The 10 most asked for Spanish Dream Home Features

According to Kyero (one of Europe’s largest international property portals) the following property features are high on most buyer’s tick lists. Do you agree. We think it is there or there abouts depending on the location & budget. But Kyero have the data to prove it so we’ll go with it in general.

A big part of a real estate agent’s job like Hondon Villas, is to match properties to buyer’s criteria. That can sometimes be easy but often discerning clients might be hard to please. It’s a skill and one we take pride in through the hand-holding and Q&A we do with new buyer’s of course knowing our property portfolio and local market is essential too. When we get that match right.. it’s an offer and hopefully a sale to completion. Job done and all parties are happy!

Before we reveal the Top 10 property features for a Dream Home in the sun, it’s worth noting that there is a big difference between what locals buy and the affluent foreigner looking for a holiday or retirement home. hat is especially true in the Hondon Valley where we mainly operate. Knowing the key features that buyers want helps us to source desirable properties and market them with carefully crafted property descriptions for our target audience.

So without further ado here are 10 top features that are attractive to the international buyers browsing Spanish properties through Kyero: ( source )not necessarily in this order of course!

Air conditioning

When moving to a country with a warmer climate, the first thing on many searchers’ lists will be to make sure that their new property can keep them comfortable, even in the height of summer. In the Hondón area most people opt for the “inverter” types that can blow hot or cold air as it can be chilly in the winter.

Balcony / terrace

The MUST HAVE for northern Europeans used to wet and windy weather! So easy access to alfresco dining is always a tick-in-the-box for buyers are emigrating to a warm country like Spain. Hondon is mainly a sprawling landscape and affords large villas with large terraced plots so dining outside is no problem. Many envisage a life of breakfasting on the terrace in the morning sun.

Garden / outdoor space

And as well as a terrace many home buyers will be looking for more outdoor space. In Hondon the villas can have plots from 350 SqrM to 10,000 so again there will be something to fit this criteria. They want space to wander and breathe in the warmth of the air and feel the sunshine on their skin. Many would also enjoy the space to plant some flowers, or grow fresh produce perhaps that they could not have grown in their own country.

BBQ / outdoor grill / pizza oven

Can you see a theme emerging? Eating, socialising and spending time outdoors are huge motivating factors for international buyers coming from colder climates. As such, ready-made outdoor cooking facilities will always be a big plus. The larger villas often afford full size fitted kitchens outdoors… literally you’d never need to use the indoor one!

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Swimming pool

Whether for the kids or for fitness, a pool is often high on the list of priorities for international buyers looking to emigrate to sunnier shores. It’s the kind of luxury they might not have been able to justify at home, but will be a big attraction in their new life in Spain. The majority of villas in Hondon have a private pool. Luxury and a god-send in summer when it’s great to cool down, even at midnight!

Parking

International buyers will most likely want to make sure they have somewhere to park their car safely within easy reach of their property. Again, villas in the Hondon Valley area ar so large you can get several cars on the drive or plot. many have double garages or large carports to protect their car from the harmful heat and sun rays.

Large windows / stunning views

Even when they’re not outside, your international buyers will want to be able to see the outside space. A beautiful view, whether across the hills, a city-scape or the sea, will be a huge selling point. Even better if it comes with huge windows through which to view it.

Villas in Hondon are know for the large patios / nayas and conservatories with views of the Sierras… watch the sunset with a G&T from your lounge or naya is part of the dream tranquil life.

Walking distance to the beach

Not applicable to the Hondon Valley… If a buyer is looking for properties in a coastal location, one of the biggest questions on their lips will be, “How long will it take me to walk to the beach?” However, in Hondon they do want to know how long it takes to drive to a beach. Thankfully there are several from 35 to 50 minutes drive. So often they go out for the day with some town shopping or lunch.

Internet access

More so than ever… we all need to be connected these days. So it can be vital for keeping in touch with family and friends back home, or for running a business from their new home. So it’s not surprising that international buyers prize a reasonable internet connection speed above many other things. Hondon has a few providers to help there and in general is very reliable but you may not get speeds as fast as your home country, Hondon is rural after all. But most manage and many people do work from home successfully.

Wine fridge / cellar

While probably not a deal breaker, a wine fridge or cellar can be a real bonus for international buyers looking forward to a new, relaxing and sociable lifestyle. It sells a vision of sitting on a sunny terrace sipping a chilled white rioja, and that dream is what will secure the deal.

Well? Do you agree? They are quite generic and not too surprising for us here in Hondon to be honest. Apart from 2 (Beach/Wine Cellar) they are often asked for in the Hondon Valley property market we serve. At home valuation time we note these and they will form part of our online property write-up.

