Sunday, February 25, 2018

Holiday renter beware!

If you're planning to rent a property in Spain, or elsewhere, for your holidays this year, it's worth asking a few questions before parting with your money

Buying a new new home in Spain

Purchasing a brand-new or off-plan property in Spain can be more complex, and risky, than buying a resale home, unless you, or your lawyer, ensure you check the details and know your rights, before signing the contract, handing over a deposit, and until you receive the keys

United we stand

For many overseas buyers, purchasing a property in a development in Spain also means joining a community of owners for the first time. Here are some ideas of what you should consider and check before sharing your, and everyone else's, backyard

Forever blowing bubbles

It's not just premium areas on the Costa del Sol that are recovering rapidly. All over Europe, property prices and sales are surging in select spots where demand outstrips supply and where the wealthy want to buy

Property in Spain: The facts behind the figures

The latest data on property sales in Spain shows signs of improvement

The times they have a’ changed

Spain may not have emerged from 'la crisis' yet, but, in prime areas of the Costa del Sol, property is selling faster than it has for years

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

Is Malaga the new Barcelona?

International airport? Check. High-speed rail line? Check. Mediterranean lifestyle? Check. Sandy beaches? Check. Picasso museum? Check. Almost 1,000 kilometres apart, the two cities are closer than they seem

2014: The Spanish property year in figures

OP columnist Adam Neale looks back at the last 12 months in the Spanish real-estate marketplace

Virtually, the same old estate agent’s spiel

Although the internet has changed the property business, just as it has many others, it looks like estate agents will still be around for a while

Legal changes planned for holiday rentals in Spain

At the start of 2015, the Junta de Andalucía aims to pass new legislation to regulate the short-term rental market, raising standards for tourists and requiring owners to register apartments and declare earnings

Sell in haste or pay tax at leisure

From the start of next year, changes to Spanish income tax will affect two existing tax breaks, which could prove especially expensive for some vendors

How to avoid lemons in the countryside

If you're looking to buy a property in the country, getting good advice helps keep things sweet

An end, at last, to fighting on the beaches

Property Insider Adam Neale on the new coastal legislation

The right to reside in Spain

Whether you're buying a home from a private owner or a developer in Spain, there's one piece of paper you should always check has been correctly issued... the License of Initial Occupation (Licencia de Primera Ocupación

Is anybody in there?

Adam Neale says that from his own experience and the latest research there may not be as many empty homes on the Costa as some may think

Unwanted complements

Columnist Adam Neale advises expats on how to put up a fight for their rights with property tax

Would you trust an estate agent?

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Take it from me; I'm an estate agent

What should you pay, or be paid, for your property in Spain?

In this column we'll take a look at how valuations are calculated, who needs them, and how they can help you

Useful Spanish property tools for buyers and sellers are just a click away

If you're thinking about buying or selling property in Spain, one of the first, and best, places to start is online. Here are some of the most useful sites on the Internet...

A new Spanish property boom or a bottom-feeding frenzy?

Some Costa del Sol agents and clients are even using the 'B' word, again. (As in 'boom'...)

And the survey says: You need your property looking at

When buying property in Spain, it's all too easy to fall in love with the dream and forget about the reality of what may lie beneath the postcard-perfect image

Landlord of the manor: Letting your castle in Spain for the long-term

If you own a second home or investment property in Spain, the chances are you're thinking about letting it – or already have done – to cover running costs or earn extra income. Here's some food for thought...

To buy or not to buy (property in Spain through a company)

Three considerations are most often cited as considerations for buying a property through a company in Spain: privacy, tax mitigation, and succession

Building your dream home in Spain without having a nightmare

If you make good choices and hire good people, building your own home in the sun doesn't have to turn into a bad dream

What to consider when purchasing a plot in Spain: Part 2

The process, and costs, of going from having a piece of land to the plans for your new home
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