Sunday, December 8, 2019

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

Demolition nightmares

As Dan Thorneycroft tries to garner support from MEPs in a desperate bid to save thousands of households facing the axe, Andrew Pearce speaks to four Andalucian homeowners confronted by the imminent threat of losing everything

We found Eldorado in Coin

Best known for the defunct BBC soap the truth is most foreigners who live in Coín have really coined it in, says Jon Clarke

British buyers trump Germans and Irish

British buyers accounted for 58 per cent of all European purchases of property in Spain last year

What your abogado may not have told you

In the first of an occasional series of articles on key issues affecting people in Andalucia, architect Liam Kellahar looks at dodgy lawyers and how to avoid them

Beat the Property minefield

Nick Snelling has written a book on how to sell your home in a recession.

You’ll Novelli guess who’s moving in

Famed TV chef opens new restaurant on the Costa del Sol and goes house hunting in Ronda

Dear Señor Chaves

Dan Thorneycroft came to Spain to enjoy semi-retirement. But his dream is fast turning into a nightmare after he discovered the home he bought is illegal and faces demolition

BUNKERED: Golf is hit by home sales slump

Golfers at La Moraleja, like those at courses across the whole of Spain, are rushing to sell memberships

The battle of Lake Zahara

After their stunning home appeared in the Olive Press, the owners of Finca Pantano found a trio of buyers in a bidding war. Who said the property market was dead?

Meltdown confirmed

Prices slump across Spain as US economist Greenspan claims Spanish economy in danger. Meanwhile banks stop lending on country properties and golf course schemes! By Jon...

The idylls of Nerja

MARY ROULSTON takes a stroll around Nerja – the place mass tourism forgot. In this pleasant coastal town, she discovers a surge in the buy to let market

“Only ghosts will live there”

Dream homes left unfinished in La Alpujarra as agent refuses to return deposits

Hollywood star’s Marbella home closer to demolition

It appears the Spanish justice system has finally caught up with actor Antonio Banderas

Myths and mortar

Lisa Tilley delivers some home-truths about the Spanish property market and advice for those who want out

Judgement day for Iznajar

With doctors, teachers and even High Court judges buying here, Iznajar is fast becoming THE town for the discerning foreign buyer

Nightmare in the sun as home dreams fall apart

Following news of the EU resolution into “rampant construction” in Spain, Jon Robins of the Observer takes a look at the situation in Albox – one of the towns in the spotlight of MEPs in Brussels

Room with a view – Murcia

The Olive Press sends Vernon Grant to stylish Murcia where he finds a city bucking recent trends across Spain

Room with a view – Granada

It does not surprise me one of the reasons British people give for their decision to move to the Granada province is the very existence of the marvellous city of Granada itself

Room with a View – Pamplona

Pamplona is the capital of Navarra, a region known for its wine and little else. In itself this is a great shame as the area is unspoilt and very welcoming to visitors
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