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So you have come to the decision that you want to buy a property in Spain. Okay, now the decision has been made – what’s the next step? Ah – look on the Internet, enquire about properties that look similar to what you had in mind, and send enquiries to as many agents as you can find requesting details and brochures. Two weeks later you are knee deep in property details and what started as a simple decision is now turning into the most indecisive time of your life. Why? Information overload.
There are literally thousands of properties available all over Spain – every type of property in Spain that you can think of, so you really need to take a step back and think about the exact type of property and location that will 'tick all your boxes'. The three most important considerations are:
2. The right type of property
3. The use of the property (see Buying the right property)
What you think you want is often not what you want. It happens
You wanted a front line villa – okay, for those with a high budget – but ask the agent if you can sit on the terrace at night, it may be perfect by day but at night all you see is pitch black.As an estate agent here in Spain, I see the same mistakes made time and time again which can can amount to considerable cost to the purchaser. I'm not referring only to the purchase itself, it's also the viewing process where errors are made. (see Viewing property in Spain).