Real State agency Maso , we are a company that we dedicate to rent houses in Costa Brava. There are many people who are betting on this area as a holiday destination for water sports such as diving. Most of the best places in Catalonia to practice diving are in the province of Girona, on the Costa Brava. Continue reading ..
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BAY OF TOSSA DE MAR
Tossa de Mar is a fishing village that belongs to the province of Gerona]. Located on the Costa Brava, it is a very important tourist destination in the area, especially in the summer months. Its unmistakable beauty has conquered several cinematographic directors; Tossa de Mar has been the scene of two films: “Pandora and the Dutch errant” in 1950 and “Préstemela esta noche” in 1978 with Manolo Escobar. Continue reading ..
LLORET DE MAR, ONE OF THE MOST SPECIAL MUNICIPALITIES OF COSTA BRAVA
Lloret de Mar is a municipality located in Gerona, specifically in the region of La Selva. A destination that has one of the best combinations of sun and beach tourism, leisure and culture of the entire Costa Brava. On the one hand, stunning beaches with calm and calm waters. On the other hand, a fantastic leisure offer: Nightclubs, pubs … And finally, an extraordinary historical-artistic heritage.
Maso We are a Costa Brava real estate agency that offers a wide range of properties, both national and foreign looking for a home, whether as a first or second home, on the Costa Brava. Today we want to talk about Platja D’Aro, one of the most special villages of the Costa Brava.
Platja D’Aro is a town located in Girona, specifically in the region of Bajo Ampurdán; Forms part of the municipality Castillo de Aro along with Castell D’Aro and S’Agaró. Situated on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, in the beginning it was a small fishing village; Nowadays it is one of the tourist destinations par excellence in the Costa Brava. So much so that in summer its inhabitants exceed 100,000, while in winter only about 20,000 reside.
The most important beach of the municipality is Platja Gran De Platja D’Aro, located in the town center; With 2.5 kilometers of length and a width of 80 meters, its sand is fine and gold and the water turquoise blue. Currently, it is awarded with the Blue Flag for the excellent quality of its waters and its infrastructures; Is completely adapted for disabled people and wheelchair users.
Just next to it is Cala Rovira, adjacent to the previous one; In this way, offers practically the same natural conditions as Platja Gran De Platja D’Aro but with a much calmer and calmer atmosphere. If you prefer a more hidden place, we recommend the Cala del Pi, a corner located in the middle of nature with only 65 meters in length.
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After seeing how the prices of the main Spanish capitals like Madrid and Barcelona are gradually recovering to pre-crisis levels, now it is the homes that are located on the Spanish coast.
In general, and taking into account the report of the housing on the Coast of 2017 carried out by TINSA, two-thirds of the areas of the holiday market evolve favorably. In other words, they are areas where prices have already hit bottom or a clear increase in prices.
- Areas in recovery: Canary Islands, Guipúzcoa, Costa Gaditana, Pontevedra, Asturias
- Areas with prices close to the ground: Provinces of Girona, Tarragona, Castellón, southern area of Barcelona and Valencia.
- Areas where price adjustment continues: Atlantic and Cantabrian coast, Coast of Granada and the coast of almeria.
It can be seen then that in the area of the Costa Brava in general has touched ground and is close to the recovery phase, although there are very different situations throughout the Costa Brava. There are municipalities where the level of sales has increased and others are still in the adjustment phase. For example, the Castell-Platja d ‘aro area (where S’Agaró is included) is the fourth population with the highest price increase in all coastal areas in Spain compared to the first quarter of 2016.
The stock level of new product of holiday product is very low. There is very little new work on offer and the second most sold is second hands. There is a noticeable reduction in the terms of sale, which has an impact on price increases.
The rental market is less relevant than buying, focused on low-surface and medium-quality apartments. The more exclusive the market, the less importance the rent has. This is the case of Cadaqués, Begur, Llafranc or S’Agaró.
There is no new construction activity on the Costa Brava except for very specific areas such as Begur, Aro beach and Palamós. The project of Aro beach, is in first line of sea with multi-family homes and surfaces smaller than 100 m2. In Palamós is planned another promotion of multi-family dwellings of small surface.
The story to the demand, predominates the preferential foreign client of the European Union and countries of the East. The national buyer comes mainly from the environment of Barcelona.
