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Eating out in Spain – a quick guide to the Marvellous Menu del Dia

by Brenda in food and wine, Living in Spain

One of the joys of Spain is eating out – it’s inexpensive, sociable and a great way to practice and improve your Spanish. Here in Pinoso we have a great selection of bar/restaurants to suit everybody’s budget. An economical way to eat in the middle of the day (from 1.30pm onwards), is to have a […]

The Pedanias of Pinoso

by Brenda in Living in Spain, Nearby towns, Uncategorized

You’ll notice when you move to the Pinoso area that there are lots of small villages close by, many of them come under the authority of Pinoso town hall and they are called pedanias. Believe it or not there 14 of them! They are quite small villages, some more like hamlets, but well worth visiting […]

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 […]

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