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Spanish second home market redefines itself

There is no such thing as a typical holiday homebuyer in Spain - the market appeals to all.

There is no such thing as a typical holiday homebuyer in Spain – the market appeals to all.

There is no ‘typical’ overseas buyer of Spanish property. For every secretive millionaire keen to snap up a slice of the exclusive La Zagaleta, there are your more down-to-earth types who have scrimped and saved and can finally take the plunge on their dream home overseas…

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Author: 22/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain sees summer road deaths fall 12%

31 fewer people died on Spain's roads over the summer compared to last year - an encouraging statistic.

31 fewer people died on Spain’s roads over the summer compared to last year – an encouraging statistic.

Thanks to the country’s stunning scenery, pleasant climate, and propensity for laying winding roads across even the most undulating and cliff-hugging terrain imaginable, driving in Spain is often a spectacular experience

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Author: 21/09/2017 [0] Comments 

48% of Brits who moved to Spain last year retired, data shows

Pension-age Brits simply love Spain, with around half of retired UK expats in the EU registered there.

Pension-age Brits simply love Spain, with around half of retired UK expats in the EU registered there.

New data analysis by Spain’s Office for National Statistics (INE) has revealed that of the nearly 300,000 British citizens who took up residence in Spain in 2016, 48% were retired…

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Author: 08/09/2017 [0] Comments 

June home sales rise 19% in Spain compared to last year

June's registered home sales reached almost 40,000, which is an impressive number by any metric.

June’s registered home sales reached almost 40,000, which is an impressive number by any metric.

Data from Spain’s Land Register has revealed that 39,625 residential property sales were recorded in the country in June – a figure that is 19% higher than for the same month last year.

These figures differ from those recorded by other metrics because they measure the number of properties actually registered with the government, rather than the number of sales that took place in June…

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Author: 05/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain’s property resales reach highest point for a decade in second quarter

In the second quarter, resale volumes for Spanish property reached heights last seen in 2007.

In the second quarter, resale volumes for Spanish property reached heights last seen in 2007.

Data published this week by Spain’s property registrars shows that the number of resale homes bought in the second quarter of this year was 99,343 – the highest quarterly figure recorded for ten years…

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Author: 01/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Five reasons why dining in Spain is a fine experience

Affordable, friendly, always delicious and usually beautiful, dining out in Spain is a classic pastime.

Affordable, friendly, always delicious and usually beautiful, dining out in Spain is a classic pastime.

Spain has for years now led the world in haute cuisine. From the famous El Bulli restaurant to Basque inventiveness, if it’s a freshly minted Michelin star you’re after, Spain is the place to be.

This is all well and good, but for many, mealtimes are a source of more simple pleasures. Luckily, Spain also comes up trumps here, offering a smattering of some of the finest, simplest dining experiences you can imagine, with something for every taste and every budget.

Here are five reasons why eating out in Spain is such a memorable experience…

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Author: 30/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Spanish mortgage approvals surge 19.2% in June

June is always a strong month in Spain for property sales, and this year has proven particularly bullish.

June is always a strong month in Spain for property sales, and this year has proven particularly bullish.

Official notary data from Spain for the month of June has shown the sharpest increase in a decade in the number of mortgages granted on residential property.

According to the statistics, the 23,223 mortgages granted in Spain in June this year was 19.2% higher than the same month last year. This figure means that nearly half – 45% – of all properties bought in June were financed this way…

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Author: 21/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Does the siesta really increase Spaniards’ life expectancy?

Spaniards can expect to live to 82.8 years old - and they have their diet, lifestyle and the siesta to thank for that.

Spaniards can expect to live to 82.8 years old – and they have their diet, lifestyle and the siesta to thank for that.

Ah, the siesta: a much admired, mythologised portion of daily Spanish life that most other European nationalities look at with not a little envy and bemusement.

Aside from the very simple fact that nothing is really stopping Brits, Germans or Scandinavians from adopting their own siesta culture, the very notion of taking a two-to-three hour snooze break in the middle of the day is an alien concept to most cultures, but could the Spanish have been on to something all this time?…

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Author: 16/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain sees record tourism and foreign property activity in first half of 2017

Foreign investors are snapping up Spanish property in record volumes... and using it for their very own holiday enjoyment, data shows.

Foreign investors are snapping up Spanish property in record volumes… and using it for their very own holiday enjoyment, data shows.

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Spain’s property market and tourism industry is in rude health, with the latest data from Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and the National Statistics Institute (INE) showing that the first half of 2017 was a record year in many ways…

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Author: 15/08/2017 [0] Comments 

July delight as Spanish property prices rise a further 3.7%

From coast to coast and city to city, there was a near-universal trend of rising home values in Spain in July.

From coast to coast and city to city, there was a near-universal trend of rising home values in Spain in July.

The latest nationwide price index for Spanish property published by valuation firm Tinsa has revealed that average property values are 3.7% higher in July this year when compared to the same month a year ago…

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Author: 11/08/2017 [0] Comments 
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