When looking for a home in Spain you need ask yourself many questions. In the UK you will have no doubt bought and sold houses usually in your local area and you know what you’re getting with the type of property and the area in which you choose to buy. This can be quite different in Spain.
Firstly, are you looking to buy a holiday home or permanent home?
There is a wide choice of properties in this area on the Costa Blanca from apartments in communities to grand luxury villas. Obviously, your budget to some extent decides your choice of property. But this isn´t always the case. A small apartment in Javea can be the same price a detached villa in Gata de Gorgos. You need to decide how you will use your holiday property, do you want to come over and walk to bars and restaurants or are you happy to drive? Is the holiday property for you or do you want to rent it receive an income from tourists?
You also need to consider upkeep and maintenance. Apartment blocks have community fees which are usually paid quarterly. These fees pay for cleaning of communal areas, communal electric, garden and pool maintenance. As a holiday home you lock the door of the apartment and everything around it gets taken care of.
If you want privacy with peace and quiet when you come on holiday, probably a villa with a private pool would be your choice, you need to consider the upkeep of your villa while you are not here. There are several companies that offer property management to look after the property for you and ensure there are no problems while you are away. There will be costs involved for maintenance of pool and garden and any management fees.
Apartments and villas as holiday homes both have their pros and cons and Javea Home Finders will help you to go through the options and give you their experience and knowledge to help you decide on the right property for you.
Buying a permanent home in Spain is a big decision and you want to feel secure that you are buying the best property for you and your needs. There are many options of properties from apartments, to community bungalows, to traditional townhouses in bustling towns, villas in an urbanisation and country properties.
Deciding on the type of property and where it is a located can be daunting, but don´t worry Javea Home Finders can take you through all the pros and cons, all the different areas and what properties would suit your needs.
We sometimes find that clients who thought they wanted an apartment fall in a love with a villa, or someone with their heart set on a villa realises that apartment would be more practical for their needs. Javea Home Finders will help you find what suits you and your requirements.
Contact us today to let us help and guide you through buying in Spain.