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Are you looking for property for sale in Spain? With idealista, the leading Spanish real estate website, you can find villas and houses for sale in Spain quickly. Spain is notorious for having built far too many houses and apartments in the boom years and being unable to sell them. In truth, the backlogs have been sold in. Find a property for sale in Spain. Search houses for sale in Spain with albir-properties-for-sale.com.ru

With villas, fincas, apartments and larger houses for sale, there is a great range of property in Spain and Rightmoveoverseas. Property in Costa Blanca is some of the most well-liked property in Spain as the Costa Blanca is one of the most popular destinations for Brits, whether it is for a summer holiday or a destination for a second home, property in Costa Blanca is first choice for many. Property in Costa Blanca is well liked for its close proximity to the major tourist destinations of Benidorm and Alicante; and Costa Blanca itself is made up of over kilometres of coastline within the Province of Alicante in Spain.

A popular Costa for tourists looking for beautiful beaches, sun kissed villas in Costa Blanca and great food; the Costa Blanca extends from the towns of Denia from the north to Torrevieja in the south and has a well developed tourism industry. Property in Costa del Sol Property in Costa del Sol is becoming increasingly popular as golf properties in the Costa del Sol and golf resorts in the Costa del Sol have become hot picks for both investors and holidaymakers.

Recently, the Costa del Sol has become known as the 'Costa del Golf' due to the growing number of high quality golf courses and resorts; many of which are centred around Marbella.

The Costa del Sol, which, translated means 'sunny' or 'sunshine' coast, was once made up of many small, quiet fishing villages; the region now, however, has transformed into a world renowned tourist destination with high-rise settlements and chic villa resorts running the length of the coastline.

If your dream overseas property lies in Spain, head south and invest in property in The Costa Tropical. Framed by the Sierra Nevada national park, fringed by beautiful seas and nestled between Almeria's desert-like coast to the East and the thriving beaches of the Costa del Sol to the west, lies the 'secret coast' of the Costa Tropical! Property in The Costa Tropical is relatively inexpensive as mass tourism has yet to hit the Spanish Costa; so if you want to purchase property in The Costa Tropical, venture southwards to pick up bargain properties while they're there to be had!

The Costa Tropical, with more than years if history and historic sites such as the world famous Alhambra, lush gardens and breathtaking castles; is the next Spanish property hotspot with one of the healthiest climate in Europe and second in the world!

Property in the Canary Islands The Canary Islands, all of volcanic origin, are much closer to the coast of Africa than to mainland Spain and those who purchase property on the Canary Islands benefit from the remarkably mild climate the islands have; thanks to their mid-Atlantic location.

While the Canaries are best known for their pristine beaches, property in the Canaries offer views of strikingly diverse landscapes. Whether you invest in property in Gran Canaria, property in Fuerteventura, property in Lanzarote, property in Tenerife, property in La Palma, property in Gomera or property in Hierro, you will be surrounded by either sub-tropical rainforests, arid plains, pine woods, sand dunes, mountain peaks or remarkable flora.

The main tourist resorts are excellent for water sports, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, tennis, golf and so on. The local people take great pride in their folklore traditions and the carnival festivities are famous throughout Spain.

The Balearic Islands; Minorca, Majorca and Ibiza; are amongst the most popular holiday destinations in the whole of Europe and their excellent climate, beaches and natural beauty attracts visitors and investors form around the world.

Property in Majorca is attractive to investors as Majorca is the largest and most commercial of the island. Within this time your lawyer should complete all the searches on the property - confirming that the seller own the property being sold, there are no mortgages or charges and that planning consents are in order.

Once both parties sign the main contract, it is binding. The arras contract or full private contract will usually require a 10 to 20 per cent deposit to be paid. The buyer is then committed to pay the balance of the price, and the seller once the money has been paid must transfer ownership to the buyer. If the seller pulls out of the transaction he must return double the amount of the deposit received by way of compensation. If the buyer pulls out he will lose the deposit paid. This will happen at their office and be accompanied by the agreed final payment and all the relevant purchase taxes.

The Escritura is then presented by the Notary to the Land Registry for registration and the property is passed to the new owner. Final registation of the title deed can take several months. With a new-build property, obviously completion can take a lot longer, and the payments are split over stages of the build process, and the developer should provide bank guarantees against each payment.

This protects your payments in the event the developer fails to complete the property or goes bust. Finally, make sure that you have insurance for your property, ensure all service contracts are in your name telephone, water, electrics etc.

Just as in the UK, you can authorise someone normally your lawyer to act on your behalf with regard to your legal matters in Spain. This is often wise, as travelling to Spain to sign documents can become inconvenient or mean that you miss an essential signing date through ill-health or travel disruption. A Power of Attorney can be either general or limited to a specific function for example, the signing on your behalf of the escritura Deeds to your intended property. So, apply for this as soon as you start looking for a property.

Currently, you must apply for your NIE number in person although the rules on this tend to change from time to time; your estate agent or lawyer, who should help you. You can purchase Spanish property very quickly, if you are a cash buyer and you have an NIE number. Certainly, it is not unknown for the Spanish in particular to see a property and be the owner with full access later on the following day.

However, this is not the way to proceed for any foreign buyer and you should never rush to buy — or be rushed. Rather, you must always allow your lawyer and building surveyor ample time to do their proper investigations.

A good estate agent will help you in your search for a property but it is important to remember that just like in the UK, they represent the seller. You need your own representation in the form of an independent lawyer that you choose.

Needless to say there are many estate agents operating in Spain, of all nationalities, with British agents or agents with English language ability common in most coastal areas. So, finding an agent with whom you can communicate is rarely a problem. But finding a good one is key to your success. It is advisable to contact a lawyer at the early stages of a sale. They will confirm their fees and will also inform you about taxes, etc.

Certificate of Energy Performance. You can be fined for advertising your property for sale or long term rent without this Certificate. You can ask your property agent to organise this for you.

Mortgage cancellation costs. If there is a mortgage charge on the property that you want to sell, even it you paid it off years ago, you need to make sure that the charge has been lifted from the Property Registry.

This involves Notary and Land Registry fees, and you should allocate approximately ,00 Euros for this. Remember: even if you have paid the mortgage totally, you still need to remove the charge from the property in the Land Registry , and unless you instruct the bank to do it, that will not be done.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form. Hello, its a very useful account of essential information , it seems, but for non residents in Spain.

I am a UK expat who is resident, with the legal certificate, so how would I find out which bits apply to me, when I sell my apartment here in Spain? Dear Teresa Thank you very much for your comment.

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Documentation needed when selling a house in Spain: Should you trust Fuster & Associates to complete the sale of your property in Spain, our. Selling your property in Spain? Very useful information and tips for NON RESIDENTS planning to sell their home in Spain. Spain is notorious for having built far too many houses and apartments in the boom years and being unable to sell them. In truth, the backlogs have been sold in.

Charging the buyer is not a common practice in Spain and many foreign buyers are led to believe otherwise. It is the seller that pays the commission from the money that was paid for the sale of the property. However, sometimes the agent can receive a portion of their commission when signing the option contract for their assurance should the sale fall through. So my advice would be to make sure you know about the commission distribution and percentage in advance before dealing with any agent and preferably have that in writing to avoid any surprises.

Thank you for your question. Since you did not make any profit you probably do not have to pay CGT. The Spanish tax office often takes its time to give you back the money left after paying all taxes.

Ask also for any other copies of the papers related to the sale. Hopefully, you also have the invoice of the euro commission and any other paper that can give you a clue as to where the other euros are. Were you there at the notary when the sale was completed?

I say that because I have seen cases where the estate agent had sold the property for a different price and has kept the difference. I am not saying this is the case, but it has happened before. You can also find out directly from the buyer what price they actually paid for since it seems quite odd that you paid You will probably have to go to the town hall and tax office to find exactly what has happened and if your taxes have already been paid or not, what was the exact amount that was paid and when do you expect to get any refunds and how much it is.

You certainly have a point there. You can do both, sell privately and through 1 or more agents, why not. You can, for example, try to sell it privately first for a couple of months and then decide to go through an agent. I would advise, however, to quote the same price for all clients, even if they come through an agent.

It is also not fair for the agent to have your property listed for a lower price privately and is not a motivating factor for them either and your goal is ultimately to sell the property.

Some agents might also have a client database that they can ring up to see if they are interested in your property and that is a good thing since it increases your chances of selling it. I am afraid you will still have to pay CGT since the property in Spain is not your primary residence. On top of that, if the reinvested amount is less than the total amount received in the transfer, only the proportional part of the capital gain obtained that corresponds to the amount reinvested will be excluded from taxation.

But this only in case your property in Spain is your primary residence. I would definitely wait after 2nd July to sell your property. Anyway, you can already advertise it and start to make the arrangments to move back to the UK, since selling your property might take longer than expected. But I would recommend, if you find a buyer, to have the completion signed after the 2nd of July. I assume the property you own in Spain is your primary residence and you both are owners and are above If that is the case you do not need to pay CGT if you sell after 3 years, and you will only have to pay the municipal plusvalia, the estate agent and solicitor if you have any.

Inheriting a property is much like buying a property when it comes to paying CGT. In your case you will have to pay CGT from the moment you inherited the property since all taxes were already paid when you inherited the property. I am a little bit confused as to how another property, in this case and old finca, could be added to the deeds. I imagine it was an old ruin on the premises which was reformed.

You might only be able to deduct half of that if you are planning to reinvest by buying another property that is half the value of your sold property. When you sell your house in Spain you will have to pay your taxes in Spain and next year you will have to do your income tax declaration in Spain.

You can transfer the money to your bank account in the UK, but for the tax declaration, you will have to declare your UK bank account. When transferring the money to the UK it is also a good idea to see what exchange rate your bank is charging, it is sometimes a smart move to use a currency broker to transfer your funds to the UK since that can also save you thousands of pounds. Just a quick reply to your question. In Spain when you buy a house it is wysiwyg what you see is what you get.

The airconditioning is not even part of the physical structure of the house and it is not possible to claim form any damages. Only in some extreme cases would the buyer be able to claim for structural construction damages, eg: buildings affected by aluminosis the degeneration of cement used in construction.

Rest assured that they will also not spend money on a solicitor for euros and it is only a scare tactic. So the best thing you can do is ignore it. I know it is outrageous what some agents charge.

There even are agents that charge commission from both buyer and seller. The problem is that the profession of estate agent is not regulated in Spain and everybody with as little as a mobile phone can call himself estate agent. However, many agents do a good job, but because of the fierce competition in the field and the long time it takes to sell a house in Spain on average 10 months agents are sometimes forced to charge these high commissions to prevent going out of business.

Nevertheless, it feels indeed very injust compared to the fees in the UK. On the positive side a proper agent will give you an invoice for selling your property, which you can use to deduct from your capital gains tax, but in your specific case, you do not have to pay CGT since you already meet the exception criteria. There is, however, a growing group of agents that sell property for a fixed fee, which might be of your interest. I have gathered a list of these on-line agents in Spain.

When buying a new home, it very much depends on your situation and the region in Spain you are going to buy in. Hopefully, you both have your primary residence set in Spain for more than 3 years, since then you would be exempted from paying capital gains tax. When buying another property in Spain, you will have to pay your regular buying taxes as explained in this article.

Just to make sure ask the buyers solicitor if its for that. Otherwise, I see no reason why you should pay anything else. All other taxes are the same for both residents and non-residents. The period to be eligible for the GCT exception is 3 years at the minimum. My advice would be to gather all official invoices you have incurred for home improvements, solicitors costs etc and even the costs and invoices form your purchase in , since you can deduct all these costs from your CGT.

I do not understand your statement that the selling costs are greater than the purchase price. In the old days more than 5 years ago it was a common practice to buy a property with big sums of B money to avoid paying extra taxes.

Nowadays, it is almost impossible to do that since the tax office will make their calculations and buyers and sellers can get fined for selling at a low price. To do that you would have to make an inventory list. So if you sell it for It can be the case that an agent does not have many properties to offer a client and therefore might look for other partners or collaborating agents to offer the client more properties to choose from.

That is normal, and in these specific cases both agents will split the commission 2. It seems the agent you contacted is trying to profit from buyer and seller, and I would have serious doubts to trust such an agent. If the price in the deeds of your apartment when you bought it in is higher than the price you are selling it for now, then, in theory, you should not have to pay any capital gains tax. I say in theory because the Spanish tax office also has to believe that you are selling it for a lower price, otherwise, you can expect to receive a fine, but hopefully, I hope that does not happen.

The thing is that you bought the apartment during the crisis and since then Spanish property prices have gone up, but the tax office sees that differently. The tax office calculates the value of your apartment and takes many things into consideration. The walls are also taken to increase the m2 surface as well as a small percentage of communal grounds, such as pools, gardens, etc… There is no guarantee that if you appeal against the tax office you will get your euros back.

Anyway, you need to prove that your apartment was sold for the actual selling price at the time you bought it. Bear in mind that a solicitor will also cost you money, probably in the region of euros.

If you decide to appeal, the tax office will inspect the sale and any other sales on that complex and there might be that some apartments were sold or have been sold for If that is not the case you have a good chance getting of your money back.

So you have to calculate that on top. For example: Selling price It is indeed very frustrating that the Spanish tax office takes a very long time to pay out refunds. I know firsthand that in some cases it takes up to 3 years and more. Many foreign sellers just forget about it and close their Spanish back account and that money stays in the tax office.

The frustrating part is that in most cases it is not worth it going to a solicitor for this since it is not more than 5. Important: If you closed your Spanish bank account you need to give a power of attorney to your solicitor so that they can reclaim the money back for you. So only you are eligible for this exception in this specific scenario.

For your wife to avoid paying CGT a smart thing can also be to reinvest the profit by purchasing another property in Spain. For example, buying a smaller or cheaper property. By reinvesting your profit you are also exempt from paying CGT. Hope that helps. Kind regards Robbert. Share this Article. We sold our house feb which we had lived in over 15 years. We do not like living in the apartment and want to sell. Purchase price selling price maybe euro we know we may have some capital gains to pay.

My question if we buy a static caravan on Residential Park Site near Antequera euro monthly community fee euro. Will this be classed as buying another home avoiding the retention fee. Regards Trevor Dear Trevor, We are not totally sure we understand your question about the retention.

Greetings from Malaga, I am 69 and my wife is 55 years old and we both are Spanish residents. We lived in our house for 22 years and we are now selling our house. Am I exempt from paying capital gains tax for only half the selling value and responsible for paying tax on the other half because my wife is not 65 yet? Thanks in advance. Is this correct? We are non-residents in Spain. Thank you in advance. I overheard someone talking about a new rule in Spain which is that the bank now is the one paying notary fees and other costs when buying a property in the country.

Is that really true? We are in the process of purchasing a property in Spain. We have paid the deposit and everything appears to be going through. We are living in England and paying the price in pounds to an English Bank as the sellers are English. We agreed on on a price at euro rate to the pound some months ago, but this has now fallen. However, we have just been sent a list of legal retentions that must be paid by the sellers. However, this long list -Spanish capital gains, plusvalia, estate agent pending fees, pool declaration costs is being added up and converted from euros to pounds and we are expected to deduct this off the sellers selling price for the property and transfer the money to Spain in euros.

The fall in the pound, plus transfer fees is going to cost us a lot of extra money. Is this right? Your guidance on this would be helpful The exchange rate should be the rate on the day of the purchase to avoid further discussions about this. It was left in a will. The solicitor told us it was sold but now we cant get in contact with him. We have tried calling, emailing, WhatsApp but no response.

