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All the advantages about the European residence

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If you are an international investor and you are looking for the best country to start your own business, to invest, retire or have an alternative plan, we can help you. Through the European residence or residence by investment you and your…

Caribbean citizenship, the importance of having a plan B

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The pandemic crisis of the coronavirus has shown the importance of having a plan B, this means having an alternative plan during crisis situation or what is the same, having a residence or citizenship in another country. In the next post we…

Invest in Greece, a good opportunity for pensioners

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The Greek government has prepared a draft law to attract pensioners, that proposes an income tax rate of 7% for international pensioners who transfer their residence to Greece. The aim is to attract pension and the measure would be applicable…

Orience International presents its new website

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new brand website. It has been designed with a new look, more functional and user-friendly navigation updated with all the services and programmes (residence and citizenship) we offer. You…

Barcelona named one of the top tech cities of the future

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Barcelona is one of the top tech cities of the future, according to the Tech Cities of the Future 2020/21 ranking by fDi and TNW. This means that the city is one of the most promising prospects for start-ups, tech and innovation investment. More…

Measures and conditions to enter Europe

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Due to the coronavirus crisis, on March, April and May, many countries decided to close their borders, but during the last months many countries have reopened it to revive Europe’s tourism industry starting in June. However, there is a…

Barbados gives a special visa for remote workers in the island

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Located in the Caribbean, Barbados is a paradisiac island of 439m2 and a population of 285.000 (2019). The capital, Bridgetown, contains 1/3 of the country’s population. But, why it is now famous this small island? Last week, prime Minister…

Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship programme reduces until end 2020

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Timothy Harris, St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister, announced last week that the government is going to apply a time-limited reduction to the citizenship programme, from 3rd July until 31st December. The main difference is that the citizenship…

Chinese, the first applicants for Golden Visa Spain

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Data shows that Chinese have been the first applicants for the Golden Visa Spain during the firsts months of 2020. Overall, they have applied for 65 visas, followed by Russian, who have got 29 Golden Visa Spain and Iranian who have apply for…

Invest in Portugal, real estate demand increases

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Good news arrives from Portugal. The new data shows that the property sales has increased 23% since the country leave the lockdown one month ago. The situation is improving and property agents have noticed an improvement and they are offering…

Dominica builds new infrastructures through citizenship by investment funds

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Dominica is a beautiful island, known as ‘The nature island of the Caribbean’ for its green forests which stretch from shore to shore. Introduced in 1993, the Dominican citizenship by investment programme offers many advantages and it is…

Portuguese Golden Visa hit the record

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Last month, 270 Golden Visas were granted in Portugal; 257 through investment in real estate (73 were for urbans rehabilitation) and 13 through capital transfer, what it means a 409% increase from April. Basically, the Golden Visa applications…

The best neighborhoods to invest in Madrid

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The capital of Spain is one of the cities that offers the best real estate opportunities on the market. In addition to this, Madrid offers work, professional, leisure and cultural or sports alternatives to those who wish to make an investment.…

Golden Visa and Caribbean citizenship programmes demand increases

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Due to the recent events that are taking place in Hong Kong, in relation with the approval of the National Security Law, many citizens have been interested and have contacted with Orience International to obtain the Golden Visa  and to know…

Invest in Portugal, the country recovers from the crisis

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Portugal has been one of the countries that has best dealt with the coronavirus crisis, thanks to good a health and political management. For this reason, and according to experts, the country is recovering faster than other European countries…

Information about the opening of European borders

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Plans are already underway to revive Europe’s tourism industry starting in June. While not all countries have set specific dates, we have good news for anyone interested in investing in Europe in one of our projects. The borders of countries…

Golden Visa Greece, latest news for international investors

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Last week, the Greek Parliament approved the Law 4686/2020 which, with other changes, introduces two important improvements related with the Golden Visa Greece program and which will benefit surely international investors. Both changes will…

Orience International, new member of IMC Group

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We are pleased to announce that Orience International is a new member of the IMC Group, being the first Spanish company to be part of the group. The IMC (Investment Migration Council) is the worldwide association for investment migration and…

