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Meet up in Almeria City centre at Easter - help with forthcoming move

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:57am
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Hamps

Posts: 4

Location: Almería

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Hi

My husband and I are looking for a property in Almeria City.  We are both hit 50 this year and are hoping for a permanent move / early retirement. 

We just wondered if anyone would like to meet us for a beer and a tapas when we visit at Easter just so we could pick your brains on the best way to go about moving, bank accounts, solicitors, etc etc

We are total novices and have never owned a property abroad before and would appreicate a chat 

Thanks

Tanya x

juanida

juanida

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Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:40pm

Posts: 166

Location: Sorbas

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Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:40pm

Hi there, 

I don't live in Almeria city but have looked into it.  As we get older one needs to think of being close to public transport, decent hospitals etc.

Most people live in flats in the city but there are also modern town houses (triplex or duplex), often with no garden just a paved terrace. 

I would advise you to avoid some of the areas bear the Alcazaba which may seem like good value as there are older inexpensive houses often for sale.  This area is also quite near the port, Pescadería and the Chancla.  There are reputedly potentially conflictive areas.  To British newcomers they might appear 'typically spanish' but it's an area where it's not a good idea to leave anything in your car, if you get what I'm trying to say!  Be very careful.

Hamps

Hamps

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Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:55am

Posts: 4

Location: Almería

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Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:55am

Hi

Thank you for your reply and yes I understand what you are saying. 

We have stayed near the Alcazaba a few times and in that area we felt quite safe and welcome, but not so sure about the areas west of that.  Never had any issues but sometimes you just feel where you should be and where you should not.

Happy to retire to an apartment,  just need to choose the right area.

Will have another search around at Easter

thanks

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