Expat car insurance in Spain: Everything you need to know

expat car insurance

Last updated on March 31st, 2020 at 10:26 am. 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. […]

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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 am. 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 […]

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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 am. 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 […]

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Choosing a bilingual school in Spain

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Last updated on February 19th, 2020 at 01:18 am. 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 […]

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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 am. 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 […]

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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 pm. 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 […]

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The Golden Visa in Spain

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Last updated on November 8th, 2019 at 11:32 am. 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 […]

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5 of the best Barcelona tips for a spectacular city break

Barcelona tips cityscape sagrada familia eixample

Last updated on February 19th, 2020 at 01:19 am. 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 […]

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

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Last updated on March 18th, 2020 at 08:28 pm. 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 […]

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Understanding Spanish inheritance law

Last updated on May 4th, 2020 at 03:49 pm. 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 […]

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Rural property in Spain: Weighing up your options

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Last updated on March 31st, 2020 at 10:35 am. 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 […]

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IBI in Spain: What is it and how to pay

IBI in Spain

Last updated on April 24th, 2020 at 03:09 pm. 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 […]

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

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Last updated on November 13th, 2019 at 03:56 pm. 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 […]

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Finca for sale in Spain: What to know before you buy

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Last updated on March 31st, 2020 at 10:20 am. The idea of buying a Finca for sale in Spain is, for many, an impossible dream. Many who think about escaping the city’s hustle and bustle to live in the countryside do not make it happen. Peace, tranquility, open space and the possibility of growing your […]

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Non-resident tax in Spain: The complete guide

Non-resident tax in Spain

Last updated on June 30th, 2020 at 04:17 pm. For many non-residents in Spain, the deadline for tax returns will be here by the end of the year. Non-resident tax in Spain amounts to a complicated time for many, so we at Ábaco Advisers try to answer some of your questions.  However, we would like […]

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Finding the perfect Alicante estate agents to sell your property

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Last updated on June 3rd, 2020 at 07:21 pm. When thinking about selling your property in Spain, it is highly probable that you will need assistance with publicising your property and with the finer points of the sale. This means that you will probably be looking for help from Alicante estate agents, instead of looking […]

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Taxes in Spain: The complete guide

Taxes in Spain

Last updated on May 15th, 2020 at 02:46 pm. Taxes in Spain depend on your residency status. Both resident and non-residents have to pay taxes in Spain and make Spanish tax declarations but they are at different times of the year. We would like to remind you that taxes in Spain can be complicated and […]

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Investing in large villas in Spain

Large villa in Spain by the sea with balconies

Last updated on October 7th, 2019 at 06:04 pm. Purchasing large villas in Spain to rent as an investment is a wise financial choice. Here, we explain how it is likely to bring significant and frequent financial returns. Nowadays, most people are booking large villas in Spain for their holidays online. Many sites such as […]

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Spanish property market: Analysis and implications

Spanish property market coins

Last updated on March 18th, 2020 at 08:29 pm. Property sales in Spain are currently enjoying a meteoric rise. The Spanish property market saw an increase of 12.4% on property sales in April and June of 2018 compared to the previous year. This figure of 134,196 properties sold is the highest amount since just before […]

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Rural Spanish property for sale: Obstacles you should be aware of

rural spanish property for sale

Last updated on March 31st, 2020 at 10:33 am. Now the Spanish economy is bouncing back, many foreigners are looking for rural Spanish property for sale. And why wouldn’t they? The Spanish campo is filled with stunning period properties set amongst rolling hills, clear blue skies and plenty of peace and quiet. However, investing in […]

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Winter rentals in Spain: Legal and tax implications

winter rentals in spain

Last updated on March 17th, 2020 at 11:19 am. If you’ve invested in property, winter rentals in Spain are a lucrative market.  Therefore, it’s likely that you’re considering renting your home for part of the year. It’s a beneficial arrangement for a number of reasons; not only does it generate income, but it can also […]

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Can I get a buy to sell mortgage in Spain?

buy to sell mortgage

Last updated on March 31st, 2020 at 10:18 am. A buy to sell mortgage is a popular option for those looking to invest in property in the UK.  These loans are issued to individuals who plan to purchase a property and sell it on soon after. Often, applicants will use the money to buy a […]

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The beauty of horse riding in Spain

Horse riding in Spain along the beach

Last updated on February 19th, 2020 at 01:19 am. Horse riding in Spain conjures images of a lonely beach, virgin sand, and the steady rhythm of a fine stallion galloping along the shoreline. Imagine holding its broad neck with the wind flying through your hair as you breathe the sea air in deeply. All of […]

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Golf in Benidorm: Best courses and clubs

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Last updated on March 31st, 2020 at 10:34 am. If you enjoy golf Benidorm is the place to go. Far more than an ITV series, Benidorm is one of Spain’s, if not Europe’s, most underrated golf resorts.  With gorgeous weather, a wealth of stunning courses and a variety of properties – both traditional and new […]

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