advice for property in Spain
Iain's Property Investment Advice for Spain
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on Spain are very pleased to have enlisted the services of their very own property
expert, Iain Maitland of International
Property Alerts, to keep you up-to-date with what you need to know about investing
in property in Spain.
Iain will feature a weekly summary every Friday on this page so check back each week
and make sure you know what's going on! It's just another way for us to keep
an "eye on" things in Spain for you.
08 September 2006 - Jaen Property is the Cheapest in Spain
The Ministry of Housing has some interesting new stats out for bottom-fishing investors. Interested? Read on! Spain remains the number one destination for many Brits looking to buy property in Europe and, whether you’re buying an investment or a permanent home, you’ll want to maximise your capital appreciation as much as you can...
01 September 2006 - Spain Top for Property Investment
If I had to put together a chart of hotspots that offered steady, year in, year out profits, Spain would be right at the top in the number one spot! It just keeps rolling along, year in and year out. The latest price stats for Spain show that property prices have risen on average by 6.7 per cent over the past year...
25 August 2006 - Spain Still Top of the Buy-to-Let Investment Charts
According to the Office of National Statistics, Spain is still top of the BTL investment charts and has much to offer incoming investors who invest wisely in the right locations. Affordability is the key for many new investors...
18 August 2006 - Keep an Eye on Demand for Malaga Property
Those of you who follow population trends should be focusing on the province of Malaga over the next 10 years! Stats buried deep in a new report on infrastructure by the regional environment department delegate, Ignacio Trillo, show that the population is expected to double by the year 2017...
11 August 2006 - Spanish Property Value up 10.8%
New figures from the Spanish Ministry of Housing show that property here has risen by 10.8 per cent over the 12 months to the end of June. This is still very solid and much more sensible than some of the price rises we were seeing a while ago...
04 August 2006 - Spanish Property Invesment on the Rise
If you’re feeling gloomy about UK property prospects following the base rate rise, have a look at the Spanish property market! The stats that are coming in look extremely positive. The 3.4 per cent GDP expansion of 2005 is the best in Europe and is tipped to continue through this year and beyond...
28 July 2006 - Win a Spanish Villa - Too Good to be True?
The opportunity of winning a luxury Spanish villa for a handful of euros in an appealing one. And lots of these so-called opportunities are currently doing the rounds in the form of raffles...
21 July 2006 - Consider the Environment when Buying in Spain
Is the Spanish property market becoming more ethical? It’s certainly something that foreign investors should consider more carefully when choosing their investments. There is no doubt that town halls are becoming stricter and many projects are now being rejected because they are not environmentally friendly. We are already seeing this approach feeding through into developments on some of the quieter coastlines...
14 July 2006 - Costa del Sol and Costa del la Luz Property Hotspots
If you are looking for hotspots on the Costa del Sol, check out Antequera, Campillos, Pizarra, Coín and Cártama. According to a new report from property consultants Salvago, prices here are rising at some 20 per cent a year, which is considerably higher than on the coast itself...
07 July 2006 - Huelva, on the Costa de la Luz, has ‘hotspot’ written all over it!
Huelva, on the western Costa de la Luz, has ‘hotspot’ written all over it! There are two massive triggers coming into place – a proposed international airport and a high-speed train connection with Seville. Mix in the beautiful undeveloped coastline, the protections that limit construction and the affordability and you have a sure-fire winner from where I am sitting...
01 July 2006 - Murcia, Almeria and Jerez are the Places to Buy
The latest Barclays Bank report about Spain confirms what I have been saying for ages now – Murcia and Almeria are the places that British expats want to be! Murcia and Almeria have much to offer including a nice climate, good accessibility and transport links, and an underdeveloped coastline. For me, that is the key...
23 June 2006 - Tarifa and Zaragoza Property Hotspots
Tarifa is currently being tipped as a Spanish hotspot in a number of newspapers, magazines and websites. But, for me, this story looks as though it is being driven by a very clever press advertising campaign by someone trying to sell properties there!
16 June 2006 - Spanish Economy is in the Middle of 11th Year of Growth
The Spanish economy is now in the middle of its 11th year of constant growth - an annualised 3.5% increase for the first quarter of 2006 which compares with an average increase of 1.9% across the European Union. And yet still the doom-mongers are telling us the property market is about to crash!
09 June 2006 - Spain’s Property Market is Going to Grow and Grow
Spain’s property market is going to grow and grow. Ignore what the doom and gloom merchants are saying. Spanish property is underpinned by three solid pillars of profit.
05 June 2006 - Timeshare Con Men
I thought these Spanish timeshare cons were long behind us. Not so, sadly. Eight people have just been arrested in Fuengirola, Mijas and Coín regarding a timeshare fraud that has netted some 18 million euros from 15,000 people including Brits.
26 May 2006 - 1 in 3 Living in Spain in 2015 will be a Foreigner
According to off-the-record sources, it’s estimated that one in three people living in Spain in 2015 will be a foreigner. That’s a startling statistic and great news for anyone who is property investing there.
