Do you dream of enjoying life to the full in your ideal Spanish property? Spain is a diverse country which is positively bursting with rich culture, incredible architecture, vibrant festivals and beautiful beaches. From hot summers with mild evenings to an outdoor life with delicious cuisine, and the many health benefits of living in Europe’s healthiest country, Spain is a great place to own a property.
With all that Spain has to offer those seeking a better lifestyle abroad, it’s little wonder that Spain is one of the world’s most popular destinations for British expats.
At Spanish Legal Homes, our mission is to make the process of finding the perfect Spanish property enjoyable and hassle-free. Whether you intend to enjoy your retirement in the sun, you’re looking for a fresh start in a new country or you’re eager to make a Spanish rental property investment, keeping some key considerations front-of-mind can ease the journey to choosing the right Spanish property.
In this article, we take a look at the process of finding and buying the Spanish property that’s just right for you.
The process of buying your ideal Spanish property
If you’ve never bought a property in Spain before, the prospect of finding and securing a Spanish property may seem a little daunting. Your mind may be filling up with unanswered questions whilst at the same time allowing you to happily dream of a new Mediterranean lifestyle.
Obviously, buying a property in a foreign country such as Spain is different to buying in the UK, for one Spain is a foreign speaking country of course, so it’s natural to feel a little unsure of where to start your property finding journey. There is no need to worry, expert help is at hand. Over the past 30 years we’ve helped thousands of expats find their ideal Spanish property, and guided them through the entire process, from an initial search to furnishing the property and moving in.
Starting your Spanish property search
One of the earliest considerations, that you may have given some thought to already, is which areas of Spain you would like to start your property search in. With property prices and the cost of living comparing favourably with the UK, Spain is an affordable option for British expats. But the key question is, where is the best place to live in Spain for you?
Who better to guide you into starting your property search in the right areas than a team of Spanish property experts with over 30 years’ experience in finding and securing Spanish properties for expats? Our team at Spanish Legal Homes are always happy to provide unbiased advice on the pros and cons of different areas, and how regions may suit your requirements. Get in contact with our team today.
Once you have suitable funds in place, a good idea of areas and have decided on things that are important to you, such as property type, proximity to the beach, local amenities, transport links etc. it is sensible to go on a Spanish viewing trip. These carefully planned, heavily subsidised trips include expert one-to-one help, return flights to Spain, accommodation and all main meals.
Viewing trips with reputable Spanish property agents
Buying your dream Spanish property is a life changing process. From searching in the right places, to looking at properties which suit your individual requirements, to answering key legal questions that may influence your decisions, conducting your viewings with a reputable property agent is an absolute must.
When taking such an important step, you are likely to have lots of questions you require answering, to help make sure you’re making informed choices. A reputable Spanish property agent can ensure that you get accurate answers to key property inspection questions.
For over 30 years, Spanish Legal Homes have helped thousands of British buyers find their ideal Spanish property. Contact our friendly team today, to find out more about how a trustworthy property agent will provide unbiased and impartial advice, which will help you to relax and enjoy your property viewing trip.
Top tips for financing property in Spain
UK buyers commonly finance their property purchase using either Spanish or UK financing methods. There are advantages to both UK and Spanish property financing:
- UK financing can be quicker to arrange and your finances can be in place before you start viewing Spanish properties, which puts you in a stronger position to negotiate a better price.
- A Spanish mortgage may enable you to take advantage of fluctuating currency values. If you buy when £ Sterling is relatively weaker, you have the option to pay off your mortgage when £ Sterling improves, without any mortgage penalties.
We’ve put together a brochure with top tips for Spanish property financing options available to UK buyers.
Spanish Legal Homes have direct relationships with major Spanish Banks and can help you to arrange a suitable Spanish mortgage, hassle-free and at sensible rates.
Spanish Legal Homes can help you to find the right Spanish property
Are you ready to find the ideal Spanish property for you? Our property experts can make the process of finding and buying the right Spanish property enjoyable and hassle-free.
If you are a little unsure of the best way to get started, no need to worry. With over 30 years experience as specialists in all areas of the Spanish property market, we are uniquely qualified to be your trusted property finding partners, contact Spanish Legal Homes.
From beginning your property search, to receiving the keys and walking through the door as proud owners, our experts are here to guide you every step of the way. We are trusted Spanish property partners for:
- Viewing trips and property inspections
- Spanish mortgages and UK financing
- Currency exchange and foreign payments for purchasing Spanish property
“Since opening in Britain over 30 years ago, Spanish Legal Homes have sold over 10,000 Spanish properties. In our many years of selling Spanish properties, we have never had a litigation case.”
Get in touch to chat about Spanish property today, our team of experts are ready to help you find your dream property in Spain.