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2021 sees record sales of the property in Spain

As our blog followers well know, last year was a particularly busy one for sales on the Costa del Sol. The latest statistics from the Notaries Association show that there were record sales of the property in Spain in 2021, confirming the countrywide. Not only did transactions go through the ceiling, but prices soared too, as did… [Read more…]

Why buy property in La Cerquilla in Nueva Andalucia?

If you follow the Marbella property market, you’ll be familiar with the most prestigious locations such as Sierra Blanca and the Golden Mile. However, you might not have heard of one of the latest up-and-coming places to buy property: La Cerquilla in Nueva Andalucia.  Over the last few months, this enclave has become one of the top choices… [Read more…]

New-build completion soars on the Costa del Sol in 2021

As many of us who work in the real estate sector on the Costa del Sol know, last year was a bumper one for new builds. And the latest figures from the provincial Architects Association confirms this fact – new-build completion on the Costa del Sol skyrocketed by 22.5%. In addition, new licence applications went… [Read more…]

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…]

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