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How to find the best Spanish estate agents

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Last updated on December 26th, 2019 at 05:11 pm. Whether 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 […]

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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 pm. One 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 […]

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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 pm. 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. […]

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7 biggest mistakes when moving to Spain

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Last updated on March 2nd, 2020 at 12:13 pm. 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 […]

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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 am. 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 […]

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Find the best casa rural in Spain

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Last updated on March 17th, 2020 at 01:09 pm. 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 […]

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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 pm. 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 […]

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Buy to let rent calculator: Calculating your rental income

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Investing in large villas in Spain

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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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What you need to know about repossessed property for sale in Spain

Last updated on February 24th, 2020 at 05:19 pm. Post-2008, the Spanish banking sector made a series of gains from property repossessions. Now, banks are eager to sell these properties to recoup losses from the recession era. These homes are available at extremely attractive prices – however, it is essential to be vigilant when searching […]

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Spain enjoys record house sales and prices

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 03:45 pm. Between April and June 2018, 134,196 properties have been sold which is 12.4% up on the previous year. This figure is the highest recorded since the same period in 2008 when 152,630 sales were registered in Spain. This renewed interest in purchasing houses is not expected […]

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Ten tips for a smooth sale

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 03:51 pm. If you have taken the decision to put your Spanish property on the market, we’d like to offer some advice. People can think that solicitors are only useful when you’re buying but sellers need their interests protected too. Most people know that having a solicitor to […]

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Get your property rental ready

Last updated on March 17th, 2020 at 02:53 pm. Rental property is in demand and many investors are making their money work for them by purchasing property to rent. It’s important that if you do, you take the time to ensure that legal requirements are met. In this article Susan Partridge from our Fiscal Department […]

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