Last Friday, on March 9th the new "Plan Estatal de Vivienda 2018-2021" was approved in Spain, which was published just a day after the BOE (State Official Newsletter), through the "Real Decreto 106/2018", came into force retroactively -since January 1st of this year- and like we are accustomed, the definitive text is far from the … Continue reading The real plan of “Plan de Vivienda 2018-2021″
A few weeks ago, we published an article about Energy Efficiency Certificate and its utility for getting more efficient houses -energetically speaking-, and with less CO2 emissions; and inevitably Passive Houses came to our mind. Because as it is indicated in the title, what could be a future prototype, it became a reality of our … Continue reading Passive Houses: Future or present?
In the last decade, the Real Estate agent profession has suffered a big transformation. We were coming from a time where everything was worth it, and anyone with minimum commercial skills and without any infrastructure further than a mobile phone and internet -typical image of the “Spanish broker”- was able to marriage any house searcher … Continue reading Do you sell flats or create homes?
Valuation is an assessment report with the aim to determinate the value of a property, normally associated to the request of a loan- although not always is this the goal- and the same financial entity is going to demand it at the time to ask for a mortgage. As off here nobody should get lost, … Continue reading Valuation is not the same as the selling price
Getting a mortgage is relatively easy, as far as we have a minimum solvency, and if the valuation of the house that we are going to buy, is in line with the financing amount that we asked from the bank. As of here, everything perfect. But, we must not accept a mortgage at any price, … Continue reading How to get the best mortgage deal
The first step, with the purpose of giving to this article a technical point of view, and also a practical at the same time and understandable for any citizen with no legal knowledge; I would like to give a definition of the Municipal Added Value Tax, that under my concern adapts itself to this criteria: … Continue reading Municipal Added Value Tax. Do I have to pay it?
A few days ago, I had the privilege of attending to a Real Estate congress in Seville organized by Noteges Consulting, where real estate professionals met from every corner of Spain, and general interesting topics were dealed, especially for us that developed this wonderful profession. There was a speech focused on Demographics, by Alejandro Macarron, … Continue reading Demographics and houses are connected
Since Real Decreto 5/2013 came into force, in Spain is compulsory to have the Energy Efficiency Certificate or energy certificate, which is as simple as an official document written by a competent technician, that include objective information about the energy characteristics of a property. Obtaining this certificate is compulsory for any homeowner, both new or … Continue reading Energy Efficiency Certificate: Compulsory Vs Necessary
A few days ago we were talking about Home Staging and virtual staging of houses, and we mentioned the use of Virtual Reality and 3D technology in showing properties. Also giving its importance, that there would be a next publication focused in this matter. So, here we are. Virtual Reality has created a “before and … Continue reading Virtual Reality, Real Estate revolution
Home Staging is an anglo-saxon concept used to define a bunch of actions leading toward preparing the house for selling. This technique combines a set of strategies, that permit highlight the house and give it a more attractive aspect to the potential buyers. In the current market situation, with the huge stock of existing houses, … Continue reading Home Staging, an essential tool in selling your house