Design and gastronomy, the perfect bite

Poster of Diseño al plato“Diseño al plato” (Design on a plate) is a show that brings together prominent works by various graphic designers and industrialists belonging to the ADCV collective (Association of Designers in the Valencian Community) in the Cultural Centre of La Nau of the University of Valencia as part of Valencia Disseny Week. The event takes places alongside various parallel activities for the celebration of the second edition of Nos Vemos en Valencia at Feria Valencia . These works focus on the world of gastronomy and will be available to see until the 1st March. Continue reading…

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

José Ribes, CEO of Rimontgó: ‘We have a big responsibility to help our clients make the right decision’

José Ribes Bas – CEO of RimontgóRecently, Luxury Real Estate, the international association of real estate agencies in the luxury property industry, published an interview with José Ribes, CEO of Rimontgó, within their “Broker Q&A” section. Through this interview, we delved into the professional and personal life of José Ribes. Continue reading…

Monday, 23 February 2015

The harmonious convergence of the markets


The combination of various macroeconomic indicators and special circumstances in certain economic sectors will attract foreign investment in Spain in 2015, reflected in many sectors such as real estate.

The recent measures adopted by the European Central Bank, along with a lower exchange rate of the Euro against other currencies, the drop of the Euribor, the decrease of the risk premium and the fall in the price of Spanish bonds create an ideal environment for foreign investment which, united with the current cost of property in Spain, will affect favourably the Spanish property market as much for purchases for individual use as for investment properties. Continue reading…

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Design in the heart of Valencia

Feria Hábitat- PointFrom the 9th to the 13th of February, Valencia will celebrate the second edition of “Nos Vemos en Valencia” (See You in Valencia), the union of the competitions of Feria Hábitat, Cevisama and Fimma-Maderalia. This is the second time that these three trade fairs have been celebrated in a conjoined way, after last year´s trial was considered a success, particularly judging by the number of participants, nearly 120,000 visitors, of which 18,000 came from abroad. Continue reading…

Thursday, 5 February 2015

The Rimontgó website receives two new international awards

Website Quality Certification StampLeading Real Estate Companies of the World, the organization responsible for classifying an exclusive selection of international real estate companies specialized in luxury properties, has once again awarded Rimontgó the WQC (Website Quality Certification). Each year, a panel of experts from Leading Real Estate evaluates the websites of the real estate companies affiliated with the organization, against various criteria such as usability, interactivity, web design, SEO and privacy, amongst others. In this way, the WQC is prized by companies as it guarantees to the user that the website they are visiting in search of a high end property is of the highest quality. Continue reading…

Friday, 30 January 2015

The use of “emotional intelligence” in real estate negotiations

Studies on EI and the real estate sectorHouse hunting occurs during periods of change. Usually, people move house when a situation arises that completely changes their lives: a couple decides to move in together, they have children, they get a new job in another city or they find the perfect location to settle down after retirement. These moments carry a great deal of emotional significance, and it’s times like these when an estate agent has the very important task of ensuring that this period of change is as smooth and as simple as possible. The appropriate use of “emotional intelligence” is one of the best ways of facilitating this process, however, what we are referring to exactly when we say “emotional intelligence” (EI)? Continue reading…

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Valencia is once again the capital of photojournalism

Photograph by John Stanmeyer Starting Saturday 17th January, Valencia will host a new edition of World Press Photo, considered to be one of the most prestigious festivals dedicated to photojournalism in the world. With more than 7000 visitors attending the previous edition, the Palacio de Valeriola, where the Chirivella Soriano Foundation is based (the organization responsible for the exhibition together with the photography association Doctor Nopo), will once again be the chosen site for the exhibition. The edition will showcase more than 130 images selected by a jury of professionals in graphic journalism from the 57th World Press Photo Contest, ranging from complete photographic reports to unique snapshots. Continue reading…

Friday, 16 January 2015

The Valencian Community retains its appeal for foreign buyers

Invest in properties in the Valencian CommunityThe Valencian Community is the leader in foreign real estate investment in Spain, according to statistics gathered by The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (Ministerio de Fomento). Foreign residents invested 1.506 billion Euro in the Valencian Community (1.284 billion in the Alicante Province) during the first six months of last year. On a national level, foreign nationals invested 6.607 billion Euro, which suggests an increase of more than 28% compared to the same period in 2013. Continue reading…

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Four great plans to enjoy Valencia in the coming months

Mestalla StadiumThere are various reasons to visit the city of Valencia and during 2015, this Mediterranean city will be hosting several different events that will increase its unique appeal. Let’s have a look at some of the activities which will without a doubt receive a great deal of attention from residents as well as from thousands of visitors who, upon arriving in Valencia, will discover a thriving metropolis unlike many others. Continue reading…

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Three dream properties in which to invest the winnings of ‘el Gordo’ Christmas lottery

Luxury duplex with elegant living roomWho has not dreamed of winning the lottery at least once? During recent weeks the sale of tenth-share tickets and “participations” has sky rocketed thanks to one of most popular draws, The Extraordinary Christmas Lottery, popularly known in Spain as “el Gordo”.

With possible winnings of 4 million Euro for each ticket and 400,000 Euro for each tenth-share ticket (which after tax is 320,500 Euro net), “el Gordo” is one of the most generous lottery prizes in Europe. Continue reading…

Friday, 19 December 2014

Valencia, an established alternative for real estate acquisition

Bright room with views of the cityIn recent years the attraction of the city of Valencia has grown exponentially and the metropolis is now an established alternative to Madrid and Barcelona when it comes to the high end residential real estate market. Valencia appeals not only to new residents but also to businesses and institutions who see this city as the ideal location to settle down and carry out their operations. It is worth noting the presence, in the installations of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, of the European seat of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, which is well situated in central Valencia and actively contributes towards the cultural enrichment of the city through its performances including the recent concerts celebrated in the City of Arts and Sciences. Continue reading…

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The best plans to enjoy Christmas in Valencia

Christmas in Colón MarketValencia is ready for the Christmas festivities. In the coming weeks, residents as well as visitors from all over the world will arrive in the city to stroll along the streets and through the squares as part of their festive itineraries. Amongst them, the calle de la Paz, is without a doubt one of the most popular in Valencia, but so is la Plaza de la Reina, la Plaza de la Virgen and that of the Ayuntamiento, where recently an ice-skating rink has been installed attracting children and adults alike! Continue reading…

Thursday, 11 December 2014
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