Friday, June 22, 2018

Tax dodgers beware! Inspections of tourist rentals to begin in May

DOOR-TO-DOOR inspections of unlicensed tourist rentals are set to kick off next month. Popular tourist spots will become the target of agents from the Agencia...

Construction firm to pay €15,000 after botched job leads to child’s injury

A CONSTRUCTION company has been ordered to pay more than €15,000 for using the wrong sized screw in a job. It comes after investigators discovered...

Squatter eviction firm boasts of ‘93% success rate’ in Spain

A COMPANY specialising in seizing homes back from squatters has handed three Mallorcan homes back to their owners in just six months. The company Desokupa...

Families forced to rent out office spaces to live in as rent prices soar in Spain hotspot

FAMILIES have taken to living in commercial properties in Barcelona following the price of rent skyrocketing. Last year alone the average rent in the Catalonian...

Spain’s property market has strong start to 2018

PROPERTY prices in Spain have increased by 3.8% in the first quarter of 2018 year-on-year, with Madrid leading the way. The capital saw prices increase...

Iconic Marbella hotel returning from decade hiatus with €70 million renovation plan

AN iconic Marbella hotel is set for a €70-million renovation after being closed for over 10 years. The Hotel Don Miguel is due to reopen...

WATCH: Incredible footage of Spain’s property developments left abandoned by 2007 crash

https://vimeo.com/262039404 THIS is the behind the scenes look at an award-winning photography series cataloging Spain's abandoned homes.  Mark Redondo has spent nearly a decade documenting the...

It’s been happy days since Guillermo Morillas opened his agency, Target Estates, in Mijas Pueblo

"WE want to make your relocation a happy process." That's the mission of Target Estates founder Guillermo Morillas, who has been based in Mijas...

PROPERTY SOAR: Investment in Spain increased to €9.2bn in 2017

Foreign investment was responsible for a whopping 65% of the total figure

STAR BUY: New international interests in the Astronomical Observatory of Mallorca

A UNIVERSITY in Saudi Arabia and a hotel group are both showing interest in acquiring one of Mallorca’s most unusual buildings. Both are currently in...

NO ZONING: Alcudia fights for all year tourist rentals

ONE of the island’s key tourist resorts is taking on the authorities over rental zoning. Alcudia town hall has dubbed the new rules as ‘unrealistic’...

Should you buy a Spanish resale property without a license of occupation?

Should you buy a Spanish resale property without a license of occupation?

Caixa Bank in Spain ordered to pay €330,000 PLUS interest to victims of failed off-plan property investment on Costa...

CAIXA Bank has been ordered to refund dozens of buyers €330,000 each for an off-plan development that was never completed on the Costa del...

Julio Iglesias set to sell palatial pad on Costa del Sol for a staggering €145M

The magnificent finca is the size of almost 55 football pitches and boasts two enormous wineries

MARCH INTO SPRING: Wealthy buyers are still flocking to Mallorca, writes Amanda Butler

AS we head into March the weather here in Mallorca has been much chillier and wetter than the norm. As I write with the...

BUYING FOR BOATIES: The Godmother of Santa Catalina’s real estate sector celebrates almost four decades in Palma

IT was 38 years ago that Antonia Martorell launched her business in Santa Catalina. The boss of estate agent Caimari had an inkling that the...

The half dozen delights: A look inside First Mallorca

FIRST Mallorca has an excellent range of properties for sale in Santa Catalina. The well-established agent has six different homes on offer in the hip...

LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS: Jon Clarke meets with B Connected boss Christine Leja- a true pioneer of the resurgence of...

SHE is often credited with making Santa Catalina chic. And there’s no doubt Christine Leja was an early trailblazer into Palma’s hippest barrio, having launched...

How to get a new beach home in Spain for just €5 – and no strings attached!

YOU can now get a home in Spain for just €5... well, if you're lucky that is.  It's all thanks to a pioneering business dedicated...

IN NUMBERS: How Malaga province’s property market is one of the strongest in Spain

MALAGA has enjoyed one of the strongest recoveries from the 2008 property crash. Last year, the province registered 30,300 sales, a 14.6% increase on the...

Spain property market ‘officially recovers’ from 2008 as sales reach pre-crisis levels

SPAIN’S property market has officially recovered from the 2008 crash, with 2017’s transactions reaching levels last seen before the crisis. New figures released this week...

THIRD TIME LUCKY: Micheal Douglas puts his Mallorca estate on the market again

ACTOR Michael Douglas and his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, have put their Mallorcan mansion on the market for a lucky third time. The couple have once...

New reality TV show recruiting homeowners across the Costa del Sol

Every episode tells a different story with different people, also featuring their estate agents who are helping them buy or rent a property.

COIN PICAFORT: Property in Mallorca goes on the market in bitcoin, one of six in Spain

A HOUSE in Can Picafort has been put on the market with the option to buy in Bitcoin. The property is being sold on idealista.com...

AMERICAN DREAM: Former US ambassador said to be looking for a dream home on the island

HE'S credited with the reason the Obama family keep returning to Mallorca. And now, appropriately, America’s former ambassador to Spain, James Costos, is looking to...
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