Marbella, Smart City

June 11, 2014 in Altavista Property, Marbella News, Puerto Banus Real Estate, San Pedro de Alcántara News by Michael Liggan


The city of Marbella will launch this summer a project to install four points of free Wi-Fi. One of them will be in the Plaza de la Iglesia in San Pedro, along with the Plaza de la Fontanilla and Plaza de los Naranjos in Marbella and Plaza Antonio Banderas in Puerto Banús.

This project will facilitate the deployment of fibre optic and Wi-Fi by several companies.

Marbella aspires to be considered smart, sustainable and healthy city. To that purpose the town has been incorporated into the Spanish Network of Cities for Climate and the Smart Cities Network.

Among the main measures promoted by the City to make Marbella a Smart City, are the Land Information System and digital agenda to coordinate up to 152 telematics processes.

We hope that all this will serve to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors to our wonderful and smart city.


Giving your kitchen a designer look

June 2, 2014 in Altavista Property, by Michael Liggan



Giving your kitchen a designer look is not as difficult as you might think and it will help up-selling your property.

To refresh your kitchen the main change is to think modern. Modern kitchens are mainly straight lines.

The key to a modern kitchen is getting the right cabinets. Cabinets with no handles but push to open, doors with a flat profile and a gloss finish.

If you want to go in a different direction, you can choose traditional-style handles and industrial-style suspended lights complemented with baskets, pot plants or fruit bowls.

A flat-pack-type kitchen is an option if you are in a tight budget.

Using space-saving corner units to open up dead space, opting for drawers over cupboards and using soft-touch drawer runners and door hinges are key to take advantage of space and storage.

Including lighting at floor level adds another dimension to your kitchen while lighting under overhead cupboards or breakfast bars also looks great.

A quality worktop will give your kitchen a work area durable enough to withstand every day use with that designer look that you want.

A splash-back gives a sophisticated feel to your kitchen and integrated appliances are minimalist and elegant while still being stylish.



Do you know the market of La Virginia in Marbella?

May 13, 2014 in Altavista Property, Costa del Sol Guide by Michael Liggan

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It is one of the most anticipated events related to handicrafts in Marbella and the Costa del Sol. This market organized by the residents of the urbanization of Virginia goes beyond traditional street-market to become a relevant social event.

The last edition held on Sunday showed about 60 stalls with antique gifts, toys, fashion and crafts in general.

The market takes place decades in the leafy residential area of ​​La Virginia with its narrow streets and Andalusian style.

In the market you can find not only jewellery, crafts and antiques, but also traditional dishes and exotic drinks. You cannot miss these charming spots in Marbella and the Costa del Sol!

What are your favourite hidden places in the Costa del Sol and Marbella?

Sign of the Times: Everyone is visiting “La Costa del Sol”

May 1, 2014 in Altavista Property, Costa del Sol Guide by Michael Liggan


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It is a fact, foreign buyers have returned in force to the Spanish property market. And it is not just private buyers but international investors are also in the market. This situation could create yet further opportunities for international buyers.

It is at the very top end of the market, where the wealthiest overseas buyers hunt for a place in the sun.

In the glamour areas of Marbella, Puerto Banús or Elviria on the Costa del Sol, there are even the first signs of a shortage of available property as coastal developments will always be attractive.
The Costa del Sol remains a glamorous hot spot for the rich and famous as in recent weeks we have seen several famous faces, celebrities and politicians visiting or acquiring properties. Names like Claire and Tony Blair, Antonio Banderas, the singer Prince or even Vladimir Putin.
At any rate, the Spanish market for high-end and luxury properties is proving popular with international buyers.

Marbella in the top 10

April 17, 2014 in Altavista Property, Costa del Sol Guide, by Michael Liggan

Marbella is ranking among the top 10 tourist destination in Spain, according to TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2014. It is the first time that Marbella has made it into the top 10. The importance of this awards is that is given by tourists themselves because of the quality of facilities and services the city has to offer. This is also a recognition for the efforts after years of investment in infrastructure and technology to update the offer in transport, hospitals, schools, museums theatres etc. All this has been an excellent way to reinforce the image of Marbella as a tourist destination. The promotion for Marbella and Andalusia is expected to help boosting local businesses as well as the housing market as many potential buyers will value all this important aspects of living in the Costa del Sol.

