British developer in Spain says 2010 was better than 2009

A major British developer in Spain has revealed it saw an increase in sales of 50 per cent in 2010

Illegal Spanish home: British couple jailed and ordered to demolish it

Expat couple found guilty of building on non-buildable land have been given an eight month prison sentence and ordered to demolish their home

OAP… one amazing purchase

Successful care home up for sale on new property website

Double trouble for second homes

News of a British couple facing the loss of their UK home after an unsuccessful property investment in Spain has triggered a wave of indignant reader comments in the UK tabloid press

Spain’s hidden housing glut

A private study shows the problem of unsold houses in Andalucia is worse than thought

Illegal homes in Marbella made legal

A total of 225 illegal homes built in Marbella under the GIL party have been legalised with 1000 more to follow before the end of the year

My council house solution

Graham Govier argues that the glut of empty apartment blocks around inland Andalucia should be turned into council properties

Let’s build

This week Liam Kellehar looks at the architect’s role during construction

Illegal homeowners unite to fight

Illegal homeowners in Chiclana de la Frontera have launched their own political party

Second homes in third world

An Andalucian based architects has launched a campaign to offer free homes to some of the world’s poorest people

My perfect home

Estate agent Irene Ortiz on why she and husband Thorwald moved from the UK to Ronda

No show Connery

Actor Sean Connery was not present for his day in court

A distinct lack of distress

Residents of Sotogrande – where the average home price is 1.5m euros – are generally not pressurised into panic-selling

From bargain to burden

Hundreds of homebuyers have been hit with new tax demands after their homes were wrongly re-evaluated

House that Eiffel built

Buying and selling your dream home in Andalucia just got easier with the launch of the groundbreaking new website www.allaboutandaluciaproperty.com

Land grab law may not breach EU legislation

Valencia’s notorious land grab law might be legal, according to lawyers in Brussels

Spain is a better place to live than Britain

New research shows the UK is the worst place to live in Europe

Buying in the home of bananas and mangoes

The good-value Axarquia is a fabulous place to make a home, writes estate agent Sally Harrison

All about… Andalucia Property

Come to the natural home of buying and selling property in southern Spain with the Olive Press's new property portal www.AllaboutAndaluciaProperty.com

Going once…

It’s uncharted territory for a Ronda agent, who is holding his first private auction – a charming village house

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"

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