Relocating To Spain

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Moving to Spain is not something to do with out a great deal of though, as it is a huge choice. You must check out the nation a couple of times just before moving, which will help you end up being familiar with the area and with the culture around where you will be living. You could visit many areas and cities such as the Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol, Barcelona and Madrid, for instance. Usually, study the city you plan on calling home and find out everything you can. This will cause a smoother decision making process and help reduce any kind of anxiety you might have for such a major decision. There are a few points to consider during your consideration, such as work, transportation, documentation and lodgings.

The documents called for depends upon the nation you are relocating from, as the requirements for nations can vary a lot. The requirements for nations which are members of the European Union will certainly be less than nations which are not participants. You can call the Spanish Consular office for the precise demands, but you need to validate this information early to permit adequate time to comply and gather the appropriate files.

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You must likewise ask the consulate about the demands for a motorist's license. You will have to decide on your mode of transport when in Spain, and whether or not you will certainly bring your car with you, sell it or buy a new one once you are settled in Spain. If you decide not to bring your car, you may have to lease one until you are able to purchase a new car. This should, naturally, be short-lived as it can turn out to be very costly. You will certainly also have to organise for an insurance policy with a local carrier.

If you are moving to Spain for purposes of workplace relocation, then you thankfully will not have to worry about locating work. Some firms offer financial assistance for such movings, or might at least reimburse you for some or every one of the linked expenses. Some choose to make use of relocation services, expert firms or companies which could aid you get settled in to your brand-new country. They can help you find somewhere to live, register your youngsters in school and generally familiarise yourself with the area and solutions. Nonetheless, if you are not moving as a result of work relocation, it is a great idea to do some employment research before you settle down. The internet is a great source for employment opportunities.

You will, undoubtedly, need to find somewhere to live. A real property broker could assist you in situating a location to either purchase or rent. If you are planning on purchasing, it would certainly be an excellent idea to make numerous trips to view properties. If you have to market your existing house prior to moving, make sure you do this as early as possible to free up the money as quickly as possible for your new home, even if it means renting a place for a few weeks.

Usually, however, be sure you have sufficient money to survive for a while, this will give you time to discover employment, obtain worked out and on a predictable regular monthly budget plan. The much better you prepare prior to the relocation, the smoother the transition will be.

Modern Construction in Denia

Recent research says only 1 in 4 house buyers would choose a house built in the last 10 years.

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Research published in 2013 by the Future Homes Commission shows the reasons clear and simply why –

  • Lack of space
  • Lack of storage
  • Not enough natural light
  • Poor spaces for communal and private living
  • Flexibility with the family over time.

Basically “they don't think new homes are built for the needs of modern families in the ways that Victorian and Edwardian houses were” And in many cases of new build house’s buyers are right. Riba's Case for Space report showed the size of new homes in the UK is well below that of Ireland (15% bigger), Denmark (53% bigger) and Germany (80% bigger) – and dropping

The Spanish market is no different, quality living accommodation, flexible space and storage are key things that buyers are looking for.

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Traditionally in Spain especially on the Costa’s older houses lack lots of light, instead choosing smaller windows to keep the house cool in the long hot summers, but now you can have both.

Cool summer living and light bright winter sun pouring in to continually remind you of why you chose this life.

So much of what is on the market at the moment is samey but there has never been a better time to have a house designed and built to suite your life style.

Whether it’s a holiday home with a difference that has that wow factor to rent or a winter /summer retreat to enjoy outside and indoor living making the best of the elements and putting that smile on your face every day when you wake up to your perfect home .

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Danny James of Z Sanchez has been building homes on the Costa Blanca for over 39 years and has seen the trend switching to his modern Ibiza Style houses.

“I worked with a Dutch designer and built a new style home and was amazed by the fresh, brilliantly looking home we created , the outdoor space was so perfect to enjoy the lovely summers but winter living meant the summer continued all year round in doors , with the light streaming in during the slightly colder winter months. I just love this new style, it so suites Spain”

Talking to Estate agents on the Costa Blanca property sales are starting to move again, even thou the summer rental market has never been better. There are many traditional houses still for sale but with the trend changing to modern houses it’s the perfect home to build that new house both as somewhere to enjoy but a great investment.

Z Sanchez have a range of new house designs called their “ Ibiza Style “Range – prices start as low as €180,000. The pictures featured our houses built in the Denia area by Z Sanchez.


Building a Property in Denia, Spain: What You Need to Know

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House builds can be daunting when you have a project manager down the road in the same time zone as you who knows you better than the back of his own hand, and where you know the local rules of the land. Considering building a property in Spain can strike fear in to your heart. However, it needn't be daunting when you choose Z Sanchez to build a property in Denia.

