Thursday, 19 January 2017

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Finally, it is the end of an era

A SURVEY of some of the world’s top property experts has found that the majority believe that 2017 will the year the extraordinary London price boom finally comes to an end. Conducted by The Times, the poll found that 22 out of 39 leading economists reckoned the show was over…

New Year, market remains strong

THE latest figures on the Spanish property market indicate that there was a cooling down during October after months of back-to-back double digits increases. Home sales fell by 1.7 per cent from September but were 2.6 per cent higher than October last year. House prices rose by 1.5 per cent…

Winter getaways pricier this year

WINTERTIME has arrived meaning many people are renting cottages and chalets so they can get away for a few days and enjoy some skiing. Others might prefer relaxing by the fire with some hot chocolate and a good book. In any case, these winter getaways are a popular alternative to…

Government will not combat ‘vulture funds’

THE National Government is concerned about social housing being sold to ‘vulture funds’ but considers the issue to fall under the jurisdiction of the autonomous communities. During a Senate meeting, Maria Pilar Garrido Gutierrez, the senator from the parliamentary group Unidos Podem-En Comu Podem-En Marea grilled Minister of Development Iñigo…

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THE price of new housing across Spain has jumped up…
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Demand for a dream

SPANISH construction is in rude health if the abundance of new property ventures, both residential and commercial, is anything to go by. The real estate market in Madrid is now on fire with foreign investment increasing dramatically since the first signs of recovery in 2013. Indeed the commercial real estate…

Home rental websites hit with massive fines

A RENEGADE mayor has finally lived up to her campaign promise and slapped home rental websites Airbnb and HomeAway with massive fines for promoting unregistered accommodation. It’s been a long time coming for the two global rental powerhouses who have been heavily criticised by Barcelona mayor Ada Colau for artificially…

John Graham's top ten tips on your annual home inspection

Give your home the equivalent of your car’s annual I.T.V. I was recently having a coffee with some friends and the main conversation was about what make of cars they owned and how well they maintained them.They were proud of the fact that they regularly took them to their local…

Increase in foreign buyers seeking Spanish property and sunshine

IT’S taken time but accurate sales figures for the first half of the year are now in having been painstakingly compiled by notaries across Spain. A clear picture of the Spanish property scene can now be drawn and makes for fascinating reading. Foreign demand for homes experienced a healthy jump…

Think you’ve no room for an office?

This week we are continuing the home office theme for EWN readers. For those of you that don’t have a spare bedroom for your dedicated office don’t worry you would be surprised where you could locate your office or work station in your home. If you live in a villa…

Business is booming for real estate investment in Spain

SPAIN’s real estate investment party has wound down a little in 2016 as the frenzied energy of the past two years gives way to lower but more stable levels. A high of €13 billion was reached last year, which is expected to drop quite considerably to around €9 billion this…

Housing market safe from Brexit

A SURVEY of top property developers and experts from across the UK has found that the industry is getting weary with inaction and indecision over Brexit. Conducted by the IB Times, it offered an interesting insight into how the top dogs in the industry view the referendum and its potential…

Triple-tiered market

WHEN property experts got together at the Barcelona Meeting Point conference to discuss the city’s housing dynamics and those of Spain as a whole there was a strong sense that the Catalan city is the leader of the pack. It is well-known that Spain is in the throes of a…
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