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Want to be a smart property investor? Then think like Bill Gates


What’s next on the horizon for Bill Gates? Why, Spanish property, of course…

Bill Gates is not the coolest man in the world. He’s not the most fashionable, and he’s certainly not going to win many beauty contests. But what he does do better than most people is invest his time, insight and money wisely

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Author: 06/05/2016 [0] Comments 

Leading analysts expect 10% increase in Spanish property sales this year

As buying overseas regains popularity, Spain once again finds itself top of the desirability charts.

2015 was a strong year for Spanish property, and experts predict an even more impressive 12 months in 2016.

There could be more than 440,000 property transactions in Spain in 2016, according to data gathered by leading analysts KPMG, Deloitte, N+1 and PriceWaterhouseCooper (PwC)…

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Author: 03/05/2016 [0] Comments 

Who needs a government? Spain economy thriving without one, says Santander


Politicians, who needs ’em? Not Spain apparently, which is doing just fine right now without a government.

David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn, Jeremy Hunt, Nigel Farage and all the others had better take note – Spain’s economy is actually thriving right now despite the country having been run without a government since December last year…

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Author: 02/05/2016 [0] Comments 

Spain remains top property search term for Brits


The dream of a home in Spain is very real for many Brits, and demand is increasing month by month.

There may be a great deal of uncertainty clouding both Spain’s and the UK’s future political direction – the former with its ongoing ruling party impasse, the latter with its EU In/Out decision pending – but one certainty that remains reassuringly robust is the Brits’ love affair with Spanish property

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Author: 25/04/2016 [0] Comments 

Home values in Spain rose 4.3% last year, finds EU data

As property in Spain has become more affordable, more and more foreign buyers are snapping up homes with cash.

Steadily rising property values, like those in Spain last year, are an encouraging sign for any market.

Eurostat, the European Union’s (EU) statistics database, has published figures showing that Spanish property rose in value by an average of 4.3% in 2015, which is some way above the European average.

For the fourth and final quarter of last year, values for Spanish property remained steady, which suggests a slight slowing of the price rises that have characterised the past handful of quarters…

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Author: 14/04/2016 [2] Comments 

British homeowners in Spain win £2.6m tax payout


Non-residents who inherited Spanish property were overcharged inheritance tax, but EU courts have ruled that the money must be paid back – with interest.

Spanish authorities have refunded €3.3 million (£2.6 million) in taxes to British holiday homeowners who were overcharged inheritance tax…

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Author: 08/04/2016 [0] Comments 

CBRE forecasts 5% price increase for Spanish property this year


Home values are expected to rise by 5.9% this year, with sales up 20%, according to CBRE.

Real estate experts CBRE expect house prices in Spain to rise by an average of five per cent in 2016 as increases in sales and new build construction drive values upwards.

The CBRE’s recent Real Estate Market Outlook has outlined a series of positive indicators for Spain’s residential housing market, finding that more homes will be sold, more new houses will be built and the volume of unsold properties will reduce significantly over the course of the year…

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Author: 30/03/2016 [0] Comments 

Spanish property enquiries soar in 2016

Spain has enjoyed a memorable summer, and it's not over yet...

2016 has been a great year so far for Spanish property.

Property hunters around the world are searching for homes in Spain in ever-greater numbers, according to new data from’s latest Hotspots Index.

The index has revealed that the number of searches related to Spanish real estate has almost doubled so far this year compared to 2015, with the country dominating the Top 50 rankings list…

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Author: 29/03/2016 [0] Comments 

Over three-quarters of Spanish property sold to Brits last year was resale homes


Second-hand homes represented 76% of all properties bought by Brits in Spain last year.

Although 2016 is only in its fledgling months, three distinct trends – hinted at towards the end of 2015 – have already begun to emerge.

The first and most encouraging is the undeniable recovery of the Spanish property market, with both prices and the number of confirmed transactions on a steady trajectory upwards…

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Author: 23/03/2016 [1] Comment 

January home sales in Spain rose more than 26% on last year


The numbers are good, in terms of prices, mortgages and volume.

The positive news stories for the Spanish property market just keep rolling in: latest data from Spain’s notaries has revealed that the number of property transactions recorded in January was 26.6% higher than the same month in 2015…

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Author: 18/03/2016 [0] Comments 
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