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What do you think?????

What do you think?????

Old Jun 13th 2007, 8:12 am
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Default Re: What do you think?????

Originally Posted by Phil & Chele

Moving to Spain hasn't been a lifelong ambition for us, it is just something that we think we fancy... We have looked into different countries inc Australia but Big Spiders i do not fancy....... lol also my 18 yr old son would not have moved over with us...

The weather is a big pull for us and the older children aged 15 & 18 are all for it - which helps.. My husband is a Diesel Engineer ( marine & industrial ) and would be wanting to start his own business over there.. We are lucky enough to be able to buy a place (mortgage free) and have enough cash to start the business and at least 18 months worth of basic income.. We have decided that we are going to go over and tour Spain for 4 weeks in August..

We ahve just committed ourselves to buying another house in England but this time we are purely going to buy to do up and put back on the market... This we are hoping will give us enough extra money to put down a deposit on a house in England that we will be able to rent out if we move to Spain ( at least this will keep us a step on the property ladder here if ever needed to move back.. Our 18 yr old son has til next May left at college where he is currently studying Outdoor Pursuits and our 15 yr old finishes school also next year so we have decided to make the move in July next year which is going to give us plenty of time for research etc...

I think that your plan of renting out a house in England is great as it will keep you on the property ladder here. Plus if your sons decide that they don't like Spain at least they have a base.

What does worry me about your plan is your sons...What are they going to do out there? Isn’t your 15-year-old going to go on to further education? Six form or college? If not what will he do with his life in the future? what about a career? Where and who will they socialise with in Spain? what jobs will they do? I don't mean to sound pessimistic but I know teenagers who live in Spain and they end up doing nothing. They have no social network as they were raised in England, no skills and no jobs.

Maybe they will work for the family business but what if they decide that it’s not for them?
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