If you’re dreaming of escaping the bustling city life, leaving behind the miserable weather in your home town or even simply getting away often; then it’s possible that you’re dreaming of a holiday let abroad. Here are three tips on buying your very own “home away from home”, as suggested to you by our experts…

Be sure about your reasons for buying

Without a doubt, there are many reasons for why property overseas may sound interesting to you. For some, it may be the more enticing weather, or the more exotic vacations. For others, it all leads to planning future investments and making their retirement a little more comfortable. The important thing here, before you dip your toes into any sort of overseas property investment, is making sure you know why you’re buying said property. If there are more than one person involved in this, then discuss and make sure that you’re all buying the property for the same reason. This will settle a lot of disappointments and future disputes.

Make it all official

It’s vital that you keep it all legal, and make it all official. From the beginning, try to use professionals that are well known and authentic. In this case, we mostly mean lawyers, trusted property real estate agents, valuers, and even architects. Never simply rely on what you’ve been told, and opt for a second opinion and plenty of research before making anything official. In the case of documents and deeds, always do so in the presence of your lawyer, and make sure not to sign anything that you do not completely understand. If the deeds have dual copies (with only one of them in English) make sure you are signing the exact translation of your copy. These things may take time, but will be worth your time and effort if it will save you in the future.

Be sure you’re ready for the price

Unfortunately, many people tend to forget that when buying property, just like it would in your native country, there are many other expenses included as well. Apart from your buying price, it’s quite possible that you might have to spend on cleaning, renovating or even building certain parts of your new property. Along with this, you’d also have to pay for tax (do remember to check on this before buying your property!) as well as the fees of the professionals that you used to acquire this house. This is all apart from the obvious bills that the house will involve, of course. Make sure you’re ready to spend on all of this, and if the property you plan on buying is worth it all, before finalizing on a property.