Maritime Holy Week in Valencia, popular religious expression

Poster of Maritime Holy Week 2015Until the 5th April in Valencia, as in other parts of Spain, especially the regions of Andalucía and Castile & León, the Holy Week will be celebrated, a popular religious expression of the Passion, the Death and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This celebration, known as Maritime Holy Week, has special roots in the district Poblados Marítimos of the city of Valencia (maritime districts) composed of the neighbourhoods of Grao, Cabañal and Cañamelar. They are the ancient fishing neighbourhoods of the city, facing the sea and with their own idiosyncratic way. Continue reading…

Monday, 30 March 2015

A brief guide to enjoying Las Fallas – part 2

Offering of flowers We finished the first part of our brief guide to Las Fallas 2015 in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento with the discharge of the mascletà, but there are other unforgettable events that are worth a mention at this year’s Fallas. Continue reading…

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

A brief guide to enjoying Las Fallas

Fallas Valencia 2015Since the 1st of March the Plaza del Ayuntamiento has been the official location for the warm up to Las Fallas with the daily discharging of the mascletà. Yesterday was the official beginning of these popular events that, both for their content as for the number of visitors that they attract, lay claim to being the best festival in the world. Continue reading…

Monday, 16 March 2015

Three luxury properties, ideal for enjoying Las Fallas

Apartment with views of the Plaza del AyuntamientoFrom the 14th – 19th March, Valencia will again be the home of the new edition of the most popular, international festival of all those celebrated in Spain. Las Fallas will unfold in the streets and squares of Valencia with more than 300 huge wooden monuments being burnt on the night of the 19th March, making way for preparations to begin all over again for the next year. Whilst the festival incorporates all areas of the city, there are a few events that merit special attention for their importance within the festive calendar that brings together many falleros and visitors. Here we will break down three of them, and recommend for each an exclusive property from which you can enjoy first hand these magnificent occasions. Continue reading…

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Rimontgó, the only European speaker at MarTech 2015, organised by Leading Real Estate

Ignacio Artagoitia during his visit to the Denver company Perry&CoThe Valencian real estate company Rimontgó recently participated in the new edition of MarTech, an international conference focussing on the use of marketing and digital strategies as key factors in the commercialisation of upmarket real estate. Held from the 11th to the 13th of February, these events formed part of the integrated programme of the annual Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Conference Week, a series of activities related to real estate, organised by Leading RE (the international association of which Rimontgó is a part). On this occasion the chosen location was the Hotel Wynn in Las Vegas, which brought an audience of 2000 professionals from 20 different countries. Continue reading…

Monday, 2 March 2015

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
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