Author: Carolyn Mowlem

Author: Carolyn Mowlem - total articles: 10

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!


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


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 

Property sales up 11% in Málaga province

All signs were positive in February, with mortgages, sales and prices strengthening.

In terms of property sales, nationally Málaga province was in fourth place, behind Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante.

According to the latest data from Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE), and published last week, no fewer than 15,185 property transactions were recorded in the province of Málaga in the first six months of this year…

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Author: 14/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Going for gold in Málaga!

untitledThis week, Málaga is well and truly in the spotlight as the city plays host to the 21st edition of the World Transplant Games, with 2,300 athletes from more than 50 different countries competing in a total of 17 sports disciplines being held at no fewer than 11 venues in and around the capital of the Costa del Sol…

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Author: 27/06/2017 [0] Comments 

Málaga airport: a record-breaking May


May’s impressive figures bring to a total of 6,487,745 the number of passengers passing through Málaga airport in the first five months of 2017.

For the first time in its history, no fewer than 1.8 million passengers passed through Málaga airport in the shoulder month of May 2017, an increase of 11.2% on figures for the same period in 2016. To put that into perspective, that’s 200,000 more than in June last year – when 1.6 million passengers transited through the terminal – and 100,000 more than the total for September 2016 as well…

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Author: 19/06/2017 [0] Comments 

Free classes at Marbella’s leading yoga studio


Radiant Yoga Marbella: the most innovative dedicated yoga studio in town. ©Gary Edwards

Entering their 4th year on a high, Radiant Yoga Marbella – the most innovative dedicated yoga studio in town – is celebrating by offering free classes at their Open Day on Saturday, 3rd June, when Radiant devotees and newcomers alike will be welcomed with open arms and can sample an exciting array of yoga styles – including Rocket Ashtanga, Yin Yang Yoga, Aerial Yoga and Hot Strala Yoga – all for free…

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Author: 01/06/2017 [0] Comments 

Málaga: Spain’s most ‘dynamic’ property market

Spain's real estate sector is beginning to build in greater volumes once again.

With building licences for new housing projects up by 55% in Málaga in 2016, the province – together with Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante – leads the field.

A new report published last month by BBVA Bank and entitled Situación Inmobiliaria España (‘Spain Real Estate Outlook’), puts Málaga – which of course includes the Costa del Sol – firmly in the frame as the province to have registered the highest percentage of homes sold in Spain with demand increasing by almost 15% between 2014 and 2016…

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Author: 11/04/2017 [0] Comments 

Property buyers’ wishlists dominated by Spain


Málaga province – home to the incomparable Costa del Sol – has shot to first place in Q1 2017 on’s latest Top 50 Hotspots Index.

Only last month,’s Top of the Props report showed that with Spanish real estate accounting for more than one in seven of its enquiries – equating to the country’s highest level of activity since 2013 – Spain was in pole position on the property portal’s top 10 destinations. So, here we are just a few short weeks later, and there’s more good news because Málaga province – home to our very own incomparable Costa del Sol – has shot to the first place in Q1 2017 on’s latest Top 50 Hotspots Index. It’s the very first time that Spain has ever been awarded the number one slot, and that’s not all…

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Author: 29/03/2017 [0] Comments 
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