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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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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

Invest in Rental in Spain

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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Is your Spanish property ready to sell?

Last updated on September 16th, 2020 at 03:52 pm. When you have made the decision, for whatever reason, that it’s time to move on, you want to sell your Spanish property as quickly as possible. In this article we look at an unforeseen complication that might hold up your sale. Once you have secured a […]

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What exactly is the AIPP?

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 04:09 pm. Ábaco is a member of AIPP. In this article we explain a little  more about this organisation and why membership can provide added assurance surrounding the services we offer. When buying a house in Spain you want to be sure that you are given the correct […]

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10 tips for buying a house in Spain

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 04:10 pm. You don’t need to be a legal expert to find your way round the buying procedure in Spain, but it is useful to have a few handy hints to follow. Handbooks and legal advice can be full of the official information but good tips for buying […]

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Location matters. Buying in Orihuela Costa.

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 04:10 pm. When Magnus came to Orihuela Costa on his mission to find a property in Spain he thought he had plenty of choices lined up. ‘We had been searching on the internet,’ says Magnus, ‘and we’d found a real estate agent too. But when we came to […]

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Cost of buying a house in Spain

Last updated on March 27th, 2020 at 07:50 pm. One of the first questions we ask of those considering buying a house in Spain, is ‘What’s your budget?’ Knowing what your budget is, is crucial if you are going to make the right purchase for you. What many people do is forget to include buying […]

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