19 May 2006 - Spain - Most Popular Retirement Destination for Brits
Spain is the most popular retirement destination for Brits and it surprises me that more property investors do not focus on offplan developments that will meet the needs of these folk. I receive stats most days that confirm that retirement migration as it is known is a fast growing trend.
12 May 2006 - Costa del Azahar - Bargain Property for Sale in Spain
The question I am asked most often by Brits looking to invest in Spain goes something like this, “Where can I buy an affordable property in a quiet and beautiful location that nobody else has spotted yet?. “And”, they usually add, “has an upcoming trigger that will drive property prices upwards?” There can only be one answer – the Costa del Azahar!
05 May 2006 - The Spanish Property Market Has Been Booming Since 1998
According to an analysis of European housing markets by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Spanish property market has been booming since 1998 and there are no signs of an imminent slowdown.
28 April 2006 - Spain
has been named the most popular family holiday destination for UK travellers
Spain has just been named the most popular family holiday destination for UK travellers
by Holidays-Direct. This is based on an analysis of the favourite search terms on
21 April 2006 - Murcia
- Biggest Property Investment Hotspot in Spain
Biggest up and coming hotspot in Spain? Murcia is being tipped more and more often
by those in-the-know insiders who profit most from Spanish property investments. There
are many attractions, not least its relative affordability.
14 April 2006 - More
New Developments for the Spanish Costas
If the success of a property market is judged by the level of building activity taking
place there, then the Spanish Costas are clearly on the up. I have received loads
and loads of new development announcements over the past few days.
07 April 2006 - Illegal
Homes in Marbella to be Investigated
The big story this week is flagged up in the Times. Following the arrest of the Mayor
of Marbella in the bribes for building licenses scandal, the paper estimates that
some 4,500 of the 30,000 homes that were built illegally are to be looked at by the
31 March 2006 - 550
Acre Luxury Spanish Resort Close to Valencia
The big hotspotting news this week is that Terry Venables has received outline planning
permission to build a 550 acre luxury Spanish resort close to Valencia. This will
comprise 1000+ apartments and villas and pools around an 18 hole golf course. There
will also be two football pitches, tennis courts and a five star hotel and a shopping
24 March 2006 - The
Safety of the Bank Guarantee
El Mundo is claiming that Spanish buyers of coastal properties are now looking towards
the new coastlines of Cantabria, Huelva, Almeria and Murcia rather than the old favourites
of the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca. UK investors who want to be at the front rather
than the back of a property-profiting trend, please take note!
17 March 2006 - Non
Status Spanish Mortgages
UK Mortgages Abroad is offering a Spanish mortgage at up to 60 per cent loan to value.
The interest rate is set at 3.9 per cent and the mortgage can run for up to 30 years.
10 March 2006 - Property
Prices in Spain are on the Up
It's official - Spain is hot! A new report from the European Commission reveals that
improving economic conditions in key European markets will push property prices up
higher this year. Spain is named first and foremost.
03 March 2006 - Property
Investors in Spain Look Set to Profit from the Inpat Market
Property investors in Spain look set to profit from the inpat market. From 1 May,
Spain is opening its labour market to EU newcomers. If the UK is anything to go by,
this will see an inflow of immigrants into city centres, and create buy-to-let hotspots
along the transport routes.
24 February 2006 - Spain
#1 for Buy-to-Let Property Investment in Spain
Spain is Numero Uno in the latest overseas buy-to-let chart for UK investors! Just-out
stats from the Office of National Statistics reveal that more UK property investors
are heading for Spain than anywhere else. Spain is even beating the hot European destinations
of Bulgaria and Romania.
17 February 2006 - Onwards
and Upwards for Development in Spain
There is one heck of a lot of development coming through the pipeline soon. Both Almeria
and Murcia have been planning to reclassify rural land for development to allow for
500,000 new properties and 25 new golf courses to be built. According to newspaper
reports today, 148,000 new properties are being planned for Cuevas de Almanzora in
10 February 2006 - Spanish
Property Auctions and Golf Lets
From where I'm sitting, Spain is and always will be the favourite destination of Brit
investors. For many, it is a home from home. It is also easy to get to with lots of
cheap flights and flying times of about two hours. Property prices have risen rapidly
in recent years, although the rate of growth is now slowing.
About Iain Maitland:
Iain Maitland edits UK Property Alerts and Passive Income News (Streetwise Publications)
and writes each week for www.eyeonworldwide.com and www.eyeonspain.com. He also contributes
to Storm Report (Wentworth Publications) and www.uk-analyst.com and www.investorprofit2.com.
His courses include Secrets Of The Property Millionaires (Maple Academy), Successful
Investing (Regent Academy) and The Maverick Investor's Home Study Course (Streetwise
Publications). He is the former editor of Fleet Street Publications' Personal &
Finance Confidential and SuperTrader and Maple Publications' Property Millionaires'
Club, LifeSecrets and AuctionTrader. He has written 50+ books for worldwide publishers
including Random House and Harper Collins. These have been published as far afield
as Russia, India, Japan, USA and Australia. He has also written for the Sunday Times,
Director and the Financial Times.
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