Buying Property in Spain
of us have only ever dreamed of owning a place in the sun but the reality of owning
a Spanish retreat whether for weekends or the longer term is happening for a growing
number of people.
Holidays can be wonderful relaxing experiences
but for most people they are only a couple of times a year and since they are
often in locations or accommodation not visited before, they can be rather a gamble.
Buying a home for overseas holidays ensures that you know the location and accommodation
and can do what you want with the house to make it a real "home from home", but
you may still only be able to stay there a few times a year because work or other
commitments in the UK prevent you from spending long periods abroad. However,
transport within Europe has now become so swift, frequent and inexpensive that
it is possible to have a holiday home in a wonderful location (and climate) which
is near enough to visit for weekends. Once there you can simply relax, or use
it as a base for exploring the surrounding areas. You'll be surprised at how much
you can fit into a weekend and still feel relaxed at the end of it.
Europe's ageing population more and more people are coming up to retirement age
at a younger and younger age. Often their children have flown the nest and many
are now selling their homes and opting for something smaller whilst investing
the monetary difference in an overseas property.
are younger couples, probably with two good incomes and a taste for foreign travel.
Investing in a home in the sun makes an interesting alternative to squirreling
it away in a pension fund. Chosen carefully, an overseas property should gain
in value and provide a reasonable return from rentals while providing idyllic
holidays whenever you want them. It could even be an eventual retirement home.
course, there's no shortage of people willing to make an even more substantial
commitment by moving lock, stock and barrel to Spain. Now we have faxes, mobile
phones and the internet an increasing number of people are no longer working nine
to five anymore from a fixed location but are able to relocate their business
So for all these and many more reasons
escaping cold, grey and expensive Northern Europe may be the best move yet.