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There’s more to Alicante than meets the eye

Of all Spain's mainland provincial capitals, Alicante has been impacted by tourism the most – largely thanks to the nearby international airport and resorts along the coast. Don’t let that put you off however; this is an intriguing city complete with castle, old quarter, attractive waterfront and city centre beach....

Posted on 21 June 2017

Renting in Spain: the ultimate viewing trip

Want to know what it’s really like to live in Spain, before you finally commit to buying that property on one of the costas? Try renting somewhere to live for a month or two in the area you have your eye on and you’ll truly know if it’s the right...

Posted on 15 June 2017

Property prices and sales rising in Spain’s coastal areas

Why buy now Prices are rising in Spain’s coastal areas and sales were up on 2016. Brexit has deterred some Brits from buying there, while on the other side of the fence are buyers who accelerated their plans to beat any cut-off or curtailment of our rights to Spanish healthcare....

Posted on 07 June 2017

Healthcare in Spain among world’s best

We are often told never assume anything, and this appears to be particularly true when comparing the quality of healthcare in Britain and Spain. It’s natural for us to make the assumption that the good old NHS probably offers a better service than the Spanish system. After all we aren’t...

Posted on 31 May 2017

Andalucia’s short-term rental rules

Buying a pad in Andalucia that you can rent out probably seems like a great investment, and you’re probably right to have that mindset. More than 10 million tourists visited Spain’s second largest region last year alone; giving you more than a steady supply of potential tenants. However, before you...

Posted on 24 May 2017

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

New flights to the Spanish sun in 2017

It’s no secret Spain is the go to destination for sun seeking tourists – even David Cameron and Ed Miliband have relaxed in Ibiza in recent times. A whopping 75.6 million international visitors headed to Spain last year alone, with Brits accounting for 23.6% of that figure. If your maths...

Posted on 11 May 2017

Why now’s the time to buy on the Costa del Sol

From the dazzling yachts in Marbella marina to the ancient splendour of Granada, the Costa del Sol offers something for every taste. If you’re a magpie that likes nothing better than a bit of bling you can hit the coast and rub shoulders with the superrich and superstars. If you...

Posted on 03 May 2017

Spanish property market goes from strength to strength

At the start of the year we told every budding property buyer in Spain exactly what they wanted to hear, and for good reason: 2017 was shaping up to be a great time to finally buy that home in the sun. A combination of rising property prices, a recovering economy...

Posted on 26 April 2017

New rental laws could benefit British buyers in the Balearic Islands

Rather than leaving your holiday home in the sun empty and gathering dust while you’re back in Britain, renting it out is an obvious way of generating a handy additional income. But you’ll need to make sure you abide by the local rental laws before you can welcome your first...

Posted on 19 April 2017

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