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Lights. Camera. Alicante!

Lights. Camera. Alicante!

BBC’s The Travel Show has been enjoying the Spanish sunshine in Alicante of late, documenting the rise of holiday home buyers on the Costa Blanca and featuring leading homebuilder Taylor Wimpey Espana.

China has its Eye on Mallorca

China has its Eye on Mallorca

A little over a year since Nanjing-based Jiangsu GRPO International Business purchased five-star Hotel Valparaiso in Palma, Chinese businessmen and dignitaries have been back to the Island to discuss further investment.

In brands we trust

In brands we trust

Selling property is about far more than just having nice houses on your books. This is doubly true if your buyers live in another country and you are selling off plan homes with the majority of the process conducted without any face-to-face interaction.

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.

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.

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.

Viva Espana: What can expats really expect from their new life under the Spanish sun?

Viva Espana: What can expats really expect from their new life under the Spanish sun?

The attractions of a move overseas may seem obvious at first glance – better weather and a lower cost of living are sure to head up the list for many people.

Best exchange rate for 8 years prompts Brits to snap up bargain second homes across Europe

Best exchange rate for 8 years prompts Brits to snap up bargain second homes across Europe

With the euro at an eight-year low against the pound, can we expect Brits to rush out and grab that bargain second home in the sun that they have dreamed of for so long, or have we become more cautious of the market’s fluctuations since the crash of 2008?

Mallorca and Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty - Reflecting on 2014, looking forward to 2015

Mallorca and Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty - Reflecting on 2014, looking forward to 2015

Spain’s property market is back on track. According to leading Spanish property valuation firm, Tinsa, 2014 showed the smallest nationwide house price devaluation since 2007 and, due to healthier supply-demand, record tourism figures (2014 should close on an all-time-high of 65 million visitors), an improving economy and falling unemployment for the second consecutive year, it expects house price variation to level out at 0% in 2015.

Castellon tipped to become Spain’s 2015 property hotspot

Castellon tipped to become Spain’s 2015 property hotspot

With its ‘ghost airport’ now officially up and running, the eastern Spanish city of Castellon is tipped to be the property hotspot of 2015, according to leading Spanish property portal, Kyero.com.