Articles tagged as "Buying a Home in Spain"

Articles tagged as "Buying a Home in Spain" : 40 articles

Stealing the Show!

Mini-GalleryWith numerous stands featuring a wide range of Costa del Sol companies, from architecture, construction, home improvements and furniture… to interior and exterior design, real estate, lawyers, insurance, finance and more, over 1,300 people attended the fourth edition of the Home Fair Costa del Sol expo last weekend which, for the first time in its history was held in Marbella. And, if we do say so ourselves, it was VIVA’s adjacent exhibition stands – one showcasing Santa Barbara Heights in Mijas Costa and the other featuring Quabit Casares Golf between Estepona and Sotogrande that stole the show…

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Author: 31/10/2017 [0] Comments 

It’s showtime in Marbella!

HF blog 1Running at the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos – near Marbella’s landmark ‘Copper Tower’ – from tomorrow, Friday 27 October until Sunday, 29 October 2017, the Home Fair Costa del Sol is the must-visit place to be this weekend whether you already live here or are just enjoying a sunny autumn break in southern Spain…

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Author: 26/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Property buyers’ wishlists dominated by Spain


Málaga province – home to the incomparable Costa del Sol – has shot to first place in Q1 2017 on’s latest Top 50 Hotspots Index.

Only last month,’s Top of the Props report showed that with Spanish real estate accounting for more than one in seven of its enquiries – equating to the country’s highest level of activity since 2013 – Spain was in pole position on the property portal’s top 10 destinations. So, here we are just a few short weeks later, and there’s more good news because Málaga province – home to our very own incomparable Costa del Sol – has shot to the first place in Q1 2017 on’s latest Top 50 Hotspots Index. It’s the very first time that Spain has ever been awarded the number one slot, and that’s not all…

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Author: 29/03/2017 [0] Comments 

Eight-year high for Spanish property price increases, data shows


There are even fewer reasons not to invest in Spanish property, with data showing that the market is proving attractive and affordable.

Home values in Spain increased in the first quarter of 2016 by an average of 6.3% – which is the highest rise recorded since the third quarter of 2007, new data has revealed.

The Spanish National Statistics Institute (INE) released figures this week that showed how the country’s property market has emerged from the crash that followed the bursting of the property bubble in 2008…

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Author: 10/06/2016 [0] Comments 

CBRE forecasts 5% price increase for Spanish property this year


Home values are expected to rise by 5.9% this year, with sales up 20%, according to CBRE.

Real estate experts CBRE expect house prices in Spain to rise by an average of five per cent in 2016 as increases in sales and new build construction drive values upwards.

The CBRE’s recent Real Estate Market Outlook has outlined a series of positive indicators for Spain’s residential housing market, finding that more homes will be sold, more new houses will be built and the volume of unsold properties will reduce significantly over the course of the year…

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Author: 30/03/2016 [0] Comments 

Spain's 'Golden Visa' scheme bearing fruit


Spain’s ‘Golden Visa’ permits non-EU nationals to travel freely throughout the EU

Following a somewhat slow start when the scheme was initially launched in 2013, Spain’s ‘Golden Visa’ initiative has gained a bit of traction, accounting for €911 million in property investment up until the end of 2015. Aimed at helping bolster recovery following the real estate crash and economic crisis towards the end of the last decade, foreign buyers were originally slow on the uptake, but a steady flow of €500,000-plus investments have injected a welcome and sizeable chunk of change into the ever-improving Spanish economy…

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Author: 08/03/2016 [0] Comments 

Even the Aussies begin eyeing Spanish property


Everybody needs good neighbours, so could yours soon be Australian?

Plenty of regions and countries around the world like to lay claim to the fact that they are, in fact, ‘God’s Own Country’.

Be it a proud Yorkshireman, a teary Irishman marooned in a bar in Thailand, a flag-waving American keen on telling anybody who will listen why they hail from the Greatest Country on Earth, or even the quiet German, politely experiencing other cultures but silently ranking each as that-little-bit-inferior to their own.

Such nationalistic pride is understandable, and actually quite useful. The world is learning to embrace difference, but the flipside to that is a growing sense of remembering where you came from.

Australians are a great example of this…

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Author: 21/12/2015 [0] Comments 

Spain population growth shifts into reverse


In the first half of the year, 19,000 more people died than were born in Spain – the first such imbalance since the Civil War of the ’30s.

If you’ve ever wanted to do something good for your European neighbours, now’s the time to take the plunge and make that move to Spain you’ve been planning.

Why? Well aside from the country offering one of the healthiest and happiest lifestyles in the world, and the fact that it has an abundance of affordable, high-quality property for sale, and the fact that its climate is wonderfully warm and sunny all year round, you would also be helping to arrest Spain’s shrinking population

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Author: 10/12/2015 [2] Comments 

Spain tops chart for expat social life and healthcare in latest survey

Safety, family life, socialising, healthcare and culture: if you’re an expat searching for these things, Spain is hard to beat.

The latest HSBC Expat Explorer Survey has published data this week that reveals Spain is considered the best expat destination in the world for an active social life and top-notch healthcare…

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Author: 25/09/2015 [5] Comments 

Credit agency predicts 2.5% Spanish property price increase

Average property prices will rise around 2.5% in 2016, with some areas – such as the Costa del Sol – likely to perform even more strongly than that.

Standard & Poor’s (S&P), the internationally respected credit ratings agency, has published a report that forecasts Spain’s property market will enjoy average price increases of 2.5 per cent next year as the country’s economic recovery continues to blossom…

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Author: 11/08/2015 [0] Comments 
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