This summer has been all about following your dreams, as we met so many new customers who had decided they needed change: a change of location and a change of lifestyle. For the majority, that meant less buzz, more space and a sense of community, which the Lecrin Valley has in abundance.
Many properties have already changed hands over the last couple of months, but while you may have missed out on some opportunities, there are still some fantastic homes to be discovered. We recently took on five new houses for sale. Two were snapped up within the first week, but we have three lovely homes left to present, so here’s a short introduction on each…
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We have been truly uplifted by the (rather unexpected) busy return after the end of Lockdown. While Lecrin Valley sales can often driven by the overseas market, the domestic market has led the way this year, as Spanish city residents discover they can work from home and are able to realise their dream of living in a more natural environment, surrounded by the beauty and space of this gorgeous region.
Continue reading “Follow your dreams: Four new houses for sale in the Lecrin Valley”
This weekend, the sun reached its highest point in the sky, we had our longest day and summer officially started in the northern hemisphere. It was also, very happily, the weekend that the ‘state of alarm’ officially ended in Spain. Until further notice, we will now live under the rather awkwardly-named “new normal”, but in Andalucia, this will not be quite the same as in the rest of the country.
Continue reading “The end of “estado de alarma” and the welcome start of summer”
If you’ve been thinking about following your dreams and buying a (holiday) home in the Spanish sunshine, but have a limited budget, you may think that your ‘place in the sun’ is still out of reach… Wrong! We have 10 village houses in the heart of our beautiful Lecrin Valley, ready to move into right now, for €85,000 or less!
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In 2018, we sold this lovely couple from The Netherlands an existing business with holiday accommodation on the outskirts of Durcal in the Lecrin Valley. Eighteen months later, we pay them a visit to see how they have found working and living in Spain and dealing with the unfortunate current circumstances with the Covid travel restrictions.
Continue reading “Alphons and Rogier: a year on from taking the plunge!”
If you’re searching for a project, or piece of land on which to build your own slice of Lecrin Valley heaven, then this fantastic plot in the centre of Restabal with existing planning permission could be just what you’ve been looking for!
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Sadly, this year we will not be able to celebrate the festival in honour of the Virgin de Fátima (Our Lady of Fatima), but At Home in Andalusia’s Danielle Gouwens has been up to ermita to take photos of this wonderful place.
Continue reading “Barrio El Cerro and Virgin de Fátima”
I hope that you are all well and that it will not be too long before we see each other again in person in the sunny Lecrin Valley. In the meantime, I thought I should give you an update on the fast-moving conditions here as we move towards a new normality…
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Easter will have turned out differently for most of us this year: no family gatherings, empty streets, empty beaches, worries about your own health and that of your loved ones, and perhaps financial and economic concerns.
You may be wondering what this will mean for the plans you’ve made in relation to future holidays and, for some of you, for your future emigration to Spain and what this all means for the property market.
Continue reading “The likely effects of lockdown on the Spanish property market”
If you’re a keen rambler or just an occasional walker, you may have heard of the GR-7, a famous walking route that extends throughout Europe, passing through some of the most beautiful countryside our continent has to offer. You may not know, however, that part of the GR-7 goes through our own, very lovely Lecrin Valley.
Continue reading “Walking the GR-7 trail through the Lecrin Valley”