Buying Property

New ICO mortgage scheme allows young Las Palmas property buyers and families to get onto the property ladder

Opportunity for Young Las Palmas Property Buyers & Families

Residents of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will be thrilled to hear about the new ICO mortgage guarantee scheme introduced by the Spanish Government. The initiative, designed to help families…
Las Palmas Property: Analysis of the potential effects of new laws in 2024 and 2025

Las Palmas Property Faces Triple Whammy Of New Laws

Las Palmas property prices have risen every quarter since Q4 2016. While the price in euros per square metre is still well below the peak of the previous boom, inflation…
The Las Palmas Super Comisaria on Luis Doreste Silva in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Buying A Las Palmas Property: Here’s How To Get Your NIE

All property buyers in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and everywhere else in Spain, need to apply for a Spanish NIE number before they buy. Here’s what the NIE is…
Las Palmas property by Laura Leyshon

Reaction To New Las Palmas Property Rental Rules

The news is full of reactions to Spain's new property rental rules which cap the amount property owners can charge in rent. However, the rules are not yet defined so speculation is currently pointless.
Las Canteras beach: Des res in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria city

Renting Out Your Las Palmas Property? Read This First

Las Palmas property expert Laura Leyshon explains how to rent out property in the city on a residential basis, and warns of common pitfalls

No Nonsense Guide: Choose The Best Las Palmas Estate Agent

In the vibrant real estate market of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, selecting the right estate agent can make all the difference in ensuring a successful property transaction. As a…
Beachwatch: Map of properties sold by Laura Leyshon from Las Palmas Property

Beachwatch: Las Palmas Property’s Map of Top-Selling Properties

  The Las Palmas de Gran Canaria real estate market is vibrant at the moment, especially in the sought-after Las Canteras beach area that I specialise in. Lots of estate…
Sunset at Las Canteras in Las Palmas

The Complete Guide To Gran Canaria Mortgages 2024

Getting a local mortgage with a Spanish bank in Gran Canaria requires a fair bit of paperwork but the process is not complex. Here’s my guide to getting a Gran…
Los Nidillos at the north tip of Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria city

Las Palmas Property Insurance: Guide And Local Tips

All Las Palmas property owners should have insurance and it is important to understand the difference between two key types of coverage: “continente” and “contenido” insurance. Continente Insurance: This type…
Fresh water at Charco Azul in Gran Canaria

Save Hundreds Of Euros On Drinking Water In Las Palmas

The Las Palmas tap water comes from desalinated water so it is perfectly safe to drink. However, it has a strong mineral taste and can be quite high in some…

What You Really Need To Know About The Communidad de Propietarios

Almost all property owners in Las Palmas are members of a Communidad de Propietarios but I notice that a lot of foreign or non-resident owners don’t engage with them. It…
Las Canteras beach in Las palmas de Gran Canaria with surfer

Las Palmas Property: The Luxury Gran Canaria Property Market

Post-Covid, luxury propery buyers are looking around the world for the perfect spot to buy a large, luxury villa with multipe bedrooms, a pool, and sea view. With their year-round…