Greece is situated in the South of Europe and is one of the most mountainous European countries, being surrounded on three sides by the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. The length of the Greek coastline is 14000 km, and the beaches, according to the European Union, are cleaner than most other beaches of Europe. Greece has a population of approximately 11 million, and the cost of living is pretty high. Land-ownership in Greece follows a freehold policy, and is easily gained. Greek law allows citizens of all countries to buy and own property for sale in Greece, as long as they don’t fall in disturbed areas like eastern Aegean, Dodecanese islands, northern Greece, Crete, Rhodes, and Dorian’s home in Athens.
The overwhelming history and the hospitality of the native people have made Greece a popular tourist destination over the years. While the larger and more well-known islands like Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Mykonos and Santorini have been popular tourist destinations for a long time, other smaller islands like Skopelos, Kefalonia or Zante are also slowly emerging as tourist hot-spots.
Before purchasing any property on sale in Greece, one must ensure whether it agrees with one’s notion of a perfect residence. Once such a property is chosen and the finances obtained, the transaction process does not exceed 45 to 60 days. Locating appropriate property in Greece is a fairly simple task. All property is Government-protected and equal rights are granted to all property-owners. A countrywide Land Registry scheme is in progress, under which many islands have already registered.
Greece offers a wide range of properties from which one can select the suitable property. There are many off-plan construction projects of very good quality, along with the conventional detached stone houses and villas that are quite common in Greece. Properties for sale in Greece are very appropriately valued, as compared to those in Northern and Western Europe.
Buying and selling of properties in Greece is trouble-free. Once the desired property has been chosen, and the monetary arrangements made, a lawyer or accountant has to be assigned. This will facilitate proper application for important permits and the Tax Registry Number. Moreover, a Greek bank account is also required. The details of the pre-contract requisites must be prepared and signed. Once the Greek property on sale is removed from the market, 10% deposit money is required to reserve the property. Lastly, either the solicitor (if granted the Power of Attorney) or the buyer must sign the final contract and conclude all payments. The entire course of action, as specified earlier, takes between one and two months.
Buildings and other properties for sale in Greece are constructed in accordance with European Regulations and Standards, and they are well-protected against earthquakes. Multi-storied buildings in the cities cannot exceed five floors, while in the rural or suburban areas, building have only one or at the most two floors. Detached and semi-detached houses commonly constitute properties for sale in Greece. Greece is considered to be an ideal country for buying homes and property, because of its year-round pleasant climate and equally pleasant people.
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