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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…]

Costa del Sol real estate sales have bumper September

The latest figures for Costa del Sol real estate sales show that September was the best on record. The over 3,200 transactions represent the highest monthly figure for September since 2007. Furthermore, they confirm that property on the Costa del Sol has returned to pre-pandemic activity levels with new-build homes leading the market.  Highest sales… [Read more…]

Property prices in Marbella and Estepona rise the most in Spain

As our blog posts have been tracking, the Costa del Sol property market has consolidated its position as one of the leading lights in Spain. With brisk sales in Q3 and continuing price hikes, there’s no doubt that the current trend is up.  It’s, therefore, no surprise to find that two of the most popular spots on… [Read more…]

Your Guide to the Best Residential Areas in Estepona

Estepona is one of the few resorts on the Costa del Sol that has managed to conserve its traditional feel. As a result, the town tends to be quieter than neighbouring Marbella and it maintains a low profile with none of the glitz and glamour you’ll find in Puerto Banús, for example. But this family-friendly,… [Read more…]

How to sell your luxury home on the Costa del Sol successfully

If you’ve been following recent trends in Costa del Sol property, you’ll be well aware that the market is hot. Both sales and prices have risen sharply over the last nine months and there’s currently no sign of a slowdown in either. The biggest increases have been at the higher end of the market, particularly… [Read more…]

Your Guide to the Best Residential Areas in Marbella

Marbella ranks as the largest resort on the Costa del Sol and covers a wide geographical area. Along its 27km of coastline, the town has a wide variety of places to live. To help you choose where to buy a property, we’ve put together a guide to the best residential areas in Marbella. In this… [Read more…]

Costa del Sol property sees highest price rise in Spain

September saw Costa del Sol property prices reach a new record and register the highest hike in Spain. Pent-up demand in tandem with its pleasant year-round climate is driving the market now looking forward to an excellent end to this year. Highest price increase Figures for September published by Idealista show that the Costa del… [Read more…]

Costa del Sol property market needs new licencing system

With around 1,000 new residents every month, Malaga province has one of the fastest-growing populations in Spain. And as a result, supply levels on the Costa del Sol property market are dropping fast. A new report proposes a fast-track licencing system to speed up permissions for new builds and alleviate the shortage of inventory. Fastest… [Read more…]

Takeaways from InmoForum Malaga

The second edition of InmoForum Malaga brought together experts in the Spanish and Costa del Sol property markets at roundtables and conferences. They discussed the future of real estate in both Malaga city and the Costa del Sol, price trends and the shift in property types in demand. In this article, we round up the… [Read more…]

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