House of the week: Vacational rental chalet in Alcúdia (Baleares)
This week we're taking you to Alcúdia, a historic town with Roman and Moorish influences located in Mallorca, Balearic Islands. This modern resort is centre of the most buoyant tourism; world-wide known night parties and relaxing, quite days surrounded by a Hippie atmosphere. What we've liked the most of this particular property is its swimming pool with lightning at the bottom of the pool.
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 160 m2, Swimming-pool, 2nd Row from the Sea, Furnished, Gardens.
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Buying a house is no easy task, let aside completing the transaction in an unknown country. Here are some tips to help handle the situation correctly:
1. Expenses: You need to take into account unavoidable extra expenses when buying a house in Spain. These include the services of legal advisors, translators, taxes, possible mortgage expenses and, most importantly, the services of a notary. The notario is the person responsible for drawing up the deeds (escritura), the tax due (registro catastral) and the registration of the names of the new owners in the Spanish property register (registro de la propiedad). and tax register (registro catastral); he charges fees to the vendor and purchaser, according to a fee schedule set by the government.
2. Translators: Contact a local translation company and pay for your own translator.
3. Exchange rate: If you want to avoid having to check exchange rates daily, consider paying for the services of a professional exchange company that can get the best deal for you however you want to pay.
4. Legal advice: Take care and get legal advice before signing any documents. In the case the construction of the property has not been started at the moment you buy it, you will need to get proof of planning permission and plans of the property itself.
Bilbao is home for one the great architectural works of Santiago Calatrava
This graceful curving glass-decked footbridge, called as "Puente del Campo Volantin" or "Zubizuri", is one of the greatest designs of Santiago Calatrava. A short walk along the river from the Guggenheim Bilbao by Frank Gehry.
"As in many other designs by Santiago Calatrava, an apparent disequilibrium or rather a sense of frozen movement is heightened by the lightness of the structure".- said Philip Jodidio.
Calatrava's early career was largely dedicated to bridges and train stations, with designs that elevated the status of civil engineering projects to new heights. His Montjuic Communications Tower in Barcelona in the heart of the 1992 Olympics site, as well as the Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto, Canada, were important works and turning points in his career, leading to a wide range of commissions.
This week we're taking you to the South of Spain. A wonderful large villa a few minutes by car from the Sun Coast beaches.
4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, Area Lot 12,000 m2, Built area 330 m2, Swimming-pool, Luxury property, In Rural Area, In a mountain area
Beautiful Finca in quiet and well communicated, with great views and Plot with garden, olive trees, swimming pool and several terraces. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, toilet, kitchen furnished , A/A, dining lounge of 70 m² with fireplace. Studio with bath and kitchen.
Fully furnished. Beautiful Finca in quiet and well communicated, with great views and Plot with garden, olive trees, swimming pool and several terraces. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, toilet, kitchen furnished , A/A, dining lounge of 70 m² with fireplace. Studio with bath and kitchen.
Millionaires choose Spain for holiday homes. Top cities: Mallorca, Marbella, Madrid and Barcelona
The Wealth Report published by Knight Frank and the City Private Bank highlights Spain as one of the most attractive places, amongst the wealthy, to buy a home in which to spend their holidays.
The study distinguishes between the options for investing in second homes among wealthy Americans, Latin Americans, Europeans (including Russians), Africans, Arabs and Asians.
Among the world’s wealthiest, Spain comes out as the fourth preferred country to buy a holiday home in, after the United States, the UK and France. Among Latin America’s richest, Spain is the second favourite, only behind the United States, and the fourth best destination for European millionaires’ holiday investments, after the UK, France and the United States.