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'Toledo Turbo' wins 56-storey tower race: 'Practice run' for his 68th world record
Tue, 24 May 2022 16:05:49

SPAIN'S world-famous 'Recordman' has surpassed even his own expectations – not content with having more entries in the Guinness Book of Records than anyone else in the country, Dr Christian López has just won a race to the top of the nation's fourth-tallest building.
Leading regional airline saved: Solvency fund agreed for key employer hit by pandemic losses
Tue, 24 May 2022 14:51:16

ONE of the Comunidad Valenciana's biggest employers and a key national transport system has been prevented from closure after the pandemic left it with unprecedented losses.
Shopping night, music and fun parades in Estepona
Sun, 22 May 2022 16:02:26

LATE-NIGHT shopping and live entertainment promise a fun and lively visit to Estepona on June 4, with free activities, special offers and discounts, and plenty of guaranteed atmosphere.
Work starts on Marbella's brand-new medical practice
Sun, 22 May 2022 14:56:00

AN ADDITIONAL doctors' surgery for Marbella is 'very necessary and very much in demand', says mayoress Ángeles Muñoz – which is why works are due to start on this vital facility any day now.
Wellness, luxury and spa breaks year-round showcased at 'Costa del Sol 365' fair
Sat, 21 May 2022 22:48:42

LUXURY, relaxation, wellness and a healthy lifestyle can be found on the Costa del Sol any day of the year, not just in summer – and Estepona will show you how during its huge fair in September.
Huge car park and major facelift for Marbella urbanisation
Sat, 21 May 2022 21:36:39

GREAT news is afoot for residents and homeowners on Marbella's Lunamar urbanisation – if they drive, that is.
Tenerife 'Eurovision Festival' aims for world record number of Abba costumes
Thu, 19 May 2022 15:46:09

TENERIFE'S island capital is aiming to get into the Guinness Book of Records next month – for the most people in one place dressed up as the legendary Swedish band Abba.
King Juan Carlos is back in Spain
Thu, 19 May 2022 14:04:25

RETIRED monarch and 'King Dad' Juan Carlos I is back in Spain after nearly two years in Abu Dhabi, due to reunite with his son shortly and to watch a regatta in Galicia.
Mums aged 45-plus becoming 'new normal': How, how many and how much
Wed, 18 May 2022 22:49:04

NEW MUMS aged 45 and over have soared in number in the past few months – nearly half as many again as last year, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE).
Who needs a coast? Spain's 16 inland beaches with blue flags
Tue, 17 May 2022 22:26:14

ANYONE whose Spanish home is long motorway hours from the sea may well get fed up with reading all about how great the country's beaches are. After all, in terms of land area, Spain's coast is only an incredibly tiny part of its national territory; ignoring the middle bit and the people in it seems rather like limiting your travel review of the USA to the attractions of New York, or assuming that if you've been to London, you've seen the UK.
Is your local beach just perfect? Check out the 2022 list of blue flags
Sat, 14 May 2022 21:10:11

MAYBE you won't settle for less than impeccable when searching for a beach to flop out and catch the rays on.
Untouchable Spain: Blue-flag beach world leader for 35th year
Fri, 13 May 2022 19:13:27

IF SUMMER holidays or free-time relaxation, for you, has to involve a beach – no matter what else might be missing – Spain is, officially, where you'll find the highest number of the best-quality ones on earth.
Queen Letizia presides Red Cross Day in €64 dress from Valencia shop
Thu, 12 May 2022 22:15:30

QUEEN Letizia presided an International Red Cross and Red Crescent Day event at Valencia's Oceanogràfic marine life centre this week – wearing a dress retailed by a local shop for just €64.
Masks still mandatory on planes travelling to and from Spain, health ministry confirms
Thu, 12 May 2022 20:09:26

MASKS will still be compulsory on aeroplanes and all other public transport in Spain, even though the European Union has recommended they cease to be obligatory in flight.
Europe's top beaches of 2022 revealed (and other watery 'Bests')
Tue, 10 May 2022 18:46:31

SET A TOURIST to catch a tourist is, in these days of social media and online reviews, a holiday destination's best marketing strategy – although a few million euros' worth of publicity helps, too.
Five homes under €200k on the Costa del Sol right now
Tue, 24 May 2022 05:55:15 +0000

