Author: Carolyn Mowlem

Author: Carolyn Mowlem - total articles: 10

Megayacht marina for Málaga on the horizon

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Málaga city is a favourite port of call for many of the world’s most iconic of luxury superyachts.

Featuring on the itineraries of many of the world’s largest, fastest and plushest of superyachts for several years, Málaga city’s Port Authority has recently announced its intention to create a megayacht marina to serve as a connecting hub for private, multimillion dollar superyachts sailing the well-trodden route between the Caribbean and the Mediterranean…

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Author: 23/04/2018 [0] Comments 

Costa del Sol golf resort wins ‘best in Europe award’… again!

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The Costa del Sol’s prestigious Finca Cortesín Hotel, Golf & Spa has been awarded the ‘Best European Golf Resort’ title for the second year running.

Based in Casares – on the western Costa del Sol – the prestigious Finca Cortesín Hotel, Golf & Spa has been awarded the coveted title ‘best European golf resort’ for the second year running, by high-profile golfing website Leading Courses…

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Author: 06/03/2018 [0] Comments 

Málaga property sales highest since 2008

There are luxury properties galore in Marbella, while the lower end of the market is also well-served for foreign buyers.

Of the 30,300 residential properties sold in Málaga province in 2017, close to 30% were acquired by overseas purchasers.

Last year, the province of Málaga – home to the Costa del Sol – registered no fewer than 30,300 residential property sales, a hefty 14.6% increase on figures for 2016, according to the College of Registrars, and the highest number since 2008…

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Author: 01/03/2018 [0] Comments 

61,000+ Spanish properties sold to foreign buyers in 2017

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Foreign buyers accounted for 13.1% of Spanish property purchases in 2017, equating to more than 61,000 homes.

A report published on Monday by Spain’s Property Registrars confirms that during Q4 of last year, foreign purchasers accounted for 13.6% of Spanish property transactions – representing the highest percentage recorded for the last eight consecutive quarters – while for 2017 as a whole, the figure stood at 13.1%, equating to slightly more than 61,000 homes…

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Author: 23/02/2018 [0] Comments 

Three Kings Procession to light up the Costa del Sol

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A scene from the Three Kings Procession, where expats can expect an enjoyable, family-friendly evening.

For many of us, the euphoria and over-indulgences of Christmas are well and truly over and the excesses of New Year’s Eve have prompted us to put our best foot forward and enact our New Year’s Resolutions for 2018…

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Author: 05/01/2018 [0] Comments 

Santa Barbara Heights news update

SBHWith completion scheduled for October 2019, it’s great news that the Santa Barbara Heights building licence is now in place… not to mention the fact that blocks 1 & 3 are already sold out… and that block 2 has just been released!…

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Author: 08/12/2017 [0] Comments 

Stealing the Show!

Mini-GalleryWith numerous stands featuring a wide range of Costa del Sol companies, from architecture, construction, home improvements and furniture… to interior and exterior design, real estate, lawyers, insurance, finance and more, over 1,300 people attended the fourth edition of the Home Fair Costa del Sol expo last weekend which, for the first time in its history was held in Marbella. And, if we do say so ourselves, it was VIVA’s adjacent exhibition stands – one showcasing Santa Barbara Heights in Mijas Costa and the other featuring Quabit Casares Golf between Estepona and Sotogrande that stole the show…

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Author: 31/10/2017 [0] Comments 

It’s showtime in Marbella!

HF blog 1Running at the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos – near Marbella’s landmark ‘Copper Tower’ – from tomorrow, Friday 27 October until Sunday, 29 October 2017, the Home Fair Costa del Sol is the must-visit place to be this weekend whether you already live here or are just enjoying a sunny autumn break in southern Spain…

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Author: 26/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Santa Barbara Heights… a star is born!

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Santa Barbara Heights – a new breed of luxury living on the Costa del Sol.

Thursday, 9 October, was a very special day for the Costa del Sol. It was the day on which CLC World’s exciting new luxury development Santa Barbara Heights – where over 40% of the stunning exclusive homes have been sold in little more than two months – was presented to the more than 100 real estate agents and other guests attending the magnificent launch party at California Beach Resort in Mijas Costa

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Author: 13/10/2017 [0] Comments 

The €20 note that’s worth €9,000

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The prize hasn’t yet been claimed, so go and check all your €20 notes right now!

Back at the beginning of September, Pablo Motos, the host of Antena 3’s popular Spanish TV series ‘El Hormiguero’ (The Anthill), introduced a €20 note into circulation, at the same time offering a €6,000 reward to whoever found it…

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Author: 26/09/2017 [0] Comments 
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