In just two weeks we’ve managed to sort our NIE, open a bank account, view loads of houses and have now found the one we want to buy. We’ve settled on Almeria, which surprised us both because we were put off on the drive in by the sea of plastic greenhouses that line the coast over that way. We drove towards Almería and turned north just before the city and drove up past Alhama de Almeria to a tiny village.
We’re going back next Tuesday for the second viewing and to negotiate face to face with the owner and estate agent, which apparently is the way it’s often done here. If we agree the price, the actual purchase should go through quite quickly we hope. The house is tiny at just 52m2 and there’s half an acre of land stuffed full of fruit trees. We came away from the viewing with a massive bag of oranges, which are delicious! The view is spectacular with not a soul in sight, yet it’s just a ten minute walk to the village. Alhama is a 10 minute drive away and has all the shops we would need day to day, and the airport is 30 minutes away. And, it’s under budget … roll on next Tuesday!