What should we do next? How long does it take for seller to receive money after completion of sale? Hello, We bought a villa in We paid showing clearly on our escritura Euros , and Plus Valia Euros 60, So we actually paid euros , approximately.

Now in we are selling at gross euros , Please — will capital gains profit tax be levied on us at , or ,? Namely, our cost for current tax liability purposes was K or K? At the time of signing, how does it work that we would have already paid off Do we just agree between seller and buyer that the house is being bought for Also, am I correct in assuming the buyer pays no estate agent fees?

Hi, We live in Mallorca in a house purchased by my husband 11 years ago. He is non-resident, works overseas for more than 6 months of the year. This is our main home. What tax implications when selling?

Thank you You would have to pay quite a lot of Capital Gains tax since you made quite a lot of profit. I am a resident of the USA and live in California. My mother who was born and raised in Spain passed away recently. In her will, she transferred ownership of a piece of property she owned to my brothers and I. We are now on title for the property and we want to sell it to a family member in Spain or list it on the open market we want to do this remotely and not have to come up to Spain for this transaction.

We want to understand what the market value is for the property so we think the best way forward is to get a fair market value opinion from 2 to 3 agents who work in that part of Spain. Once we have a number for the fair market value we can then discuss a purchase price with our cousin or we may decide to list it on the open market.

What is the best way to start this process? And do you think we need more than one opinion from a real estate agent as to what the fair market value is? If we decide to sell to our family member we will, of course, save quite a bit on the commissions so if we decide to go that route I am assuming that all we would need is an attorney to help with the transaction?

We bought a property for k euros in and are now selling at 85k! So we will have to pay a large amount even though we have lost money! Is there anything we can do about this? We believe the lady went to prison! Thanks, Sandy Sadly enough you cannot undo what the selling amount is in the escritura of , since you signed for it by power of attorney. Are there any other options for her?

Hi there, in your article you do not mention that the buyer also has to pay Estate agency fee. Would you be able to explain in what areas of Spain they follow similar practice?

You will also find magnificent houses for sale on the Costa Blanca, with breath-taking views. One more reason to look for a house for sale in Valencia: it is the region for Paella and the syrupy wine of Alicante! Apartments and houses for sale in Valencia.

Located in the south of Spain, Andalousia offers magnificent landscapes. Fine sandy beaches and olive groves as far as the eye can see, sheltered creeks on the Costa de la Luz, the rolling hills of the Sierra Nevada, or small fishing villages with white houses, there is something for all tastes.

Once under muslim rulership, this is a rich land, shaped by the mix of cultures that have influenced it. This is also visible in the property in Andalousia. If you like golf, choose an apartment for sale in Malaga, now well known as one of the capitals of European golf.

If on the other hand, you like the passion of the flamencos, the ferias and the tapas, you will certainly prefer a house for sale in Sevilla, or in the old town of Cadiz. You will certainly fall in love with this region for the warm good heartedness of its inhabitants! Apartments and houses for sale in Andalusia.

Catalonia is above all the region of Barcelona and the magnificent Costa Brava, but also the Catalonian Pyrenees in the back country. It is a province loaded with history and art, where one can see famous works signed by Gaudi, Dali, or Picasso and buildings like the Sagrada Familia and the Poblet Monastery which have all given Catalonia its world wide reputation.

So what are you waiting for to make your property purchase on the most sought after coastline in Spain? Apartments and houses for sale in Catalonia. The Canaries are an archipelago comprising 7 volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean, off the Moroccan coast. Well known for the preserved marine life and countryside the islands shelter 5 nature reserves , the Canaries are also a destination for wind surfers. As to Canary Island property, it is still affordable after prices dropped in You will find there all types of property: apartments for sale in Lanzarote or Gran Canaria, houses in the small colonial towns of Tenerife, or fishermans' houses in the small coastal villages and ports of Fuerteventura.

And do not miss, for any reason, the grand carnaval of Santa Cruz in February! Apartments and houses for sale in The Canary Islands. Located between Andalousia and the province of Valence, the province of Murcia is not as well known as its neighbours.

It has however, an outstanding asset: it is one of the sunniest areas in Europe. It offers spectacular landscapes: small villages, long, fine sand beaches on the Costa Calida, but also western style cowboy decors in the back country. Property in Murcia is varied: apartments with sea views in San Pedro del Pinatar, coastal villas in San Javier, or maybe you will feel tempted by the charm of the houses in the village of Aguilas.

Worth noting: the province is very well known for its spa resorts with healing mud treatments! Apartments and houses for sale in Murcia. The Balearic Islands are in the Mediterranean, just two hours from most European capitals by plane. With their reputation for well preserved countryside, the Balearic Islands offer magnificent landscapes, varying from lovely creeks with turquoise water to mountains with winding pathways for the more energetic visitors.

Partygoers will not feel left out, with the famous Ibiza, queen of the night, with appearances from artists from all over the world. Property in the Balearic Islands is varied and you will find apartments there with sea views in the small coastal villages, or character houses to renovate in Cuitadella or Mahon on Minorca for example.

So would you prefer to buy a house in Minorca, or an apartment on the hilltops of Ibiza? Apartments and houses for sale in The Balearic Islands. Often nicknamed the Spanish Brittany, Galicia is the wildest province of Spain.

Covered in pine and eucalyptus trees, the green countryside runs along a magnificent coastline, with many lighthouses and never-ending beaches. Property in Galicia is affordable, from the houses in Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, to the little coastal fishing villages.

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If you fancy early retirement in warm sunshine even in January, the occasional round of golf, the grandchildren just a couple of hours flying time away, yep, this is the place. For all its economic problems in recent years, living and buying property in Spain is easy. Choosing where to buy your house in Spain might be your biggest problem. There are ten islands to choose from, the Balearics in the Mediterranean or the Canaries in the Atlantic.

Wherever you decide on, you will probably have a good choice of property. Spain is notorious for having built far too many houses and apartments in the boom years and being unable to sell them. We could go on: Spain has a wonderful culture, cuisine and countryside. As always, location is key. For those seeking a property in more authentic Spain, there are hill-top white villages with farmers riding donkeys through them, Moorish wonders such as the Alhambra and the coolest of cities Barcelona and Madrid - and prices have already begun to rise in Marbella, hotpots in the Balearics, and the ever-popular Costa Blanca.

There are a number of property hotspots in Spain to consider right now - in fact, some of them never really cooled off, such as recession-proof Mallorca , still attracting the mega-rich and royalty, and ever fashionable Ibiza , drawing the children of the buyers who discovered it in the Sixties. The southern Costa Blanca has so many advantages for property hunters, including a plethora of golf courses near popular towns like Villamartin and Playa Flamenca , and just about the healthiest climate in Europe.

The northern Costa Blanca, less affected by development and with more building restrictions in place, draws buyers to towns including Moraira , Javea , Denia , Calpe and Benissa Costa. Inland of these resorts, the Orba and Jalon valleys are increasing in popularity for buyers seeking a more tranquil location than the coastal resorts; and also more bang for their buck.

Going south to the Costa del Sol, glitzy Marbella might said to be well and truly booming, with new developments back in vogue and great demand for holiday rentals.

Buying an overseas property is an exciting thing to do and Spain is a great place to choose. However, it is important to go about things the right way and equip yourself with as much information as possible before settling on that dream home. One of the most valuable pieces of advice is to instruct your own independent solicitor to assist you with your purchase, just as you would when buying property in the UK.

The estate agent will be a valuable source of information on properties, pricing and the surrounding area and will understand the buying process having been through it many times before, but they are acting for the vendor and you need an experienced solicitor — who understands the language as well — to act for you.

Once you have found your property, the purchase process begins with a reservation agreement. The deposit is usually held by your lawyer or your agent in a client or escrow account. Within 10 days of signing the reservation agreement, the full private purchase contract contrato de arras is signed between the buyer and the seller. This is similar to exchanging contracts in the UK buying process. Within this time your lawyer should complete all the searches on the property - confirming that the seller own the property being sold, there are no mortgages or charges and that planning consents are in order.

Once both parties sign the main contract, it is binding. The arras contract or full private contract will usually require a 10 to 20 per cent deposit to be paid. The buyer is then committed to pay the balance of the price, and the seller once the money has been paid must transfer ownership to the buyer. Lawyer fee. It is advisable to contact a lawyer at the early stages of a sale. They will confirm their fees and will also inform you about taxes, etc.

Certificate of Energy Performance. You can be fined for advertising your property for sale or long term rent without this Certificate. You can ask your property agent to organise this for you. Mortgage cancellation costs. If there is a mortgage charge on the property that you want to sell, even it you paid it off years ago, you need to make sure that the charge has been lifted from the Property Registry.

This involves Notary and Land Registry fees, and you should allocate approximately ,00 Euros for this. Remember: even if you have paid the mortgage totally, you still need to remove the charge from the property in the Land Registry , and unless you instruct the bank to do it, that will not be done. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

Hello, its a very useful account of essential information , it seems, but for non residents in Spain. I am a UK expat who is resident, with the legal certificate, so how would I find out which bits apply to me, when I sell my apartment here in Spain? You will find there all types of property: apartments for sale in Lanzarote or Gran Canaria, houses in the small colonial towns of Tenerife, or fishermans' houses in the small coastal villages and ports of Fuerteventura.

And do not miss, for any reason, the grand carnaval of Santa Cruz in February! Apartments and houses for sale in The Canary Islands. Located between Andalousia and the province of Valence, the province of Murcia is not as well known as its neighbours. It has however, an outstanding asset: it is one of the sunniest areas in Europe. It offers spectacular landscapes: small villages, long, fine sand beaches on the Costa Calida, but also western style cowboy decors in the back country.

Property in Murcia is varied: apartments with sea views in San Pedro del Pinatar, coastal villas in San Javier, or maybe you will feel tempted by the charm of the houses in the village of Aguilas. Worth noting: the province is very well known for its spa resorts with healing mud treatments! Apartments and houses for sale in Murcia. The Balearic Islands are in the Mediterranean, just two hours from most European capitals by plane. With their reputation for well preserved countryside, the Balearic Islands offer magnificent landscapes, varying from lovely creeks with turquoise water to mountains with winding pathways for the more energetic visitors.

Partygoers will not feel left out, with the famous Ibiza, queen of the night, with appearances from artists from all over the world. Property in the Balearic Islands is varied and you will find apartments there with sea views in the small coastal villages, or character houses to renovate in Cuitadella or Mahon on Minorca for example.

So would you prefer to buy a house in Minorca, or an apartment on the hilltops of Ibiza? Apartments and houses for sale in The Balearic Islands. Often nicknamed the Spanish Brittany, Galicia is the wildest province of Spain. Covered in pine and eucalyptus trees, the green countryside runs along a magnificent coastline, with many lighthouses and never-ending beaches.

Property in Galicia is affordable, from the houses in Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, to the little coastal fishing villages. So why not stop off to visit the region, after a long walk in the steps of the Compostelle pilgrims.

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Spain is notorious for having built far too many houses and apartments in the boom years and being unable to sell them. In truth, the backlogs have been sold in. Find your dream home by looking at our real estate listings for sale in Spain. My wife and myself both over 65 and Spanish residents. We sold our house feb which we had lived in over 15 years. We bought an apartment in March

Just to make sure ask the buyers solicitor if its for that. Otherwise, I see no reason why you should pay anything else. All other taxes are the same for both residents and non-residents. The period to be eligible for the GCT exception is 3 years at the minimum. My advice would be to gather all official invoices you have incurred for home improvements, solicitors costs etc and even the costs and invoices form your purchase in , since you can deduct all these costs from your CGT.

I do not understand your statement that the selling costs are greater than the purchase price. In the old days more than 5 years ago it was a common practice to buy a property with big sums of B money to avoid paying extra taxes. Nowadays, it is almost impossible to do that since the tax office will make their calculations and buyers and sellers can get fined for selling at a low price.

To do that you would have to make an inventory list. So if you sell it for It can be the case that an agent does not have many properties to offer a client and therefore might look for other partners or collaborating agents to offer the client more properties to choose from. That is normal, and in these specific cases both agents will split the commission 2. It seems the agent you contacted is trying to profit from buyer and seller, and I would have serious doubts to trust such an agent.

If the price in the deeds of your apartment when you bought it in is higher than the price you are selling it for now, then, in theory, you should not have to pay any capital gains tax. I say in theory because the Spanish tax office also has to believe that you are selling it for a lower price, otherwise, you can expect to receive a fine, but hopefully, I hope that does not happen.

The thing is that you bought the apartment during the crisis and since then Spanish property prices have gone up, but the tax office sees that differently. The tax office calculates the value of your apartment and takes many things into consideration. The walls are also taken to increase the m2 surface as well as a small percentage of communal grounds, such as pools, gardens, etc… There is no guarantee that if you appeal against the tax office you will get your euros back. Anyway, you need to prove that your apartment was sold for the actual selling price at the time you bought it.

Bear in mind that a solicitor will also cost you money, probably in the region of euros. If you decide to appeal, the tax office will inspect the sale and any other sales on that complex and there might be that some apartments were sold or have been sold for If that is not the case you have a good chance getting of your money back. So you have to calculate that on top.

For example: Selling price It is indeed very frustrating that the Spanish tax office takes a very long time to pay out refunds. I know firsthand that in some cases it takes up to 3 years and more. Many foreign sellers just forget about it and close their Spanish back account and that money stays in the tax office. The frustrating part is that in most cases it is not worth it going to a solicitor for this since it is not more than 5.

Important: If you closed your Spanish bank account you need to give a power of attorney to your solicitor so that they can reclaim the money back for you.

So only you are eligible for this exception in this specific scenario. For your wife to avoid paying CGT a smart thing can also be to reinvest the profit by purchasing another property in Spain. For example, buying a smaller or cheaper property. By reinvesting your profit you are also exempt from paying CGT. Hope that helps. Kind regards Robbert. Share this Article. We sold our house feb which we had lived in over 15 years. We do not like living in the apartment and want to sell.

Purchase price selling price maybe euro we know we may have some capital gains to pay. My question if we buy a static caravan on Residential Park Site near Antequera euro monthly community fee euro.

Will this be classed as buying another home avoiding the retention fee. Regards Trevor Dear Trevor, We are not totally sure we understand your question about the retention. Greetings from Malaga, I am 69 and my wife is 55 years old and we both are Spanish residents. We lived in our house for 22 years and we are now selling our house.

Am I exempt from paying capital gains tax for only half the selling value and responsible for paying tax on the other half because my wife is not 65 yet?

Thanks in advance. Is this correct? We are non-residents in Spain. Thank you in advance. I overheard someone talking about a new rule in Spain which is that the bank now is the one paying notary fees and other costs when buying a property in the country.

Is that really true? We are in the process of purchasing a property in Spain. We have paid the deposit and everything appears to be going through. We are living in England and paying the price in pounds to an English Bank as the sellers are English.

We agreed on on a price at euro rate to the pound some months ago, but this has now fallen. However, we have just been sent a list of legal retentions that must be paid by the sellers. However, this long list -Spanish capital gains, plusvalia, estate agent pending fees, pool declaration costs is being added up and converted from euros to pounds and we are expected to deduct this off the sellers selling price for the property and transfer the money to Spain in euros.

The fall in the pound, plus transfer fees is going to cost us a lot of extra money. Is this right? Your guidance on this would be helpful The exchange rate should be the rate on the day of the purchase to avoid further discussions about this. It was left in a will. The solicitor told us it was sold but now we cant get in contact with him. We have tried calling, emailing, WhatsApp but no response.

What should we do next? How long does it take for seller to receive money after completion of sale? Hello, We bought a villa in We paid showing clearly on our escritura Euros , and Plus Valia Euros 60, So we actually paid euros , approximately.

