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Spanish real estate in depth - an insider’s perspective

Spanish real estate in depth - an insider’s perspective

The Spanish property market crisis is over. At least that’s what Banco de Espana is saying. Director of Studies José Luis Malo de Molina comments, “The adjustment of the real estate sector is, in principle, complete.”

Game of Thrones fans flock to Andalucia, while movie stars make a beeline for Mallorca

Game of Thrones fans flock to Andalucia, while movie stars make a beeline for Mallorca

Spain has long been the darling of movie and TV location specialists. With reliably fabulous weather, stunning open countryside and a plethora of ancient castles, crumbling fortifications and winding streets, it is the perfect place to shoot anything from blockbusters to hit TV series.

Opt for two wheels to see Mallorca at its best

Opt for two wheels to see Mallorca at its best

From domestic travellers to visitors from overseas, it seems that everyone is planning to enjoy a spot of Spanish sunshine this year. According to the Alliance for Tourism Excellence (Exceltur), GDP was up 3.5% during Q1 2015, due mainly to a 10% rise in demand from Spanish travellers during January and February.

Spain’s new-found economic prowess sparks property market growth

Spain’s new-found economic prowess sparks property market growth

Having exited a six-year downturn, Spain is going through a particularly purple patch and is on course to become the largest economy in the eurozone – overtaking the UK and the United States.

Florida tourism news just gets better and better

Florida tourism news just gets better and better

The news for Florida and Orlando tourism just keeps getting better and better, with a hat-trick of record visitor numbers.

Rise in Italian tourism sees Tuscany continue to shine

Rise in Italian tourism sees Tuscany continue to shine

The European Commission has recently forecasted Italy’s economic growth at 0.6% for this year, increasing further in 2016 to 1.4%.

Spain stays top as new property favourites emerge

Spain stays top as new property favourites emerge

Spain is still the most popular property destination in the world, according to TheMoveChannel.com’s latest Top of the Props report.

Poinciana Parkway on the road to early completion

Poinciana Parkway on the road to early completion

Work on the Poinciana Parkway in Central Florida is ahead of schedule and could be finished by the end of 2016, say highway chiefs.

Florida real estate sales and prices heat up

Just like the Florida weather, the real estate market is heating up even further, the latest market data shows.

Why do second home owners love Spain quite so much?

Why do second home owners love Spain quite so much?

Leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey Espana has enjoyed a bumper start to 2015. Visitors to the company website are up by 16% and sales have increased during Q1 in all three locations in which Taylor Wimpey Espana operates: Mallorca, the Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol.

Superyacht industry enthusiastic at prospect of long-term berthing in Gibraltar

Superyacht industry enthusiastic at prospect of long-term berthing in Gibraltar

Marina Bay at Ocean Village has a month-long wait while Gibraltar’s Development & Planning Commission makes a decision on its proposed superyacht berths and short-stay & rental apartments. If approved, the dream of long-term berthing in a tax-efficient environment will become reality.

Mallorca market fuelled by dramatic exchange and interest rates and new Golden Visa rules

Mallorca market fuelled by dramatic exchange and interest rates and new Golden Visa rules

With property sales already up 29.2% in 2014 over the previous year, and foreigner buyers accounting for 11% of the total, the Balearics are enjoying a purple patch. However with new legislation to relax the requirements for a ‘Golden Visa’ and dramatic interest and exchange rate trends, 2015 is set to go down in history.

Star gazing yoga windmill proves there’s more to the Algarve than beaches and golf!

Star gazing yoga windmill proves there’s more to the Algarve than beaches and golf!

The Algarve enjoys a well deserved reputation as a paradise for beach bunnies and wannabe pro golfers, but there is more to Portugal’s south coast than meets the eye.

Le Marche outpaces Tuscany as emerging holiday hotspot

Le Marche outpaces Tuscany as emerging holiday hotspot

The latest figures from I.Stat, the Italian National Tourist Board, reveal that the previously undiscovered region of Le Marche is now outshining Tuscany in tourism growth.

Turkey’s record population boosts Istanbul property market

Turkey’s record population boosts Istanbul property market

According to fresh statistics released by the Turkish Statistical Institute, TurkStat, the country’s population has hit an all-time high.