How does that work?
We spent all last night and today doing research about other places to live near Benidorm. Well it has to be done doesn’t it?
The only box that isn’t ticked for us residing in Benidorm is the summer madness. We know that during June, July and August it’s mayhem. Getting out and about might be restricted due to the sheer numbers of holidaymakers (Sigh). It was only a “niggle” at first, but now we’ve had time to think, it’s turned into an issue.
So we’ve revised our plans in the last couple of days and for now that’s the boring bit. (The unknown is daunting). During the process we’ve discovered a lot about “bank repossessed” properties. Reduced prices are unbelievable, and there’s lots to sift through! Spoiled for choice really.
The website we’ve been scrutinising is a well known British site. We thought they only sold properties in the UK. (Our house was on there till we sold it). After sifting through hundreds of properties in our price range, we eventually found one that stood out from the rest. Now that’s the interesting bit.
MASSIVE BIG DEAL TO US: We discovered that the company deals with English speaking solicitors, conveyance and English speaking banks too. It more or less comes as a complicated package made a lot easier and more secure, because it’s understandable!
However, there are things to consider when buying a repossessed property over there. We’re lucky enough to go for Option 2 out of 3, the banks like that one because there’s no mortgage involved. May even be wiggle room to knock a bit more off the price!
So Dave emailed them, and we got a reply today. It feels like we’re not in the dark with the language barrier or bureaucracy anymore.
No, we’re not jumping the gun here, it could take months for the boat to sell. But the point is that last minute research after the
sail sale isn’t a good idea. Too much room for error, or even risk. Which means we’ve got to look at all options, and learn how the system works NOW!
Not giving away any details at the moment, it’s too soon…
The biggest complication so far is that Dave’s laptop is stuffed with links, and so is mine. Sifting through what’s crap and what isn’t will be a nightmare. Relatively piddling in the grand scheme but true…
Right well, got to go, Sarah next door arrived back from New Zealand yesterday. So Chris is doing the cooking and bringing a stew thingy round here for all 4 of us tonight. Yes, party’s, meals, drinks, communal gatherings,
quilt making, knitting, all end up aboard TT because of the: