November 5, 2021 No Comments

Plans to Lift 90-Day Limits for Brits Visiting Spain


Posted by OTHRADMIN in News

The president of the Alicante Provincial Council and the Provincial Tourist Board, Carlos Mazón, has met with the Spanish ambassador in London, José Pascual Marco. The main discussion was collaborative efforts to prolong the permitted length of stay of the British in the Valencian Community beyond the three months currently permitted due to Brexit. Mazón, who travelled to London to participate in the World Travel Market tourism fair, met Marco for a little over half an hour at the Spanish Embassy ​​in Chesham Place. The mayor of Benidorm, Toni Pérez, and the Costa Blanca Board of Trustees director, José Mancebo, […]


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September 22, 2021 No Comments

Retiring To Spain – The Do’s and Dont’s


Posted by OTHRADMIN in Advice

  Retiring to Spain is among the most popular choices as a destination for UK residents thinking about moving to another country in their twilight years. It competes with France for the most popular spot, beating Germany, Italy, Greece, and other European countries. The fabulous climate, a laid-back lifestyle, world-class cuisine, and a warm welcome are just a few of the benefits that Spain offers retirees. Around six million foreigners have made Spain their home, which equals approximately one in 8.1 of the 49 million population. Spain offers a high standard of living, with exceptional healthcare, unrivalled transport connections, and […]


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September 17, 2021 No Comments

What Is the Plusvalia Tax in Spain?


Posted by OTHRADMIN in Financial

If you are in the process of selling or thinking about selling a Spanish property, you’ll need to consider the Plusvalia tax. This is a local tax charged by town halls when a homeowner sells a property. The municipality will calculate how much plusvalia is due depending on the property’s rateable value and how many years have passed since the current seller bought the property. The name “plusvalia” translated means “plus value”. It applies only to the land on which the property is built rather than the property itself. So if when you bought the property, the land had a […]


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August 20, 2021 No Comments

Javea Real Estate: Explore the Different Areas of Javea


Posted by OTHRADMIN in Local Knowledge

Like most towns in the UK, there are distinct areas within each town or city in Spain. Although one part of the town may just be a 10 minute walk from another, the areas and living experience will be considerably different. In this post, we look at some of the areas of Javea. Javea has three principal areas: the port, the old town, and the Arenal, the main beach area. Properties for sale in these areas consist primarily of apartments. The Arenal The Arenal is a prevalent choice for foreigners moving to Javea, as you have the beautiful sandy Arenal […]


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July 28, 2021 No Comments

Rural Spanish Property – Why Some Buyers Thrive, While Others Don’t


Posted by OTHRADMIN in Advice

The cost of buying a property in Barcelona or Madrid is very high compared to other parts of Spain and financially unachievable for many buyers. The popular resorts such as Javea, Benidorm, and Salou offer cheaper possibilities, especially if you are prepared to live a mile or two inland from the coastline. However, not everyone wants to live in a city or a bustling beach resort and yearn for the tranquility of the countryside and the peace offered by a rural Spanish property. Spain is a vast country, with an incredible landscape and has so much free empty space compared […]


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May 25, 2021 No Comments

Top 5 Reasons People Move Abroad


Posted by OTHRADMIN in Advice, Buying Property

In today’s world we have the most mobile population in history. Though in times of crisis such as the pandemic, it may not feel that way it is still true that people have much more ability to move countries, than any other era in history. It is more common to move from city to city or from a particular area or county of one country to another but numerous people every day take the larger plunge and move from the country they are living in to an alternative. To actually move countries is a big decision, especially so if it […]


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May 13, 2021 No Comments

10 Critical Steps to Buying In Spain


Posted by OTHRADMIN in Advice, Buying Property

Every year, thousands of Brits and other Europeans from colder countries decide to buy a second or first home in Spain. With an idyllic climate, endless sandy beaches, and a relatively laid-back lifestyle, Spain is still the number one choice for Brits buying abroad. Of all the Spanish Costas, the Costa Blanca is the most popular with expats. This coastline has one of the best climates globally, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. There are towns and resorts spread along miles of Mediterranean coastline. We are also spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out, with excellent international […]


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March 11, 2021 No Comments

Can You Afford to Retire to Spain?


Posted by OTHRADMIN in Advice

Lingering over afternoon drinks in balmy Barcelona or enjoying a delicious paella on a warm summer evening on the Costa Blanca, with the Mediterranean sparkling in the background – Spain’s beach resorts have a lot to offer. Most Brits are familiar with Spain as a holiday resort, and may think the prices are generally on par with the UK, but did you know that living in the country is probably much more affordable than you think? It is not always easy to get an accurate perception of a country while on holiday. But a full-time lifestyle in Spain is healthy, […]


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March 4, 2021 No Comments

Applying For A Spanish Mortgage: Guide 2021


Posted by OTHRADMIN in Financial

  If you want to buy real estate in Spain but need financial help with a mortgage, read this guide to discover your options. It’s important to know the basics of applying for a mortgage and how much you can borrow, before starting your property search. Why Buy Now Pre-COVID, Spain’s property market had finally picked up after a prolonged slump following the 2008 financial crash. Although prices were not at the ridiculously high levels of 2007, they were finally back to as they were in 2003. However, due to dismal sales related to COVID-19, prices have adjusted, and you […]


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March 3, 2021 No Comments

Javea’s Property Market: Year by Year


Posted by OTHRADMIN in Financial

The Spanish property market has proved to be very cyclical over the past decades, as trends seem to reoccur in cycles. Here we look at property market fluctuations from 2007 until 2022. Real Estate Boom 2007 The biggest boom in the Spanish property market cultivated enormous attention due to the sheer magnitude of the rise in house prices; at the end of 2007, real estate prices across Spain were nearly 200% higher than just a decade before. Experts now believe the skyward spiral of housing prices was triggered by some unique economic and social factors and investors’ risky practices in […]


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