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?
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.
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?
The clock’s ticking on Brexit – but is it really ‘time up’ for Brits relocating here to sunny Spain? The media would have you think so. However, British buyers actually increased by 16% this year, so what do they know that others don’t?
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.