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Moving to Spain – Property

So, you are moving to Spain!

Whether you are emigrating, taking a short term assignment or joining family in Spain we have put together the information you will need to make your move a smooth one.

Purchasing Property Abroad

Common Mistakes People Make When Purchasing Property Abroad – And How To Avoid Them

Prospective expats and holiday home buyers have been offered expert tips and advice to prevent them from making easily avoidable mistakes during the property buying process. From planning viewing trips in the height of summer to ignoring each country’s basic legal requirements, overseas property experts at YourOverseasHome.com have issued advice to highlight eight of the most…

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Managing Foreign Exchange When Buying Property Overseas

We are pleased to introduce you to Regency FX, our new forex and international payments partner.  They are able to assist you in all your requirements for all aspects of managing your foreign exchange risks and international payment requirements.  Here they outline the assistance they can provide when you are buying a property abroad. Regency…

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Managing two homes in two countries

5 Tips For Managing Two Homes In Two Countries

For many homeowners, the idea of having one home in the UK and another abroad is something of a panacea. However, ambitious property investors and those looking to expand their portfolios can often find success by finding homes abroad as well as maintaining a domestic presence. With one foot firmly ingrained in the UK and…

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renting property in Spain

What You Need To Know Before Renting Property In Spain

There are many advantages to renting rather than buying in Spain and it is worth considering renting initially even if you plan to buy.  How do you find a rental property, what are your options and how does the rental process work?  Here we set out what you need to know before renting in Spain…

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Spanish Expat Mortgages

Spanish Expat Mortgages – A Guide

If you are buying property in Spain and need to take out a mortgage to finance the purchase you need to understand how to obtain a mortgage.  There are similarities between Spanish expat mortgages and what you may be familiar with at home but it is vital that you understand the differences.  How much deposit…

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Buying Property In Spain: What Expats Need To Know

There’s no denying that there is something special about Spain.  Expats have been relocating to the country for years for the vibrant culture, temperate climate, long sandy beaches and low cost of living.  In fact, Spain has become such a popular haven for expats that in 2022, 20% of property sold was snapped up by…

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Property in Spain

Buying Property In Spain

Step one is to get your professionals lined up and ready. That should certainly include a lawyer who is independent of the estate agent or developer whose property you are viewing, who is qualified and who is a specialist in property in Spain and land law, known as urbanismo. By Christopher Nye It is also…

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mortgage in spain

Getting A Mortgage In Spain – A Property Buyer’s Guide

Although the Spanish property market and mortgage process may be different from what you are used to at home, it is possible for foreigners and expats to buy and get a mortgage in Spain. However not all banks – and certainly not all mortgage brokers – follow the procedures of the recently regulated mortgage market…

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Spanish mortgages

Spanish Mortgages – Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Spanish mortgages follow different rules to those you may be used to in the UK or in the US.  Here Mortgage Direct, a leading mortgage broker in Spain, provide answers to the frequently asked questions from expats looking to take out a Spanish mortgage. Written for Expat Network by Mortgage Direct   Why not use…

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buying property in spain

Costs Incurred When Buying Property In Spain

Transactions in Spain, including buying property, are subject to taxes, whether  you are resident in Spain or not. It is also not impacted by whether you are an individual or incorporated with a legal entity. This is because fiscal activities such as these go toward the state budget and must therefore be paid off promptly…

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