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British RSC director wins Princess of Asturias Arts Award
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200

BRITISH stage director Peter Brook has won the 2019 Princess of Asturias Arts Award in recognition of his 'highly-attractive and social mises en scène' and for being 'one of the greatest renovators of the ...
Seven-foot 13-year-old's Real Madrid basketball debut
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200

A SEVEN-FOOT teenager has sparked debate about whether he should continue with his junior basketball team or be promoted to the adult side after beating his rivals 49-121. Olivier Roux, from Canada, is just 13 years old and ...
Easter downpours boost reservoirs and guarantee summer water supply
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200

TORRENTIAL rain over Easter reaching up to 17.3 centimetres (6.8 inches) on the east coast has helped replenish ailing reservoirs which have been struggling to remain topped up after several years of either drought or well-below average ...
Sant Jordi book-and-flower fair a success despite downpours
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200

PERSISTENT rain did not stop the crowds turning out today (Tuesday) for the massive book-and-flower fairs across Catalunya to mark the region's patron saint, Sant Jordi - better known to the English as
Did Spaniards build Stonehenge?
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200

A CANDIDATE in the 21-strong shortlist for the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, Stonehenge represents one of the UK's greatest mysteries. Like the only surviving member of the original seven wonders - the Pyramids ...
Neus Catala, 103: Not 'just' a Nazi camp survivor
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200

IN FOUR months and 11 days’ time, the planet will mark a chilling anniversary only a handful of people alive today will remember the full implications of: the start of World War II, 80 years ago, on September 1. Only a tiny ...
The black hole of Andalucia: History seen through a Spanish telescope
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200

IT'S NOW 10 days since one of the greatest breakthroughs in space science - the publishing of the first image of a black hole - and our own knowledge of these gigantic, terrifying, bottomless pits has grown considerably since then ...
Semana Santa, or Easter week, explained: Spain's unique celebrations
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200

FOR those of you who haven't opted to spend Easter on the Mediterranean, this weekend is likely to see you stocking up creme eggs in the fridge and, if you have children, spending a fortune on the larger versions lining the shelves ...
Capital gains tax mitigation on selling property in Spain
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:45:33 +0000

Selling property in Spain? In this article we explain how our law firm can assist you bring down your seller’s taxes significantly, even negating them. Marbella-based Larrain Nesbitt Lawyers has over 16 year’s taxation & conveyancing experience at your service. (more…) The post Capital gains tax mitigation on selling property in Spain appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Barcelona tops global house-price growth last year according to CBRE ranking that takes Spanish housing market data at face value
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 21:06:48 +0000

CBRE’s Global Living report on the housing market in 35 of the world’s most important cities asserts that house prices increased the most in Barcelona last year, up 16.9%, with Madrid not far behind in fourth place with an increase (more…) The post Barcelona tops global house-price growth last year according to CBRE ranking that takes Spanish housing market data at face value appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Dealing with divorce and a shared property debt in Spain
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 19:10:06 +0000

EU Property Solutions have assisted borrowers in the past who are divorced or separated to settle their overseas debt in an amicable fashion. We understand it is a difficult and emotional time for all involved, nonetheless, civility and working together (more…) The post Dealing with divorce and a shared property debt in Spain appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Survey Spain quarterly Spanish property market report – Winter 2019 – Part I
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:57:31 +0000

The Overall Market – An underlying optimism that things are getting better, with good demand in most areas. Brexit is causing some hesitation, especially by British buyers, but other nationalities are continuing to buy. 10th April 2019 Over the next (more…) The post Survey Spain quarterly Spanish property market report – Winter 2019 – Part I appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Spanish house price data published in Q1 2019
Sun, 14 Apr 2019 09:19:20 +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 one chart. The following residential property price indices were updated in the first quarter of 2019 (all (more…) The post Spanish house price data published in Q1 2019 appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
GBP/EUR News – Pound Volatility Fades as Brexit ‘Kicked Down the Road’
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:25:13 +0000

Trade in the GBP/EUR exchange rate was more measured this week, with the pairing no-longer experiencing wide swings in movement after the UK was granted another stay of execution with Brexit. Pound Steadies as UK Avoids a No-Deal Brexit After (more…) The post GBP/EUR News – Pound Volatility Fades as Brexit ‘Kicked Down the Road’ appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Spanish home sales up 5pc in February with big regional variations
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:20:09 +0000

The number of Spanish home sales inscribed in the Land Registry was up 5% in February compared to the same month a year before, as illustrated by the chart above showing sales figures every February since 2007. The Spanish housing (more…) The post Spanish home sales up 5pc in February with big regional variations appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Prime Barcelona investment case study: Barça footballer Gerard Piqué buys building in Barcelona’s Eixample district for close to €15m
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 19:48:00 +0000

Barcelona-boy Gerard Piqué, married to Latin pop star Shakira, has bought a residential building in the heart of the Eixample Dreta (the right side of the Eixample), Barcelona’s equivalent of London’s Mayfair, for almost €15m, suggesting prices are up 50% (more…) The post Prime Barcelona investment case study: Barça footballer Gerard Piqué buys building in Barcelona’s Eixample district for close to €15m appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Spain assures the British of a continued warm post-Brexit welcome – with or without a deal….
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 12:00:20 +0000

The Practicalities of life in Spain after Brexit – Right of Residence, Health Care Entitlements & UK Driving Licenses By Conor Wilde – Head of Found Valencia Property www.foundvalencia.com Ever since the result of the Brexit Referendum, Spain has been (more…) The post Spain assures the British of a continued warm post-Brexit welcome – with or without a deal…. appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Congress ratifies new rental laws for Spain in 2019
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 11:56:23 +0000

Lawyer Raymundo Larraín gives us a short briefing on what’s changed in Spanish rental laws in 2019. Article copyrighted © 2019. Plagiarism will be criminally prosecuted. By Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt Abogado – lawyer 5th of April 2019 On Wednesday 3rd (more…) The post Congress ratifies new rental laws for Spain in 2019 appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .

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