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Expat Medical Insurance News: 'Be prepared' before moving to Spain

Among other things to consider when relocating abroad to Spain, expat health insurance customers may wish to think about the local area.

Mallorca-based journalist and author Anna Nicholas recommended visiting places that are of interest before making any firm commitments.

She advised people to research their destination on websites such as that of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and to be careful when purchasing real estate.

New-builds and off-plan houses should be avoided if they do not have guaranteed licenses that have been approved by regional authorities, the expert added.

Spanish-Living.com managing director Adrian Warner recently asserted that the country's government is promoting real estate purchases.

"A place can seem very attractive in the sun, but very different out of season," Ms Nicholas continued.

She pointed out that Spain is no longer a cheap destination, so individuals considering a move to it ought to ensure they have guaranteed employment, financial asserts or "a sound business concept".

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