Stay up to date... wherever you are
If you’re looking for a great source of property news, lifestyle articles, interesting features on Spanish culture, video content and a run-down of what’s on throughout the Costa del Sol and elsewhere in Spain, you can do no better than subscribe to the VIVA blog!
To receive our blog posts direct to your email, just click the button below and select which categories you’d like to hear about and how often you want to be kept in the loop – whether it be daily, weekly or monthly.
Remember, you have full control of all your subscriptions, so if you change your mind at any stage you can adjust your settings in your Preference Centre; the link to which appears at the bottom of all VIVA emails.
See below for a sample of some of the latest interesting reads...
Related News in the VIVA Blog
I know what you’re thinking: “what a buzz kill”. Don’t get me wrong, yesterday’s news that a new Brexit deal was reached between the UK and the European Union was a landmark announcement, but I can’t shake that hold your horses feeling that all is not as rosy as it appears on the surface.
Today’s post is the third and final instalment of a series of articles dealing with the cost of living in Spain. In the two previous entries, I’ve taken a foray into supermarket shopping, eating out, house prices and healthcare; with today’s focus being transport and driving in Spain.
As you will see, in this blog I’m taking a break from the cost of living in Spain to talk about a subject I promised to pursue in an article about Spanish residency a few weeks ago: the double taxation agreement between the UK and Spain.
Today's blog is the second in a mini-series about the cost of living in Spain - or more specifically, you could say - the true cost of the Costa. The focus of this post is to, firstly, look at how house prices in Spain and the Costa del Sol stack up compared to other European destinations and then discuss the cost of private healthcare for those who don't qualify for free cover.
Let’s assume that you’re not too far into your property search and you’re weighing up whether to buy in one Spanish destination as opposed to another. In this series of posts I explain just how cheap the cost of living in Spain is in general, as well as offering some additional observations specific to the area I’ve settled in.
In any conversation revolving around the subject of Spanish food, you’ll doubtless hear people (quite justifiably) raving about dishes like paella or telling you that the tortilla (Spanish omelette) they had in Barcelona was second-to-none, or that it’s unnatural to have cold soup like gazpacho. The term tapas might also come up several times… but what are tapas, really?
BRITS WITH SPANISH RESIDENCY PERMIT UP 10% SINCE DECEMBER
In today’s post I discuss the recently-published news that the number of Britons in possession of a Spanish residency permit has risen by 10%, to 365,967 registrations, in the last nine months.
In this post I offer three pieces of advice that any first time home buyer in Spain should definitely take on board, regardless of whether they are already on the property ladder elsewhere in the world.
VIVA is happy to announce the most recent update at our brilliant new development, Delta Mar Suites in Riviera del Sol. Now you can take advantage of a jaw-dropping home renovation package, which you can finance up to 70% of in the same mortgage payment that also loans you up to a 70% of the sales price!
Here at VIVA, we often get asked when the best time to sell a home is on the Costa del Sol. Understandably, vendors want to increase their chances of selling their property whilst also achieving as high a price as they can. They also want to make sure their house does not sit on the market for months and months without receiving any interest, especially if they’re in the housing chain and have somewhere to move to.
For those of you who have visited southern Spain, which I imagine is the case for the majority of the readers of this blog, you’ll know that the heat in summer is a great asset. In fact, its famed climate means that it is beach and bathing weather for large parts of the year.
For thousands of boys and girls living in Europe, the summer holidays are drawing to a close and going back to school – or even starting for the first time – looms large on the horizon. With that in mind, today’s post looks at the option of international schools in Spain and gives examples of some of the most established private education centres for expat children here on the Costa del Sol.