Michael Liggan – Reasons to consider a move to Spain

February 20, 2012 in Altavista Property, www.altavistaspain.com

Michael Liggan looks at what motivates people to consider a move to Spain, and finds that there is more than one reason.

Of all the reasons cited by immigrants for their decision to move from Northern Europe to Spain (better weather, more relaxed lifestyle, improved healthcare), few have seriously considered the difference in crime rates. Yet now, with the UK’s serious crime statistics showing a marked annual increase, this aspect is starting to be discussed.

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Altavista Property Spain–Spanish Property Shortage Possible

January 16, 2012 in Altavista Property, Michael Liggan News, www.altavistaspain.com

With unemployment at record levels and property price falls accelerating in many areas, good news from Spain is thin on the ground.

Much has been made of Spain’s property glut but it seems that in the Costa del Sol at least, falling prices are beginning to clear the market.

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Confidence Returning To Costa del Sol Property Market

December 22, 2011 in Altavista Property, Michael Liggan News, www.altavistaspain.com

A recent article published by the Financial Times highlights the fact that confidence is returning to the property market on the Costa del Sol – and in particular the evergreen favourite of Marbella.

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Kyero.com reports huge increase in Foreign Investment in Spanish Property

October 17, 2011 in Altavista Property, Michael Liggan News, Spain News

Renowned Spanish property portal Kyero.com reported recently that Spanish property is enjoying a new wave of overseas investors, most likely due to the substantial discounts on offer.

The article cites statistics from the bank of Spain which show foreign investment in property in Spain surged by 32.8% in the first half of 2011 over the same period in 2010, to 2,445 million euros.

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Spanish property news: Bank repossessions more expensive but better financed?

October 17, 2011 in Altavista Property, Michael Liggan News, Spain News

According to a recent article by Mark Stucklin for his respected website spanishpropertyinsight.com, new research has found that banks are exploiting their control of mortgage financing to sell their properties at above market rates.

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Spanish Property buyers look for homes with outdoor space

October 10, 2011 in Altavista Property, www.altavistaspain.com

A recent survey conducted by Savills International and HomeAway.co.uk found that people looking to buy a property in Spain often look for homes with balconies or terraces in order to make the most of the better weather.

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Spain named a top destination for quality of life

October 4, 2011 in Altavista Property, Michael Liggan News, www.altavistaspain.com

Spain has been singled out as one of the best places in Europe in terms of life quality, with only France ranking higher.

The uSwitch Quality of Life Index looks at a range of factors, including average earnings, spending on healthcare, utility prices and the number of hours of sunshine per year.

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Buying Property with Altavista Spain

October 4, 2011 in Altavista Property, www.altavistaspain.com

When it comes to investing overseas what are your best options? There are a number of things you can sink your money into, but probably one of the surest ways to get an excellent return on your investment is to go into property. Altavista Spain specialises in this type of investment and their years of experience in the property industry allow them to offer a pretty unrivalled service when it comes to locating wise investments.

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Altavista Property on property investments in and around Marbella

September 19, 2011 in Altavista Property, www.altavistaspain.com

We all know that property investment is big business these days, but not everyone has considered investing in property overseas. At Altavista Property we are acutely aware that overseas investments are very lucrative, but should you be considering something like this, you need to know where to buy.

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Altavista Spain – Spanish Property and Inheritance Tax

September 13, 2011 in Altavista Property, Michael Liggan News

According to Mark Roach, Company Director and Spanish Tax Consultant at Wincham Consultants, non-resident property owners in Spain are sitting on a ticking IHT time bomb. “Most owners do not understand that their heirs and their estate will pay IHT in two jurisdictions, Spain and their Country of Domicile”, says Mark in an article for the Euro Weekly News.

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