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Ferias in Andalucia

A feria (fair in English) is an annual local festival/carnival held in Spain and other parts of the world, usually to commemorate the town’s patron saint. Cities all over Spain have their feria, but the ones in Andalusia are especially well-known because they encompass elements that people typically associate with Spain: funfairs, flamenco-in...

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Addressing Drought and Water Supply Challenges in the Costa del Sol

The picturesque Costa del Sol, renowned for its stunning coastline and vibrant lifestyle, faces a pressing issue threatening its sustainability: drought. The scarcity of rainfall in recent years has not only impacted the region’s natural environment but also strained its water supply, prompting authorities to implement measures to mitigate the crisis....

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Traffic and parking fines on the Costa del Sol

It is expected to have nightmares when you receive a traffic fine for speeding or parking in the wrong place while abroad or when your car is towed away by Grua. In our article, we provide information on how to handle traffic fines in general, road parking fines, and what you should do if Grua tows your car away. Scary monster of parking in the wrong place,...

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The 20 Best European Destinations In 2024

Based on the vote of more than one million travelers from 172 countries, the European Best Destinations (EBD) organization has released its list of the 20 trendiest places — selected from 500-plus — to be awarded the title “The Best European Destination in 2024”. With a record number of votes, Marbella, Spain, lands at th...

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Water restrictions on the Costa del Sol

Rainfall below average values in the last 5 years In general, the rains from October 2023 to January 2024 in the Andalusian Mediterranean Basins have again been below historical average values, hovering around 30% of the average in numerous systems, as collected by the Board in a statement. This situation, which is repeated for the fifth consecutive year si...

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School enrolment is Spain

When enrolling your children in kindergarten or public school, one of the most important requirements is that the chosen center is close to your home your usual place of residence. What documents do I need to enroll my child in school in Spain? When registering children, parents must provide a series of documentation, which consists of: Identification d...

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New regulations for tourist properties

The Junta de Andalucía has approved a new regulation on housing for tourist use, which leaves in the hands of municipalities the possibility of establishing limitations on this type of accommodation, either from the urban planning point of view or through ordinances. It does, however, ask for "proportionality" and that "free competition" be guaranteed...

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Buying guide 2024

Move2Marbella's latest publication, the Buying Guide 2024, has just been published.This magazine was compiled based on regular questions from buyers and interested parties.  The result of decades of local experience will help you to find information that will save you time, effort and money and avoid disappointments. And all this for free, no need...

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Eva Longoria shows her new house in Marbella

  Almost 20 years have passed since October 3, 2004, and a lot has happened in Eva Longoria's life. That day marked the premiere of Desperate Housewives, the show that marked a turning point in her career. And with this change came further major changes on a professional, emotional and personal level. From taking on more challenges behind the scene...

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Top 10 reasons for Marbella

More and more people are choosing Marbella as a second residence, and many are also buying for investment purposes. I have summarized the 10 most popular reasons for choosing Marbella in the points below.I have been living on the Costa del Sol for 13 years and many people contact me about buying real estate. In recent years, especially many Hungarians have c...

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How Can You Buy a Spanish Property on Credit?

  Under what conditions can a Spanish property be bought on credit? Can a Hungarian citizen get a loan in Spain? These and similar questions arise when our clients want to buy real estate.Recently, more and more people are buying property in and around Marbella. Some continue to expand their investments in the international real estate market, bu...

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Illegal apartment reservations in Spain

A squatter, or as they call it in Spain, okupa, is a person who lives in a property without the owner's consent. The squatters in Spain and the movement they represent have attracted more and more widespread attention and debate in the country in recent years. Every year, 15,000-17,000 apartments are occupied illegally, a significant majority of which (43%)...

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Estepona - the new "Marbella"

Estepona is a beautiful city in southern Spain, in the Costa del Sol region. It belongs to the autonomous community of Andalucia and is located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea on its northern coast. Estepona is a place where both tradition and modern lifestyle can be found, offering many attractions to those who live here or visit. In this article, we...

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Márton Mlinárik - The Marbella mission

A Marbella mission was launched under the command of real estate specialist Márton Mlinárik. The famous YouTube Vlogger and his staff visited the Costa del Sol and interviewed Dr. Zsolt Horváth, the founding CEO of Move2Marbella and his colleagues. So far, more than 20,000 people have watched the  documentary film published und...

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Taxation of income from renting out the property

You are usually subject to tax on the income from renting out the property. However, exact taxes and tax rates may vary from country to country. In general, the tax base for rental income is the amount of income from which certain costs and tax benefits can be deducted. If the owner is an individual, then the income from the rental is subject to the "IRPF...

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