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Building a better future - Spanish construction sector is fastest growing in Europe

Building a better future - Spanish construction sector is fastest growing in Europe

Spain has had enough of economic doom and gloom. The sun-kissed Iberian country has put its economic troubles behind it and is now leading Europe in the race to build a better and brighter future.

Sotheby’s International Realty website reaches million-a-month milestone

Sotheby’s International Realty website reaches million-a-month milestone

For the first time in its history, the Sotheby’s International Realty global website (sir.com) exceeded one million visits in a month. This July, the site welcomed 1,042,043 online visitors, a 15% increase over the same month in 2013.

Survey reveals Spain as the UK’s most popular overseas retirement destination

Survey reveals Spain as the UK’s most popular overseas retirement destination

New research has revealed that more than 6 million UK adults are planning to head overseas when they retire, with Spain’s sunny shores emerging as their destination of choice.

France and Spain remain firm favourites for Brits buying abroad

France and Spain remain firm favourites for those looking to buy a place in the sun, according to the latest Property Hotpots Report from HiFX.

Fresh Paramount news comes at right time for upbeat Murcia property market

Fresh Paramount news comes at right time for upbeat Murcia property market

Whilst progress on the Paramount Theme Park in Murcia has been slow, some good news emerged last Thursday when Alhama Town Hall gave approval to promoter Premursa’s urbanisation plans for phases one and two.

Spanish property market rebounds as economy turns a corner and attracts international buyers

Spanish property market rebounds as economy turns a corner and attracts international buyers

Spain’s economy has been looking up of late, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) adjusting its growth forecast from 0.6% to 1.2% for 2014.

Costa del Soaring as Malaga reports tourism generated €500M in the last 6 months

Costa del Soaring as Malaga reports tourism generated €500M in the last 6 months

According to a report from the Spanish National Statistics Institute (INE), the growth of the tourism industry in Malaga has generated more than €500 million in the last six months.

Engel & Volkers launches Castillo Mallorca onto the market for 38M Euros

Engel & Volkers launches Castillo Mallorca onto the market for 38M Euros

Engel & Volkers is marketing the sale of the most expensive seafront villa on the island. Castillo Mallorca was built in 1965 by its then English owner and is located on its own private peninsula at the entrance to Port Andratx with spectacular views from all over the property across the sea, Dragonera Island and the Port.

Remarkable figures put Murcia at a five-year tourism high

Remarkable figures put Murcia at a five-year tourism high

45.5% more foreign tourists visited the Spanish region of Murcia in the first five months of 2014 compared to the same period last year. This is the highest official figure since 2009 and British visitors account for almost half.

Mallorca and Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty - A half year review

Mallorca and Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty - A half year review

The Balearics have been enjoying the benefits of a market in recovery for quite some time now. The news coming out of Mallorca and Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty’s offices as they reflect on the half-year is certainly very positive.

Ibiza and Mallorca tourist profile increasingly disparate

Ibiza and Mallorca tourist profile increasingly disparate

Latest research from Balearic Tourism highlights the growing difference in tourist profile between Mallorca and Ibiza. Whilst the typical Mallorca holidaymaker is older and chooses four star accommodation, across in Ibiza they are getting younger and more likely to rent their lodgings.

Gibraltar’s ‘New Aloes’ creates a large space on a small rock

Gibraltar’s ‘New Aloes’ creates a large space on a small rock

With 2.6 square mile Gibraltar ranking fifth in the world for population density, just behind Hong Kong, space is in short supply. But the creators of New Aloes have managed to squeeze 9,526ft² of house, 4,402ft² of terraces and 6,243ft² of garden out of the Rock, and it’s turned many heads.

Barcelona property market heats up

Barcelona property market heats up

According to the latest figures available from Spain’s National Institute of Statistics (INE), house sales in Catalonia were up 43.4% in March over the same month in 2013. Barcelona accounted for 65.7% of those sales.

Balearics lead the way for foreign and high price tag property sales

Balearics lead the way for foreign and high price tag property sales

Official figures from the Land Registry out this month show that in 2013 the Balearics had the highest number of property sales to foreign investors in Spain, as well as the highest number of sales over half a million euros.

It’s a hole in one for Spain

It’s a hole in one for Spain

According to KPMG’s most recent survey from the Golf Advisory Practice, there are close to 400 new golf facilities in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) region which have opened after 2008 or started development since the economic downturn.