kevducky, there will be nearly one million properties available for rent on the Spanish costas soon – short term, long term etc – no maintenace, no community fees, no urban tax, no exposure to currency movements, no exposure to further downward movements in prices once DEFLATION takes hold in the national economy ………. so why not rent for five years ???????????? just take advantage of the “buy to letters” who’ve ended up with egg on their faces thinking a second home would be their pension !!!!!!!!!!!