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Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem donate gloves and masks to hospital workers
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 20:30:24 +0200

HOLLYWOOD great Penélope Cruz and her 'Bond villain' husband Javier Bardem have donated 100,000 pairs of surgical gloves and 20,000 masks to Madrid's La Paz ...
Cakes in quarantine: Policeman stands on car roof for birthday girl
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 18:27:34 +0200

AN ARAGÓN woman's birthday was not quite the washout the enforced quarantine could have made it - thanks to a friendly National Police officer.
Bankia gives six-month stay of grace for mortgage and loan repayments
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 23:12:57 +0200

BANKIA will give homeowners a six-month moratorium on their mortgages - only requiring them to pay the interest, not the capital - and on personal loan and self-employed or sole ...
Dia supermarkets pays staff €250 extra for 'dedication' during quarantine period
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 21:50:07 +0200

WHILE many employees in Spain at present are worrying about their wages being cut along with their hours due to the national lockdown, high-street
Clap for the kids, too: National applause scheduled for Saturday
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 20:43:20 +0200

BREAKING the monotony of quarantine and providing an offline 'social life', residents in built-up areas all over Spain rarely miss their 'evening clapping session': At ...
Supermarket opening times and over-65s' priority slots explained
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:50:35 +0200

SEVERAL supermarkets in Spain have started opening slots exclusively for shoppers aged 65 and over, and most have changed their regular hours - as well as their procedures - during the ...
Taxi drivers turn down six-figure grant: "Give it to the health service"
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 21:02:11 +0200

MADRID taxi drivers were offered a total of €132,000 to help with fuel costs and the expense of cleaning their cars at a time when their only permitted trade is transporting healthcare ...
Endangered gazelle born at Valencia Bioparc
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 20:27:42 +0200

AN ENDANGERED Dama Gazelle has been born at Valencia's Bioparc open-air safari centre - doubly good news, since her birth shows animal life at least is carrying on as normal ...
Tourism authority advice for traders affected by lockdown
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 23:34:55 +0200

TOURISM authorities in the Valencia region have released a series of recommendations for those who work in, or rely on, the industry for their income.
Police and waitress buy groceries from their own pockets for strapped family
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 21:18:18 +0200

GUARDIA Civil officers in a northern Alicante-province coastal town bought groceries out of their own pockets for a family with practically no income and who were in dire straits because of ...
'Zara baby' born: Matilda Torretta Ortega is fashion founder's fifth grandchild
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 16:17:31 +0200

INDITEX empire founder Amancio Ortega's daughter Marta has just given birth to her second child, a little girl called Matilda. She ...
Coronavirus and the Spanish property market survey results part I – a serious threat and opportunity
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 11:00:20 +0000

What will be the short and long term impact of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic on the Spanish property market, in particular the second-home market driven by foreign demand? Nobody knows for sure, but we all have our opinions, and opinions (more…) The post Coronavirus and the Spanish property market survey results part I – a serious threat and opportunity appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Thoughts on the Spanish property market in the light of the Coronavirus crisis
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 20:17:21 +0000

It’s difficult to predict how the property market here in Spain will react to these unprecedented times. So, with regards to the actual market, who knows what will happen next. Looking at it positively, there are huge portions of the (more…) The post Thoughts on the Spanish property market in the light of the Coronavirus crisis appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
GBP/EUR Rallies back above €1.10 as Coronavirus crisis continues to dominate market attention
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:26:14 +0000

The Pound to Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate rallied this week, as some oversold conditions and the UK’s government’s imposing of a strict lockdown helped to bolster the appeal of Sterling Sterling Bounces Back From Low as UK Lockdown Comes into Effect After (more…) The post GBP/EUR Rallies back above €1.10 as Coronavirus crisis continues to dominate market attention appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
‘Temporary corporate accommodation’ and ‘extended stay’ rentals attract landlords looking for alternatives to long-term and holiday lettings
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:26:09 +0000

The ‘extended stay’ segment of the Spanish rental market offering accommodation for between one and six months gets more attractive for landlords as the authorities clamp down on holiday-lettings and increase the risks of long-term rentals. Spain under the control (more…) The post ‘Temporary corporate accommodation’ and ‘extended stay’ rentals attract landlords looking for alternatives to long-term and holiday lettings appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Dirt-cheap homes for sale as Spanish region struggling with depopulation tries to attract newcomers
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:47:25 +0000

In the picturesque and green northwest corner of Spain, the village and municipality of Igüeña is trying to attract new residents with house prices as low as 3,800 euro. The population of the Spanish interior is aging and thinning out (more…) The post Dirt-cheap homes for sale as Spanish region struggling with depopulation tries to attract newcomers appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
SURVEY: Impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the Spanish property market?
Fri, 20 Mar 2020 21:12:09 +0000

The Coronavirus crisis has already had a dramatic impact on the Spanish economy, bringing the country to a standstill, and the property market with it. But what will be the impact looking further out? Whatever happens, it will be partly (more…) The post SURVEY: Impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the Spanish property market? appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
HOME SALES IN JANUARY 2020: Fragile start to the year, before the Coronavirus shock
Fri, 20 Mar 2020 20:56:07 +0000

The Spanish property market was already fragile with weak demand before the Coronavirus storm hit Spain harder than almost any other country in Europe, reveal the latest figures. Spanish home sales figures come from two official sources: 1) The Association (more…) The post HOME SALES IN JANUARY 2020: Fragile start to the year, before the Coronavirus shock appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
GBP/EUR fluctuates between €1.11 and €1.05 as Coronavirus panic dominates markets
Fri, 20 Mar 2020 20:55:48 +0000

The Pound to Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate was met by some dramatic swings in movement this week as currency markets where rocketed by heightened uncertainty regarding the coronavirus. Sterling Touches New Decade Low in Highly Volatile Trade The GBP/EUR exchange (more…) The post GBP/EUR fluctuates between €1.11 and €1.05 as Coronavirus panic dominates markets appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Spanish housing market hit in the face by gale-force Coronavirus headwind
Sun, 15 Mar 2020 15:00:25 +0000

The Coronavirus situation in Spain has become extremely serious with one of the fastest rising contagion rates in the world, prompting the Government to decreed a countrywide lockdown lasting 15 days from tomorrow. This is the beginning of a shock (more…) The post Spanish housing market hit in the face by gale-force Coronavirus headwind appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
What is happening to Swedish demand for Spanish property?
Fri, 13 Mar 2020 18:52:29 +0000

Swedish buyers are one of the most important groups of foreign buyers in the Spanish property market, so it helps to keep an eye on them. 2,806 Spanish home sales inscribed in the Spanish Land Registry in 2019 involved a (more…) The post What is happening to Swedish demand for Spanish property? appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .

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