Top 5 mistakes when buying a house in Spain

Top 5 mistakes when buying a house in Spain

Many buyers of a house in Spain make the mistake of doing the following in the purchasing process.

1. Make the first payment too fast.

Before making a first payment to the seller, you must make sure you have negotiated everything you want. Once you have paid something, it is more difficult to negotiate with the seller. The seller already has a part of the purchase price and, therefore, his commercial position is weak.

Make the first payment too fast

Make the first payment too fast

2. Do not put everything on paper.

Often, negotiations are carried out when considering buying a house, but are left as a verbal record; for example, an arrangement on painting to be made. This happens under the denominator, “we will do it later”. Or “that will be fine”. It may sound good, but it could be “forgotten”, so put it on a piece of paper. That avoids the later arguments.

Do not put everything on paper.

Do not put everything on paper.

3. Enough tracking of the areas.

The areas of the plot and the property are insufficiently registered. These must correspond to the areas that appear in the property registry. Deviations often occur and do not have to be a problem, but must be corrected by the seller at the time of transfer.

Enough tracking of the areas.

Enough tracking of the areas.

4. Not to ask around if you plan a major refurbishment.

This is important when you buy an apartment in a complex. If you are going to do a large-scale job on the roof or on the facades, the owners association will know. It is useful to know before buying. Depending on the amount of maintenance expired, the cost could be considerable.

Not to ask around if you plan a major refurbishment.

Not to ask around if you plan a major refurbishment.

5. Do not verify if the selling party is the true owner.

Are the sellers the owners or, for example, the heirs of the owner? Or, the property belongs to a company that no longer exists and the records have not yet been updated in the property registry.

Do not verify if the selling party is the true owner.

Do not verify if the selling party is the true owner.

mijas dia de los pueblos 2016

Mijas : International Day of the Villages : Dia Internacional de los Pueblos 2016

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLES. Mijas (Costa Del Sol).
DATE: From June 3, 2016 until June 5, 2016.
Mijas, on the Costa del Sol which extends along the side of the mountain of the same name, has a charming village of Arab appearance that can be traveled on the back of its famous and typical burro-taxis.
Each year the town celebrates the International Festival of Peoples, a meeting of ethnic and mestizo character that tribute to the coexistence and tolerance.
More than thirty countries gathered to showcase the best of their culture in the stands installed in the Plaza Virgen de la Peña and the Gardens of the Wall, where costumes, crafts and food are exposed.

Property in Mijas : Info about Mijas

Fiesta de la Sopa de los Siete Ramales in El Burgo 2016

El Burgo : Fiesta of the Seven Branches : Sopa de los Siete Ramales : 28/02/16

If you want to enjoy the upcoming days of holiday in Andalucía in a special way, the Town of El Burgo is your destination. Each February 28 the people of El Burgo will get a taste of this special day with the “SOUP OF THE SEVEN BRANCHES” (Sopa de los Siete Ramales) , Festival of Tourist Singularity now in its thirteenth edition and which adds more visitors each year.

  • El Burgo Fiesta Sopa de los Siete Ramales 2016
    El Burgo Fiesta Sopa de los Siete Ramales 2016

During the day there are various activities among which we highlight : guided tours, craft market where you can find the typical products of Sierra de las Nieves, workshops and live music to liven up the party all day !!

Fiesta de la Sopa de los Siete Ramales in El Burgo 2016

Fiesta de la Sopa de los Siete Ramales in El Burgo 2016

More Information about El Burgo

http://www.inlandproperties.info/town-information/malaga-province/el-burgo-property-and-history.html

Property For Sale In El Burgo and Surroundings

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terremoto earthquake malaga 25/01/2016

Earthquake in Spain: Earthquake measuring 6.3 rocks Andalusia and Melilla 25/01/16

The earthquake had its epicenter in the Alboran Sea and has been noted throughout the province of Malaga. It is the second that has been felt in the last days.

terremoto earthquake malaga 25/01/2016

terremoto earthquake malaga 25/01/2016

It was undoubtedly the evening of mobile phones in Malaga. A strong earthquake of 6.3 magnitude occurred at 5.22 am awakened much of the province of Malaga. Although at first the National Geographic Institute said the intensity was 5.6 degrees half an hour later it increased to 5.9 and later 6.3 on the Richter scale. A few minutes later, about 5:35 hours, he would have produced a softer replica of 3.8 degrees. In addition to Malaga, the earthquake has been noted in other Andalusian provinces, including Almeria, Jaen, Granada and Seville.

