Spain

Idealista offers property vendor courses

Idealista, the leading Spanish real estate site, announced the schedule of its seventh annual education series for property professionals. It is offering 122 courses in more than 50 cities across Spain over the coming 12 months. Open to both clients and non-clients, the courses focus on practical ways to grow sales and rentals. The course content covers three main topics: Increase sales &...

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Search engine Mitula plans expansion

Mitula plans to grow rapidly in 2015, international development and sales director Javier Ortiz, told the AIM Group. The multi-vertical search engine offers jobs, real estate and auto listings in 37 countries, and is preparing to launch in six new territories, namely Japan, Switzerland, Ireland, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar (look here how it is announced on the site). “We want to continue...

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Fotocasa Top Spanish Property App

Fotocasa.es, which is owned by Schibsted, has a clear advantage in apps over its nearest competitor Idealista.com. It announced it has reached two million Android downloads with an average 4.1-star rating. Aggregator Trovit’s property app also has more than one million downloads, with a 3.9-star average. Idealista.com comes in with more than 500,000 but fewer than a million downloads and...

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Uber Stops Spanish Service

Uber has suspended service in Spain due to the recent temporary injunction against the company, handed down by a judge in Madrid. Business Standard quotes a blog post by Carlos Lloret, the head of Uber in Spain saying: “We’ve temporarily suspended UberPOP in Spain while we appeal the ruling and study new options to allow Spanish people access to safe and comfortable journeys,”...

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Spanish Commercial Rent Controls End

On 31 Dec a Spanish rent control law expires, ending reduced rents for up to 65,000 businesses. The law was originally implemented in 1964 to provide affordable premises for rural Spaniards moving to the cities and has been extended various times. Bloomberg News reports the current moratorium, which expires at the end of the year, allowed tenants who signed commercial rental contracts before May...

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Trovit Launches Luxury Property Site

Barcelona-based aggregator Trovit has launched a new property sub-siteTrovit Luxury. This new service deals exclusively with luxury homes in selected regions of Italy, Spain, France, USA, Germany, South Africa and the United Kingdom. For example, USA search options are limited to Florida, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City. In its home country, Spain, users can look for...

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