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Energy certificate obligatory for re-sale-houses in Spain

Last Saturday the new regulation for energy certificates was published. Basically as from the 1st of June 2013, when building, selling or renting a house, a copy of an energy certificate must be shown to the prospective purchaser or tenant. Country properties form no exception to the rule although there seems to be an escape for holiday houses.

Top 5 tips on how to sell your house in Spain

Although the forecasts for property sales in Spain in 2013 are a bit better then last years, it is still not easy to sell your house. We can imagine that vendors sometimes feel they have lost grip completely. Based on our experience over the last 3 years we would like to share with you  5  tips that will definitely improve the chance of selling your house.

Important tax changes for residents in Spain

New tax legislation has come into place which will affect (tax) residents in Spain. Essentially, this will introduce an obligation to report assets located abroad and whose value exceeds € 50,000 on December 31 each year. The new legislation applies to all natural and legal individuals, resident in Spanish territory.

Well priced quality property sells!

December 19th 2012, Villas & Fincas, Casares.  Review on the Andalusian Country Property market 2012 has been a turbulent year again for the Real Estate sector in Spain. Focusing on Andalusia and the Costa del Sol we have seen a continuing drop of prices. The official figures give a decrease since the peak in 2007 […]

Energy Label obligatory when selling a country property

Probably in November 2012 a new’ Decreto Real’ will be published, obliging house owners to provide an energy label when they sell or rent their house. The regulation comes from the EC and most EC countries have applied this accordingly. Spain has untill the 1st of January 2013 to adjust the law to this regulation. […]

Dr. Doom goes Real Estate

By Frits Panhuyzen One of the most prominent gurus in the world, Marc Faber, knows it for sure: In his newsletter www.gloomboomdoom.com he sees, as well as former Bundesbank-banker Thilo Sarrazin, opportunities in for investors. The two would like to invest in real estate again. Faber was originally a Swiss investment analyst, entrepreneur and author and lives […]