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Foreign Real Estate Investment in Spain Expected to Grow

Previously we have reported on a new Spanish law coming into effect which makes buying real estate in Spain for holiday purposes a lot easier. In short, anyone who purchases a property worth 500,000 or more is eligible to receive a residency permit which allows permanent residence in Spain. This means the home owner can… [Read more…]

Real Estate Marbella Looking Up: Construction Licenses Doubled

While the construction sector in Spain remains difficult in general, some positive news has come from the Town Planning Department of Marbella. They have released figures about the number of construction licenses granted for Marbella, which indicate that more new developments in Marbella are being planned than last year. Reason for optimism This news is… [Read more…]

Featured Property: Buy an Apartment on the Costa del Sol

Every few weeks we put one of our beautiful properties in the spotlight. This time we feature one of the most luxurious Benahavis apartments, in the golf resort El Lago de Los Flamingos. In a nutshell, this apartment is the perfect combination of comfort, style, tranquillity and natural beauty. It is the ideal choice if… [Read more…]

Residential Property Sales Malaga Up by nearly 13%

More good figures have been reported about the property market in Marbella. A few weeks ago we already wrote about the rise of construction licenses issued. Now, local newspaper SUR has reported that government statistics are showing a rise of 12.7 percent in property sales in Malaga in July, compared with sales in the same… [Read more…]

Benahavis, a charming ‘hotspot’ on the Costa del Sol

Over the last few years, Benahavis has become increasingly popular for visitors looking for the peace and tranquility of a typical Andalusian village in close proximity to the Costa del Sol. It is located just 7km from the Coast and boasts fantastic sea and mountain views. The whole area is approximately 145km2 and is home to fantastic golf courses and mountain landscapes as well the town itself famous for as its restaurants, it is locally known as the dining room of the Costa del Sol! The area of Benahavis alone hosts 12 of the 70 golf Courses along the whole coast making it a true hotspot for Golf lovers.

Luxury Property Construction in Marbella Breathes New Life into Construction Industry

People who are wondering if Spanish property is a good investment right now would be wise to keep a close eye on Marbella. Thanks to the luxury property sector, the construction industry in the triangular area formed by Marbella, Estepona and Benahavís is showing signs of recovery. At the same time well-informed foreign investors are increasingly showing interest, which is a telling precursor as well.

Will you be celebrating Christmas in Spain next year?

Everyone loves Christmas. It is a holiday to spend time together as families, giving away gifts and enjoying the good things in life. It is a celebration that really lights up the dark winter season and turns it into something to look forward to every year. Naturally, each time we do our very best to make Christmas special. We get the best food, buy the nicest presents and make sure to invite everyone round. But there is a way to make it even more special.

Featured Property: Reformed Villa in El Paraiso, Estepona

This week we’re proud to feature an exclusive property up for sale in El Paraiso. This villa is ideally located, offering views of both country and sea. The golf course is just around the corner, and the same goes for local amenities. On top of that, the busy hotspots of Puerto Banús and Marbella’s city centre are only a short drive away. In short, entertainment is never far off.

The Most Romantic Marbella Villas You’ve Ever Seen

Valentine’s day is nearly here. Time for your romance side to be tickled. So time for us to show you the most romantic villas for 2 you’ve ever seen. Always dreamed of your very own romantic villa? Read on.

5 Pros Of Living on a Golf Course

Have you ever wondered what living on a golf course on the Costa del Sol is like? In Marbella, golf course living offers a fine home and relaxed lifestyle for those that appreciate the sport. Combined with the ideal weather which the greater region of Marbella is famous for, it’s a general win-win situation. Let… [Read more…]

The Most Amazing Sea View Properties on the Costa Del Sol

Costa Del Sol properties are of the kind that have a magical effect. The sun, the fun and the beaches all hail this stretch of Spanish coast as the perfect spot for a holiday or retirement home. And what’s better than a Costa Del Sol property with a sea view? After seeing these 5 amazing… [Read more…]

Marbella Property Market Leading in 2013

Marbella has taken the lead when it comes to property sales in Spain. Whilst still recovering, the Marbella property market has closed off 2013 with a total of 3,115 property sales – a figure which is similar to before the big bubble burst. This has been announced by the Ministry of Development, which released figures… [Read more…]

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