We focus on making the process as simple and hassle-free as possible so that you don't get stuck in a tangle of Spanish bureaucracy which blows your budget and your mind.

How we do this is unique.

Homes in Denia – The Z Sanchez Way

At Z Sanchez each and every property in Denia which we build is important to us. At the heart of this approach is that each and every client we work for is valued and important too. We don't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. We do believe in listening to your expectations and desires whilst also allowing you to benefit from our expertise, experience and local knowledge.

This tandem approach of combining your dreams for a home in the sun with our knowledge, experience and reputation means that your property in Denia exceeds your expectations. What's more, it goes on to represent an excellent investment for the future too.

This starts with enabling you to understand the process of house buying in Denia.

House Buying in Spain – How Does it Work?

When considering a home in the sun you have a few different options:

  • You can buy a property which is already constructed:
    With Z Sanchez this means that you are able to view the actual property and know it is within a high quality development. This is an easy and straight-forward option if you want a home in Denia fast. However, it doesn't allow for the same bespoke service a new build does.
  • You can use us to build to your design:
    We are happy to build to your plans on exceptional plots in the Denia region. Our local Spanish builders are exactly who you need on the job.
  • You can get the property in the sun you really want:
    By choosing to use us for the entire process from plot selection to design and building you don't have to compromise. You can use our architect to design bespoke plans for you, or choose from our range of popular designs.

We consider it a vital part of our service to help you deal with all of the planning and local permissions you need when building a property in Spain. For this reason we also work closely with local lawyers as well as offering long term flexible management services.

Our reputation speaks for itself, but we hold ourselves to rigorously high standards. All Z Sanchez properties come with a 10-year guarantee against structural defect through the Alicante School of Architects.

Our Homes and House Designs in Denia

This is why the Ibiza design of home by Z Sanchez is proving to be a real favourite. This elegantly modern style invites relaxation with smooth lines and a luxuriously contemporary feel. Light play both within the home and the terrace and pool area is fabulous. You can find out more about our build styles here.

How the Process Works

With prices starting from as little as €180,000 you'll be eager to get started. Let's walk you through the process that you can expect from Z Sanchez:

  • Plot Selection: Throughout the Denia region, within the town, close to the beach, on the surrounding hills, we have a range of locations for you to choose from. You can choose from within a select development or an individual plot.
  • Property Selection: Once you've honed in on the location, you can choose whether to choose a design from the Z Sanchez styles, such as the Ibiza, or have our architects create something new for you. Alternatively, we can work to your own architectural plans.
  • Quotation: We strive to ensure you receive a clear transparent quotation which also states guaranteed completion dates. We work to continually reduce the anxiety that building a property in Spain can bring.
  • The First Steps: Only when you are completely happy will you pay your deposit which will reserve your plot. Alongside this, your Spanish lawyer will conduct searches similar to the conveyancing process in the UK. A schedule of construction payments will be agreed with you and your lawyer. This will then enable you to securely complete the purchase of the plot.
  • Construction Begins: Your build in Denia will be broken down in to clear stages. On completion of each stage, as verified by the Alicante School of Architects, you make construction stage payments.
  • Construction Completes: On completion, the build is again verified by the Alicante School of Architects. The deeds are signed and you receive all of the necessary documentation, including your 10 year guarantee.
  • Your dream life in the sun begins: You now have a luxurious home of your own in Denia.

What Else Do You Need to Know

We don't want you to get any nasty surprises. Your quotation will be detailed and clearly state all anticipated costs associated with the build itself. In addition, you should budget for various third-party costs. These include:

  • Local taxes
  • Legal fees
  • Registration fees
  • Utility connections

We recommend budgeting 10% of your purchase price for these third-party costs.

Furthermore, running the home will incur some annual running costs including:

  • Non-residence tax - €700
  • Water and electricity charges - €700
  • Pool cleaning services €840

The site offers some information for Brits who are looking to buy in Spain and you can find their resources here. This was written after the 2008 Spanish credit crash, so offers reassuring up-to-date information.

When you're ready to find about more about living in Denia and building a property here, please get in touch:
Call +34 96 642 1065


Visiting Denia and the Costa Blanca

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If you're looking for a slice of Spanish heaven, where sun meets sea for a staggering 365 days a year, Denia is the place to be. We know you'll love it so much you'll want to buy a property in Denia, but for now, let's whet your appetite with what you can expect to find in this jewel on the Mediterranean coast.

Denia: Why You Should Visit

Before we hit the practicalities, we want to give you an insight in to why we've chosen to make Denia our home.

Nestled on the east coast of Spain, with the Mediterranean gently lapping the surrounding sandy beaches, Denia is a location which retains an atmosphere of real Spain. Nonetheless, the people here are welcoming, and despite its relatively small size, the town has a buzzing cosmopolitan and exciting feel. Travellers are drawn here from every corner of the globe and with good reason.

