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Foreign money boosting Spain’s property market, reports the FT

The recent recovery of Spain's luxury home market has been boosted by foreign capital.

The Financial Times (FT) – one of the most respected newspapers in the world – turned its attentions to Spain’s property market last week, reporting that foreign buyers are driving a sustained recovery in the Spanish property market, as reported previously by VIVA

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Author:Ian Clover 29/06/2015 [0] Comments 
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US firm to invest heavily in Spanish property

Stronger regions of Spain - including the Costa del Sol - are seeing rising demand for extra housing.

A private-equity investment firm from the US has announced plans to invest more than €500 million into the Spanish housing market to plug a gap created by soaring demand.

Despite there remaining an oversupply of unsold homes in some parts of Spain, billionaire-backed Lone Star Funds has identified regions where there is “solvent demand” for property driven by Spaniards and foreign buyers with the capacity and desire to buy…

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Author:Ian Clover 25/06/2015 [0] Comments 
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Stars aligning perfectly for Brits buying a property abroad

As buying overseas regains popularity, Spain once again finds itself top of the desirability charts.

Further evidence that there has never been a better time for British buyers to invest in a property overseas has been published by the Overseas Guides Company.

The emigration specialists have revealed a 31 per cent increase in inquiries into overseas property during the first quarter of the year, with more than 15,000 Brits expressing an interest in buying abroad.

Unsurprisingly, Spain once again proved to be the most popular location, beating out France, Portugal and Italy…

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Author:Ian Clover 22/06/2015 [0] Comments 
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VIVA opens a brand new office in Nerja

The recently opened VIVA Nerja office

Close to the Parador, the VIVA Nerja office is located at Calle Rodríguez Acosta 3.

I’m delighted to announce the recent opening of our brand new VIVA Nerja office which – for the very first time – has given us the exciting opportunity of extending our real estate services to property buyers and vendors in the beautiful Axarquía region at the eastern end of the province of Málaga…

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Author:Martina Heynemann 19/06/2015 [0] Comments 
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How to turn your Spanish summer holiday into a home from home

The Costa del Sol is one of the best places in the world for holidays and holiday homes.

Cases packed, passports at the ready, sun lotion safely stowed and cat-sitter suitably remunerated – your holiday to the sun is about to begin.

The buzz of excitement that settles in your stomach as you close your front door on the way to the airport is unique. Holidays to evocative, warm and far-flung destinations are what lasting memories are made of, and the highs of those heady pre-holiday days feel a lifetime away from the return-to-work blues that can take weeks to shake.

But it is possible to dodge, delay and do away with that UK comedown, if you play your cards right. Buying a property in Spain is not something that only the rich and famous do. It is something that people like you do. People who fell in love with the country during their holiday and took the required steps to make the dream a reality.

So how do you do it? All it takes is a little bit of forethought, inspiration and perspiration, and it is totally worth it…

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Author:Ian Clover 17/06/2015 [0] Comments 
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Spanish economic outlook raised as property market drives recovery

Jobs, homebuyers and consumer confidence have all returned to Spain in a big way.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has increased its economic outlook forecast for Spain, suggesting that the country’s economy will perform much better than previously expected…

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Author:Ian Clover 11/06/2015 [0] Comments 
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Mortgage approvals in Andalucía rise by 11.9%

Only Madrid saw more mortgage approvals in March than Andalucía.

The latest data from Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE) has revealed that the number of residential mortgages approved in Spain in March increased by 19.7 per cent on last year’s figures…

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Author:Ian Clover 05/06/2015 [0] Comments 
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Confidence in Spanish property market soars

On the up: confidence is soaring as Spanish property prices begin to rise.

A survey of leading Spanish- and English-speaking real estate agents in Spain has found that professional confidence in the industry has soared in the past year.

The Spanish Property Market Confidence Index from Kyero has found that 71% of real estate agents working within the Spanish property sector feel more confident at this point in the year than they did last year…

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Author:Ian Clover 28/05/2015 [0] Comments 
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How Spain’s growing love of English can help homebuyers

Tourism, property and language have brought the Brits and Spanish closer together than ever before.

Ever since the credit crunch bit down hard on Spain’s economy in 2008, most industries in the country had to shrink in order to survive. However, one sector actually flourished during those mean, lean years, and it is a sector that could actually help Brits realise their dream of buying a property in Spain

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Author:Ian Clover 27/05/2015 [0] Comments 
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'Bargain properties as Spanish housing crisis comes to an end'

Marbella, Costa del Sol

With Sterling at a 7-year high against the Euro, for Brits there's never been a better time to buy.

With house prices on Spain’s Mediterranean coast timidly edging up in March – the first increase since January 2008 – last weekend the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper published an interesting article entitled: Thinking of buying a home in the sun? Look to Spain for bargain properties as housing crisis comes to an end. The latest of several recent reports from media outlets on both sides of the Atlantic, it delves into the various factors indicating that the Spanish property market is at long last bouncing back, and we thought it well worth sharing with our readers…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 14/05/2015 [0] Comments 
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