Author: Martina Heynemann
Author: Martina Heynemann - total articles: 10
After what has seemed a long 9 months with our Fuengirola office closed in 2013 while the existing Euromarket supermarket was transformed into a Carrefour Commercial Centre, I am delighted to announce that the VIVA Hiperprop office in Fuengirola is back!
This is a fantastic start to 2014 for VIVA, now with no fewer than 12 regional offices at strategic locations along the Costa del Sol and inland too!… Continue Reading
How time flies! In January 2013 it was with great pleasure that I announced the opening of a new VIVA Partner office in Alhaurín el Grande, and since then, more branches followed last year with the inaugurations of VIVA Nueva Andalucía, VIVA La Heredia – Benahavís and VIVA Golden Mile. All of which were preceded in 2012, of course, by new VIVA Partner offices in Elviria, La Cala, Benalmádena, Fuengirola and Calahonda, strategically complementing our VIVA Centro HQ.
So now, just 12 months on, I’m thrilled to be able to tell you about the recent opening of our latest VIVA Partner office – this time in San Pedro de Alcántara which, in addition to covering the entire municipality, will also be responsible for the area to the west of the town, towards Estepona…
Bringing Spain into line with EU regulations, the Spanish Government has introduced a new law by Royal Decree requiring all property vendors – as well as landlords wishing to rent out their properties for 4 months or more – to obtain an Energy Efficiency Certificate. This new law came into effect on 1 June 2013.
But what you may not know is that all estate agents are under an obligation to include your property’s Energy Efficiency Certificate rating in any advertising or promotion undertaken on your behalf…
Taylor Wimpey España CEO, Javier Ballester, talks about the current state of the Spanish property market
Keen to hear an independent opinion about the current state of the Spanish property market from a successful developer, we thought who better to ask than Taylor Wimpey España CEO, Javier Ballester? One of the very few companies still actively developing new real estate projects during the current economic crisis, remarkably Taylor Wimpey España have already sold – and off-plan to boot – the first three phases of their Los Arqueros Beach development in Nueva Alcántara (San Pedro), while Friday 28 June sees the release of the second phase of La Floresta Sur (Elviria Alta)…
The 8th of a series of additional new offices that VIVA have launched – remarkably in just 9 short months – is now open, which is fantastic news that I’m delighted to share with you. So, together with our VIVA Centro head office, we now have no fewer than 9 fabulous area offices at strategic locations throughout the Costa del Sol!
The VIVA La Heredia – Benahavís partner agency is managed by Claudia Calabrò and Carlo Cavicchi who have long experience of the real estate industry. They have lived in Spain since 1995, although Carlo first came to the Coast back in 1972, and as they and their family have been residents of La Heredia since 2006, the depth and breadth of their local knowledge is exceptional.
The VIVA La Heredia – Benahavís office is easy to find on the Ronda road just a few minutes inland from San Pedro, and as well as sought-after La Heredia itself of course, also covers the exclusive areas of La Zagaleta, El Madroñal, Los Arqueros, La Quinta and beyond.
With its winding cobbled streets, pretty plazas, splashing fountains and beautiful architecture, La Heredia has been inspired by the design of traditional Andalusian pueblos, and surrounded by some of the finest golf courses on the Costa del Sol is beautifully situated in the foothills of the Sierra Blanca mountains. The highly visible VIVA La Heredia – Benahavís office has easy parking right outside with a fine choice of inviting eateries nearby.
You’ll find VIVA’s La Heredia – Benahavís office on Calle Jaime Parladé, in La Heredia and it’s open Mondays to Fridays from 10am to 6pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. You can be sure of receiving the warmest of welcomes!
Tel. +34 952 782 828
I’m thrilled to announce the exciting news that our brand new VIVA Nueva Andalucía branch office has now officially opened its doors.
Following the launch of no fewer than five additional new offices in 2012, plus the opening of VIVA Alhaurín el Grande in January of this year, VIVA continues to go from strength to strength as we expand throughout the length and breadth of the entire Costa del Sol!
With director Carina Ulander at the helm – who is also now responsible for the VIVA Calahonda regional office – the VIVA Nueva Andalucía branch enjoys a high-profile location at the bustling Centro Plaza hub.
A must for shopping, lunching and socialising, as well of course as its renowned Saturday morning market, Centro Plaza is one of the Coast’s leading commercial centres, with plenty of parking and is only a couple of minutes’ walk from iconic Puerto Banús as well as being conveniently situated for residents and visitors to Marbella west.
Originally from Sweden, Carina and her experienced team will provide a first-class service to their Scandinavian and English-speaking clients, and the opening of the Nueva Andalucía office is a major, strategic milestone for VIVA.
Whether you have a property for sale, or are looking to buy, you can be assured of receiving exceptional service from the knowledgeable, professional and friendly VIVA Nueva Andalucía team.
