I’m Laura Leyshon and I’m Las Palmas’ resident property expert. I work for RE/MAX Cony Overseas, one of the city’s oldest estate agencies and the first RE/MAX office to open in Europe. Cony Overseas has an excellent local reputation and has helped hundreds of foreign buyers and sellers in Las Palmas and all over Gran […]
Living In Gran Canaria: Articles By Local estate Agent Laura Leyshon
Useful articles about living in Gran Canaria by local estate agent and property expert Laura Leyshon.
La Casa de Las Semillas by the old stadium, always a quality place for houseplants, has moved to the ground floor of the British Club building on León y Castillo (by the Ayuntamiento building).
There’s a big outdoor area with succulents, garden plants and flowers, fruit trees, etc., and an indoor area for house plants, orchids, seeds and gardening supplies. Prices are equivalent to the big out-of-town viveros like Godoy in Costa Ayala, El Rosal in Carrizal and Viveros Mogán.
Open every day; 09.00 to 20.00 Monday to Saturday, closes at 14.00 on Sundays. It’s also really convenient thanks to the on-site parking. I would never dream of suggesting that you combine your appointment at the town hall with buying a calathea just for the parking.
You can also access it from the Parque Romano running track and park.
Gran Canaria runs on its own time
The Canary Islands are an hour behind the rest of Spain and on the same time as London. This gives the islands up to a billion euros per year of brand exposure on Spanish radio and TV. It’s so important that the Canary Islands have said that they will jump by an hour if Spain changes timezone to better suit its location.
It’s not just the “una hora antes en Canarias” that keeps the islands in a different timestream. Many of the words that the rest of the world use to describe time just don’t work here. [Read more…]
The Las Palmas rooftop bar scene is taking off with new hotel bars and terraces opening regularly.
It’s because the law changed at the start of 2018 to allow restaurants and clubs to use their rooftops, albeit with restricted opening time to limit disturbance to neighbours.
Here’s my list of all the rooftop bars in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria city, starting by Las Canteras and moving south towards Vegueta and Triana. [Read more…]
RE/MAX Cony Overseas has been helping foreign buyers and sellers in Las Palmas and all over Gran Canaria for over twenty years.
It was the first RE/MAX estate agency in the Canary Islands and one of the pioneers in the whole of Spain. [Read more…]
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.
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.
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…]