Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Beware Marbella, Estepona is the new hotspot on the Costa del Sol

FOR decades Estepona lived in the shadow of its rich, glamorous neighbour Marbella, but now things are changing. Marbella is still very much in...

Estepona is beginning to rival Marbella in the property stakes

A RECENT article on the Costa del Sol's property market, on Mark Stücklin's Spanish Property Insight website, caught my attention because it stated that...

The costs of selling on the Costa, part 2

IN my previous column, we covered the two taxes vendors have to pay upon the sale of property. While the first of these, municipal...

The costs of selling on the Costa, part 1

Find out about the costs you'll have to cover before and after you find a buyer. Although buyers are liable for the lion's share...

Property insider: House contracts in Spain

How to ensure you obtain a secure deposit and contract when buying a house in Spain

Property Insider: Do your research before chosing a company to build your home

If you are planning on developing a new property here, I'd suggest you carry out two basic steps before choosing a builder.

Costa del Sol is still hot property

San Roque, where the exclusive enclave of Sotogrande is located, saw total sales climb a huge 26.7% for the quarter, albeit down 4.6% compared to the final quarter last year

No more capital gains on losses

Justice will prevail in Spain after all, but only for the very patient

How to find your perfect property on the Costa del Sol

Wherever you're thinking of looking for your next home, purchasing a less than perfect property in the best possible location always makes more sense than buying an ideal home in the wrong place

Why getting an energy efficiency certificate for your property is essential

Owners are required to contract a registered technician to produce a report

How homeowners can beat Brexit

If you're a UK resident with property in Spain, there are still ways to make Brexit work in your favour

The forecast? Sunshine and bright skies for Marbella

Marbella is back and may be better than ever

The tax implications of letting property to holidaymakers in Spain

The general rule is that if you earn any income from a property you own and let in Spain, you are liable for taxation

Sun still shining on Costa del Sol with record tourist numbers and the ongoing recovery of housing market

From January to the end of June, Andalucia welcomed close to 8.4 million visitors

What to look for in a Spanish project manager

Project managers can help things run smoothly, as long as they are professionals

Register your Spanish tourist property or else…

Now Andalucia's new holiday rental rules are in force, other regions of Spain suggest it pays to register now rather than risk a fine

New Junta holiday rental rules from May 2016

New Junta rules for tourist accommodation rentals begin in May, but what exactly do they all mean?

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

VAT law of the land

Part two of our series on the tax implications of buying, selling and developing urban land in Spain

Buying and selling urban land in Spain

With more and more people looking for building plots to develop property on the Costa del Sol, here's the first article in a series about buyers’ taxes depending on the seller's status

Costa del Century

This month, let's take a trip 100 years back in time to trace the rise of Spain's favourite holiday and second-home destination

Getting Spanish nationality and residency now easier than ever for foreign investors

Spain has introduced new laws and revised existing legislation to streamline processes

Back to the past

Supreme Court leaves Marbella without a plan

New law in Spain offers fewer safeguards for off-plan property buyers

Changes that come into effect from January 1, 2016, leave consumers at much greater risk of financial losses. Only banks and insurers look set to benefit

A tale of two Spanish property markets

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times... Now we're living in an interesting time, when two very different real-estate markets exist, like parallel realities, at the same time

Bricks under the sun are back on the rise

The market is back on track and Andalucia is still buyers’ favourite spot
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