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RGBIII
11/25/2013 17:29 EST

Just retired. Did Panama for a few months. Not a good fit.
Starting my research on Spain.
Will be living on a budget. Will be doing a single. Not crazy about the big city, but don't want to be isolated. Being close to the coast would be preferable. Cost of rentals and general cost of living. What kind of red tape to live in Spain. Any information you can provide would be appreciated.

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allannicho
11/29/2013 07:16 EST

"thinkspain" is a great website for research!

In same position as yourself, thinking of moving next year over there to retire
on two small pensions!

Regards, Allan

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Queenofthunder
2/12/2014 21:35 EST

I am also in the same boat-- looking at
Nerja- will take a trip there in the end of
April, to check the place out
If interested love to meet --
Qt

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allannicho
3/3/2014 04:20 EST

Still planning on going over in April for a look see?

Regards,
Allan

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detectiva307
3/12/2014 14:26 EST

I live in a small village near Loja. some very cheap property. not a pretty village but very friendly. Carole

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panamalady
4/28/2014 16:49 EST

Hi RGBill ..
I live in Panama and just wonder what area you were in for not a fit.
I also, have always wanted to explore Spain and will be doing so very soon.
For the folks that live there where is a nice small town with near distance to all amenities and nice weather year round. At the moment I live in El Valle, Anton and love it but, I always keep my options open.

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Paubac
5/27/2014 15:50 EST

Next to Barcelona are a lot of nice places to live next to big city but in quite zone. I´m living in Castelldefels and i highly recomendd this place - mountains and sea what else you need ;)

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HappyHermit
6/11/2014 15:08 EST

RGBIII
I am currently living in Las Tablas. Panama. After 7 months I am quite sure I dont fit in. European. Aged70 and living on a small pension. Needing the warmth I too am thinking of living in Spain. The coast might be more costly but it is also warmer in winter. I found the website of Kyero the best because they give, every time you look up a place where they have property , information about the climat per month.
That is why I try to find something near Almuñecar. Think of 1 year rent for 350 to 400 per month.
I leave Panama on june 30th. If you would like we could keep in contact. Wondering if you have found or decided anything?
HH

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Hotcatt
7/24/2014 11:34 EST

Hi guys, we are also looking into moving to Spain. Can anyone tell us what the cost of a nice place on the water would cost average?

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rodolfo
7/26/2014 17:53 EST

Totico -

Yeah, Castelldefels,but what COST?

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panamalady
7/28/2014 12:38 EST

Hello ,
I am coming to Spain in September to check out a couple of places. Looks like I will be flying in to Barcelona and then taking train to Valencia. Never have been to Spain and looking forward to it. I now live in Panama but, looking for my next place of residence. My ideal place to settle would be a quiet area with conveniences, some nite life (restaurants, live music etc.), to old for the late night disco scene. A temperature between 60 degrees and 85 degrees year round. Any suggestions would be great. Also, not more than 2 hours from a major city.
I am sure this will be my first of many trips to Spain to explore. Would love to hear from anyone that lives there that can give me some insight.
Thanks,
Michele

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panamalady
7/28/2014 12:38 EST

Hello ,
I am coming to Spain in September to check out a couple of places. Looks like I will be flying in to Barcelona and then taking train to Valencia. Never have been to Spain and looking forward to it. I now live in Panama but, looking for my next place of residence. My ideal place to settle would be a quiet area with conveniences, some nite life (restaurants, live music etc.), to old for the late night disco scene. A temperature between 60 degrees and 85 degrees year round. Any suggestions would be great. Also, not more than 2 hours from a major city.
I am sure this will be my first of many trips to Spain to explore. Would love to hear from anyone that lives there that can give me some insight.
Thanks,
Michele

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panamalady
7/28/2014 12:38 EST

Hello ,
I am coming to Spain in September to check out a couple of places. Looks like I will be flying in to Barcelona and then taking train to Valencia. Never have been to Spain and looking forward to it. I now live in Panama but, looking for my next place of residence. My ideal place to settle would be a quiet area with conveniences, some nite life (restaurants, live music etc.), to old for the late night disco scene. A temperature between 60 degrees and 85 degrees year round. Any suggestions would be great. Also, not more than 2 hours from a major city.
I am sure this will be my first of many trips to Spain to explore. Would love to hear from anyone that lives there that can give me some insight.
Thanks,
Michele

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panamalady
7/28/2014 12:39 EST

Hello ,
I am coming to Spain in September to check out a couple of places. Looks like I will be flying in to Barcelona and then taking train to Valencia. Never have been to Spain and looking forward to it. I now live in Panama but, looking for my next place of residence. My ideal place to settle would be a quiet area with conveniences, some nite life (restaurants, live music etc.), to old for the late night disco scene. A temperature between 60 degrees and 85 degrees year round. Any suggestions would be great. Also, not more than 2 hours from a major city.
I am sure this will be my first of many trips to Spain to explore. Would love to hear from anyone that lives there that can give me some insight.
Thanks,
Michele

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panamalady
7/28/2014 12:41 EST

Sorry for the multiple post.
delay and hit post button too many times.
Sorry

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Sal1y
7/30/2014 05:33 EST

Hi Michelle,
My name is Sally, I am English and have now lived in Spain for 11 years. I live in a small friendly market town in the province of Almeria called Huercal-Overa. Almeria Province is located in Andalucia but can offer all your requirements for temperature, nightlife, culture too.
We are located 100kms from either Almeria, the capital city of Almeria or its neighbouring province of Murcia (Murcia city). There is a good motorway route (A7/E15) along just about the whole of the south of Spain giving you more or less trouble free driving.
There are at least 3 airports nearby (possibly another one opening up soon hopefully, Corvera). They are: Almeria (more provincial but busier in the summer), Murcia (San Javier) and the furthest (2 hours) from here although with regular international flights, Alicante.
If you would like any assistance please take a look at my website (www.cortijodeltorovirtualenterprises.com) as I may have something that you like the look of in terms of house sales or can also find you rentals. I would be most happy to show you around the area too if it would be of help? I believe you should perhaps look at coastal areas here such as Mojacar, Garrucha, Villaricos to give you an idea of what is on offer and prices which might surprise you and a good temperature variation all year round.
Let me know what you think.
With kind regards,
Sally Scamell

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Hotcatt
8/4/2014 11:30 EST

Wanted to get a feel for renting a nice 2bdrm place would go for

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Sal1y
8/4/2014 11:57 EST

Hi Hotcatt,
What area of Spain are you looking at because it can vary.
Best wishes,
Sally Scamell

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Hotcatt
8/4/2014 13:32 EST

We are looking for some place on the coast. Can afford around 1K US/month
Dan & Cat here by the way

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mjudy
8/27/2014 13:11 EST

Hi ,
I live in Spain, Andalucía.....whereabouts were you thinking of living? Judy

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oakisland
8/27/2014 16:06 EST

Hi:
We're not moving to Spain, going for 2 months.

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oakisland
8/27/2014 16:10 EST

Love Spain, it's not as inexpensive as it used to be, but definitely cheaper than the USA, you can find tons of places just google, costa blanca has tons tows & villages, so does andalucia, lovely & warmer. we are going just for 2 months though.

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rodolfo
8/27/2014 17:16 EST

CAN YOU EXPLAI N
INEXPENSIVE?

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