Spanish Property Investment 2014

Many individuals choose to travel to Spain in order to purchase property within the country. luxury homes (1)This is because Spain is a beautiful country and has a warm climate throughout the year that would be perfectly suited to those that want to live a life in the sunshine. There are also many great locations within Spain, where individuals can purchase property. These include beautiful natural areas in the countryside, as well as busy cities such as Barcelona and Madrid.

So what should one consider when they are thinking of buying a property in Spain? The first thing to consider is the rules and regulations that Spain applies to those who wish to buy property, as these can be different from those in other countries. Getting everything in writing is usually a good idea and investing in a translator if you’re not sure of the Spanish language can also be a good plan. Sometimes legal disputes can take place, and in these situations it is important to get a lawyer. If one cannot afford the court fees then they will need to seek funding via legal aid. However, as long as the buyer pays careful attention to all aspects of the property purchase, they should be okay.

When viewing properties for sale in Javea it is important to consider the climate of the area in which you are viewing. Issues such as high humidity and condensation should be considered in hot and humid countries such as Spain, as this can damage properties over time. It is also a good idea to check for any insects or bedbugs that may be living in the property as these tend to thrive in hotter and more humid locations.

Is Living In Spain A Good Idea?

barcelona (33)If you’re thinking about moving to Spain, you are right to question if living in Spain is a good idea. The answer varies from person to person, depending on each individual’s circumstances.

Perhaps the biggest downside of living in Spain is having to actually work in a physical job in the country. Compared to the UK work conditions are not excellent in Spain, conditions described in work contracts are often not met, and many bosses expect workers to work weekends, bank holidays and other inconvenient days without extra pay. Shifts tend to be very long and workers are often expected to work without proper eating or rest breaks.

If you do not really need to rely on going to work in a hotel, restaurant or similar job to earn a living, Spain is probably one of the better countries you can choose to relocate to. The weather is excellent and there are many outdoor past times to enjoy such as water sports, golf, cycling and hiking.

Locals in the country are generally very friendly towards expats providing you make some sort of effort to fit in with the local community. Even if you do not speak the language, Spanish people tend to be very generous in trying to understand you and most are happy to practice their English when given the opportunity.

To sum up, living in Spain is a good idea if you have the means of supporting yourself, at least for some time, because finding a good job is not easy. However, you can expect to enjoy a more laid-back less hurried lifestyle than is typically experienced in the UK.

For information about buying a property in Spain visit Valuvillas or look at luxury villas to rent in Javea for rental properties.