What is attracting the investors?

May 14, 2014 in Alta Vista Property Spain, Alta Vista Spain, Altavista property, AltaVista Property Costa del Sol, AltaVista Property Marbella, altavistaproperty.com, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

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There are several reasons that are attracting British investors to Spain. Good interest rates and favorable price of the properties along with a strong pound.

Regarding prices, worth noticing that while it is true that in some areas prices have declined significantly, in the most sought after areas of the Costa del Sol and Marbella these have started to rise. Those who have been watching the market know that it won’t be long before any bargains disappear.

This is the place, this is the time. The circumstances mentioned earlier – low interest rates, a strong pound and good prices in selected areas – along with economic improvement in Spain make this the right time to finally take advantage of the favorable conditions the market presents after waiting for years.

All this has strengthened the confidence of investors and is leading to a growing number of buyers returning to the market in search of opportunities. However, professional advice is crucial. Scrimping on legal and market advice can be very expensive sooner than later.

At Altavista Property we offer more than just a property agent; we take the pulse of the property market on the Costa del Sol and make sure you have all the information and advice you need.

Contact us today and find out all what we can do for you.

Healthy reasons to choose Spain

May 2, 2014 in Alta Vista Property Spain, Alta Vista Spain, AltaVista Property Costa del Sol by Michael Liggan

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We have recently heard about the efforts to boost economy by including health amongst the attractions for which the Costa del Sol is known.

Now we learn that Spain is among the fifth best in the world according to Bloomberg. The study measured efficiency, life expectancy and cost.

On top of the list is Hong Kong, followed by Singapore. Other countries like UK ranked 14th or US came 46th.

So if you are wondering if Spain is the right destination or not, well, this is one more reason to consider. Find some more good reasons and tips on our blog.

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Discovering Mijas, a hidden treasure in the Nature

April 14, 2014 in Alta Vista Property Spain, AltaVista Property Costa del Sol by Michael Liggan

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Throughout the town of Mijas, there are dozens of wonderful rural areas waiting for those who love hiking or enjoy a good ride.

If you are passionate about rural tourism, outdoor activities or excursions to the countryside, get ready to discover natural areas rich in flora and wildlife, as well as to see some historical curiosities and traditions.

In addition to discovering the charms of the local vegetation and the different species in the area around this internationally famous ‘white village’ on the western Costa del Sol, opportunities for leisure do not stop there. The Department of Tourism organizes excursions for some of the main quarries in the area. The stone extracted was used in buildings such as the Cathedral of Malaga.

Mountain and history lovers can follow the path which General Jose Maria de Torrijos took during the military uprising in 1831.

Those who prefer to know the customs of the past could choose the route of ‘Las Caleras de Mijas‘. This is a way to discover more about the art of preparing limestone, which was a very traditional profession in this area due to the abundance of limestone in the mountains and the fact that the village houses are ‘whitened’ or painted in white using this stone.

For more information regarding routes and excursions: http://www.mijas.es/portal/es/red-de-senderos/red-de-senderos-autoguiados

A frontline Golf development in Marbella

March 31, 2014 in Alta Vista Property Spain, AltaVista Property Costa del Sol, Costa del Sol news, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

Los Lagos golf

Elviria offers the climate, the landscape and the Mediterranean lifestyle. Los Lagos de Santa Maria is a unique residential complex, surrounded by nature and with fantastic views of the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and Africa in the distance.

Just a 25-minute drive from Malaga international airport and 10 minutes from Marbella’s old town. Los Lagos is surrounded by beaches, golf courses, international restaurants , boutiques and shopping centres, and a wide range of activities of all kinds. The development is within easy walking distance to the Golf Club House.

The residential complex is very well looked after with large gardens and luxury finishing.

This is one of the best opportunities on the market in Marbella today, so contact us now to find out more.

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Enjoying life in Spain

February 28, 2014 in AltaVista Property Costa del Sol, Costa del Sol news, Marbella Lifestyle, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

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At February 28th Andalucia became an autonomous community of Spain and this is just one of many public holidays the country enjoys.

At this time of the year Carnival is also popular and many villages and towns in Andalucia will be celebrating parades, chirigotas and fancy dress contests. All accompanied by free food and musical shows.

These are some of the reasons to enjoy life in Spain. Also plans to promote health and well-being  tourism are an opportunity to make the country and specially Costa del Sol more attractive to most people.

