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The Spanish State Secretary for Housing showcases property at the Property Investor Show & OPP Live 2011

A delegation comprising ten or so Spanish property developers and real estate departments of financial entities showcased a sample of the properties available at a technical open-day in London to promote Spanish real estate in the United Kingdom.

The event was organised by the Ministry of Public Works in collaboration with the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (Spanish acronym: ICEX) and held within the framework of the Property Investor Show & OPP Live 2011, one of the main real estate events held in the United Kingdom.

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Checklist for those interested in buying a house in Spain

Buying a house in Spain can be tricky. These are some documents and information you should take into account when deciding to buy your Spanish Dream House.

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Spanish Housing Market increased 7 per cent in property inquiries from international buyers

Property Wire Investors publishes an interesting article on the Spanish Housing Market:

"Infrastructure revitalization and a generous government tax incentive is stoking prices and sales in Spain’s property market according to research provided by real estate portal Kyero.com and Spanish development firm Taylor Wimpey España.

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Asia Stocks Rise as Germany, France Pledge Support for Banks Amid Crisis

"Asian stocks rose as the heads of Europe’s two biggest economies pledged to support banks amid a debt crisis that threatens global growth. Shares of Chinese companies fell on speculation the country will maintain tighter monetary policy.

Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s second-biggest maker of mobile phones, rose 1.6 percent in Seoul and Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co., which gets 45 percent of its revenue overseas, surged 15 percent. China Overseas Land & Investment fell 3.5 percent on concern the nation’s housing market is weakening.

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Co-operative housing would solve housing crisis

Brilliant article written by David Rodgers, Executive Director of CDS Co-operatives, the largest secondary housing co-operative in England, since 1979.

Highlights:

Mortgage lending is at its lowest ebb for decades as banks rebuild their liquidity and can no longer borrow the cheap money that flowed back to our Western economies from trading deficits with China and other developing Eastern economies: cheap money that created the sub-prime mortgage lending and toxic debt in the USA housing market and the housing market bubbles in the UK, Spain and Ireland that fuelled the global financial crisis of 2008.

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