5 Top Tips for a Successful Property Purchase in Spain

5 Top Tips for a Successful Property Purchase in Spain

In this post we are going to look at five of the factors that should be at the top of your priorities when starting out with your property purchase in Spain. If you would like to discuss any of these subjects in more detail, simply use the search box at the top of...
7 Steps for Successfully Moving To Spain with Children

7 Steps for Successfully Moving To Spain with Children

Moving To Spain with Children is my first published book, available on Amazon: Have a  Look Inside and read the reviews using this link. Having answered questions from many families thinking about moving to Spain, over the past years, and at the request of many mums,...
How To Book Your NIE Appointment Online: Step by Step!

How To Book Your NIE Appointment Online: Step by Step!

In this post we are going to show you how to book your NIE appointment online. Please note that these instructions can also be followed to book your residency application online. Step 1: Enter the official portal for booking your NIE appointment online. Enter using...
When is the Best Time to Look for Property to Rent in Malaga?

When is the Best Time to Look for Property to Rent in Malaga?

      Are you looking for property to rent in Malaga and the Costa del Sol? Are you frustrated by the number of incorrectly advertised properties? How many properties that you have seen advertised for rent are actually available? I kid you not, best...
Document Checklist for Moving To Spain

Document Checklist for Moving To Spain

  Spain is infamous for its bureaucracy and never-ending paperwork trail. Many hours of your life can be wasted standing in queues in government buildings, and that is if you have the correct documents. Have the incorrect documents and change “hours” for “days”!...
Mortgage in Spain 2019 regulations: What do they mean for you?

Mortgage in Spain 2019 regulations: What do they mean for you?

On June the 16th 2019,  new mortgage in Spain regulations were put in place. The new regulations are part of an ongoing EU directive to bring mortgages in Spain and all EU lending across member states into line and to improve the transparency and behaviour of mortgage...
Should You Apply for NIE Before Moving to Spain?

Should You Apply for NIE Before Moving to Spain?

  We have continually stated that If you are planning to move to Spain, finding the answer to the question how to apply for NIE or Residency should be on the top of your “To DO” list. If you are moving to Spain for more than three months then you would apply for...
How to Calculate ROI on Spanish Rental Property

How to Calculate ROI on Spanish Rental Property

We are often asked to calculate the ROI on Spanish rental property by investors. If I am completely honest, I am not always comfortable doing this as I believe these figures are mere predictions and cannot be guaranteed. I am used to guaranteeing my work and the...
To Rent or Buy Property In Malaga: My Advice To You

To Rent or Buy Property In Malaga: My Advice To You

Making the decision whether to rent or buy property in Malaga and the Costa del Sol requires time, research and expert guidance. In a previous article, To Rent or Buy in Malaga, published five years ago, I wrote:   Statement 1: The decision whether it is better...
Where’s the best place to buy a holiday home in Spain?

Where’s the best place to buy a holiday home in Spain?

Buying a holiday home in a foreign country is as daunting as it is exciting. On one hand you’re getting your very own bolt-hole in the sun. A place to enjoy with your family and friends, and might even make you some money if you invest in a buy-to-let home. On the...
How to Apply for Your NIE in Alicante

How to Apply for Your NIE in Alicante

  If you are living in the Alicante province and need to apply for your NIE number as an EU citizen, you will need to apply at your nearest Foreigners’ Officer (oficina de extranjeros).   In most cases, you can apply in person but it is much easier to...
5 Reasons to Invest in Spanish Residency

5 Reasons to Invest in Spanish Residency

  Investing in the economy of a country to gain permanent residency has become a route for many savvy entrepreneurs who wish to gain access to markets that were often closed to them, based on nationality. Non-EU citizens were unable to settle in countries such as...
Moving to Spain as an EU citizen: Your first three steps!

Moving to Spain as an EU citizen: Your first three steps!

Are you an EU citizen considering a move to Spain?   Here are the first three steps you need to follow when moving to Spain as an EU citizen in order to become a permanent resident… Step One: Finding a place to live When you move to Spain and plan to live...
Making an Offer on Property in Spain: How Low Can You Go?

Making an Offer on Property in Spain: How Low Can You Go?

Making an offer on property in Spain can be an exciting yet daunting experience. There is a fine line between securing your ideal property at the best price and losing it forever. The decision to invest a large amount of money is no easy task. And when you make that...
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