In reference to luxury homes on the Costa Brava, it is a type of asset that resists the cycles quite a lot. In the same way that this type of assets did not have an excessive decrease in initial times of the crisis, neither will it have significant increases in prices and, when it does, it will do later than the rest of type of assets.
With summer just around the corner, many families are preparing their vacations for the
summer season. When you have children, families try to make sure that the destination has
activities and services for them. Well, in Spain there is what is known as the Family Tourism
seal, an initiative of the Federation of Numerous Families to distinguish those tourist
destinations suitable for the family audience.
During April 2017, housing sales decreased by 8.6% compared to the same period in 2016. In absolute terms, a total of 32,227 operations were recorded in the property records. This means the end of 14 months on the rise, according to the report published by the National Institute of Statistics (INE). In annual terms, the sale of new housing decreased by 21.5%; This is the biggest drop recorded since January 2016, when the sale of new housing fell by 5.3%. According to the data of transfers of property rights published by the INE, 17.4% of the homes transmitted by purchase and sale in April were new, and 82.6%, used. During the first quarter of 2017, the sale of housing grew by 8.8%, which is very good news for the real estate sector; The sale of second-hand homes increased 12%, while the sale of new homes fell by 3.8%. If you are interested in us as Costa Brava real estate, we will attent you with pleasure. Continue reading ..
Masó Inmobiliaria Website Recognized for Excellence
(S’AGARÓ, SPAIN) – (February 10th 2017) – Masó Inmobiliaria has been awarded the Website Quality Certification (WQC) from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global community of more than 550 high quality independent real estate firms in over 60 countries. The certification was presented in recognition of excellence in website design, content and functionality.
Masó Inmobiliaria’s website, www.masoinmobiliaria.com, received high marks in a variety of critical areas relating to website performance, including usability, design, content, interactivity, customer service and mobile responsiveness. The evaluation was conducted by Virtual Results, LLC, a real estate internet and social marketing firm selected by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® to review the websites of participating members.
The specific measurements for the WQC are updated each year to reflect the most current online marketing strategies, as well as evolving consumer preferences. Companies must be re-certified every two years to maintain the certification.
“The 140 companies that earned the WQC this year have created websites that engage consumers with thoughtful design, rich local content and up-to-date information on homes in the local market and around the world. We are pleased to recognize them for giving consumers a superior online experience and supporting that with exceptional customer support,” said Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President/CEO Pam O’Connor.
“We are very pleased with this recognition of LRE since it means that we are achieving the objectives that we had set ourselves. This recognition gives us an extra motivation to continue advancing in an area we consider strategic” said Martí Masó, (CEO and Owner) of Masó Inmobiliaria.
As a member of LeadingRE, Masó Inmobiliaria provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in any market.
Masó Inmobiliaria is a family real estate company founded in 1932 that specializes in the area of the Costa Brava and more specifically in S’Agaró Vell.
This area is a luxury housing development in the heart of the Costa Brava, located between the coastal towns of Platja d’Aro and Sant Feliu de Guíxols. It is a private development with its own all year round security service, a 5-star luxury hotel called “Hostal de la Gavina”, a Chapel and a semi-private beach, Sa Conca, which can only be accessed on foot or by owners of one of the luxury houses in this development.
We are proud to say we contributed to the development and construction of this luxury site since its inception, so we know every single property of the development and their owners.
For all these reasons, we are the longest-established real estate business in the area with a longstanding reputation for quality, confidentiality, integrity and service-orientation.
Our services are focused on:
- Construction and refurbishment services.
- Real estate advice.
- Property rental management.
- Maintenance and after sales services.
Our brand recognition enables helps us to extend our reach and influence services beyond the limits of the S’Agaró Vell development thus providing our services around the Costa Brava
We consider it a privilege and an honour that our clients choose us to advise them in the purchase, sale or management of their unique properties.
Do you intend to buy a property on the Costa Brava in 2017? If so, whether you intend to buy a 4-bedroom villa with a swimming pool in S’Agaro for €850,000, or a luxurious new home with views of the sea in Playa de Aro for €1,900,000, you’ll want the best exchange rate.
After all, if the pound strengthens versus the euro this year, you’ll receive more euros in your Spanish bank account, when you transfer money to buy a Costa Brava property!
With this in mind, what’s in store for sterling against the common currency, and how might this benefit you, especially given Brexit? Well, let’s take a look.
- Sterling could strengthen, because the UK economy looks immune to Brexit.
