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Almeria aims to rent empty houses in the province

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New branch of Spanish Property Choice opens in Albox

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Top tips for buying a home abroad

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Abandoned new builds in Spain get completed

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Spain to overtake UK in commercial real estate demand

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UK stamp duty plan for energy efficient homes

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Building an extension onto your Spanish property

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Considering returning home because of Brexit?

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The ins and outs of getting a mortgage in Spain

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Brexit not deterring British interest in Spanish property

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Over five million people now have second homes

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Painting – DIY or pro?

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Record high for successful UK mortgage applications

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Breakthrough in property leasehold scandal

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Cool cave houses in Almeria

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