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.
For married couple Steve and Ailsa, the idea of owning a holiday home in Spain had always been something they’d dreamed of. Ailsa loved learning new languages – having studied linguistics at university – and had recently taken up Spanish lessons. But, with two young children and little knowledge of the overseas buying process, they were unsure where to even start.
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The Costa del Sol may attract the rich and famous, from Simon Cowell to Vladimir Putin, but there is plenty for people with more modest budgets too. All with the same blazing sun and sparkling Mediterranean. So, where should you buy if you’re after some bling? And where for something a bit more budget?