We our proud to offer you the best app for anything related to buying and selling Spanish property. Since it launched on the Android store it has been downloaded over 1,500 times! It is now also available on the App store for iphone and ipad users! You can preview the app by clicking here, and if you decide to download it there is a link to the free download page on the Google Play and iphone App Stores. It´s a great way to keep ahead of the rest of the property-hunting pack! As you´d expect from Villas Fox and Spanish Bank Properties, it´s full of useful features, with an easy-to-navigate interface. We hope you will enjoy it! And remember, it´s totally FREE and always will be!
The Costa Paraíso apartments are very popular at the moment, and we have assisted quite a few clients to purchase them over the last couple of years. There are 5 Costa Paraíso blocks, with number I being located near Villamartin golf course, and numbers II, III, IV and V (that´s 2,3,4 and 5 if you don´t normally count in Roman numerals yourself!) being located in San Miguel de Salinas town centre. By coincidence we have just found buyers for this pair in Costa Paraíso IV, so I thought I´d take a picture of them side-by-side with their Villas Fox "reserved" signs on for posterity!
It might not be quite as authentic as Granada´s Alhambra Palace, but San Miguel de Salinas has a very convincing castle of its own to make us proud! The Castillo de Conesa is a recent replica, on the site of a former gypsum (plaster of Paris) quarry which used to be a thriving industry in the area. The castle (located about 2km south of the town centre on the CV-952 Rebate road, near the entrance to the Torrestrella and Villasmaría urbanizations) was open regularly as a restaurant, but sadly now only opens for wedding receptions. (UPDATE 2018 - THE CASTLE IS NOW OPEN AGAIN AS A RESTAURANT! CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS) Maybe one day it will become more accessible again, but until then, most of us will have to make do with admiring it from a distance. I was lucky enough to be walking back from the football (Racing San Miguel won 1-0 !!) last night and had my telephoto lens with me when I noticed the sky behind the castle was very colourful. I hope you enjoy the photos!
Are you thinking of selling your property? There are a lot of estate agents to choose from, and many vendors choose their estate agent based on recommendation, or which agent says they have the lowest fees, or which agent gives the highest valuation for your property. It´s hard to know which agent is going to bring the most and best potential buyers to view your property, so it´s understandable that the decision is made based on the factors I´ve already mentioned. Well, here´s some information from UK´s number 1 property portal Rightmove which we are definitely very proud of, and we think you should consider.
Their statistics show that in the previous 12 months, for the San Miguel de Salinas area, we have received more leads and had more properties on display than ANY OTHER AGENT ! In fact, in the last 3 months, a massive 37.78% of ALL Rightmove enquiries went to Villas Fox.
We like to think that that´s not just because we have the most stock for sale in San Miguel, but because our photographs and descriptions make your property stand out from the crowd.
Despite fears over Brexit, exchange rates etc, we are still finding lots of buyers (most of whom are still mainly British) who are investing in property in this area. And why not? It´s the best place in the world to live!
Call us today on (0034) 965720198 to start advertising your San Miguel de Salinas, Orihuela Costa, Los Montesinos etc property!
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We reached another landmark last week which was very important to us. We became a limited company, Villas Fox S.L. ! It´s something we´ve been thinking about doing for a long time in order to present a more professional image, but we had doubts about the set-up costs, ongoing admin costs etc. However, after a long chat with our accountant, and weighing up the pros and cons, we decided that it was the right thing for us to do, and so initiated the process (which involved submitting a list of 5 possible names, in order of preference, and hoping that our first choice was not already taken or conflicted with an existing company). A couple of weeks later, we got the good news that Villas Fox S.L. had been temporarily reserved for us, and so we had to lodge the initial capital with the bank, and go to the notary to sign the company title deeds. But that wasn´t the end of it. We then had to wait for the company deeds to be accepted by, and registered with the Alicante registro mercantil (merchants register). Finally, last week we received notification that this had been formalised, and that is the piece of paper that Sorelle is holding in the photo! Onwards and upwards (hopefully!)
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Andy has been involved in the Spanish property market since 2005, as an agent for Rightmove, a mortgage consultant for Bancaja and as an estate agent based in both Torrevieja and San Miguel de Salinas. Prior to moving to Spain permanently, Andy gained sales and marketing experience in the tourism industry with Thomson Holidays and in clinical diagnostics with Bio-Rad Laboratories and IDS Ltd. Andy´s hobbies include photography and website design, which fits in very well with making Villas Fox a success for us and all our clients!
Sorelle has plenty of prior experience in property, tourism and customer service industries, including working as a holiday rep in Menorca and the Algarve. Since moving to San Miguel de Salinas with Andy and the family in 2005 she has been a supervisor and office manager at a very successful supermarket chain, and a sales adviser with a large travel company, before setting up Villas Fox with Andy. Sorelle draws on a lot of experience of living, working and buying property in Spain, and is therefore able to give clients plenty of sensible advice when it comes to buying and selling your place in the sun!