2nd Floor, Topete, Terrassa, Barcelona

Financed & In Progress Just in the city centre surrounded by parks.

Project Overview

Having talked about Rubi in our latest project publication, we are staying in the Valley (‘El Vallès’) region surrounding Barcelona in this project publication in Terrassa. Using our network of agents in the Barcelona area, we got a hold of this property in Terrassa. As one of the My Blue Bricks founders is from ‘El Vallès’ area of Barcelona, we know how to recognize a project with potential. The property is located on the 2nd and highest floor in a building of in total 3 floors. The apartment has 100 square meters including a 10 square meter terrace, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and there is a lot of lights coming in from both sides of the apartment. In its current state, you couldn’t stand to be in the property even for one day. Just how we like it, the apartment appears old, dirty (even smelly), and way too dark. This is exactly where we can make our magic happen.

Remember Xavi, the famous midfielder of FC Barcelona and the Spanish national football team always playing with number 6, who not too long ago decided to leave the club and play his last years for a club in Qatar? Terrassa is his home and birthplace.

The strength of this project is that the property is undervalued because of its current state. The building in the street Carrer de Topete is between newer, renovated buildings and on a not even 1-minute walking distance around the corner accompanied by a centre with different restaurants, shops, a supermarket, and a green park. Also, the university hospital is located on 5 minutes walking distance the other direction. The spacious 90 square meter apartment is ready to be completely transformed with the My Blue Bricks formula in which you walk in and never wanting to leave again, or being able to picture yourself living there with your family. Walking through the apartment with our contractors and architect, we are considering to convert part of the roof of the flat into a sunny terrace. We added photos from the outside of the building to give you an idea of how that could look like.

The project is going to be a fix and flip project. Meaning that we are going to buy, then renovate, and then sell the apartment. For the fix and flip concept, our investment community can participate in two ways:

  • Via a variable contract: You are investing in the project and getting your investment plus interest back after completion of the project. Your return is based on the final selling price of the property, or in other words, the successfulness of the project, with a minimum of 5% guaranteed. From the ROI there will be a 15% My Blue Bricks commission subtracted. See the details below in the Investment Results Prediction part.
  • Via a fixed contract: You are investing in the project and getting your investment plus 5% guaranteed interest back after 8 months. This return is fixed. No matter the successfulness of the project, the investor will receive his or her initial investment plus ROI back after 8 months. In this setup, there will be no My Blue Bricks commission subtracted.

Terrassa, one of the two biggest cities in the ‘El Vallès’ region next to Sabadell, is having a population of 216.428 inhabitants. Taking the train from the famous central square Plaza Catalunya in Barcelona to the ‘El Vallès’ region, you will be first be passing by Sant Cugat, and then Rubi, before reaching Terrassa. The city is at a distance of 20 kilometres from Barcelona and located at 277 meters above sea level, in between the mountains and the natural reserve of Sant Llorenç del Munt. For the ones who have ever been to Barcelona and like hiking, they will recognise the name Montserrat which is also relatively close to Terrassa at 18 kilometres distance. A lot of people from the big city Barcelona are choosing to live in one of the surrounding cities (based on multiple considerations such as a part of the family living there already and/or housing prices), to escape the busyness and high real estate prices. Terrassa is a city on itself, in which when compared to its surrounding cities, Terrassa is less wealthy than Sant Cugat, but appears a bit more ‘family-friendly’ than Rubi. In the last centuries, Terrassa is known for its Roman history and its wool fabric companies during the 19th Industrial Revolution century. Both characteristics can be seen at multiple locations throughout the city.

Some more features of the city: it has the biggest hospital outside of Barcelona and the city centre is composed by nice pedetrian streets with a lot of shops.


Terrassa Property report (Catalan) – Check Zone 1


Terrassa Population (Catalan) – evolution


Location

The property in its current state needs a lot of attention. It is old, ugly, and it smells. This is exactly our definition of a ‘hidden gem’ where our team is always looking for. Looking at this from an optimistic perspective, this makes that there are a lot of areas to improve and create value. The plan is to completely refurbish and renovate the apartment with a new (open) kitcheninterior paint and wall finishes, new flooring, electricity through the whole apartment, plumbing, interior changes and converting the roof into a really sunny terrace to attract the right people for buying the property as a new chapter in a family’s or couple’s life.

  • Complete renovation of the apartment
  • A complete new open kitchen design
  • Redoing the walls throughout the whole apartment
  • New flooring throughout the apartment
  • New interior paint throughout the apartment
  • New electricity systems
  • Maximizing both sides of the apartment where the light is coming in
  • Converting the roof into a sunny terrace

Architectural Plans

plano topete

3D interior view before renovation

Project Schedule

Rehab:3-6 months
Listing Period:2-4 months (partly overlapping)
Expected Total Project Period:8-10 months

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