Monday, March 25, 2019

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...

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

How an FX trader can solve your Brexit currency exchange woes in Spain

FX trader Mark Rickard looks at the ways to avoid Theresa May 'messing up' your Christmas - and not missing crucial stage payments

Leading Spanish architects scoop top Brit award

The OP delves into their portfolio of projects, completed or underway, to bring you the highlights of Spain

Why the Scandinavians will keep on investing in Spain’s property market

Scandinavian investors aren't going anywhere any time soon, writes Adam Neale

Costa del Sol expat drone company can give any business the fairytale filter it deserves

IF you want to sell or rent a home, you need to tell a story.That’s the advice of British expat Peter Walkley, whose high-tech...

Spanish convent born again as culture and foodie hotspot

IT’S the last place on earth you’d expect to find comfort and luxury. But if you’re looking for some upmarket R&R, get thee to...

CURIOUS YELLOW: An ultralight pavilion set to promote Spain at the next world EXPO

TWO Madrid architect firms have joined forces in a bid to design Spain’s National Pavilion for the EXPO 2020 in Dubai.Their incredible design includes...

Why Sotogrande’s La Gran Reserva is one of Andalucia’s most exciting new developments

Olive Press editor Jon Clarke takes a ride into the lush La Reserva hills to have a look at one of Spain’s most exclusive real estate projects

Ronda property market on the up again

THE Serrania de Ronda property market is finally starting to go up again.After years of flatlining prices and a shortage of clients, the number...

ON FIRE: British buyers lead the way as foreign market in Spain zooms up

AN avalanche of foreign buyers is setting Spain’s property market on fire!A total of 53,359 homes were acquired by foreigners in the first half...

The current floor clause nightmare is a sobering reminder of the importance of mortgage brokers

SPAIN’S judicial system is failing to cope with the hundreds of thousands of ‘floor clause’ cases being brought before the courts.Despite 54 specialised courts...

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

Business is booming for Blackshaw with six building projects on the go and a brand new online store

IT’S all go at Blackshaw Interior Design.As well as working with two investors, they have four projects currently on the go in Las Brisas,...

Heritage homes – a piece of the nation’s heritage in any of these eight historic designer towns

THEY are part of Spain’s living history - towns shaped over millennia by conquering civilisations with architectural styles that can never be repeated. Everyone from...

Promenade promises to create a whole new look for visitors arriving in Palma

OVER 2,000 trees and tens of thousands of plants are set to revolutionise the look of Palma’s seaside promenade.The €20 million project will create...

Dream-life – From selling rooms to selling homes

WHEN it comes to new-build developments on the Costa del Sol, few people have a clearer picture than Alexis Barbovitch and Alina Florentina at...

British and Irish main drive behind surge in property investment in Spain

THE Brits and Irish have been the main drive behind a surge in foreign investment in Spanish property.According to the latest report from...

Discover how Islam has enriched Spain with architecture to worship

SPAIN is undoubtedly one of the most Arab-influenced countries in Europe.From language to art, the Moors left an indelible mark on Spanish culture. But...

Norman Foster’s new Madrid opus is so transparent you can barely see it

BRITISH ‘starchitect’ Norman Foster is making his mark in the heart of Madrid with a see-through glass box called Axis.The cube-shaped steel and glass...

Sotogrande-based British architect makes his mark in Madrid

BRITISH expat architect Mark Fenwick’s career, like his buildings, is soaring to new heights.With his business partner Javier Iribarren, the Sotogrande-based designer’s Fenwick Iribarren...

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...

The Rock’s leading estate agents spread the word in the Big Smoke

GIBRALTAR international property agents EFPG-Raine International were back in London this month for the ‘Property Investor and Homebuyer Exhibition’ at Excel, promoting Gibraltar as...

Historic building made famous by war photographer Robert Capa set to rise from the ashes of conflict

IT was the silent witness to the horrors of war.No.10 Peironcely Street in Vallecas, on the outskirts of Madrid, made it into history...
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