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.
Condiciones climáticas estacionales
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 es tan subjetivo.
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.
Luz solar adecuada
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 luz solar no solo mejorará su estado de ánimo, sino que también puede reducir los costos de calefacción, ayudar a derretir la nieve y proporcionarle la vitamina D que tanto se necesita durante los fríos meses de invierno.
Accesos y rutas
Nos hemos dado cuenta que los compradores extranjeros no siempre son conscientes de lo importante que es el terreno andorrano en términos de accesibilidad. Por supuesto, las montañas y los valles son maravillosos, pero puede ser difícil circular en invierno.
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!
Calidad general de la construccion
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.