Pasos Largos at the Malaga Prison

The last Bandit of Ronda : Juan Pasos Largos ‘Juan Long Steps’

Juan Mingolla Gallardo, alias “Pasos Largos” (Long Steps) (born in El BurgoPuerto de los Empedrados (spanish) , on May 4, 1873 and died in Sopalmillos Cave, Sierra Blanquilla (spanish) on March 18, 1934) was an Andalusian bandit, considered the last one in the Serrania de Ronda.

  • Pasos Largos killed by the Guardia Civil at sopalmillo cave
    Pasos Largos killed by the Guardia Civil at sopalmillo cave

The name “Pasos Largos” was inherited from his father who received it for his peculiar walk. His natural taciturnity worsened during military service in the war in Cuba between 1895 and 1898.

Returning to Spain he receives the news of the death of his older brother. His younger brother immediately leaves the family home to marry and, in 1901, his mother dies.

The breakup of his family, of which he was very fond, makes Long Steps (“Pasos Largos”) an increasingly introverted person and he begins to engage in poaching, spending most of the day in the mountains. He also gets fond of gambling which makes, in addition to losing all the money he can get, to be constantly involved in quarrels and fights.

Picture of Ronda at he turn of the 19Th Century, the times of Pasos Largos

Picture of Ronda at he turn of the 19th Century, the times of Pasos Largos

Denounced by the guard of the Finca of “El Chopo” as poacher, he is arrested by the Civil Guard and beaten. Juan Mingolla then decides to take revenge, and in May 8, 1916,  after locating the son of the guard, he shoots two bullets into his head,  after which he finishes him off with the sickle so he “does not suffer.”

Then he goes to find the father, and with the same sickle he kills him. He leaves both bodies lying in the fields in front of the Finca of El Chopo….

The brutality with which he does the murders shows the hatred and anger that dominate his personality.

Persecuted by the police, he flees and takes refuge in the mountains, where he knows how to survive. Clavelino, Lifa and Sopalmillos Caves in the Ronda Hills become his shelters,  and there is where the legends begin that portray him as a compassionate, noble and generous bandit.

So it is said that on one occasion he surprised two Civil Guards that he disarmed and released them so they could return to Ronda and tell what happened. Along the way a boy reaches them and returns them their weapons “so that their bosses would not punish them”.

Pasos Largos at the Malaga Prison

Pasos Largos at the Malaga Prison

His specialty is kidnapping, among them that of Diego Villarejo, a wealthy owner of Cuevas del Becerro, of which he gets 10,000 reales. But being the victim an important person in the Malaga province, the incident came to the attention of the most important people in the country. Therefor his search and arrest is made a priority.

In the meantime, his financial needs, derived from his love of gambling, makes him rob and blackmail the rich farmers, including the mayor of Ronda, Juan Peinado Vallejo.

At August 14, 1916, “Pasos Largos” is betrayed by the wife of a goatherd in whose cabin he was often sheltering.

The Guardia Civil exchanges fire with him, and leave him wounded. Despite of that he manages to escape by falling into a ravine where he remained unconscious for several hours. When he regains consciousness he can only go to Ronda…

Prooving his cold blood, he goes to the Sibajas Café on the main street of the city, where he played often. There he decides to surrender, and when the forces of authority arrested him, the people who were there cheered and clothed.

“Pasos Largos” is sentenced to life in prison serving a sentence in the penitentiary of Figueras. There the tuberculosis he got in the Cuba war worsens.

Pasos Largos at the Ronda Prison

Pasos Largos at the Ronda Prison

In 1932 he was moved to the prison (spanish) of Puerto de Santa María, from which he was freed for good behavior by the new Republican Government and his health status.

Pasos Largos Interview at the Malaga Prison Shortly before his death.

Pasos Largos Interview at the Malaga Prison Shortly before his death.

When freed he goes back to Ronda and looks for a Job. He founds it at one of the fincas of Diego Villarejo, former landowner who he had kidnapped. The work lasts little since freedom in the mountains is what he longs for. Thus “Pasos Largos” returns to poaching and to commit petty thefts that take him on several occasions to the municipal jail.

One day he steals a shotgun at the Finca of Lifa and goes back, at over sixty years of age, to his life as a bandit in the mountains around Ronda until, on March 18, 1934, the Civil Guard received reports that he was hiding at the Solpalmillo Caves, located in Sierra Blanquilla, in the heart of the Sierra de las Nieves of Ronda.

Cueva Sopalmillo

Forces from the towns of Arriate, Igualeja, Serrato, El Burgo and Cuevas del Becerro siege him and try to force him him to surrender under the threat of killing him. To that he replies, “Well, kill me….”

