Certainly villas are still the majority of people’s favourite when buying property in Javea. The dream to own your own villa with a private pool remains a dream for many and quite rightly so! We have a wonderful range of villas for sale in Javea, starting at prices that are probably a lot lower than you imagine. Villas can be the older type where some modernisation is required, or they can be the modern new builds – known as Ibiza style which in recent years is much in demand.
We offer full architect and building services should you wish to design and build your own villa. Just contact us for more information. Also, please look at our free Javea property buying guide to find out the full facts when buying in Spain.
Owning a villa in Spain, whether as a holiday home or as a permanent residence has long been the dream of thousands of disgruntled Brits who are fed up of the gloomy UK weather and the monotony of the 9 to 5 lifestyle.
However, when it comes to buying a villa, it is not a one size fits all situation. When viewing villas in Javea and the surrounding areas you will find they for the most part fall into one of two categories, traditional or modern.
When you picture a traditional Spanish villa, you will more than likely visualise a property on one level with small windows covered by wrought iron bars. This is a design which strategically keeps the intense sun out while providing security. Dim cool interiors with a number of cosy smallish rooms would accurately complete the picture.
In recent times, Spanish villa designs are changing due to the latest technology in glass manufacturing. Large windows that are both sun-reflective and secure have allowed architects to re-think their designs and produce modern living spaces which offer a fabulous blend of the villa’s indoor and outdoor spaces.
Modern villas available in the Javea area feature spacious airy rooms that flood with light. Their open floor plans provide flexible accommodation that can be adapted to any family’s needs. Many have rollback glass doors that open a house fully onto covered or open terraces. This combines indoor and outdoor living areas into one seamless space, which allows homeowners to take full advantage of Spain’s wonderful sunshine all year round.
Both styles have pros and cons, and when deciding what type of villa represents your dream home, it really is down to individual taste. While modern villas may look fabulous, the traditional style of Spanish housing remains the top choice among our clients.
The Buying Process
Once you have found the perfect villa, and decided on your offer, we, as your sales agent will manage all the formalities of putting forward your offer to the seller. When a price is agreed, we ask for a reservation payment of €3000. This fee is required to take the property off the market while the pre-sale contracts are drawn up and obtaining the necessary paperwork begins.
Usually, the pre-contract is signed within a month, when a formal 10% deposit will be due (minus the reservation fee). These monies are transferred to the seller, and an appointment made with the notary to complete the sale
It’s natural for buyers to want to visit the property before completion day to get a feel for their new home, and the surrounding area and amenities. This is possible with or without the seller’s presence depending on circumstances.
On the day of completion, we accompany you to the notary to make sure the agreement is exactly as planned, and the contract is correct and complete. Once the contract is signed by both parties, the keys are handed to you and the villa is yours!
As part of our agency service, we arrange for the transfer of utilities and services into your name.
If there are any matters we can help with after the sale is complete we are always delighted to oblige. We are proud to provide a life-long service to our clients, many of whom become our friends.