"the Experts' tips before you sign on the deed"
"In the tv series ”Dream of Spain” you will get to know everything about how to buy a property in Spain. We have now come to the last section where the experts will guide you all the way up to the signing of the purchase contract. nHär are the most important things to consider before you write in. "
"You have found your dream home and have gone through the sales process until it is time to sign the purchase contract. When will the worry creeping, have you really thought of everything?"
"– It is one thing to dream about their vacation home and go on tours. But I thought it was once you would write in the contract that it became real nervous and it was like really, " says Camilla Enström, who is a presenter of ”Dream of Spain” and has bought a house in Marbella. "
"There is no doubt that the Spanish market differs significantly from the Swedish. There is much one must keep in mind before you carry out the purchase. "
"– If it is your first home, buying abroad, so it is very much to think about, " says Fredrik Kristensson, broker at Carl Alex Partners. "
"Check everything carefully."
"He believes that the most important thing to do when you are at the end of the process is to make a thorough check with the help of his lawyer. The lawyer goes through the legal and financial of the association or around the villa you purchased. "
"– I recommend to take a besiktningsfirma to check the condition of the dwelling you are interested in buying. For example, it is quite common to have moisture in the walls to a greater extent than what you are used to back home in Sweden, " says Fredrik Kristensson. "
"Henrik Persson from Malmö purchased a 160-square-foot fixer-upper in Marbella last year. He looked at around a dozen apartments before he and his brother struck."
"– That you get stuck in, is the location. It is walking distance to restaurants and supermarkets. Ago, this is a cosy neighborhood with many swedes, so you feel at home, " says Henry when he shows up to his new home in the program. "
"the Right valuation of the dwelling"
"A hard nut to crack is the valuation of the home you are interested in. In Spain, there is no site similar to Hemnet, which collects virtually all of the items that are up for sale. "
"– at Home, you can compare the different items in the same area and see the prices. Down here in Spain, it feels more like a hint. You do not really know, " says Henrik Persson. "
"There is budgivningar in Spain, but in a completely different way than in Sweden. "
"– This is often budgivningarna the other way, down instead of up. In addition, we have not open the impressions in the same way as at home with several parties looking at one and the same villa, " says Fredrik Kristensson. "
"Instead, first come first served. The first place an accepted bid is the one that gets the apartment. Often, the price is a little under the asking price."
"– another thing that differs quite a lot from Sweden is that you actually have to pay to get the purchase completed, " says Camilla Enström. "
"the Extra cost for the lawyer and notary"
"ten to fifteen per cent that will apply in addition to the actual purchase price includes the fees to the notary, a lawyer, a cost to switch on the electricity and water, tax and transfer fees, etc. Together all of it, then you end up somewhere between ten and fifteen percent."
"Henrik Persson felt that the biggest difference between the Spanish and the Swedish housing market is the time it takes to complete a purchase. "
" I bought an apartment in Sweden for about four weeks ago and it was just to write in directly, this can be done the same day. But here in Spain it can take two to seven weeks. It is because there is a larger process with lawyers and the legal economic and with all the agreements and paper is concrete and clear, " says Henrik Persson. "
"But you do not need to keep track of everything in the process itself. The broker you hire should make sure that you get the guidance you need."
"Here you will find all the episodes of ”Dream of Spain”."
"Think about this before you sign the contract."