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Excellent News for Spanish and European Employment

Author:   |  December 12th, 2018

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Recent data published by Eurostat is very positive with regards to European employment.

According to Eurostat, the organisation that calls itself an “encyclopaedia of European Union statistics“, the state of employment in the Eurozone has never been better…

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House prices rose 5.6% across Spain in November

Author:   |  December 10th, 2018

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Home values in Spain rose again against 2017 levels in November.

Tinsa’s recently published monthly property value report for November tells a very similar tale to recent months, whereby the year-on-year price increase was 5.6% compared to the same 30-day period last year…

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3 Reasons You Should Sell Your Villa With VIVA's Premium Villas

Author:   |  December 7th, 2018

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VIVA’s new Premium Villas service presents luxury properties for sale on the Costa del Sol in the highest quality imaginable.

If you have a villa on the Costa del Sol and are looking to sell up for whatever reason, you will want your property to be presented to potential buyers in the best way possible; especially if its unique characteristics and sale price put it in the luxury home category…

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Deal or No Deal: Key Brexit Date Next Week

Author:   |  December 5th, 2018

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Britain’s withdrawal from the EU hangs in the balance as MPs must vote in Parliament next Tuesday. (Credit: The European Journal)

Anyone who is watching Brexit news closely, or has a vested interest in the negotiation’s outcomes, will know that after next week’s parliamentary debates and subsequent vote, the true manifestation of Britain’s European exit (or not) will become a great deal clearer

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Spanish house prices to increase by between 5% and 7% in 2019

Author:   |  December 3rd, 2018

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House prices are set to rise moderately again in 2019, following consistent interannual gains this year.

Recently published data from Tinsa, the highly-esteemed Spanish property valuation firm, shows that the trend of increasing house prices will carry on into next year, with predictions putting this increment at somewhere between 5% and 7% over the course of the 12 months

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Málaga’s Christmas Lights Switched on This Evening

Author:   |  November 30th, 2018

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The view you can expect to see at tonight’s switching-on ceremony and every day from now until “Three Kings Day” on 6th January.

If you have been listening closely, the looped nineties background music in department stores and supermarkets has been relegated to the shelves for the next month or so, making way for seasonal compilations of catchy Christmas songs. That is usually the first sign that Christmas is on its way…

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Reduced Luxury Villa for Sale in Alhaurín el Grande

Author:   |  November 28th, 2018

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This heavily reduced luxury villa in Alhaurín el Grande is a highly recommended purchase for select buyers or investors.

As part of our commitment to sharing the best Costa del Sol properties with you, November’s “Villa of the Month” award undoubtedly goes to this Miami-style, 5-bedroom mansion in sought-after Alhaurín el Grande (HOT-V4805-SSC)…

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3 of the world’s most amazing eco-architecture projects

Author:   |  November 26th, 2018

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3 stunning examples of eco-architecture at its best from across the globe.

Tulips, gardens and forests… not necessarily the first names that come to mind when you think of massive concrete mega-structures and urban architectural projects. But then again, times are changing. Sustainable, or eco-friendly, architecture is à la mode; hence why organic and natural-sounding names are being attributed to many new projects all around the globe…

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Spanish cities among the most sustainable in the world

Author:   |  November 23rd, 2018

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London, Stockholm and Edinburgh top the list of the world’s most sustainable cities, with Madrid and Barcelona also featuring in the top 30.

According to the 2018 Sustainable Cities Index published this week by Arcadis, a global design and management consultancy firm, the two largest cities in Spain, Madrid and Barcelona, both feature in the top 30

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Cross-Generational Star Power for Spanish Women’s Golf Open in Marbella

Author:   |  November 21st, 2018

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Top Ladies European Tour action this week at Marbella’s La Quinta Golf Resort in Marbella.

When Laura Davies won the British Women’s Open in 1986, neither Georgia Hall nor Azahara Muñoz was born. More than three decades later, the three players will be the main star attractions competing in the Spanish Women’s Open at La Quinta Golf Resort in Marbella from tomorrow until Sunday…

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