I'm sick and tired of seeing the Spanish property industry slagged off by people who went about buying a property in spain the wrong way, got their fingers burnt and won't face up to their own stupidity.
Time and time again I hear of people buying on the word of some guy they met half drunk in a bar. They do things here that they would never dream of doing in the UK and then wonder why all their money has gone missing.
Buying in Spain is not hard. Don't bother with cheap inspection trips. You may get here for 10 quid but pay 20,000 euros more for the property. How else do these firms cover the cost of all the non buyers.....you pay for it.
I knew there were better cheaper properties available but because the company I worked for did not get big commissions they were not on the books.
Get a cheap flight, hire a car , find an inexpensive hotel, do some homework, surf the internet for properties and complie a wish list. Check the area out, if you don't like the area you will never want a house there. Don't be hasty and never believe it when someone tells you"its the last one" or we've just had a cancellation!!!!it's your lucky day.
I bought my place having been told that only to find the builder had held back 10 properties and released them onto the market later. Don't let your heart rule your head. keep your feet on the ground and don't over streach your budget. Enjoy your search, get a feel for the Spanish way of life and do not expect things to be the same here as they are back in the UK. Things take longer to happen, but hey!!! what's the rush....NEVER EVER allow yourself to be pressured by any sales agent…..there is NO NEED.