It is the dream of many that their retirement is peaceful. Where their time can be spend meandering along endless coastlines or browsing through local museums. Those who have chosen to retire in Spain have found all of these things are so much more. You need to know, that retiring to Spain is a big decision and you will need to do a lot of research before you set out to enjoy your well-deserved retirement.
Below we will take a look at some of the things you will need to consider before you decide to retire in Spain.
What about your finances?
One of the reasons why so many people who have moved to Spain pack up and move back home is due to their finances. If you are not able to sort out your finances before you move to Spain, you will quickly find that you have fallen into a trap and everything around you becomes far too expensive to live. You need to remember that you are heading into retirement, you will need to make sure that the funds you have available to you will last for the rest of your life. Remember that relocating costs money, there are no two ways about it, when I was looking for property for sale in Javea Spain, I found I had underestimated costs considerably. See property prices at www.javea-property.com What’s more, a fluctuation in a currency’s value can leave you suffering if you haven’t protected against it.
What about your family?
When you are looking at your family, you need to keep in mind that if you have children or grandchild who may still rely on you financially and emotionally and this could make you move quite difficult. One of the biggest questions you will ask yourself is whether you will be able to leave your family behind without any regrets. You could also choose to take your family with you, but this will come at an additional expense. One of the most important things you can do is to talk to your family about your move. Find out how they will cope with you and whether they will visit you.
What about your friends?
Many people who have lived in the same house for a number of years have made strong friendship connections. You might find that those connections are what make life so special. You need to keep in mind that when you move you will not have those connections and you will not have a close friend to turn to when things get a little tough. This is something you will need to come to terms with if you decide to move abroad. But, rest assured, you will make new friends and you will be happy.
What about your home?
Before you move to Spain you will need to decide what you will do with your home. You could sell the property, but in doing so you might not have anywhere to return to should things go south. Of you could keep the house and rent it out which will provide you with a small income to sustain you during your retirement. This is one of the biggest decisions you will make. If you do decide to rent the house out you need to know that you will still have to pay for a property in Spain.