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this week's articles...
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It Is Possible Not To Pay Enough For A Property - According To The Tax Man!
And you thought that you could sell the property at whatever price you wanted! Not so, according to the Spanish tax authorities. Campbell Ferguson from Survey Spain points us in the direction of reality.
Learn To Speak "Real" Spanish
SPONSORED MESSAGE: Peter Christian's excellent guide, "Streetwise Spanish" is aimed at those looking to learn "real" Spanish. Streetwise Spanish makes for painless learning in context and is especially good for learners who might need a break from the monotony of studying.
A Guide To The Festivals Of Murcia
As a country, Spain is famed for its' fiestas and Murcia is no exception with almost 40 different festivals throughout the year...including one involving jumping over babies!
Read about the festivals in Murcia...
Spanish Sparkling Wine - Four Things to Know About Cava
Cava, like Champagne in France, is made with the Traditional Method of sparkling wine production, however it can not be called "Champagne". The law prohibits the use of the term Champagne for sparkling wines outside of the Champagne region in France.
Come and try out some Cava...
What's Happening With Aifos?
For those caught up in the Aifos administration "mess", Maria de Castro today outlines the current situation and the options open to those with contracts but no properties.
Read Maria's Aifos advice...
Life On The Farm Part 6 - Clive And June's Story
Clive and June Wolfe live in a beautiful old cortijo in the stunning countryside of Villanueva del Trabuco with their three teenage children, 15 horses, two goats, three dogs, four cats, one ferret and 10 chickens! They run a thriving holiday business letting out their converted barn for self catering holidays.
Read part 6 of their story...
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