There is a wide variety of Costa Blanca villas and apartments for sale and resale on the different parts of Costa Blanca in Javea, Moraira, Denia, Altea and others; and very promising exciting investment opportunities on the Costa Calida and Costa del Sol.
These villas have special properties which makes it a most perfect place for retirement. When contemplating on searching for your dream home, Costa Blanca Villas has a lot to offer. Nonetheless, purchasing a property in Spain or any other foreign country is always a complicated process which needs extra caution.
Here are some helpful tips and useful information about how to go along with your plan of purchasing your dream home on Costa Blanca villas to ensure that it is less of a burden and more of a pleasure.
• Know the area beforehand. Refer to all kinds of maps and plans for the surroundings of your future villa, especially if the building is in a quiet, distant neighborhood; it might attract unwanted visitors. Better yet, make sure that it is not too quiet or isolated. You can search around with local villas agents and friends.
• Check what the property looks like in off season. Make sure you have already spent some time not just in summer but also during winter, so you know the place from both sides of the coin.
• Rent various flats and apartments before you decide on purchasing a property to watch out for intensity of noise and sounds both during day and night; and look out into the day and night traffic to see what the transport vehicles are like.
• Don’t just transact in villa vendors, look also into national agents. Search the web who can help you find different Costa Blanca Villas guides or agents. It is important that you check if these agents are API trained.
• It is always safest to employ your own legal representative. Having your own legal representative ensure your best interests. Of course, some estate agents will assure you that they will arrange all the legal business for you (similar to a conveyencor in the UK), but in case of a problem, who exactly will they represent – you or their client? The legal representatives in Spain licensed to carry out property purchases fall into two categories:
1. Gestors (pronounced Hestor), are more like an ordinary Solicitor charge between €500 to €1,000, whilst the
2. Abogados (similar to a Barrister), are more qualified and able to represent clients in court, charge between €1,500 to 1.5% of the purchase price.
• Look at several websites to get an idea of Costa Blanca Villas prices; Never from TV programmes as they give a false impression. Generally, inland prices are cheaper, whilst prices in coastal areas are more expensive. However, one should bear in mind that in inland areas local dialects are frequently used.
• If you still have doubts about the property you want to purchase, you can always do your own research. Ask your future neighborhood. Most Costa Blanca people can speak in English, French or German language, and so as far as language is concerned there is no problem purchasing Costa Blanca Villas.
There are too many dreadful, disgusting stories of people losing their money or property because of purchases made from wrong information and sources. Extra caution is highly recommended.