We are hoping to have a sale agreed for our house before the end of this year, Autumn is normally the busiest time of the year for property sales here. We received a very good offer, which we accepted, from a Spanish couple two weeks ago. Unfortunately, just before contracts were to be signed, they decided to invest their money in an invernadero (greenhouse) instead. Perhaps they decided they needed to create more income before buying a home.
We have more viewings next week but thought we ought to point out and illustrate a few aspects which may not be clear from our original description and photos. See – https://countryhouseinspain.wordpress.com/2016/02/21/house-with-pool-for-sale-in-las-negras/ Firstly, people are often stuck on insisting on a sea view. The villas across from us which have a sea view get no sun after midday in the winter as they face north east and have a mountain behind. Our house faces south west so gets the sun all day in winter. A very important point if you are spending most of the year here. We regularly sunbathe on our terrace during December and January.
These photos, taken this morning, show that both the front of the house and the terraces to the back have full sunshine.
Secondly, although it is a street of 15 houses, it is a cul-de-sac with no through traffic so we only see residents and the occasional walker.
While on the subject of walking we need to point out that we are surrounded by hills and ramblas with walking tracks covering the countryside.
Thirdly, because like most of these houses we are semi- detached, people may wrongly assume that we lack privacy. The back terraces of the houses are fenced and walled and are not overlooked. No problem with sunbathing in the nude on our bottom terrace. As our house is the second one in the street, the first one being detached and on a very large plot, it is the most private of the semis.