An essential guide on how to buy property in Almeria (2023)

how to buy property in almeria

Image - dlnicolas/shutterstock

Known for its stunning coastline, crystal clear waters, warm climate, and rich history, Almeria is a firm favourite for holidaymakers and expats alike. With a healthy property market and plenty of property types, it’s no surprise that Almeria is one of the most popular places for foreign nationals to relocate to.

So, you’re considering making the move to Almeria, but where do you go for that all-important information on the best areas for your lifestyle, property prices, the legalities, the documents you will need, and the fees you will be required to pay? Look no further, because the Euro Weekly News has put together this essential guide on how to buy property in Almeria, including the best estate agents in the area to help you on your journey.

Buying a property in Spain is notoriously complex. With viewings to arrange, lots of documents to prepare, legalities that differ from other countries, and a foreign language to contend with, getting the help of a trusted local estate agency is essential. That’s why the Euro Weekly News has put together this guide on how to buy a property in Almeria.

how to buy property in almeria
El Zapillo. Image: Lux Blue/shutterstock

The best estate agents for buying property in Almeria

Our recommendation

Almeria Casas

With the aim of fulfilling the dream of every person looking for a home in Almeria, Almeria Casas provide quality properties and the best real estate service in the province of Almeria through close, honest and personalised treatment.

Whether you are looking for a modern and spacious villa, a traditional country house, or perhaps you prefer a coastal apartment, Almeria Casas specialise in the coastal and inland areas of the province of Almeria, including Vera, Mojácar, Garrucha, Arboleas, Albox, Cantoria, Huercal-Overa, Velez Rubi, Albanchez, Los Gallardos, and the entire area of the Almanzora Valley.

With Almeria Casas, you will have unlimited access to a wide variety of properties for sale in Almeria. Tell them what you are looking for and Almería Casas will find it for you!

The honest and personable agents at Almeria Casas have extensive knowledge of the local areas and experience in helping many international clients in Spanish, English, French, German, and Dutch. You will have the peace of mind that you will be assisted in a language that you can understand.

If you are looking for a professional, friendly, no-pressure approach then Almeria Casas is the agent you need!

Website: Click here

Telephone: +34 950 16 96 80

WhatsApp: +34 658 84 57 41


Facebook: Click here


The most popular areas to buy property in Almeria

Almeria offers a variety of attractive areas to buy property, this section will take a look at some of the most popular areas in Almeria to buy property.

Almeria City

Almeria City, the capital of the province, has a wonderful mix of historical charm and modern amenities. It offers a vibrant lifestyle, beautiful beaches, high-class bars and restaurants, chiringuitos, and a wide range of properties to choose from.

how to buy property in almeria
Image – Almeria de Ayuntamiento


Located on the coast, Mojacar is a popular destination for both visitors and property buyers. Mojacar has a picturesque old town, stunning beaches, and a vibrant expat community.

how to buy property almeria
Image – Tomasz Czajkowski/shutterstock


Known for its long, sandy beaches, Vera attracts many buyers looking for a coastal property in Almeria. Vera offers a more relaxed and tranquil atmosphere compared to some of the busier resort towns but still has all of the amenities you could need.

how to buy property in almeria
Image – Munteanu Valentin/shutterstock

Roquetas de Mar

The resort town of Roquetas de Mar is a popular choice for buyers seeking beachfront property. It has a wide range of amenities, including shopping centres, restaurants, bars, and high-end golf courses.

how to buy property in almeria
Image – Charlesy/shutterstock


Located near Almeria City, Aguadulce is another popular coastal town known for its beautiful beaches. It offers a pleasant residential environment and is well-connected to the capital.

how to buy property in almeria
Image – Alex Tihonovs/shutterstock


Located in the eastern part of the province, Carboneras is known for its unspoilt beaches, natural beauty, and outdoor activities. Caboneras attracts buyers looking for a quieter and more nature-oriented lifestyle.

how to buy property in almeria
Image – Carboneras town hall


Albox is known for its agricultural activities, particularly the production of citrus fruits, almonds, and olive oil. The area surrounding Albox is characterised by a diverse landscape, with mountains, valleys, and plains. It is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering opportunities for hiking, cycling, and exploring the natural beauty of the region.

