Thursday, July 9, 2020

Into the hills! Inland sales are booming

WHAT an incredible year we are having inland with property sales. We are 40% up on last year - which itself was a good...

How a Welsh expat made her dreams of owning a Costa del Sol estate agency come true

It’s been a rollercoaster ride for Welsh agent Zoe Males, of Olvera Properties, since arriving in Andalucia in 2003

Latest figures show Spain’s property expansion is slowing, but there’s no reason to panic

Uncertainty surrounding the UK’s divorce is no doubt having an impact on British buyers, the biggest foreign market for Spanish property by far

Madrid architects take centre stage with their dramatic conversion of a historic playhouse

A CURTAIN-RAISING design has transformed a 19th-century Barcelona theatre into a stylish contemporary home guaranteed to get rave reviews from buyers. Aged brick walls and...

Manilva on a mission to complete THOUSANDS of unfinished homes left in wake of 2008 financial crash

MANILVA town hall has revealed plans to complete the thousands of unfinished homes left in the wake of the 2008 financial crash.  Around 3,000 properties...

AMAZING VIDEO: Spanish architect strips off to test Europe’s largest overhanging pool, in Murcia

A SPANISH city will soon have the largest cantilevered swimming pool in Europe, the second largest in the world.

Costa councillor asks Brits to consider leaving UK to inject ‘new blood’ into one specific local industry

SOME of the consequences of the UK leaving the EU with a deal on January 31 were the assurances to Brits living...

Spanish hotel giant Parador will reopen all hotels on June 25

SPANISH hotel giant Parador has announced that it will reopen all its hotels on June 25, in anticipation for the tourist season to restart on July 1.

Grapevine Properties – Our Frequently Asked Questions

IT’S been another busy month for us at Grapevine Properties in the Guadalhorce Valley. We have been running around here there and everywhere dealing with...

Malaga courts struggling to cope with number of floor clause cases

MALAGA is struggling to cope with the thousands of floor clause cases being brought to its courts. The province has the fourth highest number...

Property market in Spain still a safe bet

House prices are rising in double digits

A shop in Valladolid is popping corks in the world of architecture after basing its design around wine bottles.

Vinas & Viandas, created by Zooco Estudio, is a cave-like structure in the city centre using elements based on wine bottles and barrels. Wine racks...

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...

Want a return on your property investment? Look no further than Spain, writes the Finance Bureau’s Tancrede de Pola

The growth has been strong but stable and seems to be avoiding the fatal boom and bust cycle which lead to the meltdown some 12 years ago

Abandoned homes photography competition launched on Costa del Sol with hundreds of euros up for grabs

Banks dished out loans to developers, who weren’t concerned if projects flopped, which resulted in €175 billion of wasted housing being abandoned

NEW law in Spain’s Andalucia allows 300,000 illegal homes AFO status, granting expats water and electricity access

The development will allow some of the many expats, who were duped into buying what they thought was a normal home, connection to water or electricity

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...

Housing bodies in Madrid and Catalunya call for suspension of rent payments in Spain due to coronavirus crisis

A PAIR of housing bodies are set to call strikes over rent payments by tenants struggling to pay rent during the Covid-19 crisis.

As Spain’s COVID-19 crisis recedes the spectre of Brexit has returned for British property buyers

SPAIN has finally allowed tourism to return after several months of the world’s most draconian COVID-19 lockdown. Brits, Germans...

EXCLUSIVE: Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar builds controversial wall extension at Marbella home

Concerned of prying eyes, Aznar and his wife Ana Botella - the former Madrid mayor - have extended an existing two metre wall by another two metres

COIN PICAFORT: Property in Mallorca goes on the market in bitcoin, one of six in Spain

A HOUSE in Can Picafort has been put on the market with the option to buy in Bitcoin. The property is being sold on idealista.com...

Estepona is attracting an evermore exclusive crowd when it comes to property

HAVE you visited Estepona recently? If not, you may be in for an agreeable surprise. Emerging from the shadows of ever-popular Marbella, a remarkable transformation...

Why Spain has a sad lack of online property data

BUYERS coming to Spain from the UK and other parts of Europe may be surprised to find that there is a surprising lack of...

BUNCH OF BANKERS: Supreme Court rules in favour of lenders in ‘unprecedented’ mortgage tax fiasco

Shares in a number of Spanish banks, including Bankia and Sabadell, promptly tumbled at the prospect of massive retroactive legal claims

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...

WATCH: Nearly 400 new affordable homes to be built at North Mole in Gibraltar

Elderly residents will be able to rent nearly 100 homes as part of the new housing estate
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