Wednesday, October 21, 2020

All that glitters is not gold: take care when buying new build property in Spain

MAGPIE buyers are always tempted by the sheen of new-build properties, but in reality such homes often offer a lot less than...

Coronavirus can’t cast a cloud over property values on Spain’s Costa del Sol while world’s rich and famous aspire...

ESTATE agents are eternal optimists, even in the most adverse of circumstances. Ask them for a forecast in the...

If you’re going on holiday to Spain this summer, the best advice is book ahead, make sure you can...

That means reading the small print in contractual terms and conditions before making payment and, where possible, preferring to use reputable and reliable providers and intermediaries

Coronavirus will rip a few roof tiles off Spain’s property market but it’s resilient enough to escape structural damage,...

CORONAVIRUS AND ADVICE FOR SELLERS A crisis always creates opportunities. For real-estate buyers, this can be good news. For...

Property is a safe house for investors in the time of Spain’s coronavirus crisis, writes agent Adam Neale

AS financial analysts and market experts debate what shape the post-coronavirus economic recovery may follow, drawing on letters like V, U and...

If you thought you knew diddly-squat about the rights of squatters vs homeowners in Spain, agent Adam Neale will...

Squatters, or okupas as they're known in Spanish, are becoming increasingly common across Spain

‘Real estate’ in Spain will live up to its name and hold firm during the COVID-19 crisis, predicts agent...

Once life returns to normal, the country will remain a great place to live and spend time for those lucky enough to own property here

Whether a resident or second home owner, here are some things you may wish to consider while Spain’s COVID-19...

The property market has almost immediately stagnated and is likely to experience significant upheaval

Google Local Reviews in Spain and why you shouldn’t trust them

THE Irish have a saying that goes, ‘if you can’t say anything, say nothing’

Spanish property expert Adam Neale explains why the first offer is always the best offer

As sellers on the Costa del Sol know only too well, selling takes time, not because the market is rubbish but because this is typical of a holiday home market

Adam Neale discusses Plusvalia and how land is valued and taxed in Spain

It is important to note that the tax is only applied to the value of the land, and not to the property on it

Expect Spain’s property prices to plateau and ‘sustainable’ to become the buzzword for buyers, writes Adam Neale

The market’s appetite for sleek white villas and apartments appears to be slowly cooling but homebuyers continue to look for innovations in style, comfort, economy and, in particular, sustainability

Marbella’s urban planning saga dates back years but brighter days may be just around the corner, writes Adam Neale

The fact that after several years its urban plan still appears nowhere near finished has become a source of local and national embarrassment

Thinking of buying off plan in Spain? Terra Meridiana tells you everything you need to know

In the previous decade it was very common to work with insurers not authorised to operate in Spain

How to choose a builder? Chris Warren of Renson Management tells Terra Meridiana everything you need to know

COMPLEX: Choosing a builder can be difficult, especially overseas SETTING out to find the right contractor to construct...

A new law on community votes to ban holiday rentals now only requires a majority, writes Adam Neale

SUMMER  is coming, a time when many urbanisation dwellers suffer from holiday let overload as tourists take over their pools and gardens. But not any...

Costa del Sol property sector eyes strong positives, writes Adam Neale

Home prices have risen solidly, that's true, but they remain well below the level of most major centres in Europe and other parts of the world

Politics aside, Andalucia’s new right-wing coalition is good news for taxpayers, writes Adam Neale

The change in direction is designed to make Andalucia more attractive to investors, both national and international

Why foreign investors keep the property market booming but don’t want new builds

Interest in the property market is at an all-time high with foreign investors, but it seems they’re not interested in new builds, writes Adam Neale

What registering as a resident in Spain means for your taxes

ISSUES surrounding residency and taxation are important to any overseas buyer purchasing a property in Spain.   Ultimately you want to avoid dreaded Double Taxation...

Are Spanish valuations worth the paper they are written on?

IT is often said something is worth only what someone is willing to pay for it. This is true but in order for a...

All you need to know about Spain’s ‘patrimonio’ wealth tax

Wealth tax is the one that takes many foreign residents by surprise

WANTED: Real estate professionals in Spain – no knowledge or ethics necessary

REAL estate is arguably the most important economic activity on the Costa del Sol and employs a good deal of its working population. A...

How does income tax for non-resident homeowners in Spain work?

IF you are a foreign citizen but a non-resident homeowner in Spain there is a tax that applies to you: Non-Resident Income Tax. In...

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...

Estepona is beginning to rival Marbella in the property stakes

A RECENT article on the Costa del Sol's property market, on Mark Stücklin's Spanish Property Insight website, caught my attention because it stated that...
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