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Why  not settle down and take a look at our latest blog post on A Spanish Life? We take a closer look at the restautant Tapas La Peora in Los Alcazares, Murcia.

A beautiful restaurant that is the perfect mix of traditional Spanish tapas and fine dining, hidden away on Calle Cartagena in Los Alcazares Old Town.  It is just too good to miss…


Peora 1

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We are currently finding the property market across the Costa Blanca, Murcia and Almeria extremely buoyant.  The excellent euro/pound exchange rate combined with the keen prices we are seeing right now are a big plus for the buyer.  The media are reporting a growth in mortgage completions, and in some locations prices are now actually starting to rise.

Over the last year we have witnessed changes in the property market, for example, 12 months ago buyers had a high number of options and opportunities available to them which helped to drive the selling price of property down.  Fast forward a year and this is no longer the case in many locations.


High quality re-sale stock is moving, and moving quickly, which creates demand, and that demand creates an upward price movement. All of a sudden the gap between good re-sale property and high quality new build options is smaller.

The entry level for a new build apartment, in a good location is currently circa 100,000 euro, (approx £71,500.00.)  The new build opportunities on offer right now are with a high level spec and a 10 year build guarantee that makes this option difficult for some to ignore.

New Build Apartment in Villamartin, Southern Costa Blanca – Click on image for details

Whilst at this time the market most definitely favours the buyer, anyone looking to purchase property in Spain should seek advice from an independent lawyer prior to purchasing.  This is to ensure that all obligations of owning a property in Spain are fully understood.  It is also essential for buyers to know how to buy euro in order to maximise their pound sterling’s buying power.

Penthouse Apartment in Ciudad Quesada – Click on the image for details

Your Place in Spain Ltd will always offer the service of a ‘Safe Purchase’ to clients, eliminating any unwanted surprises in the purchase process, and making sure that clients are ‘in the know’ at all times.  Be savvy and be safe.

Rob Lynsdale, Proprietor

Your Place in Spain Ltd

Did you see our feature on Townhouses and Bungalows from across the Costas this week?

A beautiful selection with amazing opportunities – http://eepurl.com/br4zsb

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Over the Bank Holiday weekend I spent some time with friends who had just returned from a wonderful holiday in Madrid.  It was amazing to hear about this magnificent place, full of history, and beautiful architecture.  As always with me, the conversation very quickly turned to food and I was intrigued by their stories of the Madrid ‘street food.’


Madrid, Spain skyline at Santa Maria la Real de La Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace.

Madrid, Spain skyline at Santa Maria la Real de La Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace.

Apart from in the big cities and at markets and festivals, street food isn’t something that I have come across in Spain, especially as we all know the way that sitting down to enjoy leisurely meals is savoured in this wonderful country, and large meals are very important.
Although, as my friends strolled around the city, they saw queues and queues of people, waiting to try some mysterious delicacy and they just had to find out what it was.


The queues were for some very delicious looking Cod Fritters, which were chunks of cod that had been soaked in salt, then deep fried in batter and served piping hot with a pot of aioli.  According to my friends, they were absolutely delicious, (they sound it too!) no wonder there were endless queues.


After hearing about the gorgeous food in Madrid, I started thinking about the ‘signature’ dishes for the various regions and locations in Spain.  Did you know that the most famous of all Spanish dishes, Paella, originated from a coastal lagoon in Valencia, on the east coast of Spain, in the mid nineteenth century?



The very traditional Paella

The region of Murcia is known as the ‘garden market’ of Europe, and is famous for its wonderful fruit and vegetables. The area is also renowned for its rice, which is often prepared in many different ways, but with “caldero” (a typical coastal dish made by cooking rice in fish stock) being the most well-loved and celebrated of them all.
A much loved and very famous Catalan dish, served in Barcelona is ‘Fideua’ which is similar to Paella, cooked with prawns, crayfish, chicken, peppers and tomatoes, but instead of rice, this dish is made with noodles. 


foreground of a  poster of the menu in a typical Spanish restaurant, Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain


Whilst in Madrid, many of the traditional dishes include chick-peas also known as ‘garbanzo beans.’ One famous dish is the Potaje de Garbanzos, which is chick pea and spinach soup, often served as a tapas dish.


We must not forget dessert! How could we? 


There are many options, but I must mention the ever so famous Churros which are always top of the list, they are gorgeous sugary dough sticks served with a thick and creamy hot chocolate sauce.  There is also Creme Caramel and Creme Brulee, two other very famous desserts that are served all over Spain, but both originate from Catalonia.



Image via Pinterest – http://simply-delicious-food.com/2011/10/16/churros-with-chocolate-dipping-sauce/

One thing is for sure; in Spain the food is savoured and enjoyed, so it is very important that it is always delicious. When you are in Spain, try the local delicacy, even if it sounds a little unusual, as what you are sampling is part of that regions history. 


In this beautiful part of the world, food is not just fuel; it is a very special part of life.
¡Buen apetito!
Joanne, Your Place in Spain
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Hola! Buenos noches. Friday night is here, and it is Bank Holiday weekend.  Did you know that it is also a Bank Holiday weekend in Spain too? Today is Labour Day in Spain, a celebration of Spain’s economic achievements for workers all over the country. 
Our friends over there will have been resting today, and schools have been closed too, so there will have been plenty of time spent with family and friends at the beach, dining in restaurants or just enjoying a day free of work.  What better way to spend a Friday in the sun?

The weather has been heating up too, with highs of 27 degrees in Alicante and Murcia today.  Sounds wonderful doesn’t it?  Well, we may not be able to bring you high temperatures and sunshine this weekend, (here’s hoping though) but we can bring you a little something special in the form of beautiful properties that are just too good to miss.  Stay tuned, as we’ll be bringing you our latest hot properties at great prices all weekend!
Why not take a look, and don’t forget that we are here to help.  If you send us over your property requirements then we are happy to put together a selection of properties that could be perfect for you.
Take a look, just click on the images to learn more about each property….

1. Apartment in Terrazas de la Torre, Murcia

1. A very well presented 2 bedroom, ground apartment is situated on La Terrazas de La Torre which has an 18 hole Jack Nicklaus design Golf Course.

€59,950 / approx £ 44,100

2. Ground Floor Apartment, Playa Flamenca

2. This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom ground floor apartment is situated in the very popular area of Playa Flamenca, close to an excellent selection of amenities, including the fantastic “Zenia Boulevard” shopping complex, an impressive sports centre and the famous Saturday market.

€70,000 / approx £51,500

3. Townhouse for sale in Vera, Almeria

3. Located centrally to all amenities and only a 5 minute walk to the beach, this 3 storey property is a fantastic permanent residence and would be ideal for a holiday home.

€94,950 / approx £69,850

4. Apartment in La Cartuja, Calahonda

4. Great value, beautiful 2 bedroom apartment situated in the well-known urbanisation La Cartuja in Calahonda, right on the doorstep of La Siesta Golf. The property is very well maintained.

€95,000 / approx £70,000

5. Townhouse in Moraira, Northern Costa Blanca

5. This pretty two bedroom, one bathroom townhouse is located on a quiet urbanisation, only five minutes drive from the beautiful selection of beaches and coves Moraira has to offer.

€129,000 / approx £95,000


All properties here are subject to availability and plus purchase costs.  The sterling prices have been calculated at today’s (1.5.15) rate of 1.36. If you would like further details on any of the properties here, then please just let us know and we can send information to you asap.
Have a great evening and bank holiday weekend.
Buenos noches!


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