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Buying property in Spain – The Rights Group’s Glossary of property terms

Our colleagues at Overseas Property Professional have reported that Britons have spent £12 billion on second homes over the last two years, based on new statistics from the UK Office for National Statistics. Apparently, Britons are spending £6 billion a year on the purchase of second homes – a staggering £4 billion more than two […]

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Brits and Spanish property – buying habits and new hot spots

A report from Currency UK Ltd London, 14 November 2005 Currency UK’s team of foreign exchange specialists spend much of their time assisting Brits transfer their funds abroad for property purchases, with Spain being the most popular destination. “Over the last few years we have seen several new areas gain in popularity and overtake the […]

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Timekeeping in Spain

"I don't suppose I'm qualified to comment about timekeeping as I live in Spain, where the 'mañana' syndrome (rather like the German beach towel) is not just a joke. It is a way of life and probably an inbred instinct." Bob Fretwell ponders the Spanish pace of living...

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Shopping in Spain

"In El Burgo, Julie needed a hairdresser shortly after moving there...we couldn't see one. A quick word with the local bar owner revealed there were seven! None of them had an outside sign as 'if you don't have a sign, you don't need a licence' - and didn't pay local business tax." Bob Fretwell discovers that shopping in the average Spanish village is still a very personal experience...

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How to learn Spanish quickly and easily

Spanish is a very useful language to learn as it is the world’s second most widely-spoken language. Outside of the popular coastal tourist resorts a basic knowledge of Spanish is invaluable. Even in the tourist resorts you will find the Spanish will not go out of their way to speak English to you. If you […]

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