Now in we are selling at gross euros , Please — will capital gains profit tax be levied on us at , or ,? Namely, our cost for current tax liability purposes was K or K?

At the time of signing, how does it work that we would have already paid off Do we just agree between seller and buyer that the house is being bought for Also, am I correct in assuming the buyer pays no estate agent fees? Hi, We live in Mallorca in a house purchased by my husband 11 years ago. He is non-resident, works overseas for more than 6 months of the year.

This is our main home. What tax implications when selling? Thank you You would have to pay quite a lot of Capital Gains tax since you made quite a lot of profit. I am a resident of the USA and live in California. My mother who was born and raised in Spain passed away recently. In her will, she transferred ownership of a piece of property she owned to my brothers and I. We are now on title for the property and we want to sell it to a family member in Spain or list it on the open market we want to do this remotely and not have to come up to Spain for this transaction.

We want to understand what the market value is for the property so we think the best way forward is to get a fair market value opinion from 2 to 3 agents who work in that part of Spain. Once we have a number for the fair market value we can then discuss a purchase price with our cousin or we may decide to list it on the open market.

What is the best way to start this process? And do you think we need more than one opinion from a real estate agent as to what the fair market value is? If we decide to sell to our family member we will, of course, save quite a bit on the commissions so if we decide to go that route I am assuming that all we would need is an attorney to help with the transaction? We bought a property for k euros in and are now selling at 85k! So we will have to pay a large amount even though we have lost money!

Is there anything we can do about this? We believe the lady went to prison! Thanks, Sandy Sadly enough you cannot undo what the selling amount is in the escritura of , since you signed for it by power of attorney. Are there any other options for her? Hi there, in your article you do not mention that the buyer also has to pay Estate agency fee.

Would you be able to explain in what areas of Spain they follow similar practice? Thank you Charging the buyer is not a common practice in Spain and many foreign buyers are led to believe otherwise. The estate agent was Derryl from Undiscovered Spain and her partner Diego. I have asked for paperwork but have received nothing so far and they are becoming elusive, what can I do? Is there a law that ensures I should have a copy of all paperwork?

Presumably, this is to avoid those astronomical fees. If you are happy to advertise and show people around yourself, and surely your solicitor would deal with the invoices for CGT calculations anyway? Thank you. Dear Robert, Thank you for your excellent answers.

Now we have a question. We are thinking of selling our apartment in Malaga province. We bought the property in for approx euros and the selling price is now We want to buy a property in Torremolinos reinvest for the same amount. However, if we have to pay CGT it means we can only afford to buy a property of approx euro. Is there anything we can do to be exempt from the CGT Our situation Sole owner — a permanent address in DK Owner since non-resident living in Spain for just under 6 months a year.

Chronic health issues improved by Spanish weather conditions. We own our own property which we completed the purchase on the 2nd July for , We are selling the apartment for , We will then be investing all the funds into a property in the UK although it may not be straight away as we need to find something.

Please could you advise if we would need to pay Capital Gains Tax and how it works. On our calculations it would be about 10 grand which we would not be lost should we not be able to get it back knowing Spain! If this is the case I suppose it would be better to wait until after 2nd July to sell?

Your advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated. I should mention we are tax residents. I would like to sell my house in Tenerife, It was bought by my mother in for 6 million pesetas, and we lived there as a family until her death in when I inherited the house. The deeds were changed over to my name and the property was valued at This then gives the new total value to be I will certainly buy a new property, but would probably only invest half of the sale amount, and may possibly not live in it for over three years.

Any help would be appreciated. We are both well over 65 and wish to sell our villa which we have lived in for 12years, and return to UK to buy a property to live in would there be any problem transferring to money to UK When you sell your house in Spain you will have to pay your taxes in Spain and next year you will have to do your income tax declaration in Spain.

Hi, is it legal for a buyer to claim for maintenance costs after the sale has completed? We sold a property in Spain last September, the buyers had a walk through to see how everything worked five days before completion and at the time I showed them how the aircon worked and it was working fine. One thing that has stunned us is the estate agency fees, compared to the UK which I know for a fact are very very low, mainly because of online sales, our eldest son works in this field but even so have never been at the rates that are charged here, how do they get away with it, it is not as if you get shiny posh brochures these days, everything is online, there can be no justification for this, so my next question is Can you report these high fees to an ombudsman, or do we just suck it up like zillions of others, if I was younger and more computer literate I would do it my self, but alas like most of us because of the hassle and language factor must put ourselves at the mercy of the rip off merchants.

I am selling a property in Spain. I inherited it from my brother who died. All taxes were paid to both the British and Spanish authorities. I am selling the house and have bought a new built property nearby. The buyers solicitors are asking to retain money. I have paid all bills ,taxes and everything that needs to be done in Spain to sell a property.

There is nothing that I have not done. Why is the buyers solicitors insisting on retaining an amount of euros. I see no reason for it. I even reduced the price to sell. Please give me your advice. We are residents in Lanzarote having moved here in March we bought a property in May this is our only property.

We are considering moving back to the Uk and would like to know our selling costs. We can see the costs for non residents but not for residents! When and if we move we will be buying a property in the UK. Hello I had a question about definition of being resident in my house. I currently have NIE status and live just under 6 months a year at my house in Spain. I am 66 years of age. Would I still be exempt from Capital Gains Tax in the event of selling my property?

Because of the long ownership the selling cost is much greater than the purchase price I paid. Will I have to pay the full CGT. Apartments in Ibiza and villas in Ibiza are rentable throughout the year thanks to the islands days of sunshine; so purchasing property in Ibiza whether for investment purposes or personal use will guarantee you returns on your Ibiza property.

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The arras contract or full private contract will usually require a 10 to 20 per cent deposit to be paid. The buyer is then committed to pay the balance of the price, and the seller once the money has been paid must transfer ownership to the buyer.

If the seller pulls out of the transaction he must return double the amount of the deposit received by way of compensation. If the buyer pulls out he will lose the deposit paid. This will happen at their office and be accompanied by the agreed final payment and all the relevant purchase taxes. The Escritura is then presented by the Notary to the Land Registry for registration and the property is passed to the new owner.

Final registation of the title deed can take several months. With a new-build property, obviously completion can take a lot longer, and the payments are split over stages of the build process, and the developer should provide bank guarantees against each payment. This protects your payments in the event the developer fails to complete the property or goes bust. Finally, make sure that you have insurance for your property, ensure all service contracts are in your name telephone, water, electrics etc.

Just as in the UK, you can authorise someone normally your lawyer to act on your behalf with regard to your legal matters in Spain. This is often wise, as travelling to Spain to sign documents can become inconvenient or mean that you miss an essential signing date through ill-health or travel disruption.

A Power of Attorney can be either general or limited to a specific function for example, the signing on your behalf of the escritura Deeds to your intended property. So, apply for this as soon as you start looking for a property. Currently, you must apply for your NIE number in person although the rules on this tend to change from time to time; your estate agent or lawyer, who should help you.

You can purchase Spanish property very quickly, if you are a cash buyer and you have an NIE number. Certainly, it is not unknown for the Spanish in particular to see a property and be the owner with full access later on the following day.

However, this is not the way to proceed for any foreign buyer and you should never rush to buy — or be rushed. Rather, you must always allow your lawyer and building surveyor ample time to do their proper investigations.

A good estate agent will help you in your search for a property but it is important to remember that just like in the UK, they represent the seller.

You need your own representation in the form of an independent lawyer that you choose. Needless to say there are many estate agents operating in Spain, of all nationalities, with British agents or agents with English language ability common in most coastal areas.

So, finding an agent with whom you can communicate is rarely a problem. But finding a good one is key to your success. Throughout many areas of Spain registration of an agent is not compulsory and, even in the areas in which it is obligatory, the industry is considered unreliable. Does the agent belong to a professional association such as the AIPP aipp. Under no circumstances should you ever sign any document from an agent without your lawyer present or having reviewed it first.

So what should you expect of your agent? They should be proactive, know the local market thoroughly and be prepared to spend extra time with you offering all sorts of general advice and assistance.

Anyone who takes ages to get back to you on your first inquiry does not bode well for the search ahead. Estate agency commissions vary widely across Spain but tend to be high as the agent does do a lot more for the overseas buyer than a typical UK agent.

In general, it's common for sellers to pay an agent commission, but this percentage can vary depending on where you're looking to purchase. Once you have narrowed down the area within which you want to buy, you should find a lawyer who can act for you.

This is a vitally important move, with the services of an excellent lawyer critical to the success of any purchase of a fully legal, sound, Spanish property, devoid of any potential liabilities.

Furthermore, always insist that all advice from your lawyer is put in writing, something that many Spanish lawyers are reluctant to do. This concentrates the mind of any lawyer and helps to ensure a higher standard of professionalism. Finally, always get your lawyer to inspect any paperwork or contract before you sign it, whether it relates to a property or other services i.

When you're close to finalising the exchange you will need to apply for NIE Numero de Identidad de Extranjeros — your Spanish tax number. How this is used will be explained in the next section of our Spanish property legal guide. The tax you pay when you buy a property in Spain will normally depend on whether you are a tax resident there or not. Apartments and houses for sale in The Canary Islands. Located between Andalousia and the province of Valence, the province of Murcia is not as well known as its neighbours.

It has however, an outstanding asset: it is one of the sunniest areas in Europe. It offers spectacular landscapes: small villages, long, fine sand beaches on the Costa Calida, but also western style cowboy decors in the back country. Property in Murcia is varied: apartments with sea views in San Pedro del Pinatar, coastal villas in San Javier, or maybe you will feel tempted by the charm of the houses in the village of Aguilas. Worth noting: the province is very well known for its spa resorts with healing mud treatments!

Apartments and houses for sale in Murcia. The Balearic Islands are in the Mediterranean, just two hours from most European capitals by plane.

With their reputation for well preserved countryside, the Balearic Islands offer magnificent landscapes, varying from lovely creeks with turquoise water to mountains with winding pathways for the more energetic visitors.

Partygoers will not feel left out, with the famous Ibiza, queen of the night, with appearances from artists from all over the world. Property in the Balearic Islands is varied and you will find apartments there with sea views in the small coastal villages, or character houses to renovate in Cuitadella or Mahon on Minorca for example.

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Covered in pine and eucalyptus trees, the green countryside runs along a magnificent coastline, with many lighthouses and never-ending beaches. Property in Galicia is affordable, from the houses in Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, to the little coastal fishing villages. So why not stop off to visit the region, after a long walk in the steps of the Compostelle pilgrims.

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The main tourist resorts are excellent for water sports, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, tennis, golf and so on. The local people take great pride in their folklore traditions and the carnival festivities are famous throughout Spain. The Balearic Islands; Minorca, Majorca and Ibiza; are amongst the most popular holiday destinations in the whole of Europe and their excellent climate, beaches and natural beauty attracts visitors and investors form around the world.

Property in Majorca is attractive to investors as Majorca is the largest and most commercial of the island. Since , when package holidays were first available on the island, it has been a well liked holiday destination. Many return for holidays each year and so have invested in property in Majorca.

Buying a property in Majorca will always be a good investment as property in the Balearics remains highly rentable. Apartments in Majorca and villas in Majorca will rent to both families and young holidaymakers when you are not using the Majorca property yourself and be a fantastic retreat when you do want to get away. Though it has a reputation for being a party island, Ibiza also has a quieter side and attracts families and couples to its white sands and clear waters, away from the revellers and busy club resorts.

And property in Ibiza is some of the loveliest property in the Balearics. Apartments in Ibiza and villas in Ibiza are rentable throughout the year thanks to the islands days of sunshine; so purchasing property in Ibiza whether for investment purposes or personal use will guarantee you returns on your Ibiza property. The charm of Spain's village homes. Is your ideal Spanish home a traditional house packed with local character and set in an authentic village community? Here is a list of things that make this type of property, known as a 'casa de pueblo' so desirable, and some examples for you to choose from Could you fall for a home with autumn views?

Enjoy the vine-r things in life! Learn everything you need to know to successfully find and buy a property in Spain. Search for property in Spain. Type a place name or click the map to begin your search.

Search in:. Price from: No min 25, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 1,, 1,, 2,, 3,, No min. Price to: No max 25, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 1,, 1,, 2,, 3,, No max. Min bedrooms: No min Studio 1 2 3 4 5. Max bedrooms: No max Studio 1 2 3 4 5. Sort by: Highest price Lowest price. Include Sold STC Find Properties.

But please note that : 1 The Tax Office will take between 6 and 10 months to pay the refund, and 2 Before paying the refund, the Tax Office will check that you have been paying your Non Resident Income Tax.

Estate Agency fee. Lawyer fee. It is advisable to contact a lawyer at the early stages of a sale. They will confirm their fees and will also inform you about taxes, etc. Certificate of Energy Performance. You can be fined for advertising your property for sale or long term rent without this Certificate. You can ask your property agent to organise this for you.

Mortgage cancellation costs. If there is a mortgage charge on the property that you want to sell, even it you paid it off years ago, you need to make sure that the charge has been lifted from the Property Registry.

This involves Notary and Land Registry fees, and you should allocate approximately ,00 Euros for this. Remember: even if you have paid the mortgage totally, you still need to remove the charge from the property in the Land Registry , and unless you instruct the bank to do it, that will not be done.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form. Hello, its a very useful account of essential information , it seems, but for non residents in Spain. I am a UK expat who is resident, with the legal certificate, so how would I find out which bits apply to me, when I sell my apartment here in Spain?

Dear Teresa Thank you very much for your comment. Most of this post is applicable to residents. Also, residents over 65 years are exempt of capital gains tax when selling their main residence. Please note that in order to prove your residency status, for this purpose you will need a Residency certificate issued by the Tax Office Agencia Tributaria , not by the police, in the same year of the sale of your property.

I hope this helps.

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Find a property for sale in Spain. Search houses for sale in Spain with albir-properties-for-sale.com.ru My wife and myself both over 65 and Spanish residents. We sold our house feb which we had lived in over 15 years. We bought an apartment in March Selling your property in Spain? Very useful information and tips for NON RESIDENTS planning to sell their home in Spain.

Currently, you must apply for your NIE number in person although the rules on this tend to change from time to time; your estate agent or lawyer, who should help you. You can purchase Spanish property very quickly, if you are a cash buyer and you have an NIE number. Certainly, it is not unknown for the Spanish in particular to see a property and be the owner with full access later on the following day.

However, this is not the way to proceed for any foreign buyer and you should never rush to buy — or be rushed. Rather, you must always allow your lawyer and building surveyor ample time to do their proper investigations. A good estate agent will help you in your search for a property but it is important to remember that just like in the UK, they represent the seller.

You need your own representation in the form of an independent lawyer that you choose. Needless to say there are many estate agents operating in Spain, of all nationalities, with British agents or agents with English language ability common in most coastal areas.

So, finding an agent with whom you can communicate is rarely a problem. But finding a good one is key to your success. Throughout many areas of Spain registration of an agent is not compulsory and, even in the areas in which it is obligatory, the industry is considered unreliable.

Does the agent belong to a professional association such as the AIPP aipp. Under no circumstances should you ever sign any document from an agent without your lawyer present or having reviewed it first. So what should you expect of your agent?

They should be proactive, know the local market thoroughly and be prepared to spend extra time with you offering all sorts of general advice and assistance. Anyone who takes ages to get back to you on your first inquiry does not bode well for the search ahead. Estate agency commissions vary widely across Spain but tend to be high as the agent does do a lot more for the overseas buyer than a typical UK agent.

