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 […]

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Golden Visa Spain: 10 frequently asked questions

The Spanish Golden Visa is a success story. Spain is Europe’s leading Golden Visa supplier since 2017. Not surprisingly, Spain is the world’s second tourist destination. It ranks as one of the most attractive countries in the world to live and work in. A Golden Visa allows you and your family to live this dream. […]

Inheritance tax in Spain: regional tax reliefs to benefit ALL non-residents in the future (even outside the EU)

In July a new binding consultation from the Spanish Tax Office was released. Binding consultations are queries raised by taxpayers to the tax office and its reply binds its performance on a given matter. It is now the third one of its kind, and this one in particular is very well argued. With three like-minded […]