Living in Barcelona - Practical information

In this section, we have compiled a list of useful articles regarding moving to Barcelona. These are some of the questions we frequently get asked by our clients relocating or buying a property in Barcelona, and we have tried to make it as comprehensive as possible. Feel free to link to these pages, share and like them on facebook if you find them useful.


 First problem of a new house: buying the furniture!
 This can be very easy if you know what you want and where to find it. But if you are in a    new town sometimes it can be difficult.
 Homesearch Barcelona selected for you different kinds of shops according to the          different tastes:

  If your life is never in Black and White, but full of colors and you want your house to be   like you,
  just check: Nanimarquina
 The gallery is located in the center of the city, Eixample, specialized in furniture made with vivid colors, and original textures. Moreover, the designer Nani Marquina, has developed collaboration with partnership with craftspeople in India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan which became an important part of the creative process.

Here you will find information that will help you with starting your own company or business in Spain. Examples of things that are being explained here are: which organizations in Spain can advice you, which certificates do you need to start a company and which types of business entities you have in Spain (including the advantages and disadvantages). Next to this you will find some useful tips for starting a company.

Most of the time when buying a property in Barcelona you will need to get a mortgage in order to have your expenses covered.

Mortgages in Spain are offered by banks and “caixas”, which are comparable to building societies. You can obtain a mortgage directly from the bank or caixa, or from a mortgage broker. You can find both fixed rate and variable rate mortgages, with rates differing from bank to bank, and even between branches in the same bank, so it is worth shopping around.

Where do you need a Certificado de Registro de Ciudadano de la Unión for?

When buying a property in Barcelona and staying for longer than 3 months in Spain, you´ll need to register yourself in the Registro de Ciudadona in Barcelona

After the actual registration you´ll receive a certificate of registration. The Certificado de Registro de Ciudadano de la Unión replaces the former Tarjeta de Residencia Comunitario which is still valid until its date of expiration.

Since 2007 also inhabitants of Barcelona with a Tarjeta de Residencia Comunitario or a NIE number are required to register themselves in the Registro de Ciudadano de la Unión.

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