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Mar 5th, 2017

Spain is enjoying the strongest recovery of the four largest economies in the euro zone, hitting its highest growth rate in eight years in 2015. Although this economic success survived the protracted political crisis that was finally resolved at the end of October, attention has turned to the sustainability of growth in the longer term. Spain's innovative businesses have the potential to be at the ....


Mar 5th, 2017

Spain's largest maze

Emilio Perez's serious economic troubles have resulted in an intriguing business idea. The resident of Villapresente, a forest ranger and pinewood seller, hit rock bottom when he was unable to sell his trees due to low demand during the economic crisis. His solution was to build Spain's largest maze with his unsold trees, a plan which would also provide his unemployed daughter with a business ....


Feb 10th, 2017


It's that time of year again on the Costa Blanca and how we look forward to it! It's without doubt  one of the most breathtaking seasons due to the almond blossom starting to bloom in late January and into three weeks of February. So locals and tourists can take a drive through any of the local valleys such as Jalon and Gata de Gorgos and ....

Trump on Spain

We're just building up. An aide to President Trump promised Tuesday that the White House will soon restore a Spanish-language website, which went dark after inauguration day. "We're just building up," said Helen Aguirre Ferre, director of media affairs. "It's just day two on the job." Aguirre Ferre, a former bilingual media personality who headed Spanish-language communications for the Republican National Committee before joining Trump's ....

Culture Lifestyle

Jan 18th, 2017


Every year, around the time of Shrove Tuesday, Alicante celebrates a colourful carnival that lasts for three weeks. The festival begins with the Don Carnal and Dona Cuaresma plays, followed by daily street celebrations. The highlight is on Sábado Ramblero (2nd of February), when the city's main thoroughfares, La Rambla and El Barrio, fill with stunning costume parades, music and dancing. The carnival ends with ....

Market Conditions

Jan 10th, 2017

Spain Outlook Hart Property

The formation of a government in October, albeit a weak minority one, after ten months of political stalemate finally enabled the drafting of a revised 2017 budget draft that comlies with European deficit targets, which the goverment sent to the European Commision (EC) on 9th Dember. In addition to optimistic forecasts for higher revenues caused by solid growth, the draft envisages additional measures to plug ....

Christmas may have come and gone on the 24th and 25th of December but Spanish children are still waiting for their presents! This is because it is not Santa who brings the gifts but Los Reyes Magos (known as the Three Wise Men or Three Kings in English) and according to Christian tradition, the 6th January was the day that Melchior (known as Melchor in Spanish), ....

Property Buying Market Conditions

Jan 4th, 2017

Spanish Property Market

Hart Property together with our partners Bankinter forecast that the demand for residential property will increase over the next 18 months, to reach a volume of 470,000 sales for the year in 2017. Great News This is great news for anyone wishing to sell. We have already seen that the time it takes to sell a property in many areas is being reduced by around ....

Property Buying

Dec 6th, 2016

Hart Insurance

Don't wait until you have moved in before you have sorted out your home insurance. Your buildings insurance should be in place at the point you exchange contracts with the seller of the property, as this is when you become legally obliged to buy. Even with contents insurance, you will need to make sure you have your policy in place BEFORE you start moving all ....

Rules and Regulations

Nov 29th, 2016

Buying Property Spain

1. The reservation contract (Contrato de Reserva) This is normally the first legal document to be signed in your purchase process. A reservation deposit (typically €3000) is paid and then the property is taken off the market and the price you have agreed is frozen. Within the contract it will state: the agreed price, the date for the Private Purchase Contract (PPC) to be signed ....


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