Latest news about residency and work permits

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Order SND / 421/2020, of May 18, by which measures are adopted relating to the extension of authorizations to stay and reside and/or work and to other situations of foreigners in Spain, in application of Royal Decree 463/2020 , of March 14,…

Spain grants more than 8,000 Golden Visa in 2019 and hits the record again

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According to the latest published figures, Spain broke the record again last year with the granting of the Golden Visa to international citizens. In total, 8,061 visas were granted in 2019, 22.6% more than in 2018, and the most common assumption…

The Algarve, an excellent option for the Golden Visa Portugal

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Slowly, the European countries are returning to normal after the coronavirus crisis. Portugal has been a clear example of good management and, in addition, it is one of the most attractive states to have a plan B, that is, an alternative, a…

Latest update in the Golden Visa Greece program

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Greece offers the most economic Golden Visa program in Europe and also is the heart of Europe where the western civilization began. Moreover, the climate, beaches, islands or the way of living, made the country a very attractive option for…

Portuguese citizenship, everything you need to know

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On other occasions we have talked about the attractions of Portugal in the eyes of international investors. As we have previously explained, the country offers many characteristics that make it a great opportunity for international investments…

Why it is a good idea to invest in Portugal?

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In recent years, Portugal has been ranked among the best countries to invest in real estate. Along with Greece and Spain, the Portugal offers endless opportunities for international investors. In the next post, we explain why it is a good time…

The best neighborhoods to invest in Barcelona

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Barcelona is one of the most impressive cities in the world and, therefore, one of the most recommended for investment. The Catalan capital does not stop deafness, to grow, to evolve. Invest in Barcelona is the same as constant opportunities:…

Why investing in real estate is a safe option?

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After the hardest weeks of confinement, it seems that normal is returning in our day to day. One of the good news comes from the construction and real estate sectors, as the sector has been reactivated and it is estimated that there are some…

Main advantages of having the European residence

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Residence by investment or, what is the same, the Golden Visa is a program that grants residence in exchange for a minimum investment of money in the real estate market of the country in question. The investment varies depending on the country,…

Why should you invest in Greece?

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Last week, Fashion TV interviewed Christos Vergos, investment manager in Orience International and Summit Venture partners in Greece and real estate market expert, to know the main reasons to invest in Greece. As Vergos explained,  Greece…

Spanish residence authorization for highly qualified professional

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There are different ways of obtaining residence in Spain and they do not always have to do with investing in real estate. In Spain, it is possible to obtain a residence for highly qualified professional, a gainful residence or an inter-company…

4 faq's about the Golden Visa Portugal

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Portugal, a transcontinental country located in the southwest of Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. It limits to the east and north with Spain and to the south and west with the Atlantic Ocean. It also includes the autonomous archipelagos of…

International real estate demand rises despite the lockdown

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The latest figures (from March 15 to April 15) on the demand for real estate in Spain have recently been published. Despite the fact that domestic demand has decreased, international demand during this period has increased to around 15% of current…

Working for you!

Despite the difficult situation we are living due to the coronavirus, we are not lockdown. All the members of the team are offering a fully operational service, as always, and we continue working to offer you the best service. Remember that…

Changes on the Golden Visa Portugal on hold

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Last February, the Portuguese government announced some changes in the Golden Visa Portugal, restricting the Golden Visa in the cities of Porto and Lisbon and their respective metropolitan areas. Algarve was another region affected too. According…

The Greek management of the coronavirus crisis

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Greece is one of the countries of the European Union that has best managed the coronavirus crisis, with numbers of infected and dead well below the average in other countries. But, what has been the key to success? Here are the main reasons,…

The importance of having a plan B: costumer testimonial

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A few weeks ago, we talked about the importance and advantages of having a plan B or an alternative plan, especially during the crisis situations, like the one we have now with de coronavirus. However, having a plan B, it is a very interesting…

Construction resumes again

Since last week, and after 15 days of total lockdown, good news have come from the construction and real estate sectors. Most of the works by construction companies have been resumed, and it is estimated that there are 350 developments underway…

The real estate sector in Spain

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How is the coronavirus crisis affecting the real estate market in Spain? How was the sector before the crisis? What will happen when it is all over? Can we be optimistic? In the next article, Joaquim Zamacois, entrepreneur and adventurer,…

