that contains information pertaining to t...
Alicante,Buying a Property in Javea,Javea,Property For Sale Javea
What Are Energy Performance Certificates and Who Needs Them? In line with other European countries, Spain has a law obliging property owners to get energy efficiency certificates (EPC) before they can sell or rent their homes. According to the Real Decreto 235-2013 this certificate (Certificado de E...
Buying a Property in Javea,Money Matters,Brexit
It is widely published that Britons are rushing to retire abroad ahead of Brexit, with some aiming to move by October so they have six months to settle into their new countries before the UK leaves the EU. With the number of expat inquiries rising since the referendum two years ago. There appears to...
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