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Iker Casillas' December tests to decide his future in football
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:54:57 +0200

FORMER Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has announced he will be undergoing tests in December to see whether he is fit to return to the game. Since his
Video rental shops survive digital age: 300 still trading in Spain
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:26:09 +0200

AROUND 300 video rental shops continue to trade in Spain, even now in the era of HBO and Netflix - although the owners of many of them say they do not make a living from them. As recently as 2005, Spain had 7,000 of what ...
Benidorm, Barcelona, Ibiza and Marbella among top 2019 hen and stag destinations
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:45:54 +0200

BENIDORM has reportedly hit number one for stag party destinations in Europe for 2019, according to at least two sources, pinching Prague's crown - although the exact order of cities recommended for men's pre-wedding parties ...
Carlos, 80, crowns 7,100-metre peak…with replacement knee
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200

AN 80-YEAR-OLD mountaineer with a knee replacement has just come back from crowning the Lenin peak in Kyrgyzstan as 'practice' for the only two of the world's 8,000 metre-plus summits he has yet to scale. Carlos ...
What do Spaniards miss most on holiday abroad?
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200

THOSE of you stuck in rainy Britain or Ireland with only the memory of your sun-drenched summer trip to Spain to brighten up your day might be taken aback by this bizarre fact: Spanish people go on holiday, too. Why, you might ask? With ...
Zaragoza's Origami Museum: A world one-off seeking to spread its wings
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200

IF YOU WERE asked to guess where the biggest Origami museum in the world was based, you'd probably say Japan. But of course, now you've read the question on here, you know it must be in Spain. In fact, ...
Spain to take some of Open Arms migrants; Richard Gere persuades Sanchez
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 19:46:43 +0200

SPAIN and five other countries in Europe have offered to take in the 147 migrants who remain on board the charity rescue boat Open Arms now that Italy has temporarily lifted its ban on undocumented migrants seeking ...
Spain's longest-running worker to retire after 64 years
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 18:59:31 +0200

THE WOMAN who has paid into Spain's State pension pot the longest has finally announced her decision to retire. Dolores Agra Rodríguez, 78, or 'Loli' to friends and family, started work aged 14, meaning she ...
Over 8,500 part-timers' pensions reviewed and 2,200 set to rise
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 18:03:00 +0200

SPAIN'S government is in the process of reviewing 8,500 State pensions after the Constitutional Court scrapped calculation methods for part-time workers on the grounds that this discriminated against women. From Monday ...
Date and venue of Rafa Nadal's wedding revealed
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 18:27:37 +0200

MORE details have been revealed about tennis ace Rafael Nadal’s wedding to his childhood sweetheart, Meri Perelló this autumn, even though the couple has been trying to keep as much as possible a secret. They ...
Migrant boat Open Arms allowed to dock; celebrities voice their support for rescuers
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:23:23 +0200

MIGRANT rescue boat Open Arms has finally been allowed to dock on the Italian island of Lampedusa after the country's interior minister Matteo Salvini temporarily lifted his ban due to storms in the Mediterranean making the ...
Public holiday traffic jams start: Drivers warned to plan ahead
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:20:25 +0200

SPAIN'S midsummer traffic exodus has started ahead of tomorrow's bank holiday and over 7.8 million cars are expected to be on the roads between now and midnight on Sunday. The General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) says ...
Ryanair cabin crew announce September strike dates
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:19:27 +0200

RYANAIR cabin crew members have announced a series of strikes in September across the country in response to the company's announcement it intended to
Scammer's poor geography leaves him exposed
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:23:46 +0200

A CON ARTIST'S lack of knowledge of Spain's geography blew his cover at Atocha station and saved a group of tourists from parting with unnecessary cash. According to a local man from Madrid, he overheard a stranger ...
GBP/EUR News – Pound Mounts Data Driven Recovery, Euro Weakens on ECB Stimulus Speculation
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:35:42 +0000

