Bling or budget: property on the north Costa Blanca

Bling or budget: property on the north Costa Blanca

What does your perfect Spanish home look like? A cosy apartment in a traditional pueblo blanco? Or a luxury seafront villa with panoramic views and the very latest mod cons? No matter what you’re after, you’ll find it on the sunny Costa Blanca! This week, I’m off in search of this beautiful coast’s ‘bling’ and ‘budget’ hotspots.
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6 pieces of good news from Spain

Spring has arrived in Spain with dawn to dusk sunshine and temperatures in the mid-20s. The almond is in bloom and the British residents over there (if no-one else) are debating whether it’s warm enough to leap into the sea. This week also brings good news on health and wealth. Spain has a few political issues to sort out though, with a General Election called for Easter Sunday.
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Easter sees cheaper trips to Spain

Fears that a no-deal Brexit might cause delays at the border and airports seem to have dampened demand for foreign holidays this spring and early summer. Airlines and travel companies have slashed prices on their package deals, while local hoteliers are more than willing to bargain. Sounds like a great opportunity for that viewing trip!
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Update: Spain’s spring property market

On average, every day last year 28 British people bought homes in Spain. Where and what are they buying? As many of us head off to look at Spanish property, where is hot this spring? Read our five fast facts about Spain’s property market this spring.
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Spain aims to maintain Britons’ rights post-Brexit

Brexit’s dominating the headlines in the UK, but, here in Spain, the government is planning laws to help British people living in Spain after 29th March – especially good news as it’s been declared the second best country to retire to. And if your move involves a four-legged friend, IKEA is launching a new range of  pet-friendly furniture!
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Could you find your dream home in Valencia?

Spain’s third-biggest city has a lot going for it – and overseas buyers are catching on fast. Could you join them? Well, how does year-round sun, all the conveniences of urban living plus proximity to the beach, delicious food and a low cost of living sound? And if you’re looking for authentic Spain, then Valencia’s rich culture and heritage is just the ticket.
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Eight reasons to buy on the Costa de Almería

The Costa de Almería’s 135 miles of Mediterranean coast and warm climate – 20ºC isn’t unusual in winter – make it a great place to move to. The sunny weather lends itself to an active lifestyle, and golf, tennis, sailing and windsurfing are all popular. Plus, for the price of a flat in parts of the UK, you could be in a villa with a pool.
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Why not spend every winter in Spain?

I want to live in Spain – just not all year! There’s nothing wrong with wanting the best of both worlds, and if that means enjoying a British summer and a Spanish winter, why not? Moreover, limiting your time in Spain to winter means you can rent it out all summer for a healthy profit. Sounds tempting doesn’t it?
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What’s it like moving to Spain as a single person?

Spain attracts people from all over the world for a variety of reasons: retiring in the sun, coming for work, giving the family a new change. Others still are taking the leap and moving to Spain as a single person! If you’re thinking of doing just this, what can you expect? How can you fit in and meet people – and what’s the dating scene like?
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News update: Post-Brexit agreement on expat rights, best beaches and economic growth

In the news from Spain this week there are some very encouraging statistics about the economy and employment. British residents will be happy with an agreement between the UK and Spain post-Brexit and we say goodbye to one Euro bank note. If you’re a bit of a beach bunny, good news: ours are some of the best in Europe. Daily flights from Málaga to the Big Apple open a new route to overseas buyers.
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