 

Altavista Spain | Black and White, the newest über cool Restaurant Cafe in Puerto Banus

June 7, 2012 in Altavista property, AltaVista Property Costa del Sol, AltaVista Property Marbella, Altavista Property Spain, altavistaproperty.com, Marbella Info, Marbella Lifestyle, Michael Liggan, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

Black and White Restaurant Café… Trendy urban-style décor, great – and affordable food, wicked cocktails, friendly and slick staff and a frontline port position overlooking the Banús super yachts.  What is there not to love about funky new Marbella restaurant Black and White!  Report: Louise Cook Edwards.  Photography: Gary Edwards.

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If like many Marbella residents, you have a love-hate relationship with Puerto Banús, Black and White, the hot new frontline venue is about to reignite your love affair with the place. With far too many long-established restaurants in the port, blasé staff, tired décor and predictable, overpriced menus are a turn-off for year-round marbellis tend to only venture into the port for cocktail parties, Sunday morning coffees or a bit of designer shopping in the sales.

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A Winning Formula

But the monochrome masterpiece that is Black and White is about to change all that. With a prime location in front of the largest yachts moored in the marina, the venue is much more than just another Banús restaurant. With bright and funky décor, characterized by original touches of Formula 1 glamour, state-of-the-art lighting, video screens, sound system, driver simulator with X-Box, and free Wi-Fi, more than just a restaurant, Black and White is all set to give diners a total experience with upbeat music, singers, shows  – even choreographed waiters – as well as great food at decent prices.

With a racing car featured in the entrance, and a glass-fronted shop offering assorted racing merchandise, Black and White is upping the revs and getting ready to overtake other Banús establishments that have rested on their laurels for too long and short-changed the public on the food, service and ambience. Now they will all be racing to catch up to this winner that manages to be trendy café, cocktail bar, restaurant and show venue all in one bright and shiny new package

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Monochrome Madness

The high impact monochrome décor would not be out of place in London, Paris or New York – with newspaper print walls and flooring, lots of chrome columns and lighting, original cylindrical aquariums filled with exotic – black and white – tropical varieties… black and white tables and chairs, black and white writing and iconic celebrity photography on the walls, black and white table settings, and friendly young staff dressed in slick black and white, Black and White is the perfect place to head to for a wind-down weekday cocktail after work, an upbeat business lunch, a memorable night out with friends and family or a stunning party.  The interior designer has created an amazing one-off, and the Torre de Banús, the ancient Moorish watchtower is even an integral part of the décor!  With terrace seating looking out over the luxury harbour, a raised VIP area, high tables with bar stools and a host of tables of different sizes for intimate dinners for two, or long celebratory lunch, in a restaurant that can seat up to 250 people, you are sure to find a spot that takes your fancy.

A Menu of Modern & Classic Dishes

Whether you want a girly lunch with sharing plates of yummy Hummus and Baba Ganush, a tasty Tabbuleh or a classic Tricolore Salad, a hearty plate of pasta, a freshly made pizza, or a fish or meat dish, Black and White has a huge menu available to please most palates. All the chefs and kitchen staff have been chosen for their particular fortes and together will be cooking up a storm in the restaurant’s glass fronted kitchens. The pizza is particularly light, crispy and fresh, the pasta, fresh, tasty and abundant, the salads are large, crisp and succulent, and the meat and fish dishes are particularly great value for money.  With a few Asian specialities – such as a tender Yakitori Chicken skewer, risottos, steaks and ribs, and a good choice of indulgent desserts, Black and White’s menu manages to hit the spot.

That’s Entertainment!

Although open just a week before Easter, the switched on team at Black and White are already lining up a host of entertainment to add that extra something to your nights out – so get ready for soul nights and themed parties to get you in a party mood for summer.  And don’t forget Black and White has an amazing cocktail menu to help get the party started!  Their mojitos and Rossinis are already legend.  Join the Facebook page (coming soon) to keep up-to-date with events and special.

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Altavista Spain helping you find your dream home in Spain

Altavista Spain 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.

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Bank Repossessions in Marbella and surrounding areas from Altavista Property

May 25, 2012 in Altavista property, AltaVista Property Costa del Sol, AltaVista Property Marbella, Altavista Property Spain, altavistaproperty.com, Michael Liggan, Property Marbella, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

Once you have stayed in a house for some time, it starts turning into a home. This is indeed the case in and around Marbella. Houses hold a lot of memories and for this reason, you should fight repossession at all cost whenever you are having a problem with your lender/s. House repossession could be as a result of financial hardship, threat of repossession, divorce or separation, a severe health problem, bereavement, unemployment, tax debt, and relocation.

