How To Find The Perfect Spanish Villa

For most people, the search for the perfect villa is long and drawn out. It’s not simply a case of clicking your fingers and finding the ideal property you’ve got to put in a whole lot of legwork in order to ensure that the villa you purchase really is the right one for you!

There are so many variables involved when buying property both in Spain, and the rest of the world. In this article we’re going to look at four top tips to help you find the perfect Spanish villa for you.

finding the perfect spanish villa

finding the perfect spanish villa

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spanish Property

  • Location: The location of the villa that you purchase is extremely important – you might not want to live in the middle of no where, miles away from the nearest shops, or even your nearest neighbours. Equally, you might not want to live on the busy promenade in Benidorm – or any other Spanish holiday resort for that matter. Often we get so hung up on the look and feel of the actual villa, that we forget to consider the bigger picture. Always take the location of a property into account – is it close to where you want to be? Or is it really not ideally located? It’s a super simple question for you to answer, just look on a map!
  • Never trust the description: Take a minute to consider the fact that estate agents have one goal in mind, to sell a property and line their pockets. A lot of estate agents tend to see properties through slightly different eyes to your average buyer. With that in mind, never buy a property without viewing it in person. It can be tempting to snap up a Spanish bargain online – but it’s really not a good idea. Always visit the property before you buy it – if the offer is time sensitive, don’t be drawn into it, there are thousands of other properties for sale in Spain.
  • Negotiate: Just like in the UK, there’s often wiggle room when it comes to buying a villa in Spain – even more so if you’re purchasing a new build direct from a property developer. Although the worst of the recession looks to be over in Spain, there’s still an abundance of new build property sitting empty. Lots of developers are happy to offer discounts on their prices for a quick sale. If you can’t negotiate a discount, how about some free extras? Perhaps a nice big swimming pool in your garden? Don’t steam in and pay full price, make the seller work for your custom.
  • Ask lots of questions: Asking questions is a good idea when buying a house in Spain – ask about the cost of bills, what the neighbours are like, and so on. Of course if the person who owns the property doesn’t speak English, and you can’t speak Spanish, it makes sense to enlist the services of a translator.

We want to wish you the very best of luck on your search for a Spanish villa! If you have found your perfect villa and would like help moving to spain,  Matthew James Removals can help with packingstorage and transportation to Spain or locally to any other destination in Spain 

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