This page serves as a guide to buying real estate in Girona and includes approximate prices for an apartment in the city. You'll see where the most sought after areas are for property purchase along with links to official departments who can help you in your search for property in Girona.
API is an official governing body for estate agents that can assist you in finding the real estate of your choice. On their official website they say their services are free of charge. They are really useful because they understand every aspect of property law and are in an excellent position to advise you about property purchase in Girona. If you are searching for a property through a real estate agent in Girona, try to find one that is API registered as this means they adhere to the official standards and ethics.
API can assist you in the following aspects:
- Contract and title deeds.
- Ensuring that the property is officially registered.
- The changing over of the name of the owner for tax purposes.
- Town and country planning issues.
API have advice on taxation of non-residents and a guide to buying property in Girona.
As a general guide to the price of property in Girona, a 90 m2 apartment is currently (2009) selling for €200,000.
The tourist information office in Girona has a printed list with the contact details of all real estate agents in Girona. The tourist information's contact details are as follows:
Oficina de Turisme de Girona (Tourist information)
Joan Maragall, 2
Tel: +34 87 297 5975
Fax: +34 87 297 5999
Monday - Saturdays: 09:00 - 20:00
Sundays and public holidays: 09:00 - 14:00
Closed: on 25 December, 26 December, 01 January and 06 January.
Below are contact details to some real estate agents that you will see in Girona.
Tel: +34 97 245 4507
C. Rutlla 35
Tel: +34 97 221 6632
Caserbes Parc SL
Avda, Jaume I, 60
Tel: +34 97 222 1519
Palamos Residencial 2001 SL
Nou del teatre, 1 Plt 1 Pta 2
Tel: +34 97 231 5413
In Catalan you'll often see a sign with the word 'Finques' hanging outside real estate agents offices. You may miss it if you don't know that it means 'houses'.
The most sought after area to live in the city of Girona is the Historic Centre. This is followed by the modern centre on the opposite side of the river Onyar. Another popular area is called La Devesa and this is close to a green park with nice views. The properties in these areas are the top priced for their size that you'll find in the city.
The Historic centre is sought after because the buildings are very charming, and built in a traditional style with stone. The streets are quiet and it is a very picturesque area to live. La Devesa is a popular area because of the greenery. Many houses look out onto the lawn and wooded area of the park.
The further away from the city centre you go, the cheaper the properties. However, bear in mind that Girona is a wealthy region and even though the city isn't the biggest or best known in Spain, the prices are on a par with cities like nearby Barcelona.
The estate agents I spoke to said that demand out-weighed supply at the moment (2009) and that potential buyers would be wise to snap up property that they wanted. Girona is enjoying immense popularity right now . A factor which is probably helped by the high number of budget flights that arrive at its airport - making it easy and affordable for UK and European residents to travel here.
Looking for real estate in Girona can be made easy if you contact local estate agents in Girona to find out the latest prices. The tourist information can help by proving a list of real estate firms in Girona. As a general rule of thumb, prices increase the closer you get to the centre of the city.