Saturday, November 16, 2019

Business red tape is triple in Spain

It takes three times as long to set up a business in Spain than elsewhere in the western world

Left stranded

Ryanair pulls out of Jerez, just as airport expands

Bidding for fairness

The auction system is unfair, fraught with risks and needs to be regulated, writes lawyer Adolfo Martos Gross of GAM abogados

New property portal for Andalucia

With thousands of properties listed the new property portal from the Olive Press is already proving to be a big hit!

Euro economy grows

Europe Central Bank sees a one per cent growth in the second quarter

A lot of stress over what exactly?

Olive Press finance writer Ian Le Breton on how the vast majority of Spanish banks have passed the so-called "stress tests"

Home or away?

Seven out of ten ex-pat pensioners do not miss home, according to a survey

These streets were made for walking

Nicola Cowell takes to the narrow lanes of Jimena to discover why the town is such an enchanted retreat for tourists and expats

MRI petition launched

Hundreds join attack on beleaguered property firm

Tower gets go-ahead

Sevilla's controversial Torre Pelli gets approval

Bribes inspector faces jail

He was meant to stop illegal construction, but took thousands to allow it

Bulldozing a piece of history

Two listed buildings have been demolished in Mijas to the dismay of local residents

How much is my home worth?

How much is my house in Spain worth? Mary Beker, an independent agent, sheds some light on it

Spain not in top five places to retire

Spain scored lower than expected in a survey of the best countries

Shaken and stirred

Bond star Connery being investigated over new Costa fraud

Crime free

Spain has only 44 offences per 1000 people

Spain still top place to move

Searches for property in Spain have more than doubled in one year

Wrecking ball swings into Andalucia again

100 more British homeowners face seeing homes demolished

Statistics and lies in Spain

David Rick of Torcal Estates has seen a 100 per cent increase in offers this year, with an average sale price of 1,228 euros per metre square

Up for grabs

Forced auction could see Ronda's evocative Casa del Rey Moro sold for 3.1m euros

EXCLUSIVE: Spain’s full circle

Diggers at the gates of the country estate of the German aristocrat credited with starting the concrete avalanche on the Costa del Sol

Spain’s restoration master

After renovating some of Andalucia’s key historic buildings, Osuna company Sanor has now turned its attention on a huge project in its home town, writes Jon Clarke

Spain house sales on the up

Country registers a 1.5 per cent rise in sales compared to same time last year

Property of the Month

B&B/Rural hotel with restaurant and stables

Caution when buying in Spain

British politicians slam Spanish property abuses

Hurting homeowners

Reposessions are expected to rocket this year with Andalucia topping the tables