Oriol Molas, "there will be opportunities and we will attract more investment in Spain"

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Feedback Today, and online journal about interviews and companies, has interviewed our CEO, Oriol Molas, to know about the current situation and how the company is facing it. Among the most important points of the interview we have: There…

New measures taken by the Spanish government due to the coronavirus

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After two weeks of total lockdown, since yesterday the government has implemented a deactivation of the confinement, which means that workers in those companies where teleworking is not possible can return to their jobs. This measure applies…

Spain, the 4th most powerful passport in the world

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The Passport Index is a world ranking that analyzes the most powerful passports in the world, that means, the passports that give more freedom of movement to its citizens. Like every year, in early 2020, the ranking led by Japan was presented.…

Real estate investment in Spain during the first quarter of the year

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The reports on real estate investment in Spain have just been published and during the first three months of the year and, according to the numbers, the Covid-19 has had no effect on the transaction figures in the first quarter and, before the…

World Health Organization congratulates Spain on its health management

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As we explain in this post, the Spanish government is carrying out a great task in the health field during the Covid-19 crisis. Proof of this is the congratulations that the regional director of the WHO for Europe, Hans Kluge, has sent to Spain…

Orience International, working for you

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The situation that is being experienced in many countries is delicate, for this reason at Orience International we are by your side, working to offer you a quality and efficient service. All our teams in Spain, Greece and Portugal are active…

The catering sector shows its most supportive face

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Restaurants and bars are another sectors highly affected by the coronavirus crisis. The locals cannot open their doors and for three weeks they have not received diners. Despite the situation, they have wanted to contribute their bit to fight…

The Spanish health system

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With the coronavirus crisis, the Spanish health system and the others from the rest of the countries are on everyone's lips. Every day, doctors, nurses and other health staff work hard against an enemy, the Covid-19, which, in more than one…

O. Molas: "Coronavirus shows us the need to have a plan B"

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Empresa Exterior, an online journal about Spain's foreign business, has interviewed our CEO, Oriol Molas, with the aim of knowing how the coronavirus crisis is affecting foreign investment, especially within the real estate sector. Likewise,…

Rental assistance plan in Spain: microcredits, direct aid and suspension of evictions

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The Spanish Cabinet has today approved an aid plan for tenants having trouble paying the rental fee. The following points stand out: Suspension of evictions for 6 months from the end of the alarm state The automatic 6-month extension…

Measures taken by the greek government due to the coronavirus

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Due to the situation of the COVID-19 all around Europe, the Greek Government has approved and implemented some measures in order to limit the spread of the virus within its borders. Country-Specific Information: A curfew is in effect March…

Orience International, by your side

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According to numerous reports, sources close to the coalition government confirm that the possibility of suspension of rent is being studied for those people who have become vulnerable due to this economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic,…

Recommendations for going to the supermarket

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As part of the measures to contain the transmission of COVID-19, the recommendation for citizens is to continue to follow the usual rules of food safety and prevention facilitating the appropriate authorities to contain the spread of the virus. We…

Why should I have a plan B? Customer testimonial

Last week we talked about the importance of having a plan B during crisis situation, like the one we have now. In the video below, Krista explains us the main advantages of acquiring the residence throw investor visa in European countries…

FAQ's for international investors investing in Spain

Due to the current situation, we have prepared a document with some frequently ask questions for international investors who invest in Spain. Can you request a deferment of the rent of a business or a house? In principle not, only…

Urgent and extraordinary spanish measures to deal with COVID-19

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Due to the crisis of COVID-19 the spanish government has adopted urgent and extraordinary measures that cover many different areas of business activity. The most significant in each area are summarized below. Royal Decree-Law 8/2020, of 17…

O. Molas: "After this period the real estate will once be very attractive"

Eje Prime, online journal of economic information specialized in the real estate business in Spain, has interviewed our CEO, Oriol Molas, to learn about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on international investment,especially in the real…

The importance of having a plan B in crisis situations

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Immersed in the global crisis of the coronavirus, the experts of Orience International tell us the importance and advantages of having an alternative plan during crisis situations such as the current one. First of all, when we talk about…

