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Turron with a twist
Sat, 7 Dec 2019 23:45:28 +0200

Anyone who has ever spent Christmas in Spain will know that the Spaniards' go-to sweet treat at this time of year is turrón - a confection typically made with honey, sugar and egg whites, mixed with ...
Greta Thunberg arrives at UN climate conference in Madrid
Fri, 6 Dec 2019 13:20:01 +0200

Teenage environmental activist, Greta Thunberg, arived in Madrid this morning after a 10-hour trip from Lisbon, and will lead this evening's protest calling for action on global warming. Honouring her self-imposed ban on ...
Spanish flag raised in Madrid to celebrate Constitution Day
Fri, 6 Dec 2019 12:51:33 +0200

This morning, in Madrid's Plaza de Colón, the Presidents of the Congress of Deputies and the Senate, Meritxell Batet and Pilar Llop respectively, presided over the traditional raising of the Spanish flag to mark the 41st ...
Cancer & sugar: Spanish scientists prove the link
Thu, 5 Dec 2019 17:00:33 +0200

After many years of speculation and investigation, research scientists at the Bellvitge-IDIBELL Hospital and the University of Barcelona (UB) have finally demonstrated the involvement of glucose in the growth of tumour cells and have ...
Greta Thunberg offered donkey for journey from Lisbon to Madrid
Thu, 5 Dec 2019 11:27:04 +0200

A neighbourhood association in Toledo has offered climate activist Greta Thunberg a donkey to make her journey from Lisbon to Madrid to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP25. The 'Fray Hernando ...
Air Europa will be like a 'sister' says Iberia Chief Exec
Thu, 5 Dec 2019 10:55:26 +0200

Iberia Chief Executive Luis Gallego said on Wednesday that Air Europa, once approved for purchase by the competition regulators, will be like "a sister" to the Spanish airline which is part of the IAG group together with ...
Stolen artefacts returned to Spain by British collector and philanthropist
Thu, 5 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0200

Seven Celtiberian bronze helmets, stolen from the town of Aranda de Moncayo (Zaragoza) in the 1980s, were returned this Wednesday in excellent condition to Spain by their current owner in an official ceremony at the Unesco headquarters ...
House prices in the Canary and Balearic Islands up 11.3% in November
Wed, 4 Dec 2019 13:23:33 +0200

Average prices for both new build and second-hand homes in the Balearic and Canary islands grew by 11.3% in November compared with the same month last year, according to Tinsa, one of the leading real estate valuation ...
Full steam ahead for Valencia's pedestrianisation project
Wed, 4 Dec 2019 11:07:31 +0200

The city of Valencia is currently undergoing a major transformation, with the redevelopment and pedestrianisation of many of its squares (plazas) moving along at great speed. Ten squares have already been pedestrianised, two are ...
Malaga's Picasso Museum open over whole bank holiday weekend
Wed, 4 Dec 2019 09:38:58 +0200

The Picasso Museum in Málaga (MPM) will be open every day from 10am to 6pm (last ticket at 5:30pm) over the coming bank holiday weekend (puente de la Constitución) for those who wish to take advantage of an extra day's ...
Was Spain the panda's last natural home in Europe?
Tue, 3 Dec 2019 15:14:26 +0200

Paleontologists studying fossils in Las Casiones (Teruel) have discovered the presence of the species Indarctos, a relative of the giant panda found in China today. A study published back in 2012 concluded that ...
Messi wins record 6th Ballon d'Or
Tue, 3 Dec 2019 00:38:59 +0200

Argentine ace Lionel Messi has won the 2019 Ballon d'Or. It is the sixth time he has walked away with football's most prestigious prize, breaking his five-title tie with Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo. The ...
What fruits and vegetables are in season in December?
Mon, 2 Dec 2019 19:08:23 +0200

It has been shown that eating fruits and vegetables when they are in season is better all round - for our health, our pockets and for the environment. One of the biggest advantages of eating produce which is in season locally is that ...
Marbella's coastal walkway to be extended
Mon, 2 Dec 2019 11:16:29 +0200

