Equestrian Properties and Fincas: The importance of verifying legality in this kind of properties.

In Spain there is a significant number of illegal houses that were built in rustic land, reason why it is so important making sure that the property you are interested in is fully legal before deciding for it.

This is one of the services we offer in Your Property In Spain. Our team, together with our partner Vilas Lawyers , check all the documentation related to the rural property (finca, equestrian property, townhouse, B &B …), to guarantee our inland clients a save purchase.

This is a delicate issue for all buyers, but specially for those coming from abroad, as they completely ignore the steps and documentation needed to make sure everything is in order. It is essential reviewing the “Licencia de obras” (building works license), the “Licencia de primera ocupación” (first occupation License), and making sure that the finca is correctly inscribed in the land registry of the town hall that the property belongs to.

Your Property in Spain is an international real estate agency based in Fuengirola, in the Costa del Sol. It is characterized by its business ethics and personalized customer service. Our multilingual team,  comprising professional lawyers specialized and with extensive experience, ensures the legality of all properties in our portfolio.

Buying a home involves a series of rights and obligations. Your should take into account several important issues before giving the ‘I do’ and acquire a property:

– Who signs on behalf of vendor: Only the owner/s, the administrator (in case that the property is owned by a company), or someone with a suitable property of attorney will be allowed to sign the sale.

– Accrued expenses payable: if there is a mortgage, seizure or pending payments on the property.

– Community fees: In case the property is in a community, you should ask the administrator to certify that there are no pending fees.

– Energy Certificate. It is mandatory showing this document at the notary at the time of signing the purchase deed. The deed should be taken and registered at the Land Registry once it has been signed.

– It is important keeping all documents and invoices generated in the purchase process of acquisition of the property.

Your Property in Spain will assist you for a faster and saver purchase of your finca or equestrian property on the Costa del Sol.


How to sell your property easier

At the time of purchasing a property in Spain, there is a number of key factors that potential buyers always have in mind: first of all, location, whether in a town, village or near the sea; second, services and amenities, such as schools, health centers & hospitals, shops, etc .; third, communications by road, public transport, distance to the airport…

These details are very important, so this information has to be properly shown to clients. We have to make sure that buyers read it and Your Property In Spain will be your perfect allied for this. We will increase the likelihood of exposure to serious purchasers, as we promote the properties we work with and make sure all details and information reach clientele to guarantee properties are sold as fast as possible.

Here you have the strategies that YPIS uses to ensure proper commercialization of any apartment, villa or finca in our portfolio:

  1. Our website and main “showcase” ,, is optimized for Google positioning, which, as we all know, is the best and most used search engine all around the world.
  2. Extensive information about each property: We do pay attention to detail an provide exhaustive descriptions. This makes purchasers feel confident, build a first link with the product and creates interest, what increases the chances of getting an enquiry from them. We always provide the number of bedrooms & bathrooms, if there is a parking or garage, services in the community, square meters, fees and taxes (rubbish, community, local taxes…), etc. When coming to Fincas and inland properties, we provide even more information, like if there is a well on it, whether it is fenced or not, size of stable   s. In general, we try to provide any data that may be interesting for our clients, and during our years of experience we have learned what’s what they want and need to know.
  3. Attractive pictures to catch clients’ attention. It is said that “an image is worth a thousand words” and it is true. Photographs, together with descriptions, are another key to create a positive first impression of the property. This is even more important if potential clients live abroad, as their first selection will sure be made through the internet and will be based in what they can see and read in the advertisement. In Your Property In Spain we invest in professional pictures so that all of our listings look at their very best in our website.
  4. From online to offline …. Once we receive an enquiry on any of our listings, we quickly get in touch with the client to get an appointment. Our multilingual sales team offers an excellent customer service, listening to buyer’s needs and proposing only those properties that matches the criteria. This is a guarantee for our vendors, avoiding the waste of time involved when an unqualified client visits the wrong property.
  5. If you haven’t got a lawyer of your confidence, our legal partner, Vilas Lawyers S.L., can provide you a comprehensive service that covers every aspect involved in buying or selling a property in Spain. You can request for a free of charge meetingto obtain a legal advice based on your particular circumstances.

Your Property In Spain has been working in the Costa del Sol for many years and have an international projection, publishing our listings in the main international Real Estate Portals and websites, focusing in costumers from UK, Russia and Scandinavian countries.

If you are interested in selling or buying a property, please contact us. We offer you the chance to reach potential buyers of your property with careful customer service and maximum professionalism in all actions that are undertaken.

The Real Estate market in Costa del Sol is reactivating

The Real Estate Market in the Spanish coast is clearly recovering, far ahead of other inland areas in Spain. This was confirmed in the report ‘Housing in Costa 2015‘, elaborated by Tinsa, one of the most important property consultancy and valuation companies.

