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Frequently asked questions about home buying in Spain

Frequently Asked Questions about Home Purchase in Spain

Frequently Asked Questions

Buying a home in Spain is a big decision that always raises a number of questions. Here you will get a quick overview through answers to the most common queries we receive, from everything from legislation on home purchases, building permits and tax rules to public health insurance, residence permits, NIE numbers and everything in between.

Why should I buy a home in Spain?
With an area of ​​over 505.000 km², Spain is the fourth largest country on the European continent, as well as one of the most sunny, hilly and coastal, with its 320+ annual sunny days, an average altitude of 612 meters above sea level, and a full 4.900 km. stretch of land facing the sea.

The country is divided into the Spanish mainland, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, and finally Ceuta and Melilla on the North African coast. Altogether, Spain is home to 46,5 million inhabitants, 50 provinces and 17 autonomous regions.

Spain is sun and beach. Spain is sangria, good wine and tapas. Spain has delicious beaches, beautiful mountains and charming mountain villages. As created to live the good life. And although the perception of the country is relatively stereotypical, the nation under the sun is more diverse than one could ever imagine.

In other words, it is impossible to give a brief description of a country whose geography, culture and climate are as diverse as those of Spain. However, the numbers do not lie. For the seventh year in a row, it has landed second most visited tourist destination worldwide, with 83,7 million annual guests - 6,8% of these are Scandinavians, many of whom return year after year.

We give you here 10 good reasons why Spain is so popular to visit and invest in:

Europe's best climate: Southern Spain equals solar guarantee. With 320 days of sunshine a year, you can enjoy your visit and Spanish accommodation all year round, without having to worry about sudden road signs and untimely rain in mid-July. Imagine eating on the terrace every day, swimming in the Mediterranean at Christmas time and enjoying a nice color summer and winter.
Excellent flight connections: Only a few destinations in the world offer such a radical change in culture and climate as Spain, based on just 3-4 hours flight from Scandinavia. With lots of daily flights all year round, clean and efficient airports, as well as direct flights at low prices, it is only up to you how often and for how long you want to use your Spanish accommodation.
Low house prices: The Spanish housing market reached its peak in 2007, after which the global crisis set in and resulted in massive plunges in Spanish house prices. The market returned again in 2014, and prices have since risen calmly but surely year by year. Despite the growth, property prices in Spain are still relatively low, which is why there is still ample opportunity to make a really good investment regardless of wishes and budget.
Excellent infrastructure: The Spanish housing market reached its peak in 2007, after which the global crisis set in and resulted in massive plunges in Spanish house prices. The market returned again in 2014, and prices have since risen calmly but surely year by year. Despite the growth, property prices in Spain remain relatively low, which is why there is still ample opportunity to buy into a cheap quality of life, regardless of the size of the budget.
Spanish cuisine: The Spanish housing market reached its peak in 2007, after which the global crisis set in and resulted in massive plunges in Spanish house prices. The market returned again in 2014, and prices have since risen calmly but surely year by year. Despite the growth, property prices in Spain remain relatively low, which is why there is still ample opportunity to buy into a cheap quality of life, regardless of the size of the budget.
Infinite sights: The Spanish housing market reached its peak in 2007, after which the global crisis set in and resulted in massive plunges in Spanish house prices. The market returned again in 2014, and prices have since risen calmly but surely year by year. Despite the growth, property prices in Spain remain relatively low, which is why there is still ample opportunity to buy into a cheap quality of life, regardless of the size of the budget.
Halved cost of living: The Spanish housing market reached its peak in 2007, after which the global crisis set in and resulted in massive plunges in Spanish house prices. The market returned again in 2014, and prices have since risen calmly but surely year by year. Despite the growth, property prices in Spain remain relatively low, which is why there is still ample opportunity to buy into a cheap quality of life, regardless of the size of the budget.
Enchanting nature: The Spanish housing market reached its peak in 2007, after which the global crisis set in and resulted in massive plunges in Spanish house prices. The market returned again in 2014, and prices have since risen calmly but surely year by year. Despite the growth, property prices in Spain remain relatively low, which is why there is still ample opportunity to buy into a cheap quality of life, regardless of the size of the budget.
A global brand: The Spanish housing market reached its peak in 2007, after which the global crisis set in and resulted in massive plunges in Spanish house prices. The market returned again in 2014, and prices have since risen calmly but surely year by year. Despite the growth, property prices in Spain remain relatively low, which is why there is still ample opportunity to buy into a cheap quality of life, regardless of the size of the budget.
Low interest rates: The Spanish housing market reached its peak in 2007, after which the global crisis set in and resulted in massive plunges in Spanish house prices. The market returned again in 2014, and prices have since risen calmly but surely year by year. Despite the growth, property prices in Spain remain relatively low, which is why there is still ample opportunity to buy into a cheap quality of life, regardless of the size of the budget.
Religious and political stability: The Spanish housing market reached its peak in 2007, after which the global crisis set in and resulted in massive plunges in Spanish house prices. The market returned again in 2014, and prices have since risen calmly but surely year by year. Despite the growth, property prices in Spain remain relatively low, which is why there is still ample opportunity to buy into a cheap quality of life, regardless of the size of the budget.
Attractive rental market: The Spanish housing market reached its peak in 2007, after which the global crisis set in and resulted in massive plunges in Spanish house prices. The market returned again in 2014, and prices have since risen calmly but surely year by year. Despite the growth, property prices in Spain remain relatively low, which is why there is still ample opportunity to buy into a cheap quality of life, regardless of the size of the budget.
Rich culture: The Spanish housing market reached its peak in 2007, after which the global crisis set in and resulted in massive plunges in Spanish house prices. The market returned again in 2014, and prices have since risen calmly but surely year by year. Despite the growth, property prices in Spain remain relatively low, which is why there is still ample opportunity to buy into a cheap quality of life, regardless of the size of the budget.
Where in Spain is it best to buy housing?
One of the absolute most beautiful of these is Andalusia, the country's second largest region with 8,4 million inhabitants. Here are the eight very different provinces of Huelva, Cádiz, Córdoba, Jaén, Granada, Almería, Seville and Málaga, with the latter two being the region's most well-known, helped along the way by its two main international airports.

