For anyone buying a home in Spain, a property survey is a must. It means you can plan wisely and surprises won’t crop up just when you don’t want them. But what can you expect from a survey, and how do you choose a surveyor? We spoke to Campbell Ferguson, founder of Survey Spain and RICS Spain’s first Vice-President, to find out.
If you were still in any doubt that Spain has recovered from the financial crisis of a decade ago, you won’t have by the end of this article! The news on the property market and the way of life in Spain is all good. Young Spaniards are returning home, while the country is welcoming more internationals residents each year. Not only that, it’s making them welcome too.
Property prices are stable, demand is up, new developments are underway, and we’re ready for fiesta season as El Escudo kicks off in Cieza. Oh, and Spain officially has the most ‘Blue Flag’ beaches in the world. What a difference to the Brexit cloud hanging over the UK! Find out what’s been happening this week on the Spanish costas.
Madrid’s global influence for art and culture continues to grow. Financially, it is 14th in the Global Cities Index, scoring highly for business and communications. Now, that would be merely interesting, rather than tempting for buyers, were it not that Madrid is wonderful place to live, work and invest too. Let’s take a look around.
Not everyone wants to fly to Spain. Whether due to a fear of flying, a love of “slow travel” or worries about their carbon footprint, some people prefer to take a more leisurely route to Spain. The good news is that Spain is easy to reach by ferry, train or (electric) car. This week we investigate green travel to Spain