Sunday, March 03, 2013

Nighttime Mascleta how cool!

We were coming back from the comedy night in Valencia tonight when we chanced upon a nighttime Mascleta. What is one of those? Well take a look and do not miss the finale as it is 50 shades of awesome.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Five Top Tips to Sell Your House Quickly |Never Paint Again

I get quoted in this article by Surveyor and house painting guru Guy Alexander Bell. In it he brings you some easy to understand top tips on preparing your house for sale, getting the best selling price for your home, and offers some expert advice how to market it effectively to potential buyers in a difficult economic time.

Read it here.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Check this out on Tactilize: Spain is Different (Even in B&W)

A quick look at Spain through the prism of monochrome.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Check this out on Tactilize: A Day Out In Valdelinares

Sometimes you just need to let your hair down and go for a day out. Valencia is good but flat. Therefore if you wan some decent sledding then you need to go up to Teruel where you can find Valdelinares and Javalambre. Take a look at the gallery on Tactilize.


Friday, February 08, 2013

How To Make A Fun Video Of Valencia

This is a great video made by a couple of people visiting Valencia for the first time. How to get a great memory of your visit to Valencia and at the same time give an impression about the fun side of the city. Take a look at the video and laugh. The city of Valencia gives a great background to the video.

Do you know of any other videos about Valencia that are even better?

Monday, February 04, 2013

Brilliant Attic Flat For Sale In Valencia. First come first served

I have just received the pictures of this rather excellent attic flat which I went to see last week. It is currently 1.5 bedrooms as one of them converts into a part of the large open plan living room and there is a kitchen and bathroom with jacuzzi bath. The terrace is over 20m with great views over the city. Take a look at the pictures at the link

Sunday, February 03, 2013

What taxes should you be paying as a homeowner in Spaim

Interesting blog about taxes in Spain including the following. You should know what you need to be paying.

"No Inheritance Tax is payable if the property is owned by a UK company, since even if a shareholder dies, the company can continue in existence and the shares passed on to a beneficiary under UK rules."



Saturday, January 26, 2013

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Graham tells us why work in Spain must change | The CV35 English speaking people in Valencia, Spain

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This guest blog was written for the CV35 website last year by me and examines current problems with employment and entrepreneurship and business growth in Spain and looks at some ideas to address them.

Graham writes: “I thought I would start this little article on work in Spain by telling you a few salient facts about Spain:”

Work in Spain

1. Unemployment currently stands at 22.9%. I estimate a rate of 25-26% within a year if nothing is done due to the swinging cuts being proposed.

2. To set up your own business costs an initial monthly cost of at least 450 Euros with an on-going monthly cost of 350 Euros, even if you do not require office space or a place of work. Compare this with the UK where self employment costs 120 pounds per year or Holland where it is 240 Euros per year!

3. If you are self-employed, you do not qualify for any unemployment benefit if things don’t work out.

4. Entrepreneurs risk everything on starting up a business because if the business fails then they are labelled failures and never again will they be able to get funds for a second attempt – as they are placed on the credit blacklists for the rest of time.Most business successes are born out of previous failure. It is highly unusual for someone to hit a home run first time out. The penalties for failure are too onerous in Spain and discourage experimentation. People stick to proven formulae rather than trying something new.

You can read the rest here.

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Spanish Property Magazine 2013 First Issue Out Now | Houses for Sale in Spain


Feature properties in Alicante, Castellón, Malaga and Valencia and articles about Spain from many different angles. Download your copy exclusively on your iPad now and subscribe to get further issues delivered automatically to your device.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013




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Lovely Valencia Top Floor Flat at a reduced price

This flat has now been reduced by 17000 Euros to 133000 Euros. An excellent ready to move into flat in Valencia in a good area by the tennis club in Ayora. It is a top floor with huge possibilities for extension, very high ceilings and a loft space available, and has two bedrooms, office, living area and lovely kitchen and bathroom. A small balcony faces east getting the morning sun and you don't need to do anything to it. Just move in with your toothbrush. I have always liked this place and now it is at a cheaper price I like it even more. (Oh and the facade is a newly painted purple now)


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Compulsory Reading - This is Spain

If you are looking for some reading about Spain these holidays then this list compiled by Steve Hall of this is Spain of compulsory reading is very useful. The perfect coffee time read in fact. It includes a lot of things you may have already read but also some useful information that you may not know about especially if you are thinking of moving to different parts of Spain rather than the traditional coastal areas. Take a look and you have any other suggestions why not put them into the comments.


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