A bench in Asturias

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    I walk past this bench most days. It sits on the side of the road, just above my house. Sometimes it has a collection of old folk on it passing the time of day and resting on their peregrinations. Other times, like today, it sits alone, dappled in sunlight, inviting rest and contemplation, […]

Renovating Houses

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Somebody please shoot me if I threaten to buy another house that needs renovation. Truth is, I am not a lover of Do-It-Yourself. I am a lover of visualizing the end product, of adding value, of maximising potential. I am a great dreamer. But I am a lazy-arse when it comes to the reality of […]

Spanish Property Glossary – Land, Plots, Building Sites, Fincas

The term finca is used in Northern Spain to refer to a field or plot of land.¬† There are two main classifications of finca. 1. Finca Rustica This is land that is zoned for agricultural purposes only. This land can be used for recreational and/or horticultural purposes. You cannot build a house on this land, […]

The Financial Crisis and The Asturian Property Market

Well, what else is there to talk about these days other than the global financial crisis? ¬†Strange times indeed. As regards the real estate market here in Asturias, it hasn’t been affected as badly as other regions of Spain as prices weren’t as inflated here to start off with. ¬†Asturias was never part of the […]

Spanish Property North

Inspired to share the delights of Asturias and Northern Spain with other discerning overseas visitors and also to give them the benefit of our experience in buying property over here, my partner and I recently set up the website www.spanishpropertynorth.com On the site, we offer a selection of property for sale in Asturias in Northern […]