Buying a property in Spain, where to start?

buying a property in Spain, where to begin

Maybe it’s been a dream for years or only recently emerged as an option: you want to buy a property in Spain. Good choice, but how do you go about it? Visiting a real estate fair or searching the internet is often already a first step. At the same time, it can be confusing and actually raise more questions. No worries. We would like to share with you our 10 best advices to get to your dream home in Spain. Buy without worries and live your dream in Spain!

In 10 steps to your dream home in Spain

1. Define your budget, check your finances
The budget you can free up is all-important. It affects the wishes you can have and the location you can choose. Check whether you need financing for buying a house in Spain and also think about the buyer’s costs which in Spain are about 11-15%.
6. Create a favourites list
Together with the real estate agent, the list of visits is compiled. You choose in any case the properties you definitely want to see. This list can be supplemented on the spot with current offers or based on changing wishes.
2. Choose your location

Spain has a diversity of beautiful places and regions. Depending on climate, accessibility and purpose, decide a location. Definitely go on an orientation trip if you have never been somewhere before! You can change a house, but not a location.

7. Plan your visit
It’s a big purchase, so take good time to see properties and feel and experience them for yourself. Go there at different times of the day, check out the surroundings and also take the time for a second visit, as you will always see different things.
3. Specify your needs

Describe in as much detail as possible what your dream home should look like. New or refurbished, privacy, views, distance to beach or city, maintenance-free or a large plot of land? Figure out what are hard requirements for you and what falls under the heading of “nice to have.

8. Have everything checked by a lawyer
To ensure a worry-free property sale, we always recommend that the legal side of the sale is carried out by an independent lawyer in Spain. The lawyer will check the legal conditions and makes sure that your Spanish dream does not end up as a nightmare.
4. View and compare

Try to picture your dream home, which will make it come more to life. For this, we can send you suggestions in advance based on your wishes and budget, so you can get an idea of what you can buy in Spain.

9. Get to know our trusted network
To ensure a worry-free property sale, we always recommend that the legal side of the sale is carried out by an independent lawyer in Spain. The lawyer will check the legal conditions and makes sure that your Spanish dream does not end up as a nightmare.
5. Schedule an intake session

Now that you have your needs clear, you can take the next important step. Because the market in Spain works differently, it is best to let a buying agent guide you through all the steps in the process. You will be completely taken care of and this without extra costs!

10. Enjoy!
Congratulations, if you have successfully completed all the steps, you have found your dream property. It’s time to start enjoying your place under the sun without worries. Live your dream in Spain!

Buying a property in Spain step-by-step plan

At each step of the step-by-step plan buying a house in Spain we can already help, if needed. Would you like more information so that you have a better picture for step 1, 2 and 3? Would you like suggestions based on a property finder service, as in step 4? Or are you already ready for your intake session? Feel free to contact us, and we will get to work!

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