Choosing where to buy your house in Spain might be your biggest problem. There are ten islands to choose from, the Balearics in the Mediterranean or the Canaries in the Atlantic. Wherever you decide on, you will probably have a good choice of property. Spain is notorious for having built far too many houses and apartments in the boom years and being unable to sell them.
We could go on: Spain has a wonderful culture, cuisine and countryside. As always, location is key. For those seeking a property in more authentic Spain, there are hill-top white villages with farmers riding donkeys through them, Moorish wonders such as the Alhambra and the coolest of cities Barcelona and Madrid - and prices have already begun to rise in Marbella, hotpots in the Balearics, and the ever-popular Costa Blanca.
There are a number of property hotspots in Spain to consider right now - in fact, some of them never really cooled off, such as recession-proof Mallorca , still attracting the mega-rich and royalty, and ever fashionable Ibiza , drawing the children of the buyers who discovered it in the Sixties. The southern Costa Blanca has so many advantages for property hunters, including a plethora of golf courses near popular towns like Villamartin and Playa Flamenca , and just about the healthiest climate in Europe.
The northern Costa Blanca, less affected by development and with more building restrictions in place, draws buyers to towns including Moraira , Javea , Denia , Calpe and Benissa Costa. Inland of these resorts, the Orba and Jalon valleys are increasing in popularity for buyers seeking a more tranquil location than the coastal resorts; and also more bang for their buck.
Going south to the Costa del Sol, glitzy Marbella might said to be well and truly booming, with new developments back in vogue and great demand for holiday rentals. Buying an overseas property is an exciting thing to do and Spain is a great place to choose. However, it is important to go about things the right way and equip yourself with as much information as possible before settling on that dream home. One of the most valuable pieces of advice is to instruct your own independent solicitor to assist you with your purchase, just as you would when buying property in the UK.
The estate agent will be a valuable source of information on properties, pricing and the surrounding area and will understand the buying process having been through it many times before, but they are acting for the vendor and you need an experienced solicitor — who understands the language as well — to act for you. Once you have found your property, the purchase process begins with a reservation agreement.
The deposit is usually held by your lawyer or your agent in a client or escrow account. Within 10 days of signing the reservation agreement, the full private purchase contract contrato de arras is signed between the buyer and the seller. This is similar to exchanging contracts in the UK buying process. Within this time your lawyer should complete all the searches on the property - confirming that the seller own the property being sold, there are no mortgages or charges and that planning consents are in order.
Once both parties sign the main contract, it is binding. The arras contract or full private contract will usually require a 10 to 20 per cent deposit to be paid. The buyer is then committed to pay the balance of the price, and the seller once the money has been paid must transfer ownership to the buyer. If the seller pulls out of the transaction he must return double the amount of the deposit received by way of compensation.
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