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Hondón Property Market & Prices – Post Covid19

Many property buyers and sellers and the general economic “experts” have been asking will the current Covid-19 crisis adversely affect the Spanish property market and house prices?

Well the short answer is YES the market will change, it already has, but of course we are entering a “new normal” right now so predictions can be wild. After all we have a moving target. What about the Hondón area? Please read this to find out more…

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At Hondón Villas we endeavour to keep abreast of the Spanish property market & house prices. It’s helpful to be able to advise our clients. The data and reports we look at are varied and from quite a few sources, such as property portals and official government stats. These, are of course, a few months retrospective, usually quoted as annually or quarterly. Nonetheless, they are a good indicator.

The Spanish Property Market Late 2019

The market reports surfacing now are for Q4 2019 / earlier this year (pre-Covid-19). They all pretty much show the Spanish property market had a positive line with overall, an average 3~5% increase in property prices across the country. Here are a few highlights.
(c/o Spanish Property Insight).

  • Kyero.com says Spanish house prices are down for Q1 2020 already. They report the average price of a Spanish property is €249k, down from a figure around €270k at the end of last year. That’s nearly an 8% reduction. We can’t attribute this wholly to the current pandemic though.
  • The Ministry of Public Works (Fomento) +2.1% in the last quarter (Q4), based on official valuations
  • The National Institute of Statistics (INE) index +3.6% in Q4, based on data from the Land Registry
  • The Spanish Land Registrars’ Association +7.2% in Q4, using their ‘repeat sale’ methodology
  • The Association of Spanish Notaries index +0.5%% in February 2020
  • The Idealista.com (property portal) resale asking price index +3.2% in March
  • Two thirds of property for sale in Spain are apartments. Most Spaniards live in flats.

So the 2019 Spanish property market was jogging along OK, but was also showing a slow decline. We at Hondon Villas thought 2019 was a good year locally for us, despite the BREXIT uncertainty. Our key buyers are from the UK, Netherlands and Belgium. All the nationalities seem keen to come to live in our areas. The Hondon area community is about 50/50 locals and Expats. So a few reasons to be buoyant for the local property market but maybe not over-excited given Covid-19 has affected all these key countries.

Where are we in 2020?

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We think there will be very little house price data to publish for Q2 2020 now the market is at a standstill. It could be 6 months before we can see how Covid-19 truly affects property prices.

SPI (Spanish Property Insight) did a recent survey of its readers: Foreign investors expect Spanish house prices, in particular holiday-home prices, to fall by 10% or more.

The Hondon Valley, an Established Buyer’s Market

Of course, country & regional property trends factor in the price indicators of cities and towns and the general Spanish buyer’s/seller’s habits. So these reports can be wide indicators as they DON’T focus on local markets like Hondón. For that we rely on our own sales / listings, monitoring other local agents, enquiries and of course the client’s negotiations as they buy or sell. After 15 years in the area we have a good handle on this.

The Hondon Valley property market, since the 2008 crash, has been a buyer’s market. Very few sellers get their asking price and a buyer inevitably makes a lower offer. The prospect these days are wiser to the market.

For non-Euro nationals, like the Brits, the currency exchange rate can also influence property prices. But, prices (as well as supply & demand), give or take 5%, have remained fairly stable over the last 5 years in this area.

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It’s worth bearing in mind also that the Hondón Valley property market is established and mature now, with the boom being 15 years ago. This makes it much more transient as Expats move to other parts of Spain, downsize or return to their native countries. Of course migration to & from the area is mainly retired northern Europeans. The local economy is reliant on seasonal agriculture with little in terms of work prospects. There is less reliance on employment or growth. Therefore, resale property account for more of our business than new build and mostly represent better value.

Concern after the long Pandemic Lockdown in Spain

Of course, now the dreaded COVID-19 crisis has temporarily stopped the real estate market for a while. Agents in the Hondon / Alicante region have not been able to conduct house viewings for safety reasons. This should change soon, as we write, Spain is phasing in de-escalation of the severe and long 3 month Covis-19 Lockdown here.

This is a big concern for all parties involved, in what is a key sector of the Spanish economy. Covid-19 has also affected, globally, people’s confidence in life-changing choices, their health and their wealth. Europe, particularly Spain, has had some severe lockdowns, no travel in/out of the country & between regions. Tourism has suffered and has shown depressing stats for coronavirus infections and deaths (about 35,000 deaths at time of writing). External factors and how other countries handle the crisis in health and economy is also likely to affect international real estate markets.