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Malaga province stands out in real estate transactions (properties for sale in Spain), and, as a consequence, construction activity is also recovering after years of almost complete inactivity. At the top of this list we find towns like Mijas, Marbella and Estepona, according to the Ministry of Development. In 2014, Mijas experienced a 14.7% increase in purchases over the previous year (2,384 properties were sold), and in Marbella and Estepona, the growth rate was even higher, with 28.7% and 26.6% respectively. We also want to point out Torremolinos, with more than 200 annual transactions, being one of the places with the highest percentage of property transactions last year. Up to 71% more homes changed of owner in Torremolinos.

As we stated above, Tinsa also report s the start up of new residential developments, another clear sign of recovery in Málaga Coast. Málaga is one of the 5 provinces in Spain where construction activity is “coming back to life“, being Mijas, Marbella, Estepona and Benahavis the places where cranes and operators can be seen again (villas for sale in Spain). Continue reading

Choosing the home of your dreams

Buying a home is a very important investment. Probably, the most important business transaction in most people’s life, so it must be a very thoughtful decision.

In this post we are going to expose a number of factors that will help you evaluate if you have really found the House of Your Dreams.

In Your Property in Spain we are used to working with both: clients looking for an investment, and people looking for an habitual residence. In this post we will focus on those buying an apartment to live in, though most of the following points will be useful in both situations and will help you purchase with confidence.

  1. Budget: This is essential at the time of considering options. We will have to take into consideration the amount that we already have and, if needed, how much money we can borrow from the bank. “Falling in love” with a house that you can’t afford is frustrating and a waste of time. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be a problem, as we have a wide range of properties to satisfy everybody’s needs, as you can see in our website,
  2. Location: This is another key factor. You need to know the province, city and village where you want to buy your finca, villa or apartment. The area (neighborhood), is also very important, as this will surely affect the price. If we are looking for a Holiday Home in the Costa, we may use other criterias to help find the correct choice, but the location will always be very important to narrow down the search and perform more in-depth studies of the properties for sale. Your trusted agents from the Your Property in Spain team, will provide advice and will help you find the right property according to your preferences and needs, to make sure you get the most out of your money.
  3. Property type. Really important too. Obviously, It is not the same looking for a Villa , a penthouse, an apartment or a townhouse. Price ranges are very different and usually villas and townhouses are not in the same areas as apartments.
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All you need to know if you are a foreigner and want to buy a house in Spain

Property purchases by foreigners are still breaking records in Spain: 13% of properties sold in 2014 were bought by non Spanish buyers. This is the sixth consecutive annual increase, going from 4.2% in 2009 to 13% in 2014 (data from “Statistical Yearbook 2014 Property Registry ‘of the Registrars Association).

There are many attractive aspects of the overseas property market (properties for sale in spain): affordable prices, good infrastructures,  quality of life all along the country… British, French, Russians, Germans, Belgians, Swedes and Italians are those who feel more concerned and become owners.

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Foreigners who are considering investing in real estate in Spain (in order to buying a property in spain) must take into account certain conditions and aspects at the time of purchasing a property. It is really important being well informed so that the transaction is smooth. Continue reading

Home sales increase, prices rise in the Spanish Real Estate Market

According to the Spanish National Statistics Institute (INE), the Real Estate Market in Spain should face this year with optimism and good future prospects. According to the INE report  as of year-end 2014, activity is increasing: during last quarter, property prices in Spain -finca for sale in Spain- rose 1.8%, being the third consecutive quarter of growth.  This confirms that the buying-and-selling of properties and all related businesses have edged clearly into positive territory  after a six year drop. During the last 12 months, prices increased by 0.4%, which clearly shows a favorable evolution in demand and, as a consequence, in transactions.

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This improvement affects both, new construction and resale properties. The prices of the aforementioned have experienced an increase of 0.1%. In the case of brand new houses, the rise has been more significant: up 0.9% in 2014, leaving behind five years of falling prices.

There are several drivers behind this reality and data shows that economy is recovering: Demand is reactivating, credit is being granted (money flows again), and, as a consequence, the number of sales is increasing: in the last quarter of 2014 the number of ownership changes was 11.921 -spanish villa for sale-, the highest quarterly rise since 2011, 19,5% more than in the same period of 2013. These figures, provided by the Ministry of Development, are not the only positive ones: In 2.014, 365.594 properties were sold, 21.6% more than the previous year.

This growth in transactions is due to the entry of foreign investors, both, residents and non-residents, who consider the Spanish Property Market an interesting one. The number of resident buyers rose by 19,7% during the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter of 2013, with 16.336 transactions. Regarding non residents, 1.318 transactions were completed, and the percentage rose by 13.4%. Continue reading