The first step is making contact with a well established government licensed Real Estate Agent such as Casas do Barlavento. We will discuss your requirements and provide you with information on properties that suit your criteria. This includes: property types (villa, apartment, plot, etc.), number of bedrooms/bathrooms, specific locations, budget, etc.
From this point you will decide which properties you wish to view in further detail.
A licensed agente can guide you throught the entire home-buying process and make the experience much easier and convenier for you.
We can use our knowledge, experience and vast portfolio to help you find the perfect property, a task that would be much more difficult if you were trying to do it alone. We are also on hand to answer any questions you have, allowing you to purchase with confidence and without any doubts.
This is a very open-ended question. It very much depends on the following facts:
Property Type – Villa, Apartment, Townhouse, Farmhouse, etc. Obviously, running a 4-bedroom villa is going to be more expensive than a 2-bedroom apartment or townhouse.
Usage – The amount of time the property is occupied either by yourself, friends, family or if the property is rented out.
Consumption of electricity, water, gas, telephone and any other utilities are important facts. Other expenses for the property – For example, tax, condominium fees, management charges, pool cleaning, gardening and maid service. In addition, the type of heating, irrigation and any satellite systems will influence annual running costs.
The bottom line is that there is no definitive answer to this question. Casas do Barlavento suggests obtaining amounts for each service from the current owner and use that to work out the average yearly running cost.