12 May 2013 10:50:
I stand corrected regarding the need to evidence financial stability - thank you Bobaol for this and ooops for my wrong info in the first instance!!!!
I have to say, it is so positive to read Bobaol and Ramchip's posts. There is so much doom and gloom on the threads, generally, nowadays. I for one do not think you have 'rose tinted glasses'. Everyone's experiences and views of their own lives are going to be different. I do wonder, though, why those people who have nothing positive to say about their lives in Spain continue to stay. If I was in that position, I would have to find a way to sell up (whatever the financial loss) and move back to UK and in the meantime, make the most of my life.
You have raised a good point, Boboal, about property prices. Its certainly true that whilst the value of my property in Rojales has reduced significantly on paper, the difference in the exchange rate means that the depreciation is not as bad as it would originally appear. However, my husband and I do not intend to sell, anyway, so the price it would sell at is imaterial. I wonder if people who purchased years ago actually take the exchange rate at that time into account if putting their property on the market now?
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