9. September 2011 11:57
Melbourne is now the “most liveable city” in the world, according to a recent survey, as Australia becomes one of the most popular expat destinations. Is it a coincidence? Probably not. [More]
6. September 2011 11:27
Time and time again, Spain seems to be the most popular destination when buyers look at European homes for sale. But what makes it such a common choice for property investment? [More]
2. September 2011 11:42
FEIFA (the Federation of European IFAs) has announced a new partnership that will provide unique legal services for its members. The Federation, which represents more than 300 advisers operating in 25 European countries, has taken the initiative in offering members access to the global services of the Judicare Group, which specialises in advising and assisting individuals on financial reclamations on property across the world. [More]
30. August 2011 12:57
Spain remains the most popular place for retirement, according to a report from Standard Life. For Brits, Spain tops all the possible expat destinations – and has done so for quite some time... [More]
24. August 2011 14:31
Manorca (or Menorica/Minorca) is one of Spain’s popular Balearic Islands. It's one of the quieter islands on the archipelago, especially when compared to neighbouring Ibiza and Majorca. So why go to Manorca? The main reason is obvious: the beaches. [More]
5. August 2011 09:05
For the wine aficionado, there are many vineyards for sale in Spain. But why consider them at all? What did Spanish wine ever do for us?
Spain contains 15.5% of the world’s vineyards, and boasts the highest percentage of land covered by vineyards. So if you’re looking for a piece of vine to call your own, Spain is the best place to start. [More]
16. March 2011 15:08
European tourists and those looking to visit their European property in Spain this Easter will be pleased to know the planned airport strikes in Spain have been all but called off. The state-owned company which runs Spain's airports has reached a preliminary agreement with unions that will guarantee their jobs even if the company is sold off to private owners.
The agreement reached early today after a marathon negotiating session still needs to be approved by rank-and-file union members who called the strikes last week. Unions feared wage and other benefit cuts once private investors take a stake in AENA, the company that runs the airports in Spain. The unions planned a series of rolling strikes starting on April 20, and including Ea... [More]
28. February 2011 13:52
It's come as an unfortunate occurence to many expats and local homeowners whose property values have rapidly fallen and who have little chance of recouping the money they spent on a home in the near future, but the debt crisis in Spain's property market and wider economy may have been just the kickstart the government needs to reform its key legal and economic structures. And, it seems, it might not be too late for the Spanish state after all.
Economists and bond speculators are finally starting to say positive things about investing in Spain, whose prime minister Jose Luis Zapatero has made rapid progress to turn around his ailing economy since the possibility of a Eurozone bailout hit the headlines late last year. Not wanting to join t... [More]
3. November 2010 09:44
Where is it?The Province of Malaga is situated on the Mediterranean coast in the south of Spain. Located in the region of Andalusia, it is bordered by the provinces of Cadiz, Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada.
What’s the attraction?Malaga is home to the famous holiday resorts of the Costa del Sol, popular with the millions of tourists that visit the province each year. As well as the golden beaches, traditional bullrings and typical Andalusian white-washed villages, the mountainous province offers fantastic sites of natural beauty to visit, such as the gorge of El Chorro.
The history of the capital city, which is also named Malaga, spans about 2,700 years and is one of the oldest cities in the world. The ... [More]
11. October 2010 12:23
We’ve all dreamt of winning the lottery. Even those who don’t splash out on a ticket each week would have still caught themselves wondering...‘what if?’ And now a UK ticket has won a record jackpot of €129m (£113m) on the Euromillions lottery draw, making it the biggest single lottery-win in UK history. The ticket-holder, who still hasn’t come forward to claim their prize, is missing out on earning £6 interest every minute.According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2010, the mysterious winner will immediately become the 589th wealthiest person in Britain, catapulting them into realms of wealth higher than pop stars Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, who are said to be worth £110m, Phil Co... [More]