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Spanish property values continue their climb with 3.6% increase in March

Author:   |  April 24th, 2018

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The latest data gives a very positive outlook for Spanish property in 2018.

The latest data gives a very positive outlook for Spanish property in 2018.

The first quarter of 2018 has already begun to shape what looks set to be a very strong year for property prices in Spain…

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Megayacht marina for Málaga on the horizon

Author:   |  April 23rd, 2018

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Málaga city is a favourite port of call for many of the world’s most iconic of luxury superyachts.

Featuring on the itineraries of many of the world’s largest, fastest and plushest of superyachts for several years, Málaga city’s Port Authority has recently announced its intention to create a megayacht marina to serve as a connecting hub for private, multimillion dollar superyachts sailing the well-trodden route between the Caribbean and the Mediterranean…

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VIVA-Cánovas Holiday Rentals: a new dimension in the Costa del Sol property market

Author:   |  April 20th, 2018

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Did you know that VIVA, in partnership with Inmobiliaria Cánovas, now offer Holiday Rentals?

As many of our readers will know, VIVA have been a major player in the Costa del Sol property market for many, many years, helping both home buyers and vendors and offering an unparalleled service in the property sales arena. The VIVA team has helped thousands of people realise their dream of buying a home in the sun and – guess what – we have no intention of stopping there…

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In the mixer: construction sector of Spain churns out some impressive growth stats

Author:   |  April 19th, 2018

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With cement sales in the residential construction sector soaring, Spain's property market recovery appears even stronger and more balanced.

With cement sales in the residential construction sector soaring, Spain’s property market recovery appears even stronger and more balanced.

Cement: Grey, heavy, slurried, hard, brittle and, well, boring. But vital, of course, since without it we’d have very unstable buildings, roads, bridges and pavements. So, forgive us for writing about cement just this once – because it’s relevant

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Spain’s economic outlook for 2018 raised further

Author:   |  April 18th, 2018

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More jobs, a stronger economy, a robust construction industry and soaring tourism will all positively shape Spain in 2018.

More jobs, a stronger economy, a robust construction industry and soaring tourism will all positively shape Spain in 2018.

The eggheads at leading bank BBVA have this week increased their economic growth forecast for Spain to 2.9% after revising initial forecasts on the projected impact of the Catalan political crisis…

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Window blinds and Spain: a dying custom, or entrenched deep in Spaniards’ psyche?

Author:   |  April 17th, 2018

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Blinds and shutters are a feature of most Spanish properties, and they have an interesting back-story.

Blinds and shutters are a feature of traditional Spanish properties, and they have an interesting back-story.

Spanish newspaper El País ran a rather amusing exposé over the weekend, looking into the curious Spanish custom of window blinds, and what this says about the Spanish psyche.

If you’ve ever spent any amount of time in Spain away from typical hotels and resorts, you will be aware of the phenomenon: those heavy blinds that can block out even the brightest Mediterranean sunlight are a fixture on most residential buildings in Spain

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Increases in Spanish property prices for 2017 outperform EU average, data shows

Author:   |  April 16th, 2018

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With thousands and thousands of people snapping up excellent Spanish homes, it is little wonder that their values have risen above the EU average last year.

With thousands and thousands of people snapping up excellent Spanish homes, it is little wonder that their values have risen above the EU average last year.

New property valuation data from the European Union’s official statistics bureau Eurostat has revealed that Spanish home values increased above the EU average in 2017

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Spain property transactions rose 16% in February, official data reveals

Author:   |  April 13th, 2018

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In February this year, more than 41,000 home sales were recorded across Spain.

Spain’s National Institute of Statistics (INE) on Wednesday published data that showed the number of property sales in February this year was 16.2% higher than at the same point in 2017. According to the INE, 41,480 residential property transactions were registered in the shortest month of the year, which is a rather impressive figure and the highest for February since 2011…

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Estepona… the most desirable location in Málaga province for UK buyers in 2017

Author:   |  April 12th, 2018

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Estepona was the most popular destination for British homebuyers in the province of Málaga in 2017.

According to a study by Kyero, a leading property web portal, called “What do the British buy in Spain?”, Estepona tops the list of Top Destinations for British buyers in the province of Málaga for 2017; pipping the likes of Mijas, Benalmádena, Marbella and Málaga – the Costa del Sol capital, let’s not forget – to first place…

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Málaga Airport records 7% increase in passenger numbers at beginning of 2018

Author:   |  April 11th, 2018

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Malaga Airport is officially Spain's fourth-busiest all year round, and has gotten off to a flyer in 2018.

Málaga Airport, officially Spain’s fourth-busiest all year round, has got off to a flyer in 2018.

The gateway to the Costa del Sol, Málaga’s vast and glistening airport, is rarely quiet. With Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Marbella, Puerto Banús and Estepona all lined up along the coast on the one side, and the city of Málaga and the pretty resort of Nerja to the other, the airport is perfectly located to serve one of Spain’s prettiest and most popular corners…

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