Real Estate around Barcelona area

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    Hello,…I am considering setting up a business in Barcelona, however I do not want to stay in the city, primarily due to the high cost of purchase or rental. Ideally I would like to investigate the possiblity of long term rental outside of the city….up to 1 hr travelling north or south. ( or inland ) I hope this would help in reducing the cost of the accomodation to a more reasonable figure. ……Is this a realistic expectation..??
    Does anyone have any experience of this, or advice they could offer ?. I am reasonably familiar with the Renfe routes to Pineda de Mar / Calella / Santa Susana on the north side, and down to approx Sitges on the south side… As you can tell my knowledge is based around the typical resorts, and so I would be interested to hear of any ‘non resort’ locations.

    Any thoughts anyone….?

    Many Thanks.

    John

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    I am not quite sure how helpful I can be re prices John but we have just bought a holiday home just outside Vilafranca del Penedes. I have noticed the new rail line although I haven’t actually used it yet. Vilafranca is at the side of the A7 so is convenient for the motorway it usually takes us about 1 hour to get to the centre of Barcelona. It is about half an hour from the coast. There is alot of new building going on here and I can tell you not many Brits buy here so it is mainly for Spanish purchasers. However again it is not what I would call cheap!!!

    Hope that is a little helpful
    Sally

  • #75593
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    You might want to consider Terrassa. I visit my friends often at their flat there; it is a small city about 45 minutes inland from Barcelona. Everywhere in Terrassa is within walking distance of either RENFE or FGC lines into Barcelona. It is a classic small non-touristed, totally Spanish city. It has a pretty el centro, pedestrians-only, and lots of nice shops. Some good restaurants too. My friends got their 90 m2 flat with 3 bedrooms & 3 terraces & 2 baths for slightly over $200K euros, in a nice convenient area 18 months ago. It’s not cheap, but it’s certainly not Barcelona prices. Good luck!

  • #75594
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    Sherry, your signature quote is great. It is one that Spanish and British people especially, should take note of. (IMO.) 😉

  • #75628
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    Thanks Claire,

    I’ve been lurking on the site a while, soaking up info since my husband and I are planning to purchase a finca in inland Castellon province in about 4 years or so. That is, if the dollar ever recovers . . . I’m a US attorney and find all the legal problems here unbelievable. It does look like intensive research, checklisting, etc. are key. Thanks for all your good posts!

    Sherry

  • #75629
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    Hi Sherry

    I guess you must be looking to move to Spain, 8+ hours on a jet just to visit is gonna be a bind 🙂

    Seattle by the way is one of my favorite places

    Regards

    Paul

  • #75630
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    As you say you are an Attorney, that means naturally you are going to research/collect facts.

    While no research is enough. I feel you ought to realise your research would have a sell by date as in any Country things change in the case of Spain the local, regional, provincial laws could change.

    Good luck

  • #75639
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    Absolutely right Shakeel, lots of info becomes quickly out of date and thus actually misleading. We do plan to move from the US so it’s a huge project and I don’t want to blow it with lazy planning. I wish my US legal training was helpful here but it’s not really. Thanks for all your good posts I’ve been reading. It’s an excellent forum.

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