Javea is one of the more exclusive holiday resorts in Spain, and there are many excellent value properties for sale in the area. Because of its close proximity to both Valencia and Alicante airports, the town is a top choice for those looking to relocate from the UK because of ease of access between the countries.
Javea enjoys an idyllic climate almost all-year round, which is one of the healthiest on earth, according to the World Health Organization. With the long sandy Arenal beach plus a choice of small private coves, Javea is a perfect destination for those who love the sun and seaside.
Attractions In and Around Javea
As well as the seaside attractions on offer in the town of Javea itself, the Costa Blanca in general has a whole host of attractions that bring hundreds of thousands of visitors to the area every year. These include world-class golf courses designed by the likes of Seve Ballesteros and top golf course architect Jose Gancedo. If golf isn’t your cup of tea, there are plenty of other outdoor activities to take enjoy, such as swimming, scuba diving, horse riding, cycling, or hiking along one of the many scenic coastal routes.
So if you are considering relocating to or buying a property in Javea, call or email us, and we’ll get back to you right away.
Spanish Real Estate Questions Answered
1Is it possible for anyone, no matter their country of origin, to buy property in Spain?Yes. Although European Union Nationals automatically receive residency, others have, traditionally, been left out in the cold. However, in 2013 a residency law known as the “Golden Visa” was passed. This allows non-EU investors to establish residency and obtain property within Spain. This new law also allows for unlimited periods of occupation.
2Is it a difficult or complicated process to purchase Spanish property?No. Buying property in Spain, by comparison, is much less complex than in the UK. Buyers in the UK often find it a lengthy, arduous process; it can take months before you can actually move into the property. However, Spanish buyers will find that the process takes much less time. There is a significant amount of paperwork involved, but since properties are usually listed after the current owners have vacated, the process is far less taxing.
Buyers do need to be aware of the fact that local banking and a proper residency permit is required, but by consulting a solicitor, Gestor, or an established estate agent, buyers will be fully advised on the necessary stipulations.
3What is the best way to assure a hassle-free purchase when buying Spanish property?
Negative stories have been told by buyers and sellers alike, but keep in mind that there are, more often than not, countless positive reactions to buying property in Spain. One of the most important tips to cultivating a successful deal is to do your homework and consult a legal professional. It’s crucial to use a well-established lawyer and a local Javea estate agent who will assure all requirements are met and documents are properly submitted.
4As a buyer, am I permitted to purchase Spanish property as a holiday home and then rent it to others when I am not using it?
Yes. Buying property in Spain does not mean that you are required to constantly reside there. You are permitted to earn an extra income by renting out your property. You are required, however, to register with the local officials and pay income taxes. In addition, you may want to consider hiring a property management company to oversee the property while you are away, to meet and greet incoming renters, and assure the property is clean and tidy after renters vacant the premises.
5For the purpose of investment, is 2017 an optimal buying time for purchasing Javea property?
Yes, 2017 is one of the best times to buy in recent history. In 2009, the Spanish real estate market dived into a nasty crash that left many investors high and dry. This left potential investors with little to be desired with regard to investing, as the fear of not being able to sell was on everyone’s mind. However, the market has made significant recovery and, with prices at an all-time low, investors are sure to make a hefty profit with quicker turn-around times on investment opportunities.
6What are the most desirable geographical areas in which to purchase properties in Spain?
There are several popular areas with regard to purchasing an investment property. If you are planning to rent out your property, the Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol are traditionally popular places to look. These areas offer a large amount of tourists which will want to rent your property when you are not in residence.
If you are looking to live, full-time, in your home, there are several things to consider which may have an effect on where you buy. For example, if you plan to work outside the home you may want to look at a larger city such as Valencia or Barcelona where corporate and regional offices abound. If you work from your home office, you will want to be in a district where high-speed, broadband internet connections are plentiful.
Some rural areas do not offer such service and, therefore, would not be conducive to working online. On the other hand, if you are lucky enough to retire in Spain, the sky is the limit with regard to location. Just find the home of your dreams and make sure you will be happy with all that the area has to offer.