Unique Living
March 1st, 2019 | by Serge Cowan

Why It’s Never Been a Better Time to Buy in Ibiza

Ibiza may be a small island, but it seems to have something for everyone. You can visit historical sites, relax on the beach, watch breath-taking sunsets, or party until the small hours. It’s one of the reasons people keep coming back to Ibiza, and why it’s one of Unique Living’s strongest markets.

I’ve been assisting clients through the process of finding and purchasing luxury international property in Ibiza for 17 years now. As a company, we know the island inside and out, we understand exactly why it attracts a lot of buyers from both a lifestyle and a financial perspective. And despite everything you may have heard in the media about Europe, it’s never been a better time to buy in Ibiza. Here’s why.

It really is an amazing place. I’m not just saying that

Ibiza is such a vibrant fusion of everything that luxury living offers.

I’ve found that Ibiza attracts a diverse range of buyers, all looking for something different. If you’re looking for a second home to enjoy some quiet time with the family, Ibiza is fantastic for that. If romantic walks along the beach are your thing, then Ibiza has that to offer as well.

And if you’re looking for a luxurious villa to come back to after the nightclubs, well, we all know that Ibiza has some of the best clubs in the world. Even if you don’t want to venture far from the home Unique Living secures for you, you can still arrange for a house party or pool party at your villa with a little bit of help from me.

For me, I just love being on the West of the Island spending relaxing evenings writing while the sun goes down. The feeling is very difficult to describe. Maybe the right choice of music could do it justice. Usually, that ambient moment is being choreographed by the DJ in the many bars cafes and restaurants, all carefully positioned to appreciate the sumptuous views. I always have Shazam at the ready to capture a song, a moment and take a picture in my mind.

There are great deals to be had (if you know what you’re doing)

One of the reasons why I think there has never been a better time to buy in Ibiza is that there are still deals to be had on many properties. Despite the uncertainties in the global economy generally, we have had great success negotiating for a better deal on many properties throughout Ibiza, especially ones that have been on the market for a year or more. Beware of the estate agent rhetoric, get the real facts from us.

Over the last couple of years, some buyers have been put off buying in Ibiza because rental licenses were not being issued; the good news is, the moratorium has been lifted and property owners can now again apply for a rental license. While you have to meet the strict criteria in order to rent your home, we can help you make this a condition of purchase so you can buy your property with confidence with your core objectives in mind.

Your villa does not need a rental license if you have no plans to rent it out. This is a common misconception with clients. In fact, the market in Ibiza is more buoyant for people who aren’t planning to rent out their villas – because properties without a rental license tend to be more competitively priced, you’re more likely to secure a good deal. Even if you’re not officially renting out the property.

You’ve got an expert to guide you through the complexities

Buyers need expert advice to help them decide where to buy, but there’s much more. They need to know the real history of the property, get an in-depth picture of any flaws, get a full understanding of local regulations and licensing laws, and understand the right way to negotiate with the local agent. Because of our unique knowledge of the area, and the fact that we represent the buyer not the seller, we are able to guide our clients in a way that nobody else can.

One of the challenges facing buyers of international property is finding a trusted local agent. It is not uncommon for one property to be for sale at different prices with different agents. In this respect, this is where Unique Living has the advantage. We have invested a lot of time and effort to develop relationships with trusted local estate agents, and that means we can be certain of getting the best deal for you.

If you’re interested in a quick chat about buying property in Ibiza, you can book a 30-minute call with me. Start by clicking here! You can also get in touch with me on LinkedIn.

Serge Cowan

Serge Cowan

Managing Director and Founder

Serge has an extensive marketing background, after a broadcasting career, Serge moved into marketing where he worked for BSkyB & a number of leading Public Relations agencies.
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