Reflections of Life in
My dreams tend to be focussed on one-off events that will never happen, the fantasy of winning the Euro Lottery; scoring the winning goal in the World Cup; regaining the level of fitness I had as a younger man!
I planned, aspired, desired and worked my socks off to live in
And as for property in
If you invest in the high risk game of ‘flipping’ a property, or buying a property, refurbishing it and then selling it on, or the potentially highly lucrative market of ‘buy to let’ then the potential returns are huge, but so are the potential losses. That is the nature of risk! You win some and you lose some as in any other business, but to gamble like that with your lifestyle has always seemed naive, greedy and pointless to me!
It seems to me that it has become popular to rubbish the concept of living in
Now without doubt these are issues, but a nightmare? If you are unfortunate to have to return home having thought you would see out your days in the sun in
Illegal properties are a concern, but realistically they are the tip of what is actually a pretty solid iceberg. I do not wish to offend or belittle what is a terrible situation for some, but the facts remain that there are many thousands of expatriates living happily in perfectly legal properties here in
My Costa Almeria Living column is currently sponsored by Win It Live It (www.winitliveit.co.uk) who is providing the opportunity to win a luxury apartment and splendid villa in the Costa Almeria. It can all be done from the comfort of your armchair via phone or internet. This initiative offers a great opportunity for people to come and live in
The irony! We love to moan, but the more we moan the more we put off potential initiatives Maybe we should ask ourselves the question “If I listened to myself would I invest in this country?”
By Chris Marshall