Category: Buying a property

Sales of Costa del Sol property reach highest since 2007

The latest figures for sales of Costa del Sol property provide yet more confirmation of the busy market. The first four months of this year registered the highest number of transactions since 2007 and sales averaged 181 properties a day between January and April.  Furthermore, the provincial property market continues to be the fourth busiest… [Read more…]

Why buy property in Los Monteros?

In the latest Realista articles that look at the advantages of buying property in Marbella and districts, we turn our attention to an area in the east of the city. This shift in focus is a first because, up until now, we’ve looked at places La Zagaleta, Nueva Andalucia and Finca Cortesin. But because there… [Read more…]

Are there enough new builds in Spain to go round?

If you’re keeping an eye on the Spanish property market, you’ll have noticed that things are busy. So hectic, in fact, that real estate transactions last year were their highest since 2007. And there’s no sign of things slowing down this year. At the top of many buyers’ wish lists are new homes. As a… [Read more…]

What’s the state of luxury property in Marbella?

On the back of unprecedented demand from Spanish and foreign buyers, property on the Costa del Sol continues to experience price hikes. No type of real estate is immune to the rise in values, and all sectors have seen sharp upticks over the last two years. Luxury property in Marbella is no exception and the… [Read more…]

Why buy property in La Quinta Marbella

The next in our series of articles looking at different parts of areas to buy real estate in the western Costa del Sol, we move to La Quinta. This golf-based residential area offers homeowners multiple benefits, including location, surroundings, scenery, and onsite amenities. Not for nothing is it one of the most popular places for… [Read more…]

Who buys Spanish property where?

Spanish property has long been a favourite buy among foreigners who dominate the market in some parts of the country, such as the Costa del Sol and Balearic Islands. However, the onset of the pandemic put many purchases on hold, but the latest official figures show that international buyers are back in force in Spain. … [Read more…]

Why buy property in Nueva Andalucia?

At Realista, our clients often ask us about the advantages of buying property in one area of the western Costa del Sol rather than in another. In this latest post, we list the pros of one of the most sought-after residential areas in Marbella. Read on to discover exactly why you should buy property in… [Read more…]

Spanish property market in Q1 2022

If you follow the Realista blog regularly, you’ll know that the Spanish property market ended 2021 on a high. The sector was particularly busy on the Costa del Sol, where 91 properties changed hands every day last year. But how would the market perform in 2022? The answers, at least for the first three months,… [Read more…]

Looking back – Malaga property market 2011-2021

Over the last ten years, the Malaga property market has mirrored real estate in Spain. The decade has been something of a rollercoaster, shifting from significant drops in prices and low sales to economic recovery and finally to the arrival of a pandemic. In short, a complete turn of the property cycle with fits and… [Read more…]

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