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Forum: Spain
Jun 4th 2022, 5:37 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 1,926
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Moving to coastal areas maybe Alicante...

I think there are two issues here. The one you mention about young people (and it's worldwide not just in Spain) who want to make it big via social media or youtube stuff. The problem (if indeed it...
Forum: Spain
Jun 2nd 2022, 7:26 am
Replies: 55
Views: 1,926
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Moving to coastal areas maybe Alicante...

interesting that last point. You'll get a lot more opportunities to teach English in Madrid (and other job opportunities too), particularly as Brexit has forced many Brits out. Of course rent and...
Forum: Spain
May 1st 2022, 8:32 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,318
Posted By steviedeluxe

Your most important decision regardless of whether you stay in Spain or the UK

One for the younger ones - always contribute to your pension.
I know people complain about higher social security costs in Spain and other EU countries, but that is why their state pension is so...
Forum: Spain
Feb 17th 2022, 8:31 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,561
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Spanish cafe bar lease

Too much is made of the "red tape" issue. You bypass most of it by hiring a decent gestor (same as you'd hire an accountant back home). Better to concentrate on income and paying the bills - that...
Forum: Spain
Feb 16th 2022, 9:08 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,561
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Spanish cafe bar lease

I've known Brits who've run bars/Irish pubs successfully in Spain, but in big cities like Valencia and Madrid - which means they are busy most of the year but closed in August. They also tend to have...
Forum: Spain
Sep 22nd 2021, 11:03 am
Replies: 46
Views: 2,280
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Small family cost of living - Madrid

Ever tried drinking tap water in Valencia?
Valencia is a very appealing location it's true, but there are always swings and roundabouts for different cities - else no one would live there. Even the...
Forum: Spain
Jul 1st 2021, 9:11 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,041
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Spanish dream

Some good answers already put here. I remember meeting a Korean owner of a hostal (similar to guest house) in Madrid who had done well - she actually expressed astonishment that rents were so low,...
Forum: Spain
May 6th 2021, 5:41 pm
Replies: 187
Views: 11,637
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: British Citizens Can No Longer Move to Spain Unless.....

Correct - there has been a lot of support for established businesses, although, no doubt, they'll be paying it all back in taxes and business rates in years to come. However, just like those working...
Forum: Spain
Feb 5th 2021, 10:57 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,498
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Information about Valladolid

Stayed a few times in Valladollid when the cheap air fares flew from there (and hadn't started in Madrid). My impressions were of a well-to-do city (which Lupin seems to confirm with his description...
Forum: Spain
Nov 26th 2020, 2:17 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,885
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
Nov 26th 2020, 1:54 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 4,013
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
Nov 26th 2020, 1:47 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 4,013
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, 2:19 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,288
Posted By steviedeluxe

Re: Rugbymatt

RIP RugbyMatt. A huge contributor to this forum, back in the day.
Forum: Spain
Aug 7th 2020, 12:49 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,536
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, 7:40 am
Replies: 44
Views: 5,125
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, 5:20 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,942
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, 11:13 am
Replies: 36
Views: 6,578
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, 4:19 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 5,858
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, 10:32 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,537
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, 3:20 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,001
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, 6:33 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,001
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, 6:34 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
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, 5:48 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 11,614
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, 7:48 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,257
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, 8:29 am
Replies: 5
Views: 747
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...
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