Spanish Golden Visa Scheme Remains Strong

shutterstock_122575201Still one of the most flexible residency programmes in Europe, the Spanish golden visa scheme remains a firm favourite with many or our international investors looking for EU residency.

For most of our clients, one of their main objectives is to obtain a simple solution which will enable them to travel freely throughout the EU and Schengen zones, and the Spanish programme allows just that.  Alongside the freedom of travel, the scheme also has a number of other benefits including full family residency, the ability to work and study in Spain as well as the option to apply for citizenship after 10 years (providing you reside full time in Spain).

Spain is an incredibly popular country in general and for many, the sheer fact that the Golden Visa scheme requires a real estate investment is an attraction in itself with many of our international investors opting for either luxurious holiday homes which they can make use of themselves, or good rental opportunities in the popular city centres. Rental yields have increased significantly in the last few years and in a prime location such as Barcelona you can expect you see a ROI of around 4.8% per annum.

For further advice and a free consultation, please do not hesitate to contact our team.


La Vida Reaches Sales in Over 40 Countries Worldwide

2016 proved to be another successful year for La Vida, generating sales from over 40 different countries worldwide. Our team of consultants at our UK head office processed over 10,000 enquiries for the golden visa programmes, providing our clients with a wealth of initial free advice about the residency and citizenship options available.

La Vida’s network of partners also grew in 2016 and we now work with over 30 key partners throughout Europe, USA and the Caribbean. This includes real estate developers and legal firms that help support our clients with their investments and visa applications.

Our web presence remains stronger than ever through our domain and is continuing to grow as La Vida invests heavily in advertising and marketing. In 2016 our adverts were seen over 40 million times and our content and programme advice was viewed by over half a million readers.

Our core values remain the same as business continues to grow and La Vida offers free comprehensive and balanced advice to clients on a selection of residency and citizenship programmes via real estate investment. We have built our real estate agency presence in Europe over the last 12 years and our property selection now stretches across five countries.

Brilliant Barcelona!


2 bed, 2 bath Apartment in Barcelona

Barcelona has proven to be one of the most popular destinations this year amongst our investors buying real estate for the Golden Visa in Spain. The vibrant city has a lot to offer and the property market has shown solid signs of growth with both property prices and rental margins increasing.
For those looking for centrally located properties in this fabulous cosmopolitan city, we have a number of different options available.

Please follow this link to view some of our most popular Barcelona real estate options.


3 bedroom luxury villas at Las Colinas Golf Resort

Other locations such as the Costa Blanca have been in high demand too. Investors looking to obtain larger resort style properties will get much for their money in this Region. La Vida have a number of luxury villas to offer on stylish Golf Resort and close by to the coast. To view a selection of properties in the Costa Blanca please follow the link.

Spanish Property Boost For Golden Visa Investors

The property market in Spain, boosted by the golden visa programme, has shown considerable growth in the 12 month period to June.

Figures released by the National Statistics Institute for June 2016 show a 20% year on year increase in sales and the fifth consecutive month of increases.

Spain is now ninth in the league table of countries for international investors in real estate. However the added benefit of the residency visa makes it the most attractive option for many international investors.

The news of rising sales volumes follows recent data released by developer Taylor Wimpey which revealed average starting prices rising over 20% from  €284,000 in 2015 to €342,000 this year.

Citizenship Investment in Spain

Investing for a golden visa will bring residency benefits allowing you and your family to live in Spain. But citizenship is a goal for many people bringing further advantages especially within Europe. It’s important to pick the right country programme in Europe if citizenship and a second passport is important to you. See this website for further details.

Prices to rise in Spain

Property prices are set to rise by 12% in 2016 according to Barcelona University professor and real estate expert Gonzalo Bernardos. Writing in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Bernardos claims a combination of improved economy, bank lending and all time low prices could result in real estate price increase of as much as 50% by the end of the decade. Read more on our golden visas website.

La Vida Golden Visas exhibit in UAE and China

Our Golden Visa stand in Abu Dhabi

La Vida Golden Visas at the International Real Estate Exhibition in Abu Dhabi

La Vida Golden Visas were exhibiting last week in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and in mid December we will be exhibiting at the Luxury Property Showcase in Shanghai, China.

Demand from clients currently for golden visas in Spain and elsewhere in Europe is high. La Vida also sells property for the golden visa in Portugal, Cyprus and Greece. In addition we undertake applications for the residency bond programmes in Hungary and Bulgaria.

It is important for any client looking at a golden visa in Europe to talk to us first to ensure that the rules and benefits of the programme are suitable for their needs and that the most appropriate and cost effective solution is in place for the client.

Unfortunately it is difficult to obtain balanced advice from estate agents or lawyers in any one particular country as they are interested in just that location. At La Vida we deal with all the programmes and can give balanced advice across the various investor visa programmes for residency and citizenship. Contact us today.

South African Airlines Real Estate Feature

La Vida features in June edition of South African Airlines magazine.

La Vida features in June edition of South African Airlines magazine.

This month La Vida Spain features in the South African airlines in flight magazine, Suwabana. The article is about real estate investment of South Africans overseas for lifestyle and we talk about the golden visa in Spain which comes with any property investment above €500,000. We have had considerable interest from South Africa for both Spain and Portugal. You can download the magazine through the App store.

Survey Results Reveal Investors Ready for Golden Visa

Over 90% of visitors to our website that take our survey are likely to invest in property in Spain in order to gain the golden visa. Our survey to date reveals 37.8% of visitors wish to buy property within 6 months. A further 30.2% within 12 months and 22.6% leaving it more than one year. Over 30,000 people have now visited this blog. To take part in the survey just click “take our survey” in the right hand column of this page. Follow this link for our free residency visa guide. Investors should carefully consider the benefits of both the Spain and Portugal golden visa schemes. Something our professional staff are able to advise on. Please contact us for help and advice from our experts.