Sometimes the simplest easiest process needs to have a clear check list. Do your homework.
Of course, when you view the right property “You will know very quickly when you walk into the right property” The pleasure and happiness is even more if you have all the information before you view anything
Are you looking at the right property in the right price budget you want to spend?
Are you fixed on the location? Each area, development, urbanization and more importantly property is different in location, every property is different.
Yes, properties love paperwork, you will find lots of information on the internet, from lawyers, accountants, estate agents, and of course the friend of a friend regarding paperwork.
So how do you view properties?
Do your homework, many online websites advertise properties that are sold, or priced too good to be true. Do not believe everything you see on the internet. Make a list of properties you have seen and arrange to view them. Then contact us to arrange these viewings, we can even accompany you to other agents advertised properties, (they probably already work with us) if they are registered, this is a perfectly acceptable ethical practice.
We do our best to keep all our properties up to date, and current, if you see an error or have a question about any particular property you see here, please let us know.
When viewing take notes, so you can remember each property. Take photographs, only if you have the permission of the agent / owner. Remember owners may not want their personal items photographed by a stranger. Would you?
This brings us onto a stranger, yes there are many people selling property in Spain, not just registered agents. They may be the nicest and most sociably person in the world, with the exclusive property you have been looking for, at an incredible low price if you pay a cash deposit now!!! Remember “Be Secure”, ask questions do your checks, do they have the authorization to sell the property? Who is selling the property? If in any doubt contact us, again, contact us to arrange your viewings, we can even accompany you to other agents advertised properties, (they probably already work with us) if they are registered, this is a perfectly acceptable ethical practice.
Location, location, location there are hundreds of factors to consider, here we have a few suggestions:
Are you set on location? Yes Spain, Yes Costa Blanca.
Remember here in Spain it is an outdoor life, we all do lots of things outdoors, we get lots of sun and there are so many different things to do and see, when you are not in your property!
Will you be driving when you are in Spain or relying on public transport, or friends to transport you; from the airport, to the supermarket, restaurants, beach or golf etc?
- Will you be living permanently or holiday home?
- Is health care important?
- Is schooling important?
- Is your leisure time important; golf, beach, sports, visiting and exploring new areas etc?
- Are neighbours important do you want to be in an urbanization / private community with communal pool or a private swimming pool?
- Are local bars, restaurants and shops important?
And finally, there must be a specific thing or things regarding the location that are important to you?
Contact us here if you want to view properties
Understand the price you will pay; you must have a budget in mind?
Keep clear what your budget is. Do not go to look at the villa for 300,000€ when you have a budget of 100,000€ – Similar if you have a maximum budget of 100,000€ does this include the extras, the transfer tax, the IVA, notario, registration, your conveyancing ….. etc etc etc (we have more on the price you will pay here – Just click for more information)
All price’s shown on our website do not include transfer tax, IVA, notario, registration, your conveyancing ….. etc etc etc
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