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

Do you pay tax when you sell your house

When 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 essence, CGT is a payment on the profit […]

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7 biggest mistakes when moving to Spain

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If 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 biggest mistakes when moving to Spain that people […]

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Calculating capital gains tax in Spain when selling your property

Capital gains tax Spain

Capital 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 capital gains are profits earned from the sale […]

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The 5 best Valencia golf courses

Valencia golf course

Valencia 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 sunshine a year. Furthermore, it features a variety […]

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Property to rent in Spain: Tax implications and recommendations

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Everybody 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 may consider looking for property to rent in […]

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Find the best casa rural in Spain

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If 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 scratch. Instead, tourists will book their flights and […]

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Spanish tax on rental income: rates, deadlines and recommendations

Spanish tax on rental income

British 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 is a valuable source of income. However, as […]

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Cheap Spanish property repossessions: What to watch out for

cheap spanish property repossessions

The 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 and instances of home repossessions soared. It’s only […]

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We invite you to celebrate the opening of the ÁbacoClub

We 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 town. There will be complimentary tapas and wine, […]

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Torrevieja

Our 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 find themselves and discover new beginnings. This may […]

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Top international schools in Valencia and Alicante

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Families 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 to send their children to. In Spain, particularly […]

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Expat car insurance in Spain: Everything you need to know

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If 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 a certain extent, this is true, as expat […]

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Comparing some of the best international schools in Alicante

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If 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 of a high standard and many children will […]

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Buy to let rent calculator: Calculating your rental income

buy to let rent calculator

Purchasing 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 let rent calculator is useful to obtain a […]

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Choosing a bilingual school in Spain

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If 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 child has to learn a second language. There […]

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Enjoy 5 of the best Murcia golf courses

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What 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 the region of Murcia one of the best […]

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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

spanish property bargain

It’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 up – prices were up 6.49% in 2018 […]

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The Golden Visa in Spain

golden visa spain

The 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. By attracting entrepreneurs and investors to the country, […]

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5 of the best Barcelona tips for a spectacular city break

Barcelona tips cityscape sagrada familia eixample

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 a reputation for a rebellious nature, especially among other Spanish cities, due to many […]

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Rent to buy in Spain: Benefits and things to bear in mind

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Finding a home does not need to be a permanent decision. Rent to buy in Spain and you can try before you buy. Congratulations! You have decided to move to Spain. Moving to another country, thinking about where to live and how to organise everything is challenging, even for the bravest. Do you have any […]

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Understanding Spanish inheritance law

Spanish inheritance law is different from other European nations, so it’s important you understand the nuances when putting your affairs in order.  It might not be the most cheerful subject, but it is important that you make sure that you understand Spanish law when you’re writing your will. Taking action now can ensure that your […]

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Rural property in Spain: Weighing up your options

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If you’re considering buying a Spanish holiday home, you’re likely to be thinking about whether you should buy urban or rural property in Spain. However, there is no straightforward answer to this question. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and which location you choose is down to personal taste. Considering […]

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IBI in Spain: What is it and how to pay

IBI in Spain

If you’ve bought a property, you’ve likely come across IBI in Spain. This tax is basically Spain’s equivalent of council tax.  Impuesto sobre Bienes Inmuebles, or IBI, is a tax that every property owner in Spain has to pay. Either your local town hall or SUMA offices will collect the payment, which they use to […]

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The Mortgage Act: Why a Spanish mortgage calculator may be misleading

spanish mortgage calculator

The Spanish government has introduced some new legislation around mortgages – which means your Spanish mortgage calculator may no longer be correct. However, the good news is that it does mean that applying for a Spanish mortgage is clearer and significantly cheaper than before. The new Mortgage Act, or the Law 5/2019 of 15th of […]

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