It is very possible you have never listened talking about Home Staging, but indeed, it is a really simple concept. It is a technique of Real States Marketing based on decorating in a professional way your house to make it more attractive to the interested buyers. This could be an obvious thing, but unfortunately it happens much less frequently than you think, and we, the Acapulco Centro team, are expert home stagers.
How many times have you been looking for a new house and you find horrible pictures? For sure, when you see them, you don’t think about clicking de link to know more about that property. That is the moment where Home Staging appears. Moreover, applying this technique which started in the United States of America more than 50 years ago, you will see how the time your house spends for sale is shorter than you thought.
If you are thinking about living in a new house, you think about yourself with a new life in a better place. Therefore, if the pictures of the property you looked for on the Internet and the home decoration when you visit it are wonderful, the possibilities of taking that property into account increase quickly.
The Home Staging process should be ready before the property is for sale so that when it appears in the home market, it makes a good impression between the potential buyers.
We deeply think that every single property has to take advantage of this technique, whatever the characteristics are. We are good at knowing what kind of home decoration is the appropriate for your property so that everyone looks to it with envy. As you can suppose, a flat in the city doesn’t need the same Home Staging than a house in front of the sea.
Moreover, properties which has lived this process of Home Staging, has another advantage as well: due to a recent investigation of the Spanish Home Staging Association (AHSE), these houses can be sold 8 times quicker and even the price of the sale can be until a 25% higher.
With all this information, you can realize how necessary is to apply a good home decoration before putting your property for sale. In Acapulco Centro we are delighted to find together that spark your house needs to attract the highest number of interested people. Contact us if you have any doubt.
Málaga is the Andalusian city with the widest gastronomic variety. We don’t just say it because it is our city, but it is as well the Andalusian city with more Michelin stars restaurants. 6 out of the 14 prized restaurants can be found in Málaga.
However, we don’t have to look at haute cuisine to understand that Málaga’s cuisine is delicious. We can find the success in their simple ingredients, but delightful, obtained from its sea and mountains. Málaga combines these two worlds perfectly and in just a few kilometres you can eat a really fresh fish or some mountain dishes which makes you fall in love. Málaga is tasty. It has a sea, mountain wine and ember flavour.
We guess you want to know where and what to eat in Málaga, so we are going to let you know our main recommendations.
Espetos de sardinas: espetos are a group of 5-7 sardines pricked with a cane, which are grilled with embers on a typical small boat at the beach. You have to eat them in front of the sea, and if you want to try in a specific place, you can do it at any ‘chiringuito’ in El Palo. You have to eat them with your hands!
Gazpachuelo: gazpachuelo is a soup that you can try cold as well. It is made with water, fish, potato and freshly made mayonnaise. A simple and incredibly tasty dish that you can try in the iconic restaurant Antonio Martín, in La Malagueta, an area near the downtown which is one of the most wonderful scene of the city.
Chivo lechal: although it is not as famous as the others, one of the most emblematic dishes in Málaga are the ones which are made with a young goat. Traditionally, they are cooked in the first months of the year, coinciding with the coldest days. Casabermeja is a small village near Málaga and they have some of the most well-known restaurants which prepare this dish as it was prepared years and years ago. A good example is Asador Puerta de Málaga, just 20 minutes from the city.
These three dishes are just some examples of all you can find out along the city, but Málaga’s gastronomy is bigger. Loosing in the bars of Moreno Monroy street, in the whole city centre, should be mandatory, or do it in the restaurants of Fuengirola or Marbella, under the light of a shiny sun, is luxury for everyone.
Do you want more recommendations? We have asked to our team and some of the places you will get right for sure are La Alvaroteca, Casa Antonio (en El Palo), Mesón Andrés, Chiringuito Andalucía, El Higuerón, Venta El Pinar en los montes de Málaga, La libélula o Restaurante Los Enebros.
Málaga tastes good, really good. And you are about to find it out.
Maybe you don’t know yet, but it is possible you are about to realize you should move away. All of us get nervous when we think about move and every things are related to that, but it is the best solution to your houses problems in so many cases.
There are so many clues that can help you to know if you have to give that step and we are goint to try to make you capable of answering to the question about if you have to move into a new house. Read this.
More space: if you realize you are not capable of fitting any new thing in your house, and everytime you buy something you don’t know where to save it, maybe you have to move. Of course you can try a new organization, but what you have to see is if your house is no functional anymore for your lifestyle.
Changes in your life: changes are normal and help us to grow. Many times, selling your property is related to something you can’t change. You house becomes absolutely unusefull and no practical and you have to look for a new one so that you can fit your new situation.
Geographical changes: Unfortunately, we are used to chaging our jobs more often than we would like. We chose our house due to the life we use to have, but that life is not the same anymore. We work in different places, our children go to far schools and every time is more complicated to balance everything. If you spend more time in your car than in your house, you have to think about move away.
Economical difficulties: that continuous changes of life can cause that your mortgage doesn’t fit with your current reality. In these cases, to move is an interesting option.
New goals: Everything doesn’t have to be wrong. You can also want to get rid of that mortgage and bet on a new business or personal plan you have always dreamed of.
There are just some of the situations that can help you to know if you have to sell your house, even if you are not thinking about it. If you have any doubt, our real estate agents will be glad to help you, find you best options and change your house if it is the best option to you.
Let yourself be advised by our agents because it exists so many tax reductions for the sale of your property. Trust us to know more about the taxes that an operation like this one includes and avoid future surprises.
NIE is the acronym for Número de Identificación del Extranjero, what it means Number for Foreigner Identification. This document allows you to start any kind of legal or bureaucratic procedure you need to, because it is your identification to the Spanish authorities.
Thanks to NIE, you can carry out any process as you were a Spanish person indeed. Operations as buying a car, setting up a company in the Spanish territory, or what we deal with, buying a property. Said that, let’s see what you need to get the NIE in Spain.
Your NIE will start with the letters X, Y or Z, following of 7 numbers and ending with another letter of the alphabet.
The documentation you need to apply for it is:
The official application for the NIE.
Your identification if you come from de European Union. If you don’t, your passport will be required. You will need a copy of them as well.
A photo for your identification.
An official document explaining why you are apllying for the NIE
An official document justifying your Spanish address.
Maybe, you will be required for some additional information depending on how long you have been living in Spain and which your country of origin is. It depends mainly on if your country takes part of the European Union.
You can know more information and the official documentation in the Inmigración Provincial Office you have closer. You also can get the NIE in the Delegaciones y Subdelegaciones de Gobierno de España. Their foreigner offices carry out this procedure, which lasts between 3 to 5 days.
To get the NIE in your country of origin
You have to know that you can apply for the NIE in the Embassies and Consulates of Spain distributed in different cities around the world. However, you have to take into account these factors.
If you apply for it overseas, it is possible that you don’t know your Spanish address yet, so the process becomes more complicated.
The authorities of your country will be in charge of carrying out this process with the Spanish police, so you will spend more time until you get the NIE.
You can apply for an appointment in Spain clicking on this link.
Moreover, we are used to managing with this procedure, so if you need the NIE to buy or sell a property in Spain, we will be in charge of getting you the NIE for free. Contact with our team in Acapculco Centro if you have any kind of doubt.
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