Construction Projects by Samos Housing
Ground Floor Residential Apartment
2 Floor Stone Villa by the Waterfront
2 Floor Villa with an Attic
3 Villas in Kokkari
2 Floor Villa with Swimming Pool
2 Floor Villa in Vourliotes Samos
The Best on Design and Construction of Villas and Vacation Residencies
- Design and build your house | Villa | Vacation Residency on the beautiful island of Samos GR
- Building permits, architectural building design and engineering construction of your house or island villa, as well as land and building cost evaluation and market value evaluation reports for any purposes.
- Remodeling and renovation on existing houses on Samos Island.
Architectural design and engineering construction on your newly bought land or you newly bought traditional house that needs repair, renovation.
Details on Construction
Here you will find all the essential information concerning construction on the Greek Islands.
Furthermore, you can Contact us about anything you need to know around Real Estate and constructing houses in Greece.
In addition, If you are a current resident, our expert engineers and building advisors can help you in any circumstance.
Moreover, We provide you with detailed info on what to do and to expect should you decide to build your own house.
One Stop Place for Construction on Samos
To start with, Samos Housing undertakes the whole process of constructing your new house.
Firstly we do the architectural planning for you.
Subsequently, as soon as you are excited about the design plans, we undertake the whole process and deliver you a brand new house which you will call home.
Construction on Samos
What you need to know about building construction on Samos Greece
“I want to have an ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ experience where I drop off the face of the planet and move to Greece”
General Guidelines on Town and Village Plots
Firstly, In Samos there are many planning zones called (oikismoi), which are mostly villages or areas right next to Samos Town, Karlovasi and Pythagoreio.
Furthermore, On a piece of land in that planning zone you are able to build up to 240 m2 or 2.583,34 ft2 or on some villages like Ano Vathi 400 m2 or 4305 ft2 of housing. These are the most common scenarios on plots in Villages .
However, if the land is larger than 2000 m2 or 21527 ft2, in most cases,then you will be able to divide the land and build even more housing facilities say, up to 800 m2 or 8611 ft2.
In addition, If the land of your choice is within the limits of Samos Town, Karlovasi or Pythagoreion the maximum allowed construction is considerably more.
Our office is able to tell you exactly what your options are in any given case.
Careful of Archaeology Limitations
Firstly, In the Ancient Samos area (Pythagoreion and Ireon of Samos), you have to be extra careful because most plots have to get a certificate by the archaeological department that there are no underlying ancient antiquities present.
Moreover, if you decide to buy in those places, the land has to be officially approved as non-archaeological site.
First and foremost, If the land for example, of your choice is very small say a 100 m2 or 1076 ft2, then the maximum allowed construction depends on construction and footprint coefficient.
That is, The Building Allowance (Sidelestis Domisis) and on the maximum allowed Building Footprint (Sidelestis Kalipsis), which varies depending on the case (usually 60-70% of the total plot area for town or village plots and 10% for agricultural plots).
Always Use an Engineer
Last but not least you will always need an engineer.
Furthermore, If you decide to buy land, house, or even renovate an old house you will always need a certified engineer by the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE).
Moreover, Engineer Prices are set by the Technical Chamber of Greece. We charge according to the price list set by the Technical Chamber of Greece.
How can We Help
Samos Housing undertakes the whole process of designing and building your new house.
Moreover, we construct buildings with top quality materials.
Furthermore, we implement a straightforward procedure so at every stage you know exactly what you are spending and why.
Our Company expertises on undertaking a construction project from start to finish.
Real Estate and Purchase Fees
Firstly , Real Estate Prices and fees have to be straightforward.
Furthermore, contract fees, tax fees and general expenses may increase total cost up to 11-12% of initial sale price.
Most importantly, Almost always these expenses are covered by the buyer unless there is a different agreement between the two parties.
Usually its 3% Real Estate Fees plus VAT, 3% Property Tax, 2-3% Notary Fees and Lawyer Fees and that is on top of the sale price.
Who Can Buy a plot and Build a Villa?
Firstly, By Law any non-Greek citizen can build or buy a house in Greece.
Moreover, for EU citizens things are very simple.
You jut need a Greek tax number which is obtained with a valid EU Passport, and a Greek Bank Account.
Non EU, Switzerland, U.K., Norway Citizens
For non EU Citizens things are more complicated. You need to pick the property you wish and go through a committee that examines your request.
However, if you spend more than 250,000€ you are eligible for a Golden Visa.
In addition, For U.K. Citizens to buy Property in Greece after the Brexit Deal, it seems that there will be a special case with no restrictions such as Norwegian Citizens.
General Land and Survey Guidelines
In order, to buy land in Samos and Greece in short, you have to pay attention to a few important aspects.
Firstly, you need to get a certificate with a new or recent survey plan with GPS coordinates from an Engineer, that the land of your choice is buildable.
Secondly, for Pricing to do the Survey through us please check The Surveys page
Furthermore, check that in your newly bought land, a future building can be connected with the electricity, and water mains.
Moreover, It’s is always a good practice to make sure that internet connection is also available in that area.
