Why you need a NIE number in Spain

Why you need a NIE number in Spain

If you are buying a property in Spain or living there you will need a special tax number called an NIE number (número de identidad de extranjero). In effect it is your identity in Spain.
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Spanish property prices continue steady rise

With the country’s economy continuing to improve, Spanish property prices have continued to rise, but steadily. They have not yet reached the pre-crisis level of 2007. Figures for the 2nd quarter of 2018 are very encouraging and it seems the British have not been put off by Brexit. In fact, they are still buying more property in Spain than other nationality.
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Where to buy a holiday home in Spain

There are lots of reasons why people want a second home in Spain. Its fantastic climate for a start, which allows for a wonderful lifestyle. Throw in convenient access from the UK, affordable property, world-class cities and 5,000kms of pristine coastline and it seems a no brainer.
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Join the celebrities on the Costa Brava

I first discovered “my” resort near Girona in Catalonia nearly 30 years ago. But I still get tingles of excitement each time I return! While we often see celebrities on the Costa Brava, at a local wedding recently we enjoyed a beachful of global A listers. Barack Obama and Beyoncé were just two of the guests at the wedding of Elon Musk’s brother Kimbal. 
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Living in the Spanish countryside

With a population of around 46.4 million and an area almost twice the size of Great Britain, Spain really does feel less crowded. However, most of the population is concentrated on the Costas and in major cities, leaving much of the rural interior almost uninhabited. Country houses and fincas within easy reach of the sea and large towns are always sought after and can command high prices. Smaller properties in villages will be much cheaper as will urbanisations in the hills behind coastal towns.
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Your news roundup from Spain

As the British love affair with the Costa del Sol grows ever stronger, getting there to enjoy your new life in the sun is about to get even easier . That’s not the only good news from Spain.
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How to license yourself, and your car, to drive in Spain

Cruising along the paseo maritimo, arm hanging out of the window in the summer sun, sounds of a Mediterranean disco beat blaring out…, who doesn’t love driving in Spain! If you’re out in the countryside it’s a necessity. So we know that many readers have questions on driving in Spain. Such as when do you need a Spanish licence, and can you licence your own British car?
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Securing a mortgage in Spain

While most Spanish banks will lend money to people living overseas, complications can occur. Therefore, it’s imperative to understand your options to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
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