What is Padel or Paddle Tennis and Pelota in Spain?

What is padel

Of course, we all know that the Spanish are mad about football but there are also some lesser known sports that are popular here. Maybe you heard about padel, but what is padel? And what is pilota? We’d like to introduce you to padel and pilota so you can really mix in with the locals. […]

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What are the different tax brackets in Spain?

Tax brackets in Spain

Tax brackets are a familiar concept across most European jurisdictions and tax brackets in Spain follow a similar basic principle. In Spain, the amount of income tax you pay will depend on the amount of money you earn. These earnings are divided into groups, with the percentage of tax you pay ascending the more you […]

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Moving to Spain after the coronavirus: Make Spain your office

Moving to Spain after the coronavirus

Where would you choose to live if you could work anywhere? Remote working has become a plausible alternative for many businesses. Attitudes and technology have changed over the last few months. So where would you like to call home? Let’s discuss why moving to Spain after the coronavirus might be a wise choice. Why moving to […]

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Top 10 best hotels in Spain

Best hotels in Spain

If you’re looking to take a short break in Spain for a special occasion such as a birthday or romantic weekend away, you would not (hopefully) book in to a large, all-inclusive, typical tourist monstrosity for the event. Hopefully, you’d be a little more selective with your choice and take the time to find that […]

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Rural holiday in Spain: Discover Cehegin, in Murcia

Rural holiday in Spain: Cehegin

Spain hides some really fantastic places, the Region of Murcia. If you want to visit the most striking places in Murcia and enjoy a memorable rural holiday in Spain, look no further than Cehegín. Cehegin: Rural Wonder of Spain 2019 The art and cultural attractions in Cehegín are sure to give you an insight into […]

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Building your own swimming pool in Spain

Swimming pool in Spain

Over the past few months we have had plenty of opportunity to consider the strengths and weaknesses of our homes. Perhaps one of the prime considerations as the weather heats up is how to keep cool. If you’re thinking of a swimming pool as the answer, we have some advice about how to build your […]

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Live in Valencia: Buying and living in this beautiful coastal city

live in valencia

Valencia has a long and colourful history, reflected in the city’s stunning architecture. Founded during the Roman empire, the city has gone through numerous significant cultural shifts. During the Moorish era in the 7th century, Valencia was named Medina bu-Tarab. The city later reverted back to its Latin name, meaning “valiant” or “brave”. This blend […]

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It’s time to file your Modelo 720 form in Spain

modelo 720

It has been a few years since the Modelo 720 asset declaration form was introduced, but it can still slip your mind, especially if you have recently moved to Spain. In case you are one of the people that is not aware of this important form, the 720 is a form which some foreigners living […]

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Best place to live in Costa Blanca: Orihuela Costa, Spain

Best place to live in Costa Blanca

If you are wondering which is the best place to live in Costa Blanca, keep reading to find out about Orihuela Costa. This town and region situated on the Costa Blanca is a popular destination for both tourists and foreign residents, you will see why! Best place to live in Costa Blanca: Orihuela Costa Here […]

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Best Balearic Islands in Spain you will love

Best Balearic islands

In this article we are going to talk about 2 of the best Balearic Islands in Spain: Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza. Best Balearic islands Ibiza Ibiza, one of the best Balearic Islands, is world-renowned for its nightlife. So renowned that the world’s top DJs descend on its shores every year, all year round. For […]

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What to do in Torrevieja? Places to visit and things to do

What to do in Torrevieja

Last updated on June 10th, 2020 at 02:52 pmI knew little about Torrevieja, including how to pronounce its name, when I first visited the area. Now as a resident I’d like to share its star qualities and encourage you to explore and enjoy this intriguing town, so in this article I’m going to talk about […]

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Property tax in Spain and other expenses you should be aware of

Property tax in Spain

There are many things to consider when purchasing a property in Spain including its proximity to your favourite restaurants, beaches and other leisure facilities. However, another important consideration should be how property tax in Spain and other associated costs affect the final price. This article is here to help give you a guideline on what […]