All the above post Covid-19 problems are a worrying mix that will influence the Spanish property market supply & demand and so with it the price negotiations.

Post Covid-19 Changes: A Moving Target

We have no crystal ball on how Covid-19 might adversely affect prices, supply and demand. It’s a moving target. We are, as we write, still on Phase 0 of lockdown in the Hondón Valley. Many say there will be a second Covis-19 spike! But early feedback from clients during this time suggests we can be at least optimistic there will be a local market as we have had enquiries to view and to sell during the lockdown. No-one as yet as taken their house off the market because of COVID-19.

But to what extent the market will change, for now, we are unsure. But many retired Expats will want to return to their home countries for health / family reasons which means new houses coming onto the market. We repeat that our key market is the retired, cash-rich couples still looking for “a place in the sun“. These buyers still exist and are looking for value for money away from the crowded tourist traps.

Also, before Covid-19 we got indication that many Brits in particular wanted to get out of the UK, post Brexit vote. And of course Hondón still offers quality villas & value for money compared to many other northern EU countries.

How will Covid-19 affect the Hondon Property Market?

So, overall, as it stands now, we think there will still be a market worth pursuing in 2020, albeit slower, In general:
– The market will be more competitive as supply will outweigh demand
We think prices will decline a few % points in 2020 if the crisis continues until late summer or beyond. Certainly buyers will make offers well below the asking price
– It is and will still be a buyer’s market in the Hondón areas for some time
– Seller’s may find they have to realistically price to sell if they want to sell quickly
– Agents will have to offer better value or improve services to gain a competitive edge
Agent reputation is key in small areas like the Hondon Valley. Agents have shown in the past that they will “steal” clients or use pressure in a competitive market. A bad move or greedy agent will soon find their name is mud in the local bars / social media.
Continued crisis restrictions on air travel, higher travel prices, accommodation costs and a decline in tourism in Spain has and will continue to dent the market potential for international property buyers in 2020.
– The Hondón property market relies on mainly European buyers. Any airport restrictions, curtailed schedules, quarantine measures or steep price increases in flights will slow the market down. If so, they’ll be less demand for 2020.
– The UK BREXIT plans seem to be on hold amid COvid-19 and may well be delayed if the Coronavirus crisis drains UK resources and effort. Right now it’s an unknown. Uncertainty usually dents a housing market.
– UK buyers and sellers will want more certainty before they make relocation or property plans. Again this could slow the market down.

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So on the surface it might look doom & gloom. However, once the crisis is over we think Hondon will recover as a micro-market due to the demographic being mainly retired, cash-rich, mobile and time independent. Many here are rarely in a rush to leave and so have flexible plans in terms of price & timescales. Some play a waiting game or have room to move on price and completion.

We know from experience that new buyers also looking to retire here tend to move quickly on a house they like and can complete quickly. As cash buyers, we find houses are bought outright, such is the value of property here compared to Northern Europe. Rarely are mortgages or chains involved. House Sales can be done in 6 weeks, sometimes less.

Providing all parties realise the market is what it is right now and can find an agreeable price we think there the future will be OK, not fantastic for a while, but OK. We think some sellers and buyers need to be realistic and respectful of the current situation as many long term property owners have had to endure a stormy EU market for 10+ years where most, if not all property here has dropped 30-40% in price over that time. It’s been picking up for the last few years but Covid-19 has may well have undone all that.

Hondon is an established market now. The villas are large and usually excellent value. It’s on many Agent’s radar now, there are collaborations, publicity, it’s a summer holiday destination too now… In general it is very buoyant for an inland rural area.

We can also say that the Hondon Valley area is still a sought-after retirement niche for inland property. The sprawling and quality built Urb. La Montanosa is still very popular with foreigners looking for decent sized villas with pools.

So the Hondón property market kind of ticks over rather than shows growth, as there is no substantial new build or major business opportunities at the moment. Friends and relatives of foreign residents see this, the “real Spain” community, they see the value-for-money and look to buy also.

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So we have to be optimistic, it’s our job, but of course, we can only speculate and time is our answer. Maybe you disagree? Let us know.

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VIDEO TESTIMONIALS : Hondon Villas would like to thank Nick and Lindsay for talking about their new llfe in the sun and their experience buying through Hondon Villas.

Q. Tell us about your new retired life out here in Spain?

N: It’s so much better, don’t you think? 100% better.
L: Yeah. It’s getting away from the rat-race really [laugh]. It’s just so much more relaxing. I can’t pick one thing really. It’s a whole combination of things I think.

N: Yes, we’ve met some lovely people here who have been very helpful, Spanish and English.
L: There’s some really good restaurants, nice food and it’s given us the peace and quiet and the ability to relax in a way we couldn’t in the UK.

