It is estimated that nearly a million Brits now own houses in Spain and that at least 100,000 are buying, looking for, or at least thinking seriously about, a (second) home in Spain. Every home owner has to go through the process of searching for property and buying it; most new and existing owners will be renovating or redecorating at some point and this will involve dealing with tradesmen and/or suppliers. For this, these homebuyers will need to understand at least the basics of Spanish property law, house construction, building, plumbing, electrical systems etc, and they need to know not only the words but how the systems work. "Teach Yourself Spanish for Homebuyers" gives the explanations and vocabulary for each aspect of finding, buying, renovating and living in a house in Spain. In addition to approximately 90 labelled illustrations, the book has a CD which gives the pronunciation and practice of the necessary vocabulary.
Peter MacBride is a successful author who writes from his own experience of buying a home abroad. Nat MacBride is a graduate in Spanish who has lived in Spain. Eva Mendaro Carrio is a native speaker of Spanish.