Brexit not deterring British interest in Spanish property

INTEREST from British buyers in the Spanish property has increased by nearly a fifth (17 percent) since in July and August. Zoopla, a UK property website, found that...

Over five million people now have second homes

THERE has been a 30 per cent increase between 2000-02 and 2012-14 in the proportion of adults who own multiple properties, rising 1.6 million to 5.2 million...

Painting – DIY or pro?

IT'S not every day that we require the services of a painter; it’s one of those things you only do a handful of times in your life. The...

Record high for successful UK mortgage applications

SUCCESSFUL mortgage applications in the UK reached a record high in the second quarter of 2017 with almost nine out of 10 done through intermediaries being granted. Overall...

Breakthrough in property leasehold scandal

IN what appears to be a positive step forward for homeowners caught in a leasehold trap, property developer Countryside Properties has agreed to buy back a number...

Cool cave houses in Almeria

ALMERIA province is famous for its troglodytic villages and it is quite common to come across cave houses or chanca, a group of houses carved into the...

Brexit a mixed message for Almeria property market

ALMERIA province was once revered as a clear property choice for British expatriates in Spain. In 2016, data from Spanish registrars showed that Almeria property sales were up...

Last time buyers get housing boost

LEGAL & GENERAL has announced the establishment of a series of retirement villages. Meeting the UK’s demographic, healthcare and affordable living needs, and consistent with Legal & General’s...

Never too old to get on the housing ladder

IT is well established that first time buyers in the UK are getting older but one man has waited more than most and just bought his first...

Demolition reprieve for 98 illegal Albox houses

ALMOST 100 homes built illegally in the La Aljambra neighbourhood of Albox between 2004 and 2006 are not to be demolished. The decision by an Almeria judge to...

Falling home ownership fuels rise in inequality

ACCORDING to a recent report, it has emerged that a fall in home ownership is fuelling the return of rising wealth inequality across Britain. Booming house prices in...

Unexpected rise in UK house prices

UK HOUSE prices held up better than expected last month although the year-on-year rate of price gains continued to cool. The average cost of a home in Britain...

UK rental costs tumbling

THE HEAT has been coming out of the rental market, with UK rents tumbling for the first time since 2009. The average rent on a new tenancy, beginning...

UK construction sector ‘vulnerable’ after result

THE CONSTRUCTION sector could be left vulnerable to the negative effects of political uncertainty following the indecisive result of the General Election, says the Federation of Master...

Picking the right selling season for your house

THE TIME of year can play a huge part in whether or not your house in the UK will sell fast. If you are looking to sell a...

Rural Spain’s population is dying out

SPAIN'S BATTLE against a severe drop in population in rural areas of the country has taken a new and surprising turn, by offering banking services closer to...
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