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Spanish property values up again in June… this time by 6.4%

Author:   |  July 20th, 2018

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Property values continue to rise across Spain, with the Costa del Sol registering considerably above average price growth.

Property valuations experts Tinsa have been busy this week. As well as publishing their Coastal Property 2018 report – the analysis of which will be completed in our next post – they have also produced their monthly valuation paper for June

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Casares: the western Costa del Sol’s rising star

Author:   |  July 18th, 2018

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La Duquesa marina is an emblematic and sophisticated area on the Mediterranean coastline near Casares, which is attracting ever more property investment.

Tinsa’s recently-published “Vivienda en costa 2018″ (“Coastal property 2018”) report presents some very interesting information with regards to buying tendencies, per metre squared property prices and the quantity of building licences granted in the province of Málaga’s main coastal areas…

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Amazon Prime Day starts at midday!

Author:   |  July 16th, 2018

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Amazon Prime Day runs from midday today until midnight tomorrow.

Now the largest internet retailer in the world, Amazon is a go-to for almost every type of online purchase. Its safe payment platform, good returns policy and efficient courier service make it an extremely popular way for people all over the world to send gifts and to indulge in a little bit of (online) retail therapy…

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What’s on this weekend (13th-15th July) on the Costa del Sol

Author:   |  July 13th, 2018

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This weekend’s celebrations in Los Boliches, Fuengirola, culminate in the procession of Our Lady the Virgin del Carmen, whose statue is taken into the Mediterranean on the shoulders of the neighbourhood’s mariners.

Here on the Costa del Sol, summertime is rife with things to do, places to see and unique experiences to remember for a lifetime. While much is being written about this week’s San Fermín Festival in Pamplona, we ask: who needs to run with bulls when you have the wealth and depth of cultural and musical festivals, fairs and celebrations that Málaga province has to offer?

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Spanish property transactions up 7.7% in May

Author:   |  July 11th, 2018

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Residential property transactions in Spain are on the up once again compared to 2017 levels.

Official data from Spain’s notaries reveals that there were 51,896 property transactions across Spain in May, which represents an increase of 7.7% in buying activity compared to the same month last year…

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Keep cool and visit the Nerja Caves!

Author:   |  July 9th, 2018

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Concerts at the Nerja Caves – or a tour down the caverns themselves – are a must visit in summer on the Costa del Sol.

As summer takes hold up and down the Costa del Sol – with temperatures nudging 30 degrees celsius this week – many expats will be looking for something to do indoors to escape the heat at the warmest time of the day…

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Oasis de Guadalmina Baja – 3 luxury homes remain and show home now open

Author:   |  July 6th, 2018

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Oasis de Guadalmina Baja: a secluded and elegant residential project in one of Marbella’s most exclusive addresses.

We’ve got some great news about our VIVA Exclusive New Build Development, Oasis de Guadalmina Baja, which is that two beautiful, individually-designed townhouses and one villa are available and ready to move into, and we have now opened our onsite show home…

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Barack Obama to speak at Climate Change Conference in Porto

Author:   |  July 4th, 2018

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Barack Obama is the keynote speaker on climate change at Friday’s summit in Porto.

This Friday 6th July marks an important date in the global environmental events calendar, with the Climate Change Leadership Summit in Porto, Portugal. Organised by Chilean ex-professional tennis player and wine entrepreneur Pancho Campo, the international conference seeks to find practical short-term and long-term solutions for the agricultural sector, in order to defend itself from the consequences of global warming…

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Discover the classic Estepona... at its annual Feria

Author:   |  July 2nd, 2018

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Flamenco music will feature heavily at the annual Estepona Fair, which starts tomorrow.

For most expats, Estepona is a coastal town with beautiful, sandy beaches, quaint cobbled squares and rows of terraced houses in the Old Town adorned with colourful flowerpots. Or perhaps as the site of the Botanical Gardens-cum-Orchidarium and Selwo Nature Park…

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Quabit Casares Golf lunch party - a great success!

Author:   |  June 29th, 2018

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Very successful lunch party at Quabit Casares Golf

Local real estate agents were out in force on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate  the granting of building licences for ALL units at Quabit Casares Golf.

This Wednesday 27 June, VIVA marked a very special occasion at our Exclusive New Build Development, Quabit Casares Golf, where we hosted a lunch party with a superb paella, huge barbecue, drinks and live music at Brasserie de Arturo in the Casares Costa Golf clubhouse…

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