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MOVING TO BARCELONA? Should I buy or rent? If you are staying in Barcelona for just a short period, you should definitely rent your flat. The fixed costs of buying in Spain are 8%, plus any additional finance and transaction fees.

Should I live in the centre or by the beach? Barcelona is a wonderful city with many things to offer. We at Casamona love the beach, but your preferences may differ. One important factor is your daily commute. It is always a good idea to look at the metro lines to see how you can easily get to schools or work.

Is there much fraud in the rental market? Yes - always be very cautious when you rent a flat directly from the owner. You need to be 100% certain who the real owner is before you sign a contract or transfer money. A reputable real estate agency can help verify this and ensure a safe transaction.

What can I do to avoid getting cheated? The best thing is to use a trusted agency like Casamona. In addition to the many exceptional flats for rent, Casamona is fully licenced and insured through the Catalan real estate authorities. This licence and insurance is now obligatory, serving as your best guarantee of a professional and secure transaction - but many agencies do not have it. So be sure to request it when you choose your agency.

What if I would like to buy an apartment? Then come in to our office and meet our enthusiastic staff. We love Barcelona, and would be thrilled to show you the many investment opportunities currently available in this magnificent city!

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