Buying a Property Off-Plan in Spain - Safely

Buying a Property Off-Plan in Spain – Safely

Buying property off-plan is back in Spain again, with developers keen to sell properties before they are built and purchasers equally keen to buy at a lower price, pre-construction. So, here are some recommendation to take in consideration when buying a Property Off-Plan in Spain – Safely. Laws were introduced to protect purchasers who are buying property off-plan in Spain, requiring developers to provide a bank guarantee for all payments made by the purchaser for the…

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The profitability of housing as an investment grows to 6.3%

Real estate investment in Spain, in any of the products analyzed by Idealista, offered at the end of 2016 rates of return higher than those recorded a year earlier. These yields multiply by four, in the worst case, those of the 10-year State Bonds (1.4%). The profitability of housing as an investment grows to 6.3%  from 5.5% a year ago, due to the higher growth rate of rental prices compared to sales prices. According to…

Why buy property on the Costa del Sol?

Why buy property on the Costa del Sol?

Now, you can argue about the quality of life – some people say that life on the Costa del Sol isn’t all it’s cut out to be –  but you can’t really argue about the weather. The Costa del Sol, and especially the area around Marbella, has the best climate in mainland Europe, with abundant sunshine, and pleasant temperatures in the winter months. Most people would concede that life is much easier to…

The Costa del Sol has the largest amount of new housing available in all the Mediterranean

The Costa del Sol has the largest amount of new housing available in all the Mediterranean

The Costa del Sol has the largest amount of new housing available in all the Mediterranean costal areas, with 2,482 new properties. The Costa Blanca comes next with 2,110, according to data given by ST-Valuation Society (ST) at the end of last year. The amount of new property around the coast of Malaga beats that of Madrid (2,158) and Barcelona (1,072).   According to ST-Valuation (ST), the supply of new housing on the five main Mediterranean…

What you should really pre-empt before selling your property in Spain

What you should really pre-empt before selling your property

  When selling your property in Spain, many sellers are not fully aware of what they are going to have to calculate in terms of costs before getting the real net figure.  When you have made the decision of selling your property  you ought to consider the costs involved before establishing the asking price. Property market on the Costa del Sol is competitive so getting the selling price spot on is essential to sell your…

Why are new-build Marbella properties so popular

Complexes featuring contemporary styling and comforts are not only highly desired in Marbella, the demand for this has also increased in the most popular cities and regions across the world. Internationally, the current trend clearly favours clean, modern lines, and naturally these are evolving all the time. We have already moved from stark white minimalism to include a wider range of materials, tones and textures that add character and soften the geometry of modern…

Marbella Top 10 Luxury Wellness & Spas

Spas in the majority of 4- and 5-star hotels, large numbers of internationally-renowned establishments dedicated to preventive medicine, slimming and cosmetic surgery combined in Marbella’s unique microclimate complete the picture, making it one of tourist Europe’s top health destinations. Here you can enjoy reading about the Marbella Top 10 Luxury Wellness & Spas. Whether you are staying at one of the luxury hotels and can treat yourself a day of pampering or you live in…

In November British Tourist spending in Spain grew 17%

In November British Tourist spending in Spain grew 17%

Regardless of the impact of Brexit on the pound’s value against the euro, in November British Tourist spending in Spain grew 17% as compared to the same month in 2015.   The data from the National Statistics Institute (INE) shows that Brits spent €776 million in Spain last November, which is not only an impressive increase on last year, but also accounted for 18.5% of all foreign tourist expenditure that month…   Moreover, the number of Brits visiting Spain…