Wednesday, October 29, 2008


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Sunday, October 26, 2008

How to Make Great Paella - The Ingredients Count

So if you didn't read the Times online last week you can find the answer and some of the names of the best restaurants in this article here. remember that the piccie illustrating this article is not the traditional stuff you get served around here. Just a clue. When you see the old biddies walking round a field with a plastic bag or at the side of a road, they are not picking up fag ends, they are getting the snails for the paella.

Personally I would go for Raco de La Olla in El Palmar as the best paella restaurant in El Palmar but opinions are valid of course.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Is it me or is it getting busy here?

The last week has seen a rush of enquiries and interest in many properties from both a rental and a purchase viewpoint. Why is this? I have a few theories but my favourite might just well be the following. Are people in the UK now so sick and tired of hearing about the impending doom and gloom and how everything is going to be horrible for a couple of years that maybe they just want to step off the treadmill and experience something different for a while?

Spain will undergo a transition too of course, it is inately tied up in the World economy just like everywhere else but despite the last three weeks of rain, and today it is even drizzling which never happens here, the country, the people and the atmosphere always seem less oppressively depressing. Any ideas why? Are we all ostriches waiting for the nuclear winter of recession to freeze our upturned backsides?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Lovely House. Villamarchante 399000 Euros

So if you want a great place to live, totally modernised yet having tha loving touch and oozing rusticity about a fifteen minute walk from the village with lovely views over the Turia River Valley and just twenty five minutes from Valencia or the airport then maybe you should be looking at this property. 399000 Euros will get you this and it has everything you could possibly want including an excellently stocked Bodega currently but you would have to pay extra for the wine if available.

Check out the video below and make your appointment to come and see this excellently put together property.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Valencia International Fireworks Festival. Oct 8th 2008

Now in Valencia they do fireworks well. They do them often and probably most importantly they do them loud

Here is a little video of what can be achieved with a little imagination, a shedload of experience and an absolutely unlimited budget (despite the crisis).

Every year the international fireworks festival is one night starting at midnight and attracts thousands of people into the town and out onto their balconies to watch it. 8th October 2008 was one such night. This year they had an interloper from China and the local boy Caballer. If you are not that interested in fireworks and don't want to watch the whole ten minutes then just wait for You Tube to load (It will take time it is a big file) and watch the last 2 minutes. That is how to climax!!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Spain Considering Scrapping IHT on Property

An article printed in CityWire and Kyero states that Spain is considering scrapping IHT for property transactions in order to help bolster the sector. Well in Valencia it already has (Almost). IHT is not payabale to descendents of people as long as those descendents re resident in the community. There is a nominal fee of 1% to be paid. Thus if you leave a property to resident family members the rather onerous IHT in other countries or regions does not exist here. Obviously this means that from a tax point of view an investment in property in Valncia region is long term an extremely attractive option for those bringing their families over to the area to live.

Expats spending their lives in Valencia therefore not only get to live an area considered to be one of the healthiest in the World by the World Health Organisation but also are safe in the knowledge that when they pass away the government will not be gnawing away at their nest egg.

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