Did God ever intend such tax burdens to be put on land? When God established Israel to be a modern nation to the world, he gave them laws and statutes to follow that would bless them if they obeyed. In ancient Israel, each family owned their own plot of land. This land could be leased for 6 year periods and renegotiated every 7 years for up to 49 years should a family fall on the worst of times. But the law required that no matter the circumstances, all land must go back to the original family every 50 years. This ensured that no one family ever accumulated vast amounts of land while other families ended up being landless serfs and city-state dependents.

So the Lord Jesus turned a champion of religious law into a servant of grace. He would tell people everywhere that there is no way we can earn our inheritance in heaven, because that is God’s gracious gift, a gift which changes the receiver to become like the Giver, Jesus Christ.

Bigger homes. For the bigger insanitĂ© d’esprit succession, got to have a bigger home. After all the 1800 square feet that Mom and Dad raised the family in isn’t good enough for Sally and Johnny. Got to keep up with the Joneses. Just visit any high-end development in America today. You’ll see a new swing set in back yards of those 5000 square foot homes occupied by 30 something’s with their 2 brand new SUV’s in the driveway next to the baby carriages! Ever wonder how someone so young can live so well?

If it is a holiday home you will probably want easy access and so will want the property within a reasonable distance of an international airport. If it is a permanent home then other considerations might be more important. If you are buying as an investment to let, you need to think about the kind of rental, i.e. Long term or holiday as again the area is important for your potential guests.

If those three things are true, then you might be able to get an advance on the estate. Beyond verifying the estate, and making sure that there is enough value in the estate, the underwriter only really needs to see that there is not a bankruptcy and then the advance can be funded.

There is a familiar song which connected the ‘blessing of Abraham’ with the blessings of Duet.28. It goes something like this, “Abraham’s blessings are mine, Abraham’s blessings are mine, I am blessed in the city, I am blessed in the field, Abraham’s blessings are mine.” Putting the verses to music does not creates reality, but it does serve to give the imagination a stage and props to envision any form of blessing that comes to mind. These inspirations give a false hope, false confidence, and false righteousness.

If you use the above 10 points when buying property in Spain, you will be well on your way to realizing your dream of owning a home in Europe’s sunniest location.