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5 Properties You'll Love This November

Author:   |  November 16th, 2018

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myVIVA users’ top 5 property picks for this mid-November Friday!

Here at VIVA, we’re always looking for ways for you to get more out of your property search. That’s why today we’ve brought you 5 of the hottest deals out here on the Costa del Sol, according to myVIVA users’ most saved properties, of which three have significant price reductions

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Half a million properties to have been sold in Spain by the end of 2018

Author:   |  November 14th, 2018

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Could 2018 be the most fruitful year in terms of property sales since 2008? Recent official statistical data certainly points to this outcome.

Following on from recent Notary data, the Spanish National Institute of Statistics yesterday published its own findings with regards to the number of real estate operations and property registrations in September compared to the same month in 2017…

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5 things to do in Marbella this autumn

Author:   |  November 12th, 2018

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La Concha from Puerto Banús: two of Marbella’s most iconic views and great to explore in autumn.

With the arrival of autumn, many non-residents, holiday-makers or newly-arrived expats on the Costa del Sol may be asking what else is there to do now that summer vacation months of July, August and September have been and gone…

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Notary data shows slight increase in property transactions in September

Author:   |  November 9th, 2018

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The number of property transactions registered by notaries in September was marginally up against 2017, while their value increased by 2.5% on average.

Data published yesterday by the Spanish Association of Notaries points to a very slight year-on-year rise in property transactions across Spain in September, following the extraordinary advances made in August compared to the same month in 2017…

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Investment in Spanish Real Estate in 2018 Could Be Heaviest in a Decade

Author:   |  November 7th, 2018

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Investment in office space, hotels and the retail sector in Spain is set to reach 10-year highs by the end of 2018.

As we have been saying for several months now, 2018 has been a fantastic year for Spanish property in terms of increased monthly and quarterly sales statistics, a sustained nationwide average home value growth and reactivation of employment and company creation within the sector…

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House prices up again in October by 5.3%

Author:   |  November 5th, 2018

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House prices in Spain continue their monthly surge in October.

Real estate valuations firm Tinsa has just published today its monthly IMIE report, which tracks the evolution of house prices and shows their year-on-year variation and net recovery since reaching their highest ever levels before the economic downturn (which seems a very distant memory now)…

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Mortgage approvals in Spain up 6.8% in August

Author:   |  November 2nd, 2018

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Mortgage approvals increased in Spain in August, correlating with soaring transaction volumes.

Data released by the Spanish National Institute of Statistics this week shows that there were a total of 28,755 mortgage approvals countrywide during the month of August, representing a growth of 6.8% compared to the same month in 2017…

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Sierra Nevada: Spain’s Best Ski Resort

Author:   |  October 31st, 2018

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Spain in the snow: Sierra Nevada is a top choice for skiers and snowboarders alike this winter.

Now that the clocks have gone back, the temperature has gone down a few degrees in most of Europe and summer holidays seem like a distant memory, many families will be turning their attention towards Christmas and, specifically, a trip to the snow over the festive period

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Mobile Payment Apps to Help Facilitate a “Cashless Society”

Author:   |  October 29th, 2018

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Mobile payment apps are set to take on an increased market share over the coming months and years.

For better or for worse, the mobile phone – or smartphone – has become an intrinsic part of our daily lives and is the single device that most people simply could not envisage life without. From its bread and butter functionality such as calling and sending messages to the more advanced social media, banking and email “apps”, it is a cornerstone of modern popular culture…

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5 Most Viewed Properties in October

Author:   |  October 26th, 2018

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VIVA users are giving the following properties a 5-star rating, based on their popular searches!

At VIVA, we’re always looking for new ways to bring you the latest and best Costa del Sol real estate, so we’ve rounded up the most sought-after properties this month from all the apartments, penthouses, townhouses and villas on the market on the entire Coast, including inland areas…

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