Continued Growth Forecast for Spanish Second Homes Market


Couple at resortFollowing an excellent year for leading Spanish housebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, the firm is expecting to see continued growth for the Spanish second homes market in 2018.

Taylor Wimpey España recorded a total order book of 329 homes at the end of last year, representing a 12.3% increase in the same period in 2016.

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Expert Outlook for the Spanish Property Market in 2018


Malaga beach, Andalusia, Spain2017 was a positive year for Spain’s residential property market. With that in mind, industry expert Taylor Wimpey España offers its outlook for the sector in 2018…

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French Wealth Tax Changes Welcomed by British Expats


Flag of France sticking in 50 Euro banknotes.(series)British expats are welcoming changes to French wealth tax as of 1st January 2018, which previously implicated property buyers across the Channel.

Back in October 2017, President Macron’s reforms of this notorious wealth tax passed into law and have now come into effect, much to the delight of many British expats.

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Buy in Calabria for a Taste of Undiscovered Italy


Castle ScillaIf you know that you want to buy a place in Italy, but are still unsure of where to look, we bring you everything you need to know about Calabria – the picturesque region in the extreme south of the country.

The question most people ask when hearing about this relatively undiscovered part of Italy is, where is it? Left behind by its northern counterparts, Calabria has mostly only been enjoyed by other Italians. However, it is now slowly coming into its own, as people realise what this spectacular region has to offer.

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The French Ski Resorts that Benefitted from the Winter Olympics Effect


Christmas vacation in Europe.South Korea’s hosting of the 2018 Winter Olympics in February will be an opportunity to promote winter sports to the world, while demonstrating the diversity of today’s skiing destinations.

Skiingproperty.com adds that it’s also an occasion to recognise how important the French Alps have been, both in the history of the event and ski tourism as a whole.

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Pick the Pyrenees for a Pad on the Pistes


Ski Resort in the PyreenesSkiers and snowboarders are gearing up for the season, as the first snow falls across Europe. If you’re looking for a pad on the pistes, this is why you should pick the Pyrenees…

For those in the market for a ski home, remember that it’s not all about the Alps. If you prefer a calmer, more traditional setting, the Pyrenees is a perfect pick.

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2018 to bring New Flights to Mallorca


Cala Figuera, Mallorca, SpainMallorca is set to receive even more British visitors in 2018, as Thomas Cook and Jet2.com have announced new flight schedules from the UK.

This news arrives shortly after the latest figures show it was an excellent summer for Spain, with a record number of overseas visitors flocking to the Iberian nation. According to the National Statistics Institute (INE), Spain received almost 40m tourists during peak season, with experts fully expecting this number to rise next year.

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Look to Lisbon for a Lucrative Property Investment in 2018


Lisbon, Portugal Skyline at AlfamaAffordable mortgages, great value for money and new flight connections with the UK make Lisbon one of the most appealing European capital cities for a lucrative property investment in 2018, according to InternationalPropertyForSale.com.

Investors put off the UK market by cooling house prices and the likelihood of further interest rate hikes next year should instead consider the Portuguese capital, where conditions are more favourable, the firm believes.

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Record Summer for Spanish Property Recorded


Benidorm Alicante playa de Poniente beach sunset in SpainWith record levels of tourists visiting Spain this summer, international investment in Spanish property also continues to thrive.

According to the latest research by property consultants JLL, investment for the year so far has almost overtaken the amount ploughed into Spanish real estate for the whole of 2016.

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The Top Locations to Travel to in 2018


Spain Square (Plaza de Espana). Seville, Spain.If you’re an avid traveller, then the autumn is usually the time that you start thinking about where you’re going to visit in the New Year. Lonely Planet has all of the top locations to travel to in 2018…

The traveller’s best friend has taken the hard work and decision-making away with the release of its Best in Travel 2018.

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