The GBP/EUR exchange rate climbed steadily this week, with the Pound strengthening on the back of a stream of robust UK economic data. Resilient Data Boosts Sterling The Pound punched higher against the Euro this week, with a steady stream (more…) The post GBP/EUR News – Pound Mounts Data Driven Recovery, Euro Weakens on ECB Stimulus Speculation appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Spain’s ‘Negative Equity Wall Of Shame’
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:31:32 +0000

EU Property Solutions regularly settle cases across the Spanish Costas, and market research has identified over 250 developments where negative equity is still common. We do have some regular ‘offenders’, however, and the following developments are included in the EU (more…) The post Spain’s ‘Negative Equity Wall Of Shame’ appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Quarterly Market Report – Spring 2019 – Part II
Fri, 09 Aug 2019 19:02:07 +0000

The Overall Market – As stated in Section I of this Report, which deals with the overall market and influences, the optimism of the first quarter of the year has faded, with many agents reporting fewer interests and sales. Of (more…) The post Quarterly Market Report – Spring 2019 – Part II appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
GBP/EUR News – Pound Slumps on Brexit Uncertainty, Terrible GDP Figures
Fri, 09 Aug 2019 18:58:29 +0000

The GBP/EUR exchange rate continued to beat a hasty retreat this week, slumping to a fresh two-week low on the back of growing Brexit jitters and some worrying UK GDP figures. Pound Battered by Brexit and GDP Concerns The Pound (more…) The post GBP/EUR News – Pound Slumps on Brexit Uncertainty, Terrible GDP Figures appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
GBP/EUR News – Pound Nosedives on Fears of a No-Deal Brexit
Sat, 03 Aug 2019 09:06:26 +0000

Trade in the GBP/EUR exchange rate collapsed this week, with the pairing striking a new two-year low as a result of rising no-deal Brexit fears. Pound Rocked by No-Deal Brexit Jitters The Pound suffered a sharp sell-off at the start (more…) The post GBP/EUR News – Pound Nosedives on Fears of a No-Deal Brexit appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Barcelona-based Hesperia hotel group buys La Manga Club in Murcia
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 19:50:02 +0000

Hesperia buys a majority share in all the hotel and leisure assets, whilst the real estate arm of La Manga Club remains in the hands of the previous owner, the Arum Group. La Manga Club, which includes 3 golf courses, (more…) The post Barcelona-based Hesperia hotel group buys La Manga Club in Murcia appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Taking out a mortgage is getting more complex and expensive, which is sure to turn off some foreign buyers at a time when foreign demand is already going soft
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 17:05:13 +0000

I see signs that the Spanish mortgage market is heading for choppy waters as a result of Government interference, and it’s not great news for the housing market in general, and foreign buyers in particular. The other day Banco Santander (more…) The post Taking out a mortgage is getting more complex and expensive, which is sure to turn off some foreign buyers at a time when foreign demand is already going soft appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Three Spanish property markets, one of which still has some distressed owners in need of negative equity solutions
Tue, 30 Jul 2019 11:00:40 +0000

EU Property Solutions specialize in Spanish Property Debt issues and following recent observations we have identified three separate property markets in the country. Small level local property market. This market revolves around Spanish communities and towns you would consider being (more…) The post Three Spanish property markets, one of which still has some distressed owners in need of negative equity solutions appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Inheritance tax in Spain: Regional tax reliefs to benefit ALL non-residents in the future (even outwith EU/EEA)
Mon, 29 Jul 2019 13:48:50 +0000

Marbella-based lawyer Raymundo Larraín keeps us abreast of the sweeping changes in Inheritance & Gift tax law in Spain. Marbella-based Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers has over 16 years’ taxation & conveyancing experience at your service. We offer a wide range of (more…) The post Inheritance tax in Spain: Regional tax reliefs to benefit ALL non-residents in the future (even outwith EU/EEA) appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Rest assured in Spain with MyBox insurance from HolaBank
Mon, 29 Jul 2019 12:10:39 +0000

MyBox is an insurance package from CaixaBank that aims to offer you maximum peace of mind with a flat rate cost over three years covering your most important insurance needs in Spain. If you live in Spain, MyBox is for (more…) The post Rest assured in Spain with MyBox insurance from HolaBank appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .

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