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Looking to buy and move to Yecla

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:53pm
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Bigjudd

Posts: 2

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Location: Yecla

Joined: 14 Nov 2020

Hi everyone

My wife, 18year old son and I are looking to buy and move to Yecla once Brexit is finalised.

We were wondering what we need to consider to live full time in Yecla. We are in our late 40’s.

Information on cost of living, water, electricity, petrol prices, council rates etc.

We are looking at a country property with pool.

As soon as travel restrictions are lifted we plan on a few weekend trips to the area to experience what the area has to offer.

Hope to speak to you all.

Regards

George, Gina & Josh

Roma

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:53pm

Posts: 5

5 helpful points

Location: Yecla

Joined: 19 Feb 2020

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:53pm

Bigjudd wrote on Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:53pm:

Hi everyone

My wife, 18year old son and I are looking to buy and move to Yecla once Brexit is finalised.

We were wondering what we need to consider to live full time in Yecla. We are in our late 40’s.

Information on cost of living, water, electricity, petrol prices, council rates etc.

We are looking at a country property with pool.

As soon as travel restrictions are lifted we plan on a few weekend trips to the area to experience what the area has to offer.

Hope to speak to you all.

Regards

George, Gina & Josh

Hi George,

My husband and I have just made the move to Yecla in September to a house in the Campo with a pool. Life is good, the weather is fantastic and Yecla has lots to offer.

In terms of things to consider, it’s not known yet what the requirements will be for residencia postBrexit but at the moment you need 10k each in savings for the application. If you are in the country you will need a car. In terms of utilities you would need to know if you have a connection to an agricultural supply of water and if you  have mains electricity- we installed solar and generator for our electricity and currently have a water well but are looking into joining the agricultural supply and use bottled water for drinking/ cooking. IBI tax ( similar time council tax) is cheap ours is 125 euros per year. You will need to allow for private health care too which is required for residencia - ours was just under 1500 euros for the year for both of us.

Shopping is about the same for food, beer and wine way cheaper than the UK.

Hope this helps a bit and best of luck!

Roma

Sammylouise

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:21pm

Posts: 51

15 helpful points

Location: Camposol

Joined: 5 Jan 2020

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:21pm

Roma wrote on Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:53pm:

Hi George,

My husband and I have just made the move to Yecla in September to a house in the Campo with a pool. Life is good, the weather is fantastic and Yecla has lots to offer.

In terms of things to consider, it’s not known yet what the requirements will be for residencia postBrexit but at the moment you need 10k each in savings for the application. If you are in the country you will need a car. In terms of utilities you would need to know if you have a connection to an agricultural supply of water and if you  have mains electricity- we installed solar and generator for our electricity and currently have a water well but are looking into joining the agricultural supply and use bottled water for drinking/ cooking. IBI tax ( similar time council tax) is cheap ours is 125 euros per year. You will need to allow for private health care too which is required for residencia - ours was just under 1500 euros for the year for both of us.

Shopping is about the same for food, beer and wine way cheaper than the UK.

Hope this helps a bit and best of luck!

Roma

Hi, can I ask please who your health insurance is with as that seems very good. 

Thanks 

Roma

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:42am

Posts: 5

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Location: Yecla

Joined: 19 Feb 2020

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:42am

Sammylouise wrote on Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:21pm:

Hi, can I ask please who your health insurance is with as that seems very good. 

Thanks 

Sure! The policy is with Salus and was set up by The Foreign Exchange in Pinoso - they are all English and help sort things out for expats . They arranged our Lobster SIM cards which give you free calls to the UK and our Bank account at Sabadell. They do Residencia and driving licences too. Well worth a look on google or Facebook.

Roma

Sammylouise

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:51pm

Posts: 51

15 helpful points

Location: Camposol

Joined: 5 Jan 2020

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:51pm

Roma wrote on Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:42am:

Sure! The policy is with Salus and was set up by The Foreign Exchange in Pinoso - they are all English and help sort things out for expats . They arranged our Lobster SIM cards which give you free calls to the UK and our Bank account at Sabadell. They do Residencia and driving licences too. Well ...

...worth a look on google or Facebook.

Roma

Thanks for the information, very helpful 😁

MarkM

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:54pm

Posts: 4

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Location: Yecla

Joined: 23 Apr 2020

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:54pm

Bigjudd wrote on Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:53pm:

Hi everyone

My wife, 18year old son and I are looking to buy and move to Yecla once Brexit is finalised.

We were wondering what we need to consider to live full time in Yecla. We are in our late 40’s.

Information on cost of living, water, electricity, petrol prices, council rates etc.

We are looking at a country property with pool.

As soon as travel restrictions are lifted we plan on a few weekend trips to the area to experience what the area has to offer.

Hope to speak to you all.

Regards

George, Gina & Josh

Hi,

Welcome to Yecla, potentially. 

We have been here for 5 years, and love it. The locals are great, and always willing to help, and practice their english.

Our "council tax" is around €190 a year, including the pool. Electricity averages €80 a month, and drinking water around €15 per month. We lived in London previously so find the cost of living much less.

We use the health service here and it is great, first class.

Good luck.

Mark.

Bigjudd

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:55pm

Bigjudd

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Posts: 2

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Location: Yecla

Joined: 14 Nov 2020

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:55pm

Thanks Roma & Mark

Your replies are helpful. We are hoping to arrange some viewing trips in the new year once COVID-19 restrictions are eased.

We need to physically view places as we cannot decide between town houses or a country house. I like space and my wife likes to be close to amenities.

Thanks 

George

Juan LA

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:21am

Posts: 1

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Location: Yecla

Joined: 16 Nov 2020

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:21am

Nice to hear your comments and opinions about Yecla, if you need any local advice, help or tips I will be pleased to help you. 

You can find a lot of contry houses in a radius of 5-10 kms around the town, which will give you the best of both contry and town. Distances are really short here and traffic issues simply don't exist. 

Janice51

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:20pm

Posts: 16

4 helpful points

Location: Almendricos

Joined: 14 May 2018

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:20pm

Hi George, Gina and Josh,

I agree with everything that’s been said so far. Costs are definitely less here than in the U.K. you may need someone to look after your affairs here, making sure you are getting the better deal regarding the equivalent of council tax, rates, etc.

However, if you thinking of staying here permanently will you be looking for work?

I don’t mean to be nosey but it is not easy for anyone at the moment. Yecla is one of the town’s that has very low unemployment as there is a lot of furniture manufacturing related businesses and industries.

Will your son get bored? There are certainly activities for teenagers but not sure if your son is proficient in Spanish yet to feel comfortable. 

Hopefully things will go just fine for you. Remember the winter months have very cold nights!

I live just up the road in the Villena campo, near the Sanctuary. We are currently doing lots of work on our property. Although we would be in different counties, (Yecla is Murcia, Villena is Alicante) if you need any help, just let me know.

Good luck,

Janice

repoocynot

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:47pm

Posts: 28

17 helpful points

Location: Yecla

Joined: 22 Dec 2017

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:47pm

Hi,try https://www.alicantedreamhomes.com/en/properties/?orden=&costa=&localidades%5B%5D=36&dormitorios=&banos=&precio_desde=&precio_hasta=&referencia=&min_sup_vivienda=&min_sup_parcela= it will give you some idea of what is available.We bought our country house through this company with no issues. But be aware the same property can be for sale through various different estate agents.

Tony  

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