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SPRING 2016

Simply Spain presents

A professional “one stop� approach to buying your next home in Spain or the Balearics

Areas covered include: Costa Blanca, Costa Calida, Costa Del Sol, Costa De Valencia and the Balearics ... just Simply Spain!

21 Westway, Maghull, Liverpool L31 2PQ 0151 527 2700 email overseas@iancrane.com

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We have access to a large selection of high street banks and building societies with the benefit of independent advice. We also advise on protecting you and your family financially should anything unfortunate happen.

Don’t trek up and down the high street Find all the advice you need in one place

Freephone 0800

587 0140

Call in to Heritage House, 9b Hoghton Street, Southport, PR9 0TE or e-mail us at office@barronfs.co.uk Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. We do not usually charge for administering your mortgage application as we receive a commission from the lender. Alternatively, you can opt to pay us 0.4% of the value of the loan and receive a refund of commission from the lender on completion. For protection insurance we offer products from a limited panel of providers. M O R T G A G E

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Simply Spain The complete ‘one stop’ approach to buying in Spain

With the property market in Spain well and truly bouncing back from the global financial crisis, now is the perfect time to make the move or invest in property in Spain. Liverpool and Southport based, estate agent Ian Crane can help you make the transition with minimal stress. Ian Crane himself has been an estate agent for over 30 years, and has an impressive background in both the UK market and the overseas market. With exclusive UK access to thousands of BBVA bank owned properties to choose from, as well as a comprehensive group of professional long established developers and agents throughout Costa Blanca, Costa Calida, Costa del Sol and the Balearics. Ian Crane has spent years carefully selecting a team of property experts at home and overseas, and as members of both The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP), you can trust that your future investment is in safe and trustworthy hands.

MAKING THE MOVE The decision to move your life to a new country is a big one, and it’s important that you feel you are being well looked after and that your money is secure. We have worked in the overseas markets of Spain and Florida since 2002. “We took a decision 2 years ago to get more involved in the Spanish market, as a result of the enquiries we were getting, and last year we were appointed by BBVA, the second biggest bank in Spain.

“They have a separate real estate business called Anida, and they’ve appointed us as their sole UK agents for dealing with their properties. No one else in the UK has that contract. In addition, with our partners throughout Spain (many of whom are long established developers and household names), we have access to all price ranges starting from as low as £60,000 right up to our “prestige” luxury properties costing in the millions, there is truly something to suit all price ranges every taste.

RISING MARKET Ian said: “Spain has always been a popular destination, whether that’s from a tourism point of view or from a buying point of view. I personally own property out there, and have witnessed the Spanish property market and economy really picking up again following the financial crisis.” “Value for money is a major attraction - the price point on properties overseas is fantastic at the moment,” said Ian.

TRUSTED TEAM There has been a surge in people buying homes for personal use, rather than investors, and Ian and his team are careful that every client gets a professional and personal service from within the UK as well as Spain. “We sit with people on a one-to-one basis to find out what it is they want, where they’re looking to buy, and we

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then go away and source properties for them. All this is done in the UK. We then either arrange for them to go out to Spain with us, or our partners in Spain can meet them and show them around.” We offer the complete “one stop approach” to buying your Spanish property with our in house Spanish lawyer, Enrique Sanchez, who is also the Honorary Consul of Spain and operates in Liverpool and Marbella. Our Foreign exchange brokers are Currency Matters and deal with the financial side of proceedings to obtain the most beneficial exchange rates on your behalf. The Spanish National Insurance numbers (NIE) required for property purchases in Spain can be organised by us within the UK. Finally we can offer competitive Spanish mortgages, again all via our UK based partners Barron FS based in Southport. This means that all the legalities and paperwork can be dealt with within the UK, making the process run as smoothly as possible. “What we’re offering is a credible, safe way to source Spanish properties, where you’re dealing with professionals both in the UK and Spain.”

For a free NO OBLIGATION meeting or discussion call us on the number below or e mail overseas@iancrane.com


Simply Spain Currency Matters when buying property overseas IDC continue to work with leading currency exchange broker Currency Matters. Currency Matters specialise in getting the best possible exchange rates for their customers and provide a simple, efficient and professional service. We are delighted our clients are benefiting from this valued service.

“We saved £3,700 by using Currency Matters, not a bank, when sending £84,000 to Spain to buy a villa”. Phil Atherton

Currency Conversion When you are buying your property abroad you will be required to pay for it in a different currency. This means that you will need to convert your home currency into the other currency and you may need to do this several times during the purchase of your property.

Save Money Currency Matters will help you convert your funds into whichever currency you require and give you a better exchange rate than you will get from your bank. This saves you money because you will exchange less money for the same amount of foreign currency!

Eliminate Risk Currency Matters can eliminate the risk you face when buying currencies. The foreign exchange market is a volatile and constantly changing environment and the value of your currency can change on a minute by minute basis.

Buying Forward This constantly changing environment means that you could get less foreign currency tomorrow than you would today. By using a Forward Contract we can eliminate this uncertainty and make sure there are no nasty surprises a few months down the line when you come to make a payment. Currency Matters can guarantee your exchange rates months in advance, so you can plan and budget with confidence.

