Buying an Apartment or flat for sale in Spain.
It pays to do your research - so do it. A few minutes on the internet and you will find a host of websites that can provide you with all types of statistics, what to do when you buy a property and what to do when you sell one. The laws do change quite often, especially regarding taxes in Spain, so it is worth having a good look and familiarise yourself with the general feel of what buying a home in Spain is really all about.
If you are new to Spain and have not familiarised yourself with the Mediterranean way of life yet, one should consider renting a property in the area that you are looking to settle in or buy a property nearby. This will allow you to familiarise yourself with the Spanish way of life.
Different Autonomous Regions in Spain have different rules, these Autonomous Regions (almost the same as Counties in the UK, ) are often run by different political entities and they all have there own set of rules and they do differ from region to region.
With the recent worldwide property recession hopefully behind us, and with Spain having more than its fair share of sunshine. The Spanish costa´s have become a honeypot for Europeans looking for that quick getaway, which they can reach within a few hours from anywhere in Europe.
You might be surprised to learn that nearly 80% of the residents in Spain own their own home, outright without a mortgage or bank loans.