Certainly one of the most beautiful coastal towns in all of Spain, Javea is situated by the Mediterranean Sea in the province of Alicante. With its picture-perfect views, gorgeous year-round climate, and almost unbelievably large natural harbor, Javea as quickly become one of the more popular Mediterranean coastal towns in all of Spain – and a popular hotspot for people looking to purchase villas.
However, the process for purchasing a villa in Javea (or any part of Spain, for that matter) is nowhere near as difficult as some people have been led to believe. Sure, there are some intricacies that need to be tackled, but the overwhelming majority of people are going to be able to purchase their dream villa in Spain (including right here in Javea) without that much headache or hassle at all!
Pay close attention to the tips below, and you’ll find the entire process to be pretty straightforward!
Prep yourself for higher prices
Because of the “land rush” that has been happening in coastal Mediterranean Spanish towns and villages for the last 10 years, real estate prices have absolutely skyrocket. While there are certainly still some gems to be had in almost all of the coastal towns (including Javea), prospective real estate buyers and investors will want to prepare themselves to pay higher prices than they may have anticipated.
The investment to get in on a villa that is just steps away from the gorgeous Mediterranean may seem a little bit higher on the surface, but the kind of lifestyle that one enjoys when they own a beautiful piece of property like this is unparalleled.
Be mindful of the “Ley de Costas”
Secondly, new buyers of land in Javea need to be aware of the 1988 Ley de Costas, which translates to “Law of the Coast”. The Spanish government is serious about slamming the brakes on the overdevelopment of coastal regions, and since coastal land is considered public land homeowners and people looking to purchase homes need to make sure that they can get permission from the government to own the property. Do not just assume that since a structure exists on the coast it is legal, as this may not be the case.
Have a surveyor’s report performed
There is a bit of an attitude up and down the coast of Spain that surveyors and surveyor’s reports aren’t as important as in other regions across the globe, but nothing could be further from the truth. You need to know exactly how much property you own, where your property boundaries are, and how much money you need to pay in property taxes – information that you can get with one simple surveyor’s report.
Do not skip this necessary part of the process.
Set up a Spanish bank account
Finally, you’re going to need to make sure that you can successfully set up a Spanish bank account. This will be necessary so that you can not only purchase the villa in Javea that you have been dreaming of, but also so that you can pay for your utilities (utility companies in Spain require that they are able to connect to a direct debit account system with a Spanish bank before granting access).
Keep all of these tips and tricks in mind, and you should have no trouble whatsoever purchasing the dream Javea villa you’ve always wanted!