Announcement for our clients in Spain and other countries

Due to the recent advance of the COVID-19 virus in Spain, at Orience International we are obliged to send a message of calm and responsibility to all our clients and partners. In Spain, the number of those infected by COVID-19 continue increasing…

Aspects to be accounted in the purchase of a property

Throughout our lives we make a lot of decisions. Some easier than others, with direct consequences in the short and medium term. One of these decisions is the purchase of a property whether it is housing or local, since it’s one of the most…

The Zona Franca will host a new industry to boost the economy 4.0

On Monday, the president of the Consorci of the Zona Franca of Barcelona (CZFB), Pere Navarro, expressed during his participation in the forum Barcelona Tribuna the opening in June of a factory in which the technologies that are driving the…
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5 FAQ’s about the Golden Visa Greece

Greece offers the Golden Visa program to international investors in exchange for an investment in the greek market. We cannot deny that Greece is, in addition to a country with historical legacy and beautiful beaches, a nation with enormous…

¿Why is the best time to buy luxury real estate in Barcelona?

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The capital of Catalonia is a major economic center in Spain, with a range of business opportunities, entrepreneurial culture and desire to thrive.  That’s why now it’s the best time for internationals investors to buy luxury real estate…

Requirements to get the Golden Visa Spain

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Last year’s data in terms of Golden Visa authorizations in Spain have reflected the effectiveness of this country’s programme, becoming one of the most requested European Golden Visa along with the programmes from Greece and Portugal. Given…

Changes in the Portuguese Golden Visa law will not come into effect until 2021

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Last week we published an article on our blog about the changes in the Golden Visa Portugal, because the Portuguese government has restricted the golden visa for investment (minimum € 500,000) in the cities of Porto and Lisbon and their respective…
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Spain, Greece and Portugal are the most requested european Golden Visa

The European Union has received in the past years more than 6.000 new citizens and 100.000 new residents, most of them attracted because of the Golden Visa programme. This investment method, available in several European countries, gives access…
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Lisbon, Porto and possibly Algarve to lose out in changes to Golden Visa scheme

The Portuguese PS Socialist decision to limit the scope of the programme to “areas of the Interior, Madeira and the Azores” was initially taken to mean that parts of the Algarve would still qualify for golden visa investment. But on Tuesday…

Works licenses could be suspended in the Barcelona 22 @

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The 22 @, within the district of Sant Martí, is the technological neighborhood par excellence of Barcelona due to the number of corporate offices, companies and start-ups that we find. Anyway, this could change in the coming months, as the…

The offices contract in Barcelona hits a new record and arrives to 399.000 square meters in 2019

Barcelona has registered its second best year in 15 years with the hiring of 399.000 square meters of offices in 2019, which represents 4.4% more than the previous year. These numbers were surpassed only in 2015, when the Generalitat carried…

Advantages and rights that hold the Golden Visa

One of the easiest and fastest ways to get residency permit in Spain is through the Golden Visa. If you make a 500.000 euros investment or more, you can get this visa that gives you the right to reside and work in Spain. That means that this…

Real Estate Investment Residence Law

Currently, it’s possible to obtain Spanish residency through an investment. Within the real estate investment residence law that has been made in Spain, we find the Golden Visa which allows you to live and work in Spain if you invest a minimum…

Why the Golden Visa Spain is attractive to investors?

Spain has joined the list of European countries that offer residency for foreigners, as long as it is invested within its borders, thanks to the implementation of the Golden Visa. This resource to attract external capital from the European Union…
Residence to invest in Spain, how to get it?

Residence to invest in Spain, how to get it?

Good weather, progressive economic recovery or the long-life expectancy are just some of the factors that make Spain an attractive country to invest in real estate. What’s more, the real estate market, along with tourism and catering, is one…

Why it’s a good time to invest in Barcelona

When it comes to visiting, Spain is always getting the best places on amount of international visits, as well as on amount of money spent in the country by tourists, which leave it out of the question to consider if it’s worth it visiting…
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Why invest in Madrid real state?

