Andorra is a unique place to say the least. As a result, the property market here is quirky—things that you probably didn’t think of before deciding to purchase Andorran property will turn out to be major points for consideration.
Because these features can significantly impact the quality of your overall living experience here, you need to give them some serious thought. Here are some of the most important factors to take into account before sealing the deal.
Condicions meteorològiques estacionals
Weather can have a dramatic impact on your overall living experience in Andorra, and even your mood. It’s a big deal here—because the weather can be quite different from one parish to another.
For example, it can be warm and sunny in Sant Julia, while cold and windy in Ordino. This is one of the reasons why finding the best place to live in Andorra és tan subjectiu.
Additionally, conditions will vary seasonally, which is something many foreigners often don’t understand. It’s recommended to know exactly what you’re getting into in terms of weather during each season before buying.
Things like how good the insulation and building quality is, the type of heating equipment the house has, how much sunlight it gets, how the snow might affect your accessibility and so on, need to be given serious thought.
Llum solar adequada
In most countries, getting adequate sunlight to your property isn’t really an issue. However, the mountainous geography of Andorra means that many properties don’t get much, or any, sunlight at all during the winter months.
La llum solar no sols millorarà el seu estat d'ànim, sinó que també pot reduir els costos de calefacció, ajudar a fondre la neu i proporcionar-li la vitamina D que tant es necessita durant els freds mesos d'hivern.
Accessos i rutes
Ens hem adonat que els compradors estrangers no sempre són conscients de l'important que és el terreny andorrà en termes d'accessibilitat. Per descomptat, les muntanyes i les valls són meravelloses, però pot ser difícil circular a l'hivern.
Make sure any property you purchase has easy access and roads that are accessible year-round. The perfect property won’t be so perfect if you can’t actually make it there!
Qualitat general de l'edificació
Finally, you want to consider the overall building quality of your purchase. Too often, we find that foreigners discover properties that are “too good to be true” and then find themselves let down.
You’ll want to make sure you get the proper heating choice for winter and find a building with good insulation and access to sunlight. If possible, look to inspect and buy a property in early winter so you can see how the building works in the cold.