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Spanish Property - Making The Dream A Reality, Not A Nightmare

Apr 6, 2008
Many people every year are still enjoying the thrill of realising their dream, and buying a property in Spain. Indeed, it is as popular as ever, and there are more and more people experience in the whole process who will be able to help and advise you on your journey to join them. It is not a difficult process to accomplish, but everyone will have experiences to offer, and things do go wrong.

You would be well advised to make one of your very first steps to talk to some of those people who have already successfully achieved their goal, and learn from their mistakes.

Any cursory glance at the internet will show just how much information there is available today, and you may have already begun picking up leaflets and glossy brochures. Many people head straight out to the sun to begin browsing properties, but this is a mistake. Enjoying the carefree stroll between luxurious villas bathing in the sunshine is a sure way to ensure your heart is in charge, not your head.

One of the important things to consider well in advance of any major decisions is the motivation for buying a property in Spain in the first place. Thinking about issues such as whether you will be living in the property yourself, or renting it out, whether you intend for it to be an investment for your future, or even a retirement home, will all influence the location and type of property you should be looking into.

There are some obvious requirements to consider if, for example, the property you are looking for is likely to become a retirement home. If this is the case, then issues such as accessibility, including staircases, will be important considerations. If you are looking to make a good return on your property, and see it more as an investment, then properties by the coast will offer you the best opportunities.

When it comes to purchasing Spanish property, the laws in Spain are fairly complex and are known to move at a relaxed pace. You would be well advised to employ the services of a local lawyer. Although they usually charge around 1% off the final sale price for their services, this is well worth it for the peace of mind that it will bring you.

A mistake made by many is to view the properties in Spain during the most popular visiting times for tourists. This does not provide you with the best advantage, since it is highly likely that you, or your tenants, will be staying at the property at all times of the year. Therefore, it would be wise to view the locations at other times of the year, off season.

This will not only provide you with a fairer impression of the location, but also give you a chance to settle your initial excitement and start looking at the properties with a more sensible approach. Talk to people in the area about what the location is like throughout the year, and consider aspects such as travel, accessibility and shopping.
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