HOME prices in Spain are rising at the fastest rate in a decade, according to a leading quantity surveyor – although they still remain far more affordable than at the height of the housing boom in 2007. According to figures by valuers Tinsa, the average residential property rose in price by 5.8% in the final quarter of 2018 – the highest increase seen per three-month period since 2007, a time when a typical home in Spain was worth €2...Read More
The fiestas honour the town's treasured image of the Jesús Nazareno are the most religious celebrations of the year in Xàbia. Today is the final day of the main programme of the festivities. Expect the temendously noisy ‘mascletà’ after midday mass, when the townspeople join a procession by candlelight to accompany the image back to its home in the blue-domed chapel of Calvario and the firework display which follows. Fireworks ... Read More
BRITISH expats aiming to be ‘Brexit Ready’ ahead of March next year are increasingly asking about their status as ‘permanent’ residents.
The current road show being staged by the British consulate team aims to answer personal questions over the UK leaving the European Union, a move scheduled for March 29, 2019, – although an agreed deal is likely to involve a transition period. However, there are a number... Read More