The good news if you plan to buy a Costa Brava property this year is that the pound may strengthen against the euro, even though the UK is leaving the EU. This is because the UK’s economy appears resistant to Brexit.
For example, last week we learnt that UK unemployment held at 4.8% in November, the lowest since 2005. This tells us that the UK is creating lots of jobs, in spite of Brexit, boosting both the UK’s economic outlook and sterling.
So, if the UK’s economic strength continues in 2017, then the pound may rise further against the euro, cutting your costs to buy Costa Brava property!
- The pound may climb, because Theresa May has moderated her tone over Brexit.
What’s more, the exchange rate could also pick up in 2017, making buying a Costa Brava property more affordable, because UK prime minister Theresa May has softened her language over Brexit.
To be specific, in a major speech last week Mrs. May repeatedly referred to the UK’s “European friends and allies.” This suggests that the UK will retain close ties to Europe even after the UK leaves the EU, which would boost the UK’s economic prospects.
In this case, the UK could continue to prosper even after Brexit, bolstering sterling, and making it less costly to buy a property on the Costa Brava!
- The euro could weaken, because the Eurozone faces several tricky elections.
In addition, the pound to euro exchange rate could also strengthen this year, giving you more euros to buy a Costa Brava property, because the Eurozone faces several troublesome votes in 2017.
In particular, National Front leader Marine La Pen stands a respectable chance of winning France’s presidential election in April. If Ms. La Pen wins, she’s promised to take France out of the euro, and call a referendum about leaving the EU.
Given this uncertainty, sterling could climb against the euro as a more stable alternative, benefiting you when you transfer money to buy property on the Costa Brava!
With all this in mind, 2017 is shaping up to be a fantastic time to buy a Costa Brava property, as you could receive more euros in your Spanish bank account, if the exchange rate rises!
“By Peter Lavelle at foreign exchange broker Pure FX http://www.purefx.co.uk”
The sale of a luxury property, differs slightly from selling any other more modest home or property. Below are four tips to help you sell.
1) If there needs to be changes or refurbishments, it’s better to leave it as it is.
Any potential buyer who has the budget to invest in a property of this style, will most likely end up doing some renovations (even a minimal amount), to make the house to his liking. Therefore, it is not worth the seller investing the money to leave the house in perfect condition.
2) Engage a real estate agent who has experience selling houses of this style.
You have to know how to choose the appropriate broker, who will know how to get the potential out of the property. Therefore, the chosen agent, in addition to being a real estate adviser, must also be an interior designer, builder, architect, tax adviser and even legal adviser.
Like all intermediary work that is well done, there will be a commission charge. As the transaction amount is high, the commission in principle will also be high. This is a very big incentive for all real estate agents in the area to say that they are qualified to sell luxury homes. It is not enough just to appear to be luxury property agents, as it is much more difficult to do in practice. For this reason, it’s vital to spend some time looking for the agent most in tune with you and your interests in order for the sale to materialise.
3) Be discreet where to publish the property
I think it is standard practice. When we intend to buy something of high value, the first thing we all do is look for information on the internet. When you intend to buy or rent a house, we do the same and we do it to gauge prices.
Therefore, it is normal for a luxury property to be advertised on the internet. However, this promotion must be appropriate, in the same way that is done in offline advertising. Is it true that we will never find a high-end car advertised in supermarket brochures? The same goes for any promotion of any luxury home.
The real estate agent you select will know which channels to choose to reach the right target audience, and will have personal and professional relationships at the same level as the buyer and the seller. Not all agents have such relationships and not everyone knows how to access them. Often these relationships have been built over many years of experience. In most cases, first contact is often made through another intermediary. This trusted person has been delegated the responsibility by the buyer in seeking the property in question and can either be another agent, their manager or their lawyer. The buyer does this simply because he trusts him, and the intermediary will know what the buyer is looking for, understands his needs and have enough time to perform the search. Having access to these contacts is important, to ensure good sales management, and the know-how to contact the right real estate agent. In addition, they are special properties, both unique and highly identifiable. If a selective promotion is not done, too many people will know about it and there may be serious problems regarding privacy and intrusiveness. 4) Not only must you hire an agent specializing in this type of property, they must also be a specialist in the area. Sometimes, market trends for luxury properties are very different to market trends of more modest properties. It is important to find the agent, who really understands the current market conditions for these types of properties, and can advise you accordingly on the best actions to take.