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Why property prices in Spain have gone through the roof

Some of the main reasons prices in Spain and in particular on the Costa Blanca have gone so crazy (generally acknowledged as doubling in the last four years) are: As the British have seen their house prices soar, they have remortgaged heavily and taken some of the equity out of their main home in order […]

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Essential tips on renting a villa in Spain

"A villa conjures up visions of luxury but the truth is that many villas are old and in need of updating. You can go from cheap and cheerful villa hire to a villa that would cost thousands a week and appeal to pop stars or movie stars." Mark Eastwood of helps you choose the right holiday villa to rent.

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The Essential Guide to hiring a car in Spain

These are a few things you should know before you hire a car in Spain: What’s included in the price and what ISN’T You can come across some amazing-looking prices but when you look at the detail you find that they don’t include unlimited mileage, local taxes or insurances. You may not be doing much […]

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Estoy cambiando en un nómada (part two)

(“I’m turning into a nomad”) Part Two by Bob Fretwell (ex El Burgo, ex Fuente de Piedra, ex La Roda de Andalucia) (previously ex-Warrington, Swadlincote, USA, Mexico, Paraguay and a few others) Six months of builders overhead and in the street, a smoking chimney, two perpetually barking dogs next door, and the imminent prospect of […]

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Estoy cambiando en un nómada (Part One)

"Our neighbours on one side owned the upstairs of the house next door and the ground floor of the house on the other side of us. Their plan (though we didn't realise that then) was to join their properties together by building over us. It took more than six months." Bob and Julie Fretwell are driven to distraction - and to move - by builders, dogs, smoking chimneys and yet more builders...

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