In general, it's common for sellers to pay an agent commission, but this percentage can vary depending on where you're looking to purchase. Once you have narrowed down the area within which you want to buy, you should find a lawyer who can act for you.

This is a vitally important move, with the services of an excellent lawyer critical to the success of any purchase of a fully legal, sound, Spanish property, devoid of any potential liabilities. Furthermore, always insist that all advice from your lawyer is put in writing, something that many Spanish lawyers are reluctant to do.

This concentrates the mind of any lawyer and helps to ensure a higher standard of professionalism. Finally, always get your lawyer to inspect any paperwork or contract before you sign it, whether it relates to a property or other services i.

When you're close to finalising the exchange you will need to apply for NIE Numero de Identidad de Extranjeros — your Spanish tax number. How this is used will be explained in the next section of our Spanish property legal guide. The tax you pay when you buy a property in Spain will normally depend on whether you are a tax resident there or not. Tax residence is determined by a number of factors — including how long you spend in that country, if your main home is there and if your main economic interest is there.

If you become a tax resident in Spain, then you would normally stop paying taxes in your home country and pay there instead. Stamp duty is payable at the rate of 1.

This will need to be paid to the Spanish Treasury within 30 days of the date the title deed is signed. You may also need to pay Plusvalia, which is a tax based on the increase in the value of the land since the last transfer, although this is not normally a huge amount. More Details. Where to Buy Property in Spain As always, location is key. How to Buy Property in Spain Buying an overseas property is an exciting thing to do and Spain is a great place to choose.

The Buying Process Once you have found your property, the purchase process begins with a reservation agreement. Power of Attorney Just as in the UK, you can authorise someone normally your lawyer to act on your behalf with regard to your legal matters in Spain. Estate agents A good estate agent will help you in your search for a property but it is important to remember that just like in the UK, they represent the seller.

Lawyers Once you have narrowed down the area within which you want to buy, you should find a lawyer who can act for you. Why we love Olvera - Three buyers share their stories Find out why three buyers chose to buy properties in Olvera 23 April But if you want to make the move, make the move.

Property in Costa Blanca is well liked for its close proximity to the major tourist destinations of Benidorm and Alicante; and Costa Blanca itself is made up of over kilometres of coastline within the Province of Alicante in Spain. A popular Costa for tourists looking for beautiful beaches, sun kissed villas in Costa Blanca and great food; the Costa Blanca extends from the towns of Denia from the north to Torrevieja in the south and has a well developed tourism industry.

Property in Costa del Sol Property in Costa del Sol is becoming increasingly popular as golf properties in the Costa del Sol and golf resorts in the Costa del Sol have become hot picks for both investors and holidaymakers.

Recently, the Costa del Sol has become known as the 'Costa del Golf' due to the growing number of high quality golf courses and resorts; many of which are centred around Marbella. The Costa del Sol, which, translated means 'sunny' or 'sunshine' coast, was once made up of many small, quiet fishing villages; the region now, however, has transformed into a world renowned tourist destination with high-rise settlements and chic villa resorts running the length of the coastline.

If your dream overseas property lies in Spain, head south and invest in property in The Costa Tropical. Framed by the Sierra Nevada national park, fringed by beautiful seas and nestled between Almeria's desert-like coast to the East and the thriving beaches of the Costa del Sol to the west, lies the 'secret coast' of the Costa Tropical!

Property in The Costa Tropical is relatively inexpensive as mass tourism has yet to hit the Spanish Costa; so if you want to purchase property in The Costa Tropical, venture southwards to pick up bargain properties while they're there to be had!

The Costa Tropical, with more than years if history and historic sites such as the world famous Alhambra, lush gardens and breathtaking castles; is the next Spanish property hotspot with one of the healthiest climate in Europe and second in the world!

Property in the Canary Islands The Canary Islands, all of volcanic origin, are much closer to the coast of Africa than to mainland Spain and those who purchase property on the Canary Islands benefit from the remarkably mild climate the islands have; thanks to their mid-Atlantic location.

While the Canaries are best known for their pristine beaches, property in the Canaries offer views of strikingly diverse landscapes. Whether you invest in property in Gran Canaria, property in Fuerteventura, property in Lanzarote, property in Tenerife, property in La Palma, property in Gomera or property in Hierro, you will be surrounded by either sub-tropical rainforests, arid plains, pine woods, sand dunes, mountain peaks or remarkable flora.

The main tourist resorts are excellent for water sports, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, tennis, golf and so on. The local people take great pride in their folklore traditions and the carnival festivities are famous throughout Spain. The Balearic Islands; Minorca, Majorca and Ibiza; are amongst the most popular holiday destinations in the whole of Europe and their excellent climate, beaches and natural beauty attracts visitors and investors form around the world.

Property in Majorca is attractive to investors as Majorca is the largest and most commercial of the island. Since , when package holidays were first available on the island, it has been a well liked holiday destination. Many return for holidays each year and so have invested in property in Majorca. Buying a property in Majorca will always be a good investment as property in the Balearics remains highly rentable.

Apartments in Majorca and villas in Majorca will rent to both families and young holidaymakers when you are not using the Majorca property yourself and be a fantastic retreat when you do want to get away.

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There is, however, a growing group of agents that sell property for a fixed fee, which might be of your interest. I have gathered a list of these on-line agents in Spain. When buying a new home, it very much depends on your situation and the region in Spain you are going to buy in. Hopefully, you both have your primary residence set in Spain for more than 3 years, since then you would be exempted from paying capital gains tax.

When buying another property in Spain, you will have to pay your regular buying taxes as explained in this article. Just to make sure ask the buyers solicitor if its for that. Otherwise, I see no reason why you should pay anything else. All other taxes are the same for both residents and non-residents. The period to be eligible for the GCT exception is 3 years at the minimum. My advice would be to gather all official invoices you have incurred for home improvements, solicitors costs etc and even the costs and invoices form your purchase in , since you can deduct all these costs from your CGT.

I do not understand your statement that the selling costs are greater than the purchase price. In the old days more than 5 years ago it was a common practice to buy a property with big sums of B money to avoid paying extra taxes. Nowadays, it is almost impossible to do that since the tax office will make their calculations and buyers and sellers can get fined for selling at a low price.

To do that you would have to make an inventory list. So if you sell it for It can be the case that an agent does not have many properties to offer a client and therefore might look for other partners or collaborating agents to offer the client more properties to choose from.

That is normal, and in these specific cases both agents will split the commission 2. It seems the agent you contacted is trying to profit from buyer and seller, and I would have serious doubts to trust such an agent.

If the price in the deeds of your apartment when you bought it in is higher than the price you are selling it for now, then, in theory, you should not have to pay any capital gains tax. I say in theory because the Spanish tax office also has to believe that you are selling it for a lower price, otherwise, you can expect to receive a fine, but hopefully, I hope that does not happen.

The thing is that you bought the apartment during the crisis and since then Spanish property prices have gone up, but the tax office sees that differently. The tax office calculates the value of your apartment and takes many things into consideration. The walls are also taken to increase the m2 surface as well as a small percentage of communal grounds, such as pools, gardens, etc… There is no guarantee that if you appeal against the tax office you will get your euros back.

Anyway, you need to prove that your apartment was sold for the actual selling price at the time you bought it. Bear in mind that a solicitor will also cost you money, probably in the region of euros. If you decide to appeal, the tax office will inspect the sale and any other sales on that complex and there might be that some apartments were sold or have been sold for If that is not the case you have a good chance getting of your money back. So you have to calculate that on top.

For example: Selling price It is indeed very frustrating that the Spanish tax office takes a very long time to pay out refunds. I know firsthand that in some cases it takes up to 3 years and more. Many foreign sellers just forget about it and close their Spanish back account and that money stays in the tax office. The frustrating part is that in most cases it is not worth it going to a solicitor for this since it is not more than 5. Important: If you closed your Spanish bank account you need to give a power of attorney to your solicitor so that they can reclaim the money back for you.

So only you are eligible for this exception in this specific scenario. For your wife to avoid paying CGT a smart thing can also be to reinvest the profit by purchasing another property in Spain. For example, buying a smaller or cheaper property. By reinvesting your profit you are also exempt from paying CGT. Hope that helps. Kind regards Robbert. Share this Article. We sold our house feb which we had lived in over 15 years. We do not like living in the apartment and want to sell. Purchase price selling price maybe euro we know we may have some capital gains to pay.

My question if we buy a static caravan on Residential Park Site near Antequera euro monthly community fee euro. Will this be classed as buying another home avoiding the retention fee.

Regards Trevor Dear Trevor, We are not totally sure we understand your question about the retention. Greetings from Malaga, I am 69 and my wife is 55 years old and we both are Spanish residents. We lived in our house for 22 years and we are now selling our house. Am I exempt from paying capital gains tax for only half the selling value and responsible for paying tax on the other half because my wife is not 65 yet? Thanks in advance. Is this correct? We are non-residents in Spain.

Thank you in advance. I overheard someone talking about a new rule in Spain which is that the bank now is the one paying notary fees and other costs when buying a property in the country. Is that really true? We are in the process of purchasing a property in Spain.

We have paid the deposit and everything appears to be going through. We are living in England and paying the price in pounds to an English Bank as the sellers are English. We agreed on on a price at euro rate to the pound some months ago, but this has now fallen. However, we have just been sent a list of legal retentions that must be paid by the sellers.

However, this long list -Spanish capital gains, plusvalia, estate agent pending fees, pool declaration costs is being added up and converted from euros to pounds and we are expected to deduct this off the sellers selling price for the property and transfer the money to Spain in euros.

The fall in the pound, plus transfer fees is going to cost us a lot of extra money. Is this right? Your guidance on this would be helpful The exchange rate should be the rate on the day of the purchase to avoid further discussions about this. It was left in a will. The solicitor told us it was sold but now we cant get in contact with him. We have tried calling, emailing, WhatsApp but no response.

What should we do next? How long does it take for seller to receive money after completion of sale? Hello, We bought a villa in We paid showing clearly on our escritura Euros , and Plus Valia Euros 60, So we actually paid euros , approximately. Now in we are selling at gross euros , Please — will capital gains profit tax be levied on us at , or ,?

Namely, our cost for current tax liability purposes was K or K? At the time of signing, how does it work that we would have already paid off Do we just agree between seller and buyer that the house is being bought for Also, am I correct in assuming the buyer pays no estate agent fees?

Hi, We live in Mallorca in a house purchased by my husband 11 years ago. He is non-resident, works overseas for more than 6 months of the year. This is our main home. What tax implications when selling? Thank you You would have to pay quite a lot of Capital Gains tax since you made quite a lot of profit. I am a resident of the USA and live in California. My mother who was born and raised in Spain passed away recently.

In her will, she transferred ownership of a piece of property she owned to my brothers and I. We are now on title for the property and we want to sell it to a family member in Spain or list it on the open market we want to do this remotely and not have to come up to Spain for this transaction. We want to understand what the market value is for the property so we think the best way forward is to get a fair market value opinion from 2 to 3 agents who work in that part of Spain.

Once we have a number for the fair market value we can then discuss a purchase price with our cousin or we may decide to list it on the open market. What is the best way to start this process? And do you think we need more than one opinion from a real estate agent as to what the fair market value is? If we decide to sell to our family member we will, of course, save quite a bit on the commissions so if we decide to go that route I am assuming that all we would need is an attorney to help with the transaction?

We bought a property for k euros in and are now selling at 85k! So we will have to pay a large amount even though we have lost money! Is there anything we can do about this? We believe the lady went to prison! Thanks, Sandy Sadly enough you cannot undo what the selling amount is in the escritura of , since you signed for it by power of attorney.

Are there any other options for her? Hi there, in your article you do not mention that the buyer also has to pay Estate agency fee. Would you be able to explain in what areas of Spain they follow similar practice? Thank you Charging the buyer is not a common practice in Spain and many foreign buyers are led to believe otherwise. The estate agent was Derryl from Undiscovered Spain and her partner Diego. I have asked for paperwork but have received nothing so far and they are becoming elusive, what can I do?

Is there a law that ensures I should have a copy of all paperwork? Presumably, this is to avoid those astronomical fees. If you are happy to advertise and show people around yourself, and surely your solicitor would deal with the invoices for CGT calculations anyway? Thank you. Dear Robert, Thank you for your excellent answers. Now we have a question. We are thinking of selling our apartment in Malaga province. We bought the property in for approx euros and the selling price is now We want to buy a property in Torremolinos reinvest for the same amount.

However, if we have to pay CGT it means we can only afford to buy a property of approx euro. Is there anything we can do to be exempt from the CGT Our situation Sole owner — a permanent address in DK Owner since non-resident living in Spain for just under 6 months a year.

Chronic health issues improved by Spanish weather conditions. We own our own property which we completed the purchase on the 2nd July for , We are selling the apartment for , We will then be investing all the funds into a property in the UK although it may not be straight away as we need to find something. Please could you advise if we would need to pay Capital Gains Tax and how it works.

On our calculations it would be about 10 grand which we would not be lost should we not be able to get it back knowing Spain! If this is the case I suppose it would be better to wait until after 2nd July to sell? Your advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated. I should mention we are tax residents. I would like to sell my house in Tenerife, It was bought by my mother in for 6 million pesetas, and we lived there as a family until her death in when I inherited the house. The deeds were changed over to my name and the property was valued at This then gives the new total value to be I will certainly buy a new property, but would probably only invest half of the sale amount, and may possibly not live in it for over three years.

Any help would be appreciated. We are both well over 65 and wish to sell our villa which we have lived in for 12years, and return to UK to buy a property to live in would there be any problem transferring to money to UK When you sell your house in Spain you will have to pay your taxes in Spain and next year you will have to do your income tax declaration in Spain.

Hi, is it legal for a buyer to claim for maintenance costs after the sale has completed? We sold a property in Spain last September, the buyers had a walk through to see how everything worked five days before completion and at the time I showed them how the aircon worked and it was working fine. One thing that has stunned us is the estate agency fees, compared to the UK which I know for a fact are very very low, mainly because of online sales, our eldest son works in this field but even so have never been at the rates that are charged here, how do they get away with it, it is not as if you get shiny posh brochures these days, everything is online, there can be no justification for this, so my next question is Can you report these high fees to an ombudsman, or do we just suck it up like zillions of others, if I was younger and more computer literate I would do it my self, but alas like most of us because of the hassle and language factor must put ourselves at the mercy of the rip off merchants.

I am selling a property in Spain. I inherited it from my brother who died. All taxes were paid to both the British and Spanish authorities. I am selling the house and have bought a new built property nearby. The buyers solicitors are asking to retain money. I have paid all bills ,taxes and everything that needs to be done in Spain to sell a property. There is nothing that I have not done.

Why is the buyers solicitors insisting on retaining an amount of euros. I see no reason for it. I even reduced the price to sell. Please give me your advice. We are residents in Lanzarote having moved here in March we bought a property in May this is our only property.

We are considering moving back to the Uk and would like to know our selling costs. We can see the costs for non residents but not for residents! When and if we move we will be buying a property in the UK. Hello I had a question about definition of being resident in my house.

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However, international bank transfers might take days to complete, and in some cases, banks can retain the funds for 1 week or so. That is a very odd situation since normally the plusvalia is paid by the seller. Do you have a receipt for this 60k payment? In a normal situation, taxes are usually calculated from the amount presented in the escritura.

From reading the first page of the deeds, it says that all the costs arising from the sale are to be paid by the buyer except the Plusvalia which is for the seller. Having concluded that, the 60K is not the plusvalia, then it must be another payment.

