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It’s Fiesta Time!

by Brenda in Uncategorized

It’s Fiesta Time! During the months of July and August there are fiestas in our local villages every weekend. However, the biggest and the best is Pinoso’s own fiesta, which is celebrated from the 1st to the 8th August in honour of the patron saint La Virgin del Remedio. The fun actually starts a few […]

A giant sardine will arrive in Murcia by parachute!

by Brenda in Fiestas, food and wine, Living in Spain

Parachutists from the Spanish air forces parachute acrobatics squadron will fly a giant papier mache sardine into Murcia on Thursday 20th of April, weather permitting. Part of the Spring Festivals in Murcia, the fiesta is named El Entierro de la Sardina. The Entierro is the victory of Don Carnal over Doña Lent. A pagan festival […]

Maggie’s top ten properties of the week

by Brenda in Information, Living in Spain, Spanish property market

We have some cracking properties at brilliant prices – here’s my top ten for this week, in no particular order of importance! There’s something for everyone! Great price, really 2 houses, includes a huge garage – so much potential! 38,000 euro. Casa Susana Great value, recently reduced, includes old bodega at the rear of the […]

Enjoying Tarima wine – Bodegas Volver

by Brenda in food and wine, Living in Spain

One of our most favorite wines in the Pinoso area is the Tarima red wine from Bodegas Volver in Pinoso. This delicious wine isn’t available direct from the bodega but is served in some of the local restaurants, including the El Raco de Pere i Pepa in Pinoso, featured in the Michelin guide 2015. Raco […]

Top 10 tips for living in Spain

by Brenda in food and wine, Living in Spain

Spain is a major destination point for expats from all over the world. Figures from the Spanish government show there were 4.5 million foreign residents in Spain in 2007 – that’s 10% of the population. So for those making the move, here are 10 ways to make the transition easier. 1) Learn the language Understanding […]

Selling your Spanish Home

by Brenda in Information, Selling your home in Spain, Spanish property market

Selling your Spanish Home Pointers for selling your Spanish property quickly and at the right price. Contract us, no sale, no fee. 1) Choose the right Estate Agent. It is important that your agent is active in the area where your property is located. Choose an agent that has a registered, public office in a […]

Second Home Exhibition Ghent

by Brenda in Selling your home in Spain

Sell your home with Country Fincas! In addition to our usual marketing on our website and other property portals, Country Fincas and some of our colleagues from Pinoso visited the Second Home Exhibition in Ghent, Belgium this week. Our team included local builders S2M and lawyer Angel Martinez Alcantara of AP Legal Solutions. 5000 visitors […]

Purchase costs for your new Spanish Home

by Brenda in Uncategorized

Purchase costs for your new Spanish Home: It is important to calculate in your budget the costs involved in buying your dream home: Property Transfer Tax – This is currently set at 10% in the Alicante Region and 8% in the Murcia Region of the registered declared value (amount declared on the deeds at the […]

3 Kings arrived in Pinoso

by Brenda in Fiestas, Living in Spain, Uncategorized

The children’s favourite celebration of the Christmas period in Spain is the arrival of the Three Kings. This is when children receive their presents brought by the kings, also known as the three Wise Men or Magi, Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar. Corresponding with Epiphany, the celebration of El Día de los Reyes in Spain and […]

Selling your home? Advertise with us free of charge!

by Brenda in Selling your home in Spain

Selling your home? Advertise with us free of charge! If you are looking to sell your Spanish property then we are here to help. Country Fincas are one of the biggest selling agents in the area and we have a full multilingual sales team to help you achieve the quickest sale at the best possible […]

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