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It’s a clean sweep for Spain in awards for clean beaches

Spain’s unrivalled choice of clean, well-maintained beaches has been highlighted by the latest Blue Flag Awards, said property specialist PropertyAndSpain.co.uk in May, adding that the Costa Blanca in particular should be celebrated for its number of quality beaches, making homeownership there even more appealing. Blue Flag status has been granted...

Posted on 17 May 2017

Why 2017 could be a bumper year for owners of holiday rental homes in Spain

Record numbers of tourists inSpain could make 2017 a highly lucrative year for savvy homeowners who let their property to holidaymakers, said PropertyAndSpain.co.uk in February. Early indications indicate that interest in Spain from foreign tourists will continue to rise this year. At the end of January, market analysts GfK revealed...

Posted on 24 February 2017

Costa Blanca helping to drive property sales and tourism in Spain in 2016

The numbers of property sales and tourists in the Costa Blanca have both risen this summer compared to last year, cementing the region as one of the popular places in Spain to visit and buy property. According to new figures from Spain’s School of Property Registrars, a total of 7,901...

Posted on 07 October 2016

Costa del Golf’s property market welcomes return of Andalucian Open

As further proof that Spain’s Costa del Sol is a world-class golf destination and an ideal place to own a home by the fairway, the prestigious Andalucian Open is returning there this September. The event, held between 22nd and 25th September, is set to be broadcast to more than 100...

Posted on 19 September 2016

Four traps to avoid when choosing your Spanish property in 2016

Not hiring an independent law firm when purchasing a property in Spain is considered one of the worst mistakes you could make, however an established Spanish solicitor has now identified four common errors that clients often make. So, before you embark on your house-hunt in Spain, avoid doing any of...

Posted on 05 September 2016

Spain’s appeal to foreign investors grows as Brits continue to fuel the market in 2016

Spain is now one of the ten most attractive countries to prospective investors, according to the recent findings by Ernst & Young. In the international accountancy firm’s 'Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction Capital Confidence Barometer' report Spain has climbed seven places to ninth position. The report ranks countries by level...

Posted on 12 August 2016

Strong local demand helps boost Spain’s holiday rental market in 2016

The holiday let market in Spain is up by around 20 per cent compared with last year, with demand from both Spaniards and foreign holidaymakers soaring, according to a recent report by international rentals platform HomeAway.es. This will be welcome news to anyone who rents out a property on one...

Posted on 21 July 2016

Cheap mortgages in post-Referendum Spain – recipe for a buyer’s market?

British property-buyers undeterred by the UK’s vote for Brexit will continue to benefit from cheap euro mortgages in Spain for the foreseeable future, said Propertyandspain.co.uk in July, adding that buyers could also see prices along the Costas become more negotiable. Messages from Spain’s leading banks indicate that lending criteria for...

Posted on 05 July 2016

Record numbers flying to Alicante, as flights get cheaper and more frequent

Getting to a second home on the Costa Blanca from the UK has never been so cheap, after Thomson’s this month announced return flights to the regional gateway Alicante from just £39. Alicante is one of Spain’s key tourist airports, bringing visitors and homeowners to the Costa Blanca from the...

Posted on 27 June 2016

Plenty more magic to come from Marbella’s property market

Average property prices in Marbella, arguably the Costa del Sol’s and even Spain’s most famous tourist resort, remain 10-20 per cent below peak levels and should see solid future gains for anyone investing in 2016, according to one of the area’s most established estate agencies. From land plots to properties,...

Posted on 13 June 2016

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