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Your Guide to the Best Residential Areas in Marbella

Marbella ranks as the largest resort on the Costa del Sol and covers a wide geographical area. Along its 27km of coastline, the town has a wide variety of places to live. To help you choose where to buy a property, we’ve put together a guide to the best residential areas in Marbella. In this… [Read more…]

Costa del Sol property sees highest price rise in Spain

September saw Costa del Sol property prices reach a new record and register the highest hike in Spain. Pent-up demand in tandem with its pleasant year-round climate is driving the market now looking forward to an excellent end to this year. Highest price increase Figures for September published by Idealista show that the Costa del… [Read more…]

Costa del Sol property market needs new licencing system

With around 1,000 new residents every month, Malaga province has one of the fastest-growing populations in Spain. And as a result, supply levels on the Costa del Sol property market are dropping fast. A new report proposes a fast-track licencing system to speed up permissions for new builds and alleviate the shortage of inventory. Fastest… [Read more…]

Takeaways from InmoForum Malaga

The second edition of InmoForum Malaga brought together experts in the Spanish and Costa del Sol property markets at roundtables and conferences. They discussed the future of real estate in both Malaga city and the Costa del Sol, price trends and the shift in property types in demand. In this article, we round up the… [Read more…]

10 surprising things about buying property in Spain

While buying property in Spain is generally straightforward, you’ll undoubtedly find the procedure very different to the one in your home country. The market also has some quirks that are unique to Spain or a particular region. As a result, the buying process has the potential to be full of surprises. And not all of… [Read more…]

Fine wining and dining in Puente Romano Hotel Marbella

Marbella is already renowned for its shimmering firmament of Michelin stars plus a long list of some of the best restaurants in southern Spain. But there’s one place in the resort where exquisite cuisine comes into its own and in an emblematic location: Puente Romano Hotel. The main square and gardens at the hotel host… [Read more…]

Best chiringuitos in Marbella and Estepona – the ultimate list

Almost nothing beats enjoying delicious food on the beach as you watch the waves and enjoy the sunshine. But no, we’re not suggesting a picnic but a proper meal in one of the beach restaurants on the Costa del Sol. Known as chiringuitos in Spanish and dotted all along the coast, these establishments are something… [Read more…]

Why the western Costa del Sol luxury property market is flying high

The western Costa del Sol luxury property market has grabbed the headlines time and time again this year as the activity reaches levels not seen since the late 2000s. Homes with seven-digit price tags are changing hands more than ever and demand appears to be unprecedented. But what lies behind this frenzied market activity in… [Read more…]

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