A home in Andalusia’s Golden Triangle

Andalusia covers almost the entire bottom quarter of Spain. Moreover, for many it’s the “real” Spain, of flamenco, tapas, the Alhambra, lilting guitars and fighting bulls, and, of course, the Costa del Sol.

Why learning a bit of Spanish can be a lifesaver when buying a home in Spain

“You’re in Spain. You can’t expect everyone to speak English, and an attempt at some Spanish will definitely be appreciated by the locals. It will also make your early days in Spain a lot easier – take it from me!” says Ailsa, a Spanish homeowner who is now 15 years into her Spanish language learning journey.

Your healthy home and lifestyle by Italy’s Lakes

Italy’s northern lakes offer more than just outstanding views and an easy accessibility. The range of healthy and adventurous outdoor activities seems endless, while homes are probably more affordable than you imagine. Here is what you could do doing and what you’ll pay for a property by Lake Como and Lake Garda. 

Decorating your Spanish home

So, you’ve found your perfect Spanish home. The chances are you will want to decorate it to reflect your tastes. But how would you go about it and where can you find inspiration? Our Spanish writer Sally, who also happens to be a retired interior designer, gives us her top tips for decorating your Spanish home…

Why the Costa Blanca?

Spain has 10 different costas, so there is a lot to choose from! But which would suit you best? We put the question to two estate agents – one from the Costa del Sol, which you can read here – and one from the Costa Blanca. Here, Karsten Ryder from Vincent Real Estate, based in Benijofar in the south Costa Blanca, tells us about the lifestyle, the joys of living on the Mediterranean coast and why you should move to Costa Blanca!