Monday, June 18, 2012

Ten Good Reasons To Move To Spain Today

Most of us would love to immigrate to the warmer shores of Southern Spain and with the economy as it is at the moment many are now doing just that. but the question is why are they doing it?

Here are the top ten reasons, see if they give you the inclination to up sticks yourself.

1. Has to be The Weather

The Southern Spain regularly offers over 330 days of sunshine a year with very little rainfall. Its unique dry climate and mild winters is the main reasons why so many people from the northern Europe decide to make it their home. Only about two hours from England by plane means that you are never to far away from friends and family. So not far to go if you become home sick for the wind, rain and cold.

2. Healthy lifestyle.

For retired people who may have Asthma, Rheumatism, Arthritis or heart problems, the dry, warmer climate with loads of fresh air, and very low pollution, is just what the doctor ordered. Spanish health care is now excellent so a move down south is not anything to worry about health-wise.

3. Higher Standard of Living

Many British people are now making the move from their wet and windy homes to the white sandy beaches of southern Spain, The days seem longer and the nights shorter in this more outdoors style of living. Even after a days work there is always time to relax around the pool or chill out on the terrace as darkness takes its time to arrive. With sun shine averaging 6 hours a day, its possible to plan in advanced for that barbecue.

4. Cost Of Living

Spain has greatly reduced living costs compared to that of the united kingdom, crime rates are low to, a TV licence is Free and insurance in general is much lower than that in England. The local council tax or the equivalent is about 130 euros a year and that's for rubbish clearance every night and all local services. NO poll tax there

To own a property in Spain costs considerably less than in other European countries, like England, In general the cost of living is much lower than that of many other European countries. so a move to Spain is looking like a step in the right direction.

5. Buying in Spain.

Buying in Spain is safe but with the economy changing one needs to be more cautious. But its still possible to find a bargin priced property if you spend some time looking. In property hot-spots and near the beach, prices are rising but a good estate agent in the right location, will help you find a property that's just right for you.

6. Value for your Money

Older properties in Spain are in general are large but basically constructed but newer homes are modern and well built, Spanish properties are attractive and usually have lots of outdoor living space: patios, terraces, swimming pool areas. Views in the mountains or near the beaches are spectacular and the older Spanish homes near the beach can be very pretty. Town apartments are great value for money and often have a communal swimming pool.

7. Easy travel Access

With daily flights in and out of Southern Spain, good roads and trains, there are many ways to arrive at this beautiful region, also easy for family and friends to visit. if a family emergency arises and you need to return to the UK fast, its never a problem. There are many large and international airports now in Southern Span.

8. The Spanish People

Spanish people are warm and friendly, they have some lovely local customs to share, they have excellent dishes, tapas in many areas are free with a beer or wine and on festive occasions they love to share their customs with people from other countries. Making new friends and integrating does not take a lot of effort. If you try to learn the language this will help tremendously.

9. Long term Investment.

Buying property in Spain is now a common occurrence and people from other countries have been investing in property and companies for many years, This means it is not as risky as it was about 10 years ago, The regulations have been tightened up and there is now a more professional approach to buying and selling of property exchange of your money through the banks is now very efficient for foreign investors.

10. You better Quality of Life

Not only do you feel younger, healthier and more vibrant, enjoying the sunshine and healthy foods, eases the stresses of every day life, living a more out door lifestyle is healthier for the mine and body, these are the reasons why people move to southern Spain. TO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL.

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