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It’s Finally Here
Posted on Feb 26 2016 by Barbara in Spain
STARTS MAY 12. Andalucía's new rental law, regulating short term holiday lets, starts in May 2016. Property owners risk heavy fines if not registered. Read More »
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Retiring Overseas
Posted on Dec 10 2015 by Barbara in General
What to think about to fulfil your long-held dream. I'm interviewed by financial journalist & broadcaster Sarah Pennells for Share Radio. Read More »
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Oops, Marbella Goes Back to 1986
Posted on Nov 05 2015 by Barbara in General
Spain's Supreme Court of Appeal annuls the 2010 Planning Regulations (PGOU) in Marbella, making 16,500 properties which had been retrospectively legalised illegal again. Read More »
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Best Time Ever for Rentals
Posted on Sep 19 2015 by Barbara in General
About 35% of Spain's 65m+ overseas visitors do not stay in hotels. This helps explain the high rental yields achievable by property owners in prime locations. Read More »
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Spain’s Golden Visa Rules Modified
Posted on Aug 24 2015 by Barbara in General
It's a bit of a mystery why the take-up for Spain's residency visa programme is so low. Govt. modifies the rules to stimulate interest. Will it work ....? Read More »
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I Spy Building Cranes
Posted on Aug 03 2015 by Barbara in General
Building licence approvals reduced to a trickle at the end of 2014 but now on the way up. However, my view is that most of the new developments won't be in prime locations. Read More »
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The 7-year Property Market Cycle
Posted on Jun 21 2015 by Barbara in General
Perhaps a cliche but it seems that the saying that property markets go in 7-year cycles but memories only last for 5 may actually be true. Lots of signs that the Spanish market is starting to repeat some bad habits. Read More »
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2015 Feels Very Different
Posted on Jan 05 2015 by Barbara in General
In recent years buyers have been able to take their time when purchasing a Spanish property. That's all changing and now they need to get up to speed if they're not going to lose that special property. Read More »