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Spanish resale property market boomed in May

From transactions to demand to pricing, Spain's property market is showing signs of rude health.

Figures from Spain’s property registry offices for May have revealed an encouraging increase in sales activity, with almost 30,000 transactions made nationwide that month.

Based on last year’s data for the same month, this represents a healthy six per cent increase, with resale properties dominating the figures – second-hand homes accounted for 78 per cent of all properties bought and sold in Spain in May…

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Author:Ian Clover 13/07/2015 [0] Comments 
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Mortgage relief on the way for 40,000 Spanish homeowners

40,000 homeowners with Blackstone as their mortgage provider will have more flexibility under the new plans.

The world’s largest private equity firm Blackstone Group – which holds the mortgages of around 40,000 homeowners in Spain – has announced plans to offer debt relief to any of its customers struggling with repayments…

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Author:Ian Clover 08/07/2015 [0] Comments 
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Foreign money boosting Spain’s property market, reports the FT

The recent recovery of Spain's luxury home market has been boosted by foreign capital.

The Financial Times (FT) – one of the most respected newspapers in the world – turned its attentions to Spain’s property market last week, reporting that foreign buyers are driving a sustained recovery in the Spanish property market, as reported previously by VIVA

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Author:Ian Clover 29/06/2015 [0] Comments 
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US firm to invest heavily in Spanish property

Stronger regions of Spain - including the Costa del Sol - are seeing rising demand for extra housing.

A private-equity investment firm from the US has announced plans to invest more than €500 million into the Spanish housing market to plug a gap created by soaring demand.

Despite there remaining an oversupply of unsold homes in some parts of Spain, billionaire-backed Lone Star Funds has identified regions where there is “solvent demand” for property driven by Spaniards and foreign buyers with the capacity and desire to buy…

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Author:Ian Clover 25/06/2015 [0] Comments 
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The Guardian reports on Spain’s full-throttle recovery

While the weather never waivers, Spain's economy has been through some stormy times recently.

Lies, damn lies, and statistics – they don’t always necessarily come in that order, but where you can find one there is usually evidence of the other

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Author:Ian Clover 23/06/2015 [0] Comments 
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Stars aligning perfectly for Brits buying a property abroad

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

Further evidence that there has never been a better time for British buyers to invest in a property overseas has been published by the Overseas Guides Company.

The emigration specialists have revealed a 31 per cent increase in inquiries into overseas property during the first quarter of the year, with more than 15,000 Brits expressing an interest in buying abroad.

Unsurprisingly, Spain once again proved to be the most popular location, beating out France, Portugal and Italy…

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Author:Ian Clover 22/06/2015 [1] Comment 
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VIVA opens a brand new office in Nerja

The recently opened VIVA Nerja office

Close to the Parador, the VIVA Nerja office is located at Calle Rodríguez Acosta 3.

I’m delighted to announce the recent opening of our brand new VIVA Nerja office which – for the very first time – has given us the exciting opportunity of extending our real estate services to property buyers and vendors in the beautiful Axarquía region at the eastern end of the province of Málaga…

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Author:Martina Heynemann 19/06/2015 [0] Comments 
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How to turn your Spanish summer holiday into a home from home

The Costa del Sol is one of the best places in the world for holidays and holiday homes.

Cases packed, passports at the ready, sun lotion safely stowed and cat-sitter suitably remunerated – your holiday to the sun is about to begin.

The buzz of excitement that settles in your stomach as you close your front door on the way to the airport is unique. Holidays to evocative, warm and far-flung destinations are what lasting memories are made of, and the highs of those heady pre-holiday days feel a lifetime away from the return-to-work blues that can take weeks to shake.

But it is possible to dodge, delay and do away with that UK comedown, if you play your cards right. Buying a property in Spain is not something that only the rich and famous do. It is something that people like you do. People who fell in love with the country during their holiday and took the required steps to make the dream a reality.

So how do you do it? All it takes is a little bit of forethought, inspiration and perspiration, and it is totally worth it…

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Author:Ian Clover 17/06/2015 [0] Comments 
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Costa del Sol home to Spain’s top two golf courses

Valderrama Golf Club in Sotogrande was rated as the best course in Spain.

Golf lovers keen on buying a golfing property in Spain have even more reasons to choose the Costa del Sol after two of its courses were ranked first and second in a recent poll by golfing website Leading Courses…

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Author:Ian Clover 12/06/2015 [0] Comments 
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Spanish economic outlook raised as property market drives recovery

Jobs, homebuyers and consumer confidence have all returned to Spain in a big way.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has increased its economic outlook forecast for Spain, suggesting that the country’s economy will perform much better than previously expected…

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Author:Ian Clover 11/06/2015 [0] Comments 
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