Housing market sees a real turn around

June 16, 2014 in Alta Vista Property Spain, Altavista property, AltaVista Property Marbella, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

 

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The Spanish real estate sector begins to show signs of stabilization. After more than five years of sharp declines in sales and prices and the collapse in mortgage lending, the market begins to catch its breath.

According to the latest data from the General Council of Notaries, during April more homes  were sold, prices rose slightly and mortgage lending grew.

Specifically, housing sales experienced an increase of 11.1%. “The rebound in recent months would be explained, in part, by normalising the number of operations after completion of the deduction for home purchase at the end of 2012, but also reflects some stabilization of monthly sales” point notaries.

House prices are rising, housing loans are expanding and stimulating that price growth. In terms of prices, the average price per square meter for homes purchased in April was 1,216 euros, reflecting a slight increase of 0.7%.

Thus, last April, again a recovery was recorded in terms of annual housing purchases and prices that could be anticipating a turnaround in the sector.

In light of the growth of transactions the mortgage market is recovering. Mortgage loans for the purchase of a property in April rose 21.5%.

Blue Spring

June 4, 2014 in Alta Vista Property Spain, AltaVista Property Marbella, AltaVista Property News, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

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Spring offers a great opportunity to update the look of your home. With just a few simple changes you can bring new life to the family spaces.

This season’s interior design trends are all about creating an impact, since the looks are at once bolder and more accessible than ever. Decorative eclecticism imprint personal environments with the most current styles even in blue, white and bronzed obtaining sailor or hippy chic styles for summer residences.

Replace the grey and beige to deep saturated tones such as navy and plum. In fact, Navy is THE trend this year. Different shades of blue rolling back into each other in the same room senses light.

The most intense shades of blue palette convey fresh and sedatives that induce feelings to rest; an upward trend, ideal to dress the house in the warmer months.

Navy kicks authority without seeming desperate; it is easy and pleasing to the eye. You can use it in accessories, furniture, sofas, cushions, cabinets, walls anything you can imagine.

It said that soft blues stimulate relaxation. It is therefore a favourite in the bedroom where combined with white, plus power and clarity extols natural light. To sift coming through the window, nothing like a white curtain pattern.

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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.

Get some breeze in Puerto Banús

March 7, 2014 in Alta Vista Property Spain, AltaVista Property Marbella, Marbella Bargain Property, Puerto Banus by Michael Liggan

Puerto Banús is a real gem in the heart of Costa del Sol and its luxury marina and shopping complex is popular with international celebrities.

The views of the stunning bay are sure to take your breath away. This beautiful area has something for everyone from walking and biking to wildlife and history, there is plenty to explore in and around Marbella including miles of beaches, lots of rock pools together with plenty of opportunities to enjoy sailing or surfing.

Las Mimosas de Puerto Banús with its remarkable location becomes a dream luxury complex.

Come and see for yourselves. Contact us today!

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Michael Liggan – The Roofs of Marbella

January 30, 2014 in AltaVista Property Marbella by Michael Liggan

In a rare sign of people power in action, the Marbella Town Council, following an extraordinary council meeting, have announced they will not go ahead with the scheme announced in the last few weeks, to allow the construction of six tower blocks, of up to 50 storeys high, in Marbella.

The plans quickly angered a huge majority of Marbella’s population and the no campaign quickly and efficiently organised an online petition signed by over 2,000 people.

Michael Liggan of Marbella based Altavista Property told SUR in English: “We are completely against the plans to allow the construction of skyscrapers. Marbella is neither Dubai, nor for that matter Benidorm and has no need to emulate them. Marbella is beautiful and charming precisely because it doesn’t have high rise buildings. The proposed areas are some of the most naturally beautiful areas of Marbella and these along with the classic and much loved views of La Concha which the town enjoys, would be destroyed by these proposed buildings.”

Read more about the Marbella Construction debate here at El Pais

Michael Liggan - No to Marbella Skyscrapers

No skyscrapers to be constructed in Marbella

 

Michael Liggan | Politicians’ Picnic

August 28, 2012 in Altavista property, AltaVista Property Marbella, altavistaproperty.com, Michael Liggan, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

“If you go out to the beach today, you’re of a big surprise”. Well, may be not, but you could run into one of several politicians enjoying their summer holidays here in Spain.

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All three of the major British political parties are agreed: Spain is still the destination of choice for holidaymakers from every walk of life, whatever your political affiliation! Messrs. Cameron, Clegg and Blair seem happy to lead the way, settling down to enjoy some Spanish hospitality, sunshine and relaxation.

On the Costa del Sol, former British Prime Minster Tony Blair and his wife Cherie have been spotted visiting San Pedro Alcántara’s Catholic Church and strolling around the small town located just outside Marbella. Reports claim the couple are staying at a villa in Benahavis for two weeks, so hopefully they’ll get to taste some of the delights on offer in this hilltop village renowned for its fantastic restaurants, galleries and boutiques.

