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Thinking about buying a Property

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Thinking about buying a Property

Hi, having become addicted to A Place In The Sun on TV, I have seriously started to think about buying a property there, could nobody give me some basic info

Which airport is closer? Murcia or alicante?

Facility's, doctors? Shops?

Although I want the Spanish feel, would like a British feel too

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1. Re: Thinking about buying a Property

We bought a place in Torrevieja about 16 years ago which we eventually sold 4 years ago at a very low price. So if you are thinking about buying in Torre, if it's long term, you should be able to pick up a bargain, but if it's short term you will find it hard to sell at a profit, if you can sell at all.

Both airports are about 40 mins drive, Murica perhaps an extra 5 mins, but you have a lot more choice of airlines into Alicante. We fly Gatwick to Murcia now and Easyjet's the only airline that does this route.

Torre is a very spread out large town, with some lovely areas, and some not so lovely areas. There's plenty of shops in the main town centre, and most surrounding urbanisations have their own shops and bars.

There's plenty of english speaking doctors and dentists in the area.

I'm perhaps a bit biased now, as we own a property near to San Javier now, and I much prefer this area to Torrevieja. Maybe worth looking at the Los Alcazares area which is about 10 mins from Murcia airport. It's probably a bit more expensive than some areas around Torrevieja, but it's a lot newer and has far better beaches imo. If you will be without a car though, Torre has a far better bus service.

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Having lived here for 9 years in Playa Flamenca I would suggest before jumping in with both feet and buying come over a few times on holiday and get a feel for different areas. Some urbanisations are mainly second homes and can be very lonesome in the winter months when no one uses them, then again some can be very noisy in the summer if mostly owned by Spanish families. I have seen properties over crowded with extended family and very noisy pools, these are all things to consider.

Most areas are serviced by a medical centre and there is a public and private hospital in Torrevieja. Some areas have good bus routes and others not so good. there are plenty of re-sale properties on the market and the new builds have started again in the area of Punta Prima, La Zenia (facing the Boulevard) and Campoamor and Mil Palmeras to name a few.

I have also been watching the program and the properties in Orihuela Costa I knew them all.

Edited: 21 January 2014, 12:24
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3. Re: Thinking about buying a Property

I was seduced by THAT programme and bought at the wrong time! ;) Now is probably a good time but think about why you want to buy, how long would you plan to keep it and what happens if the market goes down (although it cannot go any lower, can it?)

I agree, visit a few times before making any decisions and also check out along the Mar Menor, like Los Alcazares, as llamacalmer suggests. Good luck and have fun.

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Thank you all. I'm thinking about coming out in April, although I will be in Benidorm beginning of March. I'm mid 40,s and have been all over Spain, and fortunate to be able to have several long weekends a year (that's when ryanair were doing £5 flights). Initially looking at it as a pop in pop out sorta place, for myself and family to use.

My love is ibiza, but tge prices there are very expensive compared to there, and looking at the prices some seem to good to be true.

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bootie, There are some very good bargins out there, either bank repossessions or elderly people wanting to return to the U.K for their final years or people just not being able to afford the up keep of a second home.

Like tony says the prices have bottomed out now and shouldn't get any lower so now is the best time to buy, we bought at the height of the boom and have seen the prices fall.

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If you love Ibiza wouldn't you be better off looking further up north from Torre. where you can get ferries to Ibiza? Have the best of both!

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7. Re: Thinking about buying a Property

Thank you, I didn't even think about that, any suggested areas?

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8. Re: Thinking about buying a Property

Ferry from Spain to Ibiza go from Denia which is approx 2 hrs north of Torrevieja, and will be considerably more expensive.

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bootie:

My advice is if you find a property you like, do not sign any papers until you see a lawyer who specializes in real estate. There are many properties that are illegal and were built without permission.

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10. Re: Thinking about buying a Property

Hi, we bought a one bed penthouse with sea view 10 yrs old

Hardly livedin for not much more than my brother paid for

A 8 yr old motorhome...no comparison ;))

One tip find a good abagado and try and deal with them rather than the agent...

We dont regret buying in torrevieja one bit, close to beachs shops, banks.markets etc.

Using as a holiday home......at the moment

Happy hunting

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