If you’ve been following our quarterly market reports, you’ll be well aware that real estate prices on the Costa del Sol have been steadily rising on the back of stronger demand. For example, in Q4 last year, resale properties rose by 6% in value in 2021, while new builds saw a 13.6% price hike. And […] The post Five homes under €200k on the Costa del Sol right now appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Pound Euro exchange rate wavers amid choppy trade
Sat, 21 May 2022 20:09:36 +0000

The Pound Euro exchange rate fluctuated this week as both currencies were affected by mixed data and recession fears. Pound trims gains as inflation jumps After initially rising on Monday, the Euro fell after the Eurozone’s latest trade report unexpectedly revealed a deficit in March. In addition, the European Commission slashed growth forecasts for this […] The post Pound Euro exchange rate wavers amid choppy trade appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Public auctions show true purpose of the new ‘Reference Value’ is to gouge buyers for more tax
Sat, 21 May 2022 20:02:29 +0000

Since the start of this year the Spanish government has been using a new ‘Reference Value’ for calculating how much tax you have to pay when you buy a property in Spain, and the case of public auctions shows the only reason for the new value is to gouge buyers for more tax. When you […] The post Public auctions show true purpose of the new ‘Reference Value’ is to gouge buyers for more tax appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
New report shines light on Spain’s squatter problem
Sat, 21 May 2022 11:41:43 +0000

A new report published by the ‘Acción Liberal Think Tank for Freedom’ looks at the blight of squatting in Spain, and recommends measure to reduce the problem. “Squatting homes is immoral, illegal, and generates serious harms at both a personal and national level,” writes Daniel Rodríguez Asensio, President of the ‘Acción Liberal Think Tank for […] The post New report shines light on Spain’s squatter problem appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Foreign demand starts 2022 with strong growth
Fri, 20 May 2022 12:01:52 +0000

Foreign demand for property in Spain has started 2022 with blistering growth having recovered all the ground lost to the pandemic. Foreigner buyers were involved in 21,638 Spanish home sales in the first quarter of 2022, up 73% on the same period last year, according to the latest quarterly property market report from the Spanish […] The post Foreign demand starts 2022 with strong growth appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
As Barcelona’s property market heats up, foreign buyers can turn to a ‘Personal Property Shopper’ for help
Mon, 16 May 2022 14:36:37 +0000

Personal Property Shoppers can be particularly useful for foreign buyers in hot markets like Barcelona, where speed, contacts, trust, and expertise are crucial to successful outcomes. Personal Property Shoppers who work exclusively for buyers (known locally as a ‘Personal Shopper Inmobiliario’) are a relatively rare breed in Spain, though their numbers are growing. It’s the […] The post As Barcelona’s property market heats up, foreign buyers can turn to a ‘Personal Property Shopper’ for help appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Pound Euro exchange rate rebounds as Russia tensions trigger EUR sell-off
Sat, 14 May 2022 07:09:55 +0000

The Pound Euro exchange rate bounced off a seven-month low this week as rising tensions between Russia and the EU saw the Euro slide. Euro drops as Russia-Ukraine crisis rattles EUR investors The Euro started the week strong as EUR investors were relieved that Vladimir Putin did not declare all-out war on Ukraine during his […] The post Pound Euro exchange rate rebounds as Russia tensions trigger EUR sell-off appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Balearics on the road to turning old hotels into homes
Fri, 13 May 2022 10:47:30 +0000

Balearic politicians agree on conditions to convert old hotels into homes to address the archipelago’s housing crisis, but with strings attached, and not in Minorca There aren’t enough homes in the Balearics to ensure that everyone enjoys their constitutional right to ‘dignified housing’ at a price they can afford, so the regional government is looking […] The post Balearics on the road to turning old hotels into homes appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
6 myths about Spanish wills debunked
Fri, 13 May 2022 09:11:37 +0000

As with many legal matters, Spanish wills come with their fair share of myths. At Del Canto Chambers, we’re more than used to clients’ worries about safeguarding their Spanish assets for their chosen heirs. And more often than not, this anxiety is caused by misconceptions about the law in Spain and the UK. This article […] The post 6 myths about Spanish wills debunked appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Spanish property market grows 25% in the first quarter of 2022
Fri, 13 May 2022 08:58:22 +0000

Spanish home sales in March, and the first quarter, were the highest since the boom year of 2007, as buyers rushed in before borrowing costs rise. There were 70,812 homes sold in March of this year, and 173,688 sold in the first quarter, according to the latest data from the notaries’ association. The chart above […] The post Spanish property market grows 25% in the first quarter of 2022 appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .

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