Cabopino!

Cabopino!

We all know and love Marbella, many of us have been up and down the Costa del Sol coast line many times, but how often do we veer off the road and take a little detour to the less famous places? I did by accident and stumbled upon a little gem! 13 km east of Marbella...
Economic trends for the Spanish market 2018

Economic trends for the Spanish market 2018

In 2016, when the economy market found its footing in Spain again, 14,000 million euros were invested there. It was a record year for lenders, both national and international banks. 2017 was a time of continued improvement and now after also the political...
Time for winter activities in Spain!

Time for winter activities in Spain!

As the annual World Snow Day is coming up on Jan 21th we thought we’d say something about the other side of living in Spain, the one not involving sun and beaches. This time of the year is a good time to visit Sierra Nevada, the most southern ski resort in...
Real estate firms turn from Eastern Europe to Spain

Real estate firms turn from Eastern Europe to Spain

South African real estate companies are starting to look for opportunities in Spain, with the Eastern European property scene having become saturated with investors. The Spanish economy is a standout performer in Europe, having grown 3.2% in 2016, largely helped by an...
Moving to Spain: permits and “the golden visa”

Moving to Spain: permits and “the golden visa”

Now is a great time to buy property in Spain if you’re looking for a vacation home or planning a permanent move. Through the end of 2014, the average price of a home remained 30% below rates at the start of 2008, with prices in the trendier tourist areas as much as...
Property taxes in Spain: do you know about them?

Property taxes in Spain: do you know about them?

When buying a house in Spain it is important to estimate the taxes you will have to pay, not only when you actually purchase your Spanish property, but also local taxes and housing rates which are paid on a yearly basis by all home owners in Spain. Spanish housing...