Consider These 10 Key Factors

As an award-winning real estate agency with decades of experience in guiding clients to purchase their dream homes here in Marbella, we go the extra mile to make viewing properties smooth, efficient and enjoyable.

Nothing is too much trouble  – sourcing accommodation, meeting clients at the airport, organizing the viewing schedule, chauffeuring our clients around to appreciate different areas and neighbourhoods and proffering advice on the advantages of investing in property in Marbella.

Naturally, purchasing a property is a major decision, and as a discerning client, you have a host of factors to consider in order to choose the right home for you.  Following are our Top Ten Factors to bear in mind when preparing for property viewings here on the Costa del Sol.

Top Ten Factors to bear in mind:

  1. Choosing your area. On our website you will find a series of Area Guides of our recommended locations, with everything from the buzzing cultural city of Malaga, the 5-star luxury lifestyle of Marbella, the authentic charm of Estepona to the tranquillity of exclusive Finca Cortesin and Sotogrande.  This is a great place to start if you are unfamiliar with the area.
  2. Vitally important is your preferred budget. Property prices have risen considerably in the last 5 years, and continue to rise with average price increases of 8 per cent across the Coast. With land increasingly scarce, construction costly and demand high, there is no time like the present to invest in property on the Costa del Sol.  Whether you intend to invest €500.000 or €5.000.000, we will help you find the ideal property that offers you a slice of modern Mediterranean living.
  3. Next, what is your preference for property type? Are you looking for a villa, an apartment, a townhouse, or a country finca? There are advantages in each type – depending on the lifestyle you envisage. Do you want a villa with your own private garden and swimming pool, or would you prefer a “lock up and go” apartment in a gated development on a golf course?  Maybe your dream is a spacious designer penthouse in a chic new complex with amazing facilities such as a spa and co-working area? Or would you prefer to cultivate fruit trees in a country house surrounded by olive trees and orchards?  Whatever your choice, we will source the best options available.
  4. The location, outlook and views of your property are an important consideration. For you, a sea view may be an absolute must, or maybe you find a mountain vista more inspiring? You may be fanatical about golf and wish to be positioned close to the fabled Golf Valley in Marbella. If luxury and fine dining is your desire, then you will love Marbella’s Golden Mile, Sierra Blanca and Benahavis.
  5. Facilities, services and amenities are another consideration. If you prefer to walk everywhere, even to the beach, you could choose to live in Marbella town, or Málaga city, while there are plenty of suburbs along the coast offering the “15 minute” lifestyle where shops, schools, medical facilities, gyms, restaurants and leisure venues are within a short walk. If you are a frequent traveller, then proximity to the airport is another point to consider.
  6. Will you opt for an existing “pre-loved” property, a traditionally Andalusian style home, or a new build apartment in a development? Perhaps your wish is to purchase a plot and build your dream home according to your exact requirements? Here at NCH Dallimore Marbella, we can connect you to the most reputable architects, interior designers and developers, to bring to fruition your property dreams.
  7. The size of your home, spaciousness, number of bedrooms, dimensions of the living space, extras such as a basement, large garage or guest house are all open to discussion, and we will do everything possible to find you a property that ticks all the boxes you require.
  8. Your current lifestyle and commitments will determine the amount of time you have to allocate to viewing properties here in Spain. We recommend you spend at least two days – but spending a week in the area will give you – and our team – more time to hone in on the perfect area, neighbourhood and property for you and your family.
  9. The time of year you visit will also depend on your schedule, but we can highly recommend Easter and Springtime when temperatures are mellow, airports are manageable and you can factor in a host of enjoyable activities alongside your viewings – to get a taste of the lifestyle to come.  We recommend that your viewing schedule extends over at least one weekday to allow time flexibility. It will also give you an idea of the distances and timings of car journeys during weekday traffic, school runs, etcetera.  Easter  – or Semana Santa – is a splendid time to visit the coast as it comes to life with a wealth of cultural activities and beach life.
    Plan your days with visits with plenty of relaxation in the afternoon and evening.

  10. Once you have fallen in love with a property, we can then guide you through all of the relevant next stages in the purchasing process, connecting you to all the expert legal and financial service providers you may need in order to acquire your ideal home here on the Costa del Sol.

Contact NCH Dallimore Marbella today to organize your viewing schedule.

Written by Louise Cook-Edwards

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