What’s it like moving to Spain as a single person?

What’s it like moving to Spain as a single person?

Spain attracts people from all over the world for a variety of reasons: retiring in the sun, coming for work, giving the family a new change. Others still are taking the leap and moving to Spain as a single person! If you’re thinking of doing just this, what can you expect? How can you fit in and meet people – and what’s the dating scene like?
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News update: Post-Brexit agreement on expat rights, best beaches and economic growth

In the news from Spain this week there are some very encouraging statistics about the economy and employment. British residents will be happy with an agreement between the UK and Spain post-Brexit and we say goodbye to one Euro bank note. If you’re a bit of a beach bunny, good news: ours are some of the best in Europe. Daily flights from Málaga to the Big Apple open a new route to overseas buyers.
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Homes in Spain where you can swim and ski!

When you think of skiing, which country pops into your mind? France? Switzerland? Austria? When you think of Spain, what image do you see? Beaches? Warm weather? Tapas bars? Well, did you know that there are many wonderful ski resorts in Spain to enjoy too, often within reach of the coast where you can buy a second home?
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How does holiday home insurance in Spain work?

Renting out a holiday home when you’re not using it is a fantastic way to earn a second income stream, but it needs careful planning. Most guests are respectful, but you can occasionally run into someone who causes problems – which is why holiday home insurance in Spain is so important. But what does it cover, and how much does it cost?
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News update: Almería takes title of ‘Gastronomic Capital 2019’

It’s been a busy week in the south of Spain. The beautiful city of Almería is famous for its year-round sun and beautiful beaches – popular among Spaniards from Granada – but now it’s got another string to its bow as ‘Gastronomic Capital 2019′. Plus, elegant Cádiz has been named one of the New York Times’ best destinations for this year. 
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Buying in Spain, part six: the legal process

British citizens have the same rights to buy a property in Spain as the Spanish do. Even if there’s a no-deal Brexit, you’ll still be able to buy property here – it’s not one of the ‘four freedoms’. But the buying process is quite different, so you need to make sure you’re up on what to expect. Here are the key points of the legal process of buying a home in Spain.
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Buying in Spain, Part Five: Making an Offer

Once you’ve been out to Spain on a viewing trip or two and you’ve found your perfect property (perhaps from our property portal!), then it’s time to make an offer. This is a stage where you need to move fast, but you also need to make sure you keep the upper hand. In this, Part Five of Buying in Spain, we’re looking at how to make an offer on a house in Spain. These are our top seven tips to make sure everything goes smoothly.
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Free homes! Why a Spanish property will save you money

As they say in Europe these days, you can’t have your cake and eat it. Or can you? Buy a home in Spain and your money will be safe in bricks and mortar earning you capital growth or rental while you’re enjoying “free” holidays. Here are a few more ways your Spanish home will be paying for itself while you’re enjoying it.
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What is Spanish healthcare like?

We are often asked about state Spanish healthcare. Is it any good? Are there long waiting lists? What if I don’t speak Spanish? Are the doctors and nurses helpful? What about serious operations? Well, let me put your minds at rest by telling you that Bloomberg’s latest report on world healthcare places Spain at No 3 for efficiency of patient care and 8th of 195 countries for patient care. That’s above France at no 88 and the UK at no 30. Statistics are all well and good but what is the health service in Spain really like? I have lived 12 years in Catalonia and unfortunately have had to call up
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