Do you know the area you want to live? Do you really know much about the local market? Sfakia Property Guide is an excellent resource for those interested to buy a property in Chania, Crete. We provide information on market trends and we also support our research with insightful real estate data visualisation from the property market of Sfakia, Chania to facilitate your decision making.
Moreover, to ensure a successful and reliable property purchase process, Sfakia Property Guide studies a wide range of general advisory matters, including financial and legal advisory.
“I love Sfakia. The waters here are so clear and have an amazing color. You can visit Aradaina village by passing the amazing gorge of Aradaina or visit the amazing village of Loutro. There is also a plethora of good restaurant in the area.”
“Excellent clear blue water for swimming,diving and exploring the caves that are between Marmara and Finikas. After that you can enjoy a nice coffee or e spectacular diner in Chora Sfakion. I wake up every morning feeling incredibly fortunate to live here.“
“A friend once told me that you have to live in Sfakia like you are about to move away: take advantage of all the things you would miss. I feel like I’ve lived in ten different places in the time I lived here. At different times talking advantage of participating in outdoor activities in Samaria Gorge, other times reveling in Chora Sfakion, riding bikes to the beach. I have no words to describe this place.”
“I have just recently moved to Chania however I lived in Sfakia for three years. Best three years of my life. There’s so much to do, so many places to explore, so good restaurants to taste real extraordinary Cretan dishes and the perfect place to start your trekking on the White Mountains!”
The mountainous province of Sfakia extends from the Omalos Plateau down to the southern coast, and has some of the island’s most remarkable landmarks, including the world famous Samaria Gorge, the White Mountains and Mt Gingilos (2080m) in the rugged interior.Read more
The stark, muscular White Mountains or Lefka Ori meet the Libyan Sea along Crete’s corrugated southwestern coast indented with a handful of laid-back beach communities, such as Frangokastello and Loutro. Chora Sfakion is Sfakia’s main village, and a small settlement, perfect for relaxing and boat-hopping further down the outstanding coast. Sfakia is a true pleasure for the senses.
Unpretentiously, this rocky southern coast is a very diverse place, at least in terms of thought – thanks to the gigantic cliffs running to the Libyan sea. Not surprisingly, some of the most beautiful villages and extraordinary beaches are accessible only by boat and therefore completely untouched by mass tourism.
Summer winds blast through the gorges and across the Libyan Sea which means this is a perfect place for wind and kite surfing. Sfakia is well-known for being the only part of Crete never subdued by the Arabs, Venetians or Ottomans.
Sfakia was the epicenter of resistance and is considered a land of glory because of the courage of its inhabitants. Their local cuisine includes the delightful Sfakianies pites (thin, flat cheese pie drizzled with honey) the epitome of the Authentic Cretan Cuisine.
Generally speaking, some real estate agents might not feel happy to discuss the facts. However, receiving a reliable answer will provide you an insight into how really excited they are to sell the property. Let’s say, a property owner moving to another area of the country for work. In this case, the owner will be more likely to sell the property faster than someone who is just moving to another property of different size. In this case, you could even negotiate the selling price due to the urgency of the circumstances.
However, if you are still wondering “What are the costs involved in buying?” or “Apart from the property, what other costs should you budget for?” please read our buying a property in Chania Guide.
This could be the most significant question you ask a real estate agent. The duration of the property in the market provides a magnificent insight concerning the desirability and attractiveness of the property. If the property has been on the market for a half of year or more, ask the agent about the initial selling price, location or possible structural and legalization problems.
However, if you are still wondering about the “Property Legalization Law” or the “Spatial Planning Permits & Environmental Permits in Chania” please read our buying a property in Chania Guide.
Issuing of energy performance certificate is a prerequisite for the property transfer or rental of buildings and has become mandatory since 9.1.2011. To prepare a Deed of Conveyance for any real property transaction Deed, the notaries public or solicitors are obliged by law to cite the EPC’s reference number in the real estate contract and submit an official copy of that document to the authorities. Buyers should be aware of the need for an up-to-date EPC.
However, if you are still wondering about what exactly the EPA involves you can read our detailed article on the Energy Performance Certificate. For more information on the “Property Legalization Law” or the “Spatial Planning Permits & Environmental Permits in Chania” please read our Buying a Property in Chania Guide.
If the property has been on the market for several months, you can propose a new price below the current price. However, this is not always an effective strategy because you never know how low a seller is willing to go. Since there are different motivations for selling the result of the negotiation as- always– is uncertain. Nevertheless, if the seller is willing to negotiate, you could luck out and achieve a magnificent deal.
For more tips about how to negotiate a property please have a look to our Buying a Property in Chania Guide. Moreover, you can always visit our Real Estate Chania website for all the latest Chania real estate trends, house prices and news.
If you find a property you really want to buy, then do not hesitate to ask your real estate agent whether the property seller is ready or not to reduce the selling price. A real estate professional will definitely provide you this critical information even before you make a deal. However, the most important is your enthusiasm and high willing to acquire this property from the outset.
Many buyers question the importance of property inspections (especially homes). However ARENCORES has the tools and professionalism to take the weight off your shoulders. Residential properties often have undetected problems with roofs, swimming pools, deeds, electricity and even plumbing. ARENCORES lists only certified properties to prevent risks of costly repairs and also mitigate the bureaucracy procedures.
With a dedicated team of engineers, architects, marketing intelligence specialists and law professionals ARENCOS and ARENCORES is the holistic platform to establish property buyer’s trust and confidence.
Finding the property of your dreams, closing the deal and later discovering construction problems or that the neighbour is unsafe or noisy. Investigating the location is a crucial part of our team before advising or suggesting our clients and investors to buying a real estate asset.
We are using intelligent tools and services to acquire a reliable and cost efficient prognosis about the property and its location. Buying a home or plot in Chania real estate market is no small affair. We introduced our Properties Guide as an important tool to facilitate your search and improve your knowledge about the area of interest and the surroundings.
The process of buying and selling property in Sfakia, Chania can be complex and often requires highly specialized knowledge. Prospective buyers can read this dedicated Sfakia Property Guide as an additional source of information about the real estate market of Crete. ARENCORES is exclusively dedicated to listing, marketing and facilitating others realize their dreams of owning a house, plot or any other commercial or residential property in Chania and Rethymnon, Crete.
Still can’t find what you’re looking for? In our database there are several exceptional properties for sale in Sfakia and Chania which are not publicly traded (Off-Market properties). Thus, if you are looking for a house, plot or any other property in the region of Sfakia or in any location in the Prefecture of Chania you can use our off-market properties form or request an appointment.
Finding property for sale in Sfakia isn’t hard. But finding the right property is. Looking for your dream home in Sfakia? A detached house or terraced villa? Discover carefully selected real estate assets in Sfakia and find your perfect property: apartment, house, villa, land plot, commercial property or residential property. In ARENCORES we are using innovative property management, data analytics, intelligent search platforms and virtual tours to find the perfect property in Sfakia wherever in the world.
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