Archives for November 2007

November 30th, 2007

Under new town PGOU, new properties in Algorfa would turn a village with around 3,000 inhabitants into a large town with 60,000. Every municipality in Spain has a PGOU; a plan for development in the area that is approved by the regional government. The PGOU sets out which land can or ...

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November 29th, 2007

Not so long ago there were all kinds of restrictions on transferring money abroad due to currency controls that lots of countries had in place. They’re almost all gone now and it has become more of a natural thing for “ordinary people” to need to transfer money abroad. Most of the ...

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November 28th, 2007

The prediction that I am writing about is the need for holders of foreign EU driving licences (DLs) who are resident in Spain to have the periodical medicals just as the Spanish have to, and as specified in the EU Directive on the subject and I have stressed this for ...

Continue reading Ignorance is no excuse

November 27th, 2007

I had to laugh. Just back from Las Vegas and I find that the Spanish are to build their own rival in Aragon. The climate will be a little different from Nevada though - Most of Aragon enjoys decidedly seasonal weather. We receive more and more questions about property prices ...

Continue reading Size Matters

November 27th, 2007

Despite my reservations about the quality of the information produced by the Ministry of Housing, they do have access to all the price information that every one wants (even if they choose not to share it, or when they do, display it in suitably cryptic fashion). If you've ever tried to ...

Continue reading Ministry of Housing Cheat Sheet

November 27th, 2007

A VAST Las Vegas-style casino and theme park complex is to be built in a Spanish desert after the regional government in Aragon approved the £12.2 billion project last week. The casino “city”, to be built on 5,000 acres over the next decade in eastern Spain, will include 32 hotels, ...

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November 26th, 2007

José Fernández Pérez is the head of the Coasts Authority in the Ministry for the Environment. His department recently commissioned a report into coastal planning from Punta Carnero in the province of Cadiz to Almería, carried out by the Alatec Consultancy, in which over-building on the Malaga coastline is analysed. ...

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November 23rd, 2007

A TAX bill of up to €650 million could be facing thousands of Irish people who own property in Spain. It is estimated that close to 100,000 Irish people own a Spanish property on which local taxes and rates are payable. Up to 50% of these ...

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November 22nd, 2007

Recent reports on the effect of global warming on Spain's coastline are blamed for falling property prices in Murcia. Earlier this month, Greenpeace released a book of photographs, Photoclima: Imágenes de un futuro afectado por el cambio climático, showing the effect of global warming on Spain's environment. Among the most dramatic ...

Continue reading Environmental Reports Impact On Property Prices

November 21st, 2007

That famous Halifax business slogan “Always giving you extra” certainly rings true when it comes to expansion in the Canary Islands. In a fast-growing market, Fuerteventura welcomed the first Banco Halifax Hispania in September and now Fanabé on Tenerife has become the second prestigious location. Further branches are to follow, including ...

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November 20th, 2007

What can I say? I had never been to Las Vegas before and Kyero.com being nominated for Best International Property Portal seemed the ideal excuse to make the trip It wasn't that I doubted the quality of our web site in any way, but I was convinced that we wouldn't ...

Continue reading Surprised and Speechless in Las Vegas

November 20th, 2007

The golden swathe of sand stretched for miles into the hazy horizon and here and there little groups of sunbathers basked beneath the brilliant blue sky. I had to pinch myself to remember that this really was summer time in the south of Spain! Around the corner of ...

Continue reading Spain's Forgotten Costa

November 19th, 2007

Regional government plans to spend 30 million Euros between now and 2010 on restoring historic town centres. Anyone lookinb to buy a property in Spain to renovate may be interested to find out how many affordable, run-down buildings there are in the country's north-west. Now Galicia's junta (or xunta, ...

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November 19th, 2007

Kyero.com has been voted Best International Property Portal 2007. Against all odds and facing fierce competition from industry heavyweights, Rightmove.co.uk and Daft.ie, plus two other country-specific portals, Kyero.com clinched the accolade at the International Property Awards Gala dinner hosted at the prestigious Bellagio hotel, Las Vegas. Martin Dell, MD of ...

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November 16th, 2007

AT the end of October, Madrid made an announcement of a radical change in the policy that has seen Spain’s coast become saturated in concrete. Since the 1960s – when international tourism in Spain gained huge popularity – hotels, apartment blocks and homes went up at an alarming rate to satisfy ...

Continue reading Coastal Sustainability Update