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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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Mortgage approvals in Andalucía rise by 11.9%

Only Madrid saw more mortgage approvals in March than Andalucía.

The latest data from Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE) has revealed that the number of residential mortgages approved in Spain in March increased by 19.7 per cent on last year’s figures…

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Author:Ian Clover 05/06/2015 [0] Comments 
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Confidence in Spanish property market soars

On the up: confidence is soaring as Spanish property prices begin to rise.

A survey of leading Spanish- and English-speaking real estate agents in Spain has found that professional confidence in the industry has soared in the past year.

The Spanish Property Market Confidence Index from Kyero has found that 71% of real estate agents working within the Spanish property sector feel more confident at this point in the year than they did last year…

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How Spain’s growing love of English can help homebuyers

Tourism, property and language have brought the Brits and Spanish closer together than ever before.

Ever since the credit crunch bit down hard on Spain’s economy in 2008, most industries in the country had to shrink in order to survive. However, one sector actually flourished during those mean, lean years, and it is a sector that could actually help Brits realise their dream of buying a property in Spain

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Government to pour €1.6bn into Andalucía’s infrastructure

€1.6 billion can go a long way towards upgrading parts of Andalucía's infrastructure.

From roads and rail to airports and housing – the Autonomous Community of Andalucía has been granted €1.6 billion by the Spanish government to spend on upgrading its infrastructure this year…

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Time to invest? Five reasons to choose Spain

Spain's appeal is multi-faceted, with bargains, beauty and charm at every turn.

The UK has enjoyed one of Europe’s most impressive financial recoveries since the crash of 2008, leaving more and more Brits better off today than they have been for at least a decade.

The current strength of the pound is another boon for Brits, particularly those jetting off to the sunny climes of Spain this summer for a well-earned holiday. If you’re one of them, then prepare to fall in love all over again with Spain, only, this time, why not make good on that long-held dream to snap up a property in the sun.

Why? Because there is no better time than right now. And where? Well, that’s easy… Spain, of course…

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'Bargain properties as Spanish housing crisis comes to an end'

Marbella, Costa del Sol

With Sterling at a 7-year high against the Euro, for Brits there's never been a better time to buy.

With house prices on Spain’s Mediterranean coast timidly edging up in March – the first increase since January 2008 – last weekend the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper published an interesting article entitled: Thinking of buying a home in the sun? Look to Spain for bargain properties as housing crisis comes to an end. The latest of several recent reports from media outlets on both sides of the Atlantic, it delves into the various factors indicating that the Spanish property market is at long last bouncing back, and we thought it well worth sharing with our readers…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 14/05/2015 [0] Comments 
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Five reasons to give living abroad a shot

Where in the world? Give it a go... you might surprise yourself.

If you’re the type of person weighed down by the nagging notion that you are enduring a life unlived, then a move overseas could be just the ticket. Only those rare few that are completely content with their lot will have never been tempted, however fleetingly, by life overseas, yet those who actually make the move remain firmly in the minority. The majority dream, sigh, and move on with their current – unfulfilling – life.

However, most people should try living in another country at least once in their life for the following five reasons…

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Spain jobless rate tumbling quicker than ever

Although much of Spain's new jobs are seasonal, the trend is definitely a positive one.

‘Tis the season to be hiring in Spain: in April, the country added 118,923 jobs, eating into that massive unemployment figure with aplomb, and confounding industry analysts by posting the fastest fall in jobless figures since records began…

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