Police at the Pasos Largos hideout and final death location near sopalmillo cave

Police at the Pasos Largos hideout and final death location near sopalmillo cave

The shooting ends with “Pasos Largos” killed by two shots, one in the abdomen and another in the chest.

Pasos Largos killed by the Guardia Civil at sopalmillo cave

Pasos Largos killed by the Guardia Civil at sopalmillo cave

With him ends the age of the romantic bandits of Andalusia, 80 Years ago….

More Links about Pasos Largos

Extended History of Pasos Largos (Spanish)

Walking Route in the mountains to Sopalmillo Cave and Sierra Blanquilla (Spanish)

Description of the death of Pasos Largos in detail (spanish)

The Cueva Sopalmillos in 1935 and now in 2016

The Cueva Sopalmillos in 1935 and now in 2016

inland property for sale added 281215 to 030116

Inland Properties : New Properties for sale added from 281215 to 030116 in Alora Almogia Alhaurin

Dear Friends


Hereby we are sending you the new property for sale added to Inland Properties portfolio in the last week, from 28/12/2015 to 03/01/2016

New Property for sale in Alora, Almogía and Alhaurín el Grande

Townhouse For sale in Alora Ref Ddvh6134

Townhouse For sale in Alora Ref Ddvh6134

Townhouse For sale in Alora Ref Ddvh6134

FOR SALE : A little village property ideal for a lock up and leave bolthole in the sun or a bachelor pad! It has two bedrooms, a modern kitchen,lounge and bathroom and a covered terrace area, which if opened up would be a lovely terrace with stunning views. Located in a quiet street only 2 minutes from the centre of Alora.

 

Finca For sale in Alora Ref Ddch6208

Finca For sale in Alora Ref Ddch6208

Finca For sale in Alora Ref Ddch6208

FOR SALE : A pretty little country property set in an olive grove and with lovely views. The house has a terrace to the front and is entered via patio doors protected by electrically controlled security shutters. The living area is open plan to the fitted kitchen an d a spiral staircase leads up to a double bedroom with en-suite shower room. The land is gently sloping and there are sufficient olive trees to provide a good amount of oil or to sell. There are also two well built storage sheds. The property is to be sol d fully furnished.

 

Finca For sale in Almogia Ref Ddch6159

Finca For sale in Almogia Ref Ddch6159

Finca For sale in Almogia Ref Ddch6159

FOR SALE : A very pretty one bedroom house set in 2,500m2 of gardens and with wonderful, far reaching views. Built around 30 years ago the house is entered via a glazed porch area leading into a large open plan living room with feature fireplace, dining area and wel l fitted kitchen. The bedroom is a double and the bathroom has a cottage bath with shower over. The gardens are laid to grass with flower beds, trees and shrubs and around the house there is hard standing and gravelled areas for cars, with a small carport to the rear. The house currently has a substantial mortgage which could be taken over subject to the usual requirements, so would be particularly attractive to someone with limited cash available.

 

Penthouse For sale in Alhaurin el grande Ref Eeas2515

Penthouse For sale in Alhaurin el grande Ref Eeas2515

Penthouse For sale in Alhaurin el grande Ref Eeas2515

FOR SALE : Lovely new 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom penthouse apartment with 2 elevators and 2 underground parking spaces and store room. The apartment is one of only two on the top floor and comprises entrance hall, tiled kitchen ready for you to buy and fit your own kitc hen, utility room, inner hall with fitted wardrobes, lounge with sliding glass doors to partly covered 90m2 terrace with mountain views, bedroom 4, bathroom, bedroom 3 with sliding glass doors to covered terrace, bedroom 2 with fitted wardribes and slidin g glass doors to terrace, bedroom 1 with fitted wardrobes and ensuite bathroom with bidet, sliding glass doors to terrace. Marble floors throughout, aluminium windows with persiana blinds, double glazed windows. Pre installed for air conditioning in eve ry room. Walking distance to town centre and only 20 mins to Marbella or Malaga.

THAT´S IT FOR THIS WEEK 🙂

The Three Holy Kings

Itinerario Cabalgata Reyes Magos Malaga 2016 y recorrido

Itinerario Cabalgata Reyes Magos Malaga 2016 y recorrido y ruta

Ofrecido por www.inlandproperties.info

In Spain, it is traditional that the Christmas gifts to the children are brought by the Kings the night of 5 to 6 January, competing with the recent introduction of Santa Claus on Christmas customs due to the influence of other cultures.

