Buying a property can be a very daunting experience, especially when purchasing a property abroad. We have put together a comprehensive Guide to buying property in Spain to help you through this process, answering many common questions that arise regarding buying a property in Spain. There is also information on the costs incurred when purchasing a property in Spain and some of the pitfalls to be aware off.
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When considering buying property in Spain, we strongly advise you take advise on all aspects on the purchasing process. We can offer help and information on all the do´s and do-not’s of buying a property in Spain. We also have a directory of associates from Lawyers to mortgage advises to assist you in your property purchase.
From City Centres to Rural property settings, and due to the latest property recession in Spain, aided by the uncertainty over Brexit, there is an abundance of Apartments for sale in Spain. This provides the perfect buying opportunity for clients looking for Apartments to live in, rent out or as an investment for the long-term future. Spain is the Florida of Europe and no matter what happens with future recessions, there will always be Expats that want to live, Work or Retire in a Place in the Sun. With Spain being just a few hours from most places in Europe, Apartments, Flats and Attic properties will always be in demand.
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When purchasing a property here in Spain, we strongly recommend you seek legal advise from a Spanish lawyer or Gestor. Not only can they assist with the purchase of the property, but also can help with all types of necessary paperwork you need to live here in Spain. For example, your NIE, which is a form of Spanish identification. Other services that they can provide are information on Spanish laws, Spanish rules and regulations and changing U.K plated cars to Spanish registration plates.
One of the easiest ways to get a Spanish residency is through the Golden Visa programme. Here we explain how you can obtain the Golden Visa by investing in Spanish property. Basically, if you spend more than €500,000 on any properties in Spain you will automatically be granted a residence visa if you need one.
If you are purchasing property in Spain for investment, for rental income or resale, our investment properties for sale page will provide you with additional insight into this topic. Investing in real Estate in Spain can make or break some developers and it is always best to do as much research as you can. With a large percentage of buying and selling property in Spain requiring the payment of taxes, these can often catch you out if you dont have the right information. See our tips on investing in real estate and our portfolio of investment properties we have at www.propertiesforsaleinspain.com
For many Expats wishing to buy a property in Spain, they will need to secure a Spanish mortgage or bank loan to help with the purchase. Here we provide an guide to Spanish mortgages, How to obtain a Spanish mortgage and the requirements needed to qualify for a mortgage or bank loan here in Spain. Mortgages can also be obtained from foreign banks, often at lower long term rates and ones that don't require you to sign up to expensive life insurance and property insurance policies.
Penthouse, Attico's and Rooftop apartments are often classified as luxury properties. Due to their prime location on the top floor or roof of a building, it gives the apartments spectacular views over either city skylines, the Mediterranean Sea or Mountains. These properties command higher purchase prices especially those with private roof top terraces. Spanish properties of this type are usually cheaper inland and in rural areas. Save money on your purchase by looking for the cash back opportunities offerd on some of our properties for sale.
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Properties that are repossessed by the Spanish banks can often offer a saving on the purchase price, but, care must be taken to understand that these are not always the cheapest or best options. Banks have debts on these properties and are often priced higher to enable them to recover the full debt owed and the interest accrued. Always use a qualified lawyer to deal with any property transaction. Don't leave it to chance and let the Bank take control of your purchase. Making a cash offer can often bring amazing results as Banks try to unload their debts.
Spanish Bars and restaurants are very popular with Expats, as the younger Expat population increases in Spain. Little experience is needed, but care must be taken with the legalities of buying or leasing bars or restaurants in Spain. Do your due diligence, or let us help you through the process. Some business acumen is advisable as many have tried and failed, either by drinking the profits or thinking that running a bar in Spain is easy, it isn't. You must be prepared to put in long hours and lots of hard work, particularly if you have chosen a Bar for Sale in a Prime location.
Properties for sale with Sea or mountain views, or positioned directly on the beach front, are one of the most sought after types of property in the costal areas of Spain. Luxury front line villas and apartments with sea views are at a premium, which is not surprising with the beaches and Mediterranean Sea on your doorstep. Live the dream lifestyle with your spectacular modern ocean view property. Search from a wide selection of this type of property for sale in Spain, by using our property search engine at the top of this page.
