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Why Is Spain Such A Popular Destination For Expat Homebuyers?

Friday May 12, 2017 (19:12:55)
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The Spanish property market suffered a crash during the world's economic downturn, but expats were still heading to the country to snap up a home in the sun.

Today, growing numbers of expats from around the world are attracted to the Spanish lifestyle and the variety of homes available, which range from townhouses and villas to apartment developments and farmhouses.   more ...

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The Pros And Cons Of Being Self-Employed In Spain

Friday May 12, 2017 (18:44:22)
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There's no doubt that Spain’s sunny climate is a big attraction for many people, particularly those from the UK and northern Europe.

As technology advances, so does the enthusiasm to become self-employed and be an entrepreneur of sorts and for many, particularly for those working in the digital world, relocating overseas becomes a viable proposition. Many people are attracted by the opportunity to work from home doing something that they love to bring financial freedom.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Renting Property In Barcelona

Tuesday April 25, 2017 (15:24:44)
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You’re in the process of making the decision to move to beautiful Barcelona, or maybe you’ve already decided to definitely move there. And why wouldn't you, with its Mediterranean climate, wonderful beaches right on the doorstep of the city, and excellent public transport system? Also, let’s not forget to mention the vibrant local culture. If you’re looking to make this wonderful city your new home, then here’s a basic guide to renting property in Barcelona.   more ...

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International School Or State School In Spain: Which Should You Choose?

Friday April 14, 2017 (14:28:19)
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There are several advantages of moving to sunny Spain, a few of them being its vibrant culture, high living standards, welcoming weather, excellent healthcare, modern infrastructure, and hospitable people. This country is regarded as one of the best places to raise children, because it offers them so much to see, do, learn and experience. It has therefore become a popular destination for expat families and students from all over the world.   more ...

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Spain - Recommended Blogs

Monday April 10, 2017 (15:34:25)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Spain and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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Expat Retirees In Spain May Have To Pay More For Their Medicine

Friday April 07, 2017 (15:00:09)
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Spain is one of the most popular retirement destinations in the world for several reasons. The Spanish lifestyle is a major attraction for retirees. Living in Spain enables you to savor life by taking the time to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. It is common to see people strolling on the streets or enjoying time with family and friends at the country’s many charming cafés. Retired expats will also find the Spanish warm weather a welcome change. Even though temperatures rise during the summers, the sea breeze is enough to cool you off, while winters are mild in Spain.   more ...

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British Expat Moving To Spain? Don't Get Tangled In Red Tape!

Monday March 27, 2017 (17:22:55)
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For many years, sunny Spain has been a favorite destination of expats from all over the world, mainly because of its welcoming weather, pristine coastline, breathtaking scenery, mouthwatering cuisine, and hospitable people. From fast-paced cosmopolitan cities to a laidback rural lifestyle, this European country has a lot to offer everyone in terms of living standards and cultural experiences. British students, entrepreneurs, businesspeople and retirees are therefore choosing to settle down in Spain. However, before packing your bags and hoping on to the next flight, do keep in mind that life in this country isn’t always about sunshine and sangria. There are a few aspects that need to be looked at carefully, especially now with Brexit looming over the horizon.   more ...

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An Overview Of Basic Healthcare For Expats In Spain

Friday March 24, 2017 (15:24:58)

Public healthcare

The public healthcare system in Spain has recently been rated one of the world’s best. Waiting times are low and there are four general practitioners to every one thousand people.

Expats living and working in Spain can expect free healthcare providing they pay their social security contributions, which is obligatory. The Spanish social security system includes services such as healthcare, pensions, and unemployment benefits. In 2015 it was recorded that there are 1.6 million foreigners registered with the Spanish social security system.   more ...

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Interview with Barry O'Leary

Saturday February 25, 2017 (05:32:17)
Barry O'Leary
Barry, you're a British expat currently living in Spain. Tell us a bit about yourself and what prompted you to move abroad.

The main reason I came to Seville was to pick up Spanish, learn the guitar, and continue my teaching English career. I got a whole lot more than that though. I quickly met a Spanish lady (who was my student, she was 21 and I was 25) and she pinned me down and made me stay here. I tried to escape several times, but I guess love won in the end. We are married now with two kids. I speak pretty good Spanish, still teach English, but I realised that I just wasn’t cut out for the guitar.   more ...

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Are These 2017's Spanish Property Hotspots?

Friday January 27, 2017 (16:41:01)

Spain is a country with a rich history and culture, and one that has served as a meeting point for some of the most influential civilizations in the world due to its strategic location, close to the African continent and as Europe’s western-most peninsula. Spain became a strong economic force after the fall of fascism, but still experienced difficult times when the global financial crisis occurred.   more ...