How to find the best Spanish estate agents

Spanish estate agents

Last updated on December 26th, 2019 at 05:11 pmWhether you are buying or selling a home in Spain, it is likely that you will need the help of Spanish estate agents. There is no law requiring you to work with an estate agent for the sale or purchase of a property. However, many people consider […]

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What is going to happen to the Spanish property market after Brexit?

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Last updated on June 29th, 2020 at 04:04 pmOne of the only certainties about the Spanish property market after Brexit is that nothing is certain. Withdrawal deals have yet to be agreed upon and an election hanging on the possibility of another referendum still looms. In this article we give our analysis of the possible […]

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Ten tips for emigrating to Spain stress-free

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Last updated on June 29th, 2020 at 04:06 pmEmigrating to Spain is a big decision. Telling friends and family, selling your home, and embarking on a whole new life in a foreign country is a big step. Certainly, leaving unfinished business back home isn’t an option, especially if there’s a possibility you may one day […]

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Retiring to Spain from the UK: How it’s done

Retiring to Spain from UK

Last updated on June 12th, 2020 at 05:24 pmWhat could be better than living out one’s twilight years under the Spanish Sun? It is a dream come true for people who are reaching retirement age. The lifestyle, weather, entertainment and relatively cheaper property make retiring to Spain from the UK a very attractive prospect. However, […]

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Where’s the cheapest place to live in Spain?

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Last updated on March 2nd, 2020 at 01:00 pmAttractive prices on Spain’s property market mean that foreigners have been snapping up Spanish property in their thousands. Moreover, the cost of living in Spain is lower than in many other western European countries. Of course, this varies from place to place. Certainly, major metropolises like Madrid […]

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Do you pay tax when you sell your house in Spain?

Do you pay tax when you sell your house

Last updated on June 26th, 2020 at 05:07 pmWhen people are selling their property in Spain, they wonder, “do you pay tax when you sell your house?” Generally, this type of taxation falls under capital gains tax (CGT), which can be complex. Capital gains tax applies in most countries when you sell a property. In […]

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7 biggest mistakes when moving to Spain

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Last updated on March 2nd, 2020 at 12:13 pmIf you are thinking about moving to Spain there are a lot of things that need organising before you make the trip over. Reading this article will certainly help you with all the practical things to organise after making this exciting decision. These are the top 7 […]

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Calculating capital gains tax in Spain when selling your property

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Last updated on June 3rd, 2020 at 07:21 pmCapital gains tax is applied in most countries and Spain is no exception. Essentially, capital gains tax is a levy imposed on the sale of a non-inventory asset, that is, a capital asset that’s not likely to be liquidated into cash within a year. The most common […]

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The 5 best Valencia golf courses

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Last updated on February 19th, 2020 at 01:11 amValencia is famous for great weather, paella, oranges and of course, football. However, there is a quickly burgeoning golfing scene here that rivals the great golfing destinations of the world. Valencia golf courses are a great option because of their exposure to the region’s 300 days of […]

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Property to rent in Spain: Tax implications and recommendations

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Last updated on March 31st, 2020 at 10:24 amEverybody knows that Spain is a fantastic place to live and work. The combination of great weather, food and lifestyle make it a very attractive country to move to. Many people who think about moving to Spain are not ready to make that move permanent. These people […]

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Find the best casa rural in Spain

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Last updated on March 17th, 2020 at 01:09 pmIf you’re looking for a tranquil, sun-drenched holiday, then look no further than a casa rural, Spain’s secret countryside getaways. After all, it’s not news that the days of the package holiday are well and truly gone. Now, most people prefer to build their dream holiday from […]

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Spanish tax on rental income: rates, deadlines and recommendations

Spanish tax on rental income

Last updated on November 10th, 2020 at 01:50 pmBritish nationals are by far the largest group of foreign homeowners in Spain. Many keep their property as a holiday home or only live there part time, either renting their property to other holiday makers or long term tenants for some of the year. For many, this […]

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Cheap Spanish property repossessions: What to watch out for

