🏡 Summary 2017 - Ultimate Homes, Spain

Hello again and a belated Happy New Year 

It has been a very successful year ! First of allthank you to all of you for the continuous supportwithout which we would not have been able to achieve the sales we had throughout the Alicante and Valencia regions of Spain in 2017. We are delighted to have completed and handed over on 50 properties to their new owners in 2017, and of course we have helped many sellers or property too move on in life.
That number would in fact be higher as we have several units due to complete this month.

As many of you know, we operate in two very different yet vibrant areas, bank properties and private resale properties. Our average selling price for bank property was 77,200€ and for resale property was 130,000€ and quite a product mix is included there, from store rooms and garage spaces to private villas.

Further to thiswe have sold properties to 12 different nationalities. British buyers have been in the majority, followed by Spanish buyers, but also pleasantly…

Thank You

To our clients, many of whom we count as friends and a part of our extended family, thank you for being part of the Ultimate Homes community and making 2017 a fantastic year.
Here's to a 2018 full of good health and happy times - and making that trip - together.
If you or anyone you know would like to be informed of new properties coming on to the market here in this wonderful part of Spain, or if you need information about the process of buying a property in Spain, then contact us now by email or telephone +34 966 112 773
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Finca Medina, Ontinyent

As anyone who follows our website knows, we don't always limit ourselves to our local, coastal locations when listing properties. So when a previous client of ours asked if we could help find a new owner for their country home in Ontinyent, we decided what better way to spend a Friday afternoon than to have a drive out into the Valencian countryside to check it out.

Situated approximately 1 hour from both Alicante and Valencia, the house is located halfway between Ontinyent and the village of Fontanars Dels Alforins, where you will find plenty of bodegas offering good-quality locally produced wines. The drive to the house is stunning, passing the lake of El Pou Clar, literally translated as the clear well, and passing fields of numerous fruit trees and vineyards.

Access to the house is good although the last 500 metres are along a dirt track. The house has absolute privacy and tranquillity although there are one or two neighbours nearby and the local "Casa Rural" with …

Ultimate Homes Summer HOT Properties

Hot, hot, hot - temperatures in Spain have once again broken all sorts of records during the month of July, and with such temperature, it is tempting to relax instead of work but we continue to go from strength to strength. At this stage of the year, we have recorded more offers than ever before and currently have 27 property sales completed or due to close so far this year.
Yes, it's true that August is traditionally the month when just about everyone is on holiday, but you can rest assured that we will not be taking our feet off the pedal. Viewings might be carried out in a slightly more informal manner as we try to beat the heat and stay cool, afterall we all want a life that is a bit more relaxed.
Tourist numbers to Spain too are at an all time high. Property completions throughout Spain are on the up - nearly every month since March 2014 - so now is as good a time as any to pay us a visit. You never know, you might even find a property.
And whilst work started on this newslet…

Spanish home sales up 19% in June

This might be old new to some as it was actually announced last Tuesday (08/08/2017) but as I have been away for a few days, it is good news which needs repeating.

And that is that the Spanish Land Registry announced that home sales increased by 19% (39,625 home sales inscribed) in June 2017 compared with the year previously. Monthly home sales have now risen on an annualised basis almost every month since March 2014. Sales dropped off on only two occasions in this period, including April this year, a decline that was due to seasonality.

The figures come from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) and reflect sales inscribed in the Spanish Land Registry, and tend to lag the market by about two or three months.

Looking at the figures on a regional basis, the Alicante market has shown growth year on year of 18% which is above the national average which is 14%, of course Brexit is having an effect on the number of British buyers but it is clear from the number of sales closing (and o…

Spain's Unemployment Numbers Continue to Improve

Unemployment is now at the lowest level since 2008, and that is no doubt why we have been working with as many Spanish clients in the first six months of this year, helping them to find the right property, compared with the whole of 2016.
For many Spanish buyers, the employment situation has been the biggest concern throughout the crises,so it is comforting for all to see the unemployment level reducing though there is without doubt still much room for improvement.
More on the unemployment numbers here:-
And be sure to check out some of our latest property listing here:-

New Development of Homes in Els Poblets, Denia - Prices from 159,000 (plus IVA)

A few weeks ago, one of the trusted (and established) construction firms that we work with, Victoria Playa, launched a new development of 14 homes within a gated community in Els Poblets, Denia. The community, called "Villas Els Poblets" is made up of 6 single storey properties and 8 duplexes, all of them featuring three bedrooms and two bathrooms, private gardens, a parking space, plus access to a community swimming pool. Prices start at a very attractive 159,000 Euros (plus IVA). The homes are walking distance into the village of Els Poblets and also the beaches along Les Marines, the area is flat so very easy to get around, either walking or biking. And only ten minutes into Denia.
Construction has started now (see the photos below) and the properties are due for completion July 2018.


And here are the first photos of construction underway on the site.

The location, in between Setla and Mirarrosa, which make up Els Poblets:-

More information about the develo…