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Buying a holiday home to let out in Spain
If you are considering buying a holiday home in Spain, with particular interest on the Costa del Sol, then 2018 is definitely the year to get started. The opportunity to earn substantial rental income on a holiday home in Marbella has never been bett [...]
Marbella Property - Why you should invest now
There is no denying that Marbella and the Costa del Sol remains a top destination for tourists the world over, and one of the best places to buy property. Whether you want to invest in Marbella property for rental income, buy a second holiday home or [...]
Robert de Niro launches adult only Marbella Hotel
Following the successful launch of Spain´s first Nobu restaurant owned by Robert de Niro and chef Nobu Matsuhisa in 2017. The partners are excited to announce the opening of Nobu Hotel on March 29th, 2018 which is part of an elite adult only luxury [...]
Marbella is the municipality with the most income for holiday homes in summer
The home rental company Homeaway has published a study on the profits of private individuals who rent out their holiday homes and points out that eight municipalities of Malaga are among the ten most popular destinations in summer, being also those t [...]
Buying a Property Off-Plan in Spain – Safely
Buying property off-plan is back in Spain again, with developers keen to sell properties before they are built and purchasers equally keen to buy at a lower price, pre-construction. So, here are some recommendation to take in consideration when buyin [...]
Estepona attracting investment – 430 touristic apartments
Investment fund HIG Capital has signed an agreement with real estate developer Neinor Homes for the purchase of 430 apartments located in the Valle Romano. This is the seventh investment of the company in Spain in the last three years. “Spain represe [...]
Invitation to urban walkways of biodiversity in Marbella
A network of green itineraries in the middle of the urban spaces in Marbella, San Pedro and las Chapas will lead you to surroundings that are not far-removed and the richness of the existing biodiversity in the city is tantalizing and many times we a [...]
The Spanish economy grew 3.2% in 2016
In 2016, the Spanish economy outperformed all the forecasts made by expert organizations, which had been expecting a slowdown in the early part of the year. Instead, the Spanish economy grew 3.2% in 2016, the same pace as the previous year, according [...]
San Pedro is presented in Fitur as “south gate” of the Sierra de las Nieves
San Pedro Alcántara will hold this year at the International Tourism Fair of Madrid Fitur 2017 a commitment to nature tourism and will be presented as a ‘south gate’ to the Sierra de Las Nieves. In the exhibitor of Marbella will be projected a p [...]
The profitability of housing as an investment grows to 6.3%
Real estate investment in Spain, in any of the products analyzed by Idealista, offered at the end of 2016 rates of return higher than those recorded a year earlier. These yields multiply by four, in the worst case, those of the 10-year State Bonds (1 [...]
Why buy property on the Costa del Sol?
Now, you can argue about the quality of life – some people say that life on the Costa del Sol isn’t all it’s cut out to be – but you can’t really argue about the weather. The Costa del Sol, and especially the area around Marbella, has the b [...]
The Costa del Sol has the largest amount of new housing available in all the Mediterranean
The Costa del Sol has the largest amount of new housing available in all the Mediterranean costal areas, with 2,482 new properties. The Costa Blanca comes next with 2,110, according to data given by ST-Valuation Society (ST) at the end of last year. [...]
What you should really pre-empt before selling your property
When selling your property in Spain, many sellers are not fully aware of what they are going to have to calculate in terms of costs before getting the real net figure. When you have made the decision of selling your property you ought to consider the [...]
Forget red, white or rosé: The future of Spanish wine is blue
A Spanish start-up has come up with an ingenious, or some would say ‘blasphemous’, modern twist on traditional vino. Forget red, white or rosé: The future of Spanish wine is blue. Just as alcopops shook up the alcoholic drinks industry in the 19 [...]
Top 12 Things Spain is Famous for in the world
Spain, as a country is so easy and yet so difficult to describe. The not-so-little, oh-so-pretty and eye-stabbing-beautiful country of Spain is undoubtedly one of the best countries of the world thanks to it’s all round aspect of great food, people [...]
Marbella English Schools - Private International
Marbella English Schools offer great education to all international residents and visitors. So, if you are becoming attached to the Costa del Sol and are thinking about spending more time in the area with your children, click on any link below to get [...]
Los Flamingos a true luxury oasis
Since we list many properties along Costa del Sol,Status Homes would like to share a bit more information with you about the stunning Los Flamingos. The area offers you a unique combination of location, environment and facilities for a superb quality [...]
Swedish demand for Spanish property increases by more than 20%
Swedish demand for Spanish property increases by more than 20% in Spain, with the number of property sales increasing in the last four quarters, according to data from Shario and the Property Registrars Registradores. According to the figures, sales [...]
Why are new-build Marbella properties so popular
Complexes featuring contemporary styling and comforts are not only highly desired in Marbella, the demand for this has also increased in the most popular cities and regions across the world. Internationally, the current trend clearly favours clean, m [...]
Marbella Top 10 Luxury Wellness & Spas
Spas in the majority of 4- and 5-star hotels, large numbers of internationally-renowned establishments dedicated to preventive medicine, slimming and cosmetic surgery combined in Marbella’s unique microclimate complete the picture, making it one of [...]
Properties in Spain Taking Less Time to Sell
The Costa del Sol has always been a popular place to buy property, although those wanting to sell may have struggled to find a buyer with so many homes on the market. But this year has brought positive news, Properties in Spain Taking Less Time to Se [...]
In November British Tourist spending in Spain grew 17%
Regardless of the impact of Brexit on the pound’s value against the euro, in November British Tourist spending in Spain grew 17% as compared to the same month in 2015. The data from the National Statistics Institute (INE) shows that Brits spent € [...]
