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Why buy property on the Golden Mile Marbella?

Next in our series of why buy property in specific parts of the western Costa del Sol, we turn our attention to the most luxurious postcode in the area: The Golden Mile. This 2km stretch between Puerto Banus and central Marbella ranks as one of the most high-end places on the Costa del Sol and… [Read more…]

What’s new on the western Costa del Sol in 2022?

As regular followers of the Realista blog know, we’re keen on looking ahead. This forward vision allows us to stay on top of trends in the property market and keep our finger on the local buzzer. In this blog post, we take a look at what’s new in the western Costa del Sol in 2022, specifically… [Read more…]

What did the Spanish property market do in 2021?

By any accounts, the Spanish property market has enjoyed an excellent year. So good, it’s been one of the best on recent records. Sales have more than exceeded pre-pandemic levels and prices have regained their upward trajectory. In this article, we dive deep into all aspects of real estate in Spain this year and make… [Read more…]

Why buy a property in Sierra Blanca

In the second in our series, we turn our attention to Sierra Blanca, one of the prime residential areas in Marbella. We take a look at the advantages offered in this district and list the reasons why you might want to buy a property in Sierra Blanca. Perfect location They say that location, location and… [Read more…]

More new-build sales on the Costa del Sol than in Barcelona

Since the beginning of the pandemic, one of the biggest winners in Spanish real estate has been new property. This market sector has seen double-digit sales figures and price rises on a quarterly basis since summer 2020. And no more so than on the Costa del Sol where sales of new builds are now higher… [Read more…]

7 reasons to buy property in Estepona in 2022

If you’ve earmarked 2022 as the year you buy property on the Costa del Sol, we’d like to propose you choose Estepona for your purchase. This pretty resort at the western end of the coastline is often overlooked in favour of its glitzy neighbour, Marbella, but we know it offers myriad advantages for foreigners. Don’t… [Read more…]

Why buy property in La Zagaleta?

At Realista, we often get asked about the advantages of buying property in one area of the western Costa del Sol over another. So to answer those questions, we’ve created a new series of posts that list the benefits of a particular place. And in this post, we get up close and personal with one… [Read more…]

What will the Spanish real estate market do in 2022?

As 2021 draws to a close and with it, one of the best recent years for the Spanish real estate market, we take a look at next year. We get the crystal ball out and ask what the trends for sales and prices will be in 2022. What direction will luxury property in Spain take… [Read more…]

Costa del Sol real estate sales have bumper September

The latest figures for Costa del Sol real estate sales show that September was the best on record. The over 3,200 transactions represent the highest monthly figure for September since 2007. Furthermore, they confirm that property on the Costa del Sol has returned to pre-pandemic activity levels with new-build homes leading the market.  Highest sales… [Read more…]

Property prices in Marbella and Estepona rise the most in Spain

As our blog posts have been tracking, the Costa del Sol property market has consolidated its position as one of the leading lights in Spain. With brisk sales in Q3 and continuing price hikes, there’s no doubt that the current trend is up.  It’s, therefore, no surprise to find that two of the most popular spots on… [Read more…]

Your Guide to the Best Residential Areas in Estepona

Estepona is one of the few resorts on the Costa del Sol that has managed to conserve its traditional feel. As a result, the town tends to be quieter than neighbouring Marbella and it maintains a low profile with none of the glitz and glamour you’ll find in Puerto Banús, for example. But this family-friendly,… [Read more…]

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