Marbella’s property market has got investors talking again and is among the first to appear from Spain’s hard hit recession. Despite price drops of up to 60 percent for non-prime locations across Spain, beachside properties are still commanding premium prices with demand dominated by British, Scandinavian and Russian buyers. Marbella is the place where sales …
We know by now that the Marbella property market has been in strong recovery since 2012. We also know that many homebuyers and investors were drawn back into the market by attractive prices that in some cases were 50% lower than at their peak in 2007, that the average price correction was nearer 30% and that properties in the most sought-after locations never really lost value and have begun to increase in price again.
The Costa del Sol is full of surprises and hidden gems. Benahavís is just one of its charms, hidden away from the main tourist trails enticing discerning residents and travellers onto its small streets packed with gastronomic delights. Located just
Fans of the fantasy television series ‘Game of Thrones’ living in Spain could hardly believe it when the international and local media announced that US production company HBO were scouting in Andalucía for film locations for the forthcoming fifth series. It should also please any businesses with an interest in the tourist trade, including property owners.
We have a good idea of what that would be in London, less so in Tokyo or Rio de Janeiro, but when it comes to Marbella and the Costa del Sol we have been finding people homes for long enough to be able to say we do know what people are looking in a property.
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We always hear about how complicated, frustrating and time-consuming paperwork and bureaucracy can be in Spain, but it doesn’t have to be that difficult as long as you know exactly what to expect, have the correct documents (including the all-important photocopies) and are prepared to wait a little.
The Marbella property market has been growing again and picking up momentum since 2013, but now there are encouraging signs that the Spanish market is also on the road back to recovery.
The Costa del Sol is well known for its famous seaside towns of Marbella, Puerto Banús, Fuengirola and Cabopino, but there are some truly fabulous, smaller coastal towns along this beautiful stretch of the shores of the Mediterranean. La Cala de Mijas, or La Cala, as it is affectionately referred to by its residents, is one such gem. At only twenty minutes from the centre of Marbella, this charming village is located on one of the prettiest stretches of coastline, with fourteen kilometres of spectacular long beaches of clean, soft, golden sand.
Parliament has recently approved changes to the Spanish Road Safety Laws, which the government hopes will reduce the number of road traffic accidents and achieve the target of zero deaths, which has been set by Brussels. Although these new laws will not come into force before Easter 2014, the Traffic Department is working hard to …