Prices of villas and chalets in Altea: myths, facts and curiosities

Despite more than 40 years in the business, one is still surprised every day by what one sees and hears about the price of real estate in Altea. We have thoroughly analysed 1,416 property sales transactions based on real, reliable and verifiable data obtained from the Land Registry and this is the result of our analysis The average price per square metre (according to title deeds) in Altea...

New reference values for urban real estate

On the 1st of January of this year, the new regulations on the reference value of urban real estate came into force. On the 22nd of December last year an announcement was published in the BOE (Official State Gazette) by the General Directorate of Cadastre on the elements required for the determination of the reference values of urban real estate for the year 2022. These 'new reference values' are of...

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Building Your Own Home

The Costa Blanca housing market offers all types of wonderful homes, some older, some new build. But sometimes you just want to create your own, in which case there is another option: building your own villa. Could you build your own villa in Spain?  The answer is YES, but this can be a complicated process and is not usually quick. The

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What is the NIE (Foreigners’ Identification Number)?

All foreigners who buy a house in Spain or want to open a bank account must first obtain their NIE, which is composed of a letter, 7 numbers and a verification code. This number must appear, for example, in the deed of sale of properties that foreigners acquire in Spain.

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