Property in Spain – Thinking of Buying or Renting?

Many people are buying property in Spain either as a permanent home or as a second-home.

Of course one of the most popular areas for buying property in Spain is on the Costa Blanca coast which this website covers thoroughly.

Also popular is the Costa del Sol, Costa del Almeria, Murcia, Costa de la Luz and the Costa Brava.

As well as property prices consider also the best areas for jobs and work as otherwise you might buy a lovely house but not be able to find work.

villa-for-sale-Alfaz-del-Pi-SpainAlso more popular these days is renting on a long-term rental or long term let basis.

This is a great way of finding out if you like the area first before you buy – or you may decide that renting is the best option anyway.

In my experience many people love Spain initially, then end up moving on for various reasons, often just a change of scenery. They get bored. You do get used to the blue skies, sunshine and beaches, as incredible as it sounds!

Our section on moving to Spain is an essential read BEFORE you commit to buying or renting a property.

There are so many things to consider if you are thinking of buying property in Spain – you are investing a substantial amount of money and the chances are you are unfamiliar with the local laws, regulations and customs.

You can have problems when buying property in Spain and indeed you have probably seen some television programmes in which people have had unforeseen disasters occur.

We would simply say to you that thousands of people have already bought Spanish property safely, it is just a case of being very careful and cautious and if in doubt walk away as there is so much choice of properties that it is best to be safe than sorry.

Using professionals to assist you in the buying process is of course vital.

In this buyers guide to buying and purchasing property in Spain we have many pages covering all the different subjects concerning your property purchase.

By reading our articles we hope to help you become wiser and better informed BEFORE you buy your property in Spain.

These are the different pages in our Spanish property section:

We ask one of Spain’s top estate agents if Spanish house prices are up or down?

Expose of those free or very cheap property inspection trips to Spain.

Many non-resident owners of property in Spain are unaware that they must submit an annual tax return, we look at their obligations and taxes on Spanish property for non-residents.



We look at the market for property repossessions and foreclosures in Spain and ask if this is the right time to buy a distressed property in Spain.

The 10 top tips to sell your property in Spain quickly.

Do you want to know where to find and buy cheap properties in Spain? This really informative article brings us all up to speed on the state of the Spanish property market.

villa-for-saleRepossessions in Spain – Complete guide including how to avoid having your house or property repossessed and how to find and buy repossessions in Spain.

Considering moving and buying property on the Costa Blanca? – This guide gives recommendations on what are the best areas of the Costa Blanca to move to and buy property.

Spanish property prices – In common with many other countries, house prices in Spain have increased rapidly in recent years. We look at the reasons why Spanish property prices went up so much.

Mortgages in Spain - We take a look at the many different ways you can finance buying your property in Spain and how much Spanish mortgages cost – and how to get a Spanish mortgage.

Costa Blanca Estate Agents – otherwise know in Spain as inmobiliaria, estate agents in Spain are unlicensed, we look at the ways in which Spanish estate agents operate and how they can help you find your dream home in Spain.

Costa Blanca surveyors – Most people buying property in Spain do not bother getting a property survey when they wouldn’t think twice about buying a house elsewhere without one!

Structural surveys do exist in Spain and Costa Blanca surveyor Mark Paddon has produced a free 15 page buyer’s guide to help increase awareness in the market highlighting common pitfalls and ways to avoid them.

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