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Our new life in the sun!

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:12pm
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Tourneyman

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Hi all, my first post as we're looking at purchasing our first property soon. Joined the group to get a feel of things and find as much info as possible. Hopefully on a personal basis there may be some bargains to be had so were keeping our eyes peeled and all being well be enjoying the sun very soon. 

craig245t

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:40pm

craig245t

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Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:40pm

An excellent first post......

Over 24,000 dead in Spain from Covid19.

Families destroyed, mass unemployment, businesses closing and economy in ruins.

I'm sure you'll find a bargain.........🖕

Kimmy11

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:04am

Kimmy11

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Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:04am

Hi Tourneyman and welcome to the forum!

I found this forum by accident, about 3 years ago, and it's been invaluable.  Of course, we're in unprecedented times for the foreseeable future, but hopefully you'll be able to pursue your dream of buying a property here later in the year.

Insofar as you're hoping to grab a "bargain", you may want to learn about "Complementary Tax" in Spain, which can be a sting in the tail:

https://www.costablancaforum.com/area/formentera-del-segura-spain-54/taxes-suma-nie-tax-advice-in-formentera-del-segura-25/complementary-tax-little-known-often-misunderstood-and-can-be-expensive-58217/ 

I'm sure you'll have loads more questions in time.  We've all been there and done it in one way or another, and many are still hoping to be able to buy, before UK citizens become Third Country Nationals, so I'm sure there will be plenty of us happy to share our experiences and learning with you.

Stay safe,

Kim

Tourneyman

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:36am

Tourneyman

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Location: Villamartin

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Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:36am

craig245t wrote on Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:40pm:

An excellent first post......

Over 24,000 dead in Spain from Covid19.

Families destroyed, mass unemployment, businesses closing and economy in ruins.

I'm sure you'll find a bargain.........🖕

I'm sorry that you feel my post may of been taken out of context, we are all affected by this awful pandemic and it was no way meant to be derogatory to anyone who may be affected from it. I was basically stating as any property company has and is, that it is soon to be a buyers market and such buyers are welcome to come and invest and support the local economy. 

Despegue

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:45am

Despegue

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Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:45am

Tourneyman wrote on Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:36am:

I'm sorry that you feel my post may of been taken out of context, we are all affected by this awful pandemic and it was no way meant to be derogatory to anyone who may be affected from it. I was basically stating as any property company has and is, that it is soon to be a buyers market and such b...

...uyers are welcome to come and invest and support the local economy. 

As I mentioned before, Spain will in my opinion NOT see a dramatic decrease in property prices. Especially not in the higher class sector.

On the contrary. But I know that my opinion is not shared by most on this forum. We will see. Inshallah 🤪

Kenbo

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:30am

Kenbo

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Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:30am

Tourneyman wrote on Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:36am:

I'm sorry that you feel my post may of been taken out of context, we are all affected by this awful pandemic and it was no way meant to be derogatory to anyone who may be affected from it. I was basically stating as any property company has and is, that it is soon to be a buyers market and such b...

...uyers are welcome to come and invest and support the local economy. 

Your first post sounds like a prospective purchaser.

Your second post reads like an estate agent ?? Are you ?

Tourneyman

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:09am

Tourneyman

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Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:09am

Kenbo wrote on Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:30am:

Your first post sounds like a prospective purchaser.

Your second post reads like an estate agent ?? Are you ?

Haha no I'm not an estate agent. Purely looking for somewhere with a good climate / friendly environment to enjoy in the future. 

LeckyLes

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:30am

LeckyLes

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Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:30am

Hi Tourneyman and welcome to the Forum.

You have come to the correct place for all things to do with the everyday  Spanish way of life of people visiting or living in Spain.

As you have, no doubt seen, this is a very vibrant Forum containing members who are always helpful and ready to give advice, or opinion, on pretty much any subject posted up 

Best of luck in your proposed future time in the Sun.

LeckyLes 

Cfell63

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:12pm

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Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:12pm

Welcome tourneyman ! 

What’s on your “must have” list?  Why Villamartin?  Yes I’m nosey!  Lol 

 Keep browsing the real estate web sites to see what you generally get for your money.  Most places don’t have floor plans ..apparently if the  building  is more than x number of years old they won’t be able to find a floor plan ! That’s what I found very frustrating ! Working out the layout of a place ...is the kitchen next to the lounge or the other end of the front door ? Etc. 

I had my real estate do some video walk throughs!  It helped enormously! 

Caroline 

mack

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:23pm

mack

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Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:23pm

And welcome to forum  Tourneyman .it has helped me lots of times

great forum you will get the  few that think they  are the forum police  🖕 to them

You will get tuns of info  just ask , or look at jims guides top of the page the guys a legend

don't let the busybodys  get to you.

  you will find out who they are through time if i can help ask away

all the best mack

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