Thursday, January 24, 2019

Caveat Emptor, part 1: A short guide to buying a home in Spain

A brief rundown of the most important steps prospective buyers need to take when purchasing property in Spain

Under-performing investments?

Charges are the hidden enemy, warns Richard Alexander

Hairy moment with a Gibraltar monkey (on video)

OP blogger Belina Beckett has a close encounter with the Barbary macaques on the Rock

Santayana said it!

The sayings of the late, great Spanish philosopher, George Santayana, are an inspiration in these troubled times, writes Jack Gaioni

Finding Arcadia in Algeciras

Belinda Beckett, aka the Mistress of Sizzle, discovers paradise ... eventually

Backing a winner on the markets

The market is what it is but you can always switch horses midstream, writes SaltyDog

Comic Relief show raises €750 at BSM

The British School of Marbella hosted a talent show for the UK-based charity

EXCUSE ME?: Spanish radio hasn’t quite mastered the bleeping technique

IT was a usual autumn afternoon and I was casually cruising through the San Pedro tunnel. OK so I was not actually cruising but...

The wrong kind of Catholics?

Spain’s Jesuits were just too successful for their own good

Toy Story April Fools was too believable for far-fetched Marbella

Giles Brown's April Fools gaffe and remembering Ronnie Corbett

The price you pay in Spain

In the final part of this series on Costa del Sol property development, we review the fees and taxes a vendor has to pay before starting work, during the build, and at the time of sale

What does article 50 mean for Brits in Spain?

We’ve been through the ‘phoney war’ period of sabre rattling, but now there has been the irrevocable declaration that we are leaving

The ins and out of immigration in Spain

If you're not a Spanish national but want to live in the country for more than 90 days a year, the law requires you to become resident

Cautious celebration for Spain’s property market

Spain’s housing market is rallying, but there are still many legal loose ends to be tied, writes Antonio Flores

Je suis Paris

With friends all over the world, the Paris attacks felt closer to home than ever

Spain’s Inheritance Tax rules

Inheritance tax break for non-residents quelling cost fears, writes Antonio Flores

Viva Roma!

Jack Gaioni unearths the best and brightest ‘Spanish sons’ who made it big in ancient Rome, setting the literary and intellectual agenda for many centuries to follow

New Year resolutions: Finding time to maintain personal promises can be a drag

It’s the first month of 2018 and that cracking and dull thudding sound that you hear all around you is the unmistakable noise of people’s New Year resolutions breaking and hitting the ground.

Back to the past

Supreme Court leaves Marbella without a plan

Spanish tax office closes inheritance tax avoidance schemes

Olive Press columnist Antonio Flores of Lawbird gives the latest on inheritance tax

Paying your taxes in Spain

Failing to declare taxes on time is no laughing matter

What to consider when purchasing a plot in Spain: Part 1

Having recently looked at buying and selling a property in Spain, here's the first part of a short guide to buying land to build your own home...
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