Selling Gran Canaria Property: The Job Starts Once I Find A Buyer

Las Palmas Property: Making sure the sale goes through

The hard part of selling a Gran Canaria property often isn’t finding a buyer; It’s making sure that the sale goes through successfully.   [Read more…]

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Buy A Gran Canaria Property The Hassle-Free Way

How the Gran Canaria property market works, and how to make it work for you when you buy a Gran Canaria property.

Once you decide to buy a Gran Canaria property you find that there are hundreds of properties on sale, advertised on dozens of websites and portals.

And that there are dozens of estate agents on the island all trying to sell you the same properties.

How do you search for, find and buy a Gran Canaria property in a safe and hassle-free way? [Read more…]

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Confidence In Canary Islands Property Market High For 2018

Confidence in Canary Islands property is sky high for 2018

Confidence in Canary Islands property is sky high for 2018

A survey of 900 real estate professionals, by the by the Spanish Property Valuation Association, found that the outlook for the Canary Islands property market is positive in 2018.

In fact, the survey found that the Canarian market was just behind top performer Madrid as the region of Spain with the best outlook for the coming year. It predicts that average property prices in Las Palmas city will rise by 5% in 2018, an acceleration when compared to last year.

The survey also measured affordability of property in the Canary Islands by comparing average incomes to the monthly costs of buying a property. It found that prices in the Canary Islands remain affordable; a good sign for the future of the market.

The Spanish property market now seems to be on the rise across the whole country as there are no longer any regions where prices are still dropping.

More on property in Gran Canaria in 2018:

My guide to the Gran Canaria property market.

How to get a Gran Canaria mortgage in 2018

I’m Laura Leyshon and I specialise in helping foreign property buyers and sellers in Gran Canaria. I’m always happy to answer any questions you have. Just give me a call or drop me an email.

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5 Things About The Las Palmas Water Supply That Only Experience Teaches You

5 things you need to know about the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria water supply

As a Las Palmas estate agent, I sell dozens of properties in the city every year so you’d think I know most things about the city’s quirks.

However, it wasn’t until I bought my own property that I learned these five things about the Las Palmas water and sewage system. [Read more…]

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The Ultimate Gran Canaria Mortgage Guide For 2018

Complete guide to getting a Gran Canaria mortgage in 2018

Here’s my guide to getting a Gran Canaria mortgage from local banks in 2018 for both resident and non-resident buyers. 

Gran Canaria mortgage introduction

As with everything in Spain, getting a local mortgage in Gran Canaria involves plenty of paperwork. However, the system works well and is relatively straightforward if you know what to do. [Read more…]

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Cheap Las Palmas Property: What Does €50K Buy You?

Cheap property in Las Palmas_ What does 50000 buy you

There is plenty of cheap property in Las Palmas on the market for less than fifty thousand euros. However, most is not in the areas that the majority of foreign buyers favour. [Read more…]

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Tips For Selling A Las Palmas Property: Quality Photography Counts

Tips For Selling A Las Palmas Property: Quality Photography Counts

The single most important thing you can do to boost your chance of selling a Las Palmas property fast and at a good price is to list it online with quality photos. [Read more…]

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New Rules To Ban Loud Music & Football Outside Las Palmas Bars

Las Palmas bars with outdoor tables face strict new rules

Las Palmas bars with outdoor tables face strict new rules

Las Palmas’ outdoor bars and cafes face strict new restrictions on noise after a raft of complaints from locals and neighbourhood associations. [Read more…]

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Supreme Court Architecture Judgement Costs Las Palmas Millions

Las Palmas property: Court property ruling to cost Las Palmas city millions

Court property ruling to cost Las Palmas city millions

The Canarian Supreme Court  has ruled in favour of property owners in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria city.

The owners of the last holiday villa on the Las Canteras beachfront (where Franchy Roca meets the beach) argued that they were significantly out of pocket because they had lost the right to redevelop the site of the villa into a much larger building.

The Background: Back in 1989, the Las Palmas Ayuntamiento and Canarian Government decided that protecting the villa, built in 1900, was in the public interest. Its position has always been that the owners of historical and protected buildings were not due any remuneration.

The Court, the highest legal authority in the Canary Islands, agreed with the owners but did not fix the amount of compensation to be paid. It is likely to be in the millions due to the property’s location right by Las Canteras beach.

This judgement reinforces a similar one from 2016 that gave the owners of the Casa Roja at the end of Luis Morote street the right to seek compensation after their building was listed.

There are twenty owners currently involved in similar court cases and it looks like the decision to protect Las Palmas’ most emblematic homes is going to cost it dear.

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Las Palmas Property: How Exclusivity Is A Bad Name For A Good Thing

Las Palmas Property: Why an exclusive sales contract is a win-win for sellers

If there’s one thing that puts people off selling their Las Palmas property with an estate agent, it’s the idea of signing an exclusive contract.

But this valid concern is due to a misunderstanding about what exclusivity means.

Exclusivity is actually a bad name for a very good thing.

Let me give you an example of how it works. [Read more…]

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