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Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:51am
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suenic

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Hello my name is Sue , my husband is Pete. We are both semi retired in the UK and planning a move to la marina this year (Brexit dependant) We have 2 dogs which we must take with us. We have had our house valued and its ready for sale. I have seen a house I like through Barclays Estate agents and have made contact with them. Thats as far as we have got at the moment. Any tips would be great.

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Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:05pm

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Location: Albatera

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Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:05pm

Hello Sue and Pete!
I don´t live in an urbanization near the coast so I typed in a google search "Are there any problems with La Marina Urbanizations" and it came up with a lot of different viewpoints, good and bad, although some of them are quite dated so things may be different. I also looked at all property for sale on Kyero in La Marina and there were loads so it is a buyer´s market.

If you are looking to live full-time, you will need a good heating system as properties rarely have insulation and if you don´t know the area very well it could be a good idea to visit in winter and high summer as things will be very different.

Happy searching because when you get it right, it´s fabulous here.

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Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:02pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:02pm

suenic wrote on Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:51am:

Hello my name is Sue , my husband is Pete. We are both semi retired in the UK and planning a move to la marina this year (Brexit dependant) We have 2 dogs which we must take with us. We have had our house valued and its ready for sale. I have seen a house I like through Barclays Estate agents and have made contact with them. Thats as far as we have got at the moment. Any tips would be great.

I personally wouldn't live on an urbanisation as it's a bit like living on a council estate and you can't choose your neighbours. My wife lived there for 15 years before we got married and was glad to leave. If you like fish and chips, English beer and junk food, the bars and restaurants will suit you. If you want a touch of Spanish cuisine and culture, forget it.

Barclays Estates are one of the big developers on the urbanisation and are anxious to sell as many properties as they can. To be honest, I think they are overpriced, so offer them 15% off and settle at 10%.

Make sure your dogs don't appear on the Spanish dangerous dogs list - there are a lot more than in the UK, and it is enforced. Dogs over 20 kg in weight are considered dangerous and have to be muzzled in public.

If you are bringing a UK car to Spain, the Guardia Civil regularly do checks and stop UK registered cars in La Marina to make sure they haven't been in Spain longer than 6 months. They put up a road check on the roundabout as you come into the urbanisation so you can't avoid it.

Personally I'm a lot happier living in a Spanish town, as is my wife after her experience in La Marina.

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Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:20pm

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Location: Almoradí

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Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:20pm

Not sure if you mean La Marina village or La Marina the urbanisation!   The village is by the sea and the urbanisation is on the other side of the N332, the major coast road for the area.

However, wherever you live, a couple of sites that may have answers to many queries that you will have are as follows:

Citizens Advice Bureau Spain for general queries, and 

N332 for anything to do with driving in Spain.   This site is run in collaboration with officers of the Guardia Civil for English speaking people.   Recently an English version of the Spanish equivalent of the Highway Code has been added to the site.

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Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:09pm

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Location: Santa Pola

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Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:09pm

Why " Brexit dependent" ? If you look on here so many people are buying , the world is not ending 

Iosolass

Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:49am

Posts: 15

Location: Pinoso / El Pinós

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Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:49am

Hi.   La Marina urbanisation is large and it really depends how much of traditional Spanish life and customs you would prefer. However the beach is great at la Marina and the airport is close.  

Inland is more traditional so look at many properties and then decide 

Barbs58

Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:54pm

Posts: 11

Location: Algorfa

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Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:54pm

We have a place on montemar algorfa . It is an urbanisation but we love the fact that there are many nationalities and is a very friendly place so much so myself and hubby are moving permanently in three weeks . The walk into town from Montemar is about a good 30_40 minute walk but rewarded by having a tapas and wine in the town square mingling with the locals. Guardamar beach is about a fifteen minutes drive. There are a few bars and restaurants nearby at la finca and the algorfa hotel is just round the corner. There are also lovely lemon and orange groves nearby . Hope some of this helps.

Hobbsey

Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:13pm

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Location: San Fulgencio

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Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:13pm

Hi Sue and Pete.

My name is also Pete and my partners name is Caroline.  We have recently purchased a property in la marina and would be happy to share our experience with you.  We also used Barclays.  Feel free to contact me on Facebook. [email protected]

cazh

Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:36pm

Posts: 3

Location: La Marina

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Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:36pm

Hi Pete my partner has just left a message .. we purchased through Barclays, they were fantastic, did everything for us and 6months later if I ask them a question still always try and help, very professional and great service. La marina urb! Maybe not everyone’s cup of tea, but suited us. A mixture of everything we want, have fantastic neighbours, made some lovely friends. Close to beach, airport.. we Came out on an inspection visit with another agent which showed us areas that didn’t suit us, didn’t want a beach area that closed down at winter, ok la marina urb isn’t heaving in winter but here I am in the evening typing this reply listening to a great singer in a local bar after a great few hours with some friends we made .. 

suenic

suenic

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Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:23am

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Location: La Marina

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:23am

thank you so much I will contact you prepare to be bombarded 

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