If you are looking for an apartment in Javea on the Costa Blanca you will likely be experiencing a mixture of excitement and stress. This is normal, as buying a home is thought to be one of the most stressful things humans go through in life. Add into the mix the fact that you are not only looking to move house in your own country or town but abroad and its no wonder with all the giddy excitement there will be some worries and nerves. To help take a lot of the stress and anxiety out of your apartment search though, we have put together some of the things we think you should keep in mind when looking for that dream property.
Have Clear Non-Negotiables
While it is great to be open-minded to an extent when looking for the right apartment, as you may not be able to find exactly what you are looking for; it would be wrong to not have things you are looking for that an apartment must have or you won't buy it. Determine the things you are set in stone about, perhaps the types of neighbourhoods you will consider, the kind of structures you are looking for and the features that are essential. Having these clearly set out will enable you to fine-tune your search to only the apartments that meet this criterion.
Compare And Contrast
It is important to make a lot of notes when apartment hunting. Whether you are at an open house or speaking directly to an estate agent, make a note of any useful information you glean. Look at these notes throughout the process and if you discover you do not have essential information about a particular property, have a chat with your real estate agent to find it out.
Pay Close Attention To The Finer Points
As the saying goes 'the devil's in the detail' and this is never truer than when it comes to apartment and house hunting. Ask lots of questions, walk around the full perimeter of the property, ask about any hidden storage spaces or the basement and be aware of which direction the windows in the lounge are facing. These are the details you want to check before you sign on the dotted line, not 3 weeks after you have bought the property and there is nothing you can do about it.
Keep A Critical Eye
It is easy to be caught up on the emotional side of buying a new home. However, you need to keep your emotions in check and always have a critical eye ready to find potential shortcomings with the property you view. Most properties will have some downsides, even these apartments in Javea Port, so it will just to depend on whether you can live with these or change them or not.
Look For Potential
It could be, especially if you are viewing a lot of older apartments, like these townhouses in the Javea pueblo old town, that you have to look pass unsightly aspects or anything that could be rectified with a bit of work, to see the true potential of a property. When viewing a property, perhaps one that needs work, try to keep an open mind. It would be a dream to find that amazing apartment that you can just walk into and do not have to do any work on...but in most cases that is exactly what it is – a dream.
It doesn't need to be one headache after another when looking for properties to buy in Javea, and hopefully, by taking heed of the above suggestions, it won't be.