In addition, those basic needs are somehow guaranteed if the land of your choice is within a town planning zone.
Rural Areas Guidelines
Firstly, Complications may occur if the land of your choice is outside the town planning zone on a rural area.
Moreover, for construction outside town planning it is essential that the plot has already a forest department classification (telesiikia) as an agricultural land or non forest land.
Importantly, the agricultural area has to be big enough more than 4000 m2. Also, it has to have enough space to place the building 15m from the boundaries or 10m from the forest areas within the plot, if any.
Rural Zones of Samos
Furthermore, Rural areas on Samos by law, is divided into zones.
If and to what extend, you are able to build, is depending on which zone your land is.
For example, in Zone H you are able to build 200 m2 or 2152 ft2of housing if the area of your land is 4000 m2/43055 ft2 or greater.
But on the other hand, for example, on Zone E , you can only build up to 20m2 of agricultural storage facility only as a use, not a house!
Careful of Forest Limitations
You have to be extra careful for the regulations of the land you want to buy.
Most importantly, it must not be classified as a forest area (in its entirety at least), by the forrest administration of Greece.
Furthermore, It is very common that some rural plots have both forest areas and agricultural segments. That does not necessarily mean that you cannot build on this plot.
Moreover, Our company can guarantee you that the land should you choose to buy, is within those specifications, and therefore, a building can be constructed.
Finally, as of 2022 it is expected to be really straightforward which parcels of land are forest and which aren’t, since the Forest maps on the whole island of Samos will be implemented.
What are the Construction Phases?
Construction Key Stages
The key stages for construction Samos are:
-Pick a favourite spot to build your house
-Preliminary Housing Proposal
-Building Permit Process and Architectural Committee Approval
-Construction Phase (2 Building inspections – One initial and one Final)
-Your New Home is Ready!
Typical completion process from start to finish 8-12 months
Prices for building construction, comprise of the following:
- Planning, surveying and building Permit Fees
- Labour fees and materials costs
- Labour Social Security (IKA)
- Management Fees
We Are Here To Help You With Any Questions You May Have
Usually we Give a time frame of 12 months plus 2 month justified delay due to weather conditions.
The Weather can be extreme during the winter months.
Moreover, for larger projects, on Rural plots and above 120m2 the time frame is 18 months minimum depending on the terrain, villa size and surrounding space.
The only correct way is to get an Engineering Team like Samos Housing and start the process of Drafting and planning the permit and architectural committee approval.
Approval By the Architectural Committee is mandatory for all new or old building to be renovated where their external view are altered.
In General, you have to keep in line withe the Island style of Samos, tile roof, symmetrical openings, plaster or stone coating on the walls.
We work together with our customers and we provide quality options for tiles, toilets, Kitchens, and Doors and Windows.
Furthermore, It is a good practice to agree first on the quality of the materials and then quote the construction phase.
Then, we either quote the whole construction process without quoting specific aspects like tiles, bathroom toilets, sinks etc.
Alternatively, we quote with Kitchen and Bathroom materials and fix them in the price as long as we have an agreement on the style and quality that we will use.
First of all, Enjoy your new Home!
Secondly, you will always be in need of an accountant in Greece.
Furthermore, you will also need, almost certainly of a care – taker for your house.
Certainly if there is a pool on the property.
In addition, every year you will have to pay an average property tax about 200-600€, depending on size and location of the property.
That is, depending on the size and location of your property, Furthermore, you will need to pay about 300€ per month for a caretaker depending on the job description.
This sum can be more when there is a handling of a pool.
Moreover, utilities bills (electricity, water, etc) are usually another 100-400€ per month again, depending on the property size and consumption.
Firstly, the Building Permit has a certain fee that is dependant on the size of the planned building. On the permit the Social Security fees are always calculated.
Moreover, The Permit fees also contain statutory “management” fees which are mandatory and are in reality Technical assurance fees.
That means, that these are fees that the engineer who planed you house and mechanical systems can assure that the quality of the Structural and Mechanical planning is adequate for your House or Villa.
Similarly, Social security fees are also mandatory by the Greek State are always paid by the owner for the benefit of the workers involved on the construction project.
To Clarify, It is always a good practice to install a spare water tank on your building.
During summer months water outings are frequent and may up to several days.
Therefore, a 2000-5000L water tank is encouraged together with a pressure pump.
That is a supplementary cost and is never calculated on the quote.
From our 17 Year Experience on the Construction, the average price that is appropriate for a good quality Construction is between 1250 – 1350€ / m2 of building plus VAT on a flat terrain.
Moreover, On ideal Conditions (simple configuration), it can be less, but we need to take a thorough look on the final architectural and Structural plans before quoting.
Below this average price, quality and materials are seriously compromised and you end up with a poor construction which is in constant need of maintenance, or even restoration.
Prices will be higher if there are for stone works, swimming pools and many bathrooms are included
For Reselling in general it is easy to resell if the quality is good.
If a poor quality is implemented things become harder for anyone involved, Owners, Engineers, Realtors, and Potential Buyers are considerably less. Especially if you want to make a profit. That is why we give an average baseline price mentioned above.