We have a wide selection of holiday homes in Spain for sale ranging from Spanish houses and villas for sale throughout Spain, the Balearics and Canary Islands. All of our properties in Spain are brought to you from local estate agents as well as property developers and owners direct.
As the market in Spain starts to turn the corner, now is predicted to be the best time to look at buying a property in Spain and we have an array of guides and resources to help you make the right decision when looking to find a property for sale in Spain.
Property prices are now starting to to look interesting in the country and investors are begining to return especially in the cities and popular holiday resort areas along the costas. Don't be left behind if you are seriously considering Spain for your home abroad then take a closer look at what is on offer and don't be afraid to haggle with the price.
Getting the best value for money on your Spanish property purchase means shopping around. Local knowledge can save you a lot of money, and so can knowing the market. Once you spot a great place at a great price, and you’ve got the deal sealed - don’t take your eye off the ball.
There’s still the opportunity to save thousands on other aspects of moving like removals, legal fees and more. Here are five tried-and-tested ways to save money on your Spanish property –all the way through the process.
1: Use a property finder
Property finders have a different business model from estate agents. You can go it alone in Spain, but it’s time consuming even with local knowledge, language skills and access. You can go to an estate agent, but their job is to sell you what they have to sell, not find you what you want to buy.
Using a property finder means getting impartial advice on a much wider range of properties from people who don’t have a vested interest in selling any particular one of them. You can save a lot of time, and plenty of money too.
2: Use a currency specialist
If you’re buying in Euros you’ll be transferring money abroad. That’s a golden opportunity for your bank to cream off a couple of percent – a hit you can take when it’s your holiday spending money, but 2% of €200, 000? That’s worth saving.
In the UK, there’s fairly stiff competition between firms offering currency exchange services, so you can get a good deal. A good currency exchange firm could save you 5% on transfers – and when you’re buying a home that’s not pocket change!
3: Use a recommended removal company
We all know that you get what you pay for – and we’re all wrong, especially in unregulated markets like removals. More expensive doesn’t mean better; cheaper doesn’t mean you’ll end up spending less money in the long run; and money you don’t spend on insurance isn’t necessarily money saved.
Rather than pay over the odds or chance it with cowboys, go to a recommended BAR company who are the regulated body and find a removal company through their members. Ask them about extras, ask them about insurance, and get undertakings in writing.
4: Buy a furnished property
We all have furniture we don’t want to be parted from. But you’re going to pay, sometimes more than the purchase price of the pieces you’re moving, to get it to Spain. When it gets there it might not fit your new house or your new life. One solid way to save money is to buy a furnished property.
If you hate the furniture you can replace it piece by piece. If you insist on taking your own furniture, here’s a top tip: measure it in England and have the house’s doors measured at the other end. You don’t want to take your sofa across Europe only to find you can’t get it down the hallway!
5: Use a lawyer
Lawyers seem more like a way to be parted from your money than a way to keep it. But, as counterintuitive as it may sound, a lawyer acting for you can save you thousands of Euros.
The vendor will typically have a lawyer working for them; sometimes this will be a family member, other times the lawyer will be a long-term member of the team at a developer’s. Either way, hidden costs could be lurking – best to have someone who speaks Spanish, is familiar with the intricacies of the law and is on your side working for you.
To save even more, have your Spanish lawyer given Power of Attorney – that means they can make signatures and deals on your behalf, though still under your instruction. That, in turn, could save you several unnecessary trips to Spain at stages of the buying process where you’re needed for a technicality.
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