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The important steps involved are described in this article; if the advice given is taken and you do the necessary work (some effort is necessary for what is, after all, a major investment), there will be no problems and you will maximise your marketing potential. However - and this cannot be emphasised too strongly - if you are lazy and think that good renters are going to rush to book your beautiful villa while you sit waiting for the phone to ring, you will be left with an expensive, empty investment.
Running a website is fast becoming the modern way of earning pin money. If you have a computer and internet connection and some spare time you too can join the fastest growing new home based business on the net. Make money from running a website.
The Romance network has created a hassle free way to add a web based dating service into any community website. In addition to the easy set up they are offering you a chance to run your own dating website for free.
Moving to Spain
If you have made the decision and are moving to the sunny climate of Spain here are some important things that need doing, mostly common sense but you may find a few things here you did not think to do. The checklist contains things to do before coming to Spain and things that need to be done once you have arrived in Spain.
Start taking Spanish lessons! Get all the family involved
Get a new E111 form from the Post Office to be eligible for free emergency health treatment (E111 forms are due to be replaced by the European Health Insurance Card or EHIC).& If unemployed get an E106 form, while pensioners and those on invalidity benefit will need form E121 (see “In Spain” section for more details about Spanish healthcare). You will need an E111 even if you’re there for a short visit
EU driving licences are required in Spain and please remember they DRIVE ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE ROAD.
Your number plate should be an EU one with the ring of stars containing your country code, or a small plate/sticker with your country code (GB etc) should be secured to the rear of the car.
What to Carry!
Specialist Local Home services directory - Costa del Sol
When we first came down to the Costa del Sol there were many simple things that just needed to be found, Telephone provider, Internet connection, a locksmith, a dentist or emergency doctor. Just having an internet connection didn`t always find us the most experienced or closest tradesman or service. So like a lot of other settlers on the Costa del Sol we started creating a list.
So we were pleased to see what looks like a great website for Locals and Businesses here on the Costa del Sol www.localhomeservicesdirectory.com
We have collected some useful addresses for people either coming to Spain or who already live here. If you have an address you think we should add please let us know click here and we will add it as soon as possible
UK PENSIONS SERVICE
International Pension Centre Tyneview Park, Whitely Road, Benton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE98 1BA; 0191 218 7777
ROYAL MAIL REDIRECTION SERVICE: 08457 740740;
www.royalmail.com (or pick up a form at the Post Office)
39 Chesham Place, London, SW1X 8SB; 020 7235 5555
BRITISH EMBASSY IN SPAIN:
Calle Fernando el Santo 16, 28010 Madrid; 00 34 902 171 181;
Click here for www.ukinspain.com For addresses of consulates in Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Cádiz, Ibiza, Gran Canaria, Madrid, Málaga, Mallorca, Menorca, Tenerife, Seville and Vigo
A guide to renting your Spanish Property for Holiday Lettings.
Your Spanish holiday home is probably one of the best investments you could make. If you do not intend to stay there long term, an excellent way to cover the cost of the property is to consider letting your property for holiday periods. You can make a substantial income on your investment or just cover the annual costs associated with the ownership of a property. So if you have a well located, high quality property, you can add your property to this site for FREE!
If you are thinking about making the move to Spain, a permanent one and you have children, one of your primary concerns maybe for their education. If the children are very young, many suggest that it is beneficial to enter them immediately into the Spanish education system, as this will give them an unprecedented opportunity to learn their adopted language fluently. This is also by far the most economical option. Once they get older, you may choose for them to carry on in the Spanish system or to move them to the international system for exams, such as GCSE's and A levels.