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Winter Fuel Payment

Life in Spain

What a cheek!  The UK government is going to stop giving me a Winter Fuel payment, just because I’ve retired to Spain. Frankly, my dear UK Gov, I don’t give a damn. Here in Moraira there’s a subtropical Mediterranean climate. There are sea breez...

Moors & Christians Moraira

Life in Spain

As you build your 5thsandcastle on Ampolla Beach in Moraira, trying to protect this one from the feet of the little devils you brought with you on holiday – look behind you at the real castle, and reflect on what it was trying to protect. Completed i...

Energy Performance Certificate In Spain

Property Focus Life in Spain Buying Property

As from the 1st June 2013 every domestic property for sale in Spain will require an energy performance certificate (EPC) which is regulated by the EC directive 2002/91/EC.  In Spain it is known as the Certificado de Eficiencia Energetica (CEE) a...

The Spanish Property Crisis 2013

Property Focus Buying Property

During the final boom year of 2006, over one million properties were sold in Spain which on reflection, was quiet remarkable. Those were the days of easy lending, which fuelled demand and inflated property prices. Since the end of 2007 to 2011 the pr...

Moraira Property News 2012

Property Focus Buying Property

Property sales in the Alicante province rose by 10% in August compared to the same period in 2011. The rise is attributed to the increase in the number of foreign buyers. On a national scale the buying level has also risen according to this report an...

A small mortgage a big difference!

Property Focus Buying Property

Even though the property market has seen significant price corrections over the past few years, they have tended to level out and hold some ground at least for the desirable ones! It’s always a good idea to view a range of property at slightly ...

Moraira & Javea property news Nov 2011

Property Focus Buying Property

It’s been 8 months since our last Moraira and Javea property news update. Time fly’sOver 93% of enquiries are for less than 400,000 euros and 70% of these are for less than 300,000 euros. Having spoken to many agents they have confirmed ...

Moraira Property Update Feb 2011

Property Focus Buying Property

The end of February 2011 is drawing in and before writing another news blog again, we thought we would see what kind of start to the New Year we, and many others, would have as far as the Moraira property market is concerned. Looking back and havi...

Moraira Property Update

Property Focus Buying Property

It’s been a while since we wrote about the Moraira property scene as we wanted to see and experience where it was heading. As far as the property market goes it has picked up significantly for most if compared to the previous two years. The market se...

Life In Spain

Things to do Life in Spain

I thought this news blog would be useful to those out there that may be single and wondering how on earth they are going to find love and companionship again. If you happen to be a happily married ex pat couple living in Spain enjoying the outdoor li...