Buying a property with us
- Trustworthy advice based on our knowledge of the local market as well as its rules & regulations
- Concise and specific interviews to accurately cart your wishes and expectations
- No barrage of emails featuring properties you are not interested in
- No pushy sales people before, during or after viewings
- Quality over quantity emails proposing ou best ideas based directly on your criteria
- A collaboration based upon turst, respect and integrity
- No cold calls
- No "hard sell", sales pitches, etc.
10 steps to your dream home
The first step toward your home under the sun is to establish your budget. It’s important to decide beforehand how much you intend to spend and to take your time in investigating this. Don´t forget to calculate in the extra costs involved in a purchase, which will be around 11% (resale) to 13% (from promoter).
Are you considering buying with a mortgage? Do your research preferably already at home where you can be advised from a position of trust by your local bank manager or mortgage broker. Alternatively, we can also recommend you a few reliable banks or brokers here in Spain offering competitive conditions.
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Once you have successfully established your budget, we can commence the search for your dream home together.
The first contact can be either via telephone or email and allows us to chart your wishes and expectations as thoroughly as possible. The market is very large and varied so during these initial contacts it’s imperative we have a clear understanding of what it is exactly that you are looking for.
Thanks to our extensive database, which is being kept continuously up to date, we can provide you within 24 hrs via email a selection of specific proposals.
Do you think the time is ripe to view those shortlisted properties on site? We prepare your visit meticulously so you get the most out of your visit.
A few days before your arrival we make sure the shortlisted properties are still available and check whether any new interesting opportunities have recently come on the market. With this approach you will know already beforehand exactly which properties you will view and that those properties constitute, based on your criteria, what is currently available on the market .
Lastly we book in all the appointments for you to make up the final visiting schedule and of course view all selected properties with you so we may answer any query you may have.
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Have you found the property of your dreams? Then we start the price negotiation and establish the accompanying possible conditions of the sale for you. Throughout the negotiation process we will be your side with counsel and advice in order to obtain the best possible deal for you.
Spanish law pertaining to real estate is quite complex which is why we recommend you use a local legal representative when buying property in Spain. We will gladly introduce you to an expert who is knowledgeable, trustworthy and who speaks your language. The standard legal fee for the purchase of a property is around 1% of the purchase price.
Most commonly, once a price agreement is reached with its accompanying conditions a reservation agreement is drawn up. This agreement will effectively take the property off market and allow your lawyer to check all due diligence on the property.
The standard reservation deposit is in an amount of € 6,000 but this may change depending on the price category of the property.
In the month following the signing of the reservation agreement a private purchase contract is drawn up. This contract is accompanied by a 10% downpayment and outlines all details of the purchase - such as legal description of the property, purchase price, date of completion etc.
For resale purchases, completion can be expected to take place 2 to 3 months from the moment the property has been reserved. However, the process could be quicker if this is in the interest of the parties involved so that the appointment at the notary can possibly be made within 2 weeks from the point of reservation.
New properties which are unfinished are paid for in phases over the construction period after a reservation deposit has been taken.
Congratulations, you now own your dream home under the sun!
Should you require help with any refurbishments or finding furniture for your new property we will gladly introduce you to some of our partners who can provide an excellent service at competitive prices.
We strongly believe in the product we are selling, a property on the Costa del Sol, as the quality of life here can be tremendous. From your new homebase, explore all the Costa del Sol has to offer and by all means should you require any further help or need some general tips & advice pertaining to life on the Costa del Sol, you can always contact us...