how to buy properyu almeria
Image – Caron Badkin/shutterstock


The town of Huercal-Overa is located near the border of Murcia and is one of the areas in Spain that has retained the Spanish culture and its small meandering streets. It has an abundance of shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and properties, and is close to other local areas of interest such as Mojacar, Vera, Albox, Lorca and Almeria City.

how to buy property in almeria
Image – Ayuntamiento de Huercal-Overa

Property prices in Almeria

The warm Mediterranean climate, stunning beaches, Spanish lifestyle and affordable property in Almeria have attracted an influx of people wishing to move to the area. The property market in Spain continues to grow, making now the perfect time to bite the bullet and invest in the Spanish home you have always dreamed of!

Property prices in Almeria vary depending on the type of property, how well maintained the property is, the location, and the size of the property. Houses closer to the beach are generally more expensive than those in rural areas. The type of properties in Almeria varies from traditional farmhouses for renovation, town and village houses, renovated farmhouses, coastal properties, villas, and plots of land for development.

The average price of property in Almeria is €138,115, a one-bedroom apartment will cost from around €100,000, while a three-bedroom townhouse will cost from around €130,000. A two-bedroom semi-detached house will cost from around €120,000, while luxury villas can range anywhere from €140,000 to a few million depending on the location, size, and outdoor space.

There are plenty of renovation properties in Almeria that can be bought for bargain prices if you are looking for a property that needs a little TLC and one that you can truly put your own stamp on!

how to buy property in almeria
Image – Fotomicar/shutterstock

What documents do I need to buy a property in Almeria?

To buy a home in Almeria, or any other area in Spain, you will need many documents. The best way to ensure that you have everything in order and don’t miss anything is to buy with an experienced real estate agent who can help guide you in every step and process that you may need.  

  • Before making an offer it is important you take into account all the legal costs and taxes. You need to budget for an additional 10 per cent on top of the property purchase price. The 10 per cent covers 7 per cent purchase tax, notary and land registry fees and solicitor fees.
  • Once your dream home has been found, a price has been agreed and both buyers and sellers are happy with the agreement, your agent will then start the purchase process. First of all, they will write up a reservation agreement, this is a simple initial contract that secures the property off the market for usually 30 days and a payment of €3000.
  • Once the reservation has been signed and paid, your solicitor has time to look through all the property documentation to check all is correct. If you don’t already have a solicitor in place, your agent can provide you with a list of local multilingual independent solicitors that can do all the legal searches and checks on the property for you. Each region of Spain has different planning, rules and legalities making it very important that you chose a solicitor within the region you are purchasing the property.
  • We always recommend that clients should give their solicitor Power of Attorney as this allows them to act on your behalf when it comes to getting NIE numbers (Número de Identidad Extranjero), open bank accounts and more.
  • Once your Solicitor is satisfied with the legality of the property after carrying out all the necessary searches; they will prepare the Purchase Contract (Compra/Venta). At this stage, a further payment is made which is usually 10 per cent of the purchase price agreed. Within this contract are the clauses, terms and conditions for the sale. Once the contract is signed, the funds are usually paid into the seller’s bank account or to their solicitor’s account. In the purchase contract will be an agreed date for completion of the purchase. On average, it’s a further 60 days from the date of the 10 per cent payment (this is flexible depending on the circumstances and agreement of the parties.)
  • The final stage of the property purchase takes place at the Notary office which is usually chosen by the buyer’s solicitor. Both sellers and buyers attend the notary with their lawyers (unless either has given power of attorney). The new Escritura (Title Deed) is drafted at the Notary office and is then signed in front of the Notary by all parties and their lawyers. At this stage, the final payment for the property is made and the keys are handed over to you. The payment is arranged by the solicitors that morning and can be either via bank transfer or bankers draft.
  • After the signing of the new Escritura (Title Deed) you will be given a copy of the new deeds from the Notary. These are known as the Copia Simple. Your solicitor will then arrange for your deeds to be sent to the Land Registry for the property to be registered in your name which takes a couple of months.
  • The registered Escritura will be collected by your Solicitor when it is ready and can be handed over to you. Your Solicitor also arranges the transfer of the utility bills to your name and bank account.
how to buy property in almeria
Image – George Rudy/shutterstock

Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Written by

Laura Kemp

Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at