For those in search of a new way of life, many Expats choose to purchase bed and breakfast properties as a way of obtaining an income and subsidising their living standards. With guesthouses for sale in Spain in demand, these tend to sell quite quickly, as the Expat tourist market continues to flourish. Bed and breakfast properties for sale in Spain are not common, and we could certainly do with a few more from a tourist point of view.
Buying, sharing or renting a bedsit property in Spain, is becoming more popular for the younger holidaymakers. With property prices rising, this is also a great way for younger people to see this wonderful country Spain, with out the expense of purchasing a property. Students and people on a budget, including first time buyers, will often seek the smaller more compact properties as they offer a lower capital outlay and as an investment for the future.
There are many builders, tradesmen and construction companies in Spain that can assist with all manor of building works. These can range from general DIY, refurbishments and reforms of properties to full design and build of New build properties. Architects are plentiful here in Spain, and most builders can point you in the right direction as to the local Architect to use to design the interior, exterior or the whole building once you have a plot or property in mind. This can save you money.
Bungalows for sale in Spain are very popular with the elderly, pensioners and young alike. They are purchased either as holiday homes, permanent residences or for investment opportunities. Often these are purchased as second homes in Spain. Prices can vary greatly from region to region and the costal areas tend to be most popular.
With the growth of the European Union, more and more businesses are being opened in Spain, and more businesses are being offered for sale. Just about every type of commercial business and commercial premises are available. Private and independent businesses are being set up daily.
With tourism being so high in Spain and holiday rentals / lettings being a booming business, many Expats choose to invest in property on a buy to let bases. This securing their money in property, while covering all running and mortgage costs with the rental income.
For the ultimate rural getaway, you can purchase a wooden cabin in the heart of the Spanish countryside (campo). A much cheaper way to buy a property in Spain. These residential log cabins can be brought resale or be built to your chosen specifications on your own plot of land.
A casa de campo is traditionally a property, which is set in a field or a large plot of land. The land is usually used for farming or agricultural use. Casita is the Spanish word for small house or small rural dwelling, mainly found in the Spanish countryside. These can be found in abundance in and around Spain. Casitas are a popular choice for Expats wanting a refurbishment project, as most are run down, but can be created in to your dream house. Limitations as to expanding these, or turning them into homes can be complex however.
Private Estates, Castles and Fortresses can be found all over the Iberian Peninsula and many are of historic interest. Derelict castles can often be seen on hilltops, and we all wish we could own one. Often offering spectacular views of Mountain regions in Spain, many are now being purchased by hotel groups , property developers and private development firms, in order to rebuild them into luxury hotels and areas of peace and quiet for the wealthier, discerning clientele.
Cave house properties for sale in Spain, are found in the mountainous regions of Spain. These properties are built into the sides of the mountains, nestled amongst beautiful Spanish scenery and traditional Spanish Villages. The once basic accommodation has now had a total revamp, and can now be luxurious and quirky at the same time. A truly unique property.
Chiringuitos are popular ¨Pop up bars¨ that are opened every summer on most of the Spanish coastlines. Here you can enjoy a cocktail or two and try the local Spanish tapas, with the Mediterranean sun, sea and beaches as the back drop. Licences and permits are required from the local councils or Ayuntaminetos, usually gained by method of a sealed, submitted, bidding application.
Spain has thousands of beautiful country houses and Fincas (usually old style brick style Spanish properties) for sale, nestling in rural and mountain areas. Quality country properties in Spain are much sought after, and often command a higher price than your conventional modern Country house.
Derelict houses for sale in Spain, are often traditional Spanish properties that have been left to decay and are in need of total renovation. These derelict properties offer great potential for refurbishment. They can be purchased at a low bargain price, and by improving the design and modernising the property for resale purpose, you could get a great return on your investment.
Many owners have started selling their properties in Spain direct to property buyers. Thus cutting out the middle man (Estate agents) and their fees, which can in return lower the purchase price of the property. The same purchase process is adhered to, but the general agency fee of 5% is no longer payable, this benefiting both the buyer and seller.
Duplex apartments have the convenience of an apartment, but with the more traditional layout of a house. Duplex apartments are generally built over two levels (storeys) having the bedrooms upstairs. With most duplexes having community facilities, such as swimming pools and gymnasium, they are popular for both full time living or holiday homes.
Environmentally friendly and Eco houses are designed and built to reduce their carbon footprint. With Eco houses being energy efficient, they can save you money on your energy bills, whilst still having the luxury and build quality of a regular house...... A Sustainable property.