The most important tip if you want to stop house repossession is to talk to the bank immediately you start having financial problems. The financial institution will appreciate this and you are more likely to get refinancing. Once you contact your lender, request for a grace period. This will allow you to get your financial footing back. Once you get refinancing, you have to keep future repayments up to date. If you want to stop house repossession, consider seeking financing from other sources to pay off your debts. You could seek the services of a debt consolidator if you have money but have different debts. You could borrow money from family members, friends, or colleagues with little or no interest.

You could stop house repossession by selling the house before it can be foreclosed. Banks and other lenders repossess and dispose of houses even when you are only remaining with a few repayments. These lenders usually dispose of houses with the sole aim of getting the money they are owed and you will not get the balance. For this reason, you should sell the house before it is repossessed and pay the financial institution what is due to it. You could sell your house fast to stop house repossession by listing the house online, by having a low asking price, by having low minimum deposit and a flexible repayment plan, by allowing for negotiations, and by enlisting the services of a real estate agency. The ISO 9001:2008 accredited Alta Vista Property, run by Michael Liggan lists such houses for sale.

You could enlist the services of a property investor or a repossession expert such as Michael Liggan. You could go to court to stop house repossession, even if you are the one to blame. Once you explain your case, the bank may advice the lender to give you a grace period or to adjust your repayment. You could enlist the services of a Sell House Rent Back Company or a real estate company like Altavista Property to stop house repossession.


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.

Alta Vista Spain Luxury properties Marbella

May 24, 2012 in Altavista property, AltaVista Property Costa del Sol, AltaVista Property Marbella, Altavista Property Spain, altavistaproperty.com, Marbella Info, Marbella Lifestyle, Michael Liggan, Property Marbella, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

There are several luxury properties in and around Marbella. You could find these properties through Alta Vista Spain whose CEO is Michael Liggan. Altavista Property has an ISO 9001 accreditation.

Golden Mile is perhaps the most famous area of Marbella, situated along the Mediterranean coast and it extends for 4 km from the ending of Marbella’s center to the beginning of Puerto Banus. In Golden Mile, there are exclusive apartments and villas, and even some mansions and palaces, such as the Royal’s Family Palace of Saudi Arabia or the copy of the White House. The streets are full of abundant natural gardens and a peaceful environment that allows for quiet, relaxed, and unhurried life.

Alta Vista Spain can get you a property in Puerto José Banús, also known as Puerto Banus. This is the most exclusive marina in Spain, and one of the most important in Europe because of the large boats and luxury yachts that dock here every year. It is also one of the most cosmopolitan places of Marbella, because of the large number of tourists and foreign residents causing a cultural, lively, and dynamic atmosphere. During summer, you can enjoy numerous international events such as fashion shows, presentation of luxury cars, concerts, theme parties, etc., and at night a variety of discos and clubs are open until dawn. Another major reason to attract more tourists is a big variety of shops, where you find only the most exclusive international brands: Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, and Versace. This is also the ideal home for yacht-lovers.

Sierra Blanca is a mountain massif that acts as a barrier against cold winds from the north of Spain, getting Marbella to enjoy an excellent microclimate for almost the entire year. At the foot of Sierra Blanca is one of the most prestigious residential areas of Marbella with stunning views of the entire municipality of Marbella and you can even see the coast of Africa and Gibraltar. In this exclusive urbanization, you will find enormous villas with the greatest luxuries, modern houses with impossible structures, pools on the edge of the mountain, spa areas and golf courses. Sierra Blanca is without doubt the perfect place for those wishing to withdraw from the hustle and bustle of the city, and start living in the quiet of the mountain, but always surrounded by luxury, glamor, and exclusivity. It is the preferred area for celebrities who buy a property in Marbella, with the utmost privacy and security.

On the western edge of Marbella, on the border with the municipality of Estepona, Altavista Property has luxurious Guadalmina luxury villas and townhouses. It is mainly characterized by being surrounded by golf courses, making it the perfect place for lovers of this sport. Guadalmina extends to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, offering several luxury homes on the beach frontline.

Altavista Property also has luxurious properties in the surrounding Alhaurin de la Torre, Antequera, Benalmadena, Estepona, Malaga Center, Ronda, and San Pedro de Alcántara.


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.

