Spanish property market news

Keep up with the latest Spanish property market news here at Property Guides. We cover all the updates that matter if you’re looking to buy property in Spain, including legislation, market forecasts, and housing developments. You’ll also find handy tips and insights to help you on your buying journey. Read the latest Spanish property news below.

Spain’s top 10 family-friendly islands

Spain’s top 10 family-friendly islands

Sun, sea, sand and short flights from home – Spain’s islands have been firm family favourites for decades among tourists and property buyers alike. Our recent survey showed that almost 1/4 of our readers want to buy in the Balearics or Canaries, so this week, I’m looking at the very best, family-friendly islands to purchase a home.  

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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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

Homes in Spain where you can swim and ski!

When you think of skiing, which country pops into your mind? France? Switzerland? Austria? When you think of Spain, what image do you see? Beaches? Warm weather? Tapas bars? Well, did you know that there are many wonderful ski resorts in Spain to enjoy too, often within reach of the coast where you can buy a second home?

How does holiday home insurance in Spain work?

Renting out a holiday home when you’re not using it is a fantastic way to earn a second income stream, but it needs careful planning. Most guests are respectful, but you can occasionally run into someone who causes problems – which is why holiday home insurance in Spain is so important. But what does it cover, and how much does it cost?

News update: Almería takes title of ‘Gastronomic Capital 2019’

It’s been a busy week in the south of Spain. The beautiful city of Almería is famous for its year-round sun and beautiful beaches – popular among Spaniards from Granada – but now it’s got another string to its bow as ‘Gastronomic Capital 2019′. Plus, elegant Cádiz has been named one of the New York Times’ best destinations for this year. 

Buying in Spain, part six: the legal process

British citizens have the same rights to buy a property in Spain as the Spanish do. Even if there’s a no-deal Brexit, you’ll still be able to buy property here – it’s not one of the ‘four freedoms’. But the buying process is quite different, so you need to make sure you’re up on what to expect. Here are the key points of the legal process of buying a home in Spain.

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