Commission Free Currency Matters does not charge any fees or commissions. Currency Matters will just give you a

fantastic exchange rate that will save you money when you are making a payment to an overseas bank account.

How does it Work? To get all the benefits of dealing with Currency Matters, you will need to open an account. This is a very simple process and has no cost or obligation attached. Our dedicated account manager Matthew Porter and his team are on hand to guide you through the straight forward process. Once your account is open, you simply contact the Currency Matters dealing team or log in to the Currency Matters online foreign exchange and international payment platform for a live quote. When your currency conversion is agreed you will receive confirmation which notes all the deal details. You then simply send the agreed amount of currency by bank transfer to a segregated Client Trust Account following the instructions on the deal confirmation.

Currency Matters applies the agreed exchange rate and transfers your purchased currency to whichever bank account(s) you nominate. Funds can be received by the beneficiary the same day!

Contact Currency Matters Please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated currency account manager for further information: Matthew Porter, Currency Matters Limited Glenbourne House, 63 Burscough Street, Ormskirk L39 2EL Telephone: 01695 581 669 Freephone: 0800 458 6736 matthew@currencymatters.co.uk www.currencymatters.co.uk

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Simply Spain

Costa Blanca

This is a small selection of the varied re-sale, new build and key ready developments we have for sale in the region.

Costa Calida

This is a small selection of the varied re-sale, new build and key ready developments we have for sale in the region.

Balearics

This is a small selection of the varied re-sale, new build and key ready developments we have for sale in the region.


Simply Spain About Ian Crane Estate Agents “It is my pleasure to acknowledge the highly professional manner in which Ian Crane Estate Agents have gone about developing and improving their many years experience of selling in Spain. Through their active membership of AIPP, it has been my pleasure to support their work to research and connect with other AIPP members operating in other countries, particularly for their collection, through

Peter Robinson, CEO AIPP

our Meet the Product Providers Programme. Ian and his team have a passion for this market and are no strangers to getting on a plane to meet our professional members in various foreign cities and resorts to really satisfy themselves they have found some great quality products and people to deliver to their clients.”

‘Simply Spain’

Peter Robinson, CEO AIPP

Spanish Property

Comparisons

Estepona Beach Villa €595,000

Terrazas de la Torre, Murcia €80,900

Bespoke designed properties in Costa del Sol

A development of new build two bedroom apartments on a golf course development close to San Javier airport. Well planned modern accommodation including lounge with balcony, kitchen two bedrooms, bathroom/w.c. and parking for car.

YOU COULD SAVE £13,878 USING

AND NOT A BANK

YOU COULD SAVE £2,585 USING

AND NOT A BANK

Bank

Currency Matters

EUR Purchased

EUR 80,900.00

EUR 80,900

@ 1.3560

Exchange Rate

@ 1.3002

@ 1.3560

GBP 452,643.59

GBP 438,790.56

GBP Cost

GBP 62,221.20

GBP 59,660.77

Bank Fee

GBP 25.00

GBP 0.00

Bank Fee

GBP 25.00

GBP 0.00

Total Cost

GBP 452,668.59

GBP 438,790.56

Total Cost

GBP 62,246.20

GBP 59,660.77

GBP 13,878.03

Total Saving

Bank

Currency Matters

EUR Purchased

EUR 595,000.00

EUR 595,000.00

Exchange Rate

@ 1.3145

GBP Cost

Total Saving

WHY     

Better exchange rates – saving you money

GBP 2,585.43

Currency Matters Limited is a leading currency exchange broker and specialist in international payments. Exchange rates correct at time of writing. Please contact Currency Matters for the current exchange rate.

Quick and secure international payments

01695 581669 | 0800 458 6736 www.currencymatters.co.uk matthew@currencymatters.co.uk

Dedicated account manager Transact online or by telephone FCA Regulated

I am a Spanish lawyer or abogado, which is similar to a solicitor in the UK. An abogado is a highly qualified Spanish lawyer. I practice Spanish law from my base here in the UK. I am based in Liverpool but can deal with clients from anywhere in the UK or Spain. I also collaborate quite closely with a Spanish barrister, Pedro J. Padilla and can therefore provide coverage across the whole of the Spanish court system, including mainland Spain, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands. I provide the services of a qualified Spanish lawyer, registered as a European

lawyer (REL) with the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the necessary notarial support and assistance, without you having to travel to Spain personally or authorise a Spanish law practice to deal with your business. I am the Honorary Consul of Spain in Liverpool since 2011. I graduated as a lawyer from the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, 1994-1998. I obtained my Master’s degree in Town Planning in 2004. Besides this I have a high level of experience on litigious issues, town planning, real estate, inheritance dealing

with Spanish estates and commercial, among others areas of law. I have been a lawyer of the Andalusian Board of Architects for more than five years, advising Spanish and English clients about investments, contracts, wills and power of attorneys from England and Spain. I regularly visit Spain to carry out legal work on behalf of English and Spanish clients and can represent clients in the Spanish courts when required. I believe that trust is central to a good client-lawyer relationship and take care to keep my clients fully informed at all times, ensuring a quick and effective response to your needs.

