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Looking to buy a property in Vera Playa

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:18am
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steve1978

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Location: Vera Playa

Joined: 19 Feb 2017

Hi all :)

My partner, my little girl and I are looking to buy a property in the Vera Playa area as it seems really nice. We have just been on a property tour of the area but as it's only February it's very quiet. Does the town get busy in the summer? Is Vera an up and coming area  (are lots of people buying here?) and are there many families in the resort? 

Any reasons not to buy here? 

Many thanks in advance for any help with these questions, just trying to make sure we make the right decision. 

All the best

Steve and family. 

BobL

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:33pm

BobL

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Location: Mojacar

Joined: 18 Aug 2016

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:33pm

Really, really busy in summer & during National Holidays. Noisy at these times. Lots of rental properties. Probably not as busy as Mojacar & Garrucha most of time. Lots of clubs & activities in the free monthly Almeria Focus magazine & directory.

Just a thought but why not rent there before making a definitive choice.

The Playa suffered badly in the Inundation of 2012 with loss of life. Downloads available on Youtube I think. Anecdotally we understand certain areas now can't obtain property insurance, but there are so many stories out here. Still, just a thought.

We live in Mojacar & 13 years in this area.

Every Best Wish,

Bob and Sandra

steve1978

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:36pm

steve1978

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Posts: 3

Location: Vera Playa

Joined: 19 Feb 2017

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:36pm

Hi Bob and Sandra,

Many thanks for the response.  

We had been told about the recent flooding at bougainvillea (think that's how you spell it) but not heard about the 2012 disaster - just looked on YouTube and looked horrific!!

I'll look into the insurance side a bit more, great advice. The area where the flooding was is a little way from the properties we looked at but would cause chaos trying get to get out if town none the less. 

We have had a few long weekends and done lots of travelling from Vera down to Duquesa and the many resorts in between, as you say I think the next thing would be to rent in a place we are thinking of buying to get a proper feel for the property. 

All the best 

Steve

walterio27

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:41pm

Posts: 13

Location: Vera

Joined: 6 Nov 2016

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:41pm

steve1978 wrote on Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:18am:

Hi all :)

My partner, my little girl and I are looking to buy a property in the Vera Playa area as it seems really nice. We have just been on a property tour of the area but as it's only February it's very quiet. Does the town get busy in the summer? Is Vera an up and coming area  (are lots of people ...

...buying here?) and are there many families in the resort? 

Any reasons not to buy here? 

Many thanks in advance for any help with these questions, just trying to make sure we make the right decision. 

All the best

Steve and family. 

Hi Steve, Almeria is the cheapest Area in whole Spain. If your Budget is limited, then try something to buy, it won't get cheaper ! Vera is ok, look for something good situated and near the sea. 2 bedrooms is also good. If you once like to rent (let) it.

Regards Walters

Jean

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 2:31pm

Posts: 5

1 helpful points

Location: Vera Playa

Joined: 23 Apr 2017

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 2:31pm

steve1978 wrote on Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:18am:

Hi all :)

My partner, my little girl and I are looking to buy a property in the Vera Playa area as it seems really nice. We have just been on a property tour of the area but as it's only February it's very quiet. Does the town get busy in the summer? Is Vera an up and coming area  (are lots of people ...

...buying here?) and are there many families in the resort? 

Any reasons not to buy here? 

Many thanks in advance for any help with these questions, just trying to make sure we make the right decision. 

All the best

Steve and family. 

Hi Steve,

We very recently bought an apartment in Vear Playa (after having fallen in love with that place last year :-) )

We for sure do not regret it.

We gladly share our experience with you. If you're interested do not hesiotate to message me privately.

Cheers,

Anna

Jan

Ruby17

Posted: Sun Jun 4, 2017 1:40pm

Posts: 2

Location: Vera Playa

Joined: 1 Jun 2017

Posted: Sun Jun 4, 2017 1:40pm

Hello Anna,

Reading your reply to Steve I just got back from viewing apartments in mojacar and Vera Playa and totally fell in love with one in Vera Playa, my only worry is is there much to do in Vera playa as the apart we saw was  in one of the gated complex and not too far from the water parks. Could you please give me some guidance we are due to come back in October because we didn't want to rush into anything.

Thanks

Ruby

Jean

Posted: Sun Jun 4, 2017 8:23pm

Posts: 5

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Location: Vera Playa

Joined: 23 Apr 2017

Posted: Sun Jun 4, 2017 8:23pm

Hi Ruby,

In reply to your posting: do not expect "Benidorm/Torremolinos/Marbella-like" circumstances :)

Vera Playa does have some cosy pubs, lounge bars and restaurants. And it has a great waterpark.

We (my husband Jan and I) recently bought a wonderful apartment. We enjoy very much, but unfortunately we still have to work and therefore we cannot spend all year in Spain.

We will be in Vera Playa in October (18-26) as well. Please feel free to contact us. We gladly can meet.

Cheers,

Anna

Ruby17

Posted: Mon Jun 5, 2017 8:31am

Posts: 2

Location: Vera Playa

Joined: 1 Jun 2017

Posted: Mon Jun 5, 2017 8:31am

Hello Anna,

Thanks for your reply, just like you we also still work full time so our times there will be limited to school holidays. But the plan is moving forward in future as we get older we will be able to do a couple of months there at a time. Yes it will be great to arrange a meeting while there in October 24th-31st.

We look forward to meeting you and Jan

Ruby & Rob 😊

Jean

Posted: Tue Jun 6, 2017 7:02pm

Posts: 5

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Location: Vera Playa

Joined: 23 Apr 2017

Posted: Tue Jun 6, 2017 7:02pm

Hi Ruby and Rob,

Perfect.

Since we will leave Vera Playa on October 25 in the afternoon, we guess the only option is to meet on the 24th late in the afternoon.

Would that be an option?

Cheers,

Anna & Jan

Jules1

Posted: Tue Jul 4, 2017 7:47pm

Posts: 21

1 helpful points

Location: Vera Playa

Joined: 4 Jul 2017

Posted: Tue Jul 4, 2017 7:47pm

BobL wrote on Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:33pm:

Really, really busy in summer & during National Holidays. Noisy at these times. Lots of rental properties. Probably not as busy as Mojacar & Garrucha most of time. Lots of clubs & activities in the free monthly Almeria Focus magazine & directory.

Just a thought but why not rent there before making a definitive choice....

...

The Playa suffered badly in the Inundation of 2012 with loss of life. Downloads available on Youtube I think. Anecdotally we understand certain areas now can't obtain property insurance, but there are so many stories out here. Still, just a thought.

We live in Mojacar & 13 years in this area.

Every Best Wish,

Bob and Sandra

Hi Steve, I have only just joined this forum (which is extremely useful and I'm not sure why we didn't register sooner) and just seen your post. Not sure if you have rented anywhere yet but I can thoroughly recommend Vera Playa as a place to buy. My partner and I purchased a property on the La Aldea complex in Oct 2015 and it's been one of the best things we have done. We have had some pitfalls, untrustworthy tradesmen and a few initial problems with the property but now we are enjoying many holidays out there. I would suggest that you get a thorough survey done on any property you think about buying. We had a survey done, which was all fine and then when the terrible floods struck last December it revealed that our roof had been poorly laid by the original developer. This meant our insurance would not cover it. We had to weather the €5,000. That said we are extremely happy with our property and the area. As you mention, it is quiet out of season but things are starting to happen in the area and it's becoming busier. In the last few months an Indian restaurant has opened and a beautiful bar/restaurant on the beach. If there's anything you want to know please let us know. Jules

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