PREMIUM PROPERTIES IN PREMIUM LOCATIONS
Diamond Casas are here to help ‘you’ find your perfect home. We specialise in Premium Properties in Premium Locations and are committed to providing the very best in client service.
Our Office is based in Altea, in the prestigious 5★ Villa Gadea Hotel. Our portfolio of properties on the Costa Blanca, Ibiza, Marbella and Mallorca include, exclusive Luxury Villas, Luxury Country Fincas, Beautiful Apartments, Resale, New Builds, Projects, Commercial and Investment properties. We also have plots of land in wonderful locations, and if you would like us to, we will provide a Project Management Service which will guide you through every step of the process.
Our sales staff speak English, German, French, Dutch and of course Spanish and each of our staff has considerable experience in property sales.
Our detailed knowledge of the local community, housing trends and the overall real estate market, including those properties not on the open market, coupled with our dedicated team of professional agents will provide you with the stress-free home buying or selling experience.
Diamond Casas are very proud to have established a reputation for providing honest and straight-forward advice to our buyer and vendor clients. We know the importance of clear and transparent communication and pre and post-sale service to our clients.
PREMIUM PROPERTIES IN PREMIUM LOCATIONS
The Costa Blanca boasts more than 300 days of sunshine per year and has an average temperature of 20 degrees. There are wonderful mountain ranges, which are enjoyed by walkers and cyclists alike, fabulous beaches, superb golf courses, shopping malls, Michelin Star Restaurants, world-class sports facilities and Five-Star resorts.
Diamond Casas have a large portfolio of Premium Properties here on the Costa Blanca - Luxury properties with Sea Views, Mountain Views, First line properties, Properties within walking distance of shops and restaurants , sports facilities, golf courses and beaches, together with more private and secluded properties.
Diamond Casas also have building plots available should you wish to design and construct your own luxury home.
Situated along the Costa del Sol, Marbella is Spain's answer to St Tropez. Well known for being a playground for the rich and famous, Marbella has a cosmopolitan attitude combined with Andalucian traditions and hospitality.
This chic holiday resort is a favoured get-away among the rich and famous and it’s not hard to see why. There is an endless supply of world-class restaurants, luxury hotels, spectacular golf courses, fashionable shops, a lovely marina and a vast number of lively bars and clubs to keep you entertained till sunrise.
IBIZA, often called the White Island – la Isla Blanca, steeped in history, is the most beautiful of 4 Balearic islands.
This mystical and magical island of the Balearics is, without a doubt, a unique place that will capture the visitor for its charming nature, sleepy villages, stunning beaches and coves, and quaint hippie markets as well as being the “in“ place to be, where the rich and famous mingle unnoticed with the locals.
Mallorca really does have it all - glorious beaches, 158 Sandy beaches, around 70 stone beaches and various little swimming bays, majestic mountains, the highest peak measuring 1450m at the Puig de Mayor, 152 snorkelling and diving spots. Various gigantic and impressive caves such as the Cuevas del Drach, Cuevas dels Hams or the Cueva de Artá, 19 golf courses, exciting museums, galleries and creative art. and 300 days of sunshine per year!
Sailing is of course a big thing in Mallorca. It hosts many an international regatta each year and there are many top class marinas and yacht charter companies all around the coast.
PROJECTS, CONSTRUCTION & NEW DEVELOPMENTS
If you do not already have a plot, Diamond Casas will help you select one that fits your needs.
Diamond Casas work with distinguished, prominent architects and are well placed to help you choose an architect that fits with your style, your taste, budget and also speaks your language.
Diamond Casas are happy to recommend Building Companies to suit your particular style and budget, who have excellent references.
PLANNING & DOCUMENTATION
Diamond Casas will take care of everything that is necessary to build your house. We will do all the legal paperwork so that you do not need to worry and we will keep you informed about the progress of the documents.
During the whole process, our clients will receive information and photographs of progress of the build.
Diamond Casas are happy to recommend an Interior Designer to help you with your choice of furnishings and art works.
Diamond Casas sales service continues after the completion date.
