After its designation, Valencia prepares to be the world’s capital of design

  The private sector and the public authorities savor their victory of the bid for Valencia to host the , World Design Capital in 2022 the major get together in design. Valencia is the first Spanish city to organize this event, whose media and economic spin-offs will be important. After several years of defending its candidacy (most successfully  may I add) the third largest city in Spain has now 2 years to prepare. 50,000 visitors? Difficult to know precisely the impact in [...]

Spain sees fall in July tourist visits for second year running

Fewer holidaymakers from the United Kingdom and Germany contributed to the slowdown, but it did not affect spending, which rose 2.2% on last year’s figureCompetition from cheaper vacation destinations than Spain is clear to see in tourism figures for July. According to data from Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE), a total of 9.9 million foreign tourists came to the country in that month, which represents a 1.3% fall on the same period in 2018. This is the second consecutive [...]

Save the date ! Our next Expat Diner: September 18th 8h30 pm !

How to get back to work avoiding the famous post-holiday depression ??hummmm ?? Simply by coming to our next dinner! You will see lots of new faces and also discover a good address for good food, since we will all meet at CHEZ WLADIMIR the new French restaurant that has just opened Calle Conde altea 46 ... Cocktail-dinner "food finger", all inclusive 30 euros ... Thank you to confirm your assistance !  

The “robolution” arrives in Valencia

Valencia hosts its first restaurant with robot servers: it is a fusion restaurant (Asian and Spanish) that has just opened in the Benimaclet district. Its particularity is  humanoid robots that bring the dishes to your table. His (or her?) name is Mulan, they measure 1.50m and are even talkative since they wish you a good appetite! Almost familiar, the robot says  "qué aproveche cariño" (good appetite darling)! [...]   The Crensa restaurant was inspired by what  already exists in China, to [...]

Average cost of rent in Spain jumps 50% in five years

A new report from the Bank of Spain has revealed that the average cost of rent in Spain has risen 50% in the past five years. According to the study, which is based on figures from the real estate website Idealista, rental prices rose the most in Palma and Barcelona (more than 50%), followed by Málaga, Madrid, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Valencia (around 45%), between the end of 2013 and May 2019. Areas in inland Spain however, [...]

open letter to those who hesitate…

  Ces derniers temps, plusieurs clients nous ont remercié, souvent les larmes aux yeux, toujours de manière émouvante, de leur avoir permis de réaliser leur rêve… Parmi les personnes qui nous avons aidé dans leur installation dans la région de Valencia, certaines en effet avait projeter et imaginer depuis très longtemps leur expatriation en Espagne et ne l’ont concrétiser que lorsqu’ils nous ont rencontré, d’ abord digitalement (par internet, à travers nos articles ou notre page web) puis téléphoniquement ou [...]

British and Russians invest more and more into the Valencian province

Whether it is a primary or secondary residence or an investment, real estate purchases by foreign citizens now concern more than 1 out of 5, precisely 22.77% of all purchases; this proportion was only 2.13% 10 years ago!We have known for a few years now that more and more foreigners are setting their sights on an apartment or a house in valencia or in the surrounding area ... The most interesting and surprising of the latest statistics published by [...]

Attics Mythics … The history of these apartments that have become an object of desire …

In modern architecture, the attic is the floor located nearest to  the roof, at the top of the face of the building, set back on the street side, to make way for a balcony or terrace.At a time when the prices take off for this type of housing in Spain (and elsewhere), it is difficult to think that the penthouse was previously the apartment reserved for the porter or the service staff ... Because at the time when the [...]

Britanniques et Russes investissent de plus en plus dans la province de Valencia

Qu’il s’agisse d’une résidence principale ou secondaire ou d’un investissement, les achats immobiliers par des ressortissants étrangers concernent maintenant plus d’ 1 bien sûr 5, précisément 22,77% de l’ensemble des achats ; cette proportion était de seulement 2,13% il y a 10 ans !On sait donc depuis quelques années que les étrangers sont de plus en plus nombreux a jeter leur dévolu sur un appartement ou une maison à valencia ou dans les alentours…Le plus intéressant et surprenant des dernières statistiques publiées par l’Ordre des Notaires, est de constater [...]