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Posts by Chris Nye

Spanish tourism industry goes from strength to strength

Not even the atrocious terror attack in Barcelona earlier this summer could put tourists off visiting Spain; such is its popularity with visitors from across the globe. Far from it in fact, as luxury tourist spending by foreign visitors there increased by 18% during the last 9 months. And who...

Posted on 15 November 2017

Learning to love the Spanish lifestyle

If you’ve only visited Spain on holiday, you could be in for little bit of a culture shock when you spend more time there in your holiday home or retirement. Let us enlighten you on a few Spanish customs, quirks and foibles. 1. *Don’t* Keep quiet! The Spanish see no...

Posted on 03 November 2017

Live the high life in La Manga

Back at the start of the 1970’s the Mar Menor in Spain’s Murcia region was a poor, isolated community of farmers and miners. That was until Gregory Peters arrived in town, in search of a suitable plot of land on which to build his dream. By 1972 the ambitious American...

Posted on 25 October 2017

Spain: a great place to retire

Retirement should be viewed as one of the most exciting times of your life, rather than the autumn of your years. It’s a chance to finally realise your dream of living in the sun, now the kids have grown up, the mortgage is paid off and time is no longer...

Posted on 18 October 2017

Province of Málaga property market on the up

Following decades in the shadow of other supposedly more hip Spanish cities like Barcelona and Valencia, Málaga is finally having its time in the sun. With over 30 museums to choose from, an ever expanding urban art scene, exciting contemporary dining options, shiny new metro system and the best high-end...

Posted on 11 October 2017

Winter weather in Spain

It’s that time of year again. In Britain and elsewhere in northern Europe this weekend, many of us will be arguing about whether to put the heating on! The temperature will be dipping below 9°C in London this week as autumn gets into its stride. Great news for clothes retailers...

Posted on 04 October 2017

Live for less in Spain

You’ve budgeted for your new home in Spain, but have you budgeted for your new life there? It’s common knowledge that property prices are significantly cheaper in Spain compared to Britain, but what about the cost of living? You don’t want to run out of sangria money, or end up...

Posted on 27 September 2017

Luxury living in Jávea

If you thought the Costa Blanca was all package holidays, high-rise tower blocks, greasy spoon cafés and Irish pubs  you’ve either just got back from Benidorm or you’ve been watching the sitcom on ITV. What if we told you that you can find luxury properties in a luxurious setting and...

Posted on 20 September 2017

Overseas investment in Spanish property soars

September is often an inspiring time of the year for anyone who’s been toying with the idea of buying a property in Spain. Your summer holiday to a sunny costa probably seems like a distant memory, now the temperature has started to drop and you’ve had to stick the heating...

Posted on 13 September 2017

Good things come in threes for Spanish property market

The good news has been coming in thick and fast for the Spanish residential property market recently: property prices, home sales and mortgage activity are all on the up. Prices The latest Price Index for Repeated Home Sales – this looks at homes which have been sold at least twice...

Posted on 06 September 2017

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