Finding a good builder in Spain

Finding a good builder in Spain

Whether you’re having your home built from scratch or just need your patio resurfaced, finding a builder in Spain is easy. But where do you start, what will you pay and what are the local rules about building? In part 3 of our series on self-building in Spain, we’ve got to the business end of the process.
Spanish homes for watersports lovers

Spanish homes for watersports lovers

Spain is famous world over for its wonderful climate and coastline. But not everyone wants to laze around on a beach! Spain’s waters offer every kind of water sport imaginable. From surfing to snorkling, diving to rafting and jet skiing to kayaking, you can indulge in your favourite sport or try an adventuous new one. It’s not just Spain’s beaches either. Move a little inland where property prices are generally cheaper and you have everything from white water rafting to canyoning. 
News update: eco-homes, cheap mortgages, and Spain’s priciest streets

News update: eco-homes, cheap mortgages, and Spain’s priciest streets

It has been a hot summer here with the majority of people on holiday, including the politicians, and the news has been quite upbeat with Brexit taking only a secondary place. The property market is stable, eco-homes are on the rise and Spain’s most expensive streets are revealed! Plus, mortgages are cheaper, as are petrol and diesel.
Building your own home in Spain, part 2: architects and planning permission

Building your own home in Spain, part 2: architects and planning permission

How do you find an architect and get the planning permission to build your own home in Spain? Last month we covered buying a plot, and the basic types of land to build a property. When you’ve bought the plot, if you haven’t already, you will need to get an architect in Spain. Together you will be able to test the basic feasibility of your project, refine it, cost it and get planning permission. 
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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