JANUARY 2014 - HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM CHERSUN PROPERTIESTOP TEN TIPS FOR BUYING A PROPERTY ON THE COSTA BLANCA & ON THE COSTA CÁLIDA IN SPAIN

1- Do your research on the internet initially this gives you information about the local area, price of properties and the different developments.

2 Ask questions - Estate Agents love to feel important so do not be afraid to ask questions.

3 Do not expect a castle for the price of a shed, prices are not as cheap for good properties as the media make out.

4 When you have narrowed down your search to a specific area arrange a viewing trip as this is by far the best way to get a feel for the area.

5 Make sure you have the finance in place before visiting properties. We can help you with this.

6 Currency Exchange - Get the best currency rates use www.moneycorp.com or a reputable currency broker. It is better to have an extra 1000 euros by getting a better exchange rate, more money to spend on the jugs of sangria or paella.

7 Use a reputable lawyer to act on your behalf - Very important as they will ensure you are buying a legal property and that no debts are attached to the property.

8 On completion make sure you have buildings and contents insurance in place straight away.

9 Important to hire a reputable property manager, ask for recommendations The Property Manager will ensure your property is looked when you are not visiting and they can also arrange cleaning of the property after tenants have left..

10 Finally - Enjoy your new property in the sun, you only have one life so make sure you and the family use it.