Author: Ian Clover

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Greek holiday firm swoops in to snap up Costa del Sol hotel

The huge Princess Hotel in Estepona will soon boast a little bit of Greek flavour to complement its Andalusian location.

The huge Princess Hotel in Estepona will soon boast a little bit of Greek flavour to complement its Andalusian location.

Traditionally, Spain and Greece have been fierce rivals when it comes to tourism.

Both nations boast enviable Mediterranean locations and climates, and while Spain has certainly been besting Greece in terms of visitor numbers these past few years, Greece can still pack a hefty punch when it comes to pristine beaches, glistening shorelines and affordable accommodation

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Spain is home to 37% of British EU expats, data shows

While there is no typical British expat in Spain, retirees and families make up a large portion.

While there is no typical British expat in Spain, retirees and families make up a large portion.

Choosing to up sticks and move to another country is rarely an undertaking made lightly, but the European Union’s (EU) relaxed regulations for citizens of its member states have meant that in recent decades it has become far less daunting to move to another country within the EU…

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Brits bought 15% of all Spanish homes sold to foreign buyers last year

In the Costa del Sol, foreign buyers made one-third of all property purchases in 2017, the data shows.

In the Costa del Sol, foreign buyers made one-third of all property purchases in 2017, the data shows.

Homebuyers from the UK snapped up more than 9,000 Spanish properties in 2017 according to the latest Registrars data…

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Almost a quarter of new companies registered in Spain are in real estate or construction

Spain's construction and real estate sectors are vital for the country's growing economy.

Spain’s construction and real estate sectors are vital for the country’s growing economy.

One of the chief fears facing the real estate industry in Spain has been, at least for the past year or so, a return to an underserviced property market, which is why the news that 23% of new companies registered in Spain this year will operate in the construction and real estate sectors is very welcome indeed…

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

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

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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Author: 19/04/2018 [0] Comments 

Spain’s economic outlook for 2018 raised further

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?

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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Author: 17/04/2018 [0] Comments 

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

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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Author: 16/04/2018 [0] Comments 

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

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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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