Friday, March 22, 2019

Giant electricity pylons rampaging across the valley vista in Sierra Nevada

WHEN alternative therapist Adrian Wynter rebuilt a cortijo in the Alpujarras mountains, he spared no expense on the design.Bedrooms were rewired to hide...

Zara launches new customisable denim fashion line in Spain

The new ‘Trafaluc’ range can be personalised with words up to eleven characters long

Living with Gaudi – Turkish art dealer builds home inside iconic tourist attraction

AN award-winning GAUDI building has been transformed into a stylish apartment thanks to a local design firm.Mimouca Barcelona used muted greys and blacks to...

Historic Malaga villa owned by ‘Schindler of the Civil War’ demolished

HUMBLE HERO: Smerdou saved hundreds during Spain's civil warTHE forgotten villa of Spain’s own 'Schindler' has been...

Ceramics are the hot new design trend styling up interiors this year

IF you love interior design and are not afraid to use bold colours and patterns, you would have been in your element at this...

Architect of Spain’s largest indoor sports arena scoops this year’s prestigious Pritzker Prize

JAPANESE master builder Arato Isozaki has won the architectural world’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize.The 87-year-old maestro was crowned the winner of the 2019...

New property on the Costa soars to upwards of €6,000 per square metre

THE price of new property on the Costa del Sol has soared to upwards of €6,000 per square metre as demanding buyers drive up...

The Brits have not stopped investing in Spanish property with a 12% rise in purchases last year

BRITISH buyers in Spain have beaten pre-Brexit referendum records despite the doom and gloom, new figures have revealed.Shrugging off the UK’s imminent departure from...

World’s greatest F1 champ spotted on the island in first sighting since 2013

MICHAEL Schumacher is reportedly spending winter at a luxury £26 million Mallorca mansion with round-the-clock carers.A respected German magazine said the seven times Formula...

Alicante among Spanish cities with cheapest rents

AFFORDABLE: Rentals in Alicante cost under €2.5 per square metreALICANTE is among the cheapest cities in Spain...

Manilva Properties has been serving the area for a decade

IF you're looking to sell, rent or buy a Manilva home then look no further than Manilva Properties.The clue's in the name, and after...

IN PICS: British project underway to bring ‘largest leisure park in southern Europe’ to Spain’s Costa del Sol

The complex will use renewable energy and an energy saving system, while at least 20% of materials used for construction will be recycled

Marbella seize huge estates worth €6.5 million from disgraced Malaya town planner Roca

One of the properties, the 30 acre Finca Siete Colchones, could now become a sports complex for local residents

Spain threatens UK with legal action over Gibraltar housing plan in latest sovereignty row

If London fails to respond again, then Madrid will be ‘launching whatever legal action it deems most appropriate to defend its position’

How you can buy your own pueblo in Spain

Would you like to own your own village? Spain has a few to spare.They are the forgotten pueblos - once thriving rural communities, now...

What has 2019 got in store for Spain’s property market?

IT’S early February and I am beginning to see more half finished developments finished.There are finally curtains in the windows, cars in the garage...

Historic building awards from the Gibraltar Heritage Trust

FOUR buildings in Gibraltar have been awarded coveted awards from the Gibraltar Heritage Trust.The first Group Heritage Award went to The Arches, Gibraltar’s old...

EXPANSION: Pole position as long-running expat agent opens fifth office in central Marbella

Kristina Szekely Sotheby's International Realty already has offices in Puerto Banus, Sotogrande, Gibraltar and Sevilla

New dawn – Renovations at Marbella’s Beach House restaurant

WITH its Peshawar marble reception desk, 400-year-old oak doors and hand-painted bespoke wallpaper from London, one might have expected the recent renovations at Marbella’s...

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

Why Spain is still an attractive property investment for 2019

Although mortgage rates are no longer the cheapest in Europe, the market is still booming for expats looking to buy, The Finance Bureau's Tancrede de Pola

UK and Irish investors claim €35 million for ‘ghost developments’ on Spain’s Costa del Sol that were never built

Now, after a ruling by the Spanish Supreme Court last year, some 60,000 foreign investors, a large proportion Irish and British, are able to claim money back from the banks, rather than property developers.

ENTIRE village in Spain on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Christmas wish list snapped up by EXPATS for just €150k

Buying up an entire Spanish village is a craze sweeping Hollywood and beyond but you’ll have to be quick to bag a bargain

OVERHAUL: Law changes give communities in Spain power to ban new tourist blocks from their area

BAN: Neighbours will have the power to control tourism in their local community under new government rulesTHE...

Construction giant to build 700 homes in Mijas in €23 million investment

CONSTRUCTION giant Quabit is investing €23.75 million into 700 homes in Mijas. The works, some of which are already underway, comprise 148 plots covering 79,000...

Marbella mansion where One Direction made debut among top 10 most viewed properties this year

HISTORY: One Direction made their first ever performance at the mansion in MarbellaTHE Marbella mansion where boyband...
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