European countries have their own priorities almost about every matter and when it comes to the environment and energy-saving, it is an issue that cannot be missed out. Since 2002, promoting energy efficiency in buildings is a part of European life. This standard was put into practice in Spain in the year 2007 and with the modifications in 2010 has brought new requirements meaning that energy efficiency will also be promoted for the existing buildings and houses.

Learning Spanish in Barcelona Homesearch BarcelonaWhen you move to another country you need to get adapted to the new environment, and one important thing is of course, the language.

According to the most recent linguistic census held by the Government of Catalonia as of 2009, a plurality claims Spanish as "their own language" (46.53% Spanish compared to 37.26% Catalan).

There is a significant difference between the Barcelona metropolitan area (and, to a lesser extent, the Tarragona area), where Spanish is more spoken than Catalan, and the rest of Catalonia, where Catalan clearly prevails over Spanish.

Barcelona has great resources to learn Spanish, in the city you can find a lot of schools teaching Spanish to foreigners like:

Enter in your house without keys is already possibleThe company Param Technologies Introduces 24-7XS classroom Barcelona Smart City secure access platform enabled by mobile.


24-7XS platform is a new company formed as a technology startup based in Barcelona that can revive the real estate sector and facilitate quick and safe access to addresses leaving the key management issues, as reported by the technology company said in a statement.

It is a device that is installed in a property and which remains connected to an application hosted in the cloud through which manages access.

This easy to install system, based on code-operated locks on the mobile phone, allowing remotely open any door and secure.


One of its main applications in the broad property sector offers greater ease to show the story to stakeholders.

The Secretary of State for Trade, Jaime García-Legaz, announced on Monday that the government is considering changing the law to grant a residence permit to foreigners who purchase property in Spain amounting to more than 160,000 Euros.

Speaking at a breakfast briefing organized by The Economist, Legaz Garcia explained that this initiative is specifically targeted at Russian and Chinese market, where it already detected “a significant demand for housing in Spain” and that the policy change will start in "a few weeks".

Regarding the minimum price of 160,000 Euros, he said that it is a "balanced level" for "not give rise to a massive demand for residence permits" as it has ensured that a lower price could be a "pretext" for residence.

As he explained, there will be a meeting Tuesday with the ministries involved to deal with this regulatory change that the government aims to boost foreign demand for housing at a time when domestic demand is paralyzed and just outputs the surplus unsold flats built.

On this change are working works the Ministries of Economy, Employment, Development, Interior and Foreign Affairs, since last spring.

Now days Spain is considered as a perfect place to run a company, the perfect location for entrepreneurs to reinvent their self and to invest their capitals for several reasons.

First, the quality of life; as the Director of IE Venture lab explains, after many hours of working is important to live in an enjoyable place, better if with sunshine ,good schools and pleasant environment.

Moreover in this crisis period the government is trying to help new companies with co-founding the new businesses.


Also, there are three of the best economic school in the world which mean young professionals that want to improve their self by working in startup companies.


And, above all is in time of crisis like now, that people want to succeed and take advantage of places that are opening up.

© 2019 HomeSearch Barcelona. All Rights Reserved.