Moving to Spain
Last updated on Apr 10, 2023
Summary: Many expats and digital nomads move to Spain for its warm climate, vibrant culture, and affordable cost of living. People can find a place to live in Spain by searching online for rental properties, or by using a real estate agent. The most popular cities for expats and digital nomads in Spain are Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, and Malaga.
What do I need to know before moving to Spain?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Spain, they said:
"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 exhaustive research. Do not fall for the price goes up next week line or availability is in short supply. Both designed to exert pressure and fill their already overflowing wallets," said one expat in Los Alcazares.
"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," remarked one expat who made the move to Barcelona.
How do I find a place to live in Spain?
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.
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