Richard said: "Let's all get some residential property in Tenerife, in this paradise island!
Ha! He had this funny way of talking. We knew that commercial real estate didn't apply.
"Come on", he concluded, 'we shall have great winter holidays on the island'. After all, the island's winter climate is unbeatable. .
'You've seen how ugly and gray the river is during a dreadfully long winter, when you look out of my Duesseldorf windows.
Sometimes, no sun for 3 months!'...
added Sonia his wife.
My husband, J.Peter, and I had no problem with ice, frost bites, and sad moods. However, we were looking forward to eternal spring.
Where we lived in Africa, sauna type humidity and heat almost killed us from December to February.
Click 'About me' on your left in the navigation bar to find out what happened later.
They wanted to live in Tenerife on retirement , while we didn't intend to retire totally.
What you see in the picture beside is only a small coastal part of the area of Puerto de la Cruz stretching along La Orotava Bay with all sorts of romantic beaches.
In case that you were interested in tracing residential property in Tenerife with your own or, your rented car here is some great help:
To assist you in finding routes and addresses in the biggest of all Canary Islands please, go to viamichelin.co.uk. or get a Gamin navigator for your car. It can be real hard to find your way around in Tenerife. Not even road names are indicated well, at times. You may lose precious time finding them except for some which you will find in maps of Tenerife.
Did we stick to all the points of the plan to find residential property in Tenerife?
We did, except for the real estate solicitor. 'Not necessary'..., my husband said... We didn't need one, in fact. We had a very good real estate agent who took care of everything for us and we never worried about property fraud in Tenerife and Spain.
By the way, even, in those days, interesting, cheap flights to Tenerife from Europe were available.
town of our booking, of our Tenerife holiday of Spain, displayed property for sale, virtually, on every street corner.
Many agentes de Inmobiliarias which means real estate agents or, agencies in English offered land, villas called chalets by the locals, apartments and studios. Tenerife real estate agents in Puerto de la Cruz still had their doors open, just before 9 at night, when we strolled through the streets.
But, mind that they are still taking siestas...Usually between 1pm and 5pm...That meant lovely vacation time for us, while we encountered enough of Tenerife's entertainment at night.
We got our first appointments to see Tenerife residential property, the morning after.
The first potential holiday home Tenerife belonged to a British banker. Our friends set their eyes on that home. But..., no deal to get the luxury villa after a few days of cautious haggling... Call it a budget problem or shortage of cash. Our friends were not interested in Tenerife mortgages to finance property.
We were shown several tiny studios known in the US as condominiums near our real estate agent's offices in Calle La Hoya. The latter is a beautiful pedestrian street with many bars, cafes and shops. However, we had slightly bigger residential real estate in mind than what was available there.We were wondering why there were not many luxury apartments around and, didn't know why North Tenerife penthouses were in short supply, contrary to 'azoteas'.
Then, my husband fell in love with a potato finca which was a small farm and which was not on our agenda.
How did this happen?
Curiosity set the ball rolling.
So off we went to have a look at a Tenerife potato finca .
Oh, and we also admired vineyards from outside.
A vineyard might have made a lovely residential property in Tenerife for our friends but, none were for sale.
We really got around during our interesting Tenerife holiday.
We were not after land nor into off-plan property. Residential property scaled down our search.
Only one more week to go, to find our holiday homes and to buy!
A charming old house of La Orotava hidden treasures at 20 minutes from Puerto de la Cruz. It all came very unexpected for our friends. Discover our adventurous Orotava townhouse inspection.
So much to our tracing of interesting residential property in Tenerife which we found utterly exciting, last not least.
Needless to say is that we acquired our first Spanish phrases during our property hunt. Mind being with bilingual friends also helps best to learn Spanish.
There, also encounter an important glossary with up to 15 helpful property links of topics on buying, selling, renting, investing, problems, statistics and much more.
Mr.and Mrs.Plambeck help with protection of residential
property in Tenerife ownership. A qualified person in their team can
advise on unusual tax matters as well. Your property will be in best
hands while not on the island.
If need be, in extreme cases, they will advise you to consult a lawyer.
Tel. + 34 922385153 Fax + 34 922385190<br>
Edificio Colon (suburb La Paz)(opposite the SUMA Spar supermarket)
38400 Puerto de la Cruz.
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