Spain has so many different types of places to buy: farmhouses out in the countryside, mountain chalets, beach apartments, city lofts, fishermen’s cottages, villas, urbanisations, golf courses and resort-type developments. There really is something for everyone. We recently looked at property on golf courses, and this week we take a look at life in a resort.
Covid-19 may be preventing us from travelling to Spain right now, but it needn’t stop us buying a home there. Estate agents are doing virtual viewings and video walkthroughs of properties, and lawyers and notaries are all working remotely. Moreover, faced with a potential second summer of lost revenue, some holiday home owners are selling at bargain prices.
There are so many reasons to buy a home in Spain; wonderful climate, great way of life, the cuisine, the people… Plus, it can be really healthy! The opportunity to play golf, tennis or even swim in the Mediteranean all year, means that you can stay feeling and looking young well into your retirement. And if the weekend weather at home looks a bit grim, jump on a flight and your holiday home awaits!
If you’re looking for a reasonably priced holiday home – or retirement property – in Spain, the 10 we have selected here are a little special. Property in Spain has never been expensive compared to similar Mediterranean hotspots, but the evidence is that it is particularly affordable right now.
Now you have found your perfect holiday home in Spain, it’s time to sort out the practicalities. This can seem like a daunting task, especially if you don’t know much Spanish. How do you go about setting up utilities? What taxes do you need to pay as a non-resident? What is the easiest way to make friends?