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  • #54437
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    Hi, this is my first post and we are looking at relocating to Spain in the near future.

    I intend to buy one or more guides to buying Spanish Property andit looks like there is an awful lot to choose from. Can anyone recommend a decent one that is easy to read and understand.. I see there is a “Buyingproperty in Spain for Dummies” guide,.. I normally get on quite well with the “Dummies series”

    Regards

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    @dragonmate1 wrote:

    Hi, this is my first post and we are looking at relocating to Spain in the near future.

    I intend to buy one or more guides to buying Spanish Property andit looks like there is an awful lot to choose from. Can anyone recommend a decent one that is easy to read and understand.. I see there is a “Buyingproperty in Spain for Dummies” guide,.. I normally get on quite well with the “Dummies series”

    Regards

    Well, the Dummies eries can be used to learn how to write html files or how to take camera pictures.

    But they will never tell you that:

    – many properties in Spain are illegal and prone to be demolished
    – the prices are falling like a rock and some regions prices will be completely devastated
    – low cost airlines are reducing the flights
    – we are entering a deep recession and, if you want to et rent from you property, there might be few people who will be able to go in holidays in the next years

    My advice: read all the threads on this nice site, they contain a lot of information hidden under the carpet by media.

  • #87264
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    Dummy or no dummy. If you relocating to Spain. Irrespective of where you wish to relocate to, I suggest you rent first, settle down, learn the language, get to know the area particular area, urbanisation etc.

    If we could learn from books only, than we will all be enlightened.

  • #87266
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    “You and the Law in Spain” by David Searle is regarded highly by many and I believe he updates quite regularly. The book opens eyes and tells you where to be wary as well as making you aware of the legal stuff re. property purchasing.

    Shakeel’s advice though is correct in my opinion – rent first, spend time in different areas, research as much as possible….and learning the language would enhance your whole Spanish experience.
    You certainly don’t need to feel in a hurry re. purchasing (though some may disagree…. 🙄 ).

  • #87267
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    🙄 I agree with the foregoing comments. However, one book is a must for reading – You and the Law in Spain – by David Searle. Easy reading and has saved me some “gaffs”.

    Good luck – research, research and a lot of scepticism needed! 😕

  • #87268
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    Research, research. Once you get nearer the time of signing, start your research again as your initial research would have been out of date.

  • #87269
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    Many thanks.. good advice..

    My fortunate position means that I’m in no particlar rush, so have plenty of time to research and make a considered decision.

    I am a little concerned of the negativity here. I feel a little put off the idea at the moment.. It makes me wonder if you have successfully relocated, or tried and rejected it or something else. Either way, I appreciate the honesty.

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