f you have recently taken a trip to Spain and enjoyed your time there so much that you have decided that you want to permanently move there, you are far from being alone. Every year, a countless number of tourists enjoy their time in Spain so much that they decide they want to make the country of Spain their new home.
Although Spain is a common place for people from other countries to move to, unfortunately, this doesn't mean that moving there will be any less stressful for you. While it is going to take some time and work, moving to Spain is an achievable goal, and with the information contained in this guide, you should have a blueprint of exactly what you need to do to make your big move to Spain.
Before you start making any concrete plans, you need to make sure that you review all of the information that is available to you. Spain is a large country, and living in different areas of the country will provide you with extremely different experiences. Therefore, it's important for you to identify the exact reasons you want to move to Spain, and then select an area that meets all of your criteria.
In addition to identifying and researching your wants, you also need to look into your needs. For example, if you have children or are planning on having children in the future, you will want to be aware of the type of schools that are available in the area you are planning on calling home. Other factors to research include topics like the current and past housing market in the area, and the taxes that you will be responsible for paying as a property owner.
Finding and Financing
In order to move to Spain, you obviously need to find a home to purchase. In addition to using an estate agent to help you find your new home in Spain, you will also need to take care of all the financial aspects of purchasing a new home, including getting approved for a mortgage.
Because there is a lot of detailed work involved not only in finding a new house, but also in obtaining financing for that new house, it is highly recommended that you enlist the services of a qualified and trusted legal consultant. While using the services of a legal consultant will cost you some additional money during your moving phase, having all of your important contracts and paperwork reviewed by a legal consultant can save you a lot of money in the long run.
Once you have everything taken care of and are finally ready to move, there is still a lot of work for you to complete. While there will obviously be a lot of possessions that you have to take with you to Spain, you should strongly consider selling as much of your property as possible and buying new possessions once you arrive in Spain.
In addition to coordinating your move, you should also make a checklist of all the loose ends that you need to tie up before you leave. This should include everything from returning a book to the library to paying off your account balance at the dry cleaner's.