Along with a Mediterranean lifestyle, another top reason for buying a property in the Costa del Sol are lower rates. If you need help or just more information in this regard, please, feel free contact us.

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A stylish complex on the Costa del Sol

April 3, 2014 in Altavista Property, Costa del Sol Guide by Michael Liggan

Los Lagos (blog)The Costa del Sol is so well known that almost needs no introduction, but when it comes to buy a property you need to know the area and the local market inside out to benefit from the varied selection of fabulous properties and great opportunities available.

Imagine your dream home surrounded by golf courses, international schools, sandy beaches, trendy beach clubs, fabulous restaurants, boutiques and shopping centres and a wide range of services and facilities. The apartments are built to the highest standard and come with garage and storage room. Luxury finishes including travertine floors throughout the house, fully equipped kitchen, marble bathrooms, etc. All of these within 15-minute drive from Puerto Banús and Marbella. Malaga’s international is just 25-minute driving.

Yes, you are in Los Lagos de Santa María.

What’s more you get to choose from these easy to maintain luxurious apartments that combine quality, location and value in one package? Contact us now for more information on this fantastic opportunity!


Space travel to boost Spain’s property market

March 20, 2014 in Altavista Property, Spain News, by Michael Liggan


According to Mark Stucklin “changing technology like fast trains, or new business models like low cost air travel have helped lift the demand curve. If sub-orbital space travel becomes a reality, and not just limited to billionaires, then I imagine it would increase demand for high-end property in Spain. However, I can’t see it happening anytime soon.”

Sub-orbital flights are able to cut the London to Sydney journey time down from 21 hours in an aircraft to 2.2 hours, New York to Moscow from 9 hours 20 minutes to just one hour, and San Francisco to Singapore from 16 hours 50 minutes to 1.8 hours.

In similar direction, Liam Bailey points that “take second homes in Europe, right now demand is mainly restricted to European investors, who try to limit their travel to less than two hours”.

Contact us at Altavista Property to find out about great properties and opportunities in the Costa del Sol area, so we can make your dream a reality!


Rooms with more than a view!

March 3, 2014 in Altavista Property, Costa del Sol Guide, by Michael Liggan

Marbella is a mecca for anyone wanting to enjoy a beautiful harbour town and a stylish way of life. This property is  perfectly situated just on the front line of Marbella beach, on the beautiful promenade, is just a 2 minutes walk from the city centre and historic old town and 5 minutes walk from the Puerto Deportivo.

Overlooking Marbellas’s harbour with panoramic views that span southwards to the sea and northwards to Sierra Blanca, the apartment is a haven in the picturesque Costa del Sol; a fantastic paradise for a boating and yachting lifestyle.

There is plenty to discover and you are never far from a beach, a boat ride to hidden coves or an easy drive to any number of villages.

You will not be disappointed!

New Bargain Costa del Sol Apartments from Altavista Property

February 13, 2014 in Altavista Property, Michael Liggan News by Michael Liggan

Altavista Property is proud to be exclusively marketing a bargain new development, located in the heart of the Costa del Sol – La Cala de Mijas.

With easy access to La Cala, it’s superb beaches, the excellent golf courses in the area, including La Cala Golf andjust 25 minutes from Malaga aiport.

Prices start from 123,922 € and 85% with up to 85% finance available, these apartments are a true bargain!

Find out More about Alamar.

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Altavista Property – is it a Good Time for Overseas Buyers to Invest in Spanish Property in Marbella?

June 13, 2012 in Altavista Property, Puerto Banus Real Estate by Michael Liggan

With Europe and in particular Spain hovering on the edge of an economic avalanche, and with the poor Euro struggling increasingly each day, why are we at Altavista Property seeing an increase in foreign buyers looking again to invest in Spanish property? According to the Bank of Spain, in 2011 foreigners invested over 4,700 Million Euro’s into the Spanish property market, showing a rise of 27% on 2010. There is no reason by 2012 shouldn’t produce the same results despite whatever fate awaits the Euro or the Spanish economy.

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