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Forum: Spain
Oct 12th 2008, 2:21 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 9,244
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: Sol Bank - Is my money safe??

Re the Spanish banks -I think it's only deposit and current accounts that are guaranteed. If you have been saving money in a bank's investment fund (Plan de jubilacion) for retirement, or in a...
Forum: Spain
Jun 10th 2008, 4:03 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 5,149
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: Haulage strikes affecting anyone?

The Malaga local paper (Malaga Hoy) says today that supermarkets here will start running out of supplies and petrol stations will run out of petrol from Thursday if the strike carries on.
Forum: Spain
May 20th 2008, 8:21 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,823
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: How can you watch British TV in Northern Spain?

Do they know that if you get Digital+ then you can get Sky news, BBC World, CNN, Fox news, and you can also watch lots of series on Fox, AXN and Nat Geo and movies on the many movie channels (the...
Forum: Spain
May 18th 2008, 2:59 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 6,097
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: Housing Prices in Free Fall

The Spanish newspapers have been reporting in the last couple of days that Spain's major property developers have experienced drops of between 70 and 90% in sales compared with the previous year....
Forum: Spain
May 16th 2008, 1:59 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 7,837
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: Super King size beds

I noticed this thread and just wanted to say that we bought one of these beds from the Spanish furniture shop in our little village (v.good price and quality)when we arrived here. They had one in...
Forum: Spain
May 2nd 2008, 6:58 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: Spanish Teraccotta tiles

We used these on our part of our exterior wall several years ago. They looked nice in the shop! They did absorb the red grout that the builder used (although the box said not to use coloured grout)....
Forum: Spain
Apr 24th 2008, 9:05 am
Replies: 20
Views: 17,610
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: Ciudad Quesada Rojales Benijofar

I just wanted to mention that 'sending the police round' is not a common thing unless you are sending your kids out to work on the olives instead of giving them an education! We homeschool our kids...
Forum: Spain
Apr 22nd 2008, 3:54 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 6,054
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: Algarrobo Costa

I really like the coast east of Malaga - it's very Spanish and relatively undeveloped. I think that to have a successful bar there you would definitely have to cater for Spanish tastes (e.g tapas),...
Forum: Spain
Apr 21st 2008, 9:12 am
Replies: 1,346
Views: 139,604
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: Don´t buy property in Spain or you will lose a lot of money

That's because most of the owners are Spanish and they are under no pressure to sell their houses. The Spanish move home very rarely during their lives. They also think nothing of waiting 3, 4 or...
Forum: Spain
Mar 28th 2008, 10:29 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,759
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: Land and Property registration

Looking on the bright side, at least you'll have an IBI receipt (many houses don't, in the countryside) and it seems to be the first thing that Spanish buyers ask to see when they're interested in...
Forum: Spain
Mar 27th 2008, 3:48 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,759
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: Land and Property registration

This is a very difficult time for the owners of the innumerable illegal properties in rural Spain. I agree with Hillybilly that the Spanish are more likely to buy an illegal house - all the recent...
Forum: Spain
Mar 20th 2008, 2:09 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,342
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: The Alhambra.

We have the advance tickets procedure for the Alhambra in the Andalucia holidays section of our website (link below!)
Forum: Spain
Mar 17th 2008, 3:59 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,355
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: Erasmus Program in Spain

Just have to say that Malaga city and the coastline of Malaga province are very different things! Malaga city itself is a lively, down-to-earth, very Spanish place with few English people. It's very...
Forum: Spain
Mar 5th 2008, 1:43 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: Research Visit

I second the recommendation of Antequera - it still has a really authentic Spanish feel despite becoming increasingly popular with expat buyers. The old town is wonderful! Communications are great...
Forum: Spain
Feb 16th 2008, 5:37 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,388
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: Electical Shops ?

Try the Corte Ingles website (http://www.elcorteingles.es)- they sell practically everything!
Forum: Spain
Feb 10th 2008, 3:53 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 6,116
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: Galicia or Cadiz area

Seville is wonderful - lovely weather, lovely food, so much to see. We found Cadiz to be very windy!
Forum: Spain
Feb 5th 2008, 2:30 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: Dyson Hoover

You can order them from the Corte Ingles website (http://www.elcorteingles.es).
Forum: Spain
Feb 1st 2008, 3:20 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 4,885
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: kitchen units

Always try your local Spanish kitchen shop first. Our local shop's prices were staggeringly low and no charge for installation!
Forum: Spain
Jan 29th 2008, 2:06 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,755
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: Oposiciones

I remember seeing a survey not long ago that showed that the majority of Spanish young people hoped to get some kind of job in the civil service after leaving university. Its still seen as the best...
Forum: Spain
Jan 29th 2008, 11:00 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,387
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: Hi looking to buy a sited 6 berth mobile home in spain

The village of Mollina near Antequera in Andalucia has a couple of mobile home parks, very popular with Brits. Google "mobile homes Mollina" and you should find quite a few places selling them.
Forum: Spain
Jan 25th 2008, 12:54 pm
Replies: 182
Views: 20,126
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: House Demolished

In our part of Spain there is a feeling among the Spanish (at least in the countryside) that planning permission is not something you need to worry about as the house will surely be legalised sooner...
Forum: Spain
Jan 21st 2008, 9:50 am
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: Kids on the Costa Blanca

We don't live in your area but I've noticed that since the extended family all usually live in the same village/town that toddlers tend to socialise with their (numerous!) cousins, and parents don't...
Forum: Spain
Jan 20th 2008, 10:33 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,190
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: laptop cost

If you have a small business, Dell Vostro are really good value and they have a good service package in Spain.
Forum: Spain
Jan 16th 2008, 2:03 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,577
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: automatic cars

We ordered a new automatic Megane here 5 years ago. The dealer just could not understand why anyone would want to buy an automatic. He said in Spain they really enjoy changing the gears! Once it...
Forum: Spain
Jan 15th 2008, 7:49 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By spanishfamily

Re: where is nearest dog home

Our website (link below!) has a list. Look in the 'Living in Andalucia' section.
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