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Pau Gasol to marry girlfriend Catherine McDonnell
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:31:53 +0200

SPANISH basketball superstar Pau Gasol has announced he and his girlfriend Catherine McDonnell will be getting married soon, although the couple has not ...
Not using indicators attracts €200 fine, warns motorways safety centre
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:52:59 +0200

MORE than half of Spain's drivers do not use their indicators when they overtake and two-thirds fail to do so when they return to the inside lane, says ...
Spanish doctor wins World's Best GP award
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:41:02 +0200

A SPANISH medic has been named the World's Best GP in the prestigious WONCA Global Family Doctor awards.
Seat Ibiza recall over central locking fault
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 04:48:18 +0200

SEAT has urged Ibiza owners to take their cars to their nearest dealership for a check-up after having discovered a fault in the locking system.
Exercise improves lung capacity even if you smoke, say Barcelona researchers
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:51:29 +0200

PHYSICAL activity and exercise improves lung capacity and breathing ability even in people who smoke, according to research headed up by Barcelona's ...
National air-quality checker will give residents exact readings in real time, says minister Teresa Ribera
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:22:33 +0200

RESIDENTS in Spain will soon be able to check how clean or otherwise the air they breathe is via an easy-to-use website, minister for energy transition ...
Spain's healthcare 'most efficient in Europe', and when it's free, productivity rises
Sun, 14 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200

ONCE again, Spain's healthcare system is the best in Europe - it's official. And State medical services in the country are the ...
A place to stay in Spain: Bubble, cube, castle, monastery or tree-house?
Sat, 13 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200

WHEN is a hotel not a hotel? When it's a bubble, a cave or a castle, naturally. Or perhaps a prison.
Spain's 'Robin Hood' budget: More tax for wealthy, wages up and free pre-school places
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 15:43:01 +0200

SPAIN'S president Pedro Sánchez and leader of left-wing Podemos, Pablo Iglesias have finally shook hands on the details of next year's State budget after a long meeting following ...
Spain's 'National Festival': A public holiday with a chequered past and a topical present
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 06:29:54 +0200

HOPEFULLY, you'll have realised today (Friday) is a national public holiday before going out shopping and finding everywhere closed - although if you're in ...
World's number one olive oil is Spanish
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 18:36:17 +0200

THE WORLD'S best olive oil is produced in Spain - it's official.
Emu runs loose through town
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:29:39 +0200

RESIDENTS in the Barcelona-province town of Sant Cugat del Vallès did a double take yesterday (Wednesday) evening when they saw an emu rush past ...
Rafa rolls up his sleeves: tennis ace bails out flooded homes
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:16:49 +0200

TENNIS star Rafa Nadal has not stopped at lending his sports centre to flood victims to sleep in - the ATP world number one has been seen bailing out ...
Cancer research breakthrough: Scientists discover test predicting response to immunotherapy
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 01:06:31 +0200

SCIENTISTS in Barcelona have found a tumour marker which predicts how cancer cells will respond to immunotherapy treatment - hailed as the future of ...
Podemos calls for full ban on corporal punishment of children
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 00:42:53 +0200

LEFT-WING party Podemos wants to ban any type of physical violence against children or teenagers, starting with the most socially-acceptable forms: ...
Rising property prices – cause for celebration or concern?
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 18:37:02 +0000

The latest press releases indicate that prices in Spain have risen by more than 10% in a year for the first time since 2007. Is this a time for celebration or concern, both at the statistic and how it was (more…) The post Rising property prices – cause for celebration or concern? appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Real estate report of the 1st Semester of 2018 in Barcelona
Tue, 09 Oct 2018 10:36:34 +0000

What is the real situation of the Real Estate Market in Barcelona and its surroundings? This 1st semester of 2018 we have been surprised by some aspects in Rent and Sell market that have been anticipated already for a few months (more…) The post Real estate report of the 1st Semester of 2018 in Barcelona appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Non-Resident Imputed Income Tax
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 09:13:50 +0000

Marbella-based lawyer Raymundo Larraín briefly covers non-resident property owner tax obligations in Spain, with particular focus on the end-of-year annual imputed income tax. Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers, over 16 years’ taxation experience at your service. Photo: Amsterdam slender canal houses at (more…) The post Non-Resident Imputed Income Tax appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Spanish house price data published in the third quarter of 2018
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 09:37:03 +0000

The SPI House Price Index Tracker plots the progress of the six most-watched house price indices in Spain, and brings them together in the chart above. The following residential property price indices were updated in Q3 2018 (all figures show (more…) The post Spanish house price data published in the third quarter of 2018 appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Home Insurance tailored to your needs from HolaBank (publicity)
Sun, 30 Sep 2018 17:26:39 +0000

If you own a property in Spain you need to insure it and, as everybody knows, insurance can be a real pain, especially in a foreign country. The beauty of home insurance from HolaBanks is their products are specifically designed (more…) The post Home Insurance tailored to your needs from HolaBank (publicity) appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Five reasons why it’s a good time to buy property in Spain
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 08:22:29 +0000

If you are lucky enough to have some money to invest, it can be difficult to know what to do with it. Interest rates are low and leaving large quantities of money in the bank can seem like a waste (more…) The post Five reasons why it’s a good time to buy property in Spain appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Spanish home sales in July 2018
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:33:33 +0000

The number of Spanish home sales inscribed in the national Land Registry rose by 18% in July compared to the same month last year, show the latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INE). Sales were up in every (more…) The post Spanish home sales in July 2018 appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Licence of First Occupation
Sat, 08 Sep 2018 18:30:28 +0000

Marbella-based lawyer Raymundo Larraín revisits a First Occupancy Licence and gives us a brief rundown on what it is and its relevance to a property buyer. Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers, over 16 years’ conveyancing experience at your service. Article copyrighted © 2.005, 2.010, (more…) The post Licence of First Occupation appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Holiday Rental Clampdown Part II – how Barcelona, Valencia and Málaga are reacting to unprecedented demand for city centre rentals
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 11:44:40 +0000

Following my recent review of the changes to Madrid’s tourist rental regulations this post covers Barcelona, Valencia and Málaga. All of them are getting tougher, even to the extent of outright bans in some locations. The end result is that (more…) The post Holiday Rental Clampdown Part II – how Barcelona, Valencia and Málaga are reacting to unprecedented demand for city centre rentals appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Your guide to getting ready to sell your property in Spain
Thu, 06 Sep 2018 19:01:38 +0000

When it comes to selling property in Spain, there’s plenty of paperwork to complete. In this article we explain what you need to have in place to be sure you don’t keep your buyer waiting. There are many reasons why (more…) The post Your guide to getting ready to sell your property in Spain appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .

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