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Enrique Sanchez


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Costa del Sol We and our Spanish partners offer truly unique bespoke designed properties throughout the Costa del Sol. We take care of the design and completely project manage your dream home from start to finish.

your specific requirements and discuss and design a bespoke property most suited to your needs. Our architects will then draw up your unique villa project and make a detailed calculation of the costs and building times involved from start to finish.

Our builders, originally from the north of Spain have over 60 years experience building family homes. Over the years we have seen many changes in materials and design but our principles and quality of build remains the same. We use only the finest materials and with our knowledge of bio architecture our stunning designs are built with the highest energy efficiency and compatible to all EU standards.

We will build your specific design and project manage the build throughout the construction period sending you weekly updates and photos. As we are the builders the payment process is very simple and payments are made in stages throughout the building period. We can also offer financing packages subject to status.

With our in house architects we are able to offer a completely unique turn key concept and our mission is to design and cost your complete family home project within 48 hours.

desired location with the right views etc. We will take care of all the building licences and dealings with the local town halls obtaining all the correct building licences and permissions.

If your interest is purely for investment purposes then these are also very attractive terms as our in house estate agency can take care of marketing your property sale making you a great return!

Firstly, we will help you find the right plot of land in your

Our in house architects will sit down with you and listen to

Please contact us for a private consultation.

Below is a small selection of the thousands of properties we have available throughout the region

Cañete la Real

Cártama

EUR 799,000.00

EUR 283,000.00

Idyllically situated in a peaceful valley near Ronda, this is the perfect country retreat. Extended and refurbished to high standards of contemporary style and luxury, this is a stunning home in which to live the sustainable dream. The property’s many special features include a guest annex, swimming pool, tennis court, large terraces, beautiful natural gardens, extensive orchards and more.

Occupying an elevated countryside location with stunning panoramic views, this charming rural property is situated in the picturesque Gibralgalia area, close to several inland villages including Pizarra and Cártama. The house is divided into a 3-bedroom apartment and a 2-bedroom apartment with private pool. Both are rented out during the whole year, providing a significant income stream.

La Cala de Mijas

Riviera del Sol

EUR 249,000.00

EUR 239,000.00

This fantastic penthouse is on a gated complex with pretty communal gardens, 2 large pools, 24-hour security and private parking. Close to several golf courses and only a few minutes’ drive to the coast, the south-facing property is in immaculate condition and is for sale partially furnished. The penthouse has a fabulous terrace with jacuzzi and open views over the golf course to the sea.

Golf-HillsEstepona From EUR 139,000.00 Perfectly located between Estepona and Puerto Banus with La Resina Golf and Country Club next door, and a mere 2 minutes’ drive to the best beaches around, this brand new complex offers high quality finished apartments and penthouses, all enjoying spacious terraces and outside areas. With prices starting from as little as 139.000EUR this brand new complex offers the best prices in the area.

Idyllically located on a quiet development, this attractive townhouse is close to local shops and restaurants. The property has a private garden as well as terraces both open and covered and is situated right on the golf course. The complex has a beautiful communal pool, gardens and tennis courts, together with an onsite clubhouse serving food and drinks. Priced to sell!

Riviera del Sol EUR 109,000.00

When you get in this studio, you get the impression of being on a boat. The only view is the sea. As you get to the terrace you will enjoy impressive open views of the beach, above the sea and to the African coast. Sold fully furnished, the property has been refurbished and decorated with high quality materials and furniture. A unique property with high rental potential. Don´t miss it!


Simply Spain COSTA VERDE

Barcelona

COSTA BRAVA

COSTA DORADA Madrid

COSTA DEL AZAHAR Valencia

The Balearic Islands Murcia Seville Malaga

COSTA DE LA LUZ

COSTA DEL SOL

COSTA BLANCA

COSTA CALIDA COSTA DE ALMERIA

Claim â‚Ź500 towards your Legal Fees on all property purchases completed with before 30 September 2016

Simply Spain

We will give cash-back of â‚Ź500 (Euros) to all buyers who complete the sale of any property through Ian Crane Estate Agents in Spain providing legal completion takes place before 30 September 2016. For all purchasers that qualify we will transfer the funds to your Spanish bank account within 60 days of legal completion. To qualify, simply register with us using the following form below and return in the ways stated below: Name. ............................................................................................................................................................................. Address .......................................................................................................................................................................... Telephone numbers .................................................................................................................................................... E mail address ............................................................................................................................................................... Regions of Spain of Interest ....................................................................................................................................... Price ranges ................................................................................................................................................................... Return by email to: overseas@iancrane.com Or post to: Ian Crane Estate Agents, 21 Westway, Maghull, Liverpool L31 2PQ PLEASE NOTE: Offer available to new customers only who legally complete on the purchase of a Spanish property through Ian Crane Estate Agents before 30/09/16. Ian Crane Estate Agents reserve the right to refuse instructions. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer available for a limited period only.

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