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Last updated on February 24th, 2020 at 05:25 pmThe 2008 economic crash was particularly difficult for Spain. Subsequently, many cheap Spanish property repossessions have appeared on the market.  After the economic crisis, unemployment rose sharply, lax lending was rife, and interest rates crept up. This meant that many Spanish homeowners found themselves in financial difficulty […]

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We invite you to celebrate the opening of the ÁbacoClub

Last updated on November 26th, 2019 at 10:48 amWe would like to invite you to celebrate with us at one of our opening events next week. Monday, November 25th will be the first opportunity to present our club. We have chosen the Club Náutico in Torrevieja for being one of the most emblematic places in […]

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Torrevieja

Last updated on February 19th, 2020 at 01:12 amOur history When we think of taking a walk in Torrevieja it’s easy to imagine the sea beside us, the sand beneath our feet and the sea breeze caressing our face. For many people, the Costa Blanca is the promised land, a special place in which to […]

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Top international schools in Valencia and Alicante

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Last updated on May 13th, 2020 at 05:21 pmFamilies face many challenges when moving abroad. Among these are the usual problems of where to live and whether to rent or buy. Getting to grips with a new culture and language is certainly one of them. Furthermore, families with children need to think about which school […]

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Expat car insurance in Spain: Everything you need to know

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Last updated on March 31st, 2020 at 10:26 amIf you’re relocating to Spain, it’s likely you’ll want to take your car with you if you currently live in Europe. Considering measures put in place in the European Union and the EEC, many people may assume that they don’t need to buy Spanish car insurance. To […]

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Comparing some of the best international schools in Alicante

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Last updated on March 31st, 2020 at 10:25 amIf you’re considering relocating to Spain, your children’s education is undoubtedly a top priority. The buzzing city of Alicante is a hot spot for families moving from abroad and there’s a lot of choice when it comes to your child’s education. Thankfully, Spain’s state education system is […]

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Buy to let rent calculator: Calculating your rental income

buy to let rent calculator

Last updated on March 31st, 2020 at 10:23 amPurchasing a property to let in Spain is a great investment – but it’s likely you want to know how much income to expect. Certainly, a buy to let rent calculator can be a useful tool, but be warned, they are easily manipulated. Although a buy to […]

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Choosing a bilingual school in Spain

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Last updated on February 19th, 2020 at 01:18 amIf you’re considering moving to Spain with your family, you might be exploring sending your children to a bilingual school. Where your children will go to school is a key concern if you’re relocating. Subsequently, many parents will want to take full advantage of the opportunity their […]

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Enjoy 5 of the best Murcia golf courses

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Last updated on February 19th, 2020 at 01:19 amWhat makes Murcia golf courses such a fantastic destination for your favourite sport? For one, you can take advantage of great weather all year round at just a stone’s throw from spectacular beaches. Also, there are 22 different golf courses in Murcia, Spain. This fact alone makes […]

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5 of the best Barcelona tips for a spectacular city break

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Barcelona has long been a fashionable destination that attracts tourists of all ages and interests from around the world. This article offers 5 excellent Barcelona tips intended to show some of the city’s finest museums, districts and other attractions. Barcelona has long had a reputation for having a rebellious nature, especially among other Spanish cities, […]

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Buying Spanish property bargains safely

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Last updated on November 20th, 2019 at 09:26 pmIt’s a very attractive time to find Spanish property bargains. Although the market is bouncing back, prices are still well below what they were pre-2008. For instance, in the Barcelona area, prices remain nearly 20% lower than they were before the financial crisis. Although they’re on the […]

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The Golden Visa in Spain

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Last updated on November 8th, 2019 at 11:32 amThe Golden Visa in Spain provides non-EU citizens with an opportunity to obtain residency through investment. Spain introduced the Golden Visa scheme in 2012 in order to encourage entrepreneurship, investment, and internationalism. However, the principal aim of the Golden Visa initiative is to stimulate the Spanish economy. […]

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5 of the best Barcelona tips for a spectacular city break

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Last updated on February 19th, 2020 at 01:19 amBarcelona has long been a fashionable destination that attracts tourists of all ages and interests from around the world. This article offers 5 excellent Barcelona tips intended to show some of the city’s finest museums, districts and other attractions. Barcelona has a reputation for a rebellious nature, […]

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