The Local spoke to Graham Hunt of Valencia Property, who said enquiries have risen over 60 percent since this time last year.
“One thing we always get asked about seems to be properties around 150k with at least two bedrooms,” he said.
“This is a logical question in the city but outside the city houses tend to start with three bedrooms and then get bigger. In the towns surrounding the city you can also get that third bedroom for your visitors or even more and you have easy access to a cosmopolitan city of almost 1 million people on your doorstep along with the more traditional delights of the local Valencia towns and villages outside your door.·”
Lets take a look at six typical properties which offer great value and come within the €150k budget.
City Apartment Living in Valencia
People looking to move to the city of Valencia itself, are often looking for apartments in areas such as the Carmen in the Old Town, or by the beach, such as in the Cabanyal.
The sweet spot for city clients is between the €150/200k mark, so rising prices have seen them moving away from the usual haunts of Ruzafa and El Carmen and focusing on the fantastic beach neighbourhoods that in recent times have undergone quite a transformation.
Set on the best stretch of Cabanyal, thats between the Port and the Market, this 6TH floor Flat actually overlooks the peace and quiet of Calle Barraca and with some TLC could be a fantastic apartment for rental returns, (Think local university students and summer tourists) or as a holiday home just 600 Metres from the Arenas Beach.
So a slightly negotiable €150k with tax and renovation that still gets you in for under €200k, worth a look.
READ MORE: The beach areas of Valencia
Well located bolthole in El Carmen
If you are more into the old town in Valencia then this nicely situated Carmen apartment may suit you. It has been rented out for the last few years and now the owner wants to sell up. It has two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen opening into the living room and a good sized living room. Second floor without lift but easy stairs.
On a quiet street in El Carmen with shops, restaurants and bars all within a couple of minutes walk, you could have your place as your city pad or your rental apartment in Valencia right in the heart of the city. Just a two minute walk to the Riverbed and all of the central Valencia attractions.
READ MORE: Valencia's Old Town district
Duplex Penthouse With Views in El Puig
We’ve seen recently that people are starting to think outside the box to get what they want as prices in Valencia City have risen and some of our recent apartment sales have been in Naquera, Betera, Rafaelbunyol and Museros, all with a combination of great bus, metro and road links to the city in under half an hour and fantastic value for money. So here's another good one in El Puig, a pretty little town north of Valencia and just 15 Minutes on the local train down to the City.
This Duplex Penthouse is located in the heart of the town and overlooks the rather fetching Monastery and Esplanade which holds the once a week Street Market for local produce, big pants and towels.
On the 1st Floor we find a Large Living Area with good sized Terrace and open views, an Independent Kitchen, 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms, then moving up to the 2nd Level a Study, Bedroom, Living Room with Terrace and Barbecue, perfect for guests or stroppy teenagers, above this is a solarium, so plenty of outside space to get your daily dose of Vitamin D.
Definitely worth a look if you want value for money and El Puig is a great place to live, just 10 Minutes from the nearest beach by Bike or Car.
Read more about the towns around Valencia and how long it takes to get into the city
Duplex Penthouse in Naquera
Just for comparison's sake we can also take a look at this second duplex penthouse but with added swimming pool. This time it is in Naquera one of our favourite hidden gems of a town in the hills of the Sierra Calderona mountain range but 15 minutes by car from the nearest beach and 25 from Valencia.
A Modern Duplex Penthouse in the centre of pretty Naquera, with large Terrace, Community Swimming pool, 2 parking spaces and Utility storage room for the bikes you’ll be using to explore the Sierra Calderona.
This 140m2 of property consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, well equipped kitchen and living room, whilst moving upstairs we find a large open plan area, perfect for an office, games room , or for your guests to have their own space.
An excellent investment with no work required and a perfect location to pop into the village for local shops, cafes and restaurants.
READ MORE: About Naquera
What If It's A House You Want?
For this price you won't find a house in the city of Valencia but most people looking for houses here are willing to go into the surrounding orange groves to look for a town or village that suits them and their budget. Let's look at a couple of examples.
Colourful Chalet in Lliria
This colourful property in Lliria is a great option for anyone looking to relocate their family to Valencia! Ready to move in, this chalet would bring a smile to anyone's face!
The villa features three bedrooms and two bathrooms (including one ensuite). In addition to the main floor living area, there is also a basement with a bar and bodega, a large private swimming pool, 2 storage rooms, a traditional paellero and outdoor kitchen with toilet.
Located in a great spot with public transport links to the city centre, schools and other essential local amenities.
Wonderful Views in La Pobla de Vallbona (Let's Cheat A Bit)
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We can cheat a bit here by adding a property a smidgeon over 150k because it's in a rather wonderful setting overlooking the Sierra Calderona mountains around five minutes out from La Pobla de Vallbona in La Maquiva. The plot of around 1000m2 encloses a modernised house of 140m2 with four bedrooms, living room modernised bathroom, totally new kitchen and covered and open terraces enjoying the wonderful view.
On the plot there is a good sized swimming pool with excellent sun deck with views to the mountains, covered storeroom and toilet, gardens, and off road parking.
Sometimes it's worth paying for a decent view and the view here is more than decent it's glorious.
Graham Hunt is a real estate agent and relocation expert based in Valencia. Originally from just outside Liverpool he came to Spain as a student and never left. Read more at his blog or follow him on Twitter.
If you want him to show you around some properties in Valencia, drop him a line.