Articles tagged as "Moving to Spain"

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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 expats in UK contribute £802 million to British economy

While Spaniards living in Britain may not love the rain, there is much about the country they do enjoy.

While Spaniards living in Britain may not love the rain, there is much about the country they do enjoy.

The enduring love affair between Spain and the UK – the occasional Gibraltar-themed spats aside – should serve as a reminder to those who wish to paint a picture of a divided Europe that even countries as ‘different’ as Britain and Spain share a great deal of love, respect and admiration for one another…

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Author: 03/11/2017 [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 

Onwards and upwards: Málaga airport passenger figures have lift off

A soaring year for Malaga airport in 2016 is set to be bettered in 2017.

A soaring year for Málaga airport in 2016 is set to be bettered in 2017.

If various facets of Spanish life were to be distilled into a graph, pretty much all of the lines would be shooting satisfyingly upwards.

From the economy to life expectancy to jobs to house prices – things are going incredibly well for Spain and Spaniards right now. You can add tourism to that cocktail, too: this year is set to be the best yet for visitor numbers to Spain, with spending up, overnight stays up, and the number of flights in and out of the country also – obviously – up…

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Author: 12/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Beyoncé’s Spanish-language single poised for world domination

The Grammy winner and global star has long wanted a hit in Spanish, say music experts. Photo: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan

The Grammy winner and global star has long wanted a hit in Spanish, say music experts. Photo: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan

It seems that everything that global popstar Beyoncé touches turns to gold. The American diva has enjoyed a string of global hits for more than a decade, but for a while now there was one lucrative market that had managed to escape her throaty grasp – the Spanish language market… Continue Reading

Author: 06/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Mortgage approvals rose 33% in Spain in summer

Mortgage activity throughout the summer has been very brisk in Spain.

Mortgage activity throughout the summer has been very brisk in Spain.

Data from Spain’s National Statistics Office (INE) published last week has shown that the number of mortgage approvals granted in the month of July was 32.9% higher than over the same month last year…

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Author: 02/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain sees summer road deaths fall 12%

31 fewer people died on Spain's roads over the summer compared to last year - an encouraging statistic.

31 fewer people died on Spain’s roads over the summer compared to last year – an encouraging statistic.

Thanks to the country’s stunning scenery, pleasant climate, and propensity for laying winding roads across even the most undulating and cliff-hugging terrain imaginable, driving in Spain is often a spectacular experience

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Author: 21/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Spanish property records 5.6% price increase in second quarter

Home values across Spain vary, and so too do annual price fluctuations, but as a national average the trend is positive.

Home values across Spain vary, and so too do annual price fluctuations, but as a national average the trend is positive.

Attaining an accurate, tell-all figure that provides a snapshot of Spanish property prices is no easy task. Aside from the regional variation, there are also a number of different metrics being used, ranging from average mortgage loan values to recorded transaction prices…

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Author: 12/09/2017 [0] Comments 

June home sales rise 19% in Spain compared to last year

June's registered home sales reached almost 40,000, which is an impressive number by any metric.

June’s registered home sales reached almost 40,000, which is an impressive number by any metric.

Data from Spain’s Land Register has revealed that 39,625 residential property sales were recorded in the country in June – a figure that is 19% higher than for the same month last year.

These figures differ from those recorded by other metrics because they measure the number of properties actually registered with the government, rather than the number of sales that took place in June…

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Author: 05/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Yes-tember! The ninth, and some say finest, month arrives in Spain

September is a good month in which to explore parts of the Costa del Sol you may have missed.

September is a good month in which to explore parts of the Costa del Sol you may have missed.

#AutumnIsComing – a trending hashtag on Twitter at this time of year, tapped with trepidation on to the screens of social media users right across Europe, aghast that their long, lazy summer of beach cocktails, rooftop parties and summer dresses is to come to an end at the stroke of midnight on August 31…

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Author: 04/09/2017 [0] Comments 
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