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End to Wealth Tax in Andalucia

As of next year, the wealth tax in Andalucia will cease to exist after the regional government’s decision to offer residents and non-residents 100% exemption from the tax. The measure comes into effect in 2023 and will release around 16,700 taxpayers from their obligations.  Second region in Spain to abolish tax With the latest exemption,… [Read more…]

Best Paddle Clubs in Marbella

The western end of the Costa del Sol is famed for its world-class sporting facilities. As a result, this part of Spain is renowned for its golf courses, tennis academies, and riding schools. Racquet sports clubs often include paddle tennis, known simply as pádel in Spanish, an activity that ranks as one of the most… [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…]

Why Buy Property in Los Flamingos

In our latest feature explaining the advantages of buying in particular areas of the Costa del Sol, we travel west to Estepona and focus on one of the prime residential spots in the resort: Los Flamingos. Here, you’ll find the perfect combination of tranquillity, scenic surroundings and excellent real estate opportunities. To find out more,… [Read more…]

Asking Prices for Property in Malaga Now Exceed Their Highest Ever

The latest statistics from Idealista for asking prices in Spain reveal that those for property in Malaga have now surpassed their 2007 peak. In July, the capital of the Costa del Sol posted yet another hike in values, taking prices to a new height. Real estate in several other Spanish cities, including Madrid and Palma de Mallorca,… [Read more…]

Sales of CDS Property Reach Highest for 15 Years

Sales of Costa del Sol property in May totalled almost 3,738, the most for this month since 2007. Furthermore, the figure so far this year was over 50% more than 2021 and the fifth highest in the country. Despite high inflation and rising mortgage rates, the Costa del Sol real estate market continues to its… [Read more…]

Why Buy Property in Puerto Banus?

Next in our series of why buy property in specific parts of the western Costa del Sol, we visit Puerto Banus, the most luxurious marina on mainland Spain. Famed for its high-end venues, yachts, cars and visitors, this waterfront location also ranks as one of the finest addresses in Marbella. But why buy property in… [Read more…]

Why Are Costa Del Sol Properties in Such High Demand?

As followers of our blog will know, the real estate market on the Costa del Sol is currently busy. Sales so far this year have been buoyant up and down the coast as buyers snap up the best homes, confirming that this part of southern Spain continues to be a perennial favourite with buyers. But… [Read more…]

Top 5 Beachside Estepona Apartments for Sale

Realista’s best beachside property for sale in Estepona As we wrote in our town special on Estepona, it is a small but beautiful town on the Costa del Sol. Because of its location relatively far away from Malaga airport, it has a more relaxed and easy-going atmosphere than Marbella, which is about 30 km to… [Read more…]

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