State of emergency ends on 7 june

MADRID - The Spanish government has previously declared it and is busy getting enough votes to have a sixth and final extension of the state of emergency passed by Parliament. As you know, the current state of emergency ends on June 7 but the de-escalation process ends on June 22. Therefore, the Sánchez government wants these two to coincide and thus both end on June 21, with an additional 15 days of...

1 juni beaches open marina baixa

From Monday, June 1, all provinces in the autonomous region of Valencia will be in the de-escalation phase 2. From that date, the municipalities in the provinces of Alicante, Valencia and Castellón will also be allowed to open the beaches and swim in the sea again, but then with measures to be taken. However, the municipalities of Benidorm and Torrevieja have already indicated that they will wait at...

Sale of homes to Foreigners fell by -3,2%

During the first half year, the sale of homes to foreigners fell by 3.2% to 51,720 homes sold. According to the data from the Consejo General del Notariado or the Association of Notaries, it is still the British, French and Germans who buy the most properties in Spain. An 18.6% of all homes sold in Spain went to foreign owners. During the first six months of 2019, 51,720 properties were purchased in Spain...

Altea saved from bad weather.

Altea saved from bad weather. The first "Gota fria" came this year on 12 September. This phenomenon is repeated almost every year around this time. However, this year it was the worst of the last 100 years. Especially to the south of Alicante, and with names the village of Orihuela, was hit hard. Seven people were killed, including a 66-year-old Dutch man. In Altea there was a bit of water damage and...

New mortgage law 15 march 2019

After more than three years of brooding under pressure from the European Union, the Spanish government ratified the new mortgage law (Ley 5/2019, the 15 de marzo), which protects consumers not only against incompetent advisors, intermediaries and financing for a (second) home in Spain. Below we list the most important points, as a follow-up to the previous article 'The new mortgage law in preparation'. 1....

Rent increased by 50% in six years on the Costa Blanca!

The Spanish Bank has announced figures on the evolution of rents in Spain. This shows that between 2013 and 2019 rents increased by 50%. The largest risers were measured in cities such as Valencia, Costa Blanca, Barcelona, Madrid, Málaga and Palma de Mallorca. The Banco de España investigation into rents in Spain looked at the prices that tenants have to pay that do not rent tourist properties, that is,...

Spain, the World’s Healthiest nation

Maybe it’s something in the gazpacho or paella, as Spain just surpassed Italy to become the world’s healthiest country. That’s according to the 2019 edition of the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index,which ranks 169 economies according to factors that contribute to overall health. Spain placed sixth in the previous gauge, published in 2017. Spain has the highest life expectancy at birth among...

Declaration of income Tax residents

DECLARATION OF INCOME TAX RESIDENTS IRPF You must file a declaration for the Spanish income tax IRPF before the end of June 2018 if you are a resident in Spain. Fiscal residents in Spain are all residents who live or stay in Spain for more than 183 days per year. This number of days does not have to be consecutive, so if you are in Spain for more than about 6 months (183 days) in total, you must state...

Eurofinca called now Casagalera

Now we are called Casagalera, Eurofinca.es was no longer available. We also have the 1st of February open our office is, in the galera de las palmeras Altea. You're welcome! Kind regards, Ton van...

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