PERMANENT LIVING IN SPAIN.

Buying a property for permanent living in Spain is different from buying as a holiday home.

Why would you be doing this? The two main reasons are for work and retirement.

If you are going to Spain to work then the type of job you are going to take up will help you to decide where to buy or rent. Many people in Spain, just as increasingly in the UK, rent properties in towns or cities. Often these are near the business districts. Then it may be that renting for every-day is supplemented by owning a smaller property in a rural area or on the coast. Second homes are bought by Spaniards wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, also the heat of major conurbations, for a cooler more peaceful escape in the mountains or on the coast at weekends or holiday times.

One of the other main reasons for people in the UK to buy in Spain for permanent living is that they are going there to retire. Many older people, particularly those who have holidayed in Spain, wish to live in a warmer climate!! Aches and pains seem to feel better when it is warm. Playing golf all year round in warmth even in winter. Then some people just love the culture of Spain and its way of life and want to be part of it.

The reason for moving to Spain permanently needs careful thought and planning. If you are looking for a job, remember your options will be limited if you don’t speak Spanish and the fact that there are still many Spaniards who are also looking for work. If you are retiring to Spain then a location which was fine for a holiday may not be suitable for day-to-day living. Shops, banks, doctors, dentists etc all come into the equation. The idea of “rural living” may seem idyllic if you are in good health, can still drive and like your own company!! Some people would like to settle in villages and towns which are predominantly Spanish whilst others feel more at ease in a more Anglophile environment.

This is where a Spanish  Property Specialist who really listens to you in the first instance and offers you a wide variety of property and locations is invaluable.Whatever your reason for a permanent home in Spain, make sure you consult someone who has both local and national knowledge of the Spanish property market.

We offer this wide type of service, plus we as a company remain available to you once you are living in Spain if you need any advice in the future.

Keith Pintointernational

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