Want to buy a property abroad? How do you ensure you make the right choice?
Whilst the internet can find properties with the attributes you search for, identifying those that are in an area that would suit you is very hit and miss. What looks good on the screen, in reality, is a great disappointment in real life. Photos are taken to show off the properties as best they can; pylons, building sites, industrial and commercial neighbours are avoided.
The biggest problem most internet searchers experience is the sheer volume of properties their searches present. Properties Overseas helps its clients avoid overload and confusion. Its experienced people will save you time and help refine your property requirements so you can focus on what suits your needs and preferences. We will give you access to the most appropriate properties. You will save time when visiting Spain to view properties and ensure you get the most from your visit.
You take financial advice from the UK but live in Spain, France, Portugal, Cyprus, Malta or another EU country? Regulations are changing. What do you need to think about as full Brexit approaches?
Reassuringly, even if there is a no-deal Brexit, citizens’ rights for UK nationals legally settled in an EU member state by 31 December 2020 are protected under the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement. There are no such guarantees, however, in the area of financial services, which could affect whether you can continue to receive UK-based advice and services as an EU resident.
You need to make sure you check that your financial planning – and your adviser – will stand up to the challenges that Brexit may bring. Here are four key considerations.
The end of passporting
If you have a good relationship with your UK-based financial adviser, you may understandably wish to continue using them, despite now living in a different country. However, you need to make sure they can legally continue to advise you after the Brexit transition period.
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Many coastal areas in Spain are now mature resorts where building sites in prime locations are limited and expensive. In order to get the property you want in a good location, close to the beach and amenities, resale properties maybe the best or only option. There are other advantages, these include:
Can be considerably cheaper to buy ( in some areas new builds command a 30% premium)
Able to take possession quickly
Less expensive community fees
More certainty on running costs
No further construction disruption in the area
You will know what the area will be like in a few years time
Whilst purchasing a new build provides the opportunity buy a modern fully equipped property and to customise it the way you prefer, the lower cost of resale property can enable you to improve or even renovate to achieve what you want well within a lower budget.
Should you want to buy a property in Spain, we will listen to what you will want to use it for, we explore the benefits you want from buying a property and will advise you on how best to achieve them. If you are unsure whether you want a new build or a resale. we can organise viewings of both to help you make up your mind
Internal character features
Traditional Spanish architecture
Mature planted gardens
Potential for larger plot size & interior rooms sizes
Restoring an old apartment in the centre of Mahon and bringing it back to life is always good news.
Have you ever considered such a project but feel a little nervous?
If you have the determination with the right team to support you, the result can be extremely rewarding. We can source historical character properties on the beautiful island of Menorca through our valued partners.
Here is the journey of one such project told by our partners in Menorca, please click on the link at the foot of the page to view the pictorial story.
The Story …
Today we wanted to explain how a home that had been uninhabited for more than 20 years, was given a second chance; providing a new home, not only with character and history, but with all the modern comforts we expect today. Its owner is an architect specializing in home renovation and energy efficiency and his vast experience made it easy for him to see the potential of the property. Our sales negotiator knew straightaway what the architect was looking for – something economical in the centre of Mahon that had charm even though it was in a state of disrepair. His aim was to enjoy the process of rehabilitation that lay ahead. After only viewing four or five different properties, this expert decided on one of the apartments that Jose had shown him and in less than a month he had signed the contract in front of a notary and started the renovation work needed before being able to rent it out.
Menorca is not just well known for its relaxed lifestyle, glorious beaches, secluded coves and fantastic seafood. Menorca has so much more to offer and experience. Here is a article kindly produced by our property partner in Menorca.
Menorca has long enjoyed its starry skies. In 2014 the Balearic Group of Ornithology and Defense of the Nature of Menorca (GOB) proposed to turn the Island into a Starlight Tourist Destination so that people could look at the night sky without any light pollution.
An environmental but also tourist request which the Insular Council managed to achieve in 2019 and Menorca was credited as a Starlight Reserve. With this approval the island has become the first destination in the Mediterranean to obtain the double accreditation of both a Reserve and a Starlight destination. It is also one of the thirteen regions of the world to have obtained a Reserve certificate and is one of the twenty eight destinations of the world to enjoy excellent star gazing.
We would like to thank Bonnin Sanso as the source for the article and pictures. For advice or more info please click link below