Monday, October 14, 2019

It’s the essentials you really miss when Spain closes for August, writes Giles Brown

When you have the sort of luck with cars that I have, that makes this month more than a little nervy

The Pound may be low under Johnson, but for British property owners in Spain, it’s a great time to...

One thing for sure is that travel for the Brits holidaying abroad is going to be quite a shock, with the pound decreasing below the Euro with today’s airport exchange companies!

If you can’t stand the heat you can always take inspiration from the animal kingdom … or not, writes...

Luckily we humans can cool off at the turn of a shower tap but storks and vultures have a yuckier way to stave off the August heat...

Giles Brown answers a frequently asked question, who left the dogs out?

Bye Bye Bailey. You were such a good boy xx

Loraine Gostling explores our obsession with talking about the weather

NO, I am not going to talk about the weather…And with that opening statement, just how many of...

Whether we like it or not, tourism to Spain boosts the economy and sways the property market, writes Amanda...

Perhaps our hoteliers will need to start adjusting their hotel rates to be more competitive...just saying!

LOOK OF LUX: Giles Brown is an expert at picking out a face in a crowd, even in Spain’s...

“Basically, one of the things that attracts mosquitoes is if you are sexually active,” she said, looking straight at me

Specsavers Opticas have everything you need to stay safe in the sun and some super cool shades

Supersize your lenses, or choose wraparound styles so that less light will filter in through the sides

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

Spain’s new mortgage law will force homebuyers to take a test in Spain before sale can be approved

Also known as the Housing Credit Law, it should greatly diversify what is on offer for homebuyers while providing better protections

Giles Brown is more Christopher Biggins than Christopher Reeve as he learns to fly in southern Spain

While I didn’t soar like Superman, I didn’t bounce off the bottom of the wind tunnel in a crumpled heap

A ripped Roman hero and his ‘pets’ get Belinda Beckett’s roar of approval

I’m not sure what the Me Too movement would have to say about him stealing the girdle of Hippolyta

That perfect Spanish afternoon can prove more elusive than first thought, writes Lesley Keith

When I first moved here I had an impression in my mind of how it was going to be

Chaos ensues with new laws on Spanish mortgage loans, writes Lawbird’s Antonio Flores

Now imagine a foreign buyer who speaks no Spanish and a notary who speaks only Spanish and you have a deal-breaker

Loraine Gostling tells the epic history behind Spain’s Moros y Cristianos festival, all from a crumbling laptop

OK so.. I have poured 5kg of crushed ice in a waterproof cooler bag and placed it strategically between my knees and...

Amanda Butler has a certain property ‘fantasma’ set to arrive and she’s rather excited as Spain’s Mallorca heats up

'Fantasmas' are clients who provide some interesting story with very ‘substantial budgets’, but low and behold, no Google search information!

Eyewear by luxury fashion house Kenzo at Specsavers Opticas on Costa del Sol for limited time only

All glasses in the 19-strong range are priced from €199 for two pairs - making catwalk-inspired designer specs more affordable than ever

Amanda Butler hopes a fair Brexit deal will be done for Brits in Mallorca, under Prime Minister Boris

What many new arrivals looking for a new place in the sun do not realise is that estate agents work very differently from the UK

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 overseasSETTING out to find the right contractor to construct...

OPEN SEASON: Giles Brown puts up many a guest at his place, but draws the line at garden yurts

As one American guest, who didn’t stay long, famously remarked, ‘You see kids? This is what happens when a man lives alone’

Loraine Gostling is not the Costa Blanca’s biggest football fan, but does have a soft spot for Jordan Henderson’s...

ALL hail to the men in red shorts!A fitting start to this week's page 30 as I was...

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...

A recent slowdown in growth does not mean doom and gloom for Spain’s property market, writes Tancrede de Pola

SALES figures from March have led some analysts to suggest that Spain’s property market is slowing down.It comes after the third month of this...

TROLL TROUBLE: Giles Brown is used to insults flying his way, but troll his family and that’s a different...

‘If you can’t take it, don’t dish it out’ tends to be my mantra

Three incredible secret beaches in Spain’s Andalucia to visit this weekend

They’re public beaches just begging to be enjoyed in June when you can almost have them to yourself

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
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