Bit of a late reply this. I have been, part time, on the CB for the last eight years, originally buying a flat for holidays only but loved it so much we bought a larger house a couple of years ago. Still have the flat which I have just put on the market. I love it here. The red tape can drive you mad at times but the lifestyle is excellent. Not working in Spain but did 30 years in green and had a job working in the NHS until I retired at 59. My two pensions give me a comfortable life but the crashing pound has caused a great change (1.60 to the pound when I first bought, down to almost parity just a wee while back but hovering round 1.15 now). If you have an income from UK, this has made a really big difference. Still, have marvellous neighbours, no commuting to and from work, potter round the garden, laze round the pools most of the day and great bars and restaurants in the area (not so cheap with the exchange rate but still reasonable). We really enjoy it here and love the relaxed lifestyle. Flights to and from UK are cheap so have no problems with grandkids visiting on a very regular basis. Would have thought being an estate agent in the current climate might be a bit of a dead end job (why have estate agents stopped looking out the window in the morning.....because they'd have nothing to do in the afternoon if they did) but every man to himself. Hope you continue to enjoy it as much as we have.