You may have been wondering why I have not been writing much lately. I have been very busy. On January 31, 2019, we moved in our new house in Spain. Yes! We bought a beautiful house on the Costa Del Sol. After much research and soul searching, we just could not resist buying our own house. We love our life here in Nerja, Spain, have made wonderful new friends and really feel at home. We plan to be here 6 to 9 months a year for at least the next 4 or 5 years.
In the next few blog posts, I will walk you through the process of opening a bank account, transferring money from Canada to Europe, finding the best currency exchange rates, looking for real estate, obtaining a mortgage and buying the forever second home in Spain. I will also discuss the tax aspects of spending more than 183 days a year.
In the meantime, take a look at our new house located halfway between Nerja and Frigiliana, a short 5 minute drive or 40 min walk between the two towns. The house will be rented for the summer months. I have copied the link to the rental agency website who will be managing the property for us when we are not here. On this site, there is also a virtual tour of the property if you want to see the whole house. It is a beauty, with total privacy, incredible views of the Mediterranean, east, south and west terraces, two sunrooms, a pool, jacuzzi, sauna, in floor heating, fireplace and much more.
Stay tuned in the days ahead for my blogposts where I will share everything I have learned in the process of buying property in Spain.