**INSPIRE in the media: Idealista.com** – The impact of the covid-19 in the Spanish real estate sector explained in seven steps-

By / 5th May, 2020 / INSPIRE in the Media / Off

Idealista, the number 1 real estate website in Spain, published INSPIRE´s opinion, written by our founder Raf Jacobs, about the impact of the economic lockdown on the Spanish property market and what that means for buyers. Needless to say we’re super excited to see that our opinion will inspire more than 20 million online visitors each month. 

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What will the impact of the Corona virus be on the property market in Spain?


In this article I look at how the Corona virus might impact the real estate market in Spain. How will Corona impact property prices? What if you want or need to sell? Will Covid-19 create real estate investement opportunities as some other crises have done?

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Wat wordt de impact van het Corona-virus op de vastgoedmarkt in Spanje?


In dit artikel bekijk ik hoe het Corona-virus de immobiliënmarkt in Spanje in 2020 zal beïnvloeden. 
Welk effect heeft Corona op de vastgoedprijzen? Wat als je wil of moet verkopen? Zal Covid-19 zorgen voor opportuniteiten in vastgoedinvesteringen, zoals dat gebeurde bij andere crisissen? 

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Sven’s story – How his dream to have a home base in Barcelona started… and came true

By / 17th March, 2020 / Real Life Cases / Off
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Did you ever have that feeling, of really falling in love with a city that you visited?
An irresistible desire to give that city a key plave in your future?
Because that is how this story starts.

Let me introduce you to Sven, a young professional who had been living in Barcelona for 2 years.

He currently lives in Canada but he has a strong desire to come back to Barcelona after finishing his professional project overseas.

Sven’s dream?

When he first visited Barcelona, he immediately fell in love with the place. The weather, the vibrant ambiance, the nightlife, the culture…
Sven had some cash saved up and decided he wanted to invest it in a property now, while he is still young. One other thing he knew for sure is that he wanted to do it in a very clever way, so he would be able to get income from the apartment in short term.
All this while giving him the flexibility to move back to Barcelona in a few years.

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How to decorate a house with €10 000?

By / 20th May, 2019 / Trends | Decoration / Off

“We appreciate the beauty of Barcelona and we strongly believe that having a charismatic property, turns out in higher profitability. “

Many people are afraid to buy a house because they aren’t convinced it will meet their criteria. INSPIRE helps you open your eyes and see through the bricks. The goal is to help our customers get everything out of their investment. Inspire works not only as a property finder who helps customers to find their dream apartment. Buying properties is a part of the job but renovating them completely and put back on the market for others to enjoy is another. It is our passion finding special places with a lot of character and give them even more life through renovations and interior decoration.

In this case, a customer wanted to buy a beautiful property in a prime area of Barcelona. And in Born, one of the most beloved neighbourhoods of the city with its best bars and restaurants, INSPIRE found just that. An amazing location to live, the perfect choice! The only challenge was a €10.000 budget for a full renovation.

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Interview on Barcelona City FM

By / 16th March, 2019 / Real Estate / No Comments



Listen to this Real Estate Radio Special on Barcelona City FM where Grégoire Gathem interviews our Founder & CEO Raf Jacobs: 1 hour long just interesting property insights and good music!

Click HERE to listen the podcast.

For all our other podcasts and interviews you can go to our Mixcloud account.


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My 10 predictions for the Spanish property market

By / 15th March, 2019 / Real Estate / No Comments


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Daily I see articles, websites or mailings with property market statistics but unfortunately they often lack practical insights and vision. Additionally, the past might not be the greatest compass for your future decisions in a changing market!

Real estate in Spain is and will remain a hot topic this year and foreign buyers are in love, more than ever before. 

Here are my 10 predictions for the property market in Spain in 2019!

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5 Factors that determine the real estate market in Spain

By / 14th March, 2019 / Real Estate / No Comments



A residential property market is fundamentally driven by the overall health of a country’s economy and by the level of the interest rates (the cost of borrowing money).

At very local levels in Spain, we can additionally speak about true expat driven markets.

Here are the 5 factors that determine the real estate market in Spain.

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Real Life Case: Geert Hendrickx

By / 13th March, 2019 / Real Life Cases / No Comments




  • Make a financially-smart real estate investment, in the center of Barcelona, with potential for own usage.


  • Where and how to start? How to optimise my Return on Investment? How to manage a buying and renovation process from 1300 km distance?

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Invest in Spain with Inspire Boutique Apartments

By / 1st March, 2019 / Who we are / No Comments



Inspire Boutique Apartments is an innovative real estate advisory company, exclusively defending the interests of our buyers, when investing in Barcelona, Catalonia (Costa Brava, Sitges, inland, ..) and across most places in Spain.

We are passionate about finding the house of your dreams and accompanying you throughout the process till you have the keys in your hands. At Inspire, your interests are our priority.

You dream – We take care of the rest!

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