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Patrick Meehan and Ali Parandeh, Lunch with The Presidents Club

Lunch with Patrick Meehan, ex-president of Edificio Acapulco in Los Boliches

I am loving this and I am so grateful for being able to be doing this.  My guest for today’s lunch is Patrick Meehan.  He is the ex-president of the community “Edificio Acapulco” in Los Boliches and as I learn later on during our conversation, he is willing to stand up for the job again. …

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Sasha Baron Cohen, as The Dictator

The know it all community presidents

Over the past 12 years, I have come across a number of presidents whom I like to call the know it all presidents. When I joined the committee of my community, I must admit I knew little about community matters, running, rules, and the law.  Over the two years as a committee member, I started …

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Minimum Interest Rates in your Mortgage Contract!

Millions of families across Spain, including a good number of expats, have contracted mortgages with interest rate floor clauses (“cláusulas suelo”, as they are commonly called in Spain), which prevented them from taking advantage of the very low mortgage interest rates which have occurred due to the decline in the Euribor rates since the financial …

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Smart energy meters being introduced by Endesa

There have been a few new EU directives brought into effect regarding saving energy (Directive 2006/32/EC and Directive 2009/72/EC and most recently Orden ITC/3860/2007. The Spanish supplier of electricity Endesa has sent letters to their clients to inform them that in order to comply with these regulations they  will be putting in smart electricity meters …

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Recent loss of satellite TV channels Spain

Have you lost any TV channels on your urbanization? As a community president in Spain you are probably fielding all the enquiries from the owners so we thought we’d give you an update you can share.  As the president of my community, I have been lucky enough that through our community website, I’ve been able …

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Malaga, One of the World’s Smart Cities

Malaga prides itself on being part of the International Project of Smart Cities and is ranked 1st in the top 5 smart cities in Spain. The key goals for Malaga Smart City are to reduce CO2 emissions, increase energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy to become a more sustainable city. The project …

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