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Architecture

Architecture The Spanish architecture is characterized by sharp contrasts between light and dark sides, alternating between austerity and lavish decorations and thick walls with small windows to keep the sunlight and heat out. The styles vary from region to region...

Religion

Religion in Spain In the 70s, every Spaniard was bound to be Catholic by law. Consequently, a large number of them are still believers, but not practicing Catholic. A strong proof of this is the fact that more than 70%...

Living and working in Spain

Spanish bank If you plan to stay longer than 6 months in Spain, you probably need a bank account. For foreigners in Spain there are two types of accounts: resident and non-resident accounts. Non-residents must have a passport or other...

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Making a Spanish will

Making a Spanish will Making a Spanish Will is not compulsory but highly advised. Please note that a British will is totally valid in Spain and even if someone dies in-testate, the Spanish assets will be dealt with according to...

Golden Visa is attracting non EU buyers

Golden Visa is attracting non EU buyers US, Chinese and Russian buyers were among the most active foreign buyers in Spain in the first quarter of 2014, according to new date from the General Council of Notaries in Spain. The...

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Travel in Spain

Travel in Spain It is impossible to reach some places in Spain by train, however there is a good network of bus services. Most bus companies with their lines and timetables can be found on the Internet. In Spain there...

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Mortgages in Spain

Mortgages in Spain When buying a property in Spain, in some cases you will need to arrange a Euro mortgage to finance the purchase. At Z-Yachting we deal with one of the largest banks in Spain who can offer you...

5 steps to buy a house

5 steps to buy a house in Costa Blanca

5 steps to buy a house in Costa Blanca 1. Investigate Start by determining your budget. Your bank or mortgage broker can help increase your ability to loan. When you have found an interesting house or apartment on our website,...

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Altea’s widening client base of property buyers

Altea’s widening client base of property buyers Those of you familiar with it will know that the luxury property market in Altea has traditionally been dominated by Spanish and British buyers, and to a lesser extent the Dutch, Germans and...