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Must Have Tips on Buying A Property In Spain

Aug 17, 2007
It has become a trend for foreigners to buy properties in Spain. The reason maybe for such popularity is that, the country offers a delightful and excellent climate conducive for healthful and restful living. Aside from that, there has been a great effort by the local authorities to lure more foreign tourists and residents.

It was found out that tourism is the biggest contributor to their booming economy. If you are planning to buy a property in Spain, then this the best time because the interest rates in Europe is practically low. So do not waste your time. You should grab immediately the opportunity. I assure you, there will be no regrets.

With the great culture and the rich heritage of Spain, you will never run out of places to go, people to meet and activities to do. Spanish people have shown their great love for the arts and their sprawling fields and countries have been a perfect choice for a romantic vacation or a retirement place.

Many tourists have fallen in love with Spain, and why not. A lot about history can be found in Spain. They have traveled far and wide even before the others and have great influences all over the world. There are many museums you can go to and so many artifacts to see, plus there is so much to say about the food.

So, I wouldnt blame anyone for considering buying a property in Spain. If you are indeed considering or actually buying a property in Spain, then some congratulations are in order. You are making a decision which will change your life in the future. Life changing decisions and huge purchases such as buying a property in Spain needs a lot of consulting and thinking before being acted upon.

If you are really interested in buying a property in Spain, you may consult the many real estate agents from Spain or check out websites that are dedicated to properties for sell in Spain. But before you do this, you are supposed to weigh things, plan in order to avoid the same fate some foreigners have experienced in the past years, which had painful stories regarding their disadvantageous transactions and no clear idea regarding the property they are going to buy in Spain. We will be dealing with the guidelines and tips on how to purchase a property in a very fair and satisfactory deal.

The following are the tips and guidelines in buying a property in Spain:

Fix your budget for the operation.
Before making a decision, be sure to have an ocular visit of the property at least twice.
Know what amenities are installed to the property.
Consult an architect or a contractor to check out the building structure.
Confer with residents around your prospective property.
Take some pictures, in case you are in doubt of the property.
Consult your lawyer to examine the ownership of the property before signing a contract.
Learn about the easy access of the property to the center of the town or city.
Have a licensed lawyer and a notary.
Be a Spanish literate.
What is it that you really want?
Have a financial adviser.
Have a trusted and reputable agent of property.
Study your situation (your employment status, financial situation, your familys decision and etc.)

After you have weighed everything down and have finally decided to buy a property in Spain be sure that you are not only financially ready, but physically and emotionally set as well. Also, your familys well-being and life situations must be taken under great consideration.

Also, try to study about the culture of Spain, many foreigners tend to forget it and they stick out like a sore thumb. When in Spain, Do what the Spaniards do. Try also to learn about their laws, this will save you a lot of trouble in the end.

After all that, you can go on and start living a wonderful laidback relaxing life in good old Spain. Sit back, relax and enjoy your life as a Spanish resident with a good glass of wine on your hand and the rolling hills of Spain as your front yard.
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