Ask the Expert - Tine Mathiassen
For the months of October and November, our ‘Ask the Expert’ feature is with Tine Mathiassen from Casamona Real Estate.
Founded in 2004 this international real estate company has gone on to become one of the leading property companies in the city. The company have worked hard to earn a reputation of excellence and have the expertise to guide clients through the rules and regulations of real estate. They are very committed to their job; helping clients to find their dream house. Their motto is: “We only sell and rent homes out that we would love to live in ourselves!”
If you have any questions you would like to ask Tine Mathiassen about any aspect of property, whether buying or renting then please email them to: email@example.com
Question 1: Buying in Barcelona
I am looking at buying a flat in Barcelona, as an international buyer, what do I need to bear in mind when looking for flats and then with making a purchase?
One really important thing you need to know is that we from September 9th got a new law here in Spain saying that all agencies must have a licence number and insurance. If they don't, they can get a huge fine and so can the client-This new law applies to both rental and sales.
Check this, it should be on agencies websites!
Then you need to know that it's very difficult to get a mortgage right now- Even if you have maybe 40 percent of the money upfront, the banks could still say you can't have a mortgage. So talk to your agency about this before looking, so you don't fall in love with a flat you cant get a mortgage for and end up disappointed!
Tine from Casamona
Question 2: Property in El Maresme - Richard Owens:
My wife and I currently are renting a piso en Vilassar de Mar. I have seen your web page and see you do not have any listings for our pueblo. Would it be possible for you to assist us in finding what we are looking for. We are really desperate to find something. We have been looking for over a year now for just the right place and just cannot seem to find it. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
We do not have any houses for sale in this area-But we can can help you search online for local agencies. We can also help you though the buying process. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help.
Warmest Tine from Casamona