BUYING & SELLING A PROPERTY IN SPAIN
Whether buying, selling or constructing, residential property transactions are the most significant any of us ever undertake. The advice and services Diamond Casas offer are designed and provided with this in mind. We can help you avoid common obstacles, stresses and risks. But most importantly we will work with you to maximise the value of your most important asset.
BUYING A PROPERTY IN SPAIN
Diamond Casas will find for ‘you’ your perfect property. We take the time to understand our clients and their needs, no matter how diverse, before introducing them to the best properties to meet their requirements. With access to the entire market, we are able to find exceptional homes – often long before they come to market – this is only the start of our service.
Once you have decided on the property you wish to purchase it is normal procedure in Spain to place a reservation deposit. This can be anything from 3.000 – 10.000 euros, depending on the purchase price. This deposit is accompanied by a reservation contract which states the names and identification numbers of the buyer and seller, the agreed sale price and any conditions that have been agreed concerning the purchase.
At this point your lawyer will begin carrying out the necessary checks on the property with the local land registry to ensure that all the property’s documents are in correct order, that there are no embargos or debts on the property and that the person selling the property is actually the owner.
Once the lawyer is satisfied that everything is in correct order then the buyer and seller will sign a private purchase contract (a compraventa) and the buyer will pay a 10% deposit (less the original reservation deposit). In this contract, the buyer and seller details and identities are stated, along with the agreed sale price and the date for the final transfer of the property from seller to buyer. At this stage, if the buyer decides to withdraw from the purchase they will forfeit their deposit and if the seller withdraws they will be obliged to repay double the deposit amount to the buyer, unless otherwise agreed.
After signing the Escritura you will receive the keys of your new house. All services/utilities will need to be registered in your name, we will assist you with this.
A short summary of the costs, besides the price of the house:
Transfer Tax – 10%
Notary Costs – 1-1,5%
Costs for transferring utility services(for example Iberdrola) to your name: depends
Diamond Casas will provide you an exact summary of costs.
Other Paperwork required for purchasing a property
Spanish nationals need only their identification (for all persons whose name is going to appear on the title deed).
If you are a non-resident the Spanish Ministry of Interior requires you to obtain a certificate of non-residency, which in turn determines your fiscal number, so that you can sign the title deed. It will also be required later in order to pay taxes. This document is known as an NIE number. As from 1st January 2012 local police stations are not accepting NIE applications through a power of Attorney; clients must now apply for their NIE personally at the police station or at Spanish Consulates / Embassies.
Property negotiators at Diamond Casas are experienced and have up-to-date knowledge of the current laws and tax liability. We are happy to advise any owner choosing to list their property with us. If you would like to speak with one of our professionals about listing your property, or have any questions that are not covered here, do not hesitate to contact us.
SELLING A PROPERTY IN SPAIN
Diamond Casas ensure that the sale of your property is handled with care, discretion, professionalism and enthusiasm. We understand what makes your home and its location special, we only represent the premium locations in our portfolio, so we will find the right buyer who will enjoy it as much as you do.
The selling process will start with our presentation of your property on our website and it will also be featured on our presentation screen in our hotel office. As we have local knowledge and international connections, we work together with local and international estate agents, and keep them updated with our newest properties including a full presentation of each property.
We will manage viewings and advise on the sale of your property from start until completion.
We will also present every offer that is made to you.
Once there is an agreement our lawyers will make a private sales contract. This contract will contain :details of the buyer and seller, the agreed price, the deposit, specification of property, (by Escritura and/or Nota Simple).
After signing this contract our lawyer will take over the process and he will investigate all paperwork.
A short summary of costs for the seller:
Non resident retention of 3%
Up to date with water and electricity
Up to date with community costs, if applicable
Cancellation fee for mortgage if applicable
Diamond Casas will provide you with an exact summary of costs.
AND FINALLY ……
We are here every step of the way, from the initial search,
to the finale.
Our aim is to offer an excellent product, high quality service and impeccable professional advice.
Contact us today to discuss your property requirements and let us show you how we can help you find your dream property.