Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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...

Man who bought BHS for £1 is found guilty for part in pension mishap

District Judge William Ashworth said some of the evidence given by Chappell was ‘not credible’ with some of his explanations ‘making no sense’.

Expats win 10-year bank battle over failed development

A SPANISH bank has been ordered to pay hundreds of thousands in damages to expats over a failed off-plan development. A Mallorca court ruled...

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 Booking.com.

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...
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