Welcome to the Withfor blog

We want to provide useful and clear information about the real estate sector.

In this section you will find relevant contents that will help you to know more about Barcelona, the news about the real estate sector, the advantages of committing to a more sustainable and ethical space, as well as information of interest for your daily life.

The “merry-go-round” of Spain’s real estate laws

The “merry-go-round” of Spain’s real estate laws

Do you remember the old ice cream cart? We’d see it coming, but never knew whether it would stop, or where? The new Residential Tenancies Act is quite...

24 May 2019 |
Where do we register our property? Cadastre, Land Registry, or both?

Where do we register our property? Cadastre, Land Registry, or both?

Which body, certifies a property’s objective data; its characteristics, its value, its owner? In Spain there are two bodies that are responsible for registering the basic facts of...

10 May 2019 |
A tour of Barcelona’s most ethical

A tour of Barcelona’s most ethical

Barcelona is a city of business, commercial and enterprising. A melting pot which generates new ideas and draws hundreds of thousands of executives, entrepreneurs and investors annually. It's...

26 April 2019 |
The photo on the menu versus the actual dish

The photo on the menu versus the actual dish

Malpractice in the advertising of real estate happens more often than we think, and it's down to each and every buyer, seller and estate agent to put a...

12 April 2019 |
7 real estate practises used to acquire properties

7 real estate practises used to acquire properties

How far can one go when searching for a new property to sell? Buyers, sellers, and between them, estate agents in a race where it seems that anything...

28 March 2019 |
Barcelona is amongst the 20 most acclaimed cities by ex-pats

Barcelona is amongst the 20 most acclaimed cities by ex-pats

There is no doubt. Barcelona increasingly attracts more and more foreigners to live and work. Why is this exactly? With its emerging character as a cosmopolitan “Smart city”...

11 March 2019 |
Insight, intuition, feedback and finally validation…

Insight, intuition, feedback and finally validation…

Julie Plottier explains the long journey, sometimes full of obstacles and doubts but also immense happiness, that goes with the creation of a business in line with her...

26 February 2019 |
Golden Visa

Golden Visa

This legal mechanism, colloquially known as the Golden Visa, allows no-EU citizens to obtain five-year residency permits upon the purchase of one or more houses with a minimum...

8 February 2019 |
Spain: the end of the “sun tax”

Spain: the end of the “sun tax”

Finally, Spain sees an end to the so-called “sun tax”. Following this powerful statement, it should be understood that, since October 2018, the state no longer penalises those...

25 January 2019 |