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A home away from home: relocate to Spain with the help of Ian Crane estate agents; ADVERTISING FEATURE.

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. Local, trusted, 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 over 35,000 bank owned properties to choose from, as well as a plentiful supply of stunning modern new homes built by respected developers, there is truly something to suit every taste.

Ian Crane Estate Agents have 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.

Owner Ian Crane has worked in the overseas markets - predominantly the Spanish market but also in America - since 2002.

"We took a decision 18 months 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 - that's around 35,000 homes in total. No one else in the UK has that contract, nor will they currently get it!" With prices for homes ranging from as low as PS50,000 right up to luxury properties costing in the millions, there is truly something to suit all price ranges.

The properties offered by Ian Crane estate agents are situated all over Spain, from Madrid to the coast, and into small rural villages.

BOOMING 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 personally maintained our overseas department for many years."

The Spanish property market is really picking up again now after the financial crisis, and with the Euro at its most favourable exchange rate in years, now is the ideal time to buy.

"Value for money is a major attraction - the price point on properties overseas is fantastic at the moment," said Ian.

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 perfect service.

"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 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 representative over in Spain can meet them and show them around."

TRUSTED TEAM In addition to acting for Anida, Ian Crane and his team also work closely with established developers and agents to offer brand new quality homes throughout Spain.

"We are expanding our portfolio constantly and are having meetings this month with fifteen new developers in the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida region who are members of the AIPP and want to work with us".

In terms of Spanish lawyers, they work with Enrique Sanchez, who is also the Honorary Consul of Spain and is based in Liverpool. Their approved Currency brokers are Currency Matters, based locally in Ormskirk, and deal with the financial side of proceedings to obtain the most beneficial exchange rates.

The Spanish National Insurance numbers required for property purchases in Spain can be organised within the UK by them and there's an arrangement in place with BBVA to help secure competitive Spanish mortgages.

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 professional agents both in the UK and Spain, and dealing with professional builders in Spain.

"There's nobody else in the UK doing what we're doing now."

Ian Crane Estate Agents show at several national exhibitions throughout the year, with limited places still available for the Liverpool Airport Crowne Plaza Roadshow in Liverpool on Saturday 30 January starting at 10am. To register your interest for this or future shows, contact

For further information, call 0151 527 2700, or visit head office at 21 Westway, Maghull.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
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Date:Jan 16, 2016
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