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White flags waving
Posted on Jun 02 2011 by Barbara in General
Everyone is noticing it. As 2011 progresses more and more properties that have been on the market, sometimes for years, are having their asking prices slashed by sellers waving white flags and surrendering, as I always said they would have to, to the reality of market conditions. Added to the fact that... Read More »
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The buyer’s detective
Posted on Mar 18 2011 by Barbara in General
I think one of the most useful parts of buying agent’s service is not wasting our client’s time, even more so when the property is in one country and the buyer in another. I’m currently working for clients from Cape Town who want a place in the countryside not too far from the coast and since... Read More »
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Relative Prices
Posted on Jan 27 2011 by Barbara in General
In my recent Market Report 2011 for Andalucía I raised the issue of relative prices, looking at how too many properties are priced for somewhere they are not and I believe this issue needs sorting before the market can move forward in what I call secondary locations. The price would be... Read More »
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If you want to sell, price it right
Posted on Oct 17 2010 by Barbara in General
One of the things I really love about being a buyer’s agent, compared with the role of an estate agent, is not having to endure endless telephone calls with sellers who insist on maintaining a sky-high asking price when all the evidence is that prices in Andalucía have fallen at least 30% since the peak of the market and in many areas the fall will have to be... Read More »
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Looks like an investment to me
Posted on Sep 23 2010 by Barbara in General
I have always thought that the words ‘investor’ and ‘investment’ were two of the most overused and misused words during the hyped-up property fest that was Spain’s property market from 2000 and I tried hard to keep them out of my vocabulary. In the worst of cases, these ‘investors’ were still piling into overpriced tat […] Read More »
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The trials of working in August
Posted on Aug 24 2010 by Barbara in General
I’ve had it with trying to work in August in Spain. I promised myself this year that I would stay away and I did fly out of Málaga on July 30th. Read More »
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Will the Obama visit help Marbella’s image?
Posted on Aug 05 2010 by Barbara in General
A couple of years ago I worked for clients who for health reasons needed to buy a property in a ‘warm winter’ destination. Read More »
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Confusing Valuations
Posted on Jul 22 2010 by Barbara in General
In the past I’ve had some very harsh things to say about property market statistics in Spain Read More »