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How to Choose the Best Madrid Neighbourhood for You in 3 steps

Choosing your Madrid neighbourhood is your most important decision, after the one to move to Madrid. It determines your lifestyle, the space you can afford, the access you will have to your office, to entertainment and green areas. However, it’s the single most overlooked phase of the relocation. Follow these 3 steps and make sure […]

Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 by in Buying a Property, New ? Start Here

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The Cost of Living in Madrid – Rental Prices for Apartments Expats Like

One of the first relocation question we get from people moving to Madrid is: “How much renting an appartment with 1/2/3/4 bedroom(s) cost ?” For apartments expats like in neighborhoods they feel comfortable living in, the rental prices are usually the following: Room in Shared Flat: 400 – 550 € per month Studio, 30 to […]

Posted on Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by in Cost of Living, Flathunting, New ? Start Here

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Essential Documentation needed for Renting Apartments in Madrid

  When I first moved to Spain 11 years ago, renting a flat was as simple as meeting the landlord, agreeing on basic terms of stay, paying 1 months rent + 1 months deposit in cash and receiving the keys.   Nowadays, the market is more competitive.  Not only do good flats go quickly because […]

Posted on Friday, July 1st, 2016 by in Cost of Living, Flathunting, New ? Start Here, Where to live ?, Your International Move

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Profit for Renting Out your Purchased Flat on a Short Term Basis in Madrid

Now that you have purchased your new flat in Madrid, it’s time to start making money on your purchase.     After experience and analysis, we recommend focusing on short term vacation rentals. The primary advantage to renting your flat to short term vacationers, instead of full-time tenants is the potential for higher rental profits generated. […]

Posted on Friday, July 1st, 2016 by in Uncategorized, Your money

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Spanish Inheritance Tax for Non Residents

In Spain, new laws have gone into effect since the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) ruling on Inheritance tax in September 2014.  Whether you are drawing up a will or claiming an inheritance on a Spanish property, it’s important to know the following key information as a non resident of Spain. Spanish Inheritance Tax In […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 by in Uncategorized

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How to get a Mortgage as a Foreign Buyer

      So you are not paying taxes in Spain but want to get a mortgage to buy a property in Madrid. This can be an overwhelming when you do not know what the possibilities are, particularly as a foreigner. Yes, you can get good mortgages from Spanish banks as a non-resident foreigner   […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 by in Best of Madrid, Buying a Property, Cost of Living, Expat Stories, Uncategorized, Your money

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Replace a Lost or Stolen NIE in 3 Steps

One of our most popular questions to the Moving2Madrid website is how to replace a lost or stolen NIE.  Here is a quick 3 step guide on how to replace your NIE: Make an appointment at: https://sede.administracionespublicas.gob.es/icpplus/index.html. Once in the website, under Provincias Disponibles scroll to Madrid and press accept.  On the next screen where it […]

Posted on Monday, May 2nd, 2016 by in Uncategorized

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An Interview with M2M’s Arash Palizban on Buying Property as an Expat in Spain

From a foreigner’s perspective, buying property in Spain can be intimidating so much so that many foreigners looking to invest can easily become discouraged.  In our experience, we find that many questions arise as to what is different for foreigners and what should be expected.  In this interview, Arash Palizban, our seasoned home hunting expert […]

Posted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 by in Uncategorized

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What Price Can You Expect to Charge for Short Term Rentals of your Purchased Flat in Madrid

When purchasing a property and estimating the rental return (ie what you will get when renting it out after buying), there are 2 numbers to have in mind: the gross return and the net return. To simplify, gross return is just counting the rents you collect. For the sake of this first explanation, net return […]

Posted on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 by in Uncategorized

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9 Things Every Expat Should Consider Before Moving to Madrid

According to the National Statistics Institute of Spain, the expat community is currently made up of over 4,426,000 foreign residents out of the total population of more than 46,423,000.  As Spain slowly emerges from the economic crisis, this expat population is increasing with more and more foreign residents moving specifically to the 2 largest cities, […]

Posted on Monday, February 29th, 2016 by in Uncategorized

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