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Hello from Canada, eh'

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:11pm
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Bruno

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Location: Roquetas de Mar

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Hey folks I will be moving to Roquetas de Mar in couple months with my family of 2 kids. Hoping to do get involved with short term rentals. Joined this forum and FB group to gain as much insight to this sunny Mediterranean city. 

Thanks in advance

Bruno, Oxana & fam

Marge

Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:06am

Posts: 11

Location: Roquetas de Mar

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Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:06am

Hi Bruno we are a retired Irish couple and also looking into moving to this area. We're currently doing the rounds of estate agents to find a long term let. Prices seem reasonable compared to Ireland which has a housing crisis at the moment. Best of luck with your move!

patricia62

Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:05am

Posts: 68

Location: Arboleas

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Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:05am

Hi Marge,

You are the first Irish person that I have noticed on the forum, I thought I was the only one! 

Myself and hubby are in Arboleas over a year and a half now and absolutely love the life we're living. Our place is a rental, it's beautiful and very reasonable rent. 

I hope you both find what you need, do as much research as you can is the advice i would give you. Contact as many estate agents as you can, rent for 6months initially, visit the area in all seasons. We were very lucky finding the villa we are in, initially as we're in an old country house we thought we would like, turns out not for us. 

Good luck with the search and if I can help let me know

Patricia

Bruno

Bruno

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Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:25pm

Posts: 5

Location: Roquetas de Mar

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Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:25pm

Thank you, Marge

I have been looking online for a place to rent as well as properties to buy. I will be most likely renting in the Salinas area close to the British school my kids are attending. I may fly over there next week to look.

Looking at the bank foreclosed properties that are offered in RDM close to the beach area. Has anyone gone through these avenues purchasing properties?

Bruno

Marge

Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:47pm

Posts: 11

Location: Roquetas de Mar

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Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:47pm

Hi Bruno

That's the area we are most interested in and are viewing an apartment there today!

juanida

juanida

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Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:45pm

Posts: 166

Location: Sorbas

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Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:45pm

Hi Bruno 

When we were looking for a small apartment to buy about 3 years ago in Roquetas, we went to the banks having heard of the bargains one could find on their lists of property repossessions.  In our price range we were certainly not offered such a wonderful.choice!  there was always something wrong;. rundown neighbourhood, attics with no lift, even damage by vandalism before eviction or just generally in bad condition.  In the end, we bought from an estate agent who now works with a firm which you may be familiar with in Canada called Keller Williams.  Why not see what they have to offer on their web page?

Peter1807

Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:29pm

Posts: 23

Location: Roquetas de Mar

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Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:29pm

Highly recommend Inmobiliaria MHC. They have a large selection of long-term rentals available in Roquetas de Mar.

Their website is:

Bruno

Bruno

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Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:57pm

Posts: 5

Location: Roquetas de Mar

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Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:57pm

juanida wrote on Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:45pm:

Hi Bruno 

When we were looking for a small apartment to buy about 3 years ago in Roquetas, we went to the banks having heard of the bargains one could find on their lists of property repossessions.  In our price range we were certainly not offered such a wonderful.choice!  there was always someth...

...ing wrong;. rundown neighbourhood, attics with no lift, even damage by vandalism before eviction or just generally in bad condition.  In the end, we bought from an estate agent who now works with a firm which you may be familiar with in Canada called Keller Williams.  Why not see what they have to offer on their web page?

Thanks Juanida,

I have been noticing the rough condition of the repo properties. Many with all kitchens completely removed. I however have a construction company for 15 years and have turned ugly ducklin's to beautiful swans;)

Hope to snatch a few bargains.

I will check out that website. Thanks so much for your reply.

Bruno

Baileyp

Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:42pm

Posts: 7

Location: Roquetas de Mar

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Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:42pm

HI, we've been living in RDM with our young children for one year. We bought a property last year and will happily share our experiences. All the best and feel free to get in touch

Bruno

Bruno

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Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:21am

Posts: 5

Location: Roquetas de Mar

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Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:21am

Much appreciated Bailey. I will write you.

Bruno

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