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The 10 Most Common Tourist Cons to Watch Out For

Whenever you go on holiday abroad, it’s always best to keep your wits about you and try to ensure that you don’t fall for any of the common ways in which tourists are often ‘taken for a ride’. Getting caught out by one canny opportunist could be an incredibly costly mistake, and could even end [...]

By | September 3rd, 2014|General|0 Comments

Are You Watching Your Electricity Consumption This Summer?

Did you know that the cost of electricity in Spain went up by a further 8% in July? Personally, I can’t keep up with its meanderings, but what I do know is that the Government’s energy reform has not really been a success. Despite reassurances from the government team that after the reform, electricity prices [...]

By | August 5th, 2014|Home Services|0 Comments

Rental Prices Increase for First Time in 12 Quarters

The average price of renting a property in Spain rose by 1.5% during the second quarter of this year, according to a study carried out by Fotocasa and the IESE Business School. This is the first time that the cost to rent a home has gone up in the last 12 quarters, or 3 years. [...]

By | July 14th, 2014|Home Services|0 Comments

Spain Third European Country to Exceed 6 Billion Euro in Property Sales

Property investors, and investors of all kinds, in fact, have had their eye on Spanish real estate for some time now. So much so that during the first 6 months of this year, they have invested a total of 6 billion euro into distressed properties in this country. According to the report by Cushman & [...]

By | July 2nd, 2014|Property Finder Service|0 Comments

End of the Electricity Price Hike Nightmare?

We thought that with the regulation of the energy sector and a new system being put in place after the Government stepped in that, that would be the end of our electricity bill increase nightmares and the service would resume some kind of normality. That’s what we were led to believe, but that quite possibly [...]

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

Which Airlines Offer the Cheapest Tickets to Fly from Spain?

Most people, particularly regular air travellers that like to save a few euro, will opt for a low-cost airline when it comes to flying out of the country, or even around it. This is usually the cheapest option available. Flight finder Trabber.es has carried out a study to find out which airline is regularly the [...]

By | June 2nd, 2014|General|0 Comments

Net Closes in on Illegal Tourist Apartment Rentals

If you have ever visited Spain on holiday and stayed in an apartment for the duration of your vacation, it is possible that you have been put up in an illegal tourist apartment. It has been estimated that there are currently half a million of these apartments that are rented out temporarily to tourists when [...]

By | May 22nd, 2014|Home Services|0 Comments

New Spanish Traffic Law in Force with Tougher Sanctions

Were you aware that the driving regulations for motorists and cyclists changed last Friday? There are a number of new laws that you all need to know about particularly if you travel about by car or on two wheels. Sanctions are tougher, but it is easier to pay them (if that’s any consolation). Here are [...]

By | May 7th, 2014|Home Services|0 Comments

New Passport Fees Announced for UK Citizens Living Abroad

A few weeks ago, On the Pulse provided an article about the new procedure to renew British passports online. There were many comments about how expensive a new passport is for expatriates that live overseas. Well, it is possible that this was the overwhelming sentiment for the thousands of ex British citizens that are now [...]

By | April 18th, 2014|General|0 Comments

All New Cars to Be Fitted with Emergency Call System by 2015

An EU initiative has been put in place which aims to ensure that all new cars built within the European Union are fitted with an eCall tracking and emergency call device by October next year. The way in which the eCall system works is that if the vehicle has a serious accident or collision anywhere [...]

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