Real Estate in Marbella – Find the Best Property for the Best Price with Altavista Property

April 24, 2012 in Altavista property, AltaVista Property Costa del Sol, AltaVista Property Marbella, Altavista Property Spain, altavistaproperty.com, Michael Liggan, Property Marbella, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

Altavista Property – finding the best property at the best price for you

When it comes to real estate, whether it’s bargain property at the lower end of the scale or luxury at the higher end, you’re going to want to snatch it up at the best possible price. This applies to first time buyers as well as experienced property investors. Getting the best bang for your buck is important especially in a recession where cash can be tight. However, you can make it easier for yourself by following a simple set of guidelines.

Altavista PropertyAltavista Property can offer you many different types of property and it’s your choice to see whether they will be a good match for you. Altavista Property Spain is very much focused on being more than just another real estate agent, but rather a company that builds relationships for clients and finds the best property possible at the best price. A great thing about Altavista Property Spain is that a lot of knowledge can be gained from a quick chat as they know the areas around Marbella and Costa Del Sol extremely well.

Altavista Property awards

In 2011 Altavista Property was awarded with Best Overseas Property Agentat the annual Property Investor Show held at London’s Excel Centre. This goes to show that with Altavista Property you’ll be getting a company that has had much experience, but has also been credited awards at the same time. Having these credentials allows the company to negotiate the prime financial deals along the coast. Obviously this puts the clients in a very favourable positions as they get to choose properties which are in the best state, but also ideal financially. With this position many clients choose Altavista Property Spain as their primary real estate agent.

When a company has good values and always looks for the best prices for their clients you know you’ll be getting the best deals possible. Not only are the properties secured for sale, extremely favourable financing is made available for all properties. Up to a maximum of 107% is financed so once the needed documents are provided everything else is handled swiftly. All the other paper work can be handled for you so you can focus on what is important to you when making a new property purchase.

One of the amazing places to find real estate in Marbella that has been scouted thoroughly by Michael Liggan is Meisho Hills, which is one of the most iconic places in southern Spain. Another desirable location which has some amazing real estate is Las Mimosas; this place is not far from the beach and has some of the best properties in Spain. It’s currently the 3rd most expensive area of real estate in Spain.

Altavista Property Spain can give you many of the best buying options in the area of Marbella with some of the most desirable properties available.

Bargain Properties in Marbella – 3 Tips from Altavista Property on Finding Them

April 24, 2012 in Altavista property, AltaVista Property Costa del Sol, AltaVista Property Marbella, Altavista Property Spain, altavistaproperty.com, Marbella Info, Property Marbella, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

When it comes to bargain properties in Marbella you should be aware that there are now quite a few properties that are undervalued and therefore represent great value for money. Just because you’re looking to purchase a property in Marbella doesn’t mean that you have to spend a lot of money. If you’re from overseas then you’ll find that property in Marbella is extremely well priced, and is actually at the cheapest it has been in years.

Altavista PropertyThe reasons many of the house prices are so low is due to the recession and lack of mortgages being made available for the residents of Spain. This obviously provides many others who do have the funds (whether it means retired couples or investors in property) with great opportunities. These opportunities can be found all across the country but the place where you’ll find the best bargain properties is in Marbella.

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Altavista Property Spain has nurtured many important contacts with developers, mortgage brokers and banks in the years of operating on the Costa del Sol, which means that the property they list will be of the highest quality and can also be financed quickly for prospective buyers. Their negotiations mean you’ll get the lowest possible interest rates and the best conditions possible.

Below are three tips on finding property that is going to be a great investment/ purchase:

1. Know how much you want to spend

Knowing how much you want to spend will put you in the right mind-set before you even purchase any property. Impulse buying on large financial assets is not a strategy that is employed by many, neither is it advised. The only time this is applicable is if a property is an amazing find and needs to be bought straight away but generally this is not the case. If you have a set price range for finding real estate you can start at the lower end of the scale looking for properties that meet your criteria, and then slowly move up until you find one.

2. Find the best places to search

Having a good resource for finding property can do you a world of good. Altavista Property Spain has many different types of property on offer and various requirements can be searched for using the ‘property search’ toolon their website. This will give you a great base to start from and you can start making a shortlist of the types of property you would be interested in.

3. Compare property

As with anything you’re going to want to make sure what you’re getting is the right one for you and all other options have been exhausted. The best way to ensure this is by comparing all of the property that you have shortlisted. As long as you have a set requirement for what the property that you want to buy matches then going through your shortlist should be easy as you narrow it down.

Yet again comparing real estate in Marbella can be made easy through Altavista Property and using the search tool that is made freely available to everyone.

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.

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