Parade of the three Holy Kings on the 5th of January

Parade of the three Holy Kings on the 5th of January

Before, children must send a letter to the kings listing the gifts they want and deserve credit for those who receive them. It is also tradition that the night of January 5, children leave their shoes somewhere in the house, near the door, in a window. Even sweets are left to give to the Kings and water or food for the camels. The next day there are gifts or, in the case of being bad, coal in place (it’s though a sweet coal). Lately also the adults get gifts.

Guide to enjoy or survive the Feria de Malaga 2015

Malaga Feria 2015 : Guide to enjoy it or just survive it

Malaga Feria 2015 : The best climate and fair in the world, lots of fun, delicious cuisine and good music combined with sun, beaches, monuments, museums and cultural visits, but mostly fun and frolic in abundance. From 15 till 22 August 2015

The Feria arrives August and Malaga feria city is ready to live one of the most important fair events of the year for Malaga: Malaga Fair 2015 this year between 15 and 25 August. The Live shows are something unique and worth visiting even for clubbers, and difficult to survive because the party doesnt stop for 10 intense days … how ever you are and live with more or less intensity, it is important to enjoy the experience at one of the main tourist areas in Europe: Málaga and the Costa del Sol.

 

Fairgrounds. Diariosur.es image

Fairgrounds. Diariosur.es image

As I have lived more a few malaga feria (each time with less intensity due to the obligations and over the years …) I plan to do a basic guide of the malaga feria to guide our visitors at this time. Like any massive party you must know how to move, where to go, and there are things that can be improved. I hope you find my basic tips interesting and as I always say, with your comments, opinions and recommendations this article will be much more useful for everyone. Lets go to the malaga feria!

Malaga 2014 Fair poster

Malaga 2015 Fair poster

 

1. Origin of the Malaga feria

Summer festival in Malaga have their origin in the commemoration of the incorporation of Málaga to the Crown of Castile by the Catholic Monarchs, who entered the city on 19 August 1487. A few years later (1491) the City Council established the Start of festivities. Over the years they have been gaining strength and today is the big summer party in southern Spain.

Home lit fair Malaga. sobremalaga.com image

Home lit fair Malaga. sobremalaga.com image

 

2. Proclamation and Fireworks

The holidays in malaga feria break open at Friday night with the opening, close to the sea, by some prominent authorities and then, at 00:00 with fireworks that inaugurate the holidays in the city. That Friday night there is a concert of music by the Malagueta Beach, although many locals and visitors are enjoying the atmosphere and the bars of central Malaga.

malaga fair fires

malaga fair fires

 

3. Real de la Feria.

It has an area of ​​over 500,000 m2 and 179 trade show booths belonging to social malaga fair organizations, clubs, guilds and companies, the vast majority with free access. It also has all the infrastructure and services, not to mention the typical attractions of a fair for the enjoyment of young and old. The Real has several distinct parts: in the area of ​​the North booths have more room and animation and South are more familiar and where you can eat and be more relaxed. In the area of ​​youth and adolescents are many booths which have loud music, and finally, there is the area of ​​the fairground, a large area with fun for the little ones and not so small, great attractions, raffles and other entertainment.
During the day fair it is very hot and the sun mercilessly punishes the people reaching 35 degrees. I advise to use light clothes and hydrate well.

Fairgrounds. Diariosur.es image

Fairgrounds. Diariosur.es image

 

4. How to get to the exhibition center and the fairground

The council enables more than 5,000 parking spaces in the center for the day fair and almost 10,000 places around the actual so you can drive but some nights there is so many people that it is impossible to park. Therefore, it is best to use public transport, either bus, offering good service both to the center and at night the royal or taxis, more expensive than the bus but compensates when shared . By the way, if you stay in the capital you can also use the newly opened Metro Málaga. If you stay in a nearby village there are also buses with special services and trains that leave you in the center of Malaga (to Torremolinos, Benalmadena or Fuengirola).

Plano fairgrounds Malaga 2015

Plano fairgrounds Malaga 2015

 

5. Fair of the Centre

During the day people usually go to the historic center (although each year the real is more lively at day) to enjoy the party, music, tapas and drink. Larios Street, the busiest and emblem of Malaga pedestrian artery, is the epicenter of the festival, with the Constitution Square and surrounding streets of the historic center as a good place to feel the party atmosphere .

During the day there are often live bands of Verdiales in Calle Larios, brass bands and friends who encourage staff to decide to come. Of course you will hear many sevillanas and see women with beautiful flamenco dresses dancing to music. At sunset, the music in the streets must end by municipal side though people continue to party. And a warning: beware of crowds and fights between drunks (though very seldom) . Avoid the crowded streets if you really are overwhelmed by big crowds.

music and dancing in the show day.

music and dancing in the show day.

