Spain’s Costa Blanca – the White Coast, is a popular destination for holidaymakers, so it is not suprising that so many choose to buy homes here. But why is it such a popular location, we asked Brilliant Real Estate to explain…
Could you tell us a bit about your company and what you do?
Brilliant Real Estate has been established for 2 years in Moraira, Costa Blanca, Spain and helps find properties for buyers from all over the world.
There are around 3,500 properties on our website www.brilliant-realestate.com, all from a small selection of agencies in the Costa Blanca North. As we share agency fees with our partner agents when we sell properties, there are no additional fees for our clients.
Not only are there no additional fees, but we also help our buyers through the whole buying process and even after they have purchased their dream home in Spain.
What are the key features within a home your buyers are seeking?
Most of our clients look for a second home for holidays and with the option to rent it out. And of course most of them love the beach, sun and the sea, which is why they choose this region.
Do many of your buyers rent out their homes to the holiday market?
Yes. We also do rentals and about 80% of our clients buy to invest and put their property up for rent as an investment.
Which is the most popular area of the Costa Blanca that people buy in and why?
The most popular is Moraira and its surrounding areas. They call it the Monaco of Spain, the pearl on the Costa Blanca, the place to be.
What do your clients look for in properties in this region?
Most of our clients like the villas with sea and mountain views, which are close to the beaches, cafes, bars and restaurants.
Has there been a change in what clients look for? If so, why?
Yes, after the housing crisss in these areas, they started to build new villas again and mostly modern ones to try and boost the housing market once again. However, we have found that many of our clients like to buy properties which are dated and they refurbish them into new beautiful villas.
Have prices moved in the past year? If yes, please explain
Yes, with the last housing crisis, prices have been dropping drastically but they are slowly rising again. It is a great time to buy now because prices will go up in the next few years!
Have you seen a shift in the type of buyer over the past year?
Not really, the older people want to sell there villas and want to buy a smaller apartment in a town with less maintenance. The younger generation like more modern, large villas.
Are British buyers different in their needs than other buyers?
No absolutely not, our experience is that at the end of the day, all North Europeans clients want the same thing! Sun, sea, the beach and to live the good life…
Has Brexit impacted on property sales at all?
No…not at all, we are still selling to the British and we have found that actually not so many want to return to the UK now.
What types of properties are the best sellers and why?
Most properties we sell are the readymade villas and apartments, as our buyers can just move in straight away and start living the good life on the Costa Blanca in Spain.
Is there anything you would recommend clients do before purchasing a property?
No, we provide and take care of our client from A to Z. Which means the legal matters, mortgages, banking, currency exchange and so on.
Why should clients use your company?
Because we provide and take care of our client from A to Z. We are completely reliable, experienced and have all the contacts to provide what they are looking for. We are the only one in this region with 3,500 properties listed and we take care of our clients the BRILLIANT way.
Do you offer an after sales service?
Yes, whatever clients need after purchasing their dream house we will put them in contact with whoever or whatever they need to make their lives over here more comfortable.
Finally, why should people buy property in Spain?
The life feels like paradise, the sea has very clear water, nice beaches, and good restaurants. This region is one of the healthiest places in the world. And it is fun to be here.
Thank you Arthur for taking the time to speak with us.
A few of Brilliant Real Estate’s hot properties.
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For more information on the Costa Blanca and the properties Brilliant Real Estate have available, please contact Arthur on the details below.
0034 865 528 149/ 0034 681 645 919