Friday, November 27, 2020

COVID-19 has restricted foreign buyers in Spain’s Mallorca, but lower-end and local property enquiries are surging

MALLORCA, Menorca and Ibiza have now joined Formentera into Phase 3 of the releasing of coronavirus restrictions.  The main...

George Floyd’s death should make us rethink how we treat each other, writes Giles Brown

I DIDN’T watch the video. I didn't need to. The image of George Floyd being 'restrained' was enough. Social...

Costa del Sol’s Lisa Burgess offers her experience on weight-watching and how chemo can tip the scales

MY weight has always gone up and down - much like Elizabeth Taylor except she was much more beautiful and had more...

COVID-19: Real estate agent Amanda Butler is leading Mallorca’s Phase 2 celebrations and is looking ahead to a property...

WITH coronavirus figures plummeting around Spain and only two new cases reported with no deaths over the weekend in the Balearic Islands...

Glitz, glamour and a seething Ronnie Corbett – Giles Brown chronicles his misspent youth as Marbella’s Puerto Banus turns...

YOU can easily dismiss ‘The Port’ as full of the wannabes, the It girls, and the has-beens as well as the brash,...

Lisa Burgess confronts her inner serpent during lockdown and puts it right back in its cage…

MENTAL health is often neglected in these dire times so to keep the brain firing on all cylinders I do frequent Zoom...

Plenty of Brits will be committing to Spain post-coronavirus lockdown, predicts property expert Campbell Ferguson

WELL, well, well. Demand, no surprise, has virtually ceased in the Spanish property market, though a few committed buyers are hanging in...

COVID-19: The wrong camera angle on your Zoom call could leave you looking like Jabba the Hutt and don’t...

THERE seem to be several ways of dealing with the current coronavirus crisis. One option – sadly is no...

Olive Press columnist Lisa Burgess finds strength in heroes to keep on going through coronavirus lockdown and finally gets...

I SAW with awe the sheer will and determination that 100-year-old Colonel Tom Moore showed when he began his 100 laps of...

Amanda Butler is hoping Spain’s Balearic Islands can be a leader in eco-construction after coronavirus

I implore our governments, and our developers and builders, to learn from this

Mortgage enquiries are still coming in, but the Spanish market cannot sustain coronavirus lockdown much longer, warns the Finance...

THE mortgage market has still been functioning during the current crisis (albeit at a slightly slower pace), supporting the property sales that...

COVID-19: The Carrefour carers saved Belinda Beckett’s bacon when she was down to limp lettuce and her last drop...

EVERYONE else may be box set bingeing, social notworking or writing their novels. I wish.  We spent the first...

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...

COVID-19: As Spain’s Ministry of Labour uncovers fraudulent redundancy schemes, Lawbird’s Antonio Flores explains ERTE

SPANISH ERTE schemes, following the trend of most European countries, allow employers to lay off or temporarily suspend workers in crisis situations.

Real estate agent Amanda Butler looks ahead to brighter days as Spain’s Balearic Islands emerge from the worst of...

WELL that’s what we’d all like to say, and will celebrate when it truly happens with gusto! I am...

COVID-19: The wheels of industry must start turning – goodbye China!

AND so it was that the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the catastrophic de-industrialisation of the West. A combination of greed,...

COVID-19: Marbella Town Hall initiates path to recovery by allowing thousands of Licenses of First Occupation to be approved...

MARBELLA municipal officials have approved a revolutionary measure that will greatly prop up property sales and short-term rentals, COVID-19 permitting.

COVID-19 and the actions to slow its spread have changed Spain and the world, writes surveyor Campbell Ferguson in...

IT is firstly vital to thank the frontline staff, or worker bees, without whom our hive would not survive.

The Costa del Sol’s car-free roads are giving Giles Brown travel nightmares during Spain’s COVID-19 lockdown

BEING what is deemed an ‘essential worker’ – which as a freelance journalist and broadcaster is a first – I am lucky...

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...

Specsavers Opticas reveals the key tips to protect your vision while staring at screens and teleworking during Spain’s COVID-19...

DAILY routines for people in Spain have changed dramatically in response to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). With more...

Agent Amanda Butler is confident of Mallorca property market’s resilience and expects influx of inquiries for spacious homes post-COVID-19

We will overcome this, in time, but I truly believe that the way we have managed to ride the COVID-19 wave will help to reaffirm the reputation of Mallorca

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

The Finance Bureau’s Tancrede de Pola explains mortgage holiday rules as the Spanish property sector battles on through COVID-19

On March 17 the Government announced by Royal Decree a ‘moratorium’ or ‘mortgage holiday’ for residents struggling with payments

Giles Brown has had enough of the virtual breathing workshops and online psychobabble of Spain’s COVID-19 lockdown

What could be more inspiring than the sight of a 50-something male in a hooded dressing gown muttering obscure rock lyrics to himself

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