Carina, who is currently recruiting Spanish sales staff for the Nueva Andalucía office, is ably assisted by sales manager Johanna Lindgren from Sweden, together with sales consultants Thomas Malm from Finland and Maurice Salem from the UK.
VIVA’s Nueva Andalucía office – at Centro Plaza, local 56 – is open Mondays to Fridays from 10am to 6pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. So next time you’re passing, why not pop in to meet them!
Tel. (+34) 952 908 467
Having already opened five new offices on the Costa del Sol in 2012, I’m delighted to say that we’ve started the new year as we mean to go on, with the launch of VIVA Alhaurín el Grande at the beginning of the month, followed by a very successful and enjoyable ‘open house’ celebration on Friday 25 January!
More than 150 VIVA clients, guests, associates and VIVA RECOMMENDS partners, as well of course as the VIVA team, attended the event, and as with all good parties, many arrived early… and stayed ‘til late, as champagne, wine and beer flowed, delectable nibbles were nibbled and going by all the happy faces and animated chatter, a good time was had by all!
At the heart of the beautiful Guadalhorce Valley, Alhaurín el Grande is as pretty as a picture. In fact, the famous Spanish poet, Antonio Gala, famously once called it el pueblo que yo soñé – or ‘the village I always dreamt of’. A large number of VIVA clients are looking to buy a property in Alhaurín and the surrounding area, and obviously share his view!
So it was a logical move for us to open an office in Alhaurín. It also fits in perfectly with our current expansion plans – the object of which is to offer our clients an even better service by having a high-profile presence in their own local neighbourhood – and I look forward to enjoying a great working relationship with the VIVA Alhaurín team.
The VIVA Alhaurín office is headed by director Isabel Gómez – who has many years’ experience of the local real estate business – ably assisted by Rosa Gómez who takes care of administration and accounts. VIVA sales consultants Carolyn Green and Keith Juxon – both of whom not only have an in-depth knowledge of the area but additionally are long-term residents of the ‘campo’ – are now also based at VIVA Alhaurín el Grande.
VIVA’s Alhaurín el Grande office – at Ctra. de Málaga, 103 – is open Mondays to Fridays from 10am to 6pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. So next time you’re passing, why not pop in and say hello!
Tel. (+34) 952 596 261
Five short months, five new offices… it seems that there’s just no stopping VIVA’s continued expansion along the Costa! So I’m delighted to be able to tell you that our new Calahonda branch office was officially opened on 1 November.
One of the most sought-after residential areas on the Costa del Sol, back in the early 1960s, Calahonda – or Sitio de Calahonda to give it its full name – started life as a small but well-planned urbanisation. Located close to the beach, midway between Marbella and Fuengirola, such was its popularity, especially with Britons and Scandinavians, that over the years it just kept growing… and growing… So it’s no surprise that with its excellent infrastructure, plus all the sport and leisure amenities of a small town, property is always in demand in Calahonda, and we of course are absolutely thrilled to now have a presence there.
Between them speaking English, Spanish, French, Danish and Swedish, the knowledgeable and professional VIVA Calahonda team includes Kristian Rubiano (Sales Manager) and Sean Vosper & Sebastián Llull (Sales Consultants). Greig Hayes, Agent Services Manager for all the offices within the VIVA Group, is also now based in Calahonda, from where he provides both agents and vendors with a first-class service.
Situated in the El Zoco commercial centre – right at the very hub of Calahonda – the VIVA office is on the ground floor, with free parking outside the door.
VIVA’s Calahonda office is open Mondays to Fridays from 10am to 7pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. So next time you’re in the area, why not pop in to say hello!
Tel. (+34) 952 939 441
Having already launched no fewer than 4 new branch offices in as many months, I’m thrilled to announce the latest addition to our expanding VIVA Group – VIVA Fuengirola – which is also now open!
A joint venture between VIVA and Hiperprop, the VIVA Fuengirola office is newly co-branded with Hiperprop, founded by Ian McLeod and Iain Irving in 1989, and together we now seek to maintain and extend their excellent service and history, combining the best of both companies. Their professional and highly knowledgeable team, Lidya O’Farrell, Mike Bomford and Rebecca Mcleish – all of whom have worked for Hiperprop for many successful years – remains unchanged, except that it’s been joined by Bart Plasmans and Colin Grove, while the office is being managed by Olivier Heekeren.
Covering Fuengirola, Torreblanca, Mijas Costa, Mijas Pueblo and beyond, the new VIVA office is centrally located at the busy Euromarket shopping mall on Avda. Los Lirios, Mijas Costa, with masses of easy parking right on the very doorstep.
So next time you’re doing your weekly shop, why not call in? We’d love to meet you and we’re always only too happy to help!
VIVA’s Fuengirola office is open Mondays to Fridays from 9.30am to 7pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.
Tel. (+34) 952 468 452
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