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Old 13th March 2013, 11:13 PM
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Wow - sounds like a serious expat community growing in Maella! I hope to be coming down in April - though probably two weeks after Easter - to start scouting for the dream Finca!

Do you usually fly to Reus? And do you keep your 4x4 there? I was trying to look into long-term parking there to do exactly that but couldn't find anything...

Thanks again for all the valuable information Maria!

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Wow - sounds like a serious expat community growing in Maella! I hope to be coming down in April - though probably two weeks after Easter - to start scouting for the dream Finca!

Do you usually fly to Reus? And do you keep your 4x4 there? I was trying to look into long-term parking there to do exactly that but couldn't find anything...

Thanks again for all the valuable information Maria!
Hi, we keep the 4 x 4 on the property. We fly into wherever, Barcelona or Reus depending on prices schedule etc. We also drive down from St Malo, only 12 hours. Any advice needed please feel free. We all need to get together sometime this year!

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. Have not heard about the egg issue lol? Always been able to get plenty when I was there. But when you come to stay you can always get some chickens, everyone keeps them.

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I think they meant Easter eggs! Now it is possible to buy them here, but they are very expensive and not a bit like the ones you get in the UK.

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My advice, get a place close to Maella as we have been locked in by bad weather conditions, although to be honest it is ok, as the further away, the better the location. Haggle over the price and you can pay some on 'black money' illegal in UK but still ok in Spain, it simply means you pay some of the asking price as cash, and therefore pay no tax on it.
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Have just read through the thread and it's so nice to hear of some British immigrants who are looking at areas other than the south of Spain, taking advantage of some of the different things tat Spain has to offer apart from Sun and Sand.
However, I disagree with what you say about paying for property illegally. It may be something that is done by many, my Spanish husband and I included, but it is not to be recommended. It may well catch up with you later, the authorities are clamping down on it, and it is illegal - not OK! True, it may not be possible for a sale to go through without it as the seller may insist on it, but it is definitely illegal and not OK.
We bought our house 18 years ago and wanted to pay everything legally, but the owner wouldn't let us, so we decided to take the risk, but that was a long time ago, and my husband is Spanish.
All I'm saying is be careful, and be careful about recommending illegal practices on a public forum
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We've bought a place on the road out to Caspe taking the turning for vida de flora, or something!!! I'm not too sure where that is in relation to you yet.
We all definitely have to get together at some point. We are hoping to spend all of the kids holidays there as i can bring my work with me and my other half will have to travel back and forth to earn the rest of the pennies!

We looked around Baza area before and it was lovely but too busy! And the chance to noodle in the Ebro was too great to miss, apparently!

Hope to meet you all soon.

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Have just read through the thread and it's so nice to hear of some British immigrants who are looking at areas other than the south of Spain, taking advantage of some of the different things tat Spain has to offer apart from Sun and Sand.
However, I disagree with what you say about paying for property illegally. It may be something that is done by many, my Spanish husband and I included, but it is not to be recommended. It may well catch up with you later, the authorities are clamping down on it, and it is illegal - not OK! True, it may not be possible for a sale to go through without it as the seller may insist on it, but it is definitely illegal and not OK.
We bought our house 18 years ago and wanted to pay everything legally, but the owner wouldn't let us, so we decided to take the risk, but that was a long time ago, and my husband is Spanish.
All I'm saying is be careful, and be careful about recommending illegal practices on a public forum
Yes upon further investigation, you are absolutely correct. We received this advice from our 'legal advisors' but I now realise that this is not in fact as acceptable as we were lead to believe worryingly!
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I'm happy to say I'm currently sat outside cañardo bar having a cerveza!

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You'd be hard put to sit outside anywhere in Madrid today!
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Hi Maria

Thanks again, you've already given valuable advice.

I'm also using said agents and from the outside they certainly give the idyllic impression.

This will be my first property ever and I plan to move there permanently. I was expecting a modern system of handling issues like planning permissions etc, but from this forum I have already learnt to expect otherwise.
It will also be my first time in Spain. As such, could you advise me on what the step-by-step procedure of buying and renovating a finca will be, please? Sort of like a how-to, A-Z, from looking at properties on the website to sitting in the renovated casita of your own finca.

Just some simple bullet points will be a great help. The reason I ask is that from the estate agent website's rhetoric it sounds like a smooth and straight forward process they handle. But already from your having to deal with the Ayuntamiento it's clear there are other things to consider.

Your help is this matter is much appreciated.

JJ

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PS I'm surprised no other expats from the area have

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I am so excited and don't mind the extremes of hot and cold. It sounds like just what we are after. We're not dealing with anyone yet. We have also been arguing the pros and cons of Cantabria vs Maella area. Transport seems better to Aragon though. Which area of hte UK do you travel there from?

Finca casa Aragon seems to be the most effective at internet advertising. Although, I did note the comments above in the thread, not surprising. Know any others who are okay?

How much work is involved with the almond groves, do you harvest and sell the almonds yourselves? How much time do you spend there?

Is the casita built on an existing building? Do you think it would be difficult to get land with permission to build something from scratch?

Aggh, sorry, so may questions.......

We're off to learn a method of building in June.
Hi PandaPower!

It's nice to hear of others that are moving to the area to live ecologically soundly.

I'm curious of the building method you went to learn? I've worked with straw bale myself and am looking into using cob too. Absolutely perfect for the extremes in temperature.

On another post I saw that local municipalities wouldn't allow you to do your own work, that you had to do it through a local builder. Something worth investigating.

What's your guys plan? The reason I ask is I'm in the planning process myself and it's all very new to. Photovoltaics, deep-cycle battery life expectancy, alternative building methods, local building regulations, do I need an architect or can I go it alone etc etc.

I'd like to hear from you guys, I may be able to be of assistance.

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