Buying a property is the single most important personal investment you are likely to make. Getting it right is crucial, so make sure you know what type of property you want/need and what location you would like to live in.
Work out your budget to include the buying costs, taxes. This way you know exactly what to budget for.
Also find out in advance what the running costs of the property will be, from bills to mortgage payments to taxes. This way you know exactly what to budget for.
Visit different areas, view properties at different times of day and check for elements such as environmental noise, proximity to roads, shopping centres etc. Some areas may be quiet and peaceful at certain times of day while others can be noisy.
Think about the future. Will living far from anywhere in your 40s or 50s still suit you in your 60s or 70s? Will that lovely property with acres of land be a blessing or a curse? Think about what you will need in the future and what will be practical for you.
A standard procedure in buying property anywhere is to instruct a lawyer to ensure it's documentation is in order and there are no outstanding debts.
The vendors may have given a verbal agreement to leave all their furniture or pay those outstanding bills, but unless it's in writing it isn't legally binding.
Make sure you choose a lawyer with your interests in mind and make sure they check and double check all fees, taxes, costs and paperwork for you. We can refer you to legal firms we trust and recommend.
Choose agents and legal representatives that will keep you in the loop throughout the whole process. This is an important investment and you need to be in the know at all times, so we make sure that you won't have to chase us at any time.
It is always good to keep some funds aside for any practical or decorative requirements that may come up.
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Our catalogue offers a range of homes including townhouses, apartments, villas, fincas, new builds, land to build and much more. Our properties are found in areas such as sea front, golf course and countryside locations, encompassed within the most sought after areas of Costa Blanca South.