There are cases of countries in the world which capital is not the largest nor the most important city in the country economic-wise. Important countries in the world such as Canada, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand and the United States falls…
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Why invest in Barcelona real estate?

Investing in real estate is not a decision taken lightly, since it is highly influenced by the motivations of the investor to choose a city to invest in, and this is especially the case whenever the person wanting to buy real estate is considering…
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Why invest in Athens real estate?

When we think about the best places to visit around the world, many variables apply. Some are looking for the best beaches, the sunniest weather and the best night lives. While others look for richness in history and a rich cultural heritage. Others…
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What are the laws for Chinese residents in Spain?

Chinese people have always been recognized for their work ethics and family loyalty, two characteristics that are well-received wherever they go to, and that have made them thrive, even in places where the outlook, economically-wise, is not…

Tips to invest in Spanish real estate

Buying and holding real estate, as well as other ways of real estate investment have been one for the safest and most profitable ways for investors to generate a stable income, to increase the investment by holding the property enough, and it…
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Tax advice in Spain for international investors and expats

For people considering investing in Spain, as well as those people either thinking about stablishing in Spain or still fairly new in the country, either holding a visa or not; being aware of the Spanish taxes you must pay is vital for your life…
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Keys of real estate investing in Spain

When it comes to making money, there always seem to be a roof that is hard to overcome when we are making a living with a full-time job, or a small to medium size business, which generates as much or just slightly more than what a well-paying…
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Investment in Spain: A guide for Chinese businesses

Spain is one of the countries which receive the greatest amount of people from other countries, either for tourism, and as expats. And Chinese people make up a very important and well-stablished community of immigrants in Spain, with a considerably…
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Investing in Madrid from a long distance

For investors, there gets a time when the idea of starting to expand the investments by buying a property overseas or creating a business in a different country starts to appear, because diversifying the income, and having easy access to Europe…
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How to invest in Spain

Investing in a foreign country might be seem as risky for many, and as an exciting opportunity to grow for others, and this largely depend on where is the investor from, and where does the person wanting to invest will finally destine her/his…
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How to invest in Spain to get citizenship

Sometimes, especially for international investors looking to stablish in developed countries, such as those within the European Union, may find it a bit discouraging when researching about how to get a citizenship in one of those cities. However,…
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How to find the best international investment in Raval, Barcelona

International investment is an activity as exciting as it might be difficult, especially when taking decisions. And decisions when considering investing overseas can come in different forms, and one of the most prevalent ones is where to invest. Right…
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How to find an investment property in Spain for sale

Whether you are a local considering investing in real estate, or you are a seasoned international investor evaluating the idea of buying investment property in Spain; it’s good to know that this is actually a good time for real estate investment…
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How does the Chinese Golden Visa work in Spain?

Obtaining residency in a foreign country is usually regarded as a hard thing to accomplish, due to the different requirements in your country of choice, making many investors to think it twice before investing overseas. However, there are…
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Golden visa in Europe, a comparison

Doing international investment is a decision that may take many different aspects into account. To begin with, being certain that the generated ROI (Return on Investment) will be good. But there are also many other things to take into consideration. Definitely…
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Expat taxes in Spain: All the taxes you will need to pay

Becoming an expat is one of those experiences that generate different feelings to each person who either decides to do it, or is forced by external factors (usually an unfavorable situation in her/his home country). And one of the most prevalent…
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Expat in Spain: What’s the best investment

Some people decide to live their home country, either for a season, for a few years or forever; due to bad situations, such as social, economic or politic instability; to go for a better education, or to look for better opportunities for themselves…
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Everything you need to know before buying investment property in Spain

There are usually two perspectives to look from when it comes to investing in real estate and acquiring properties. First, there are the people interested on buying a home to stablish, usually along with family, in a place they like; or to have…
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Best way to get a Golden Visa in Europe

Europe’s long history and culture is probably only comparable with its relevance to the rest of the world. This the why what happens in Europe, especially in terms of its economy, can affect the global market, and change the way people invest. One…
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Are you considering to make an investment in Spain from a long distance?

With the apparently ever growing usage of the internet for more and more things in our lives, doing things from a long distance is less of a problem each year; and things that were considered a dream a few hundreds could do, such as working…