Saturday, February 16, 2019

Is anybody in there?

Adam Neale says that from his own experience and the latest research there may not be as many empty homes on the Costa as some may think

An end, at last, to fighting on the beaches

Property Insider Adam Neale on the new coastal legislation

The costs of selling on the Costa, part 2

IN my previous column, we covered the two taxes vendors have to pay upon the sale of property. While the first of these, municipal...

What to consider when purchasing a plot in Spain: Part 2

The process, and costs, of going from having a piece of land to the plans for your new home

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

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

New Junta holiday rental rules from May 2016

New Junta rules for tourist accommodation rentals begin in May, but what exactly do they all mean?

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...

Caveat Emptor, part 1: A short guide to buying a home in Spain

A brief rundown of the most important steps prospective buyers need to take when purchasing property in Spain

Property insider: House contracts in Spain

How to ensure you obtain a secure deposit and contract when buying a house in Spain

Building your dream home in Spain without having a nightmare

If you make good choices and hire good people, building your own home in the sun doesn't have to turn into a bad dream

Holiday renter beware!

If you're planning to rent a property in Spain, or elsewhere, for your holidays this year, it's worth asking a few questions before parting with your money

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

How homeowners can beat Brexit

If you're a UK resident with property in Spain, there are still ways to make Brexit work in your favour

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

Caveat vendor: Brief guide to selling your home in Spain, part 1

If you're planning on selling a property in Spain some time in the near future, here's a list of things you'll need

United we stand

For many overseas buyers, purchasing a property in a development in Spain also means joining a community of owners for the first time. Here are some ideas of what you should consider and check before sharing your, and everyone else's, backyard

The right to reside in Spain

Whether you're buying a home from a private owner or a developer in Spain, there's one piece of paper you should always check has been correctly issued... the License of Initial Occupation (Licencia de Primera Ocupación

Costa del Sol is still hot property

San Roque, where the exclusive enclave of Sotogrande is located, saw total sales climb a huge 26.7% for the quarter, albeit down 4.6% compared to the final quarter last year

2014: The Spanish property year in figures

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

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

A tale of two Spanish property markets

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times... Now we're living in an interesting time, when two very different real-estate markets exist, like parallel realities, at the same time

What to look for in a Spanish project manager

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

How to find your perfect property on the Costa del Sol

Wherever you're thinking of looking for your next home, purchasing a less than perfect property in the best possible location always makes more sense than buying an ideal home in the wrong place

Unwanted complements

Columnist Adam Neale advises expats on how to put up a fight for their rights with property tax

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

Bricks under the sun are back on the rise

The market is back on track and Andalucia is still buyers’ favourite spot
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