Do you remember if you paid this amount in cash? It also can be a downpayment you made or b money. I say this because I know that up to 5 years ago it used to be a regular practice to pay amounts in B to avoid paying extra taxes. It also can be that the estate agents or intermediary took this 60k and declared only a selling price of K, which regrettably also happens quite often. In that case the seller only got k and could have been unaware that you paid K.

Anyway, see if you can find the official receipt for the 60k. This is risky because in the meantime the seller can mortgage the property and you can be left with a property that has debt on it. In the contract, I would declare the full It is indeed correct for the solicitor to charge you euros. The solicitor acts on your behalf and has to check if what you are buying is in order and maybe negotiate some points with the seller or the other solicitor. For example, if the property is furnished there might be an inventory list etc and a portion of the selling price can be allocated to furniture in order to pay fewer taxes for example…The solicitor also has to calculate expenses prepare the option contract, etc….

So it is only reasonable your solicitor charges you euros. On the downside, solicitors can be very strict and can discuss endlessly with the other party which can create irritations and eventually the sale might fall through. You would have to pay quite a lot of Capital Gains tax since you made quite a lot of profit. Sorry to hear about your mother. I would not use an estate agent to have the property appraised since the market price they quote might be unreliable.

A good starting point would be to look at similar listings in for example idealista. You can just indeed use an attorney to handle the sale since selling a property in Spain is not that straightforward as it is in the US.

Sadly enough you cannot undo what the selling amount is in the escritura of , since you signed for it by power of attorney. Normally the Spanish tax office would give the property a higher selling valuation and sends out fine for it, which would decrease the amount you have to pay for CGT. I presume this has not happened and thus you will probably need to pay around 11k euros only on CGT if you sell at 85k. Make sure to gather any official invoices on any costs incurred related to the property, e.

Normally in each community, there are meetings where these things are discussed and it is advisable to go to these. My advice would be to talk to the president of the community or administrator and explain the situation. Charging the buyer is not a common practice in Spain and many foreign buyers are led to believe otherwise. It is the seller that pays the commission from the money that was paid for the sale of the property. However, sometimes the agent can receive a portion of their commission when signing the option contract for their assurance should the sale fall through.

So my advice would be to make sure you know about the commission distribution and percentage in advance before dealing with any agent and preferably have that in writing to avoid any surprises. Thank you for your question.

Since you did not make any profit you probably do not have to pay CGT. The Spanish tax office often takes its time to give you back the money left after paying all taxes. Ask also for any other copies of the papers related to the sale.

Hopefully, you also have the invoice of the euro commission and any other paper that can give you a clue as to where the other euros are. Were you there at the notary when the sale was completed? I say that because I have seen cases where the estate agent had sold the property for a different price and has kept the difference.

I am not saying this is the case, but it has happened before. You can also find out directly from the buyer what price they actually paid for since it seems quite odd that you paid You will probably have to go to the town hall and tax office to find exactly what has happened and if your taxes have already been paid or not, what was the exact amount that was paid and when do you expect to get any refunds and how much it is. You certainly have a point there. You can do both, sell privately and through 1 or more agents, why not.

You can, for example, try to sell it privately first for a couple of months and then decide to go through an agent. I would advise, however, to quote the same price for all clients, even if they come through an agent.

It is also not fair for the agent to have your property listed for a lower price privately and is not a motivating factor for them either and your goal is ultimately to sell the property. Some agents might also have a client database that they can ring up to see if they are interested in your property and that is a good thing since it increases your chances of selling it. I am afraid you will still have to pay CGT since the property in Spain is not your primary residence.

On top of that, if the reinvested amount is less than the total amount received in the transfer, only the proportional part of the capital gain obtained that corresponds to the amount reinvested will be excluded from taxation.

But this only in case your property in Spain is your primary residence. I would definitely wait after 2nd July to sell your property. Anyway, you can already advertise it and start to make the arrangments to move back to the UK, since selling your property might take longer than expected. But I would recommend, if you find a buyer, to have the completion signed after the 2nd of July.

I assume the property you own in Spain is your primary residence and you both are owners and are above If that is the case you do not need to pay CGT if you sell after 3 years, and you will only have to pay the municipal plusvalia, the estate agent and solicitor if you have any. Inheriting a property is much like buying a property when it comes to paying CGT.

In your case you will have to pay CGT from the moment you inherited the property since all taxes were already paid when you inherited the property. I am a little bit confused as to how another property, in this case and old finca, could be added to the deeds.

I imagine it was an old ruin on the premises which was reformed. You might only be able to deduct half of that if you are planning to reinvest by buying another property that is half the value of your sold property. When you sell your house in Spain you will have to pay your taxes in Spain and next year you will have to do your income tax declaration in Spain.

You can transfer the money to your bank account in the UK, but for the tax declaration, you will have to declare your UK bank account. When transferring the money to the UK it is also a good idea to see what exchange rate your bank is charging, it is sometimes a smart move to use a currency broker to transfer your funds to the UK since that can also save you thousands of pounds.

Just a quick reply to your question. In Spain when you buy a house it is wysiwyg what you see is what you get. The airconditioning is not even part of the physical structure of the house and it is not possible to claim form any damages. Only in some extreme cases would the buyer be able to claim for structural construction damages, eg: buildings affected by aluminosis the degeneration of cement used in construction. Rest assured that they will also not spend money on a solicitor for euros and it is only a scare tactic.

So the best thing you can do is ignore it. I know it is outrageous what some agents charge. There even are agents that charge commission from both buyer and seller. The problem is that the profession of estate agent is not regulated in Spain and everybody with as little as a mobile phone can call himself estate agent. However, many agents do a good job, but because of the fierce competition in the field and the long time it takes to sell a house in Spain on average 10 months agents are sometimes forced to charge these high commissions to prevent going out of business.

Nevertheless, it feels indeed very injust compared to the fees in the UK. On the positive side a proper agent will give you an invoice for selling your property, which you can use to deduct from your capital gains tax, but in your specific case, you do not have to pay CGT since you already meet the exception criteria.

There is, however, a growing group of agents that sell property for a fixed fee, which might be of your interest.

I have gathered a list of these on-line agents in Spain. When buying a new home, it very much depends on your situation and the region in Spain you are going to buy in. Hopefully, you both have your primary residence set in Spain for more than 3 years, since then you would be exempted from paying capital gains tax.

When buying another property in Spain, you will have to pay your regular buying taxes as explained in this article. Just to make sure ask the buyers solicitor if its for that. Otherwise, I see no reason why you should pay anything else. All other taxes are the same for both residents and non-residents. The period to be eligible for the GCT exception is 3 years at the minimum. My advice would be to gather all official invoices you have incurred for home improvements, solicitors costs etc and even the costs and invoices form your purchase in , since you can deduct all these costs from your CGT.

I do not understand your statement that the selling costs are greater than the purchase price. In the old days more than 5 years ago it was a common practice to buy a property with big sums of B money to avoid paying extra taxes. Nowadays, it is almost impossible to do that since the tax office will make their calculations and buyers and sellers can get fined for selling at a low price.

To do that you would have to make an inventory list. So if you sell it for It can be the case that an agent does not have many properties to offer a client and therefore might look for other partners or collaborating agents to offer the client more properties to choose from. That is normal, and in these specific cases both agents will split the commission 2. It seems the agent you contacted is trying to profit from buyer and seller, and I would have serious doubts to trust such an agent.

If the price in the deeds of your apartment when you bought it in is higher than the price you are selling it for now, then, in theory, you should not have to pay any capital gains tax. I say in theory because the Spanish tax office also has to believe that you are selling it for a lower price, otherwise, you can expect to receive a fine, but hopefully, I hope that does not happen.

The thing is that you bought the apartment during the crisis and since then Spanish property prices have gone up, but the tax office sees that differently. The tax office calculates the value of your apartment and takes many things into consideration. The walls are also taken to increase the m2 surface as well as a small percentage of communal grounds, such as pools, gardens, etc… There is no guarantee that if you appeal against the tax office you will get your euros back.

Anyway, you need to prove that your apartment was sold for the actual selling price at the time you bought it. Bear in mind that a solicitor will also cost you money, probably in the region of euros.

If you decide to appeal, the tax office will inspect the sale and any other sales on that complex and there might be that some apartments were sold or have been sold for If that is not the case you have a good chance getting of your money back. So you have to calculate that on top. For example: Selling price It is indeed very frustrating that the Spanish tax office takes a very long time to pay out refunds.

I know firsthand that in some cases it takes up to 3 years and more. Many foreign sellers just forget about it and close their Spanish back account and that money stays in the tax office. The frustrating part is that in most cases it is not worth it going to a solicitor for this since it is not more than 5.

Important: If you closed your Spanish bank account you need to give a power of attorney to your solicitor so that they can reclaim the money back for you. So only you are eligible for this exception in this specific scenario. For your wife to avoid paying CGT a smart thing can also be to reinvest the profit by purchasing another property in Spain.

For example, buying a smaller or cheaper property. By reinvesting your profit you are also exempt from paying CGT. Hope that helps. Kind regards Robbert. Share this Article. We sold our house feb which we had lived in over 15 years. We do not like living in the apartment and want to sell.

Purchase price selling price maybe euro we know we may have some capital gains to pay. My question if we buy a static caravan on Residential Park Site near Antequera euro monthly community fee euro. Will this be classed as buying another home avoiding the retention fee. Regards Trevor Dear Trevor, We are not totally sure we understand your question about the retention. Greetings from Malaga, I am 69 and my wife is 55 years old and we both are Spanish residents.

We lived in our house for 22 years and we are now selling our house. Am I exempt from paying capital gains tax for only half the selling value and responsible for paying tax on the other half because my wife is not 65 yet? Thanks in advance. Is this correct? We are non-residents in Spain. Thank you in advance. I overheard someone talking about a new rule in Spain which is that the bank now is the one paying notary fees and other costs when buying a property in the country.

Is that really true? We are in the process of purchasing a property in Spain. We have paid the deposit and everything appears to be going through.

We are living in England and paying the price in pounds to an English Bank as the sellers are English. We agreed on on a price at euro rate to the pound some months ago, but this has now fallen. However, we have just been sent a list of legal retentions that must be paid by the sellers.

However, this long list -Spanish capital gains, plusvalia, estate agent pending fees, pool declaration costs is being added up and converted from euros to pounds and we are expected to deduct this off the sellers selling price for the property and transfer the money to Spain in euros.

The fall in the pound, plus transfer fees is going to cost us a lot of extra money. Is this right? Your guidance on this would be helpful The exchange rate should be the rate on the day of the purchase to avoid further discussions about this. It was left in a will. The solicitor told us it was sold but now we cant get in contact with him. We have tried calling, emailing, WhatsApp but no response.

What should we do next? How long does it take for seller to receive money after completion of sale? Hello, We bought a villa in Once under muslim rulership, this is a rich land, shaped by the mix of cultures that have influenced it.

This is also visible in the property in Andalousia. If you like golf, choose an apartment for sale in Malaga, now well known as one of the capitals of European golf.

If on the other hand, you like the passion of the flamencos, the ferias and the tapas, you will certainly prefer a house for sale in Sevilla, or in the old town of Cadiz. You will certainly fall in love with this region for the warm good heartedness of its inhabitants!

Apartments and houses for sale in Andalusia. Catalonia is above all the region of Barcelona and the magnificent Costa Brava, but also the Catalonian Pyrenees in the back country. It is a province loaded with history and art, where one can see famous works signed by Gaudi, Dali, or Picasso and buildings like the Sagrada Familia and the Poblet Monastery which have all given Catalonia its world wide reputation. So what are you waiting for to make your property purchase on the most sought after coastline in Spain?

Apartments and houses for sale in Catalonia. The Canaries are an archipelago comprising 7 volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean, off the Moroccan coast. Well known for the preserved marine life and countryside the islands shelter 5 nature reserves , the Canaries are also a destination for wind surfers. As to Canary Island property, it is still affordable after prices dropped in You will find there all types of property: apartments for sale in Lanzarote or Gran Canaria, houses in the small colonial towns of Tenerife, or fishermans' houses in the small coastal villages and ports of Fuerteventura.

And do not miss, for any reason, the grand carnaval of Santa Cruz in February! Apartments and houses for sale in The Canary Islands. Located between Andalousia and the province of Valence, the province of Murcia is not as well known as its neighbours.

It has however, an outstanding asset: it is one of the sunniest areas in Europe. It offers spectacular landscapes: small villages, long, fine sand beaches on the Costa Calida, but also western style cowboy decors in the back country.

Property in Murcia is varied: apartments with sea views in San Pedro del Pinatar, coastal villas in San Javier, or maybe you will feel tempted by the charm of the houses in the village of Aguilas. Worth noting: the province is very well known for its spa resorts with healing mud treatments! Apartments and houses for sale in Murcia. The Balearic Islands are in the Mediterranean, just two hours from most European capitals by plane.

With their reputation for well preserved countryside, the Balearic Islands offer magnificent landscapes, varying from lovely creeks with turquoise water to mountains with winding pathways for the more energetic visitors.

Partygoers will not feel left out, with the famous Ibiza, queen of the night, with appearances from artists from all over the world. Property in the Balearic Islands is varied and you will find apartments there with sea views in the small coastal villages, or character houses to renovate in Cuitadella or Mahon on Minorca for example.

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You might only be able to deduct half of that if you are planning to reinvest by buying another property that is half the value of your sold property. When you sell your house in Spain you will have to pay your taxes in Spain and next year you will have to do your income tax declaration in Spain. You can transfer the money to your bank account in the UK, but for the tax declaration, you will have to declare your UK bank account.

When transferring the money to the UK it is also a good idea to see what exchange rate your bank is charging, it is sometimes a smart move to use a currency broker to transfer your funds to the UK since that can also save you thousands of pounds. Just a quick reply to your question. In Spain when you buy a house it is wysiwyg what you see is what you get.

The airconditioning is not even part of the physical structure of the house and it is not possible to claim form any damages. Only in some extreme cases would the buyer be able to claim for structural construction damages, eg: buildings affected by aluminosis the degeneration of cement used in construction. Rest assured that they will also not spend money on a solicitor for euros and it is only a scare tactic. So the best thing you can do is ignore it. I know it is outrageous what some agents charge.

There even are agents that charge commission from both buyer and seller. The problem is that the profession of estate agent is not regulated in Spain and everybody with as little as a mobile phone can call himself estate agent. However, many agents do a good job, but because of the fierce competition in the field and the long time it takes to sell a house in Spain on average 10 months agents are sometimes forced to charge these high commissions to prevent going out of business.

Nevertheless, it feels indeed very injust compared to the fees in the UK. On the positive side a proper agent will give you an invoice for selling your property, which you can use to deduct from your capital gains tax, but in your specific case, you do not have to pay CGT since you already meet the exception criteria.

There is, however, a growing group of agents that sell property for a fixed fee, which might be of your interest. I have gathered a list of these on-line agents in Spain. When buying a new home, it very much depends on your situation and the region in Spain you are going to buy in. Hopefully, you both have your primary residence set in Spain for more than 3 years, since then you would be exempted from paying capital gains tax. When buying another property in Spain, you will have to pay your regular buying taxes as explained in this article.

Just to make sure ask the buyers solicitor if its for that. Otherwise, I see no reason why you should pay anything else. All other taxes are the same for both residents and non-residents. The period to be eligible for the GCT exception is 3 years at the minimum. My advice would be to gather all official invoices you have incurred for home improvements, solicitors costs etc and even the costs and invoices form your purchase in , since you can deduct all these costs from your CGT.

I do not understand your statement that the selling costs are greater than the purchase price. In the old days more than 5 years ago it was a common practice to buy a property with big sums of B money to avoid paying extra taxes.

