Saturday, January 25, 2020

‘Illegal houses’ action group expands into Murcia to help duped expats gain essential AFO status for their Spanish homes

MURCIA will soon have an action group that addresses the issue of ‘illegal homes’ in the region.

‘Floating sofas’ now on offer at Costa Blanca outdoor furniture supplier

JUST when you thought your garden was complete, someone invents a floating sofa. The new addition to Costa Blanca...

PICS: View inside a €500,000 apartment from Spain’s tallest residential building set for 2021 completion date

BELEAGUERED by elevator crashes, worker strikes and five years of paralysis, Spain's tallest residential building finally has a completion date set for...

FIVE reasons why Moraira is the Costa Blanca’s priciest place to own a home

THE municipality of Moraira has once again been named as the jewel in the crown of the Costa Blanca property market.

Costa Calida shows continued growth in house prices, but Spain averages are still a THIRD less than 2007

THE Costa Calida saw some of the biggest property price increases last year. Murcia as a region saw an...

REVEALED: Malaga is the most expensive province to rent a home in Spain’s Andalucia

MALAGA is the priciest province in Andalucia when it comes to renting a home, new figures have revealed.  According to property portal Idealista, the price...

Spain’s Balearic Islands issue THIS warning about housing on rustic land

Although more and more companies are claiming they can bring new homes to rustic lands, the ADT says it is not legal

Malaga court rules developers must pay back more than €11 MILLION for unfinished homes on Spain’s Costa del Sol

MALAGA courts have ruled that at least €11.1 million must be returned to buyers of unfinished homes. The almost historic amount corresponds to the countless...

It’s likely to be a more settled 2020, but there are issues to be solved for Marbella’s property market,...

May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy, productive and positive 2020!

10 Architecture Instagram Feeds to Follow in 2020

As a hub for art, you can discover nearly anything on Instagram. One of the fastest-growing categories of that is architecture, which has become quite...

IN PICS: Stunning new boutique hotel with Michelin star chef opens on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A €30 million investment transformed the 18th-century former home and paper warehouse of Italian merchant Felix Solesio into the four-star luxury retreat

British man awarded €150,000 in 15 YEAR legal battle after his dream home on Spain’s Costa del Sol was...

A BRITISH man has been awarded more than €150,000 after his off-plan dream home on the Costa del Sol was abandoned by developers.  A Madrid...

Amanda Butler’s Christmas has come early, with the election of Boris Johnson helping Mallorca’s property market get moving again

I guess Boris really was the best outcome with at least one decision being firm

Residents in Costa Blanca urbanisation slam town hall for taking ‘millions of euros’ in IBI tax while ignoring ruined...

RESIDENTS of two Costa Blanca urbanisations have complained of paying out ‘millions of euros’ in property tax to their town hall while...

British pensioner lives with ‘broken front door’ for THREE MONTHS after heeding advice to leave house in ruins following...

A BRITISH pensioner has been living without a working front door for three months after being told he can’t repair his house...

REVEALED: Young people in Spain hoping to leave home will have to spend over 94% of their salary on...

PEOPLE under 30 in Spain have to spend more than 94% of their salary to live alone, shocking new figures have revealed.  According to the...

Need a spot to sit by the fire this Christmas? Harris Furnishings has 5 stunning sofas to suit every...

THE SOFA is one of the unsung heroes of Christmas. Every family needs a spot to snuggle up by...

ILLEGAL HOMES: Spain’s Socialist government tries to block amnesty through legal routes

"What is not acceptable is that people continue to bathe in water contaminated with faecal matter"

Shocking midnight evacuation as six houses begin crumbling on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FIREFIGHTERS have rescued the residents of six bungalows on the Costa Blanca after they began collapsing in the early hours of this...

Stunning luxury and eco-friendly villa in Marbella wins top international architecture award

A LUXURY eco-friendly villa in Marbella has beat out hundreds of entries for a top European architecture award. Villa Alcuzcuz, located in the hills above...

Spain could REVERSE Andalucia ruling which legalised over 300,000 homes as British expats and locals forced to bathe in...

THE Government of Spain is reportedly considering reversing a recent ruling in Andalucia which saw more than 300,000 homes granted AFO status.  According to activists,...

FOR SALE: Historic hamlet with 40 houses, theatre and olive press flogged for €90 million on Spain’s Costa Blanca

IT'S a project that could fill an entire series of Kevin McCloud's Grand Designs. Because among the second-hand bicycles...

CHECK IT OUT: Virtual reality now offers FREE TOURS round your dream property for sale in Spain

KEEN on a house, but unsure if it’s worth the air miles for a viewing? Virtual reality property tours...

As Boris Johnson sets his sights on No 10, Amanda Butler looks towards the sale of one of Mallorca’s...

Having performed a market appraisal, I would have valued it last year somewhere in the region of €9m

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

Director of Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers, Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt, discusses capital gains tax mitigation when selling property in Spain

On selling property in Spain, you are liable for two taxes: plusvalia and capital gains tax (CGT, for short)
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