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The Real Investment

Secretes, for the art of investment

The Real InvestmentDue to the large number of foreign buyers and the still relatively low prices, the Spanish Real Estate market is an extremely attractive investment possibility. Below you can find an explanation of how you can realize high returns on your investment.

Price increase during the construction of a new development:

A new development has a number of price increases during its construction stages.

The first one is when the company has received their building license and can start to build. They usually increase the price by 10% at this stage. When they start building the show flat, they usually increase the price by another 10%. When the show flat is finished, they usually increase the price by another 10% and when the complex is almost finished, the gardens and the last face are being done, and the pool is finished they usually increase the price by another 10%.

Investors who are familiar with this process can use their money to gain a handsome profit. They can reserve one or more apartments off plan before the building license has been given. They usually have to put down 40% until 50% of the total purchase price during the construction. The remaining 50%-60% will be paid by mortgage, but the investor has no interest in paying this Mortgage, as they will sell the apartment right when it is finished.

Smart Money Is Moving To Spain
      
Why buy a new property?
- Guarantees on building work
- You can add extras during building, such as swimming pool, extrabig garden, extra bedroom, & garage. Anything is possible.
- The payment for the property is usually in stages.
- You get a blank canvas for all those decorating ideas.
- Everything is shiny and new.
- Getting a mortgage will be easier.

Clients whom are looking to maximise their investment should buy 'Off Plan' .

'Off plan' purchases have seen some spectacular returns for thousands of people over the last couple of years here in Spain, especially on the Costa Blanca
Buying 'Off Plan' means reserving a property on a new development before the property is completed, often before construction has started. Exactly like, you can do in Britain.

The Real InvestmentThe developer is obviously very keen to sell as many properties as early as possible to obtain better interest rates on their development loans from banks and investors. To help sell the properties at this early stage the prices are normally extremely competitive for the reason above and because there is nothing to show potential purchasers except a floor plan and artists impressions of the finished development.
Here again, similar to what you can do in Britain. However, in Britain prices have been to slow down dramatically, hence the smart money is moving into Spain where prices are still racing ahead by as much 30 to 40% a year rallied on by potential buyers from around the world.

For example: Purchase Price: 100,000 euros (Jan 2004) Deposit payable: 50,000 euros

Let us assume that the price of the property in April 2005 on completion 150,000 euros. (This is a much lower return than has been achieved in recent years).
Your profit is 50,000 euros, which is obviously on the top of 100,000 euros asking price and is fabulous  50% return  on your money but remember all you have had to pay is a 50,000 euros deposit so your actual return on cash invested is 100%.

When you purchase from a good developer and the location of the development is good, i.e. at the beach or close to a golf course, you can accomplish these high returns as well. La Casa Blanca can advise you with the selection of the development and guide you throughout the buying and selling process of your properties.

However, with our especial offer you can make even more money

1. Buy a property off plan in the booming Spanish property market
2. Pay your deposit.(50%)
3. Let your investment build in value whilst under construction
4. Take delivery of your new property with the balance fees and taxes covered by the mortgage
5. Pay no mortgage payments for 2 years.
6. But rent out your property to produce an income, in the main time
7. Either sells your properties after 24 months .pay of the mortgage and collects your profit or commences the payments and keeps your property, as an alternative to poorly paid pensions as renting can easily cover your mortgage especially when your interest rates are 3,25%

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Costa Blanca

Alicante

The Costa Blanca or White Coast, which extends along that section of the Mediterranean coast, which corresponds, to the province of Alicante, is made up of two clearly differentiated scenic sectors. To the North, a curtain of mountains runs parallel to the sea, descending at times to form cliffs; to the South, a vast plain of sand patches, palm trees and salt deposits make up the backdrop for the beaches.

The traveller can choose any of the corners of this coast, from the most bustling and cosmopolitan to those, which still maintain their rural air beside the sea. In any case, the trip to the nearby regions is well worth the venture for they make up a fine representation of the typical Mediterranean countryside. From the valleys, which are covered with stepped orchards and keep alive its Moorish past, to the palm trees of unmistakable African origin, the horizons of the Costa Blanca offer the most varied attractions

The climate offers variations as well. The temperatures are usually mild -the annual average is a little higher than 17ºC- and rain is scarce, though the rainfall is logically higher in the mountainous northern sector, in comparison with the lowlands which surround Elche and Orihuela. The fields of almond trees, the vineyards, the fruit orchards and the magnificent palm trees form vegetation, which emphasises the oriental nature of the landscape.

The south coast of Alicante, from the mouth of the Segura River in Guardamar to Pilar de la Horadada, has experienced spectacular growth rates in tourism over the last few years.
This quality coastline with its sandy beaches, exotic dunes, rolling hills of the interior, and challenging golf courses, plus numerous residential estates and tourist accommodations, have consolidated this part of the coast as an ideal destination for a few days of leisure or a complete summer or winter holiday.

AlicanteGuardamar Del Segura

The ancient town was built on a hill whose skirts were washed by the river Segura. Still preserved are the ruins of a castle and other historic remains from Hellenic times, when this town was a port.

Eleven kilometres of dunes and sandy beaches in Guardamar give you the chance to choose isolated spots or more frequented spots where you can spend the day near the sea.

Torrevieja

Torrevieja is mainly a residential area, perfect for all year round living due to its excellent climate: Over 300 days of sun a year and an average temperature of 20ºC. It is also a popular holiday area thanks to its many fine beaches and lively atmosphere. The other important economic resource of this coastal town, coexisting with tourism, is the salt it extracts from the La Mata and Torrevieja salt flats now listed as a national park.

The Torrevieja salt flats have a perimeter of 25 Km, and are connected to the La Mata lagoon. From the lagoon, the Acequión canal runs to the sea. Today, residential areas are built on the surrounding hills, but the parkland has been preserved.

Orihuela

Punta Prima, Playa Flamenca, Villamartín, La Zenia, Cabo Roig, Dehesa de Campoamor - these are all tourist resorts founded to attend to the rising national and international demand for quality vacation spots. Today they provide comfort and relaxation for many fortunate guests. The area is considered ideal for golfing, and three excellent 18-hole courses have been constructed. The challenging terrain, with Mediterranean shrub land, trees and vegetation, provides impeccable facilities for golf enthusiasts.

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Important telephone numbers

COUNCIL OFFICES - 96 571 0250
RENFE, RAILWAYS -  96 592 0202
CUSTOMS - 96 571 4434
TANATORIO - 96 670 1818
POST OFFICE - 96 571 0679
HOSPITAL “VEGA BAJA” - 96 677 6166
OFFICIAL VETERINARY - 96 670 0274
Important telephone numbersBUTANO, GAS COMPANY - 96 571 0937
BUS STATION - 96 571 0146
TAXI - 96 571 1026
RADIO TAXI - 96 571 2277
AIRPORT SERVICE ENGLISH SPEAKING - 0034610646759
IRISH MANAGEMENT HOUSE CLEANING - 67 636 4197
IBERDROLA ”ELECTRIC COMPANY“ - 96 571 0248
ELECTRICIAN 24 HOURS - 609 600 725
AGAMED, WATER SERVICE - 96 571 0569
CIVIL PROTECTION - 96 571 3927
LOCAL POLICE - 96 571 0154
GUARDIA CIVIL - 96 571 0113
FIRE STATION - 96 670 4488
RED CROSS - 96 571 1818
AMBULANCE - 96 670 4760
ALICANTE AIRPORT - 96 691 9000
TELEFONICA “TELEPHONE COMPANY” - 1004
EMERGENCY - 112
POLICE - 062