Over in Pollenca on the Balearic Island of Mallorca, regular visitors to Spain, David Cameron (British Prime Minster) and his wife Samantha, were photographed this week enjoying a quick coffee without the children. Mr Cameron, obviously eager not to let his hair down too much on their short family getaway, looked ready to jump back into action if necessary, choosing to wear dark jeans, loafers and a long sleeved shirt despite the high temperatures.

Perhaps he was officially ‘on call’ as his Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, is also partaking in a spot of rest and relaxation under the Iberian sun. He is visiting the birthplace of his wife, Miriam, and no doubt spending time with their extended family some of whom still live in the small town in Valladolid, central Spain.

But it’s not just the British politicians who are getting in on the holiday act. José María Aznar, former Spanish Prime Minster was spied heading down to the beach from his villa in Guadalmina with his wife, Madrid Mayor Ana Botella. He joins the annual August influx of Madrileños making the most of the beaches, restaurants, bars and shops in Puerto Banús and Marbella.

Now if they could all just put their heads together over a glass of Sangria and sort out the global economic crisis, we would all have something to celebrate!

Michael Liggan of AltaVista Property

Michael Liggan of AltaVista PropertyAltaVista Property puts the emphasis on clients’ requirements. Michael Liggan and his team focuses their efforts on matching client requirements and sourcing suitable properties, but given their 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 their chief property bargain hunter.

Michael Liggan | Tivoli World: 40 years of fun on the Costa del Sol

August 28, 2012 in Altavista property, AltaVista Property Marbella, Altavista Spain, altavistaproperty.com, Michael Liggan, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

This year one of the Costa del Sol’s most popular tourist attractions celebrates four successful decades. Located in Benalmádena, this entertainment park still offers an excellent day out for all the family, with a 60-metre Free Fall Tower, the Techno Jump, which is specifically designed to test the nerves, and the ever-popular Passage of Terror.  The youngest members of the family never fail to enjoy a tour of the park in the little sightseeing train.

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However, over the years Tivoli World has also gained a name for its excellent shows, which range from classic magic acts and children’s shows to full-scale theatrical productions. This year, in order to mark the park’s 40th year, visitors will be able to enjoy a performance from the Russian Circus, entry to which will be free to all who have paid their usual entry fee to Tivoli World.

Since it first opened its gates in May 1972, Tivoli World has played host to some major names in the world of music, including the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, Julio Iglesias, Alejandro Sanz, Isabel Pantoja, Cuba’s Antonio Machín and Lola, Lolita, Antonia, Carmona and Rosario Flores. During this time Tivoli has also welcomed more than 30 million guests, who have arrived to enjoy the constantly changing rides and shows or to eat at one of the park’s restaurants.

Perhaps Tivoli World’s great success and longevity can best be described as a perfect balance between continuity (many of the performers have been appearing in shows at the park for several decades) and innovation (the attractions and rides need to continue to provide the adrenaline rush that visitors anticipate).

The fact that this extraordinarily successful entertainment park has continued to thrive throughout good times and bad is a tribute to its owners, who have continued to develop it. Bent Olsen built and developed Tivoli in the first place and it was later bought by the Grupo Tremón, who continue to create and invest.

One point of real continuity has been the involvement of Espectáculos Mundo, the company that has been responsible for the theatrical productions since the earliest days.

Daniel Rodríguez, the company’s director, stated that the longstanding relationship between Espectáculos Mundo and the park’s owners could be attributed to Tivoli World being like ‘one big family’.

Like many big families, Benalmádena’s most popular venue has been through some transformations, but its ability to adapt to changing tastes and demands means that it is quite likely that the Costa del Sol’s residents and visitors will be celebrating its centenary in 2072!

Michael Liggan of AltaVista Property

Michael Liggan of AltaVista PropertyAltaVista Property puts the emphasis on clients’ requirements. Michael Liggan and his team focuses their efforts on matching client requirements and sourcing suitable properties, but given their 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 their chief property bargain hunter.

Michael Liggan news: Costa del Sol hotels top for relaxation and service

August 22, 2012 in Altavista property, AltaVista Property Marbella, Michael Liggan, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

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Michael Liggan local news – Costa hotels top for relax and service

TWO Costa del Sol hotels have been voted first and second best ‘Relaxation and Spa’ hotels in Spain . This was revealed by the 2012 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice survey which also shows el Oceano Beach Hotel in Miraflores Playa came second to Finca Cortesin Hotel in Casares (Malaga).

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Another Costa del Sol hotel, La Villa Marbella was came third in Europe for Best Service, the only Spanish entry in the European Top 25.
La Villa was voted best for service in Spain, followed by a hotel in San Sebastian and Hotel la Casa in Torrox (Costa del Sol, east of Malaga). Another Marbella hotel made the Top 10 for Service in Spain, The Marbella Heights Boutique Hotel.
Now in its tenth year, the annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards honour the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travellers.
Michael Liggan CEO of AltaVista Property said: “It is great for Marbella and the Coast as a whole to be recognized for the high quality of what is on offer to visitors here.”
“It was a shame Marbella did not make it into some of the other categories such as for luxury or trendiest hotels,” said Michael Liggan, “we definitely have some strong contenders to in these categories, especially in the luxury bracket.”
“Congratulations to the management and staff of La Villa,, Marbella Heights, Finca Cortesin and of course the Oceano,” said Michael Liggan.

