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Ultimate Homes Summer HOT Properties

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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

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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:- http://www.marketwatch.com/story/spains-unemployment-rate-drops-to-1722-2017-07-27
And be sure to check out some of our latest property listing here:- http://ultimatehomes-spain.com


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

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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.



THE MASTERPLAN



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…

La Nucia Townhouse UH79270 Now Offered For Sale at 198,900 Euros

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This fantastic property was previously on the market at 315,000 Euros, it is now unfortunately in the hands of the banks and is being offered for sale at 198,900 Euros(plus taxes and notary fees).
This four / five bedroom townhouse was lovingly reformed by the previous owners into a large spacious home whilst retaining many original features, with a great patio for entertaining and a private roof terrace.  Situated over three floors and on a corner location in the heart of the old town of La Nucia, and a stone's throw from the impressive church. Reformed with the highest quality materials, respecting the style of the original building, yet combining modern design and comfort. The ground floor features a large lounge, dining area, a bedroom, WC, store room and kitchen with access to an interior patio. On the first floor, we find three spacious bedrooms, two with walk in closets, and a family bathroom. Up to the third floor and we have a large open playroom which leads to the roof ter…