Spain still has second-highest life expectancy in the world
NEW figures have showing: Spain still has second-highest life expectancy in the world Newly released figures by the OECD have shown the country has more than 100,000 people aged over 100. Average life expectancy in Spain is now 83.2, just 0.2 years l [...]
Demand for a dream property in Spain
SPANISH construction is in rude health if the abundance of new property ventures, both residential and commercial, is anything to go by. The real estate market in Madrid is now on fire with foreign investment increasing dramatically since the first s [...]
Remember to think like Bill Gates when investing in Spanish property 2017!
Spanish property investment in 2013 was seen as something of a busted flush, but Gates is not your average investor – he saw the long game, identified the forthcoming recovery and is now reaping the rewards. Remember to think like Bill Gates when i [...]
Solid price rise momentum predicted for Spanish property over next four years
Finally, a stable government is in place in Spain, with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy firmly in the saddle. So things look good for Spain yet again, which is good news for you if you’re looking to buy property in Spain online in 2017. Real estate co [...]
American demand for Spanish property rises 25%
The US election result has prompted a surge in the number of enquiries from the United States about purchasing Spanish property, according to one of the country`s leading independent real estate agencies. The number of searches for property for sale [...]
Spain’s Golden Visa scheme picks up steam
Following a somewhat slow start when the scheme was initially launched in 2013, Spain’s ‘Golden Visa’ initiative has gained a bit of traction, accounting for €911 million in property investment up until the end of 2015. Aimed at helping bolst [...]
UK to Spain Flight Market Named The Largest In Europe
The UK to Spain flight market has been named the largest in Europe this winter, according to the latest Official Airline Guide (OAG) data. Compared to last year’s winter season, the market has grown by over 12% for the number of seats and flights b [...]
MORTGAGE NEWS: Interest rates just keep going down
Eurozone mortgage base rates were down again in november, the tenth consecutive month of negative rates. 12-month Euribor – the rate used to calculate most mortgage repayments in Spain – came in at -0.074 in November, down from -0.069 in October, [...]
Play for birdies every day in Marbella!
Marbella has the largest number of golf courses in continental Europe. 15 of the highest quality courses, where many international events have been held and where golf can be played 365 days a year without the need of a sweater. A golfing paradise. P [...]
Spain healthiest country to live in Europe!
Spain is still the healthiest place to live in Europe, and possibly the world, according to the medical journal Lancet, with an average of 70.9 years of healthy living, and a life expectancy of 81.4 years. [...]
Market moving forward
The price of Spanish housing is growing at a much faster rate than the euro zone average, exceeding it for seven consecutive quarters. The latest data shows that the second quarter of 2016 witnessed a 3.8 per cent increase, lower than Jan-Mar figures [...]
Costa del Sol to hotels make big investments over winter months
Months of record-breaking tourist numbers have encouraged additional investment in the hotel industry on the Costa del Sol, with 27 companies looking to spend a total of €56 million to improve their establishments over the coming winter months. The [...]
Status Quo rocks to a full house at Marbella’s Starlite Festival
The quarry in Nagueles was full to capacity, the tickets completely sold out as Status Quo took to the stage where fans were enthralled with such hits as 'I am in the Army Now', Rockin' all over the World' Matchstick Men and Caroline amongst a pletho [...]
Status Homes Recommends Where to Eat well in Marbella: Best Local Restaurants
This Andalusian city of Marbella in southern Spain boasts 326 days of sunshine a year, enticing beaches, homely fish restaurants and a bustling tourist life. The busy seaside boardwalk of Paseo Marítimo, the upscale port of Puerto Banús [...]
Marbella starts a summer that is expected to reach another record season in terms of tourism
The forecasts estimated the delegation of Tourism of Marbella, based on statistics that are occurring from Easter, point to an increase of up to 10 percent over the previous summer. To meet this demand, the City has provided, among other things, the [...]
FOREIGEN DEMAND: Up 16pc in Q1, British market still strong despite Brexit fear and weaker pound
The latest housing market figures from the Property Registrars show that foreign demand for property in Spain increased by 16.4% in the first quarter, with British demand still growing strongly despite a weaker pound and Brexit fears. There were 99, [...]
Status Homes brings you expert tips on how to increase your home value in Spain
If you are looking to sell your home in the near future, or if yours has been on the market with no bites as yet, you’ll be wanting to get the maximum sale price in the quickest time for it – to make it an easy transition to your new home. Improv [...]
Around Benahavís, Andalucía
The Costa del Sol in the South of Spain is a touristic hotbed. This year in 2016, more records are set to be broken for tourism. With each passing year it seems the Costa del Sol’s popularity soars. But, what is it about the Costa del Sol that is s [...]
Rick Parfitt of Status Quo is Rocking Marbella Real Estate
Retirement? A word that definitely isn't in Rick Parfitt's vocabulary. Musician and songwriter Rick Parfitt has had an illustrious music career, spanning over 5 decades and continues today. When it comes to 'shelf life', Status Quo broke record sales [...]
In 2016 Forget Timeshare and Just Buy a Second Holiday Home on the Costa del Sol
The Spanish coastline in the South of Spain guarantees you a lot of things: A suntan or possibly a sunburn if you don’t wear sunscreen Some of the best seafood you’ve probably ever tasted Some of the best golf courses in the world Kilometers of some of th [...]
Top 10 Reason’s Why You Should Buy a Holiday Home in Marbella
There are many reasons why anyone might want to buy a property in the Marbella area. Its amazing weather and luxury lifestyle are well renowned, but industry insiders agree that a weak euro, pre-recession property prices and a forecast of dwindling h [...]