Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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...

Drones discover Malaga province has more than 4,000 illegal buildings… and counting

MALAGA province has more than 4,000 undeclared buildings, an investigation has revealed.  The General Directorate of Cadastre discovered the haul last year after using drones...

CCTV cameras to be installed in ‘crime hotspots’ in Marbella

The video feed will go straight to local police rather than the town hall.

Painter, who sketched Lady Gaga and Scarlett Johansson, avoids jail sentence for multi-million tax avoidance

THE purchase of a home in Mallorca and another in Barcelona have led to the conviction of one of Mallorca’s most famous artists. Domingo Zapata...

Estepona signs off on land for Russian Orthodox church

Decked out in traditional onion-domed architecture, the building will also have a cultural centre next to it in the Arroyo de las Canas area.

TOURIST RENTALS: Mallorca estate agents blast proposed holiday rental restrictions

MALLORCA would be ‘shooting itself in the foot’ if it passed new controversial holiday rental laws, some local estate agents have claimed. It comes after...

GREEN LIT: Richard Branson’s eco-resort gets approval from Tramuntana locals

RICHARD Branson’s long planned eco-hotel has come one step nearer to reality. Banyalbufar mayor Mateu Ferra has publicly backed the scheme, insisting it would bring...

Number One! Why Mallorca really is the best place to live in the world writes Amanda Butler

ACCORDING to official statistics by Tinsa, a leading Spanish valuation and assessment company headquartered in Madrid, the average value of finished housing (new and...

Buy now while its hot as Spain’s property market reaches new heights

After four years of growth, you’d be mad not to invest in Spain, writes The Finance Bureau’s, Tancrede de Pola

EXCLUSIVE: British couple win MAJOR demolition victory in Spain against ‘greedy’ Costa del Sol town hall

A BRITISH couple are toasting a stunning New Year victory after they reversed a draconian demolition order on their stunning Spanish villa. But Brits Valerie...
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