Moving to a new country is fraught with challenges – finding a new job, getting to grips with the local way of life, new culture, new food etc. But there is another challenge and one that is often overlooked amidst all the other pressures of the move: making new friends. This can be especially difficult for adults who don´t have the advantage of going to school every day and being forced to make friends that way, as is the case with children. Thankfully, there are loads of ways of smoothing this part of the transition and ensuring that finding your place in the sun needn´t mean abandoning your social life.
One of the conclusions drawn from the presentation on international marketing challenges given by Alfredo Millá, Sonneil’s CEO (www.sonneil.com) at the last Barcelona Meeting Point in Barcelona, is that buyers coming from the major countries purchasing second homes in Spain are buying more than in the pre-recession period. Especially Northern countries, which have increased their volume of purchases by 450%, compared to the year 2006, followed by Belgians, 240% and French, 54%. All that according to the data provided by the Land and Mercantile Registrars Association of Spain’s Statistics Reports.
There are basically two main layouts: separate and open-plan. Let us examine this in greater detail… Seguir leyendo
Golden Visa Law (Law 14/2013) allows non-EU investors to apply for Spanish residency. Its people and culture, the joy of life, its unrivalled climate, prices bottoming out… all of them are some of the reasons why Spanish real estate has become an attractive choice for investment, whether for sand-sea lovers or a professional investors. If you are a non-EU citizen and you are considering investing in Spanish real estate, the following information is doubtlessly of your interest. This new law allows you to reside in Spain with no requirement for minimum stays. The only condition is that you had visited Spain at least once in the year to renew the Visa. Read on to learn more about the requirements and conditions of the so-called “Spanish Golden Visa”.
Buying property in Spain is always a good investment, especially now. The favourable currency exchange rate and the fact that prices have hit rock-bottom make this moment the perfect opportunity to make that idea prowling around your mind come true. Now it is a great time to benefit from the exchange rate. If you buy in UK Pounds, you will get best value for money.
However, it is important to bear in mind that buying a home where the sun always shines involves certain expenses which are listed below: Seguir leyendo