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Thursday, 11 September 2014

El Campello Apartments Less Costly For Brits Thanks To Strong Pound

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Great news if you're a Brit planning to buy an apartment in El Campello: it's now less expensive for you to do so, because the pound has shot up against the euro over the last 18 months. To be specific, sterling recently touched its highest versus the common currency in 2 years, or since August 21st 2012, at 1.2699.

What this means for you is that your dream apartment in El Campello is now more affordable. For example, were you to transfer £125,000 to Spain to buy an apartment, you'd now receive +€17,000 more than 18 months ago, in March 2013, when sterling was as low as 1.1371. So, that's an extra +€17,000 to buy your ideal El Campello apartment!

Moreover, there's a good chance that buying an apartment in El Campello will become even better value for Brits, if sterling continues to climb. The pound may exceed this 2-year high, because the UK economy is growing faster than any other major country right now, while the Eurozone faces the twin threats of economic stagnation and deflation. 

So, 2014 now looks like a great time to buy in El Campello, as the strong pound makes doing so more affordable!

By Peter Lavelle at foreign exchange broker Pure FX. For free expert currency advice when you buy a property in El Campello, call me on +44 (0) 1494 671800 or email I'd be delighted to help.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Villas For Sale In Busot

villa for sale in busot


Busot is just a 5 - 10 minute drive from San Juan and El Campello, and is made up of several residential urbanisations away from the main town itself, so you definitely need a car to live there.

Here are 3 villas currently for sale in the area of Busot, starting with this 3 bedroom property with an asking price of just 179.000 Euro... That swimming pool looks very appetizing! Here is the property video presentation;-

3 Bedroom Villa For Sale In Busot | Excellent Property Investment 

Plot: 894m2 Size: 110m2 Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Living rooms: 1 Kitchens: 1 Porch: 1 
Pool / Garden Air Conditioning / Central Heating 

Price: 179.000 Euro

Below, a 2 storey villa in Busot comes with a completely independent apartment, and a total of 4 bedrooms with central heating throughout the whole house. Watch the video below to see the property in its making!

4 Bedroom Villa For Sale In Busot Including Self Contained Apartment

Ground Floor: 118 m2 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Toilets: 1 Kitchen / living room Central heating 
First Floor - 60 m2 1 bedroom separate apartment with kitchen Central heating / Air conditioning
Plot size: 886m2 Patio & grass garden area with BBQ and exterior toilet. Swimming pool: 10 x 4 m2
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NEW Reduced price: 210000 Euro (ono) 

And finally a spacious 3 bedroom villa for sale with a larger size plot, that would enable you to extend the property up to 448 m2. In the video below you will get a better look at the inside a property with many options for a larger family.

Villa for sale in Busot (near El Campello) Alicante 

Plot: 1.793m2 Size: 176m2 Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Living rooms: 1 Kitchens: 1 Porch: 1 
Pool / Garden Construction year: 2004 Panoramic Mountain Views Air conditioning / BBQ 
Installed air conditioning in the whole house hot/cold / Carport

Asking Price: 265.000 Euro 

For any further information about any of the above
villas for sale in Busot, please contact me below!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

English Speaking Registered Builders In El Campello - Roformax

If you are looking for a registered builder in El Campello, and one that speaks English, look no further than Reformax, who come highly recommended by their customers, and some who I know personally, giving me the confidence to recommend Reformax as an English speaking registered builder in El Campello to consider.

Here are some photos some of the different types building work that Reformax have done in the past around El Campello


Casa Princess
2004 – comprehensive reform of the villa Casa Princess, total budget 150.000 Euro. Electricity, plumbing, masonry, painting, structure, heating, swimming pool.

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Villa Busot
2008-2009 – new villa Busot. Project price 240.000 Euro. Excavation, electricity, plumbing, masonry, air conditioning, painting.


Villa Bella
2010-2011 - Total budget 1.000.000 Euro.New structure, building services engineering (electricity, air conditioning and geo-thermic heating, plumbing), walling and dry walling, swimming pool, landscaping.

Get quotes for all kind of refurbishments, from changing a window, painting an apartment, new kitchens, new bathrooms, swimming pools - ALL KIND AND ALL SIZES JOBS - Tailored and cost free quotes and assessment including design, contact with designers, architects etc.

Contact me personally below to receive 2 quotes for any building work in the area of El Campello

Monday, 17 February 2014

Living & Working In Spain - Alicante To El Campello

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Whether in Alicante or El Campello, I have been living in Spain now for coming on 30 years and have seen at first hand the major changes that have taken place here over the last couple of years, with the economical cutbacks having a direct impact on basic necessity items like electricity bills and daily food requirements.

Currently for those who have already decided to take up residence here in Spain, it has been on the news recently about Spaniards being asked to leave Brussels, after being without work for 6 months, so that ruling could affect out of work UK nationals having problems with finding a job.

Back in the late 80s, I remember always having to carry my passport on me as well as actually being stopped by the police and asked to produce my official documents. I could only legally stay for 3 months in Spain and also had a visa stamp in my passport that specified my status as a tourist.

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When I decided to start working properly in Spain I become a resident and was given permission to work as an English Teacher. So back in the late 80s and I had to get my recently achieved T.O.E.F.L (teaching English as a foreign language) qualification from Hilderstone College (Broadstairs) recognised by the Spanish education board.

This involved a couple of trips to Madrid and quite a long winded and expensive process, but eventually I had my papers all official to begin living and working in Spain, so no more having to be always be looking over my shoulder.

bodyshop in alicanteI later became involved in a company that managed a number of high street businesses in Alicante including The Bodyshop. I became a member of the local shopkeepers association and eventually in about 1995/6 became President of the "AsociaciĆ³n de Comerciantes de Maisonnave" for 6 consecutive years. It was actually working in Spain that improved my understanding of the Spanish language, you might say thrown in at the deep end, but I am now fluent in both written and spoken Spanish.

I have lived in the centre of Alicante, as well as in Albuferreta, Playa San Juan, Alicante Golf and Busot, but I am currently promoting "living in El Campello" and giving advice to other people who may be considering living in this part of Spain, known as the Costa blanca.