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2015 real estate and construction boost for Spanish economy

economic growthA new study from independent financial advisors Arcano, forecasts that the real estate and construction sectors – together with household and company financing – will prove to be a potent shot in the arm for Spain’s recovering economy in 2015…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 27/11/2014 [0] Comments 
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Spanish property sales soar in September

Nueva Andalucía, Marbella, MálagaAccording to the National Statistics Institute, year-to-date property sales (that’s until the end of September) are up by a huge 15 per cent in Málaga province – which, of course includes the Costa del Sol – putting it ahead of all other regions of Spain…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 18/11/2014 [0] Comments 
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Puerto Banús start for next year’s Tour of Spain

Puerto Banús start for next year's Tour of Spain

Marbella mayor Ángeles Muñoz with Elias Bendodo, Javier Guillén & Luis Ángel Maté at the 'Vuelta Ciclista a España' presentation

It’s usually muscle cars, superyachts, A-Listers and soap stars that get all the attention in Southern Spain’s glitziest and most glamorous of hot spots. But on 22 August 2015, the Lamborghinis and Sunseekers will be taking a back seat as the 80th edition of the 3-week Vuelta Ciclista a España grand tour clicks into gear in Puerto Banús…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 14/11/2014 [0] Comments 
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Marbella leads property revival with luxury new build homes

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Marbella property prices were up nearly 24 per cent in 2013

With new build developments virtually at a standstill in Marbella for the last 7 or 8 years, there are clear signs that the property market is beginning to recover, and it goes without saying that what’s good for Marbella is also great news for the entire Costa del Sol…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 11/11/2014 [0] Comments 
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VIVA at A Place in the Sun… show biz!

The VIVA stand at A Place in the Sun Live, Birmingham NEC

The number of visitors to the Show exceeded all expectations

Following the enormous success and stunning response we received at the ‘A Place in the Sun Live’ property exhibition at London Olympia back in March, for the second time in 7 months members of the VIVA team flew into the UK again last weekend, this time to take part in the Birmingham NEC edition of the Show. And thanks to the huge number of visitors who stopped by at our stand what an amazing time we all had…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 10/10/2014 [0] Comments 
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Scotland’s ‘No’ vote pushes sterling to a 2-year high

Sterling banknotes and coinsAs 55 per cent of Scotland’s voters rejected independence on Thursday, in their Daily Market Brief, exchange experts Moneycorp report that overnight sterling advanced across the board, peaking at 02.24am on Friday morning when it was nearly 1 per cent higher on average than it had been 24 hours earlier; and 2.5 per cent above its level ahead of the Sunday Times publishing the first ‘too-close-to-call’ opinion poll on 7 September.

Despite having fallen back a little this morning, sterling remained close to a 2-year high against the euro, while against the dollar it was at its healthiest for more than 2 weeks.

Author:Carolyn Mowlem 19/09/2014 [0] Comments 
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World’s biggest liner makes her European debut in Málaga

Author:Carolyn Mowlem 15/09/2014 [0] Comments 
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July property sales up 24 per cent in Málaga province

Nueva Andalucía, Marbella, Málaga

Property transactions in Málaga in July were the highest since 2008.

The positive reports about the Spanish housing market just keep on coming. The latest one – published just yesterday by the INE (Spain’s National Statistics Institute) – shows that property sales in the province of Málaga, which includes the Costa del Sol, were up by a whopping 24 per cent in July when compared to figures for the same month last year, and streets ahead of the 10.7 per cent increase recorded nationally…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 12/09/2014 [0] Comments 
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Buying a property in Spain? This is one report you can't afford to miss!

Current Spanish property market statisticsPublished just last week on the Spanish Property Insight website, the ‘Latest Housing Market Figures in Detail’ report is truly essential reading that no one thinking of buying a property in Spain should miss out on. Packed with invaluable information, research and analyses, it’s also every bit as relevant whether you’re selling your property or just like to keep bang up to speed on market trends…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 04/09/2014 [3] Comments 
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90 per cent of foreign buyers on the Costa del Sol don’t need a mortgage, study finds

Marbella, Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol property market is being driven by foreign buyers

Focusing on the current state of the Costa del Sol property market, a new study – just released by international real estate consultancy Aguirre Newman – confirms that throughout 2014 activity is being driven by foreign buyers, 90 per cent of whom, given that prices have been falling for 7 years, do not need to finance their purchase…

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