Living In Gran Canaria: A Guide By Laura Leyshon

Living Gran Canaria : My guide to moving to Gran Canaria, making friends and living happily ever after

My guide to moving to Gran Canaria as an expat or foreign resident is called Gran Canaria Living. It’s a useful guide to moving to the island, finding friends and settling into island life.

Over the last few years, I have written lots of articles about living in Gran Canaria here and for Gran Canaria Guru and Gran Canaria Info.

Articles like…

A guide to the best schools in Gran Canaria

How to get a Gran Canaria mortgage

The ultimate shopping guide to Las Palmas

I keep them all updated, but they are rather spread out. Several people told me that they weren’t finding the information they needed.

So, I decided to write a book with all the information in one easy-to-access place.

Here it is: Gran Canaria Living.

I’m Laura Leyshon and I’m a British estate agent living and working in Gran Canaria. I lived in Gran Canaria for over 15 years and work for RE/MAX Cony Overseas: One of the island’s most respected estate agencies.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about moving to Gran Canaria.

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High-End Gran Canaria Property: What A Million Euros Buys You In 2018

High-end Gran Canaria property information from estate agent Laura Leyshon

A million euros is a decent budget for a high-end Gran Canaria property. It puts all but the largest penthouses, beachfront apartments and houses within your range.  [Read more…]

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Buy A Gran Canaria Property The Hassle-Free Way

How the Gran Canaria property market works, and how to make it work for you when you buy a Gran Canaria property.

Once you decide to buy a Gran Canaria property you find that there are hundreds of properties on sale, advertised on dozens of websites and portals.

And that there are dozens of estate agents on the island all trying to sell you the same properties.

How do you search for, find and buy a Gran Canaria property in a safe and hassle-free way? [Read more…]

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5 Things About The Las Palmas Water Supply That Only Experience Teaches You

5 things you need to know about the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria water supply

As a Las Palmas estate agent, I sell dozens of properties in the city every year so you’d think I know most things about the city’s quirks.

However, it wasn’t until I bought my own property that I learned these five things about the Las Palmas water and sewage system. [Read more…]

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The Ultimate Gran Canaria Mortgage Guide For 2018

Complete guide to getting a Gran Canaria mortgage in 2018

Here’s my guide to getting a Gran Canaria mortgage from local banks in 2018 for both resident and non-resident buyers. 

Gran Canaria mortgage introduction

As with everything in Spain, getting a local mortgage in Gran Canaria involves plenty of paperwork. However, the system works well and is relatively straightforward if you know what to do. [Read more…]

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Cheap Las Palmas Property: What Does €50K Buy You?

Cheap property in Las Palmas_ What does 50000 buy you

There is plenty of cheap property in Las Palmas on the market for less than fifty thousand euros. However, most is not in the areas that the majority of foreign buyers favour. [Read more…]

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Las Palmas Property Guide: Upmarket Property In Tafira


Guide to the Tafira area and its property market

Guide to the Tafira area and its property market

Tafira, just inland of Las Palmas city, is a desirable area for both locals and foreign residents. While it’s outside the city limits, the whole area is within the Las Palmas municipality. It is a whole different world from the bustle of the capital.  [Read more…]

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Las Palmas Property In 2018: By Resident Agent Laura Leyshon

Las Palmas property in 2018: Market summary and buyer tips by resident estate agent Laura Leyshon

Within a month, our winter visitors arrive and my life gets hectic. So, while I still have the time, let’s look ahead at what to expect if you plan to buy a Las Palmas property in 2018.

[Read more…]

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Bought A Bargain Gran Canaria Property: Got A Big Tax Bill. Why?

How to avoid buying a bargain Las Palmas property, then getting a big Gran Canaria tax bill

If you buy a bargain Las Palmas property, or pay a significant proportion of the asking price in under-the-table cash, you may get a large extra tax bill. [Read more…]

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How To Buy A Beachfront Las Canteras Property

Professional guide to buying a beachfront Las Canteras property in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria city

Beachfront Las Canteras property is amongst the most sought after anywhere in Spain. This is no surprise when you take into account the views and the fact that you can use it all-year-round. [Read more…]

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