After landing in Madrid, one of the most important items on the list was to find a nice apartment near the city-center and Salamanca area where I teach. After one week of searching I rented a great apartment (or Piso as it’s called in Spain). The process was really much easier than I had expected and the main recommendation I can give would be to use Idealista and only go take a look at an apartment if you’re sure the location works (there’s no point taking a bus or subway 45 minutes to a place you’d never live).
Take a look at the new piso below. Next step in Spain will be to receive the residency card and number (TIE and NIE).