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Real Estate in Malaga, Spain

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 23, 2023

Summary: Expats and retirees talk about real estate in Malaga, Spain? How do you find a home in Malaga? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Malaga?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"Finding a place to live in Malaga involves several steps. First, you need to determine your budget and the type of accommodation you're looking for. This could range from a small apartment to a large villa, depending on your needs and financial situation. Next, you should research the different neighborhoods in Malaga to find one that suits your lifestyle. Some areas may be closer to the beach, while others may be more central and closer to amenities like shops and restaurants. Once you have a clear idea of what you're looking for, you can start your search. There are several online platforms that list properties for rent or sale in Malaga, such as Idealista, Fotocasa, and Kyero. These websites allow you to filter your search based on factors like price, location, and property type. In addition to online searches, you may also want to consider hiring a real estate agent. They can help you navigate the local market, arrange viewings, and negotiate prices. When you find a property you're interested in, make sure to visit it in person before making any decisions. This will give you a chance to inspect the property and the surrounding area. Finally, once you've found the perfect place, you'll need to sign a contract. Make sure to read it carefully and understand all the terms before signing. If you're not fluent in Spanish, you may want to hire a translator or a lawyer to help you with this process. Remember, finding a place to live in a new city can take time, so be patient and don't rush the process," said one expat in Malaga.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood 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.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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