For many people the prospect of buying a home in Spain is a beguiling one, but at the same time for some it can be a little daunting too.
This is especially the case for those based in another country looking for a holiday property or somewhere to retire to. Not speaking the language is just the first of their problems—most have little idea of the legal formalities involved and a sometimes hazy knowledge of the best areas to suit them.
This is where Altavista Properties come in—we can provide a tailored solution to all your needs when buying a villa, apartment or townhouse in Marbella or on the Costa del Sol.
In fact, we offer a Personal Finder’s Service aimed at clients seeking a luxury property. Those searching in this sector of the market often do not have the time to visit Marbella to preselect particular areas in person, so we listen to their needs and, using our local market knowledge, draw up a shortlist of suitable real estate. It goes far beyond simply looking through our existing portfolio and entails a true finders’ function, making use of our extensive network of contacts to source the ideal property, including rural estates, land and commercial premises. Complementing this is our special AV Trips service, where we can arrange viewings for overseas customers, as explained in a recent blog.
Guiding you through the Spanish purchasing process
Once you have decided on the home you would like to buy we can help you through the whole purchasing process—although we would always advise that you use the services of a qualified and competent lawyer/adviser to oversee the proceedings. We can help here too, and can recommend legal firms with a proven track record for integrity, reliability and efficiency—although you are of course free to choose any company you wish.
Should you prefer to buy off-plan, as the leading Costa del Sol specialists in marketing new developments we can help source a suitable property and guide you through the entire process from first step to final closure. We also recognise that securing a mortgage has in recent years been difficult and although this situation is easing now, banks remain very strict in terms of conditions and requirements. As officially accredited brokers we can use our contacts with financial institutions to help you raise 100% finance on a selection of exciting new developments.
Once you have bought a property our services do not come to an end. We can recommend reputable companies to provide furnishing packs, as well as point you in the direction of tradesmen, gardeners and builders. Indeed, we are able to manage any renovation and interior design project for you too—just ask us and we’ll inform you of all the specific services we provide.