Read more + 19 Sep 2018
According to the central statistics unit of the Spanish government, the market value of housing was 2.6% higher during the second quarter of this year than it was in 2017. The national property price index is 23.9% higher than it was four years ago indicating that the Spanish property market is recovering well. There are still, however, lots of variations between the 17 autonomous regions of...
Read more + 8 Sep 2018
Brits STILL Lead the Way as Most Active Buyers of Spanish Property according to the Statistical Information Center of Notaries in Spain
According to data recently published by the Statistical Information Centre of Notaries in Spain, Brits are STILL in the lead which is comes to the number of foreign buyers active in the Spanish property market in 2017. Property sales in Spain ground to a halt in 2008 as both Spanish nationals and international buyers reduced their level of activity in the Spanish property marketplace...
Read more + 2 Sep 2018
EIGHT in 10 respondents across the European Union say they want to scrap the twice-yearly hour changes – a figure that rises to 93% in the case of Spain. Foreign affairs minister Josep Borrell has speculated this could mean Spain being 'in a different time zone' more 'in keeping with its geographical location'. But he says nothing is set in stone – in fact, the EU-28 is not able to agree a...
Read more + 27 Aug 2018
HALOGEN lightbulbs' days are numbered in the European Union – from September 1, they may no longer be manufactured or sold and only LED bulbs will be found in the shops. Spanish environmental campaigners Ecologists in Action has welcomed the move, calling it 'great news', but says it is only a small step towards cutting power pollution. Head of energy Javier Andaluz says lightbulbs are only...
Read more + 24 Aug 2018
DICTATOR General Franco's remains will be exhumed from Madrid's Valle de los Caídos ('Valley of the Fallen') before the end of the year now the government has approved a Bill of Law, or Royal Decree, allowing the process to begin. A long-running campaign had been calling for Franco to be moved from a site which is dedicated to martyrs, heroes, and victims of war and oppression, since he is...
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