Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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

French are the new kids on the block in Spain’s property market

Buyers from France accounted for 18.2% of overseas enquiries

Saudi prince given go ahead for housing project in Estepona

The projects entails the construction of almost 1,500 homes and a luxury hotel

80 homeless families squatting in Sanlucar de Barrameda

Abandoned holiday homes are prime targets for squatters

‘Smart home’ to tackle dementia

Network of sensors could keep elderly people in their own homes for longer, by Imogen Calderwood

Casares life provides best of both worlds

The ‘rural mini-Zagaleta’ of Casares is drawing more and more homeowners to its idyllic lifestyle

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

Spanish home buyers prefer to pay cash

70% of properties are bought mortgage-free

Expat goes up against Denmark’s biggest bank in a bid to save his Malaga home

Scottish expat takes Danske Bank to court over an equity release scheme that now threatens to leave him penniless

Left stranded

Ryanair pulls out of Jerez, just as airport expands

Beware of dodgy property deals in Spain, warns British Embassy

Many buyers face difficulties after being caught up in the complexities of Spanish planning regulations

Property business offload for Banco Popular

Bank plans to sell its property management business to two US investment firms in a bid to strengthen its capital

House prices in Spain continue to plummet

Nearly a quarter of homeowners owe more money than their properties are worth

New multi-million euro property group expands across Spain

Property group Hispana snaps up new €37 million hotel complex in Tenerife

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

More Monarch flights from UK to Spain

UK airline Monarch have scheduled more budget flights from Spain to the UK

Stunning Marbella villa with swimming pool roof up for grabs

The state-of-the-art villa is on the market for €9 million

Home sales on the rise in Malaga

Property sales in the province have bucked the national trend, according to the National Statistics Institute

Father-of-two retrieves £1.3million

Keith Rule helped 46 British buyers retrieve the funds after a Spanish property scandal left them out of pocket

Estate agents staying put in Marbella as property market becomes beacon of hope

Andalucian Properties’ John Stephenson was all set to leave Spain 13 years ago for Oz. Now he is staying put as Marbella’s property market gets healthier and healthier

How much is my home worth?

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

Radical landmark to close in Sevilla

A landmark of Spain's guerilla architecture is to close as figurehead takes on new projects

PICTURE SPECIAL: The symbol of elegance in Spanish homes and hotels

The infinity pool is the new centrepiece of luxury

‘Legalisation’ advert leads to magazine apology

The ad appeared in the May and June issues of Sentinella magazine

Building blocks of recovery evident in Marbella

Marbella is leading the way out of the financial crisis, particularly through its property market

A distinct lack of distress

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