Murcia is south of Alicante and is a sparsely populated region of Spain.
Furthermore, the climate is hot throughout the summer and the winters can be very mild.
Calasparra is a typically Spanish town with all amenities available and enjoys many fiestas throughout the year.
Calasparra has approximately 10,500 residents.
Calasparra is located in North West Murcia with its stunning historic towns and outstanding natural beauty.
These rich natural resources have attracted inhabitants for thousands of years.
The town of Calasparra is now something of a hotspot for British expats.
In the early 2000s there were a few new developments built on the edges of the town.
In less than 3 years, more than 2000 British expatriates purchased homes there.
Furthermore, there were many buying older style properties within both the towns and the countryside.
In addition to this, there are growing numbers of expatriates of other nationalities who are buying properties in the town.
The demand means that properties are not as cheap there as they used to be, but the area is still reasonably priced.
Some of the shops in the area regularly stock products from abroad that you may not normally find in Spain, but this is in response to the demand from the expat community there.
The town has it’s own its rich geological history .
Firstly, there are three rivers. The Segura, Argos, and Quípar. Therefore, creating fertile riverside agricultural zones, and a landscape of rocky outcrops and deep gorges.
Secondly, the mountains (Sierras) of San Miguel and San José are surrounded by vast plains of dry crop landscapes. Thus, providing good conditions for wheat, olives, carobs and almonds to grow.
Additionally, many vineyards can be found among the crops.
Furthermore and closer to the water’s edge, apricots, peaches, pears, apples, and cherries enjoy the benefits of a warm southern Spanish climate.
Calasparra is a nationally renowned rice growing area, Calasparra Rice being the chefs’ choice for the Spanish local dish of Paella.
Are you planning on buying a Spanish property
In recent years the local Spanish authorities have made great efforts to increase the number foreign tourists and residents alike.
Spain now derives more of its foreign income from tourists than any other country in Europe,
Therefore, if you are looking to invest and rent out your Spanish home, for holiday purposes, this would be a great time to buy.
Additionally, and due to low European interest rates, it now is a really good time to buy.
Take care when Buying Spanish property, check the property information provided carefully.
There are no shortage of estate agents in Spain.
It pays to search out a good company who will care for your requirements.
A comprehensive and independent guide to buying a Spanish property can be found on the UK Gov website. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-buy-property-in-spain
When ‘Buying Spanish property’ this guide will be a worthy reference for you.
Finding a Professional property agent, Spain
What is a Professional property agent, Spain?
This question, we believe, has been overlooked in the past.
Historically, mistakes have be made and many sellers are now having to pay substantial fees for their properties to be legalised.
Furthermore, misleading advice has caused many heartbreaking situations.
The feel-good factor, that is evident in us all when relaxing in the sun and enjoying good food and wine, has clouded the judgment of many buyers.
Check your agents status.
Is the business fully registered?
Do they appear open and transparent?
Do they appear organised?
Are they knowledgeable about the property market?
Additionally, it is wise to choose an agent that does not offer conveyancing.
Moreover, always use lawyer.
Obtain copies of the paperwork.
Choose a lawyer independent of the agent.
Follow your head and not your heart.
Shop around and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Go to the UK Gov site to obtain up to date information about your rights and responsibilities. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-buy-property-in-spain This site is completely independent and regularly updated.
A good Professional agent will be independent of your legal advisor.
A Professional agent, with integrity will be honest and provide you with accurate information.
A Professional agent will be friendly and helpful whilst always remaining objective and profession
Asked to see the official Catastros (land registry) information.
Is the land size quoted the same as what is listed on the Catatros
Are all the buildings listed correctly on the Catatros.
A Professional property agent will be happy to review this with you and compare this information with the Escritura (deeds)
North West Murcia Properties advise that
All property particulars, included on this site, are a general outline for guidance and do not constitute in whole or in part an offer or a Contract.
Reasonable endeavours have been made to ensure that the information given in these particulars is accurate but any intended purchaser should satisfy themselves by inspection, searches and survey as to the correctness of each statement.
All statements in these particulars are made without responsibility on the part of North West Murcia Properties or the vendor.
No statement in these particulars is to be relied upon as a statement or representation of fact.
Neither North West Murica Properties nor anyone in its employment or acting on its behalf has authority to make any representation or warranty in relation to any property advertised.
Nothing in the property particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good repair or condition or otherwise nor that any services or facilities are in good working order.
Photographs may show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and you should rely upon actual inspection.
No assumption should be made in respect of parts of the property not shown in photographs.
Any areas, measurements or distances are only approximate.
Any reference to alterations or use is not intended to be a statement that any necessary planning, building regulation, listed building or any other consent has been obtained.
A non returnable €1000 deposit will be required should a purchaser wish for any property to be removed from sale pending the drawing up of the sales contract. Should the purchaser withdraw from the sale this deposit will be used to cover expenses incurred.
North West Murcia Properties do not carry out conveyancing.