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Trying to decide where to move to in Spain. We think we have narrowed it down to Almeria or Murcia regions....but...not realy sure!

Where should we live?
07 April 2009 @ 20:38

We realy want to move to Spain but, where? We think we have narrowed it down to the Almeria or Murcia regions.

What's it like in Picena? Looking at a property on the Dona Ana community. Can anyone give us any pointers?

Don't want to be  toooo close to the beach, say a 10 to 15 min drive or so. I think Picena is about 40. Is that right?

The idea is we holiday there first, then move when Hubby retires. We don't fancy doing the moveing thing twice! 

Buy for now from  windy England!

Adios

 

 



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Steve said:
08 April 2009 @ 17:49

Hi,
Te best advice I can give you is to rent before you buy. There is a huge surplus in property at the moment and prices will continue to fall. It really is a buyers market at the moment.
Murcia and Almeria are stunning. Almeria reminds me of the Spain I went to on holiday as a child, before all the construction. There are some beautiful areas a little further north as well in Hondon de las Nieves, La Romana, Fortuna and Pinoso. All very Spanish but with healthy expat communities and about 30 mins from beaches, airports and big cities. My website has some videos on.
Come over and rent a week here and a week there, get to speak to the locals and get a feel for the area.

Steve


Steve said:
08 April 2009 @ 17:50

Hi,
Te best advice I can give you is to rent before you buy. There is a huge surplus in property at the moment and prices will continue to fall. It really is a buyers market at the moment.
Murcia and Almeria are stunning. Almeria reminds me of the Spain I went to on holiday as a child, before all the construction. There are some beautiful areas a little further north as well in Hondon de las Nieves, La Romana, Fortuna and Pinoso. All very Spanish but with healthy expat communities and about 30 mins from beaches, airports and big cities. My website has some videos on.
Come over and rent a week here and a week there, get to speak to the locals and get a feel for the area.

Steve
www.snagespana.com



Lusa said:
13 April 2009 @ 17:23

Hi, I can recommended Malaga, I have property to rent, is about 10 minutes from beachs and 400 m high in a townhouse.
You can also came a weekend to see it, contac me if you are interested for see pictures and the area, it is near Nerja in a very nice white village. Price for long term is 300 Eur/month
Regards
Lusa
opostecno@gmail.com


Brian Rowlands said:
20 April 2009 @ 14:39

Both area are nice but my wife and I have chosen Almeria, near Huercal Overa
At first we intend to winter there and as my agents buisiness is web based I can run it from anywhere
Huercal Overa is a prosperous small town with all the facilities and one of the best hospitals in EU, close to the AP7 and circa 20/25 from the sea
A Spanish environment but not isolated
2 bed villas in decent plots start from circa 138.000 € but the builders around here tend to build their villas to order so big discounts on new is not always possible, but still worth trying for

And you can have a plot size from 200 m2 up to 1500 m2 and relatively the villas are much cheaper than in Mercia and Costa Blanca
I can show you lots of examples but you have to get on a plane and go over to have a good look yourself

Our villa will be ready circa July this year...roof just going on so this coming winter will be the first one for long time stay

Near to the coast there are lots of good buys, builders reducing asking prices by 25% and this applies in Mercia
I will give you some examples
In Palomares a 2 bed duplex with solarium was bought at 185.000 € but owner has to sell to clear mortgage amd is going at 130.000 € or in Mercia 3 bed Quad ready now down from 187.000 € to 140.000 €

So if you are buying now, you will get a good deal and you should also realise that for all the properties displayed on the web site, you can make an offer......no prices are written in stone today!

Many pefer Mercia because it is closer to the airport and good golfing country and also more English and whilst there are popular English areas in Almeria it is quieter

In land everything is much cheaper than near the sea and you can still get a coffee for 1 €, a small beer for 1.5€ and even 4 freshly cooked tapas and 2 beers for 7 € Meal of the day inc wine and water 9€
Between Aguilas and Mojacar you can find a market everyday to buy all the fruit and veg much cheaper than in the supermarkets, provided you buy those in season
When we visit we find the cost of living quite cheap compared to UK, but you have to buy the local produce

If you are serious , then I'm sure that you will find waht you are looking for and it may be that, whilst 2009, may not be the bottom of the property market , it certainly offers lots of good deals








Brian Rowlands said:
20 April 2009 @ 14:39

Both area are nice but my wife and I have chosen Almeria, near Huercal Overa
At first we intend to winter there and as my agents buisiness is web based I can run it from anywhere
Huercal Overa is a prosperous small town with all the facilities and one of the best hospitals in EU, close to the AP7 and circa 20/25 from the sea
A Spanish environment but not isolated
2 bed villas in decent plots start from circa 138.000 € but the builders around here tend to build their villas to order so big discounts on new is not always possible, but still worth trying for

And you can have a plot size from 200 m2 up to 1500 m2 and relatively the villas are much cheaper than in Mercia and Costa Blanca
I can show you lots of examples but you have to get on a plane and go over to have a good look yourself

Our villa will be ready circa July this year...roof just going on so this coming winter will be the first one for long time stay

Near to the coast there are lots of good buys, builders reducing asking prices by 25% and this applies in Mercia
I will give you some examples
In Palomares a 2 bed duplex with solarium was bought at 185.000 € but owner has to sell to clear mortgage amd is going at 130.000 € or in Mercia 3 bed Quad ready now down from 187.000 € to 140.000 €

So if you are buying now, you will get a good deal and you should also realise that for all the properties displayed on the web site, you can make an offer......no prices are written in stone today!

Many pefer Mercia because it is closer to the airport and good golfing country and also more English and whilst there are popular English areas in Almeria it is quieter

In land everything is much cheaper than near the sea and you can still get a coffee for 1 €, a small beer for 1.5€ and even 4 freshly cooked tapas and 2 beers for 7 € Meal of the day inc wine and water 9€
Between Aguilas and Mojacar you can find a market everyday to buy all the fruit and veg much cheaper than in the supermarkets, provided you buy those in season
When we visit we find the cost of living quite cheap compared to UK, but you have to buy the local produce

If you are serious , then I'm sure that you will find waht you are looking for and it may be that, whilst 2009, may not be the bottom of the property market , it certainly offers lots of good deals








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