Category: advice on buying in Spain

Property Type & Style

When choosing to buy a property abroad or a home, what questions do we need to ask ourselves? What factors should be considered regarding the style of property? Here are some ideas for you to explore.

Unless you are able to build your individual bespoke designed property, the location you choose may have its own range and style of properties.

Price and location play their part, together with layout, light & space.

How does the property work for you or your family needs?

Does the layout give you the flexibility required?

Apartments – Traditional Style

Traditional apartments can be in well established communities and areas with facilities such as shops, restaurants and local transport nearby. They possibly offer more character features and a homely feel. The overall space can be larger than new builds and have larger communal gardens.

On the flip side, older windows with sometimes less floor to ceiling windows and bi fold doors may affect the light available and energy efficiency of the apartment.

ApartmentsModern Style

These type of apartments are common amongst new builds offering minimalist and a clean lines feel. The facilities can be a simple pool area or include gardens, gym and padel courts. The design tend to include open plan kitchens and living areas. This can be a long and narrow lounge area at the lower price range, with wider spacious more square living areas in the higher price bracket. A point to remember is older apartments may have less expensive annual community fees compared to new developments so your budget can sometimes make the decision for you.

In a Dilemma ?

We have many years of experience in the overseas property industry as well as personally purchasing a property back 1999. Contact us for some ideas to help with your search.

Spanish Property Market

Latest data on property sales in sales show that the reduction in demand due to the pandemic has already ended. 19% higher than the year before Covid hit. Sales are nearly back at the levels seen just before the financial crash, 14 years ago.

The increased demand was experienced in nearly all regions. However, so far property prices have remained steady. If demand continues at current levels, though, it is possible that may change.

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Spanish Taxes

We like to share information from our professional network to keep you up to date with useful information regarding Spain. Today Abaco Advisers based in Torrevieja discuss Spanish Taxes.

31st December – non-resident tax deadline

It’s not only New Year’s Eve on 31st December but also the last day on which you can submit your Modelo 210 as a non-resident. This is the form that non-residents who own property in Spain must file annually as their non-resident income tax declaration.

In this article we explain more about it and the non-resident taxes you are liable to pay: 
Modelo 210: Non-resident income tax in Spain

For more extensive information about all non-resident taxes you can read this complete guide:

Non-resident tax in Spain: The complete guide


When people are asked their reasons for buying a property abroad high on the list is the weather. Together with a more relaxed way of life. Is this last aspect also influenced by the weather? Sunshine and blue skies bring a smile to most people and perhaps a more laid back approach to life.

We take a very small snapshot of winter temperatures in December over a 10 day period in a few locations in 🇪🇸 Spain and 🇵🇹 Portugal compared to the UK.

Eastern Algarve Tavira, Portugal Avg 17°

Costa Blanca South Torrevieja, Spain Avg 18°

Costa del Sol East Nerja, Spain Avg 18°

Menorca, Balearics Island Avg 14°

Manchester UK Avg 6°

The winter can be the time, when as the temperatures drop and our morning gaze is dull grey skies our thoughts turn to warmer climates.

Whether it is the ability to escape the British winter for a few weeks to recharge your batteries, or become a snowbird, like Canadians, Norwegians etc., who escape for a couple of months or more. A second home abroad can be a real treasure to enjoy.

Time to stroll along the beach in winter sunshine

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Why Use Properties Overseas?

Want to buy a property abroad? How do you ensure you make the right choice?

Whilst the internet can find properties with the attributes you search for, identifying those that are in an area that would suit you is very hit and miss. What looks good on the screen, in reality, is a great disappointment in real life. Photos are taken to show off the properties as best they can; pylons, building sites, industrial and commercial neighbours are avoided.

The biggest problem most internet searchers experience is the sheer volume of properties their searches present. Properties Overseas helps its clients avoid overload and confusion. Its experienced people will save you time and help refine your property requirements so you can focus on what suits your needs and preferences. We will give you access to the most appropriate properties. You will save time when visiting Spain to view properties and ensure you get the most from your visit.

Here are a few of the reasons why you should contact Properties Overseas

  • Property Overseas provides an individual service tailored to your personal needs and requirements; 
  • You will benefit from the experience of its people and access over 20 years of knowledge accumulated;
  • Take advantage of their personal experience of researching and buying a property abroad; 
  • Properties Overseas has long standing relationships with its agents, nurtured over many years; 
  • You get step by step advice as and when required; 
  • Face to face meetings and accompanied viewing trips are available if required *;
  • Property Overseas is the gateway to a network of professionals to assist with all aspects of buying or selling; Benefit from a deep understanding of the market and the decision making process; 
  • You are kept informed of the progress of your purchase regularly; 
  • Properties Overseas is member of AIPP (Association of International Property Professionals). The association requires its members to adhere to robust professional standards.

If you would like Properties Overseas to help you find your Spanish Property, call us on 0300 001 1247 or email us at

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