2021

Make your holiday home more profitable

People's desire to leave home and travel again is greater than ever. The covid-19 pandemic is still ongoing, but thanks to high vaccination rates and the use of the digital certificate, we are now freer and safer to pack our bags and go on vacation. So it is  obviously to be expected that tourist accommodation can resume their business which spent almost a year on ice. Tourism in Spain seems to have...

How long does it take to get a mortgage in Spain?

If you're planning on buying property in Spain but you're not a resident, there are many factors that need to be considered. Can a non-resident get a mortgage in Spain? Buying a property in Spain, such as a holiday home, and getting a mortgage in Spain for non-residents can be challenging, but certainly isn't impossible. While some Spanish banks will straight out not lend money to people who live abroad...

Nota simple in Spain explained

A nota simple is a legal document you will often hear in Spain. In this short post we give a brief outline on what it is and why it is so useful. It’s important for a host of reasons and applies to a large number of cases. Simply put, it is one of the most important documents used in the Spanish property conveyancing process. Definition A nota simple is an official land registry report that gives a...

The cost of living in Spain in 2021

How much do you need to live comfortably in Spain? Is living in Spain expensive? These are just some of the questions we aim to answer in this guide to the cost of living in Spain in 2021. Whether you want to know the living cost in Spain for an international student or the cost of living in Spain for a couple, we've got you covered. Let's find out is Spain cheap to live in and more about the cost of...

Moraira: a village full of history on the Costa Blanca

In the Marina Alta area is Moraira, a municipality that is located 185 meters above sea level, a place full of history in which its castle stands out especially, which in its time had an anti-pirate watchdog function in the face of threats on the town in the 16th century. There you can also find the sculpture of the birds by Antoni Marí. Things to do in Moraria In addition to the castle, you can...

Denia: fun for the whole family on the Costa Blanca

If we talk about the most beautiful towns on the Costa Blanca, we must not forget Denia, the capital of the Marina Alta region that was declared Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO in 2015. This port city of Iberian origin offers many possibilities and it is one of the towns with the highest tourist influx in all of Spain thanks to its interesting beaches, coves and an extensive leisure...

German, French & British buyers dominate on Spain’s real estate market

Having a home on the Spanish coast, where sun and beach predominate, continues to be a point of attraction for foreigners looking for a home abroad. Despite the restrictions on movement between countries due to the coronavirus pandemic, the obligation to undergo quarantine on returning to certain countries if you are not fully vaccinated or having to carry out tests before and after travelling, expats...

Discover the light festival in October 2021 in Madrid

The City Council in Madrid is planning a Festival of Lights celebration in the city in October 2021. Thanks to this initiative, Madrid will light up emblematic buildings in the city and put on light shows, as well as promote artistic and technical works in the city. According to the Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, the idea is to illuminate the city's most important buildings for several days with different...

What is a gestor in Spain?

Spain is infamous for its bureaucracy and hard to navigate red tape, but one person who may be able to help with such processes is a "gestor" or "gestoría". The role of the gestor (who works in a gestoría) is something which is very Spanish, and an equivalent service of this "jack of all trades" figure doesn't tend to exist in other counties. However, as foreign as this concept may sound to you, a...

Increasing house prices on the Spanish coast in 2021

The pandemic fails to bring down house prices on the "costas", which are up 0.5%. The sale price of homes on the Spanish coast increased by 0.5% over the last year to 1,751 euros/m2 according to a study published by idealista, the leading real estate marketplace in Spain, Italy and Portugal. The price of coastal homes in the Balearic Islands have risen the most in the last year, with an increase of...

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