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VIVA Guadalmina office opens!

Our brand new office in the exclusive area of Guadalmina.

There’s just no stopping us as our expansion across the Coast continues –  I am delighted to announce the opening of our brand new office in Guadalmina!

It is proving to be a fantastic 2014 for VIVA, now with no fewer than 13 regional offices at strategic locations along the Costa del Sol and Inland too! Continue Reading

Author:Martina Heynemann 22/07/2014 [0] Comments 
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VIVA’S expansion continues with a new branch office in Torremolinos

VIVA's new Torremolinos office

A seasoned real estate professional, Michael Niven has lived in Torremolinos for 14 years and knows the area like the back of his hand.

I’m delighted to share with you the fantastic news that VIVA’s expansion continues with the recent opening of our new branch office in Torremolinos, with VIVA partner Michael Niven at the helm. A seasoned real estate professional, Michael – who has lived in Torremolinos for 14 years – has put together a great team of property consultants – MariCarmen Manrique, Nina Bernach and Spencer Creson – all of whom have the knowledge and experience to advise and serve the wide range of people of different nationalities purchasing properties in Torremolinos…

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Author:Martina Heynemann 14/07/2014 [0] Comments 
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Spanish property market: the Costa del Sol leads the way says Tinsa

Marbella, Costa del Sol

Property prices in Marbella rose 4.8 per cent between the first quarters of 2013 and 2014

New build properties selling off-plan… prices that have reached rock bottom and which in certain areas such as Marbella and Manilva are now on the rise again… plus increasing demand from foreign buyers are reason enough for Tinsa – which provides an index to house prices as well as other real estate information in Spain – to put the Costa del Sol at the forefront of the resurgence of Spain’s property market…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 11/07/2014 [0] Comments 
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VIVA attends the Association of International Property Professionals AGM in London

AIPP chairman Peter Robinson at the AGM in London

AIPP chairman, Peter Robinson, speaking at the Association's recent AGM in London

Annual general meetings are usually not that interesting, unless you are a major shareholder and are being asked to vote on the board’s remuneration. So, as we at VIVA are neither a major shareholder or voting on anyone’s remuneration, it was with some trepidation that I recently attended the Association of International Property Professionals AGM on behalf of VIVA, which was held at  the Charing Cross Hotel in London…

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Foreigners bought 27% of Spanish property in first quarter of 2014

British buyers accounted for almost 14% of all foreign national property transactions in the first quarter of the year

The Spanish General Council of Notaries has published figures that show foreign nationals were responsible for 27.2 per cent of all residential property transactions in the first three months of the year.

Of that figure, 13.8 per cent were British buyers, who traditionally come out on top in these polls given the long love affair many Brits have enjoyed with Spain over the years. In second place were French buyers at 10.5 per cent – also a traditional heavyweight nation when purchasing Spanish property – while the Russian market made good on its persistent promise to enter the Spanish property market by coming in third, with Russians representing 8.4 per cent of all foreign buyers…

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Author:Ian Clover 30/06/2014 [0] Comments 
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VIVA’s HOT Properties Magazine No. 99 – now online

HOT Properties Magazine: issue 99 front cover

The digital version of our latest edition of HOT Properties – The VIVA Magazine – is now available for you to read or download here, while you can also pick up a copy of the print edition from any of our 13 regional offices throughout the Costa del Sol and inland too, or from one of 200+ selected distribution points on the Coast.

Here’s a sneak preview of what’s inside…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 25/06/2014 [0] Comments 
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Spain on cusp of largest-ever real estate investment

Talk of a sustained recovery to Spain's property industry has received a massive boost with this latest announcement

Merlin Properties, a newly created Spanish real estate investment trust, has set its sights on becoming the largest property investment company in Europe after launching a €1.5 billion initial public offering (IPO) flotation on the stock market.

The size of the IPO is the largest share offering in Europe since a €3.1 billion IPO launched by Bankia in 2011. Then, the Spanish required funds to bail out other Spanish lending institutions in the country…

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Author:Ian Clover 18/06/2014 [0] Comments 
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Spain cheapest option for expat living, study finds

The overall cost of living in Spain is lower than any other expat destination

Despite the cost of living in many countries around the world edging closer to that of the UK’s in recent years, Spain remains the most affordable destination for Brits hoping to retire, move or buy property overseas, a new study has found.

Predicated on the perception that the pound is weaker than ever (it is in fact at an 18-month high against the euro right now) and living costs in places such as Italy, France, Canada and the USA are now almost on a par with the UK, the report from the Overseas Living Price Index has branded the dream of moving abroad to retire a ‘luxury’ for most Brits… Continue Reading

Author:Ian Clover 09/06/2014 [2] Comments 
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VIVA’s Martina Heynemann a guest speaker at the Inmonext Conference in Madrid

Martina Heynemann speaking at the Inmonext 14 Conference

Martina Heynemann speaking at the Inmonext 14 Conference during the SIMA Exhibition in Madrid

On 30 May, VIVA Managing Partner, Martina Heynemann, was one of a panel of 13 guest speakers at the ‘Inmonext 14: The Year of Recovery’ Conference, organised by idealista.com – Spain’s leading property portal – which took place within the framework of the SIMA (Madrid International Real Estate Exhibition) running from 29 May to 1 June…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 06/06/2014 [0] Comments 
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Spain records 183% increase in property transactions in first quarter

Interest in the Spanish property market has been strong so far in 2014

The amount of property sales recorded in the first three months of the year in Spain was up 183 per cent when compared to the first quarter of 2013, a study by Real Capital Analytics (RCA) has found.

Overall, €1.4 billion worth of real estate transactions were recorded throughout Spain, with residential property hotting up as the commercial sector experienced its first contraction after five quarters of continuous growth…

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