Changing utilities


By Martha L. Director of Alanda Properties 1st of July 2020 On buying property in Spain, it becomes necessary to change the utility contracts (water & electricity) into your own name. This procedure is tedious and involves considerable red tape. At Alanda properties, we assist clients to change them over into their name without any […]

Once-in-a-lifetime buying opportunity


By Martha L. Director of Alanda Properties 3rd of June 2020 As explained in my previous post (Asking prices drop 30 to 40%!) Covid-19 has created a slew of buying opportunities. Every week clients contact us to list properties with discounts averaging 30%, or more. This level of widespread discounts is unheard of since the […]

Asking prices drop 30 to 40%!


By Martha L. Director of Alanda Properties 1st of May 2020   Covid-19 has brought a host of bad news in its deadly wake. However, we must strive to make an effort to stay positive and look forward, past this crisis. One of the first things that come to mind is the unique buying opportunity […]

What should I buy: penthouse or ground floor?


By Martha L. Director of Alanda Properties 1st of April 2020   Today April’s fool, I decided to write a brief post on the major differences between buying a ground floor and a penthouse in Spain. Unlike in the United Kingdom, in Spain penthouses are considered the superior choice, the more expensive and prestigious option. […]

What is IBI Tax?


By Martha L. Director of Alanda Properties Unbeknownst to most non-resident property owners, on buying property in Spain, you automatically become liable to pay IBI and basura tax on the following year. No one will give you the heads up on this tax, so it is up to you to find out how much you […]

Rental prices soar for 5th consecutive year in Spain!


By Martha L. Director of Alanda Properties Spain has once more pulverized its own records, for its fifth consecutive year rental prices have climbed at 5.5% YOY. But that’s not all, the price per rented metre square has reached a level unprecedented since 2007! Source: El Pais daily newspaper. As we published back in November […]

Buy your dream home in paradise: Costa del Sol


By Martha L. Director of Alanda Properties   The Costa del Sol boasts one of Europe’s most privileged climates. Honouring its name, the Costa del Sol has over 330 days of sunshine a year, light and warmth are never too far away. White pearly beaches stretch lazily far away until the land meets the sky, […]

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Buy a house in Spain & get a Golden Visa


Introduction To attain a Golden Visa residency permit is as easy as buying a house in Spain. A Golden Visa allows non-EU applicants to work, live and study in Spain (Europe). Spain’s Golden Visa programme allows affluent non-EU applicants, and their dependants, unfettered access across Europe´s Schengen Area. Travel unmolested through all of Europe! The […]

8 Tips for Buy-To-Let Success


  Location, location, location. Any article on real estate worth its salt usually starts with this timeless saying. A worn out trope no doubt, but that doesn’t make it any less true and it is hands down the first tip that is often forgotten or neglected by most. Property prices can increase or decrease, but […]