Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Spain condemns plans for new homes to be built along the West Bank

The homes, most of which will be built in the Oranit settlement and some in Jordan Valley come as the US threatened to withhold funds for Palestine. 

Olive Press property expert Amanda Bulter brings in the New Year

HAVING been in the UK for Christmas and not seen the sun once during the 7 days we were there - just cloud and...

Housing sales increase by 20% in Spain

HOUSING sales boomed by almost 20% in Spain last year. The month of November saw a 18.1% increase in sales, compared to the same month...

The 41 streets in Estepona receiving new asphalt in €1 million upgrade

SOME 41 streets in Estepona will receive new asphalt in the next few weeks under the town hall's €1 million plan.  The restructuring will cover...

Tourism, holiday rentals and ‘fear of the poor’ adding to Costa del Sol housing crisis for the poor

THE boom in tourism and holiday rentals is making housing inaccessible on the Costa del Sol and in Malaga, according to poverty charity Caritas.  In...

Dozens being probed in Andalucia for building their own urbanisation complete with swimming pools on protected land

SOME 34 people are being investigated for building an illegal urbanisation complete with water, electricity and even swimming pools.  Residents of Molino Hondo, a settlement...

Spain’s property market moves past UK’s to be ranked fourth best investment opportunity in the world

SPAIN'S property market has been ranked the fourth most rewarding investment opportunity in the world.  In the new 2018 ranking by Afire, the holiday hotspot...

Inside Ronaldo’s multi-million mansion in Madrid

Keen to show off his luxury, the 32-year-old has treated fans to a glimpse of his €5 million mansion in the exclusive La Finca area of Pozuelo de Alarcón in Madrid.

Robert De Niro’s hotel chain doubles with a new one opening in Marbella

The first to open this year will be the Nobu Hotel Marbella in March. As Nobu’s second resort in Spain following the Ibiza property, the new hotel will have 81 suites.

Long-awaited health centre gets the green light in San Pedro

The health centre will replace an existing building on a 3,000 square metre site to provide primary healthcare for San Pedro, Nueva Andalucia, Benahavis and the eastern side of Estepona.

Marbella La Bajadilla port project could be delayed for YEARS after Sheikh Al-Thani appeals to hold on to contract

MARBELLA'S La Bajadilla port project could be delayed for years after Sheikh Al-Thani appealed a decision to annul his contract to build the site.  The...

Marbella’s parks receive massive cash injection in effort to boost conservation

Up to €9.9 million will be awarded to a company with a two year contract from 2018 - 2020, with the possibility of said contract being extended to 2023.

Spanish coppers to get new powers to monitor potential jihadists

Authorities will keep more detailed records of people booking temporary accommodation across Spain on hotel and short-term rental sites such as Airbnb or

TOWIE star Arg says he is househunting in Marbella to start afresh

The reality TV star is a huge fan of Marbella having holidayed in the town on a number of occasions previously.

Finding the great escape, writes Amanda Butler

  Not much to report on the property front this week as we head into Christmas, apart from receiving a visit from a well known...

Property boom in Costa del Sol

MALAGA city and Marbella are benefitting the most from the property recovery, new figures have shown. According to Fomento, in Malaga a total of 5,289...

Spain has officially recovered as property sales match pre-crisis levels

SPAIN has had its best quarter for property sales since the 2008 financial crisis. Some 121,561 units were sold in the third quarter of this...

‘Tis the season for reflection, writes property expert Amanda Butler

AS has long been predicted, the property market in Mallorca appears to be following the dynamics of other premium locations across the globe including...

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...

ON YOUR HIKE: Rental rises causing sudden changes

HUNDREDS of residents are leaving their homes as rents are rising. Claims of residents needing assistance in housing rights and rehousing aid have soared, according...

Hands off our land!

New sustainable approach to land use will see green areas reclassified A RADICAL new building ban will prevent further erosion of the islands’ valuable green...

Casares Finca Cortesin golf course voted best in Europe by Square Mile

The 523-acre estate, located in the rolling hills between Marbella and Sotogrande, specialises in in luxury golf getaways and the resort has picked up numerous awards this year.

Benalmadena hotel to be demolished within months for not having enough stars and wrong licence

BENALMADENA'S Hotel Vista de Rey must be demolished within three months, a Malaga court has ruled. It comes after the  three-star hotel and apartment block,...

Soaring simplicity: Palma’s congress centre worth the wait

IT only took 12 years, but Palma’s Palacio de Congresos is finally open for business. The bold modern building on the Paseo Marítimo creates the...

Record hotel prices hit the Balearics

HOTEL prices have rocketed in the Balearics by a third in just a year. Prices have zoomed by a shocking 30% on last year’s prices,...


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