L: We are looking forward to going to the Spa Baths (Fortuna) soon and the markets are a great place to go. We go with friends there and when we’ve done our shopping have coffee and relax usually sat outside in the sun. Yeah, it’s great.

N: People have been really helpful actually. Both the Spanish and the English. Brilliant. Really great.

L: People seem to genuinely have the time to stop and chat. Again it’s more relaxed than we experienced in the UK.

Q. How would you describe your experience with Hondon Villas?

N: They couldn’t have been more helpful without a doubt. They showed us properties that we didn’t imagine we would like. Which was really good as I had a set view of what I wanted. They showed us lots of different properties one of which we totally feill in love with and bought!

L: … just impressed by their professionalism, kindness and friendliness. And after buying the house, just all the help we had to settle in, because moving to a new country is a quite daunting prospect even though we were excited. But they smoothed the path and the after-sales service was brilliant, better than we could of expected.
N: Nothing every seemed too much trouble for them. They were always so helpful, friendly and willing with everything we asked.

L: We always felt that we could just pick up the phone if we had a problem or a question. they just helped us every step of the way. They certainly made us less anxious than we would have been about the prospect (of buying a villa in Spain) because there is a lot of bureaucracy to go through but we always felt that Hondon Villas could help us find the answer.

L: I don’t know if any other estate agent would go that far to make us feel at home.

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Hondon Villas will help you buy or sell your Spanish property in the Hondon Valley, inland Costa Blanca, Spain.

We have been the first choice of local agents for over 10 years. Our local knowledge, AIPP member standards and 30+ years in Real Estate have made us the top selling agent in the area!

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VIDEO TESTIMONIALS : Hondon Villas. Sue and Dean Savage tell us why they would recommend Hondon Villas… We are pleased to be the first local Hondón agent to use Video Testimonials… watch out for more soon.

Dean:
I think because you don’t feel pressured into buying something. And you know that you are being looked after. We’ve looked at lots of houses before we came to this one and the one thing that I felt when we were with other agents is that they were working for the vendor. But with Maureen we felt she was working for us as well. We’d been to other agents who we told what we wanted but they still took us to other properties that were no where near what we wanted, just because they wanted to show somebody that the agent was taking us to their house.

Where as with Maureen she just showed us… she was working for us and was honest with us. She’s say, ‘That is not right for you’ or ‘yeah, ‘I think this one is’. That’s why I would come back (to Hondon Villas) and use Maureen again.

SUE:
“You just felt safe. That is the word I would use. You felt actually safe in her confidence”.

Sue:
Because we were in Maylasia, everything had to be done through Hondon Villas. Maureen made that really easy and helped us with moving in, what was left in the house … actually, the whole package. And you just felt safe. That is the word I would use. You felt actually safe in her confidence.

Dean:
And picking up from that, when we did arrive (in Hondon) the after sale package was really useful and helpful. Actually meeting us at the house with the keys to make sure we happy and OK. And whenever we had a problem, Maureen and her team have been on the end of the phone. So all we had to do was give them a call or walk into the office and nothing was too much of a problem.

Hondon Villas are a featured agent on the Channel 4 TV “A Place in the Sun” program and a AIPP member committed to better standards.

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Our core business is to sell houses & apartments. Our website is often #1 Google ranked for key searches such as “Hondon Villas for Sale”. We specialise in selling villas, fincas, casas, houses and apartments inland / countryside / campo. This includes country homes and irustic authentic property. If you are looking for a Hondon Property or Spanish property inland around the Albatera, La Romana, Fortuna and Hondon regions we can help. We also specialise in Villas for La Montanosa Urb.

At Hondon Villas we promote and sell luxury Spanish villas and homes in the beautiful, quiet inland areas of the rural Albatera, Aspe, Pinoso, Abanilla, Crevillente and of course the Hondon Mountains, Costa Blanca South in Spain. Call us or visit or real estate office in the Frailes Plaza and let us help you search for your dream villa or apartment.

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Immaculately presented 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom detached villa with private swimming pool, open plan lounge, fully fitted modern kitchen, outside kitchen, garage and many extras! Just a couple of minutes walk from the lovely village of Hondón de los Frailes with all the amenities.

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ABOUT HONDÓN VILLAS: As the local AIPP registered based business of 15 years, we at Hondon Villas try to ensure the people who buy or sell property through us are happy and content at all stages. After all they will be part of the Hondon community. We aim to make sure  they are comfortable with their life-changing decision. You’ll get no pressure from us. Take your time…

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