With the privileged title as Spain's southernmost region, follows one of Europe's warmest and most stable climates, which welcomes over 320 annual sunny days and an average daytime temperature of 20,9 ° C.

In addition, a relatively short flight time, as well as a myriad of direct flight connections from virtually all major European cities.

It is therefore not difficult to see why Andalusia has been a natural refuge for many sun-thirsty Scandinavians who want to increase their quality of life during the dark, cold and wet winter months in the north.

Which area is most popular on the Costa del Sol?
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Where in Spain to buy a home?
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Is it safe to buy a home in Spain?
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What type of property should I buy in Spain?
What type of property should I buy in Spain?
Is buying project sales and new construction safe in Spain?
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Can I book a property in Spain?
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How long does a home sale in Spain take?
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Do you make condition reports on houses in Spain?
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Should I use a real estate agent when buying a home on the Sun Coast?
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How does an inspection trip take place?
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Do you speak Danish with Bargain Andalucia?
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How much can I buy for?
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Do I have to document where the money comes from when buying a home in Spain?
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What are the costs associated with buying a home on the Costa del Sol?
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How much does it cost to run my home in Spain?
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Do I have to pay property tax in Spain?
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Is financing for home purchases in Spain possible?
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How much can I borrow to buy a home in Spain?
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How much does it cost to borrow a house or apartment in Spain?
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What will I pay in interest in connection with. Mortgages in Spain?
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Do I need a Spanish bank account?
Do I need a Spanish bank account?
Should I use a real estate lawyer?
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How do I find a real estate lawyer in southern Spain?
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What is an NIE number?
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Can I create a power of attorney in Spain?
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Is a purchase agreement in Spain similar to the one I know from Denmark?
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Do you also operate with deeds in Spain?
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Can I secure the inheritance of my residence in Spain via a will?
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Should inheritance tax be paid in Spain?
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What is Plusvalía and do I have to pay tax on the sale of my Spanish property?
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What insurance should and should I take out in connection with. my Spanish property?
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What does it cost to live in Spain?
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What does it cost to renovate a house or apartment in Spain?
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What does it cost to build a house in Spain?
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Can I rent out my Spanish home?
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How does the Spanish education system work?
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How does the Spanish healthcare system work?
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Can I bring my Danish pension to Spain?
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