Just got back from SG this morning and it really is coming on!
With regard to your purchase in Spain we found that if you added 15% to your purchase price then you would not be far out when other fees were added.
We had a shock initially and think it is better to slightly over budget than find yourselves in over your heads.
The community is a very helpful one and we now also have places to meet.
We have never regretted our purchase.
We also think it is important to have a look at your house before you sign and get the faults registered because, in our experience, once you have given MASA your cash they can be difficult to pin down for repairs.
Please listen to the advice of the forum members as we all have your best interests at heart and if we can help you avoid the pitfalls we have experienced then it is all the better for the site and it's members.
Maybe see you last week in March
Nigel & Stella