There are many things to consider before buying a home in Crete
11 April 2014

Crete is a beautiful place with glorious weather, huge stretches of coast and a large amount of unspoilt countryside. Many people dream of owning a property here and living a peaceful life free from all the hustle and bustle of big cities. There are popular parts of the island that come alive in summer months but for the rest of the year much of the island is quiet and relaxing.

If you are thinking of moving to Crete there are many things to consider before you purchase a property or land. Of these factors, location is undoubtedly one of the most important. You need to consider how close you'll be to essential facilities such as shops, schools, leisure attractions and medical facilities; if you are planning to let your property, you will need to consider how appealing the location will be to the people who are potentially going to rent the property from you. There are many opportunities to purchase Crete homes for sale all over the island.

Accessibility is an important consideration, particularly if you are looking outside of the large towns. Crete can get hilly when you move inland, meaning properties with steps leading to front doors are common. Some of the roads can get rather steep so it is wise to choose a property that you won't have difficulty accessing.

Choosing the right estate agent and lawyer to help you find the right property are both very important. You need to choose independent specialists you can put your trust in and rely on, who specialise in property searches, negotiations and finalisation. At Crete Perfect Home we can assist you with every aspect of the process and help to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

Some people opt to buy land and build their own homes rather than purchasing one that is already built. It can be a really good opportunity but you need to ensure you choose the right builders and get accurate quotes. There is a tendency to underestimate prices on quotes so please be aware of this. The same goes for if you purchase a property and decide to renovate it.

Getting in touch with a professional company like Crete Perfect Home for advice and guidance is one of the best ways to ensure your interests are looked after. It will also help you to avoid making potentially costly decisions too quickly.