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Why Is Spain Such A Popular Destination For Expat Homebuyers?

Posted by: Scar on Friday May 12, 2017 (19:12:55)   (3444 Reads)
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The Spanish property market suffered a crash during the world's economic downturn, but expats were still heading to the country to snap up a home in the sun.

Today, growing numbers of expats from around the world are attracted to the Spanish lifestyle and the variety of homes available, which range from townhouses and villas to apartment developments and farmhouses.    more ...

An Expat Guide To Renting Property In Barcelona

Posted by: Scar on Tuesday April 25, 2017 (15:24:44)   (4461 Reads)
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You’re in the process of making the decision to move to beautiful Barcelona, or maybe you’ve already decided to definitely move there. And why wouldn't you, with its Mediterranean climate, wonderful beaches right on the doorstep of the city, and excellent public transport system? Also, let’s not forget to mention the vibrant local culture. If you’re looking to make this wonderful city your new home, then here’s a basic guide to renting ...    more ...

Are These 2017's Spanish Property Hotspots?

Posted by: Scar on Friday January 27, 2017 (16:41:01)   (6715 Reads)
Spain is a country with a rich history and culture, and one that has served as a meeting point for some of the most influential civilizations in the world due to its strategic location, close to the African continent and as Europe’s western-most peninsula. Spain became a strong economic force after the fall of fascism, but still experienced difficult times when the global financial crisis occurred.    more ...

Avoiding Common Property Investment Mistakes In Spain

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday September 21, 2016 (14:06:40)   (2710 Reads)
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For British expats in particular, Spain is a very popular country for buying a second home or to relocate, especially for expat retirees who are looking for a new life or a perfect holiday home. Spain accounts for one in four of overseas property purchases by Brits.

It's obvious why Spain is popular: with lots of sunshine and a friendly population, it also has nice family-friendly nightlife and good cultural attractions along with a sound infr ...    more ...

Interview With Lenox Napier, AULAN

Posted by: scar on Monday November 23, 2015 (15:53:10)   (1135 Reads)
Lenox Napier
Lenox Napier moved to Spain as a teenager and has spent most of his life there. He is involved with AULAN ( ), an organisation which supports small property owners in Spain by fighting corruption and injustice, including the infamous 'land-grab' of recent times.

Expat Focus: Lenox, can you tell us a bit about your background before you became an expat?

Lenox Napier: I've never been very happy with the word 'expat' (it sounds like I used ...    more ...

Dealing With Landlords In Spain - What Expats Need To Know Before Renting

Posted by: scar on Tuesday June 30, 2015 (19:26:48)   (5233 Reads)
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Spain is an attractive destination to live and work. The country provides a balance between history and modernity, and expats are also able to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle compared to many other European countries.

An advantage of living in Spain, especially for those who have decided to rent property, is that Spanish law is protective of the tenant. Landlords will find it hard to evict a tenant, even in case of non-payment of rent.    more ...

Could These Be The New Expat Property Hotspots In Spain?

Posted by: Carole on Monday November 03, 2014 (01:44:11)   (3876 Reads)
There are many reasons why Spain is such a popular expat destination. The weather is almost always great with about 137 days of sunshine, natural beauty is abundant, the culture is diverse, the food and wine are renowned the world over, and the country has a rich history and tradition. Spain continues to attract overseas visitors that are looking for a job or lifestyle change. The country is also among the top choices of retirees due to its relax ...    more ...

5 Places You Might Want To Move To In Spain But Have Probably Never Heard Of

Posted by: Carole on Friday October 03, 2014 (20:51:17)   (3685 Reads)
Spain is much more than the big cities of Barcelona, Madrid and Granada. It is also a country of mountain ranges, sandy beaches and forests. And away from the bustling city life and tourists hotspots, lies a quieter part of Spain consisting of little towns and villages that have remained mostly undiscovered. Here are 5 beautiful Spanish destinations that are a good way off the beaten track.


The city of Huesca lies in northeastern ...    more ...

A Short Expat Guide To Building A House In Spain

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday April 30, 2014 (13:24:24)   (2343 Reads)
The first step to building a house in Spain is choosing a property. When exploring a certain area, it is advisable to learn about the medium-term infrastructure plans of that place with the regional authorities. Road and railway projects may be underway, and this could mean that in a few years, the area will not be as quiet and isolated as it is now. Details about infrastructure development for the next ten years are usually made available to the ...    more ...

Hans Drees & Lynda Thomson, Miraflor

Posted by: scar on Monday November 18, 2013 (22:41:08)   (4746 Reads)
Hans Drees
Please tell us a bit about yourself and your company

Hans Drees, along with his wife Lynda Thomson are the proud owners of one of the most respected, successful real-estate agents in the Costa Blanca “Casitas Miraflor” based in the centre of the village of Els Poblets near to Denia.

Our story is much the same as many who come to live in this area where you are looking to improve your life but still need to work. You do tend to fall in ...    more ...