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Buy a penthouse in Marbella and Costa del Sol: pluses and minuses 16 Oct 19|Diego

Buying a penthouse on the beach is a dream of many people, but is it justified? At first sight, penthouses are the “kings” of apartments, something that is directly reflected in the price. Views are the factor usually mentioned at the top of the list and in Costa del Sol this is an especially relevant…

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Why buying my home offplan is a good option in Marbella 26 Sep 19|Diego

Buying offplan or 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 for purchase is very low….

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The revolution of industrialized construction shines in Estepona 23 Sep 19|Diego

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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Tradition? Modernity? Why not both? This is Marbella 18 Sep 19|Diego

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, the hidden treasure…. at our feet 16 Sep 19|Diego

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, an area located just east of Marbella, which often goes unnoticed compared to other luxury real estate areas. This is…

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The top 5 marinas in Costa del Sol 11 Sep 19|Diego

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: the Marbella legend lives on 10 Sep 19|Diego

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 19|Diego

Breeam 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 the design…

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Technology, design, in town, views, nice price… no way! 5 Sep 19|Diego

Modern design, high-tech domotics, incredible views, walking distance to town, good prices… are you serious? Yes, we are in Estepona, the locomotive of the current expansive real estate cycle in Costa del Sol. Proof of this is the launch of new urbanized areas in its territory, with high quality developments planned or already in their…

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Does luxury exist west of the New Golden Mile…? 30 Aug 19|Diego

If you hear the word “Casares” and you know what we are talking about, ir means you are well acquainted with Costa del Sol. Caught between the much larger territories of Estepona and Manilva municipalities, with just 2 kilometers of coast, this hidden treasure lacks the international superstar status of Puerto Banus or Marbella Golden…

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Is it all about luxury in Puerto Banús? 28 Aug 19|Diego

Traditionally, Puerto Banús has been a byword for luxury shops and restaurants, high-end cars, yatchs and, of course, high prices. In fact, the price of a square meter of real estate is close to € 5,000, and we are talking mainly about resales of traditional homes built a few decades ago. Nevertheless, if you are…

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