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Moving to Barcelona, Spain

An expat in Barcelona talks about the cost of living in Barcelona, finding an apartment that's pet friendly, learning the language and more. (Read More)

Moving to Altea, Spain

An expat in Altea, Spain advises newcomers to be methodical and organized, seek input from other expats, live in a neighborhood short-term before committing to a long-term home rental or purchase. (Read More)

Moving to Valencia, Spain

Take some time and get to know the zones of the city in a preview trip if you can. Do what works for you... unlike the US, you are paying the rental agents at least a month's rent for their services, so call SEVERAL and see what each can find. Be very clear what you are looking to rent, and walk around in the area and call the numbers from the signs in the windows. (Read More)

Moving to San Sebastian, Spain

An expat in San Sebastian wrote, "spend a lot of time here, and make sure you have a lot of money." (Read More)

Moving to Los Alcazares, Spain

Another expat in Los Alcazares advised, "Decide what you want from the area first,do not buy the house then see if it offers what you want, location location.

I choose the area because of sailing, and then formed the S.A.M.M sailing assoiciation.Which is based in Los Alcazares and has now over 150 family members. We now have a numb" (Read More)

Moving to Madrid, Spain

An expat living in Madrid commented, "You can get much cheaper and larger apartments outside of the center of the city (duh). I do like where I live simply because I don't have to go anywhere to have fun. I'm 10 min away from the central tourist/party area of Sol. I live 2 minutes away from a metro stop and have literary hundreds of clu" (Read More)

Moving to Palma de Mallorca, Spain

An expat in Palma de Mallorca wrote, "Make sure you don't end up in a tourist trap area and that where you do end up there is plenty of close by public transport. In Mallorca, stay in Palma or choose a country town where the train passes thru. The bus system is not good. " (Read More)

Moving to Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Another expat in Jerez de la Frontera advised, "Learn Spanish before you come or if you come without much knowledge of the language employ the services of a good relocation company. Visited the area a few times at different times of the year. If you are not 100% sure exactly where you want to live, rent for 6 months first." (Read More)

Moving to Almeria, Spain

An expat living in Almeria commented, "Hire a car, tour the area and find the village or town that appeals to you most. Find a good Spanish registered SL or SA estate agency - CB's are the equivalent to self employed status - and spend three days looking at houses in the area of your choice. Make sure that you have a car or access to o" (Read More)

Moving to Barcelona, Spain

An expat in Barcelona wrote, "If they are coming from a prosperous Western European city or the States, I would say they should expect a much lower level of quality in customer services and professionalism in the working environment.

Barcelona is great if you can party and sunbathe all the time and not worry about work and" (Read More)

Moving to Los Alcazares, Spain

Another expat in Los Alcazares advised, "Do not deal with any uncertified estate agent. Do not accept what they tell you undertake your own investigations. A lot of them no nothing about property but are astute at making considerable profit off the unwary.

Purchase local newspapers visit Spanish Estate Agents and undertake your own e" (Read More)

Moving to Barcelona, Spain

An expat living in Barcelona commented, "If you don't know the country you are moving to, if you don't speak the language, then use a company specialised in relocation. You will avoid to have unfortunate experiences and you will make a much easier start in your new life. I can recommend the one I used: Easy Relocation." (Read More)

Moving to Barcelona, Spain

An expat in Barcelona wrote, "Basic information is available in bookshops... detailed info is a matter of spending a searching visit to here. Other advice: Bring a lot of summer/swimming clothes and leave the umbrella at home. " (Read More)

Moving to Barcelona, Spain

Another expat in Barcelona advised, "Read as much as possible about the country, explore internet, and talk to nationals of the country to which you're moving that are residing where you're currently living." (Read More)

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Moving to Spain: 7 Things to Know Before Moving to Spain

Expats move to Spain from all over the world. People of all ages move there to work, retire, or just enjoy the culture and Spain's natural beauty. With so many places to choose from, our tips for moving to Spain will get you started on picking the perfect place for you.

Expats move to Spain from all over the world. People of all ages move there to work, retire, or just enjoy the culture and Spain's natural beauty. With so many places to choose from, our tips for mo...

Moving to Valencia

Expats moving to Valencia enjoy life on the Mediterranean coast and a cost of living that is lower than what expats in Barcelona and Madrid must absorb.

Expats moving to Valencia enjoy life on the Mediterranean coast and a cost of living that is lower than what expats in Barcelona and Madrid must absorb....

Moving to Barcelona

Expats in Barcelona enjoy a beautiful city on the Mediterranean Sea and one of the most popular cities in Europe. Here is some great advice from expat that already live there.

Expats in Barcelona enjoy a beautiful city on the Mediterranean Sea and one of the most popular cities in Europe. Here is some great advice from expat that already live there....

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Moving to Spain: 7 Things to Know Before Moving to Spain

Expats move to Spain from all over the world. People of all ages move there to work, retire, or just enjoy the culture and Spain's natural beauty. With so many places to choose from, our tips for moving to Spain will get you started on picking the perfect place for you.

Expats move to Spain from all over the world. People of all ages move there to work, retire, or just enjoy the culture and Spain's natural beauty. With so many places to choose from, our tips for mo...

Moving to Valencia

Expats moving to Valencia enjoy life on the Mediterranean coast and a cost of living that is lower than what expats in Barcelona and Madrid must absorb.

Expats moving to Valencia enjoy life on the Mediterranean coast and a cost of living that is lower than what expats in Barcelona and Madrid must absorb....

Moving to Barcelona

Expats in Barcelona enjoy a beautiful city on the Mediterranean Sea and one of the most popular cities in Europe. Here is some great advice from expat that already live there.

Expats in Barcelona enjoy a beautiful city on the Mediterranean Sea and one of the most popular cities in Europe. Here is some great advice from expat that already live there....

Moving-To-SpainExpats Talk about What it's Like Moving to Spain

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