Marbella's popular coastal walkway looks set to get a revamp in the new year. The town's Councillor for Works, Diego López, has held meetings with the provincial minister for the Environment, Cristóbal ...
British demand for Spanish property – latest figures analysed (Q3 2019)
Sat, 07 Dec 2019 08:48:00 +0000

The British have long been the biggest group of foreign buyers of property in Spain, and are key to the fortunes of the second-home market on the Spanish costas. These charts will help you understand the current state of British (more…) The post British demand for Spanish property – latest figures analysed (Q3 2019) appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
GBP/EUR News – Sterling hits 31-month high on Tory majority hopes
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:32:38 +0000

The GBP/EUR exchange rate hit a 31-month high this week after it was reported that the Conservative’s had maintained their ten point lead over Labour in the polls ahead next week’s general election. GBP/EUR Rises as Tories Maintain Lead in (more…) The post GBP/EUR News – Sterling hits 31-month high on Tory majority hopes appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
All property matters in Spain – valuation reviews with some interesting examples
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:23:55 +0000

This week has been an interesting one for thought-provoking challenges to the valuers of the Survey Spain Network. Unregistered Sale We have been asked to value a house on a large site in Marbella. Looking through the paperwork, we’ve discovered (more…) The post All property matters in Spain – valuation reviews with some interesting examples appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Will they pursue me for Spanish debts in the UK?
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:11:21 +0000

Since the financial crisis in 2008, Spain has seen well over a quarter of a million properties repossessed. A staggering figure! A large proportion of these repossessions are foreign-owned properties. EU Property Solutions find it incredible so many British and (more…) The post Will they pursue me for Spanish debts in the UK? appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Community of Owners in Spain
Tue, 03 Dec 2019 16:46:33 +0000

Lawyer Raymundo Larraín explains the legal intricacies of owners’ association, or comunidad de propietarios in Spanish. Makes for excellent bed reading! Article dedicated with affection to my friends Ann and Andy H., from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. Marbella-based Larrain Nesbitt (more…) The post Community of Owners in Spain appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Q3 2019 foreign demand for Spanish property: Downward trend continues
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 18:56:26 +0000

After almost a decade of uninterrupted growth, it looks like foreign demand for property in Spain might have peaked out for this cycle. Foreign buyers were involved in 15,379 Spanish home purchases in the third quarter of the year, according (more…) The post Q3 2019 foreign demand for Spanish property: Downward trend continues appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
GBP/EUR News – Pound Strikes Six Month High as Key Poll Predicts Big Win for Boris Johnson
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 17:18:37 +0000

The GBP/EUR exchange rate briefly touched a new six-month high this week as a crucial poll indicated that the Conservatives were on track to secure a convincing majority in December’s election. GBP/EUR Soars on Hopes of a Conservative Majority UK (more…) The post GBP/EUR News – Pound Strikes Six Month High as Key Poll Predicts Big Win for Boris Johnson appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
HolaBank cards and payment technology offer peerless convenience this shopping season
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 17:03:06 +0000

If you are spending time in Spain over the holiday period, you will find HolaBank’s cards come in handy for paying for gifts, and taking care of all festive expenses. HolaBank does everything with the needs of foreign clients foremost (more…) The post HolaBank cards and payment technology offer peerless convenience this shopping season appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Spanish property market growth period over, but no crash on the way, says mortgage industry foundation
Thu, 28 Nov 2019 15:55:58 +0000

Spain’s Funcas foundation representing savings banks argues in a new report that the curtains are falling on the Spanish property market expansion, but not to expect a crash. The Spanish property market started recovering back in 2014, after almost seven (more…) The post Spanish property market growth period over, but no crash on the way, says mortgage industry foundation appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Basque city of Bilbao in top 20 of new PICSA ‘Inclusive Prosperity’ global ranking index
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 19:43:10 +0000

The Basque city of Bilbao is the only Spanish city in a new index that ranks global cities by criteria including inclusiveness, which has never been done before Bilbao was in 20th place in the the PICSA Index produced by (more…) The post Basque city of Bilbao in top 20 of new PICSA ‘Inclusive Prosperity’ global ranking index appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .

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