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Haunted heritage: Ghostly sites in Spain
Sat, 8 Aug 2020 08:52:20 +0200

EVERYBODY loves a great ghost story. Who hasn't secretly longed to find themselves in a haunted house? Ideally one with nice, friendly ghosts rather than furniture-wrecking poltergeists, of ...
Spanish mortgages cheaper this month: Euribor falls again
Fri, 7 Aug 2020 01:44:40 +0200

MORTGAGES in Spain will get slightly cheaper for anyone whose payments are coming up for their annual or six-monthly review - the Eurozone interest rate ...
Sanchez shelves tax rises until after pandemic, but says these will affect major corporations and multi-millionaires only
Thu, 6 Aug 2020 23:49:56 +0200

PRESIDENT Pedro Sánchez has shelved any potential tax rises until after Spain has recovered financially from the Covid-19 pandemic and economic growth ...
No more ponytail? Pablo Iglesias explains his 'new look'
Thu, 6 Aug 2020 23:14:47 +0200

FAMOUS the world over for his trademark ponytail, when deputy president and leader of left-wing Podemos announced on social media that he had ditched his usual ...
Canaries takes out 'Covid protection' insurance for tourists to 'reassure visitors they are safe'
Wed, 5 Aug 2020 22:20:24 +0200

IN A BID to attract tourists this summer, the Canary Island government has taken out a multi-billion insurance policy to cover holidaymakers' expenses if ...
Iker Casillas announces his retirement from play
Tue, 4 Aug 2020 23:52:00 +0200

THE GOALKEEPER who helped Spain to win two UEFA Euro titles consecutively and its first-ever World Cup in the middle has officially announced his retirement ...
Mask which 'deactivates' Covid virus on sale in Eroski
Tue, 4 Aug 2020 23:00:40 +0200

A MASK which deactivates the SARS-CoV-2 virus and developed in Portugal is now on sale across Spain in Eroski supermarkets.
Canarian president 'confident' UK will lift quarantine for region
Mon, 3 Aug 2020 22:55:57 +0200

CANARY Island president Ángel Víctor Torres says he is 'quietly confident' the UK will lift its quarantine restrictions soon - for ...
Covid contact-tracing App ready to go live
Mon, 3 Aug 2020 22:03:27 +0200

A MOBILE phone contact-tracing application designed by Spain's government is about to become available to the public on a voluntary basis, having passed its ...
Aliens and astronauts in ancient cathedrals? Unusual architecture explained
Sun, 2 Aug 2020 23:02:19 +0200

THE CATHEDRAL in Palencia will be 700 years old in 2021 - on June 1, to be precise - and, beautiful though it is, it's often overlooked by the spectacular gothic version in Burgos ...
GBP/EUR exchange rate fluctuates as BoE revises growth forecasts
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 10:08:45 +0000

The Pound to Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate traded in a wide range over the past week, as the Bank of England (BoE) struck a more optimistic tone following its latest policy meeting. Pound Spikes on BoE’s Sanguine Economic Forecasts The Pound stumbled through (more…) The post GBP/EUR exchange rate fluctuates as BoE revises growth forecasts appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
New High Court ruling will force the Spanish Tax Authorities to be better behaved
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 07:25:08 +0000

Last week, the Spanish High Courts passed judgement on a case preventing the Spanish Tax Authorities (Hacienda Pública) from taking action against people and companies before any ruling has been handed down, in cases where an appeal has been filed. (more…) The post New High Court ruling will force the Spanish Tax Authorities to be better behaved appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
UK decision to quarantine Spain is another blow to the Spanish second-home market
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 08:04:39 +0000

Boris Johnson’s sudden decision to impose a two week quarantine on all visitors returning to the UK from Spain is a blow to the holiday-home market, which was just starting to show some signs of recovery after the lock-down. Once (more…) The post UK decision to quarantine Spain is another blow to the Spanish second-home market appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Covid-19 drives down holiday-rental occupancy rates on the Spanish coast
Sat, 01 Aug 2020 07:15:52 +0000

The coronavirus is playing havoc with people’s holiday plans this year, which explains why holiday-rental occupancy rates are significantly down on last year. According to the holiday rental platform Rentalia, 77% of rental homes on the coast have bookings this (more…) The post Covid-19 drives down holiday-rental occupancy rates on the Spanish coast appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
GBP/EUR exchange rate strengthens as Eurozone suffers record contraction in GDP
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:58:52 +0000

The Pound to Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate trended higher this week, after the Eurozone reported a record slump in GDP in the second quarter. Euro Undermined by Sharp Contraction in Q2 Growth The Euro initially got off to a strong (more…) The post GBP/EUR exchange rate strengthens as Eurozone suffers record contraction in GDP appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Foreign interest for Spanish property on the coast: Map showing which nationalities are number one in each coastal area
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:51:01 +0000

The Spanish property portal idealista has published data and a map showing foreign investor interest by province on the Spanish coast. Despite the uncertainty of Brexit, the British still dominate the Spanish coastal property market. Idealista have revealed that 19% (more…) The post Foreign interest for Spanish property on the coast: Map showing which nationalities are number one in each coastal area appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Lifetime loans in Spain explained
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 18:00:18 +0000

Are you a senior citizen struggling with liquidity problems in Spain? Did you know there is a special legal procedure to free up equity from your home and easily obtain money from lenders? Solicitor Raymundo Larraín explains to us what (more…) The post Lifetime loans in Spain explained appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Mayor of Cádiz fails to ban holiday rentals in the jewel of Spanish Atlantic coast
Sat, 25 Jul 2020 07:36:59 +0000

The celebrity hard-left Mayor of the city of Cadiz has failed in his attempt to ban all holiday rentals from the jewel of the Spanish Atlantic coast. Cadiz is one of the most attractive cities in Spain, so it’s unsruprising (more…) The post Mayor of Cádiz fails to ban holiday rentals in the jewel of Spanish Atlantic coast appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Video conference looking at the current state of the Spanish property market
Sat, 25 Jul 2020 06:08:13 +0000

I recently participated as a speaker in a video conference organised by HolaBank looking at the current state of the Spanish property market, with a particular focus on foreign demand provided by me. Also speaking was Judit Montoriol, a senior (more…) The post Video conference looking at the current state of the Spanish property market appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
GBP/EUR exchange rate retreats as EU passes historic Coronavirus recovery fund
Fri, 24 Jul 2020 18:06:16 +0000

The Pound to Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate ticked lower this week as EUR investors were cheered by the passing of the EU’s coronavirus recovery fund. Euro Soars on EU Recovery Fund Accord The Euro has enjoyed considerable support over the (more…) The post GBP/EUR exchange rate retreats as EU passes historic Coronavirus recovery fund appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .

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