Nowadays, it is almost impossible to do that since the tax office will make their calculations and buyers and sellers can get fined for selling at a low price. To do that you would have to make an inventory list. So if you sell it for It can be the case that an agent does not have many properties to offer a client and therefore might look for other partners or collaborating agents to offer the client more properties to choose from.

That is normal, and in these specific cases both agents will split the commission 2. It seems the agent you contacted is trying to profit from buyer and seller, and I would have serious doubts to trust such an agent. If the price in the deeds of your apartment when you bought it in is higher than the price you are selling it for now, then, in theory, you should not have to pay any capital gains tax.

I say in theory because the Spanish tax office also has to believe that you are selling it for a lower price, otherwise, you can expect to receive a fine, but hopefully, I hope that does not happen.

The thing is that you bought the apartment during the crisis and since then Spanish property prices have gone up, but the tax office sees that differently. The tax office calculates the value of your apartment and takes many things into consideration. The walls are also taken to increase the m2 surface as well as a small percentage of communal grounds, such as pools, gardens, etc… There is no guarantee that if you appeal against the tax office you will get your euros back.

Anyway, you need to prove that your apartment was sold for the actual selling price at the time you bought it. Bear in mind that a solicitor will also cost you money, probably in the region of euros. If you decide to appeal, the tax office will inspect the sale and any other sales on that complex and there might be that some apartments were sold or have been sold for If that is not the case you have a good chance getting of your money back.

So you have to calculate that on top. For example: Selling price It is indeed very frustrating that the Spanish tax office takes a very long time to pay out refunds. I know firsthand that in some cases it takes up to 3 years and more. Many foreign sellers just forget about it and close their Spanish back account and that money stays in the tax office. The frustrating part is that in most cases it is not worth it going to a solicitor for this since it is not more than 5.

Important: If you closed your Spanish bank account you need to give a power of attorney to your solicitor so that they can reclaim the money back for you. So only you are eligible for this exception in this specific scenario. For your wife to avoid paying CGT a smart thing can also be to reinvest the profit by purchasing another property in Spain.

For example, buying a smaller or cheaper property. By reinvesting your profit you are also exempt from paying CGT. Hope that helps. Kind regards Robbert. Share this Article. We sold our house feb which we had lived in over 15 years. We do not like living in the apartment and want to sell. Purchase price selling price maybe euro we know we may have some capital gains to pay.

My question if we buy a static caravan on Residential Park Site near Antequera euro monthly community fee euro. Will this be classed as buying another home avoiding the retention fee. Regards Trevor Dear Trevor, We are not totally sure we understand your question about the retention. Greetings from Malaga, I am 69 and my wife is 55 years old and we both are Spanish residents. We lived in our house for 22 years and we are now selling our house.

Am I exempt from paying capital gains tax for only half the selling value and responsible for paying tax on the other half because my wife is not 65 yet? Thanks in advance. Is this correct? We are non-residents in Spain. Thank you in advance. I overheard someone talking about a new rule in Spain which is that the bank now is the one paying notary fees and other costs when buying a property in the country.

Is that really true? We are in the process of purchasing a property in Spain. We have paid the deposit and everything appears to be going through. We are living in England and paying the price in pounds to an English Bank as the sellers are English. We agreed on on a price at euro rate to the pound some months ago, but this has now fallen. However, we have just been sent a list of legal retentions that must be paid by the sellers.

However, this long list -Spanish capital gains, plusvalia, estate agent pending fees, pool declaration costs is being added up and converted from euros to pounds and we are expected to deduct this off the sellers selling price for the property and transfer the money to Spain in euros.

The fall in the pound, plus transfer fees is going to cost us a lot of extra money. Is this right? Your guidance on this would be helpful The exchange rate should be the rate on the day of the purchase to avoid further discussions about this. It was left in a will. The solicitor told us it was sold but now we cant get in contact with him.

We have tried calling, emailing, WhatsApp but no response. What should we do next? How long does it take for seller to receive money after completion of sale? Hello, We bought a villa in We paid showing clearly on our escritura Euros , and Plus Valia Euros 60, So we actually paid euros , approximately. Now in we are selling at gross euros , Please — will capital gains profit tax be levied on us at , or ,?

Namely, our cost for current tax liability purposes was K or K? At the time of signing, how does it work that we would have already paid off Do we just agree between seller and buyer that the house is being bought for Also, am I correct in assuming the buyer pays no estate agent fees? Hi, We live in Mallorca in a house purchased by my husband 11 years ago. He is non-resident, works overseas for more than 6 months of the year.

This is our main home. What tax implications when selling? Thank you You would have to pay quite a lot of Capital Gains tax since you made quite a lot of profit. I am a resident of the USA and live in California.

My mother who was born and raised in Spain passed away recently. In her will, she transferred ownership of a piece of property she owned to my brothers and I. We are now on title for the property and we want to sell it to a family member in Spain or list it on the open market we want to do this remotely and not have to come up to Spain for this transaction.

We want to understand what the market value is for the property so we think the best way forward is to get a fair market value opinion from 2 to 3 agents who work in that part of Spain. Once we have a number for the fair market value we can then discuss a purchase price with our cousin or we may decide to list it on the open market.

What is the best way to start this process? And do you think we need more than one opinion from a real estate agent as to what the fair market value is? If we decide to sell to our family member we will, of course, save quite a bit on the commissions so if we decide to go that route I am assuming that all we would need is an attorney to help with the transaction? We bought a property for k euros in and are now selling at 85k! So we will have to pay a large amount even though we have lost money!

Is there anything we can do about this? We believe the lady went to prison! Thanks, Sandy Sadly enough you cannot undo what the selling amount is in the escritura of , since you signed for it by power of attorney.

Are there any other options for her? Hi there, in your article you do not mention that the buyer also has to pay Estate agency fee.

Would you be able to explain in what areas of Spain they follow similar practice? Thank you Charging the buyer is not a common practice in Spain and many foreign buyers are led to believe otherwise.

The estate agent was Derryl from Undiscovered Spain and her partner Diego. I have asked for paperwork but have received nothing so far and they are becoming elusive, what can I do?

Is there a law that ensures I should have a copy of all paperwork? Presumably, this is to avoid those astronomical fees. If you are happy to advertise and show people around yourself, and surely your solicitor would deal with the invoices for CGT calculations anyway? Thank you. Dear Robert, Thank you for your excellent answers. Now we have a question. We are thinking of selling our apartment in Malaga province.

We bought the property in for approx euros and the selling price is now We want to buy a property in Torremolinos reinvest for the same amount. However, if we have to pay CGT it means we can only afford to buy a property of approx euro.

Is there anything we can do to be exempt from the CGT Our situation Sole owner — a permanent address in DK Owner since non-resident living in Spain for just under 6 months a year. Chronic health issues improved by Spanish weather conditions. We own our own property which we completed the purchase on the 2nd July for , We are selling the apartment for , We will then be investing all the funds into a property in the UK although it may not be straight away as we need to find something.

Please could you advise if we would need to pay Capital Gains Tax and how it works. On our calculations it would be about 10 grand which we would not be lost should we not be able to get it back knowing Spain! If this is the case I suppose it would be better to wait until after 2nd July to sell? Your advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated. I should mention we are tax residents.

I would like to sell my house in Tenerife, It was bought by my mother in for 6 million pesetas, and we lived there as a family until her death in when I inherited the house. The deeds were changed over to my name and the property was valued at This then gives the new total value to be I will certainly buy a new property, but would probably only invest half of the sale amount, and may possibly not live in it for over three years.

Any help would be appreciated. We are both well over 65 and wish to sell our villa which we have lived in for 12years, and return to UK to buy a property to live in would there be any problem transferring to money to UK When you sell your house in Spain you will have to pay your taxes in Spain and next year you will have to do your income tax declaration in Spain. Hi, is it legal for a buyer to claim for maintenance costs after the sale has completed?

We sold a property in Spain last September, the buyers had a walk through to see how everything worked five days before completion and at the time I showed them how the aircon worked and it was working fine.

One thing that has stunned us is the estate agency fees, compared to the UK which I know for a fact are very very low, mainly because of online sales, our eldest son works in this field but even so have never been at the rates that are charged here, how do they get away with it, it is not as if you get shiny posh brochures these days, everything is online, there can be no justification for this, so my next question is Can you report these high fees to an ombudsman, or do we just suck it up like zillions of others, if I was younger and more computer literate I would do it my self, but alas like most of us because of the hassle and language factor must put ourselves at the mercy of the rip off merchants.

Within 10 days of signing the reservation agreement, the full private purchase contract contrato de arras is signed between the buyer and the seller. This is similar to exchanging contracts in the UK buying process. Within this time your lawyer should complete all the searches on the property - confirming that the seller own the property being sold, there are no mortgages or charges and that planning consents are in order.

Once both parties sign the main contract, it is binding. The arras contract or full private contract will usually require a 10 to 20 per cent deposit to be paid. The buyer is then committed to pay the balance of the price, and the seller once the money has been paid must transfer ownership to the buyer. If the seller pulls out of the transaction he must return double the amount of the deposit received by way of compensation.

If the buyer pulls out he will lose the deposit paid. This will happen at their office and be accompanied by the agreed final payment and all the relevant purchase taxes. The Escritura is then presented by the Notary to the Land Registry for registration and the property is passed to the new owner.

Final registation of the title deed can take several months. With a new-build property, obviously completion can take a lot longer, and the payments are split over stages of the build process, and the developer should provide bank guarantees against each payment. This protects your payments in the event the developer fails to complete the property or goes bust.

Finally, make sure that you have insurance for your property, ensure all service contracts are in your name telephone, water, electrics etc. Just as in the UK, you can authorise someone normally your lawyer to act on your behalf with regard to your legal matters in Spain. This is often wise, as travelling to Spain to sign documents can become inconvenient or mean that you miss an essential signing date through ill-health or travel disruption.

A Power of Attorney can be either general or limited to a specific function for example, the signing on your behalf of the escritura Deeds to your intended property.

So, apply for this as soon as you start looking for a property. Currently, you must apply for your NIE number in person although the rules on this tend to change from time to time; your estate agent or lawyer, who should help you.

You can purchase Spanish property very quickly, if you are a cash buyer and you have an NIE number. Certainly, it is not unknown for the Spanish in particular to see a property and be the owner with full access later on the following day. However, this is not the way to proceed for any foreign buyer and you should never rush to buy — or be rushed.

Rather, you must always allow your lawyer and building surveyor ample time to do their proper investigations. A good estate agent will help you in your search for a property but it is important to remember that just like in the UK, they represent the seller.

You need your own representation in the form of an independent lawyer that you choose. Needless to say there are many estate agents operating in Spain, of all nationalities, with British agents or agents with English language ability common in most coastal areas. So, finding an agent with whom you can communicate is rarely a problem. But finding a good one is key to your success. Throughout many areas of Spain registration of an agent is not compulsory and, even in the areas in which it is obligatory, the industry is considered unreliable.

Does the agent belong to a professional association such as the AIPP aipp. Under no circumstances should you ever sign any document from an agent without your lawyer present or having reviewed it first.

So what should you expect of your agent? They should be proactive, know the local market thoroughly and be prepared to spend extra time with you offering all sorts of general advice and assistance. Anyone who takes ages to get back to you on your first inquiry does not bode well for the search ahead.

Estate agency commissions vary widely across Spain but tend to be high as the agent does do a lot more for the overseas buyer than a typical UK agent. In general, it's common for sellers to pay an agent commission, but this percentage can vary depending on where you're looking to purchase.

Once you have narrowed down the area within which you want to buy, you should find a lawyer who can act for you. This is a vitally important move, with the services of an excellent lawyer critical to the success of any purchase of a fully legal, sound, Spanish property, devoid of any potential liabilities. Furthermore, always insist that all advice from your lawyer is put in writing, something that many Spanish lawyers are reluctant to do.

This concentrates the mind of any lawyer and helps to ensure a higher standard of professionalism.

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Find your dream home by looking at our real estate listings for sale in Spain. Thinking about selling your house in Spain? Fine. In a hurry? Forget about it. Snail-racing is more exhilarating than selling a property in Spain. Many homes in Spain take an unnecessarily log time to sell. As a seller, you already have other plans and want to move on. Your house loses its appeal.

For those seeking a property in more authentic Spain, there are hill-top white villages with farmers riding donkeys through them, Moorish wonders such as the Alhambra and the coolest of cities Barcelona and Madrid - and prices have already begun to rise in Marbella, hotpots in the Balearics, and the ever-popular Costa Blanca.

There are a number of property hotspots in Spain to consider right now - in fact, some of them never really cooled off, such as recession-proof Mallorca , still attracting the mega-rich and royalty, and ever fashionable Ibiza , drawing the children of the buyers who discovered it in the Sixties.

The southern Costa Blanca has so many advantages for property hunters, including a plethora of golf courses near popular towns like Villamartin and Playa Flamenca , and just about the healthiest climate in Europe. The northern Costa Blanca, less affected by development and with more building restrictions in place, draws buyers to towns including Moraira , Javea , Denia , Calpe and Benissa Costa. Inland of these resorts, the Orba and Jalon valleys are increasing in popularity for buyers seeking a more tranquil location than the coastal resorts; and also more bang for their buck.

Going south to the Costa del Sol, glitzy Marbella might said to be well and truly booming, with new developments back in vogue and great demand for holiday rentals. Buying an overseas property is an exciting thing to do and Spain is a great place to choose. However, it is important to go about things the right way and equip yourself with as much information as possible before settling on that dream home.

One of the most valuable pieces of advice is to instruct your own independent solicitor to assist you with your purchase, just as you would when buying property in the UK. The estate agent will be a valuable source of information on properties, pricing and the surrounding area and will understand the buying process having been through it many times before, but they are acting for the vendor and you need an experienced solicitor — who understands the language as well — to act for you.

Once you have found your property, the purchase process begins with a reservation agreement. The deposit is usually held by your lawyer or your agent in a client or escrow account. Within 10 days of signing the reservation agreement, the full private purchase contract contrato de arras is signed between the buyer and the seller. This is similar to exchanging contracts in the UK buying process. Within this time your lawyer should complete all the searches on the property - confirming that the seller own the property being sold, there are no mortgages or charges and that planning consents are in order.

Once both parties sign the main contract, it is binding. The arras contract or full private contract will usually require a 10 to 20 per cent deposit to be paid.

The buyer is then committed to pay the balance of the price, and the seller once the money has been paid must transfer ownership to the buyer. If the seller pulls out of the transaction he must return double the amount of the deposit received by way of compensation.

If the buyer pulls out he will lose the deposit paid. This will happen at their office and be accompanied by the agreed final payment and all the relevant purchase taxes. The Escritura is then presented by the Notary to the Land Registry for registration and the property is passed to the new owner.

Final registation of the title deed can take several months. With a new-build property, obviously completion can take a lot longer, and the payments are split over stages of the build process, and the developer should provide bank guarantees against each payment.

This protects your payments in the event the developer fails to complete the property or goes bust. Finally, make sure that you have insurance for your property, ensure all service contracts are in your name telephone, water, electrics etc. Just as in the UK, you can authorise someone normally your lawyer to act on your behalf with regard to your legal matters in Spain.

This is often wise, as travelling to Spain to sign documents can become inconvenient or mean that you miss an essential signing date through ill-health or travel disruption. A Power of Attorney can be either general or limited to a specific function for example, the signing on your behalf of the escritura Deeds to your intended property.

So, apply for this as soon as you start looking for a property. Currently, you must apply for your NIE number in person although the rules on this tend to change from time to time; your estate agent or lawyer, who should help you. You can purchase Spanish property very quickly, if you are a cash buyer and you have an NIE number.