More than 7,000 cruise passengers arrive at the port of Malaga during the fair days. Surely the party and the atmosphere that they will find in the city center they will never forget.

 

6. Pilgrimage

The first Saturday of the fair at noon takes place the festival of the city, a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Victory, patron of the city. Riders on horseback, horse-drawn carriages and people on foot accompany the flagship of the malaga feria to this temple so dear to Malaga.

 

Pilgrimage of the Feria de Malaga. Diariosur.es image

Pilgrimage of the Feria de Malaga. Diariosur.es image

 

7. Music Fair

If something is not lacking in the malaga feria is the music playing all the time in the corners of the city center and the fairgrounds. Malaga traditional music as the party of the Verdiales at Calle Larios, sevillanas at all times, the typical “summer songs” or disco and pop music in the bars downtown and at the day Fair outside of Town. But there are also live concerts at the youth area (each day there are local groups) and the Municipal Caseta. Full list of artists HERE

 

Guide to enjoy or survive the Feria de Malaga 2015

Guide to enjoy or survive the Feria de Malaga 2015

During the fair in Malaga will be more than 200 free shows for all ages.

 

8.Bullfighting

The bullfighting is another of the attractions of the malaga feria and the Malagueta bullring hundreds of people will be going to enjoy this festival. The main bullfighters go through the fair in Malaga to the delight of bullfighting. All festivities begin at 19:00 pm.

malaga fair bulls

malaga fair bulls

 

9. Eat at the Malaga fair

For lunch at the fair in Malaga there are several details that you should know: the day you can eat well in the restaurants of the historic center (although there are many people and some lower quality) and also in the many stores that sell dishes like fried fish, ham, cheese, cooked shrimp or prawns.

Try if you have the opportunity a good gazpacho or garlic soup, a typical dish from malaga feria. I leave you some names of good restaurants and tapas places of the center: Bodegas El Pimpi. Alea, El Refectorio near the Cathedral, Meson Santiago, The Twins, La Reserva del Pastor, Reserve 12, Lo Gueno, Cortijo Pepe….Or if you want something more sophisticated  : Jose Carlos Garcia at Pier 1.

We like to go to the snack stands there right in front of El Corte Ingles, because there is quality and good price and if going into the Fair in the city center, its a relaxing location and sometimes they give free tapas :-).

 

malaga whitebait puntillitas

malaga whitebait puntillitas

To eat at night at the malaga feria fairgrounds things change and the truth is that it is difficult to eat well and be satisfied. The booths offer traditional foods like potato omelette, fried peppers, eggplant with honey, skewers, croquettes, sausages and fried fish. In all these years I remember not many places where you eat really well at malaga feria. Just use the fast food stalls that are scattered throughout the Cortijo de Torres.

Shrimps at Malaga Feria

Shrimps at Malaga Feria

You will eventually drink huge amounts of Cartojal at malaga feria (a slightly sweet Malaga wine with designation of origin) is taken very cold to relieve the heat of August (care that their effects may not be very beneficial). Another typical drink is called rebujito (wine with soda lime type chamomile lemon flavor), beer and all kinds of alcoholic drinks that you can imagine. But beware that it is important and fun to drink in moderation!

Cartojal at the Malaga Fair

Cartojal at the Malaga Fair

 

10. Culture

Although malaga feria is on holidays and most people come to have fun, it is worth taking a break and do something cultural because Malaga is growing a lot in this area. You can visit some monuments of the historic center or see a museum in Malaga. There are many good ones with good temporary exhibitions (Alcazaba, Cathedral, Castillo Gibralfaro, Roman Theatre ….): Picasso Museum, Thyssen Museum, Automotive, contemporary art ( CAC) … ..

 

You can not go without …

  • View the atmosphere of the malaga feria center, especially calle Larios, Plaza de la Constitution and Calle Granada. A one lifetime experience
  • Test the Cartojal wine, (drink with moderation 🙂 ).
  • Give yourself a night around the fairgrounds.
  • Listening to malaga feria Verdiales Music @ Calle Larios.
  • Eating fried fish in one of the downtown restaurants.
  • Take a break in malaga feria from the party for sunbathing and lounging on the beaches of the capital or the Costa del Sol.
  • To complement my advice and guidance, here’s the program : General Fair program 2015 .We hope your visit to my city for the August fair will be a pleasant experience. It is the great fair of southern Europe. We are waiting with open arms!

 

Maps and locationsof Malaga Feria