Michael Liggan looks at what motivates people to consider a move to Spain, and finds that there is more than one reason.
Of all the reasons cited by immigrants for their decision to move from Northern Europe to Spain (better weather, more relaxed lifestyle, improved healthcare), few have seriously considered the difference in crime rates. Yet now, with the UK’s serious crime statistics showing a marked annual increase, this aspect is starting to be discussed.
With unemployment at record levels and property price falls accelerating in many areas, good news from Spain is thin on the ground.
Much has been made of Spain’s property glut but it seems that in the Costa del Sol at least, falling prices are beginning to clear the market.
It was Fabio Capello’s lowest moment. In the immediate aftermath of the humiliating 4-1 defeat by Germany at the 2010 World Cup, as he surveyed the wreckage of his South African campaign, he said wistfully: ‘I remember Denmark in 1992, they came straight off the beach to win the European Championship.’
Property investments, in Marbella, Puerto Banus, Elivira, Estepona and the New Golden Mile
For the last ten years investing in property the world over has been seen as a safe bet with prices rising dramatically fortunes were made almost overnight. But the current debt crisis has probably hit the property sector the hardest, with the biggest slump in prices since the crash in the 1990s. With some experts predicting prices continuing to fall further.
Would like to present this 3 bedrooms Semi Detached Townhouse in Mijas Costa €198,500
This is probably the development´s best-located townhouse situated within attractive urbanization near a golf course that provides a swimming pool for both children and adults along with a cosy restaurant and tennis court.
The property comprises a hall, guest toilet, large living room with dining area that are open plan to a nicely fitted kitchen, which offers access to a sunny, and private terrace with electric awning.
This house also provides a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and access to a cosy breakfast terrace, a loft that could be used as a bedroom that has big roof terrace with stunning views of mountains, city and Mediterranean Sea. In addition there is a guest room, office and workshop section. This home has been continuously modernized, with most doors/windows being replaced with thermo-lasting, and also includes air-conditioning, fitted wardrobes and marble floors.
Attractive private garden
Front living room
Maintained communal gardens
Private sunny terrace with superb views
Second private balcony
To find out more about this property and many more visit our website www.altavistaproperty.com
Why Choose Altavista Property Spain?
We specialises in finding you value for money.
There are bargains, and then there are bargains. Everyone says they’ve got distressed properties, motivated sellers, bank repossessions and stricken developers, all keen to sell to you at the lowest prices. We actually do – exclusively, and many with 100%, interest-only mortgages. We negotiate our low prices and great terms in return for exclusivity, passing the benefits on to you. It’s what we do. Ask anyone else who tells you they do the same to prove it – we will be happy to.
We are the right agent use our experience to make everything easy
So you can see we’ve so done much of the hard work for you. Just to add that with our AV Trips, we make it easy for you to find, finance and complete on the property you’ve chosen – quickly and with minimal hassle. From mortgages and bank accounts right down to front door keys, let us help make it all easy.
AltaVista Property puts the emphasis on clients’ requirements. We focus our efforts on matching client requirements and sourcing suitable properties, but given our longstanding experience in real estate and knowledge of this market in particular, we are also able to identify those properties that offer great value.
Michael Liggan is a driving force and our chief property bargain hunter.