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Good place to live?

Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:28pm
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Peter1205

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I’m thinking about buying a property in Spain. I’ve thought about villas but think I’d prefer a townhouse in nice southern Spanish town. I’ve seen and read about Competa. It looks really nice and just the right size. Not too big, not too small. Would anybody recommend this town?  I’d welcome any suggestions about other locations as only starting too look. Not knowing any towns it’s difficult! Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. 

Holaitsdavid

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:29am

Holaitsdavid

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Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:29am

"Not knowing any towns it’s difficult!"

I think you need to spend a little time in Southern Spain. 

Check out a number of things, 'if in the sticks', like Internet availability to the fact right now if a resident coming from UK 'Brits cannot now swap their driving licence'. Also check what tax you will pay, much higher than UK. 

Don't buy with "the sun in your eyes". 

Great place but location is important, 

Peter1205

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:19pm

Peter1205

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Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:19pm

Thanks for that. Thinking about a home in the sun for family to use but maybe something I will spend part of the year in when a bit older and no longer working. I don't really like Scottish winters!! Think I'd something in a town rather than villa in the countryside. Spending a big of time in southern Spain is a good idea. Just getting time to do it is difficult. Thanks for the tips.

AliceB

Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:00am

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Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:00am

Hi Peter

Look in and around Frigiliana. It’s absolutely beautiful here, really friendly and much closer to the coast than Competa. I wouldn’t live anywhere else!!

Peter1205

Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:12pm

Peter1205

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Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:12pm

AliceB wrote on Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:00am:

Hi Peter

Look in and around Frigiliana. It’s absolutely beautiful here, really friendly and much closer to the coast than Competa. I wouldn’t live anywhere else!!

Thanks very much. Open to all suggestions as so many places to look for. Even types of property. So many new and so many older.  I’ll need to get over and have a look around. Thanks again. 

Holaitsdavid

Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:03pm

Holaitsdavid

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Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:03pm

AliceB wrote on Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:00am:

Hi Peter

Look in and around Frigiliana. It’s absolutely beautiful here, really friendly and much closer to the coast than Competa. I wouldn’t live anywhere else!!

Yes - nearer the coast can be much better, the further in land the worst temperature extremes. Inland can get very chilly in winter & much hotter in summer. 

lena11

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:12pm

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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:12pm

Competa is a beautiful village, but you need to check out the whole of the area, and are you also aware about the 90/180 rule for being able to stay in the EU?

Peter1205

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 2:01pm

Peter1205

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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 2:01pm

lena11 wrote on Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:12pm:

Competa is a beautiful village, but you need to check out the whole of the area, and are you also aware about the 90/180 rule for being able to stay in the EU?

Yeah I know you're limited to 90 out of 180 days. That certainly for now is all I would need. I'm going to get over to take a look at a few villages in the area. Like you say I need to check out the whole area. I'm open to all suggestions as not set on anything definite yet. Thanks.

gemmarogersnorth

Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:32pm

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Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:32pm

Hi there we have just brought property with the same idea, family holidays and later retirement. We spent 6 weeks travelling round in summer and settled on Coin as is perfect 20 mins from everything :)

Peter1205

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:51am

Peter1205

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Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:51am

gemmarogersnorth wrote on Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:32pm:

Hi there we have just brought property with the same idea, family holidays and later retirement. We spent 6 weeks travelling round in summer and settled on Coin as is perfect 20 mins from everything :)

I’d noticed Coin. That’s great. I want to get over and see a few places but will never get as much time as you did. Did you see anywhere else you liked or anywhere you’d avoid!? Thanks for the info. M

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