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  • Slight increase in the price of Balearic homes last month


    According to the real estate website, Idealista, the price of used housing in the Balearics increased by 0.3% in February, meaning that there was an average price of 1,900 euros per square metre. There were, suggests this survey, only two regions where the cost of housing increased. The Balearics was one and the Canaries the other. There, the increase was 1.5% more than in January.

    Overall, there was a fall in price of 0.9% across Spain, giving an average price of 1,583 euros per square metre. Compared with February last year, the drop was almost the same: 0.8%. La Rioja was the region where there was the highest percentage decrease. The 2.8% there was greater than the 2.2% in Murcia.

    The Balearic cost per square meter makes the islands the third most expensive region for used homes. In Madrid it is 2,371 euros and in the Basque Country 2,550 euros. The cheapest parts of Spain are Murcia (1,057 euros per square metre), Castile La Mancha (968) and Extremadura, the cheapest of all with 955 euros.

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  • An announcement for Hamilton Marine | Yachting Consultancy – Consultoría Náutica

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    As many of you know, I formally ended my professional relationship with Camper & Nicholsons International in Spain at the end of September 2018. I had worked for, in association with, or as a sort of franchisee of C&N for 33 years.

    It has been a mostly enjoyable, interesting and worthwhile journey which I will cherish forever despite its many ups and downs, different styles of management over the years, and some rather colorful shareholders.

    Although leaving C&N has been a hard decision to make, it was time to move on and to also try to push an impressive and much needed superyacht marina project in Palma, with which my company, Hamilton Connections S.L., is closely involved.

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    Hamilton Marine is the original name of the company that I set up in 1996, and its current mission is to offer personalized brokerage and international yachting consultancy services to clients and companies that may want to benefit from my knowledge, contacts and expertise of over 35 years in the broader yachting industry.

    Not only did I run the brokerage and charter activities of C&N in Spain for over 20 years, but I was also involved in many other aspects of the business from the lobbying of politicians in Mallorca and Madrid to improve superyacht chartering in Spain via my vice presidency of the Spanish Large Yacht Association, AEGY, for nine years, to classic yacht regatta organisation and marina and superyacht event management including the development and running of the Valencia Superyacht Marina during the 2007 Americas Cup.

    Yachting should be fun! Buying, selling and operating yachts should be as painless a process as possible, and I am available to assist newcomers, and existing clients in making that possible.

    Hamilton Marine – Yachting Consultancy commences trading in January 2019 and my contact details are below. A dedicated website will be up and running soon.

    I look forward to your continuing support and perhaps there is some way in which I can assist you with your yachting journey.

    Jonathan H. Syrett

    +34 971 40 44 66 | +34 609 43 33 33 |