Author: Carolyn Mowlem

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


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

Cabalgata Reyes

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!


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 
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