Certainly, it is not unknown for the Spanish in particular to see a property and be the owner with full access later on the following day. However, this is not the way to proceed for any foreign buyer and you should never rush to buy — or be rushed.

Rather, you must always allow your lawyer and building surveyor ample time to do their proper investigations. A good estate agent will help you in your search for a property but it is important to remember that just like in the UK, they represent the seller.

You need your own representation in the form of an independent lawyer that you choose. Needless to say there are many estate agents operating in Spain, of all nationalities, with British agents or agents with English language ability common in most coastal areas. So, finding an agent with whom you can communicate is rarely a problem.

But finding a good one is key to your success. With villas, fincas, apartments and larger houses for sale, there is a great range of property in Spain and Rightmoveoverseas. Property in Costa Blanca is some of the most well-liked property in Spain as the Costa Blanca is one of the most popular destinations for Brits, whether it is for a summer holiday or a destination for a second home, property in Costa Blanca is first choice for many.

Property in Costa Blanca is well liked for its close proximity to the major tourist destinations of Benidorm and Alicante; and Costa Blanca itself is made up of over kilometres of coastline within the Province of Alicante in Spain. A popular Costa for tourists looking for beautiful beaches, sun kissed villas in Costa Blanca and great food; the Costa Blanca extends from the towns of Denia from the north to Torrevieja in the south and has a well developed tourism industry.

Property in Costa del Sol Property in Costa del Sol is becoming increasingly popular as golf properties in the Costa del Sol and golf resorts in the Costa del Sol have become hot picks for both investors and holidaymakers. Recently, the Costa del Sol has become known as the 'Costa del Golf' due to the growing number of high quality golf courses and resorts; many of which are centred around Marbella. The Costa del Sol, which, translated means 'sunny' or 'sunshine' coast, was once made up of many small, quiet fishing villages; the region now, however, has transformed into a world renowned tourist destination with high-rise settlements and chic villa resorts running the length of the coastline.

If your dream overseas property lies in Spain, head south and invest in property in The Costa Tropical. Framed by the Sierra Nevada national park, fringed by beautiful seas and nestled between Almeria's desert-like coast to the East and the thriving beaches of the Costa del Sol to the west, lies the 'secret coast' of the Costa Tropical!

Property in The Costa Tropical is relatively inexpensive as mass tourism has yet to hit the Spanish Costa; so if you want to purchase property in The Costa Tropical, venture southwards to pick up bargain properties while they're there to be had!

The Costa Tropical, with more than years if history and historic sites such as the world famous Alhambra, lush gardens and breathtaking castles; is the next Spanish property hotspot with one of the healthiest climate in Europe and second in the world!

Property in the Canary Islands The Canary Islands, all of volcanic origin, are much closer to the coast of Africa than to mainland Spain and those who purchase property on the Canary Islands benefit from the remarkably mild climate the islands have; thanks to their mid-Atlantic location.

While the Canaries are best known for their pristine beaches, property in the Canaries offer views of strikingly diverse landscapes. Whether you invest in property in Gran Canaria, property in Fuerteventura, property in Lanzarote, property in Tenerife, property in La Palma, property in Gomera or property in Hierro, you will be surrounded by either sub-tropical rainforests, arid plains, pine woods, sand dunes, mountain peaks or remarkable flora.

The main tourist resorts are excellent for water sports, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, tennis, golf and so on. The local people take great pride in their folklore traditions and the carnival festivities are famous throughout Spain.

The Balearic Islands; Minorca, Majorca and Ibiza; are amongst the most popular holiday destinations in the whole of Europe and their excellent climate, beaches and natural beauty attracts visitors and investors form around the world.

Property in Majorca is attractive to investors as Majorca is the largest and most commercial of the island. Since , when package holidays were first available on the island, it has been a well liked holiday destination.

Many return for holidays each year and so have invested in property in Majorca. Buying a property in Majorca will always be a good investment as property in the Balearics remains highly rentable. Apartments in Majorca and villas in Majorca will rent to both families and young holidaymakers when you are not using the Majorca property yourself and be a fantastic retreat when you do want to get away.

Though it has a reputation for being a party island, Ibiza also has a quieter side and attracts families and couples to its white sands and clear waters, away from the revellers and busy club resorts. And property in Ibiza is some of the loveliest property in the Balearics.

Apartments in Ibiza and villas in Ibiza are rentable throughout the year thanks to the islands days of sunshine; so purchasing property in Ibiza whether for investment purposes or personal use will guarantee you returns on your Ibiza property. The charm of Spain's village homes. Is your ideal Spanish home a traditional house packed with local character and set in an authentic village community?

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Spain is notorious for having built far too many houses and apartments in the boom years and being unable to sell them. In truth, the backlogs have been sold in. Find a property for sale in Spain. Search houses for sale in Spain with albir-properties-for-sale.com.ru Thinking about selling your house in Spain? Fine. In a hurry? Forget about it. Snail-racing is more exhilarating than selling a property in Spain.

It seems the agent you contacted is trying to profit from buyer and seller, and I would have serious doubts to trust such an agent. If the price in the deeds of your apartment when you bought it in is higher than the price you are selling it for now, then, in theory, you should not have to pay any capital gains tax. I say in theory because the Spanish tax office also has to believe that you are selling it for a lower price, otherwise, you can expect to receive a fine, but hopefully, I hope that does not happen.

The thing is that you bought the apartment during the crisis and since then Spanish property prices have gone up, but the tax office sees that differently. The tax office calculates the value of your apartment and takes many things into consideration. The walls are also taken to increase the m2 surface as well as a small percentage of communal grounds, such as pools, gardens, etc… There is no guarantee that if you appeal against the tax office you will get your euros back. Anyway, you need to prove that your apartment was sold for the actual selling price at the time you bought it.

Bear in mind that a solicitor will also cost you money, probably in the region of euros. If you decide to appeal, the tax office will inspect the sale and any other sales on that complex and there might be that some apartments were sold or have been sold for If that is not the case you have a good chance getting of your money back. So you have to calculate that on top. For example: Selling price It is indeed very frustrating that the Spanish tax office takes a very long time to pay out refunds.

I know firsthand that in some cases it takes up to 3 years and more. Many foreign sellers just forget about it and close their Spanish back account and that money stays in the tax office. The frustrating part is that in most cases it is not worth it going to a solicitor for this since it is not more than 5. Important: If you closed your Spanish bank account you need to give a power of attorney to your solicitor so that they can reclaim the money back for you. So only you are eligible for this exception in this specific scenario.

For your wife to avoid paying CGT a smart thing can also be to reinvest the profit by purchasing another property in Spain. For example, buying a smaller or cheaper property. By reinvesting your profit you are also exempt from paying CGT. Hope that helps. Kind regards Robbert. Share this Article. We sold our house feb which we had lived in over 15 years. We do not like living in the apartment and want to sell. Purchase price selling price maybe euro we know we may have some capital gains to pay.

My question if we buy a static caravan on Residential Park Site near Antequera euro monthly community fee euro. Will this be classed as buying another home avoiding the retention fee. Regards Trevor Dear Trevor, We are not totally sure we understand your question about the retention. Greetings from Malaga, I am 69 and my wife is 55 years old and we both are Spanish residents.

We lived in our house for 22 years and we are now selling our house. Am I exempt from paying capital gains tax for only half the selling value and responsible for paying tax on the other half because my wife is not 65 yet? Thanks in advance. Is this correct? We are non-residents in Spain. Thank you in advance. I overheard someone talking about a new rule in Spain which is that the bank now is the one paying notary fees and other costs when buying a property in the country.

Is that really true? We are in the process of purchasing a property in Spain. We have paid the deposit and everything appears to be going through.

We are living in England and paying the price in pounds to an English Bank as the sellers are English. We agreed on on a price at euro rate to the pound some months ago, but this has now fallen. However, we have just been sent a list of legal retentions that must be paid by the sellers. However, this long list -Spanish capital gains, plusvalia, estate agent pending fees, pool declaration costs is being added up and converted from euros to pounds and we are expected to deduct this off the sellers selling price for the property and transfer the money to Spain in euros.

The fall in the pound, plus transfer fees is going to cost us a lot of extra money. Is this right? Your guidance on this would be helpful The exchange rate should be the rate on the day of the purchase to avoid further discussions about this. It was left in a will. The solicitor told us it was sold but now we cant get in contact with him.

We have tried calling, emailing, WhatsApp but no response. What should we do next? How long does it take for seller to receive money after completion of sale? Hello, We bought a villa in We paid showing clearly on our escritura Euros , and Plus Valia Euros 60, So we actually paid euros , approximately.

Now in we are selling at gross euros , Please — will capital gains profit tax be levied on us at , or ,? Namely, our cost for current tax liability purposes was K or K? At the time of signing, how does it work that we would have already paid off Do we just agree between seller and buyer that the house is being bought for Also, am I correct in assuming the buyer pays no estate agent fees?

Hi, We live in Mallorca in a house purchased by my husband 11 years ago. He is non-resident, works overseas for more than 6 months of the year. This is our main home. What tax implications when selling?

Thank you You would have to pay quite a lot of Capital Gains tax since you made quite a lot of profit. I am a resident of the USA and live in California. My mother who was born and raised in Spain passed away recently.

In her will, she transferred ownership of a piece of property she owned to my brothers and I. We are now on title for the property and we want to sell it to a family member in Spain or list it on the open market we want to do this remotely and not have to come up to Spain for this transaction.

We want to understand what the market value is for the property so we think the best way forward is to get a fair market value opinion from 2 to 3 agents who work in that part of Spain. Once we have a number for the fair market value we can then discuss a purchase price with our cousin or we may decide to list it on the open market.

What is the best way to start this process? And do you think we need more than one opinion from a real estate agent as to what the fair market value is? If we decide to sell to our family member we will, of course, save quite a bit on the commissions so if we decide to go that route I am assuming that all we would need is an attorney to help with the transaction?

We bought a property for k euros in and are now selling at 85k! So we will have to pay a large amount even though we have lost money! Is there anything we can do about this?

We believe the lady went to prison! Thanks, Sandy Sadly enough you cannot undo what the selling amount is in the escritura of , since you signed for it by power of attorney.

Are there any other options for her? Hi there, in your article you do not mention that the buyer also has to pay Estate agency fee. Would you be able to explain in what areas of Spain they follow similar practice? Thank you Charging the buyer is not a common practice in Spain and many foreign buyers are led to believe otherwise.

The estate agent was Derryl from Undiscovered Spain and her partner Diego. I have asked for paperwork but have received nothing so far and they are becoming elusive, what can I do? Is there a law that ensures I should have a copy of all paperwork? Presumably, this is to avoid those astronomical fees.

If you are happy to advertise and show people around yourself, and surely your solicitor would deal with the invoices for CGT calculations anyway? Thank you. Dear Robert, Thank you for your excellent answers. Now we have a question. We are thinking of selling our apartment in Malaga province. We bought the property in for approx euros and the selling price is now We want to buy a property in Torremolinos reinvest for the same amount.

However, if we have to pay CGT it means we can only afford to buy a property of approx euro. Is there anything we can do to be exempt from the CGT Our situation Sole owner — a permanent address in DK Owner since non-resident living in Spain for just under 6 months a year.

Chronic health issues improved by Spanish weather conditions. The Costa del Sol, which, translated means 'sunny' or 'sunshine' coast, was once made up of many small, quiet fishing villages; the region now, however, has transformed into a world renowned tourist destination with high-rise settlements and chic villa resorts running the length of the coastline.

If your dream overseas property lies in Spain, head south and invest in property in The Costa Tropical. Framed by the Sierra Nevada national park, fringed by beautiful seas and nestled between Almeria's desert-like coast to the East and the thriving beaches of the Costa del Sol to the west, lies the 'secret coast' of the Costa Tropical!

Property in The Costa Tropical is relatively inexpensive as mass tourism has yet to hit the Spanish Costa; so if you want to purchase property in The Costa Tropical, venture southwards to pick up bargain properties while they're there to be had!

The Costa Tropical, with more than years if history and historic sites such as the world famous Alhambra, lush gardens and breathtaking castles; is the next Spanish property hotspot with one of the healthiest climate in Europe and second in the world!

Property in the Canary Islands The Canary Islands, all of volcanic origin, are much closer to the coast of Africa than to mainland Spain and those who purchase property on the Canary Islands benefit from the remarkably mild climate the islands have; thanks to their mid-Atlantic location. While the Canaries are best known for their pristine beaches, property in the Canaries offer views of strikingly diverse landscapes.

Whether you invest in property in Gran Canaria, property in Fuerteventura, property in Lanzarote, property in Tenerife, property in La Palma, property in Gomera or property in Hierro, you will be surrounded by either sub-tropical rainforests, arid plains, pine woods, sand dunes, mountain peaks or remarkable flora. The main tourist resorts are excellent for water sports, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, tennis, golf and so on.

The local people take great pride in their folklore traditions and the carnival festivities are famous throughout Spain. The Balearic Islands; Minorca, Majorca and Ibiza; are amongst the most popular holiday destinations in the whole of Europe and their excellent climate, beaches and natural beauty attracts visitors and investors form around the world.

Property in Majorca is attractive to investors as Majorca is the largest and most commercial of the island. Since , when package holidays were first available on the island, it has been a well liked holiday destination. Many return for holidays each year and so have invested in property in Majorca. Buying a property in Majorca will always be a good investment as property in the Balearics remains highly rentable. Apartments in Majorca and villas in Majorca will rent to both families and young holidaymakers when you are not using the Majorca property yourself and be a fantastic retreat when you do want to get away.

Though it has a reputation for being a party island, Ibiza also has a quieter side and attracts families and couples to its white sands and clear waters, away from the revellers and busy club resorts. And property in Ibiza is some of the loveliest property in the Balearics. Estate Agency fee.

Lawyer fee. It is advisable to contact a lawyer at the early stages of a sale. They will confirm their fees and will also inform you about taxes, etc.

Certificate of Energy Performance. You can be fined for advertising your property for sale or long term rent without this Certificate. You can ask your property agent to organise this for you. Mortgage cancellation costs. If there is a mortgage charge on the property that you want to sell, even it you paid it off years ago, you need to make sure that the charge has been lifted from the Property Registry.

This involves Notary and Land Registry fees, and you should allocate approximately ,00 Euros for this. Remember: even if you have paid the mortgage totally, you still need to remove the charge from the property in the Land Registry , and unless you instruct the bank to do it, that will not be done. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

Hello, its a very useful account of essential information , it seems, but for non residents in Spain.

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Find your dream home by looking at our real estate listings for sale in Spain. Are you looking for property for sale in Spain? With idealista, the leading Spanish real estate website, you can find villas and houses for sale in Spain quickly. My wife and myself both over 65 and Spanish residents. We sold our house feb which we had lived in over 15 years. We bought an apartment in March

One of the most valuable pieces of advice is to instruct your own independent solicitor to assist you with your purchase, just as you would when buying property in the UK. The estate agent will be a valuable source of information on properties, pricing and the surrounding area and will understand the buying process having been through it many times before, but they are acting for the vendor and you need an experienced solicitor — who understands the language as well — to act for you.

Once you have found your property, the purchase process begins with a reservation agreement. The deposit is usually held by your lawyer or your agent in a client or escrow account. Within 10 days of signing the reservation agreement, the full private purchase contract contrato de arras is signed between the buyer and the seller.

This is similar to exchanging contracts in the UK buying process. Within this time your lawyer should complete all the searches on the property - confirming that the seller own the property being sold, there are no mortgages or charges and that planning consents are in order.

