that would be my main advice to someone looking to buy in Spain. Before you even start, make sure you have a good lawyer. Dont buy off-plan, and if serious about anywhere, ask opinions from people who post on here that aren’t full of c**p! (i would recommend a few PM’s to helpful regulars like charlie, claire, suzanne, katy, paul, myself and Mark who runs the site to define that one!) , then of go and spend a few weeks out there, listening to only the few agents you can trust (like the good agents that post on here) and finding as much out as possible from the neighbours and locals, local councils etc. If still happy, bargain hard, there is so much choice!. All above just my opinion of course.