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Are Illegal Rentals and Holiday Lets Driving Up Prices?

  Are Illegal Rentals and Holiday Lets Driving Up Prices? In recent years, the rise of illegal rentals and holiday lets has become a contentious issue in many areas of Spain. This is not only affecting the housing market but also contributing to wider economic and social implications. Here we will explore the logical explanation …

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Inheritance tax in Spain

Latest Developments in Granada Real Estate: Inheritance Tax Changes

Latest Developments in Granada Real Estate: Inheritance Tax Changes One of the most significant recent developments in the real estate market of Granada province is the update to inheritance tax laws, which has considerable implications for expats and locals alike. The new rules, effective from 2024, have introduced less favorable conditions for those inheriting property …

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Why is an NIE Number So Important in Spain

What is an NIE and why do I need one?

When venturing into the realm of buying a property, or anything else in Spain, one critical component that always comes up is the NIE (Número de Identidad de Extranjero) number. This identification number is indispensable for all foreigners intending to engage in transactions that have tax implications within Spain. The significance of obtaining an NIE …

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Holiday rental rule changes 2024

Recent Changes to Tourist License Process for Holiday Lets in Andalucia in 2024

The process of obtaining tourist licenses for holiday rentals in Andalusia has recently undergone significant changes. The Junta de Andalucía has taken steps to refine the legislation governing the holiday rental market, aiming to balance the growth of tourism with local housing needs and the region’s charm as a destination​​. Key Changes and Their Implications: …

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 Dia de la Inmaculada Concepción: A Spiritual Celebration in Spain

December 8th in Spain heralds a day of deep religious significance and cultural celebration – the Dia de la Inmaculada Concepción, or the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. This day, integral to the Christian calendar, is not only a religious observance but also a cultural event that showcases the rich tapestry of Spanish traditions. The …

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Understanding Spanish Non-Residence Tax (IRNR): A Brief Guide

Understanding Spanish Non-Residence Tax (IRNR): A Brief Guide Your Guide to Spanish Non-Residence Tax Welcome to Hola Properties! We’re here to make complex topics like Spanish Non-Residence Tax (Impuesto sobre la Renta de No Residentes or IRNR) feel as easy as a day at the beach. What’s the Deal with Spanish Non-Residence Tax? So, you’ve …

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The Cochineal Beetle: The Tiny Terror of Andalucía’s Chumberas

The Cochineal Beetle: Andalucía’s Uninvited Guest The picturesque landscapes of Andalucía, known for their diverse flora and fauna, have recently faced an unexpected adversary: the cochineal beetle. This minuscule insect, while seemingly harmless at first glance, has been wreaking havoc on the region’s beloved chumberas (prickly pear cacti). A Journey Through Time The relationship between …

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Cultural Festivals and Traditions in the Granada Province: A Year-Round Celebration

The province of Granada, with its rich tapestry of history and culture, is a treasure trove of traditions that come alive through its numerous festivals and celebrations. From the vibrant streets of Granada city to the serene landscapes of the Lecrin Valley, Orgiva, and Lanjaron, the entire province offers a year-round celebration of its diverse …

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The Current State of the Housing Market in Granada Province, Spain

Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Andalusia, the province of Granada is a treasure trove of history, culture, and natural beauty. Its magnetic charm has not only captivated tourists but has also drawn the attention of property seekers looking to invest in the diverse real estate market of the entire province. In this blog post, …

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