I’m Laura Leyshon and I’m Las Palmas’ resident property expert. I work for RE/MAX Cony Overseas, one of the city’s oldest estate agencies and the first RE/MAX office to open in Europe. Cony Overseas has an excellent local reputation and has helped hundreds of foreign buyers and sellers in Las Palmas and all over Gran […]
There are hundreds of properties on sale in Las Palmas, advertised on dozens of websites and portals, and in agency windows all over the city.
And there are hundreds of estate agents in Las Palmas all trying to sell you their properties.
So, how do you search for, find and buy a Las Palmas property in a safe and hassle-free way? [Read more…]
That’s the story that the tourist board beam out to the world and its not all that far removed from reality. Gran Canaria in without doubt one of the sunniest places on Earthand if you come on holiday here and you are guaranteed a suntan. However, if you live in on the island you realize quickly that there is more to Gran Canaria weather than unrelenting summer. [Read more…]
I moved to Gran Canaria in 2002 to spend a year learning Spanish as part of my degree.
I met my husband to be Alex and, after a whirlwind courtship, I returned to England to finish studying before escaping back to the sunshine.
After three years of working as a teacher and saving every cent we left Gran Canaria to go travelling. We wanted to make sure that we had chosen the best place we could find to live.
After two years and 30 countries we came back to Gran Canaria, sure that we’d chosen the right spot to start a family.
After a couple of years and a couple of children I realized that I didn’t want to teach full time and started working for RE/MAX Cony.
RE/MAX Cony Overseas
Cony was the first RE/MAX office in Gran Canaria and 20 years later is now one of Las Palmas’ leading estate agencies.
Buying or selling a property with RE/MAX gives you all the security that comes with using a household name and access to almost every property on sale in Las Palmas and Gran Canaria.
Las Palmas Property
With my local knowledge and RE/MAX Cony’s excellent support, you can be sure that we can help you to find the right property in the right place, and help you through the purchase process and settling in period.
I want all my clients to be as happy as we are in Gran Canaria and that starts with finding the right home.
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The barbershop in Gran Canaria is a refuge where old men go to read the papers, gossip about the neighbourhood and judge the young. They manage to spin out a trim and a shave into a whole morning. Women may call in to fetch a granddad or drag a husband home but they never cross the threshold.
Old school Gran Canaria barbers seem to exist in a time bubble. Their chairs are ancient, wrought iron contraptions, they still use steel scissors and cut throat razors, and the photos on the walls were faded when Franco popped his clogs. Their only nod to modernity is the buzz razor. [Read more…]
House prices in Gran Canaria and the rest of Spain have been in freefall since the 2007 financial crisis. They are now down about 40% from the peak. However, due to local circumstances, we believe that Gran Canaria property prices are close to the bottom. [Read more…]
A study by real estate portal Idealista.com has found that average rental yields in Gran Canaria’s capital city are the second highest in Spain at 4.7%. Rental yields in the city are higher than most cities around the world.
Las Palmas’ average rental yield compares favourably to Madrid at 4.1% and Barcelona at 4%. It is also much higher than average yields in London (3.4%) and Hong Kong (3.1%). Of course, the right property in the right location in Las Palmas offers a much higher yield.
Idealista.com’s study chief Fernando Encinar expects rental yields to continue to climb and predicts a boom in buy-to-let investment in the coming months and years.
Source: Canarias 7 newspaper article