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5 reasons to buy a Holiday Home in Costa del Sol or Costa Blanca.

5 reasons to buy a Holiday Home in Costa del Sol or Costa Blanca.

You need a real change? You are bored by the cold of United Kingdom and you are looking for sun, good climate, and a paradise life? You must go to Spain!! Especially to the Costa del Sol or Costa Blanca which are the two costs with better climate in Spain. THE COSTA DEL SOL AND THE COSTA BLANCA According to a study made by franchise estate agent’s Iberia Real Estate, 20% of foreigners plan on buying a holiday home in Spain and most of them plan on buying on the Costa del Sol or on the Costa Blanca thanks to its good quality of life and its Mediterranean climate. Those two costs are very famous in the real estate market because foreigners use to buy over there. They are also very famous for its tourism sector, that’s why it is very interesting to acquire a property in those two areas especially as a holiday home. REASONS FOR BUYING A HOLIDAY HOME THE MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE You will be lucky to enjoy a fantastic climate buying a holiday home in one of those two Costas! The summer is very hot, that’s why the beaches are the best place to be on by that time of the year. Moreover it’s a real pleasure to live over there during the winter which is very sweet. The people living on the Costa del Sol speak about more than 330 sunny days per year.     2. THE PRICE   Buying a property in Spain will result you cheaper than in your own country. More exactly it could be 50% cheaper because of the collapse...
7 Important Considerations for Buying a Home

7 Important Considerations for Buying a Home

When you are thinking about buying a property on the Costa del Sol, there are many things to consider in order to ensure that no costly mistakes are made. If it isn’t done with certain considerations in mind, buying a property in Marbella, Estepona or Benahavis could cost you more than you bargained for.  The process of house buying can be a source of major stress wherever you are. This is why Paradise Marbella pulls out all the stops to make sure that our customers always get the best deal – whichever side of the fence they’re on. Our team of experts know very well the pitfalls and common errors made when buying and selling property. There are certainly some golden rules to follow. Houses for sale on the Costa del Sol can be very tempting; this we understand. It can be very exciting searching for a new property, but before you rush in and buy based on its mind-blowing aesthetics, though, it would be prudent to have assessed the property fully. 1. Don’t judge a book by its cover Your first impressions are important, but they are not all. Sellers will of course be looking to secure the best price for their property and so are likely to put some effort into improving the facilities and appearance of the property before putting it on the market. This is great on one hand, and potentially deceiving on another. The overall appearance of a room can be misleading, so it’s important to study the structure of the place. Look out for appliances that are past their ‘use by’ date, and...
What are the Living Costs for an Expat in Spain?

What are the Living Costs for an Expat in Spain?

When trying to price up a move to the Costa del Sol, it’s only reasonable to consider the costs involved in your whole new lifestyle, not only the cost of buying a property in Marbella, for example. You may be considering how far your income will stretch in Spain, given that it can be a little costly to get set up somewhere new, especially abroad. Fortunately, Spain is still on the cheap side for expats when compared to many other places in Europe, when it comes to living expenses. The cost has actually been going down, which is no doubt good news and some areas popular with tourists and have seen prices declining in shops. Costs haven’t changed too much over the last few years, since the relatively recent economic crisis kept living costs here in Spain from rising excessively. It is worth noting that fluctuations in currency rates between the Euro and the US dollar have significantly affected the numbers when it comes to cost of living. Below you will find a little insight into the basic costs of living, to give you a bit of an idea about what you can expect when investing in your Costa del Sol dream home! Utility bills Electric bills for a couple can be around 40€ per month. Note that if you use air conditioning in the hotter months, this can raise another thirty percent on average. Gas bills for a couple are around the same at approximately 40€ per month. Note that a furnace that runs on gas could significantly bump up the gas bill in winter by another 35€...
Summer Festivities in the South of Spain

Summer Festivities in the South of Spain

As a country Spain is well-known for its colourful, passionate and vibrant celebrations that take place throughout the year and throughout the country due to a large number of different themes and occasions. Whether it be a feria, a fiesta or a carnaval the Spanish never miss an opportunity to express their romantic nature through music and dance, gastronomic delights, beautiful costumes or fantastic performances. Such celebrations are characteristic of Spain and the lifeblood of the Spanish people. Should you be in the market for a Golden mile property for sale or Puerto Banus properties for sale some detailed information on this topic can be of great help. Types of festivities The majority of Spain’s traditional festivals are religious in their origin, such as the `carnaval´ that represents a period of indulgence before lent. Other traditional celebrations are held for important dates in the religious calendar, such as the Holy Week or the days of patron saints particular to each town or village. There are also more particular ferias and fiestas that celebrate age-old traditions of food or wine, flamenco or bullfighting right up to even more bizarre events that earn international attention such as La Tomatina in Bunol near Valencia, where attendees throw tomatoes at each other. In addition to this, Spain also has its fair share of modern festivals that include international music festivals and gay pride marches. Dress While it’s not obligatory to wear costumes at special events, the magnificent traditional outfits of locals may be enough to make anyone wearing ordinary clothes feel jealous. The most famous of these is the flamenco dress that originates...
The Fascinating Facts about Spain

The Fascinating Facts about Spain

The Good Spanish Property News First The South of Spain has a lot to be proud of, and this includes a rich and diverse history. But, and definitely worth a mention is how the country made a comeback from one of the worst economic crisis in history. The Spanish property crash left a hole in this great nation and pushed people to the breaking point. Thanks to foreign investors taking an interest in property for sale on Costa del Sol, and even Spanish villas for sale, beachfront property in Spain, and so on; Spain today is officially back in the green. Many experts are declaring full economic recovery which includes the Spanish property market. Fascinating Facts about Spain We all know that the Spaniards are famous for Sangria, Paella, Flamenco and the Siesta.  But there is so much more to this rich and diverse country. Spain has been around for quite some time, like for thousands of years, and as you can well imagine, lots of interesting things have happened since. España (you won’t believe what it means) Spain has had a number of different names in its past.  North African inhabitants who crossed over first from Straits of Gibraltar called it Iberia (Land of the Rivers.)  When the Greeks invaded they named it Hesperia meaning land of the setting sun.  Then in 300 BC, when the Carthaginians came to the land, they named it ‘Ispania,’ which means ‘land of the rabbits.  The Romans then later gave it the Latin spin of ‘Hispania,’ which over time has become España.  But the meaning stays the same so Spain is still...
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