- Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:27 pm
You asked for advice;
Treat the purchase the same as you would if buying at home.
Don't rush into it.
Make a wish list.
Where do you want to be,
what do you want, have 3 columns, must have, nice to have, not important.
when do you want to move;
Know your budget. Remember, the closer to the sea, the more it will cost.
Do your research on the area's to see if it meets your wish list.
Select more than 1 area
Select 2 or 3 locations and do further research
Look on a number of internet sites to see what is available in the area's you have selected, check to see if something you like is listed with more than one agent at more than one price.
Go out for a few days and look with your wish list and the properties you found on the internet.
Spend a few days there and if you see a place you like go back at varying times of the day to see what it is like, go home and think about it without the sunshine on your head and the wine in your belly.
Go back and have another look to see if the magic is still there and if it is, then go home and think about it and if the answer is still yes, then contact the agent via email so you have a record of what has been said. Ask what ALL the costs will be, if you are still happy - Make an offer.
Remember you will have around 12% of the sale price on top of what you agree to pay.
Engage your own Solicitor, not the one recommended by the agent.
It could all be complete in about 4 weeks.