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 […]
A million euros is a decent budget for a high-end Gran Canaria property. It puts all but the largest penthouses, beachfront apartments and houses within your range. [Read more…]
A Las Palmas penthouse, known locally as an atico, is everyone’s dream property in the city because of the extra light, the views and the quiet.
They are so popular that I always have a queue of people waiting to hear about new penthouses. This is especially true if they have outside space and a good view.
As you can appreciate, top floor properties tend to sell fast so if you’re looking for a Las Palmas penthouse apartment, here’s my guide to finding and buying a quality one. [Read more…]
Demand is focused on a few areas
Almost everyone interested in buying a Las Palmas property starts out by looking at the Las Canteras beachfront. It’s a high demand and consequently expensive area with frontline prices starting at €3,500 per square metre. However, it’s also a large area and prices drop quickly within a couple of blocks of the promenade in the Port District. [Read more…]
There are two ways to find the right property in Las Palmas.
Either you contact every agent with an interesting property and arrange to view them all.
Or let a Las Palmas property finder do the hard work of contacting other agents and arranging viewings.
The second option saves you time and hassle because of how the city’s property market works. [Read more…]
The Ciudad Jardín of Garden City area is the only area in central Las Palmas where you’ll get a house or villa surrounded by a garden.
Developed by the British around the beginning for the 20th Century, Ciudad Jardín remains an upmarket property area, although there are some apartments and even a couple of condominiums within its limits.
Ciudad Jardín is right in the middle of Las Palmas but is a little short of places to shop and eat out. It’s largely residential and is popular with professionals who need easy access to the airport and the port.
Prices in Ciudad Jardín are high but you do get a lot for your money (trees, grass, etc) compared to more urban ares of the city. It’s a peaceful barrio with life going on behind fences and walls.
Mesa y Lopez, along with Triana, was Las Palmas’ main shopping area before the modern shopping centres opened.
Nowadays it is still home to the city’s El Corte Inglés department store as well as a great range of fashion stores.
Mesa y Lopez is a long street that runs east to west from the military base in the port almost all the way to Las Canteras beach. The eastern half, between the Plaza de España (Plaza de la Victoria) and the Military Base has now been pedestrianized. This makes a huge difference because this part of Mesa y Lopez was rather noisy. Now, birdsong has replaced traffic noise and the area is much more attractive to property buyers.
This east end of the street is the poshest area with most of the quality property; you get huge apartments with big windows in Mesa y Lopez and many buildings have interior plazas with playgrounds, and underground parking. The west end of the street still has traffic but is wider and not as noisy. Prices here are lower.
Mesa y Lopez property tends to be large and well built even though many buildings are over 30 years old. It is popular with professional families and will only get more popular now that it is quiet.
Long term, Las Palmas city plants to extend Mesa y Lopez through Guanarteme barrio all the way to Las Arenas and the Auditorium so there will be new build opportunities (although there is no official start date for the project). The city also wants, in the long term, to take back the Naval Base and turn it into a public space. This would give Mesa y Lopez an outlet to the sea and make it even more attractive.
Since Mesa y Lopez is great for shopping, convenient for the port and the road to the south and the airport, and within easy walking distance of Las Canteras beach, it’s a popular property area in Las Palmas. Prices, however, are not as high as you would expect and there are good value large properties on the market.