The climate here is exceptional. In winter, the feel is pleasant and in summer the temperatures tend to sit between 24°C and 32°C between May and September. Denia experiences nearly 3000 sunshine hours each year! That's really incredible and means you are almost guaranteed sunshine.

Denia is in many ways a city in two parts which harmoniously blend together. The imposing castle dating from the 12th century towers over quaint typically Spanish streets. Yet wander down to the marina to experience contemporary Denia, with a vibrant and thriving atmosphere. Dotted throughout, and along the coast, are a wide selection of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars.

Yet Denia is also supremely located for a traveller wishing to explore further afield. From here you can explore mountains, head to Alicante, or even hop on board a ferry to Ibiza and the other Balearic Islands.

How to Get to Denia

Visitors to Denia will typically fly in to either Alicante (86km) or Valencia (96km). Flights from the UK take around 2 ¼ hours. There is easy hire car available from the airports and the drive to Denia is about 1 hour. You can also take the train from Valencia to Denia if you wish.

Denia's Beaches

The beauty of Denia is that is situated within nearly 20 km of coastline, mostly characterised by gloriously sandy beaches and hide-away coves. Head north from the town and you'll discover the sandy beaches and warm shallow Mediterranean waters at beaches such as at Les Deveses, Punta del Rasout and Les Albaranes. To the south you'll discover a diver's heaven with the rockier coastline with a string of tiny rocky coves called Les Rotes.

Many of the sandy beaches of the region have rightly been awarded Blue Flags and you'll find plenty of amenities including parasol and sun lounger hire.

Denia's Mediterranean Life

The marina in Denia has a staggering 546 moorings with associated services. This has led to the marina becoming the hub of modern life here in Denia. Along the coast here you'll find an incredible array of Spanish seaside life, including an impressive number of restaurants where of course there is a real focus on locally sourced seafood. The marina is also the place to discover the designer boutiques that draw visitors from far and wide. From here you can also charter boats, step aboard an excursion to Ibiza or Javea, or go on a fishing trip.

Denia's Mountains

With the focus on the Mediterranean feel of Denia, we shouldn't forget the marvellous backdrop. The Montgo mountain, sitting within its own natural park, separates Denia from nearby Javea. Not only does this allow for properties in the foothills to bask in spectacular views, but you can also explore this Spanish mountainous wilderness with a vast array of walks. The views will take your breath away.

Denia's Food and Drink

A trip to Spain isn't complete without lazy lunches overlooking the Med, or sampling tapas as the sun goes down.

In Denia, the majority of restaurants line the promenade alongside the marina. You'll find a huge mixture of offerings here, with the local cuisine on offer being very typical of the wider Costa Blanca. Therefore expect to enjoy dishes from both in land, and of course a huge range of seafood. Fish, vegetables, fruit, olive oil and rice all feature highly on the menus here. Alongside fish dishes you can expect a choice of lamb, rabbit and local sausages.

Your sweet tooth can be satisfied with Jijona ice cream, which is a nougat ice cream local to the area using the region's almonds.

Furthermore, the region around Denia is building a reputation for its wine. The Jalon wine is becoming a firm favourite of both visitors and locals alike.

Things to Do in Denia

You will not be short of things to do in Denia! Whether you want to relax in the pool at your villa, or explore further afield, you'll be satisfied.

Activity enthusiasts are spoilt here. The waters of the Mediterranean offer a full complement of water sports including windsurfing, fishing, sailing, diving, snorkelling and rowing. Head to the surrounding mountainous areas to enjoy mountain-climbing, gliding, hiking and mountain biking.

Golf-lovers will enjoy Denia's own 18-hole course close to the centre of town. Nearby you'll also find further gold courses Moriara, Javea and Oliva.

Within the town and the immediate area there are a huge number of available excursions. Perched in the middle of the town is the imposing castle, worth a visit for the views alone. The old town, Barrios Antiguos, is worthy of a gentle stroll as you explore. Visitors also enjoy ambling past the vibrant fisherman shacks near the beach promenade. The Baroque Iglesia de la Asuncion church at Plaza de la Constituçion is an awe-inspiring place to visit. There are also museums, other local sights and events.

From Denia you can also easily enjoy a number of different day trips. You can take a boat to Ibiza or other Baleriac Islands. You can also reach Valencia comfortably within an hour and enjoy a day-trip to this city famed for its architecture and sights.

What Are You Waiting For?

Denia is waiting, ready to welcome you. Come and explore and we're sure you won't want to leave.

If you want to make Denia your Spanish home then it's easier than you think. We work with people just like you to develop their very own home in Denia. So whilst you're visiting, come and see our show homes so that you can really imagine what Denia life is all about.





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