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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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Spain’s hotels swotting-up in preparation for Chinese influx

Chinese tourists bring bags of cash, but also demand certain standards, services and behaviours from their hosts.

No physical contact upon greeting, menus in Mandarin, and no rooms on the fourth floor or with a number four in them: these are just a selection of the holes many Spanish hotels are willing to jump through this year in order to win the approval of Chinese tourists…

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Author:Ian Clover 18/06/2015 [0] Comments 
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Barcelona so popular it wants to LIMIT tourism

The world and his wife wants a piece of Barcelona, but the incoming mayor has other ideas.

Cities and resorts the world over spend a pretty penny trying to convince tourists and travellers to visit them, spending their cash, snapping their sights and sampling their local delicacies and produce.

But the incoming mayor of one Spanish city has decided that enough is enough, and has mooted plans to introduce a cap on tourist visitors

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Author:Ian Clover 08/06/2015 [0] Comments 
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Elton John to return to Costa del Sol after decade-long hiatus

Sir Elton John, 68, will be appearing in Málaga on July 15.

British pop superstar Sir Elton John is set to perform in Andalucía for the first time in ten years this summer.

The crooner, 68, will appear on July 15 at Málaga’s Palacio de los Deportes Martín Carpena arena in what will be his first show in the region since appearing at the Mijas Hipódromo in 2005.

Best known for his inimitable piano-driven anthems and lovelorn ballads, Sir Elton has enjoyed an enviable five-decade career at the apex of the pop industry, and his reappearance in Andalucía is sure to be highly anticipated

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Author:Ian Clover 02/06/2015 [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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Time to invest? Five reasons to choose Spain

Spain's appeal is multi-faceted, with bargains, beauty and charm at every turn.

The UK has enjoyed one of Europe’s most impressive financial recoveries since the crash of 2008, leaving more and more Brits better off today than they have been for at least a decade.

The current strength of the pound is another boon for Brits, particularly those jetting off to the sunny climes of Spain this summer for a well-earned holiday. If you’re one of them, then prepare to fall in love all over again with Spain, only, this time, why not make good on that long-held dream to snap up a property in the sun.

Why? Because there is no better time than right now. And where? Well, that’s easy… Spain, of course…

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Author:Ian Clover 19/05/2015 [1] Comment 
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Spain recognised as world’s most tourism-friendly country

Spain's brilliance as a place to visit has been recognised by the World Economic Fourm.

The World Economic Forum has ranked Spain as the most tourism-friendly destination in the world in its latest tourism ranking survey.

Held every two years, the ranking assesses which countries are the most welcoming, rewarding, safe and affordable for all types of tourist and traveller…

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Author:Ian Clover 18/05/2015 [0] Comments 
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Brits have one of the most powerful passports in the world, study finds

British passport holders have fewer impediments to travelling than almost all other nationalities.

The passport control queue at airports is simultaneously one of the most boring and interesting parts of any flight. The interminable wait to be ushered into the UK or Spain by some surly looking border guards is alleviated somewhat by playing ‘Spot the Brit’ or ‘Spot the German’.

As you wind your way around the snake-like queue barriers, a quick glance at a fellow passenger’s passport will either confirm your suspicions or leave you scratching your head. The passport is a curious thing, and can alter how you view people and how they view you back

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Author:Ian Clover 30/04/2015 [0] Comments 
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Jorge's images: El Caminito del Rey... a walk on the wild side

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Having been closed in 2000 due to its perilous condition, after 3 years of planning, 12 months of renovation and reconstruction, plus a €2.7 million investment, Málaga’s famous Caminito del Rey, or King’s Walkway – once known as ‘the world’s most dangerous footpath’ – has now been tamed… and it reopened to the public on 28 March 2015. Pinned to the near vertical cliffs of the breathtaking Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, a dizzying 100 metres above the swirling waters of the Guadalhorce River, the construction of the original Caminito del Rey took place from 1901 to 1905, when it was built to give access to those working on the Guadalhorce hydroelectric plant. VIVA’s own intrepid in-house photographer traversed the once death-defying path several times before it was closed, and returned only days after its reopening to take these stunning images just for you! His verdict, “Well, while it’s no longer the world’s scariest path, the views are as unforgettable as ever and are guaranteed to take your breath away.” If you’d like to follow in his footsteps, visit www.caminitodelrey.info to reserve a booking – free of charge until September 2015.
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