Thursday, September 27, 2012

Why Bank Repos Aren't Always A Good Deal. A quick video on YouTube

I recorded this a couple of months ago as an intro to the Spanish Property Magazine article about bank properties and their prices. It was relevant then and it continues to be relevant now. Have a listen and tell me what you think.

I hope it plays well for you

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Weatherproofing your home in Spain


If you own a house in Spain, you would well aware that, just like your old property, or family home, back in the UK or Ireland, the property needs maintenance from time to time and needs to be kept in good order.

This is for a variety of reasons and not just to keep it looking nice, although that is of course one major factor in having repairs and painting done, but a more important factor is to keep it weatherproof.

Many people new to Spain come with the false illusion that it’s hot and sunny all year round, however Spain is a large and very diverse country and no two areas have the same weather, in fact it can get quite cold and wet during the winter time.

Read on here

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Spanish Property Magazine For iPad on YouTube

The tech behind this video is great but just to give you the basics of what it is first, this video is Spanish Property Magazine on the iPad demonstrated by me :-). The bit about the tech though for anyone wanting to do it themselves is as follows. 

Install Reflection app on your Mac from Open the app and then go to your iPad and find iTunes. On the airplay button choose your Mac and toggle the "Allow Mirroring" tool button to on. 

You should then see the display on your Mac. 

Turn on Screenflow if you already have it (If you don't you can get it here) and start recording your screen. 

Change to fullscreen and start the recording. (You can edit out the first few seconds later) 

Anyway, watch the video below and please feel free to share it with others. I look forward to hearing your feedback

Friday, September 14, 2012

See More About Me And How I Use Twitter

I was interviewed for the Telegraph a couple of weeks ago. It was featured today so take a look at the latest about how I use Twitter and a couple of lists you can follow to learn more about Spain. The use of the hashtag #SpainIs... Is also mentioned and how we managed to get it trending using social media.


Friday, September 07, 2012

Postcard of thanks from a Visitor to Valencia - haspain's posterous

Just love this taken from Toni's Holiday Accommodation in Spain site.

Thank you for having me for the long weekend break, it was amazing!

Valencia is beautiful, having burnt myself on the first day turned out to be a blessing, meaning I didn´t want to spend the rest of my days on the gorgeous beaches, I actually got to see a good part of Valencia too!

The city centre is beautiful, so relaxed, mooching from plaza to plaza, ok a nice cool lager on each was a must, but isn´t obligatory, but it certainly helped! I didn´t even buy anything, think its the first time in a city where I was happy to just wander and admire the buildings and scenery without wanting to go into the shops and spend a fortune!

The City of Arts and Sciences was more stunning than I imagined it would be, I had seen photos in the brochures, but walking around it I was awe struck, so many photos to sort through now!

And of course as you so rightly recommended.. the Bioparc Zoo... what a great day out that was, sat on the terrace of the cafe having a "coke!" whilst the giraffes and antelope were going about there daily lives right in front of us. Just like being on safari in Africa. The whole setting of the place is so picturesque.

And I can´t say enough about the nightlife!.. the flamenco night was an eye opener, never really taken to that sort of music, but seeing it in real life, and the passion they put into the dancing, so glad to have witnessed it. As for the "locals bars", you have such a great selection in your "barrio" as you call it, we didn´t need to hit the "real" scene, although judging by the atmospere on the promenade and in the street market at 3am, I can imagine the bars and discos were heaving.

Once again a big thank you for your hopsitality, and i won´t be leaving it 4 years until we meet again my friend.


A Valencia Fan!


Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Cave Houses In Spain For Sale

Ever thought of going back to Neanderthal times. Cave houses in Spain give you this option but with just a little more luxury.

Cave Houses In Spain For Sale brings you an overview of what cave houses are available for sale and the history of them. Cave houses are especially prevalent in Andalucia and range from small places cut into the mountainside to cave house hotels. Take a look and listen to the video.
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Sunday, September 02, 2012

How Google killed the long tail

Love this. It shows why you shouldn't put your faith in traffic from google any longer. This is why the Facebook Page, the Magazines and the social traffic from places Google cannot finger (twitter and Facebook) is becoming ever more important.

How Google Killed the Longtail Infographic.

Infographic by SEO Book

How does this affect my business? Well it gets me to think more about how to deal with web strategy and also offline strategy.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Cave Houses In Spain For Sale - YouTube

As a quick foretaste of what is coming up in the second issue of the Spanish Property Magazine here is a look at one of the videos. Cave Houses are not unique to Spain but living in style in a cave house almost certainly is. Cave Houses are a different and unique way of living in Spain. The quality and choice available in Andalucia is excellent and in this video you get an idea of the types of cave houses that are available and what the history of cave houses in Spain is. 

Enjoy and if you fancy getting a cave house or even a cave hotel remember you can from anything from 25000 Euros up to 250,000 Euros. 

Fantastic Guesthouse For Sale In Cordoba as featured in SPM1


Valencia Property with a beautiful family home or guest house for sale in La Celada on the edge of Lake Iznajar in Córdoba Province. This video was featured in the last Spanish Property Magazine for iPad and has now got general release. Stunning property at a great price. Get in touch on for more details

Ebay Auctions of Spanish Stuff

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