The Mediterranean Coast of Spain offers a great lifestyle. With its ideal climate, beautiful beaches, numerous golf courses, picturesque white mountain villages and fine cuisine, Costa Blanca, is increasingly popular and continues attracting people from all over the world, who are more interested in the high-quality properties in these areas VivaCosta offers you a property search service to find your dream property. Sign up for a property search with VivaCosta, by filling in your details and needs, a sales representative will contact you soon.
Which type of property are you looking for? The property search offers the best selection of villas, off-plan villas, apartments, bungalows. In which area within the Costa Blanca are you looking to buy a property? We have properties for sale in Moraira, Benissa, Benitachell, Javea, Calpe, Denia, Finestrat, Gandia, Torrevieja, Orihuella, Santa Pola and surrounding areas. Using our property search you can choose your locations of interest.
Our service is free for the buyer. In accordance with Spanish sales procedures, the sales fee is paid by the seller.
When you decide to come to Costa Blanca, to check out the property market, VivaCosta will guide you before and during your search and excited journey to your dream home under the sun!.
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Legal, Tax and mortgage advice
Good advice is of utmost importance when buying something as important as a property.
In order to protect your interests, it is fundamental that you engage the services of a good Spanish lawyer. VivaCosta can recommend local lawyers and tax experts who are fluent in French, Dutch, English and of course Spanish. They will advise you on the best structure for acquiring your new property, for instance, in your private name, jointly with your spouse and/or children or through a national or foreign company, among others.
Before the purchase, your lawyer will verify whether all of the legal and tax aspects of your property are in order. He will also take care of all the administrative procedures such as:
- Tax payments
- Registration of the property in the Land Registry
- Change of title holder
- Assistance with the transfer of funds
- Applying for the Foreign Identification Number – NIE (Número de Identificación de Extranjero)
- Any other services that might be necessary
Apart from the purchase price of the property, as a general guide, when buying a residential property in Spain, you should account for about 12-14% (resale vs. new build) of the purchase price as extra costs. These costs include:
- Transfer Tax: 8% on the total purchase price for resale properties or 10% for new building projects
- Notary’s fees and taxes: ±3%
- Your lawyer: ± 1%
Your lawyer will assist you in opening bank accounts, arranging contracts with the local utility companies and informing the Community of Owners that you are the new owner, among other important matters.
As a property owner in Spain, once a year you will have to file a Spanish tax return, which your lawyer can also prepare for you.