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Sun-seeking Brits lured by Spain’s affordable properties

Spanish property sales have risen by more than 50% in the past three years

Bereft of sunshine but rich in sterling, British homebuyers have this year returned in their droves to their spiritual second-home-home of Spain, according to a recent report by foreign exchange company Currencies Direct.

Sales of Spanish property have climbed 56 per cent this year compared to 2011, and have increased by 25 per cent since last year. Much of this growth has been fuelled by British buyers boosted by the strong pound, lower Spanish prices and a more stable, transparent market… Continue Reading

Author:Ian Clover 24/11/2014 [0] Comments 
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Spanish property sales soar in September

Nueva Andalucía, Marbella, MálagaAccording to the National Statistics Institute, year-to-date property sales (that’s until the end of September) are up by a huge 15 per cent in Málaga province – which, of course includes the Costa del Sol – putting it ahead of all other regions of Spain…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 18/11/2014 [0] Comments 
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Marbella leads property revival with luxury new build homes

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Marbella property prices were up nearly 24 per cent in 2013

With new build developments virtually at a standstill in Marbella for the last 7 or 8 years, there are clear signs that the property market is beginning to recover, and it goes without saying that what’s good for Marbella is also great news for the entire Costa del Sol…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 11/11/2014 [0] Comments 
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VIVA's travelling bags

Our recent trip to the ‘A Place in the Sun’ property exhibition in Birmingham at the beginning of October 2014 proved to be an enormous success.

The VIVA bags were a particularly big hit and with the huge number of visitors who stopped by at our stand, we completely ran out…

…but now it appears they’re travelling…

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Author:Holly Purnell 06/11/2014 [0] Comments 
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Strong pound sends Spain mortgage enquiries soaring

Spanish mortgage enquiries from Brits have almost doubled in the past year

Demand from Brits for Spanish mortgages has increased 95 per cent over this year’s January-September period compared to the same period in 2013, finds UK-based mortgage specialists Conti…

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Author:Ian Clover 30/10/2014 [0] Comments 
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Foreign buyers eating into Spain’s glut of unsold homes

In some parts of Spain, foreign buyers comprise the majority of property transactions

The number of unsold properties on the Spanish market has fallen by 40% since 2010 as foreign buyers have kept the country’s real estate market ticking over.

According to Spanish real estate valuation company TINSA, foreign investors have targeted coastal properties and city centre properties in 2014, helping to boost these markets by as much as 31% in the space of a year

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Author:Ian Clover 23/10/2014 [2] Comments 
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Spanish property price rises among most stable in EU

Property prices in Spain have risen by 0.8 per cent in the past 12 months

Data published at the weekend by the European Union’s statistical office Eurostat has revealed that Spain’s housing market is one of the steadiest on the Continent…

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Author:Ian Clover 14/10/2014 [0] Comments 
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Spain property sales up 12% in last quarter

Money, movement and confidence have returned to Spain's property market, both domestically and among foreigners

The resurgent Spanish property market kicked into an even higher gear in the last quarter, rising by 12 per cent compared to last year.

According to data released last week by the Ministry of Public Works, the April to June period of this year saw 91,338 properties sold – the best second quarter since 2010 and a notable increase on the same period in 2013…

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Author:Ian Clover 13/10/2014 [2] Comments 
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VIVA at A Place in the Sun… show biz!

The VIVA stand at A Place in the Sun Live, Birmingham NEC

The number of visitors to the Show exceeded all expectations

Following the enormous success and stunning response we received at the ‘A Place in the Sun Live’ property exhibition at London Olympia back in March, for the second time in 7 months members of the VIVA team flew into the UK again last weekend, this time to take part in the Birmingham NEC edition of the Show. And thanks to the huge number of visitors who stopped by at our stand what an amazing time we all had…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 10/10/2014 [0] Comments 
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Andalusian government throws lifeline to Brits stuck in property limbo

As many as 25,000 properties could benefit from the proposed change to Andalucía's planning law

The issue of illegally built homes dotted about the Andalusian countryside has been a thorn in the side of thousands of Brits for the past decade. But an announcement this week by the president of Andalucía’s Junta could finally lift the uncertainty for these British homeowners who have been living in limbo for nearly ten years…

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Author:Ian Clover 03/10/2014 [0] Comments 
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