5 Useful tips before buying a property in Crete Greece:
1. Do Market Research - Don't hurry!
Take your time, don't limit yourself to the first broker you’ll find. There will certainly be many real estate agencies in the area so make sure you visit at least a few. Walk around to get a complete picture of the area you are interested in. Check all the available properties for sale. Compare the prices of specific properties in different agencies because they are not always the same. Choose an experienced & certified real estate agent to make you feel safe and secure about your investment and don’t fall into the traps of the market.
2. Check the location of the property for sale during winter & summer in Greece.
Be sure to check out the area of the property at different times of the year. For example, how developed is the same area during winter compared to summer, what it offers you depending on the season, and what it offers you all year round. Don’t be surprised if you find out that an area is not ‘alive’ during winter. Our advice is to stay for at least one month at the target area to understand exactly how it will be like in the future. Rent a room and try to get close to the local people and the places around. Prefer target areas that will be within walking distance from supermarkets, close to a hospital or health center and have easy access all year round.
3. Check the privacy & the view of your future property.
If you are looking for a home with view & privacy, make sure it is located outside the center of the village or town so that adjacent buyers will not expand or build in front of your home losing your sight and tranquility. It can be very important for the plot to be sloping rather than flat so that the view remains unobstructed in case other buildings are erected around it.
4. Choose a trusted lawyer.
The choice of lawyer important. He will check all the papers that accompany the property and consider any «encumbrances» on the property. He will guide you so that the buying process is done safely and reliably. He will also recommend a notary and accountant that you will need later.
5. Choose an experienced civil engineer.
The engineer will also check if the particular property you have chosen corresponds to your requirements. He will gather all the necessary documents to check the building's ability and the legality of the property. He will also inform you of the next steps, such as a) building permit b) IKA payments c) construction taxes, etc.
Contact us and our team of experienced engineers will be happy to assist you! We have designed and developed several house renovation projects in Crete Greece.
or at +30 28310-30280.