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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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One million euros a month through Airbnb

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 03:55 pm. The phenomenon that is Airbnb is proving to be lucrative for those renting out their property in Torrevieja. It is estimated that around 3,153 properties are being rented through the online platform and that there is the potential availability of 250,000 places altogether. In 21 months, from February […]

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5 advantages of investing along the Spanish coast

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Last updated on April 3rd, 2020 at 11:29 am. Alicante, Malaga and Valencia are some of the most popular areas for foreigners to buy in for investment purposes. The popularity of purchasing property in Spain continues in spite of some of the political and financial issues that have hit the countries where purchasers typically originate […]

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Some good advice on buying and selling

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 04:00 pm. You might have made the decision to buy or sell your property but where do you begin? Whether you are a seasoned Spanish property owner or just setting out, it can be confusing with many people competing for your attention and your money. In this article […]

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Book your free conveyancing consultation any time you like

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 04:01 pm. Buying a property in any country is a big step. If you are thinking about buying in Spain then you will have questions you need answering. Who should you ask? Many of those you come into contact with might have the answers but also have other […]

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What happens when you separate?

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 04:02 pm. It’s something that you don’t set out to do, but unfortunately some unions end in divorce and this has repercussions for your property in Spain too. It can be tempting to leave sorting this out until other matters are settled first. However, you shouldn’t leave it […]

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Clarify your mortgage clauses

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 04:02 pm. During the very busy years of buying in Spain, mortgages were easy to get hold of. Banks carried out only the most rudimentary of checks and purchasers often knew little about the mortgage they’d taken out. In this article we explain that more protection is to […]

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Questions about buying or selling in Spain? Let’s chat

It’s the era of instant messaging and Ábaco won’t be left behind. Visit our website, click on the chat window and a member of our customer care department will pop up to help you.

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Power of attorney: The easy way to your Spanish property

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 04:03 pm. Whether you are able to travel to Spain or not, the power of attorney can make the process of buying a property here a lot easier. In this article we explain what it is and how to go about making one. A power of attorney or […]

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Moving on up

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 04:03 pm. Not everyone selling their property in Spain is leaving the country. There are times when a different type of property, perhaps in a different area, is what’s needed. What should you take into consideration if you’re not only the seller but the buyer too? Emily Clark […]

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A lucky break and the perfect property

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 04:04 pm. Buying a holiday home in Spain when you retire continues to be a popular option. For Claire a little luck helped her secure the perfect spot to enjoy her free time.   When Claire retired, buying a property in Spain as a holiday home was on […]

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We like it so much we’re buying again

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 04:05 pm. When Paul and Donna Mclaren bought their first property in Spain they didn’t realise just how much they would fall in love with Gran Alacant. Now, thirteen years later they’re on the move…down the road.  Paul and Donna bought their first Spanish property in 2003. ‘We’d looked […]

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Why compromise? Build your own in Spain

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 04:06 pm. It’s often said that to find your perfect property you must compromise. After all, you can’t expect to have everything you want in one location. But perhaps there is an alternative- why not build your own in Spain? In this article we find out more about […]

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Legal representation in Spain

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 04:06 pm. When buying a property in Spain the additional costs of the buying process can soon add up. Paying for a solicitor is one of the main additional expenses that people incur and it is understandable that they might look for a short cut to reduce the […]

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Customising your property with a mortgage

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 04:07 pm. Anthony Dewhurst had seen a property he wanted to buy. With a little extra funding, it could be made even more ideal for his family’s trips out to Spain. But could he get a mortgage to help with the cost? Anthony and his family are regular […]

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Doing your research – the community of owners

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 04:08 pm. The community of owners is an important and influential group of people in Spain. Most properties belong to a community and you should check out the implications before you buy. The community of owners is a group with a firm foundation and legal status in Spain […]

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