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buy house offplan in Marbella

Why buying a house offplan is a good option in Marbella 26 Sep 2019|Manolo Alarcon

Buying an offplan house in Marbella or rather second hand? This is one the first questions a buyer has to decide before purchasing a property. If you really want be the first to live in your brand-new home, buying offplan is the most likely option, since the number of new properties already built and available…

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industrialized construction in Estepona

The revolution of industrialized construction shines in Estepona 23 Sep 2019|Manolo Alarcon

Fast, solid and sustainable. These are some of the advantages of the new industrialized system of construction which is revolutionizing the real estate market and is staging its triumphal entry in Costa del Sol: Vanian Valley, in Estepona, is the biggest such project in Spain. Forget about bricks, concrete and scaffolding. The new trend on…

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traditional homes in Marbella

Tradition? Modernity? Why not both? This is Marbella 18 Sep 2019|Manolo Alarcon

Traditional style homes are back in fashion in Marbella, but this time in combination with the sober lines of contemporary designs. Terracotta tiles on white concrete walls? Yes, of course. In areas of Nueva Andalucía, such as Las Brisas or Los Naranjos, there is a wide range of entirely refurbished villas, which have retained some…

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Rio Real East Marbella

Rio Real, East Marbella, the hidden treasure…. at our feet 16 Sep 2019|Manolo Alarcon

Sometimes treasures are not to be found in hidden places, but right at our feet, and we do not see them precisely because of that. This is to some extent what happens in Rio Real, in East Marbella, which often goes unnoticed compared to other luxury real estate areas. This is not the case of…

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charming villages in Marbella

Charming villages around Marbella… more than you imagine 12 Sep 2019|Manolo Alarcon

Have tourism and modern developments wiped out traditional Andalusian architecture and charming villages around Marbella? By no means! Narrow streets, whitewashed walls and the colour bursts of flowers are not a privilege of “Deep Andalusia”: you can find them in exquisitely preserved villages on the coast, just a few minutes drive from the beach (or…

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marinas in Costa del Sol

The top 5 marinas in Costa del Sol 11 Sep 2019|Manolo Alarcon

The marinas in Costa del Sol are much more than “boat parkings”, they are true epicenters of leisure, shopping, restaurants and fun. No surprise that many developments boast their closeness to some of these marinas. Among the dozen existing along the coastline, we have selected the top 5 to propose you a nice walk. Enjoy…

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Villarroel architect Marbella

Villarroel: the Marbella legend lives on 10 Sep 2019|Manolo Alarcon

It was 1974. Bolivian-born architect Melvin Villarroel had come to Marbella and staged a revolution with the construction of Puente Romano, a holiday resort including a hotel, apartments, villas, an elite tennis club and a commercial and restoration area. This was the root of the world famous Golden Mile and the birth of Marbella as…

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What is the Breeam certificate? 9 Sep 2019|Manolo Alarcon

The Breeam certificate is the most widely used environmental assessment method for nature-friendly construction. In simple terms, it sets the standard for best practices in construction and has become the recognized measure of a building’s environmental performance. The certificate evaluates various characteristics established during the different phases of construction, from the choice of materials to…

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new developments in Sotogrande

Sotogrande widens its horizons… in which direction? 6 Sep 2019|Manolo Alarcon

Sotogrande is undergoing a subtle transformation (or we rather should say it is widening its horizons). One of the most luxurious and exclusive residential areas in Europe —with elite golf clubs such as Real Club Sotogrande—, it is famous above all for its spectacular villas, inhabited only by the very rich. Nevertheless, Sotogrande —located in…

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new development in Estepona

New developments in Estepona town 5 Sep 2019|Manolo Alarcon

Modern design, high-tech domotics, incredible views, walking distance to the old town, good prices… are you serious? Yes, we are talking about new developments located right in Estepona town. The best example of this is called Panoramia, located right in Estepona town, the perfect choice for those who want it all (and which seems an…

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villa en Manilva

Villas at apartment prices? Where…!? 3 Sep 2019|Manolo Alarcon

Villas in Manilva, of course. This is the less exploited municipality of Costa del Sol, boasting well preserved natural beaches (the best in the region), extensive green areas, wonderful views of the African coast and Gibraltar (because it is the westernmost territory of Malaga province) and, since it is not yet fully developed, unbeatable value…

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