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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...

2014: The Spanish property year in figures

OP columnist Adam Neale looks back at the last 12 months in the Spanish real-estate marketplace

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

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

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...

Au revoir, France, hola, España

Spain has overtaken France as the place most British buyers will look to purchase a second home in the future

What to look for in a Spanish project manager

Project managers can help things run smoothly, as long as they are professionals

A new Spanish property boom or a bottom-feeding frenzy?

Some Costa del Sol agents and clients are even using the 'B' word, again. (As in 'boom'...)

Would you trust an estate agent?

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Take it from me; I'm an estate agent

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

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

Not the kind of ‘complement’ you want to receive

Everyone who buys a property in Spain is obliged to pay Property Transfer Tax

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’

Useful Spanish property tools for buyers and sellers are just a click away

If you're thinking about buying or selling property in Spain, one of the first, and best, places to start is online. Here are some of the most useful sites on the Internet...

Register your Spanish tourist property or else…

Now Andalucia's new holiday rental rules are in force, other regions of Spain suggest it pays to register now rather than risk a fine

Landlord of the manor: Letting your castle in Spain for the long-term

If you own a second home or investment property in Spain, the chances are you're thinking about letting it – or already have done – to cover running costs or earn extra income. Here's some food for thought...

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

Sell in haste or pay tax at leisure

From the start of next year, changes to Spanish income tax will affect two existing tax breaks, which could prove especially expensive for some vendors

Legal changes planned for holiday rentals in Spain

At the start of 2015, the Junta de Andalucía aims to pass new legislation to regulate the short-term rental market, raising standards for tourists and requiring owners to register apartments and declare earnings

Caveat Emptor, part 2: A short guide to buying a home in Spain

Here's an overview of the expenses that will be coming out of your account to pay for your new home in Spain

The forecast? Sunshine and bright skies for Marbella

Marbella is back and may be better than ever

Property Insider: Do your research before chosing a company to build your home

If you are planning on developing a new property here, I'd suggest you carry out two basic steps before choosing a builder.

New law in Spain offers fewer safeguards for off-plan property buyers

Changes that come into effect from January 1, 2016, leave consumers at much greater risk of financial losses. Only banks and insurers look set to benefit

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

Is Malaga the new Barcelona?

International airport? Check. High-speed rail line? Check. Mediterranean lifestyle? Check. Sandy beaches? Check. Picasso museum? Check. Almost 1,000 kilometres apart, the two cities are closer than they seem

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...
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