From exclusive farmhouses and fincas, to traditional working farms and historic properties, all of which are available to buy here in Spain. So whether you wish to work the Spanish land or simply be lord of the manor and live in the Spanish countryside, there is a property for you.
Traditional Fincas are found in all rural parts of Spain, also described as rustic houses, cottages and farm houses. some being more than 300 years old. Typically situated on rural or agricultural land, there are many beautiful old finca´s for sale in and around Spain.
There is a wide range of different types of fishing properties for sale in Spain. Whether you are looking to buy a riverside property, your own private fishing lake, or to purchase a villa or traditional town house located in one of the many beautiful fishing villages in Spain. Fishing is big business in Spain and is growing exponentially as more people have time to persue more outdoor activities. Fish farms, fishing centers and stockists of koi carp and ornimental fish are on the increase and a good income can be made from guiding for catfish and other fresh water series on the likes of the River Ebros in northern Spain.
To buy a freehold property here in Spain ,means to own the property outright, as apposed to leasing the property for a certain amount of time. Freehold properties can either be residential properties, villas, apartments, town houses or commercial premises such as shop fronts, restaurants and bars.
Golf properties are a popular way for keen golfers to rent or buy, near or on many of the golf courses throughout Spain. With Spain being one of the world’s favourite golfing destinations, there are many luxury resorts with both Villas and Apartments for sale. With one particular Spanish region being now labelled as “Costa del golf”
Choosing to relocate in Spain can be an strain on your savings, some Expats choose to start a new business, which can bring in an income and also help them afford their dream property. One of the best ways to do this, is buy buying a property suitable to rent rooms out as a guest house. This could then let you buy that big villa with pool that you have been dreaming of, and also allowing you to work from home. Affording you to live the dream in the mediterranean sun and enjoy the lifestyle that Spain has to offer.
With Spain having one of the healthiest climates in the world, you find many different health resorts, retreats and Spa´s here. Ranging from Wellness retreats, fitness resorts, Detox retreats and the all relaxing Spa and beauty retreats. This accompanied by the Sun, Sea and Sand Spain has to offer, makes it easy to see why Spain is a popular destination for people to come and relax. Making purchasing any one of the above resorts an investment and sound business idea.
There are many different types of holiday homes for sale in Spain, from Apartments, beachfront villas to Town houses to secluded finca´s in the campo. All ranging in price and with something to suit all types of holiday makers, whether you like outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing and fishing or just want to find that perfect property to sit by the pool catch some rays and relax
Spain has many hostels for sale offering cheap accommodation to young and old travellers alike. They have become a popular alternative to hotels, however travellers must be prepared to use shared facilities such as the bathroom. There are hostels for sale all over Spain, and are generally used by holidaymakers that like to travel around and not stay in one place.
If you are looking to purchase hotel in Spain, whether to run yourself, or buy in order to lease the hotel out to secure a passive income, there are a variety of hotels for sale to choose from. You could chose either a boutique hotel, a hotel in the heart of one of the Spanish cities, or a countryside or resort hotel. With tourism in Spain booming, the hotel occupancy has increased since last year, perfect for a business investment.
Thinking of starting a business in Spain that requires an industrial unit? You can either purchase an Industrial unit freehold, or rent the property Leasehold. With many industrial estates in Spain, there a industrial units of all sizes some even with separate office areas, giving you the chance to chose the right unit for your business needs.
Properties available for leasehold, which is a legal term for a space that you rent for a determined amount of time. Many Expats choose to lease a property or workspace here in Spain when starting a new business for its benefits. These consist of flexibility, reduced costs and tax reductions.
If you are looking to start a business here in Spain, you will need to rent a Leasehold property or buy a freehold business premises. These are known locally as Locales. Locales come in all shapes and sizes, from small shop fronts to larger Commercial space. They are available in all types of locations, from beachfront locals to attract the tourist business, to village locals for the more traditional Spanish Clients.
Purchase your own Stylish luxury villa for sale in Spain. Design and build your own modern dream home, or buy one of the many beachfront, or traditional luxury Spanish villas for sale. There are many high quality villas in prestigious locations all around Spain, Perfect for your dream holiday getaway or your new luxury lifestyle in the sun.
