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Act like a digital native in Spain

My son asked me recently, ‘How did you ever make arrangements with your friends when you were young without mobile messaging?’ It took me some time to think, given that we are talking a number of years ago. However, it was quite simple. You made arrangements before you went home for the next time you’d [...]

By | November 26th, 2014|General|0 Comments

How to complain in Spain

  Hopefully you will never have need to. However, chances are that at some point during your time in Spain you will be unhappy with some aspect of service, some goods you have bought or perhaps will be at the receiving end of a criminal offence. The good news is that the routes for complaint [...]

By | November 20th, 2014|General|0 Comments

5 steps to renting out property in Spain

5 steps to renting out property in Spain Do you rent out your house in Spain or have you ever considered it as an option? Some people buy Spanish property specifically to rent it out and get a return on their investment. Others come to the decision due to changing personal circumstances. Whichever route you [...]

By | November 13th, 2014|Home Services|0 Comments

Driving legally in Spain

Driving legally in Spain If you are a regular visitor or live in Spain, chances are you drive whilst you’re over here. Having access to your own transport can enhance your experience. Some people are proficient at making good use of public transport and find their way all over the country using only trains and [...]

By | November 6th, 2014|Home Services|0 Comments

Scam alert!

Scams, phishing, trolls. All language of the internet and all reminders of how it might have provided us with more opportunities but it’s also increased the threats.  Scams have always existed but never in as much abundance. The ways they think of confusing, beguiling and defrauding us are legion. Approaches taken vary from frightening us, [...]

By | October 29th, 2014|Home Services|0 Comments

How to behave in Spain

How to behave in Spain ‘Behave yourself’, ‘he just doesn’t know how to behave’, ‘what kind of behaviour do you call that?’. We’ve probably seen a fair share of erratic behaviour from children (and adults) during the barmy summer season. The heat combined with alcohol can make even a normally well-behaved individual qualify for an [...]

By | October 27th, 2014|General|0 Comments

Gota fria and the rain in Spain

Spain cannot be said to be a country of moderation.  Most things are done larger than life. Perhaps the level to which the Spanish seem to embrace life itself reflects the extremes of its climate. The summer heat can be unforgiving. The summer is harsh here, even though it’s enjoyed by those escaping the less [...]

By | October 1st, 2014|General|0 Comments

Electricity Companies Ask for Their Own Bad Bank

The real-estate sector in Spain has one and now the electricity companies want one too. What is it? It’s their very own version of the ‘bad bank’, or banco malo as it is known in Spanish. This idea is not a new one and has already been proposed to the Government as a way of [...]

By | September 25th, 2014|Home Services|0 Comments

Queues to Buy Property in Madrid and Barcelona

The state of the real-estate sector is not equal across the country. While some areas are deserted with barely a property purchaser in sight, in others prospective buyers are clamouring to get a look in at what’s on offer. Some areas have thousands of empty properties for sale, and finding an empty house or apartment [...]

By | September 16th, 2014|Property Finder Service|0 Comments

Price of Electricity to ‘Probably’ Drop More than 3.7%

According to an announcement from Spain’s minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, last week, the price of electricity will ‘most probably’ reduce by more than 3.7% this year. This figure, he says, is the same amount by which the cost of electricity fell last year. “In 2013, the price of electricity in [...]

By | September 11th, 2014|Home Services|0 Comments