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THE average cost of renting a property in Spain has fallen for the first time since the financial crisis. Rents had been rising every month since June 201 according to property website Idealists. But in January this year falls were seen as landlords of tourist accommodation started to try to attract an alternative income. This […]
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HOUSE sales in Spain plunged 18% last year, with some tourist hotspots the hardest hit. According to the country's National Statistics Institute, 415,000 houses were sold in 2020, the lowest number in four years '? but industry insiders say the recovery is well under way. Overall, property transactions were at the lowest since 2011 despite […]
A Costa del Sol property developer has revealed a surge in interest from American investors for property in the region. Bright says that up to 15% of their recent client enquiries have come from US citizens. The health crisis and the complex political situation of recent times in the United States has accentuated the interest […]
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THE global pandemic has caused us all to change the way we do business, like the buying and selling of products and services. The property market in Spain continues to experience high demand from foreign buyers, frustrated that they find it difficult to get over here at this time. Nowhere has this been more evident […]
BETTER weather and the arrival of spring traditionally sees the start of the key time of the year for Spanish property sales. That in turn, according to some analysts, might see house prices start to rise on the coast after the year-long depression caused by the pandemic. At the moment though, it is the perfect […]
BUYING a property is one of the biggest decisions most of us will make. Making a purchase in Spain has extra complications like a different legal system and a foreign language. Here's a guide to what to bear in mind before choosing a lawyer to act for you:- Find a lawyer in the area you […]
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AN Altea business owner was scammed out of €50,000 by a Torrevieja-based family gang who switched genuine bank notes for fakes. The victim was reeled in by the crew pretending to be agents for commercial property sales and a prestige international investment fund. Four people have been arrested by the Guardia Civil who discovered over […]
THERE are many property professionals in Spain that do an excellent job airbrushing the considerable risks associated with buying rustic properties. Clearly, planning regulations in any country must be adhered to and failure to do so will invariable result in costly consequences. Spain is no exception to this general rule. The attractions of buying a […]
THE most costly property on the Costa del Sol, located in Sierra Blanca, in Marbella, has been sold. Marbella has one of the priciest property markets in Spain. Luxury homes in sunny Marbella are more than double the national asking price and one of the most extravagant has just been sold. The sale, closed by […]
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PROPERTY sales in Alicante Province during January fell by 24% compared to a year earlier, but the region still remains one of the busiest in Spain for house deals. Last month’s fall is more than the national average decrease which stands at 17.7%. Figures from the National Institute of Statistics(INE) declared 28,286 transactions were concluded […]
A 45-year-old British man has been found dead in an Alicante city centre apartment. Initial Policia Nacional investigations show that there were no suspicious circumstances behind the man’s death His body was discovered at 4.30 pm on Monday afternoon(February 15) by firefighters who broke into the property on Calle Pintor Velazquez. Two Alicante Policia Local […]
THE ‘mummified’ corpse of an octogenarian will be tested for COVID-19 after being found by squatters in Malaga. The 80-year-old man was discovered by a homeless couple who had forced entry into the home in Campanillas. They believed the house to be empty and had planned to squat at the property before finding the body […]
A woman pretended to be the illegitimate daughter of dictator General Franco or Emeritus King, Juan Carlos I, as part a €4 million Costa Blanca-based con. Ten people were arrested in Elche and Guardamar for running a cut-price property scam which defrauded over 100 people. They scoured for victims as far as Barcelona, Madrid, and […]
'IS my mother dead or alive?' That's what expat Lee Samuel, 54, was left pondering for five days straight as his 77-year-old mum Carole battled for her life in an Andalucian hospital.  The property salesman is now warning other families of what to expect if a loved one is admitted after he was repeatedly refused […]
PROPERTY construction fell by 30% in 2020 in Alicante Province due to the coronavirus pandemic. Figures from the Alicante College of Surveyors(COAATIEA) show that 5,026 new homes were built last year, compared to 7,143 in 2019. The biggest drop has been in the southern Vega Baja region with a 50% fall in the Orihuela and […]

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