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Laid bare: the pleasing imagery of Spain’s encouraging economic recovery

From banks to shopping, property and tourism, many sectors are playing their part in Spain's recovery.

From banks to shopping, property and tourism, many sectors are playing their part in Spain’s recovery.

The Financial Times has published a growing health check report on Spain’s exceptional economic recovery, using a series of charts and graphs to clearly illustrate just how well the country’s fortunes have turned around…

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Author: 20/11/2017 [0] Comments 

Investment in Spanish property exceeding previous forecasts, says BBVA

The total amount invested in Spanish property in 2017 will likely be more than 8% higher than last year, and continue rising into 2018.

The total amount invested in Spanish property in 2017 will likely be more than 8% higher than last year, and continue rising into 2018.

Leading Spanish investment bank BBVA has increased its forecast for the country’s real estate market growth in 2017 after a better-than-expected summer in which property sales surpassed all expectations.

In the latest BBVA Research report, the bank has increased its investment forecast for Spanish property by 1.7%, with the experts confident that total investment in the sector in 2017 will be 8.2% higher than last year…

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Author: 16/11/2017 [0] Comments 

Marbella’s Costa del Sol hospital named Spain’s best

Marbella's Costa del Sol Hospital has been rated as the best in the country.

Marbella’s Costa del Sol Hospital has been rated as the best in the country.

Healthcare standards in Spain are among the best in Europe. Insurance coverage is affordable and generous, doctors are thorough and plentiful, and hospitals are almost unfailingly clean, modern and accessible…

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Author: 14/11/2017 [0] Comments 

Lonely Planet ranks Seville as best city to visit in 2018

Evocative, historic, unique and fragrant, few cities pull at the heart strings quite like Seville.

Evocative, historic, unique and fragrant, few cities pull at the heart strings quite like Seville.

The jewel in Andalucía’s crown, Seville has been turning heads and leaving jaws agape for decades. Ever since Spain opened up to mass tourism in the immediate post-Franco era, the amazing Moorish architecture, rich Spanish traditions and excellent climate inherent to Seville have given the city a certain kudos among the more intrepid traveller…

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Author: 09/11/2017 [0] Comments 

2018 Spanish property market forecast for 9.3% growth

In 2018, the strength of Spain's property market will be even more evident, with home sales predicted to surpass 500,000.

In 2018, the strength of Spain’s property market will be even more evident, with home sales predicted to surpass 500,000.

The estimated numbers of properties expected to be sold in Spain in 2018 is 526,000 – a 9.3% increase on the 481,000 home sales likely to be recorded in 2017.

Next year’s anticipated growth will also usher in an average national price increase of 6.1%, which is slightly lower than the 6.9% price increases registered this year. Affordability will still be the name of the game in 2018, however, because even with the expected 6.1% price increase the average Spanish home value will still be 27% below 2007’s peak…

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Author: 08/11/2017 [0] Comments 

Spanish economic growth on track in third quarter

Spain has enjoyed some of the strongest and most sustained economic growth of all the nations in Europe over the past 24 months.

Spain has enjoyed some of the strongest and most sustained economic growth of all the nations in Europe over the past 24 months.

It’s only really economists who break the year down into quarters. Sure, we all have a mental map of when summer ends and winter starts, but spring and autumn often do a passable impression of the seasons either side of them, which makes the notion of four seasons redundant for many…

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Author: 02/11/2017 [0] Comments 

Good pricing and supply makes Spain a top real estate investment destination

Value for money, high quality and plenty of choice makes Spain a fine real estate investment destination.

Value for money, high quality and plenty of choice makes Spain a fine real estate investment destination.

It is easy to focus on the fantastic lifestyle attractions that make Spain such a popular choice for people wishing to buy a second home or overseas property.

Thanks to Spain’s excellent climate, its stunning cities, varied terrain and superb selection of beaches and beach resorts, imagining a new life in Spain is almost as easy as making it a reality: with cheap flights and plentiful property choices, thousands of sun-starved northern Europeans have already turned their dreams into reality by purchasing a home in Spain…

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Author: 27/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Three reminders of why the Costa del Sol is so special

Variety, international excellence, affordability, exclusivity and more - the Costa del Sol is a fantastic place in which to buy a property.

Variety, international excellence, affordability, exclusivity and more – the Costa del Sol is a fantastic place in which to buy a property.

As recent news events have shown, Spain’s 17 autonomous regions are rightly proud of their identity, which is wrapped up in everything from cuisine and language to culture and history.

But one of the most famous corners of Spain isn’t an autonomous region whatsoever. The Costa del Sol is a relatively loosely defined slice of southern Spain’s eastern coastline. Much of the area falls under the jurisdiction of Málaga province, but speak to somebody in, say, Manilva whether they feel like they are part of Málaga and they will most likely say no.

All of the Costa del Sol, however, is within the autonomous region of Andalucía – a fact that does give the region a distinctive uniformity in terms of climate, terrain, cuisine.

But drill down to an even more regional level, and the Costa del Sol’s unique strengths become apparent.

Here are three reminders why the Costa del Sol is so special…

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Author: 24/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Has the Costa del Sol just had its best summer ever?

Even with winter on its way, the Costa del Sol is still poised to attract holidaymakers, such is its popularity.

Even with winter on its way, the Costa del Sol is still poised to attract holidaymakers, such is its popularity.

What makes a good summer? Is it the weather? The amount of times one makes it to the beach? A successful football tournament? Exciting travel? A fleeting romance?

Summer can mean many different things to many different people, but to a region like the Costa del Sol, summer tends to mean vibrant beaches, blue skies, busy restaurants and boosted coffers for hotels, bars, cafes and clubs…

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Author: 23/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Tour operator Thomas Cook to set up new Spanish airline

Thomas Cook has applied for a Spanish aviation operating license.

Thomas Cook has applied for a Spanish aviation operating licence.

UK-headquartered travel company Thomas Cook – creator of millions of package holiday memories for Brits of all ages – has announced this week that it is to set up a new Spanish airline to cope with an expected increase in demand for flights to and from Spain in 2018

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Author: 20/10/2017 [0] Comments 
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