There are many new and used mobile homes for sale or rent in Spain. You can buy a resale mobile home or Static caravan already on a site, or purchase a mobile home, then chose your perfect location. Residential, park homes, bungalows, mobile homes and static caravans on leisure parks and lodges can be purchased as freehold or leasehold and are very popular in Spain. They provide a cheaper alternative lifestyle.
Design and build your dream home here in Spain. You can purchase a plot of land, choose from a list of recommended builders and architects, and then begin the process of starting your new build project. This ensuring that you have the house of dreams, built to your exact specifications that works for you and your family.
There are many brand new key ready modern villas and apartments currently being constructed by developers in Spain. These new build properties can often be brought with complete furniture packages in place, to enable you to move straight in and enjoy your new Spanish home immediately. Properties can be brought off plan straight from the developers, with you then being able to decide on certain finishes to your new home in Spain.
What with property sales being on an increase, there are many property development companies building new development apartment complexes all over Spain. These new apartment complexes have shared facilities such as gymnasiums and swimming pools; some even have paddle or tennis courts. The new developments offer luxury and contemporary living. New beachfront developments are the perfect properties to buy .These properties can also be brought off plan while they are still being constructed.
Office space can be brought freehold, or rented leasehold for commercial purposes. Office space is referred to as a Locale in Spain. Find an efficient and effective workspace for your business needs, whether it be in a business commercial centre with meeting rooms, or a stand alone office in prime location for walk in clients.
There is a growing trend for people to buy plots of land in and around Spain to construct and build their own dream homes. Not only can you design and choose every detail of your new luxury home, but you also get to choose the exact location of the property and the perfect view for you. When buying land or plots in Spain, be sure to check that the land that you purchase is a building / Urban plot and zoned for development. Thus meaning that you will be granted permission to build. Always check the status of the land before purchasing, as rustic land is near on impossible to be granted planning permission.
Many Expats are now investing in properties in Spain that require a reform. This can be anything from a small cosmetic update, to a full restoration of a traditional old finca that has been left to decay for years. Done right, this can produce a good return on your initial investment or create your ideal home. Obtaining building licenses are easier to get for refurbishments, than obtaining licenses for a new build project in most Spanish areas. However always contract an architect and check with the town hall for regulations regarding renovation projects, as each town may have different rules to adhere to.
Retiring to Spain has always been popular with Expats, with the weather and quality of lifestyle Spain has to offer. You can choose to purchase your forever home in Spain, whether it be a villa with pool to relax in the Mediterranean Sun, or an apartment with views of the sea. Some Expats also choose to buy a property in a retirement village, which offers organised activities, medical assistance and many more services.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, you can find beautiful Riverside properties for sale. Some nestled in one of the small Spanish fishing villages, or out in the Spanish countryside (campo), perfect for the ultimate holiday getaway or relaxing Permanent relocation.
Spanish Ruins, or abandoned properties for sale with large plots are mostly found in rural locations. Care must be taken when thinking of renovating these properties. Although beautiful with the historical ruins being part of the property, there are many rules and regulations to adhere to when refurbishing or extending and planning permission can be hard to obtain.
If you require Storage space in Spain you can buy a trastero (Spanish word for small storage room). If you require short-term storage whilst moving to Spain or waiting on the completion of your Spanish property purchase, there are many self-storage companies with secure storage units with 24hr access. See our list of services for contact numbers of secure storage companies.
With the Spanish lifestyle being all about outside living, the purchasing of Studio apartments makes more financial sense to some expat buyers. Studio apartments are self-contained apartments, generally having the living room, bedroom and kitchen in one single room. Due to this, the purchase price of these properties is considerably cheaper than normal apartments with separate living spaces. Some Expats relish the chance to buy a property in Spain for a reduced rate, as the majority of their time here in Spain is spent enjoying all that Spain has to offer.
The most popular property purchase in Spain for expats is private villas with pools. Purchase your dream holiday home to enjoy with friends and family In the beautiful Mediterranean sun. Choose from a luxury sea view villa on the beach ,or a more peaceful traditional country Villa. We have properties to suit all budgets and lifestyle choices. See what properties are currently on offer at www.propertiesforsaleinspain.com
Popular with young travellers that wish to travel all around Spain. Youth hostels are a cheap alternative to hotels. If you wish to purchase a youth hostel property as a business, there is a youth hostel association that you can sign up to, to increase bookings. Perfect for those expats that wish to start a business and live in the heart of some of Spain´s most beautiful cities.