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Los Granados Puerto Banus, Marbella


Los Granados Puerto Banus is a well known, luxurious urbanization located frontline beach with great views, only a few minutes’ walk to all the amenities the port has to offer and very tranquil. There are two phases, phase I is built in a U-shape so you have various orientations towards the sun. The properties in…

Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club, Benahavis


Los Arqueros has been build around the Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club in Benahavis at a short drive to the beach, Puerto Banus and Marbella centre. The bar and restaurant of the golf clubhouse are open to everybody and for members there are other facilities available such as tennis, paddle and squash and an…

Los Granados de Cabopino, Marbella East, properties for sale


Los Granados de Cabopino is a luxurious frontline beach community, located at a short walk to the port of Cabopino in Marbella East. Los Granados de Cabopino is a gated urbanization with 24-hour security, beautiful landscaped gardens from where you have direct access to the great beaches of Cabopino, two communal outdoor swimming pool plus…

La Zagaleta Golf and Country Club, Benahavis


La Zagaleta Golf and Country Club or La Zagaleta as most people refer to it, is located in Benahavis on the road to Ronda and a short drive to the coast and places such as Marbella, Puerto Banus and Estepona. It is one of the most exclusive communities to live in, in Europe due to…

Sierra Blanca, Marbella


Sierra Blanca is one of the most exclusive residential addresses in Marbella. Located at about 300 meters above the sea on the foothills of the La Concha mountain you have great views towards Marbella, Puerto Banus, the Mediterranean Sea, Africa and Gibraltar. All the amenities such as the La Cañada shopping centre, the port of…

El Madroñal, Benahavis, Costa del Sol


El Madroñal is located on the road to Ronda in Benahavis and is an oasis of tranquillity at only a short drive to Marbella centre, Puerto Banus and beaches. Amenities are close by in La Heredia and Monte Halcones with baker, supermarket, bars and restaurant. If you would like to get a country feeling, living…

Buying process of a property in Spain


Which steps to take when you have a verbal agreement? Reservation contract. At the moment you agree upon price and other basics, the seller has to take the property of the market. This is done by the so called signing of a reservation contract and the buyer has to make a deposit of usually €…

The notary in Spain


The notary in Spain is a party occupying a public position. They check the identity of the parties involved in the purchase and make sure that the money involved in the transaction is traceable. The notary however has no responsibility regarding the content of the deeds drawn up. For example a notary will not check…

The lawyer in Spain


Why we always advise you to get your own independent lawyer, who looks after your interests only during a real estate transaction. You are buying in Spain, a country with different laws and customs than you are probably familiar with. Furthermore there is usually a large sum of money involved so it would be wise…

Running costs of a property


Besides the standard costs of owning a property such as maintenance, cleaning, repairs, utility, etc there are a few taxes and fees that have to be paid for by the owner. Property Ownership Tax (IBI in Spanish), the owner, being a Spanish resident or not, has to pay this local tax. It is calculated on…