Don’t let the glorious sunshine and dream temperatures put you off heading to Cyprus for a viewing trip. When you put it like that, there’s no need to worry about browsing properties in the summer sun. You could even make a holiday of it.
Hordes of tourists are attracted to Cyprus in the summer months, eager to take advantage of its climate and coastline. This is an attractive proposition if you intend on spending a week or two off work relaxing on the beach, reading an autobiography. Less so if you plan on heading out for a property viewing trip in the sweltering heat.
Don’t let the fine weather put you off finding that villa or apartment you’ve pined after for so long. Living in a warm environment is probably one of the main reasons you’ve chosen to buy in Cyprus, so embrace the mercury. Here are a few reasons why you should look for property in summer, despite the heat.
Living in a warm environment is probably one of the main reasons you’ve chosen to buy in Cyprus, so embrace the mercury.
See Cyprus in the height of summer
The main aim of any viewing trip is to view a range of properties in various locations on the island, but it can also serve more than one purpose. If you head out in the summer season you can see for yourself what life is like there when tourists descend on the island. We’re not just talking about a steady flow of arrivals: between April-October last year 2.7 million visitors enjoyed a summer break in Cyprus, with figures expected to rise in 2017.
Gaining firsthand experience of the peak season crowds will help you focus your property search. You can decide if you fancy being in a bustling location full of people, traffic, bars and restaurants, or if you would prefer to take your search somewhere a little more sedate. If you plan on renting out your property when you’re not in residence, you will be able to gauge its rental potential and whether it will actually pay for itself. And with the sun beating down, deciding whether or not you need a swimming pool will become clearer.
Back in January we told you how Paphos – a city of just 60,000 inhabitants – had taken over as joint 2017 European Capital of Culture (Pafos2017) along with Denmark’s Aarhus. It’s a real chance for the islands 5th biggest city to demonstrate that there is more to Cyprus than just sun, sea and sand, although it delivers rather well on those fronts too.
You will need some downtime in between all the excitement of viewing properties, so head to Paphos this summer and you won’t be short of entertainment. The city is revelling in its cultural status, with a host of events covering everything from music, theatre and dance to archaeology, gastronomy and the environment. For a full programme schedule visit the official Pafos2017 website.
For tips on organising a viewing trip, download the Cyprus Viewing Trip Guide.
Make a holiday out of it
Your viewing trip is not meant to be a stressful chore; it’s a vital step in making your dream of owning a home in the Cypriot sun a reality. So why not treat it as a holiday with the excitement of checking out some properties with potential thrown in? What better time and place to do just that than Cyprus in the summer?
When you’re not checking out a villa on the coast just outside Paphos, Limassol or Larnaca, or visiting a modern apartment in Nicosia, you can chill on one of the islands beautiful sandy beaches and frolic in the crystal clear Mediterranean waters. Elsewhere, there’s plenty to sample in terms of history and culture. Aphrodite’s rock – birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of love, also known as Venus – is a popular spot with tourists who want to see where love was born. Ok, so this is located on a beach, but it’s further proof of just how wonderful the Cypriot coastline is.
This could be the primetime to make an offer on a property you have fallen in love with.
Make an offer
This could be the primetime to make an offer on a property you have fallen in love with. Put yourself in a seller’s shoes: if you were in a rush to make a sale, you wouldn’t want to wait until the winter months for offers. Visitor numbers dwindle significantly once the heat of summer has subsided and they will be less confident of finding a buyer.
The Cyprus Buying Guide takes you through each stage of the property buying process, with practical recommendations from our experts who have been through the process themselves. The guide will help you to: