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Real Estate in Marbella; it’s ups & downs

  It’s downs: We might just as well start with the bad news and get it out of the way. Last year the Supreme Court gave a lot of homeowners in Marbella a terrible shock by annulling the zoning plan … Continue reading

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Troubled golf courses attract innovative investors

Distressed market A glut of new courses and declining demand punished the market, while lenders left the market for a variety of reasons. What lending is done is extremely fragmented, with high interest rates and loan-to-value ratios around 50 percent, … Continue reading

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Real estate industry zooms in on drones

More and more real estate pros are planning to use drones professionally to promote their business. It’s a great way to take photos or video of a property you’re trying to sell. So offers drone manufacturing company Parrot a sneak … Continue reading

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Coastal developments in Spain show competitive advantage over other global hotspots

As interest in global hotspots like London, Hong Kong, Singapure and New York seems to be waning of late, overseas investors show renewed appetite for real estate in coastal areas and prime City. The latest data from the Bank of … Continue reading

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Real Estate in Spain gets an enormous boost

Apparently the “smart money” thinks that real estate prices have dropped enough and have shown a keen interest in distressed properties lately. As we already mentioned in our post of April 16th , not only big investors like Blackstone have … Continue reading

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Foreign investor enthusiasm not limited to Spanish real estate

Foreign investors poured $ 238 million into iShares MSCI Spain Capped ETF during the first three months of this year. This is the most for any country since 2002 according to data compiled by Bloomberg. In our post of 2nd … Continue reading

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Splendid building plot of 155.000 m2 for sale in Marbella

Multi-purpose building plot in Marbella Tucked away between two luxury residential area’s there is a prime peace of real estate available for: Promoters who want to develop this building plot into a high end residential area, either by building top … Continue reading

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Property sales likely to increase as banks seek to offload bad assets

Bad assets weighing on bank Spanish banks are stuck with as much as 40 billion euros of repossessed real estate are under increasing pressure to sell as prices fall and investors return to the market. High maintenance costs and complicated … Continue reading

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Real Estate in Spain gets a boost from foreigners, seeking residency

Foreigners from outside of the EU, who invest a minimum of €500.000,- in Spanish real estate, can get residency. Encouraged by very promissing results from a similar program in Portugal, the Spanish government recently enacted legislation that grants residency to … Continue reading

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The New Entrepreneur Can Command Beginner’s Luck

It has often been said that without luck, the beginning entrepreneur simply won’t make it. Without an invisible hand to guide him safely through the many obstacles, his initiatives are doomed to fail. Maybe there’s a way to contend for … Continue reading

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