Once both parties sign the main contract, it is binding. The arras contract or full private contract will usually require a 10 to 20 per cent deposit to be paid. The buyer is then committed to pay the balance of the price, and the seller once the money has been paid must transfer ownership to the buyer.

If the seller pulls out of the transaction he must return double the amount of the deposit received by way of compensation. If the buyer pulls out he will lose the deposit paid. This will happen at their office and be accompanied by the agreed final payment and all the relevant purchase taxes. The Escritura is then presented by the Notary to the Land Registry for registration and the property is passed to the new owner.

Final registation of the title deed can take several months. With a new-build property, obviously completion can take a lot longer, and the payments are split over stages of the build process, and the developer should provide bank guarantees against each payment. This protects your payments in the event the developer fails to complete the property or goes bust.

Finally, make sure that you have insurance for your property, ensure all service contracts are in your name telephone, water, electrics etc.

Just as in the UK, you can authorise someone normally your lawyer to act on your behalf with regard to your legal matters in Spain. This is often wise, as travelling to Spain to sign documents can become inconvenient or mean that you miss an essential signing date through ill-health or travel disruption.

A Power of Attorney can be either general or limited to a specific function for example, the signing on your behalf of the escritura Deeds to your intended property. So, apply for this as soon as you start looking for a property. Currently, you must apply for your NIE number in person although the rules on this tend to change from time to time; your estate agent or lawyer, who should help you.

You can purchase Spanish property very quickly, if you are a cash buyer and you have an NIE number. Certainly, it is not unknown for the Spanish in particular to see a property and be the owner with full access later on the following day. However, this is not the way to proceed for any foreign buyer and you should never rush to buy — or be rushed. If there is a mortgage charge on the property that you want to sell, even it you paid it off years ago, you need to make sure that the charge has been lifted from the Property Registry.

This involves Notary and Land Registry fees, and you should allocate approximately ,00 Euros for this. Remember: even if you have paid the mortgage totally, you still need to remove the charge from the property in the Land Registry , and unless you instruct the bank to do it, that will not be done. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form. Hello, its a very useful account of essential information , it seems, but for non residents in Spain.

I am a UK expat who is resident, with the legal certificate, so how would I find out which bits apply to me, when I sell my apartment here in Spain? Dear Teresa Thank you very much for your comment. Most of this post is applicable to residents. Also, residents over 65 years are exempt of capital gains tax when selling their main residence. Please note that in order to prove your residency status, for this purpose you will need a Residency certificate issued by the Tax Office Agencia Tributaria , not by the police, in the same year of the sale of your property.

I hope this helps. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Selling your property in Spain? Home to sun, sea, beaches and tapas - and a long standing favourite with Brits - Spain holds strong as the most popular overseas destinations for holidaymakers and investors alike!

The lure of the dream villa in Spain is still as strong as ever with more Brits having bought property in Spain in order to regularly holiday there or relocate permanently. With villas, fincas, apartments and larger houses for sale, there is a great range of property in Spain and Rightmoveoverseas. Property in Costa Blanca is some of the most well-liked property in Spain as the Costa Blanca is one of the most popular destinations for Brits, whether it is for a summer holiday or a destination for a second home, property in Costa Blanca is first choice for many.

Property in Costa Blanca is well liked for its close proximity to the major tourist destinations of Benidorm and Alicante; and Costa Blanca itself is made up of over kilometres of coastline within the Province of Alicante in Spain. A popular Costa for tourists looking for beautiful beaches, sun kissed villas in Costa Blanca and great food; the Costa Blanca extends from the towns of Denia from the north to Torrevieja in the south and has a well developed tourism industry.

Property in Costa del Sol Property in Costa del Sol is becoming increasingly popular as golf properties in the Costa del Sol and golf resorts in the Costa del Sol have become hot picks for both investors and holidaymakers.

Recently, the Costa del Sol has become known as the 'Costa del Golf' due to the growing number of high quality golf courses and resorts; many of which are centred around Marbella. The Costa del Sol, which, translated means 'sunny' or 'sunshine' coast, was once made up of many small, quiet fishing villages; the region now, however, has transformed into a world renowned tourist destination with high-rise settlements and chic villa resorts running the length of the coastline.

If your dream overseas property lies in Spain, head south and invest in property in The Costa Tropical. Framed by the Sierra Nevada national park, fringed by beautiful seas and nestled between Almeria's desert-like coast to the East and the thriving beaches of the Costa del Sol to the west, lies the 'secret coast' of the Costa Tropical! Property in The Costa Tropical is relatively inexpensive as mass tourism has yet to hit the Spanish Costa; so if you want to purchase property in The Costa Tropical, venture southwards to pick up bargain properties while they're there to be had!

The Costa Tropical, with more than years if history and historic sites such as the world famous Alhambra, lush gardens and breathtaking castles; is the next Spanish property hotspot with one of the healthiest climate in Europe and second in the world! Property in the Canary Islands The Canary Islands, all of volcanic origin, are much closer to the coast of Africa than to mainland Spain and those who purchase property on the Canary Islands benefit from the remarkably mild climate the islands have; thanks to their mid-Atlantic location.

While the Canaries are best known for their pristine beaches, property in the Canaries offer views of strikingly diverse landscapes. Whether you invest in property in Gran Canaria, property in Fuerteventura, property in Lanzarote, property in Tenerife, property in La Palma, property in Gomera or property in Hierro, you will be surrounded by either sub-tropical rainforests, arid plains, pine woods, sand dunes, mountain peaks or remarkable flora. The main tourist resorts are excellent for water sports, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, tennis, golf and so on.

The local people take great pride in their folklore traditions and the carnival festivities are famous throughout Spain.

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Spain is notorious for having built far too many houses and apartments in the boom years and being unable to sell them. In truth, the backlogs have been sold in. Thinking about selling your house in Spain? Fine. In a hurry? Forget about it. Snail-racing is more exhilarating than selling a property in Spain. Find a property for sale in Spain. Search houses for sale in Spain with albir-properties-for-sale.com.ru

Once both parties sign the main contract, it is binding. The arras contract or full private contract will usually require a 10 to 20 per cent deposit to be paid. The buyer is then committed to pay the balance of the price, and the seller once the money has been paid must transfer ownership to the buyer.

If the seller pulls out of the transaction he must return double the amount of the deposit received by way of compensation. If the buyer pulls out he will lose the deposit paid. This will happen at their office and be accompanied by the agreed final payment and all the relevant purchase taxes. The Escritura is then presented by the Notary to the Land Registry for registration and the property is passed to the new owner. Final registation of the title deed can take several months.

With a new-build property, obviously completion can take a lot longer, and the payments are split over stages of the build process, and the developer should provide bank guarantees against each payment. This protects your payments in the event the developer fails to complete the property or goes bust. Finally, make sure that you have insurance for your property, ensure all service contracts are in your name telephone, water, electrics etc.

Just as in the UK, you can authorise someone normally your lawyer to act on your behalf with regard to your legal matters in Spain. This is often wise, as travelling to Spain to sign documents can become inconvenient or mean that you miss an essential signing date through ill-health or travel disruption. A Power of Attorney can be either general or limited to a specific function for example, the signing on your behalf of the escritura Deeds to your intended property.

So, apply for this as soon as you start looking for a property. Currently, you must apply for your NIE number in person although the rules on this tend to change from time to time; your estate agent or lawyer, who should help you. You can purchase Spanish property very quickly, if you are a cash buyer and you have an NIE number.

Certainly, it is not unknown for the Spanish in particular to see a property and be the owner with full access later on the following day. However, this is not the way to proceed for any foreign buyer and you should never rush to buy — or be rushed. Rather, you must always allow your lawyer and building surveyor ample time to do their proper investigations.

A good estate agent will help you in your search for a property but it is important to remember that just like in the UK, they represent the seller. You need your own representation in the form of an independent lawyer that you choose.

Needless to say there are many estate agents operating in Spain, of all nationalities, with British agents or agents with English language ability common in most coastal areas. So, finding an agent with whom you can communicate is rarely a problem. But finding a good one is key to your success. Throughout many areas of Spain registration of an agent is not compulsory and, even in the areas in which it is obligatory, the industry is considered unreliable.

Does the agent belong to a professional association such as the AIPP aipp. Under no circumstances should you ever sign any document from an agent without your lawyer present or having reviewed it first.

So what should you expect of your agent? They should be proactive, know the local market thoroughly and be prepared to spend extra time with you offering all sorts of general advice and assistance. Anyone who takes ages to get back to you on your first inquiry does not bode well for the search ahead.

Estate agency commissions vary widely across Spain but tend to be high as the agent does do a lot more for the overseas buyer than a typical UK agent. In general, it's common for sellers to pay an agent commission, but this percentage can vary depending on where you're looking to purchase. Once you have narrowed down the area within which you want to buy, you should find a lawyer who can act for you. This is a vitally important move, with the services of an excellent lawyer critical to the success of any purchase of a fully legal, sound, Spanish property, devoid of any potential liabilities.

Furthermore, always insist that all advice from your lawyer is put in writing, something that many Spanish lawyers are reluctant to do. This concentrates the mind of any lawyer and helps to ensure a higher standard of professionalism. Finally, always get your lawyer to inspect any paperwork or contract before you sign it, whether it relates to a property or other services i.

When you're close to finalising the exchange you will need to apply for NIE Numero de Identidad de Extranjeros — your Spanish tax number. How this is used will be explained in the next section of our Spanish property legal guide. It has however, an outstanding asset: it is one of the sunniest areas in Europe.

It offers spectacular landscapes: small villages, long, fine sand beaches on the Costa Calida, but also western style cowboy decors in the back country. Property in Murcia is varied: apartments with sea views in San Pedro del Pinatar, coastal villas in San Javier, or maybe you will feel tempted by the charm of the houses in the village of Aguilas. Worth noting: the province is very well known for its spa resorts with healing mud treatments!

Apartments and houses for sale in Murcia. The Balearic Islands are in the Mediterranean, just two hours from most European capitals by plane.

With their reputation for well preserved countryside, the Balearic Islands offer magnificent landscapes, varying from lovely creeks with turquoise water to mountains with winding pathways for the more energetic visitors. Partygoers will not feel left out, with the famous Ibiza, queen of the night, with appearances from artists from all over the world. Property in the Balearic Islands is varied and you will find apartments there with sea views in the small coastal villages, or character houses to renovate in Cuitadella or Mahon on Minorca for example.

So would you prefer to buy a house in Minorca, or an apartment on the hilltops of Ibiza? Apartments and houses for sale in The Balearic Islands. Often nicknamed the Spanish Brittany, Galicia is the wildest province of Spain. Covered in pine and eucalyptus trees, the green countryside runs along a magnificent coastline, with many lighthouses and never-ending beaches.

Property in Galicia is affordable, from the houses in Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, to the little coastal fishing villages. So why not stop off to visit the region, after a long walk in the steps of the Compostelle pilgrims. Apartments and houses for sale in Galicia. Forgot your password? Click here. Register by clicking here. Our latest listings. Property in Spain Spain is a country with a thousand facets, that offer an amazing amount of variety.

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If you like golf, choose an apartment for sale in Malaga, now well known as one of the capitals of European golf. If on the other hand, you like the passion of the flamencos, the ferias and the tapas, you will certainly prefer a house for sale in Sevilla, or in the old town of Cadiz. You will certainly fall in love with this region for the warm good heartedness of its inhabitants! Apartments and houses for sale in Andalusia. Catalonia is above all the region of Barcelona and the magnificent Costa Brava, but also the Catalonian Pyrenees in the back country.

It is a province loaded with history and art, where one can see famous works signed by Gaudi, Dali, or Picasso and buildings like the Sagrada Familia and the Poblet Monastery which have all given Catalonia its world wide reputation.

So what are you waiting for to make your property purchase on the most sought after coastline in Spain? Apartments and houses for sale in Catalonia. The Canaries are an archipelago comprising 7 volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean, off the Moroccan coast.

Well known for the preserved marine life and countryside the islands shelter 5 nature reserves , the Canaries are also a destination for wind surfers. As to Canary Island property, it is still affordable after prices dropped in You will find there all types of property: apartments for sale in Lanzarote or Gran Canaria, houses in the small colonial towns of Tenerife, or fishermans' houses in the small coastal villages and ports of Fuerteventura.

And do not miss, for any reason, the grand carnaval of Santa Cruz in February! Apartments and houses for sale in The Canary Islands. Located between Andalousia and the province of Valence, the province of Murcia is not as well known as its neighbours.

It has however, an outstanding asset: it is one of the sunniest areas in Europe. It offers spectacular landscapes: small villages, long, fine sand beaches on the Costa Calida, but also western style cowboy decors in the back country. Property in Murcia is varied: apartments with sea views in San Pedro del Pinatar, coastal villas in San Javier, or maybe you will feel tempted by the charm of the houses in the village of Aguilas. Worth noting: the province is very well known for its spa resorts with healing mud treatments!

Apartments and houses for sale in Murcia. The Balearic Islands are in the Mediterranean, just two hours from most European capitals by plane. With their reputation for well preserved countryside, the Balearic Islands offer magnificent landscapes, varying from lovely creeks with turquoise water to mountains with winding pathways for the more energetic visitors. Partygoers will not feel left out, with the famous Ibiza, queen of the night, with appearances from artists from all over the world.

Property in the Balearic Islands is varied and you will find apartments there with sea views in the small coastal villages, or character houses to renovate in Cuitadella or Mahon on Minorca for example. So would you prefer to buy a house in Minorca, or an apartment on the hilltops of Ibiza? Apartments and houses for sale in The Balearic Islands. Often nicknamed the Spanish Brittany, Galicia is the wildest province of Spain.

Covered in pine and eucalyptus trees, the green countryside runs along a magnificent coastline, with many lighthouses and never-ending beaches. Property in Galicia is affordable, from the houses in Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, to the little coastal fishing villages. So why not stop off to visit the region, after a long walk in the steps of the Compostelle pilgrims. Apartments and houses for sale in Galicia. Forgot your password? Click here. Register by clicking here. Our latest listings.

Property in Spain Spain is a country with a thousand facets, that offer an amazing amount of variety. The Balearic Islands; Minorca, Majorca and Ibiza; are amongst the most popular holiday destinations in the whole of Europe and their excellent climate, beaches and natural beauty attracts visitors and investors form around the world.

Property in Majorca is attractive to investors as Majorca is the largest and most commercial of the island. Since , when package holidays were first available on the island, it has been a well liked holiday destination. Many return for holidays each year and so have invested in property in Majorca. Buying a property in Majorca will always be a good investment as property in the Balearics remains highly rentable. Apartments in Majorca and villas in Majorca will rent to both families and young holidaymakers when you are not using the Majorca property yourself and be a fantastic retreat when you do want to get away.

Though it has a reputation for being a party island, Ibiza also has a quieter side and attracts families and couples to its white sands and clear waters, away from the revellers and busy club resorts. And property in Ibiza is some of the loveliest property in the Balearics. Apartments in Ibiza and villas in Ibiza are rentable throughout the year thanks to the islands days of sunshine; so purchasing property in Ibiza whether for investment purposes or personal use will guarantee you returns on your Ibiza property.

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Statistics and prices of properties with pool in Spain

Prices are going up in this area.

Average price in this area: 1,710 €/m2

The cheapest property in this area: Rent to own detached house in Alcobendas, 0

The most expensive property in this area: Hotel for sale in Nueva Andalucía, Marbella, 65,000,000 €

Cheapest areas: Aragon, Castile and Leon, Estremadura

Most expensive areas: Melilla, Balearic Islands, Andalusia

Prices are going down in the areas: Madrid, Andalusia, Canary Islands.

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