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Forum: Spain
Yesterday, 3:17 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,061
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Spain wants to repopulate rural villages - Good opportunity?

Yep. When you talk about a harsh climate it means very cold in winter as well as the summer heat. I don't suppose many Brits brought up with central heating would tolerate life in a Castilian village...
Forum: Spain
Yesterday, 2:54 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,932
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: My experience living in madrid after 5 years

Some very good points. There are many things to consider as regards the childrens' future. For example, if moving back to a British city, can you avoid them getting caught up in the gang violence (or...
Forum: Spain
Yesterday, 2:47 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,932
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: My experience living in madrid after 5 years

One of the many downsides to this Covid situation is it's stopped a lot of people from getting on with their lives.
The OP states he left a job in the UK that only paid 22k, but would it be easy to...
Forum: Spain
Aug 7th 2020, 3:19 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,173
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Rugbymatt

RIP RugbyMatt. A huge contributor to this forum, back in the day.
Forum: Spain
Aug 7th 2020, 1:49 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,202
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Is the property market doomed

I don't want to join in the discussion here on whether estate agents deserve their commission, not least as the other posters are far more knowedgeable than I.
However the thread header does pose an...
Forum: Spain
Jun 15th 2020, 8:40 am
Replies: 44
Views: 4,203
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Why so many Brits preferred Spain over Portugal?

The Brits in Spain generally head for the Med coast (and Balearics). Even the Algarve in south Portugal doesn't get quite the same climate. Equally, there are very few Brits along the north coast of...
Forum: Spain
Apr 8th 2020, 6:20 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,562
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Does Spain contact the UK when you make an application for residency?

If you're looking to teach English, maybe better to start via Skype/Zoom, and build up clients?
It's true that there is normally work in academies in the big cities like Madrid and Barcelona - but...
Forum: Spain
Feb 16th 2020, 12:13 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 5,848
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Property market crash coming

It only seems like yesterday (well maybe 7-8 years ago) that the doomsters were spreading their dire warnings left, right and centre. They were advising people that things would never improve in...
Forum: Spain
Jul 8th 2016, 5:19 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,004
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Which Way Will Spanish Property Prices Go?

According to this latest report, Spanish property is a one-way bet (upwards) for the next 5 years, after 10 years of difficult times

Spanish property a one-way bet for next five years? - Spanish...
Forum: Spain
May 22nd 2016, 11:32 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,440
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Opinion- Poundshop/Discount shop idea

This article (in Spanish) explains the 10 secrets behind the Chinese way of doing business

Los 10 Mandamientos Chinos del Emprendedor. - Negocios1000...
Forum: Spain
May 5th 2016, 4:20 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,789
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Advice on being self-employed in Spain

That is my understanding, yes, unless anyone here has different feedback. It may be an idea to check with your gestor



Liable for IVA on any income yes. But certain categories have different...
Forum: Spain
May 5th 2016, 7:33 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,789
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Advice on being self-employed in Spain

Rents are also quite a bit cheaper, both commercial and residential. Bear in mind also that you can set the autonomo payment as a tax expense, so assuming you earn enough to make money, it's not so...
Forum: Spain
Apr 20th 2016, 7:34 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Terror threat

I've seen articles on the intelligence process in Britain that explain why there is sometimes a delay (and it's probably a similar process in Spain and other European countries). They often prefer to...
Forum: Spain
Apr 10th 2016, 6:48 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 8,906
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Could I survive in Mallorca on a teacher's salary?

I'm guessing you're in a pension scheme at work. At what age could you take early retirement? In any case you may stand to lose a lot if you leave your job now.
Forum: Spain
Apr 10th 2016, 8:48 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,150
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: How Hard Is Really To Get A Job In Spain?

If you're looking for IT jobs then you may start with the website InfoJobs.
Another good place (if you're ok working on IT startups) is https://betabeers.com/post/ where they always have vacancies...
Forum: Spain
Feb 10th 2016, 9:29 am
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: 3 questions for English TEFL Teachers in Madrid

There are a couple of sites that teachers use (mainly focusing on jobs and prospective clients) Profesores - Madrid (http://www.madridteacher.com/) and LingoBongo - private classes, language...
Forum: Spain
Nov 15th 2015, 11:58 am
Replies: 3
Views: 917
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Charity Shops Madrid

I don't know if they accept books but Betel is a charity chain with various outlets in Madrid.
Los Rastros Betel de Madrid, España | Rastro Betel...
Forum: Spain
Nov 15th 2015, 11:53 am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,824
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Spaniard pavement hoggers

Good point. When I walk around busy parts of Madrid I find that by veering to the right you avoid the vast amount of collisions. Unless of course you're up against someone glued to their smart...
Forum: Spain
Oct 27th 2015, 5:58 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: RWC Antipodean Final in Madrid

Wherever you decide, check and book ahead. Already the Irish pubs have been caught out for serving more people than their license allowed - Finnegans hit the news for having 240 people in their pub...
Forum: Spain
Oct 27th 2015, 4:16 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,968
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Jamon and Choritzo cause Cancer

Yep, how come life expectancy is higher in Spain??????
Could be all the salads, fruit and pulses they eat... or maybe it's stress that is the real killer (plenty of that around I would have thought)
Forum: Spain
Oct 24th 2015, 7:42 am
Replies: 100
Views: 16,538
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Will we look back in time, and say “we bought at the bottom in 2014”………

According to a recent FT report, the areas in Spain where prices are now rising fast are Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona. Other places are not doing so well. The bottom in 2014? According to the FT...
Forum: Spain
Oct 15th 2015, 6:53 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Why is Spain not interested in Boxing??

Traditionally in the UK and US boxing was seen as a way out of the slums for young talented (but penniless) men. I think it never really took off this way in Spain because bullfighting and flamenco...
Forum: Spain
Sep 30th 2015, 6:53 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,746
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Which area of Valencia City to live

I agree that if (for example) rental income is necessary, another city would fit their bill better. At the moment tenants in Madrid are finding it very difficult to find their yearly digs, if the...
Forum: Spain
Sep 13th 2015, 4:50 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,558
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: planning a move - north spain

I know a couple who've settled in Cantabria, and indeed all of that coastline (Galacia, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque country) would probably meet your needs. With the exception of good...
Forum: Spain
May 18th 2015, 7:53 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,650
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Best way of taking personal stuff to UK

Hi - one way to go back with several suitcases is to take the train to London - from Barcelona or Girona, although you can also catch the service from Madrid. You can take several suitcases with you...
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