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How stamp duty in Spain can save money via the extinction of co-ownership

stamp duty in spain

Life is complicated, and sometimes, your circumstances may change. As a result, you might wish to carry out a transfer of property ownership. In this article, we explain your options and why the ‘extinction of co-ownership’ may be the best route to take. Generally speaking, this is because, in most regions, the process only requires […]

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What Spanish building regulations mean for your property

Spanish building regulations

Even the most perfect dream home in Spain will need some renovation from time to time. Whether it is anything from glazing a balcony to building a new pool, there are some legal implications that you need to be aware of. Also, if you are buying a property that has had work done on, there […]

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Understanding gift tax in Spain

gift tax in spain

As we all know, time goes by and circumstances change. A common question our clients ask us is about gifting a property. If you own a property in Spain, you may wish to gift your home in Spain to someone else, either as a true gift or as a way to reduce inheritance expenses. In […]

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How to buy a house in Spain in 6 steps

How to buy a house in Spain

Having this wonderful weather all year round certainly makes owning a home an attractive proposition, but where should you start? These days, there is a lot of information online about buying a property in Spain. Unfortunately, this can lead to confusion and can be somewhat overwhelming. This article aims to help unravel some of the […]

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Invest in Spanish property: Everything you need to take into account

Invest in Spanish property

Investing in Spanish property has become a profitable and popular alternative. However, it isn’t just a case of advertising it in Airbnb. There are implications that you should be aware of when renting out a property in Spain Making the decision to invest in Spanish property So, you’ve decided to advertise your property for rental. […]

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Andalusian food that you will love

Andalusian food

Last updated on June 5th, 2020 at 12:24 pmThe southern coast of Spain is renowned for its beautiful weather and glorious coastline, but what about Andalusian food? In this article we explore the flavours and food favourites of the Andalucían region. Andalusian food The autonomous community of Andalucía is the second largest in Spain. It […]

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Do you require planning permission in Spain? Find out how to get it

Planning permission Spain

Did you know that even minor works to Spanish property need a planning permission? Many home owners in Torrevieja have found out to their cost that work they’ve had done has not been legalised. Here, we explain what might happen next. Types of planning permissions in Spain Improving their property is something that many people […]

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Voting in Spain: How can you vote as an expat?

Voting in Spain

In this article we talk about the process of voting in Spain: how the voting works, how you can register to vote, how you can vote and what happens after the voting. Spanish government The government in Spain is arranged according to four tiers: National – the elected government of the country Regional – the […]

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Best Alicante golf courses you would love to join

Alicante golf courses

Whether you are an experienced or emerging golfer there is a course and a club to suit your needs in Alicante. In this article we explain just why the region is so good for golfing as well as giving you some tips to the best golf courses in Alicante. Why Alicante is so good for […]

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What is Spain famous for? Top 10 famous Spanish things

What is Spain famous for

Last updated on June 5th, 2020 at 12:25 pmA visit to Spain at any time of the year provides a great deal of new experiences. Although the variety of places you may want to visit, and things you might do during your visit, is wide, there are certain famous Spanish things you’re sure to miss […]

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How to get a social security number in Spain

social secutiry number in spain

Similarly to the United Kingdom’s National Insurance system, Spain has Seguridad Social, or social security. This ensures that residents and citizens have support during times of ill health, old age, and unemployment. Under Spanish social security, EU and non-EU citizens are covered by national health insurance when there is some form of a contribution to […]

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Markets in Torrevieja and surroundings

Markets in Torrevieja

When in Spain, a trip to the local market is always exciting and a great opportunity to experience Spanish culture up close. The Costa Blanca’s vibrant atmosphere, the banter in different languages and the large variety of products available all make this a fascinating experience. No matter which part of the Costa Blanca you’re visiting, […]

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Guide to spotting good Spanish wine

Good Spanish wine

Last updated on June 5th, 2020 at 12:22 pmLiving in or visiting Spain and you are blessed with a huge choice of high quality wines at very reasonable prices. In this article we explain some of the main terms you’ll come across to help you spot good Spanish wine and enjoy it. Wine in Spain […]

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