Michael Liggan of AltaVista Property

Michael Liggan of AltaVista PropertyAltaVista Property puts the emphasis on clients’ requirements. Michael Liggan and his team focuses their efforts on matching client requirements and sourcing suitable properties, but given their 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 their chief property bargain hunter.

 

Michael Liggan – Eva Longoria comes to Marbella

August 17, 2012 in Altavista property, AltaVista Property Marbella, Michael Liggan, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

Eva Longoria - Michael Liggan37-year-old beauty Eva Longoria is to host a star-spangled charity event at Aqwa Mist at La Sala this Saturday 18 August. Eva will kick-start the Philanthropic Weekend, which will take in the Dynamic Walk-a-Thon and the Global Gift Gala.

 

 

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The events are in aid of Eva’s foundation, which helps Latin American women build better futures, as well as other charities.

Also in attendance will be current Spanish football team manager Vicente Del Bosque, singer Pastora Solera and Simplemente Tu star Chenoa.

Entry costs €130 and includes canapés, Laurent Perrier and a selection of wines.

Source: Olive Press to read or comment on the original article click here

“Marbella hows its plenty of its own glamour however this weekend it will shine a little more” Michael Liggan

Michael Liggan of Altavista Property

Michael Liggan of AltaVista PropertyAltavista 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.

 

Michael Liggan – Millions expected for this weekend’s Malaga Feria

August 10, 2012 in Altavista property, AltaVista Property Marbella, altavistaproperty.com, Michael Liggan, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

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Malaga Feria – Michael Liggan (c) A B-D

STARTING tomorrow (Saturday August 11th) and running until Sunday the 19th, Málaga is the place to be, as the city’s residents celebrate their annual festival or Feria. Every town in Andalucía experiences its own week of summer madness when feria week takes over, work is mostly abandoned for the duration and a spirit of hedonism is in the air.

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During feria week, there really is dancing in the streets and Málaga’s is famous throughout Spain for the sheer scale of its celebrations.

Millions of people are set to enjoy the incoming weekend heatwave in the Costa del Sol as the world-famous Malaga Fair, or Feria, is set to take place.

Despite the continued doom and gloom of the recession, which has resulted in severe cost-cutting in various services at local, national and regional levels, Málaga’s Councillor for Culture, Tourism and Sport, Damian Caneda, said this year’s feria will be as spectacular as ever, with the usual array of booths in Plaza de la Constitución the main square at the end of Calle Larios) and Plaza de la Marina (opposite the beginning of Calle Larios), where there will also be flamenco performances.

The atmospheric Plaza de la Merced will feature a variety of craft stalls and visitors will also be able to sample some fantastic local dishes while, for the first time this year, Calle Alcazabilla will be the venue for the Children’s Magical Medieval Fayre; a series of theatre, magic and animation events to teach youngsters all about Spain’s medieval period.

Another first is delivered by the Youth Fair Centre, which will be located in the Plaza de Fray Alonso de Santo Tomás, and aims to expose the best of more contemporary music. The city’s Department of Culture is aiming to promote music throughout the period of the feria in all the historic areas and has organised a full programme of folk music and dance.

As usual there will also be performances by popular musical acts and this year Butterfly Effect, India Martinez, John Valderrama, Rosa Lopez, Macaco and Pitingo, amongst others, will be appearing at various venues.

This year marks the 525th anniversary of the Málaga Feria and on Sunday 19th of August a parade will mark this great milestone that commemorates the re-conquest of the city from the Moors by the Catholic monarchs or Reyes Católicos.

 

Night Feria

But the Malaga Feria has two distinct faces.

While the day feria takes place in the city centre itself, and has more of a family atmosphere, the real dancing and drinking action takes place in the night fair located in the municipal fairground, or recinto ferial, on the outskirts of the city by the Palacio de Congresos.

Here dozens of casetas each with different themes are lined side-by-side each each attracting a different crowd, charging different prices and blasting out varying styles of music. So if you’re planning to attend the night feria have a look at this plan of the casetas.

For a plan of the casetas see this pdf

For more details about this great annual cultural event visit the official website on www.feriamalaga.com.

This  article courtesy of Michael Liggan of Altavista Property

 

Michael Liggan of AltaVista Property

Michael Liggan of AltaVista Property

Michael Liggan is the CEO of AltaVista Property, a Marbella-based real estate company which puts the emphasis on clients’ requirements. At AltaVista Property Michael Liggan and his team focus their efforts on matching client requirements and sourcing suitable properties, but given Michael Liggan‘s longstanding experience in real estate and knowledge of this market in particular, AltaVista Property are also able to identify those properties that offer great value.

As CEO Michael Liggan is a driving force and our chief property bargain hunter of AltaVista Property.

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