BLOG POST BY OUR MEMBER MTSpain
The aim of this article is to give advice on how to solve the obstacles we might face when choosing a city to live or another country to spend periods of time, like in this case Spain.
It is a path, a dream, a goal that many people think about and that will lead to a new stage in live once the objective is reached.
In the first place the most import thing is the “profile”, are you a family with children of school or university age, or are you looking for a city that offers job opportunities, are you looking for a cosmopolitan city or for a small town or for a place with tax benefits, like the example of the Canary Islands or just for cities where you can retire by the sea as the best alternative having all the health, cultural and leisure services.
Once the profile of the person or of the family unit has been determined the focus will be on other factors related with the preferences like climate, sea, mountain, big or small city, connections with the country of origin.
After choosing the candidate cities we should evaluate the living cost in them as we can find important differences in the shopping basket and services (water, electricity, transport, fuel…).
Now that we have selected a city, we will select the property, we do always recommend choosing a quality home, if possible, a brand-new home. There is a lot of difference between investing in quality and new or investing in a second hand property, it is worth mentioning that in a new property we can create our home from the very beginning with our own energy, it´s like starting to write a book again.
The atmosphere that will surround our home is very important, with whom we are going to live, a study of the environment of coexistence can be made. There might be young marriages with small children that would be ideal if we do also have small children or retired couples that likewise would be ideal if this would be also our case. This all would help to face the day to day life and feel more embraced by people in similar coexistence conditions.
The services that we will need like mortgage with the best conditions, private health insurance and nearby hospitals, home insurance that covers all claims for our peace of mind, telecommunications that will make it easier to stay in touch with our country of origin (wifi, tv, telephony with competitive rates) and design with which we will enjoy the comfort of our new home.
MTSpain, as new member of the Chamber of Commerce, offers all the mentioned support and advice free of charge to help you to find the home you need. We have more than 80 property developments in Spain and are able to offer support in dealing with the mortgage, insurance, telecommunications, and design.