House sales back to 2007 levels in surprise surge

1.089 homes were sold in Almería in May, the highest number since 2007, bringing the province back to pre-recession levels. That’s 65% more than were sold in May 2014, and 17% of all homes sold in Andalucia that month were sold here. Most of the homes were resales rather than new properties, but the sudden surge has left estate agents surprised. Some agents think that a backlog of properties waiting to be registered in the Continue reading House sales back to 2007 levels in surprise surge

Extra cops for the summer season

An extra 60 Guardia Civil officers have been assigned to the coasts of Almería for the summer to help keep the peace. They will backup the usual officers in the tourism zones, many of them mingling plainclothed to spot pickpockets, car thieves and business owners trying to make an honest buck without having to pay any extra tax, ah hem. They’ll also be deployed at the many ferias we enjoy at this time of year. Continue reading Extra cops for the summer season