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Andalucia is a great place to work

Andalucia is a great place to work

Relocating to the Costa del Sol is a dream for many, and Andalucia is the third most popular place for those from abroad to work in Spain. Living and working on the Costa del Sol offers amazing lifestyle benefits for expats such as great climate, more relaxed way of life, access to amazing sports facilities and a brilliant family life. According to a report from the Ministry of Employment and Social Security released in August, at the end of July there were 189,802 non-Spanish workers paying into the system, a nearly 5% increase compared to last year.

The increase is no surprise, as the economic outlook continues to improve in Spain, the real estate market is starting to really boom again and this is driving employment and positivity in many different fields. There has been a marked increase of job opportunities being advertised, particularly in the real estate and hospitality sectors. If you’re interested in checking out job opportunities and researching into working on the Costa del Sol, read our article about working on the Costa del Sol, where we have links to papers which have good job sections, forums and recruitment agencies to make things easier.

However, be prepared for a shock when you look at salaries, they could be a lot lower than you’re used to at home. Don’t just look at the salary figures though, work out what your living costs will be and then see what you will have in your pocket at the end of the month, you may be surprised just how well off you feel, even taking a drop in salary. It’s also amazing what a great life you can have here and spend very little; this is definitely not just a numbers game!

We are passionate believers in the quality of life on the Costa del Sol and help thousands of people each year to relocate by offering them affordable long term rental properties and plenty of advice and on the ground expertise. We have all lived here for a long time and so have probably been through what you’re going through and we love it here. Check out our 7 reasons why expats love the Costa del Sol we hope it will inspire you to take the plunge.

It’s a good idea to try before you buy and rent long term before putting a foot on the property ladder. This enables you to try a few different areas and be flexible enough to chop and change if job opportunities or schools take you to a new area. With long term rentals starting at just 400€ per month here and the rental market in the UK being so strong, you can probably rent out your current property and rake in a tidy profit compared to renting here. This not only gives you some income, it also makes the move less daunting, as you still have a property back home and can always go back if your situation changes.

We have lots of great information about living in Spain on our website, including the vital things to know about healthcare, education and learning the language, so please have a browse. If you like the sound of life here, get in touch with us and find out how we can help make it happen!

Moving to Spain with your family

Family Dining Al FrescoIf you’re planning on relocating to Spain it is an exciting but daunting prospect, especially if you’re moving the whole family and have to worry about how kids and elderly relatives will cope. However, with the right preparation and planning the move can be made much easier and in our experience the stress and strain is soon forgotten when you’re sipping a cocktail on your terrace, or taking the kids to the beach to play every day.

There’s a really useful guide to moving to Spain with the family which can help you prepare for the big move which you can download for free. Prepared by a moving company it covers topics such as preparing the family for the move from an emotional and practical point of view, packing tips, advice on getting through the move day and then settling into your new home. It’s a really comprehensive guide of things to think about and do to make the move easier and better for all so is highly recommended.

We have also got loads of interesting and helpful information on our site about relocating to Spain, including a free guide to Spanish legal system  which includes getting a Spanish will, becoming a resident and buying and selling property which you can download free of charge.

Remember, we’ve all made the move ourselves, as have thousands of others and so whilst it is stressful, the rewards of family life in Spain far outweigh the stress of the move itself. You will find that Spain offers a very family friendly environment which welcomes children almost everywhere you go and puts them at the centre of the community. The kids love it as they get to play outside, enjoy a healthier lifestyle full of sports and activities and be part of the family life no matter what is happening. Plus they get to learn a second language and the younger they are the easier it is!

Keep an eye on the blog for information about schools and family life in Spain and feel free to ask us any questions by commenting on the blog or getting in touch by email, phone or online here: http://www.homerentalontheweb.com/contact.

Featured Property – Stunning 3 bedroom Penthouse in Marbella

When planning to move to the Costa del Sol with children the ‘to do’ list can seem never ending with packing, house hunting, school/nursery finding  and naturally you will want everything to be as stress free as possible!

Well you can put the kettle on and give yourself a break, because finding your perfect home could be a lot quicker and easier than you imagine, even if you don’t know the areas very well. With a great selection of properties on the rental market, you are bound to find one that you and the family love, whether it’s a beach, town, or country home you are looking for. Your rental agent will take in your requirements such as needing to be close to a good school, furnished, etc and make sure you have everything you need to feel settled in.

You will also be pleased to know that Spain has just been voted the 2nd best place in the world to bring up children based on 3 main factors of a child’s wellbeing; health, education and nutrition, so you can be rest assured when moving here you are giving your children a great place to grow up in. The superb weather, strong family values and huge choice of outside activities also make the Costa del Sol a firm favourite for families.

If you want to live in one of the most exclusive areas on the Costa del Sol you would imagine having to spend an arm and a leg on rent, but this is not always the case. Take a look at the property below for instance; set in sought-after Elviria Hillside, its perfect for families with three double bedrooms a great size living area and even a tennis court!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This stunning three bedroom property in Marbella comes fully furnished to a very high standard, has a choice of swimming pools including a children’s pool and is located just 15 minutes from the famous towns of Marbella and Puerto Banus which are known for their fabulous designer boutiques and world class beaches. This lovely penthouse includes all of your home luxuries such as dishwasher, tumble dryer, air-con, SKY TV and much more. All this for just €550 per month!

To view our full list of long term rental homes on the Costa del Sol visit our website or call 952 839 595 for more information.

Do you need health insurance while living in Spain?

If you rent long term in Spain or are planning to this year, one important thing to remember is international health insurance. We don’t generally like to think about going to the doctors or being ill when moving to a beautiful warm country, but better to be safe than sorry when it comes to health. Check out our previous blog post about doctors & pharmacies on the Costa del Sol and using your EHIC card in Spain so you know where you stand when it comes to needing insurance.

There are many companies offering expats international health insurance plans, so it’s best to shop around and find one suitable for you. Continue reading “Do you need health insurance while living in Spain?”