New build or resale property?

For many people wishing to buy on the Costa del Sol, the decision to buy a new build or a resales property is a very big one indeed, but one which varies according to individual taste.

For decades, expats have been spoilt for choice in terms of what and where to buy in the area. Top-quality properties up and down the Coast range from coquettish town-centre apartments, exclusive penthouses and attractive townhouses to palatial villas and fincas on picturesque hillsides…

Where to buy?

There is also an enviable variety of different areas for buyers to put down their roots, from the western limits of the Costa del Sol in Sotogrande to its easternmost point past the provincial capital of Málaga, as well as inland towns and villages famous for their outstanding natural beauty.

New Development in Marbella

New Development in Marbella

It is clear that each prospective homeowner is different, so the “what type of property do I buy?” question rather boils down to individual preference.


Resales properties are often in established communities with well-developed amenities and transport links. They may also feature charming architectural details or a converted or extended space, which elicit an emotional reaction from the prospective buyer. Perhaps the biggest draw, though, is physically being able to tour a resales property, since the bricks and mortar are already in place.

Luxury villa in Estepona

Luxury villa in Estepona

New Build Developments

On the other hand, new build properties have the allure of being brand new: a clean slate to do with it as you wish, since you are the first owner. In some cases, the purchaser can personalise the property with custom features or obtain upgraded fixtures and fittings over the course of construction, so as to set it apart from other similar properties.

New build properties for sale on the Costa del Sol

New build properties invariably also have good energy efficiency, comply with current building regulations and tend to feature an increasing level of integrated technology, while ongoing homeownership costs are relatively low. 

So where do we come in?

At VIVA, we are proud to cover all bases in this regard, boasting over 13,500 property listings. Not only do we specialise in every type of resales property imaginable, but we also have a spectacular portfolio of developments and new build projects.

And now for the very first time you can sign up to our New Developments Newsletter, enabling you to keep up to date with all the latest new developments, specifically within your desired location!  All you have to do is let us know your preferred area and leave the rest to us…

Do not hesitate to contact us for further information!