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

Spain Andalucia Costa del Sol

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.

Altavista Spain Life in Marbella

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.

Altavista Spain Black and White Cafe Banus

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

Altavista Spain Black and White Cafe Banus

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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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.

Michael Liggan | Bargain properties in Marbella

March 19, 2012 in AltaVista Property Marbella, Marbella Info, Marbella Lifestyle, Michael Liggan, Property Marbella, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

Michael Liggan, Tips on Getting Bargain Properties in Marbella

You need not spend a fortune when buying property in Marbella and the surrounding areas in Andalucia like Puerto Banus, Sierra Blanca, Santa Clara in the Costa del Sol. These are some of the more exclusive places to own property in Spain, and there are ways to ensure you get a good deal. When considering buying property with Michael Liggan and Altavista Property the award-winning real estate company we can often offer 100% mortgage. You will get always get a great deal from Altavista Property with our years of experience in the real estate industry and local knowledge of fluctuation market prices. Michael Liggan CEO Michael Liggan and his team also have valuable contacts with property developers, meaning they will help you compare the different options. Michael Liggan and Alta Vista Spain will negotiate finance terms for you, meaning you will get the lowest possible interest rates. Enlisting the services of a real estate agent like Alta Vista Spain is also advantageous in that you get unparalleled convenience (you will not have to travel from one property to the next) and you save money since you need not be in the area or even in Spain to do the search. You also get to do the search anonymously. It pays to know the actual cost of the property you intend to buy. You also need to know about the taxes, transfer fees, registry fees, notary charges, document fees, and any other fees. Knowing all the applicable charges will help you make an informed decision. Even if you are buying the property yourself, you should still enlist the services of Altavista Property to do property searches so that you can determine the true cost. This is important because property buying costs in Spain range from 10% to 15% of the actual property value. Some of the more expensive charges are notary charges, which are pegged at 600 Euros and transfer fee (Transmisiones Patrimoniales), which currently stands at 7% of the actual purchase value.

Compare as many properties as possible to increase your chances of getting a good deal. Michael Liggan and Alta Vista Spain has a big online presence, meaning you get to compare different options. Going online also offers convenience and cost benefits. You could also gain a good deal by joining by reading customer our testimonials.

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.

Altavista Property – Golf on the Costa del Sol

February 23, 2012 in Altavista property, AltaVista Property Costa del Sol, AltaVista Property Marbella, Altavista Property Spain, altavistaproperty.com, Destination Spain, Marbella Info, Marbella Lifestyle, Michael Liggan, Property Marbella, Spain News, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

 

The Costa del Sol, A golfing Mecca

With Andalucía widely recognized as the ‘golfing capital of Europe’, what is it that attracts so many golfers to the Costa del Sol?

Altavista property – Costa del Sol News

Golf on the Coast has been popular since the late 1980’s. The extensive range of courses continue to attract countless golfers; from amateurs to professionals, residents and holiday makers. These days golf is a game anyone can enjoy, gone are the days when golf was an exclusive sport, restricted to the wealthy.

The British Golfing Experience

A typical golfing trip to the UK means that you head to your chosen course armed with protective clothing: jumper, jacket, a nice pair of thick socks. On arrival you discover that the course has been flooded, therefore it is not possible to play. You nurse your disappointment with a rather bland meal in the on-site restaurant, with superb views of rain and wet grass. Nevertheless, there’s always tomorrow.
Unfortunately this scenario continues for the following 3 days, leaving just 4 days of your trip remaining. You finally manage to get your feet on the fairways, hands on clubs, raring to go, but your fingers are frozen from the cold. After a fierce battle with the first couple of holes, the lack of sensation in your hands is making it increasingly difficult to carry on.
Finally you are defeated, cold and miserable, as you head to the nearest pub to commiserate.

Contrast this with the Costa del Sol, and it’s easy to see why it’s such a desirable destination. With an average of 320 days of sunshine per year, golfers rarely have to worry about a game being spoilt by the weather; a round can be arranged without aggravation, at short notice, and enjoyed to its full potential.

A Dream Location

In addition to the year round warm climate, the Costa del Sol also tempts golfers with a wide selection of irresistible courses. Each is set within a beautiful location, providing magnificent backdrops, be it mountain view or sea view.
Thanks to the ever increasing amount of Clubs, there are now greens and fairways almost everywhere you look; with around 30 courses to choose from and more to be built over the next ten years.

Improvements are continually being made with numerous Clubs undergoing total refurbishments. In many cases, a second or even third course has been added to the original facilities. La Cala Resort for example- known as Golf World- has a total of 3 courses and is the largest complex in Spain.

Championship Courses

Not only is Andalucía a golfers paradise, it also plays an important role in professional golf, hosting championships such as the PGA Seniors and the Volvo Masters.
One of the finest clubs on the coast has to be Valderrama, a
championship course with fairways described as the best in Europe.
Golf enthusiasts will be familiar with the prestige
associated to Valderrama, setting of the Ryder Cup- won by Europe in 1997.
Most Clubs on the coast operate a turn up and play system, however some courses have very strict rules such as La Zagaleta Golf Club, open only to residents and members. Many courses are designed for players of all levels: some are more taxing than others like Almenara Golf Club, one of the most challenging on the coast. However, the Costa del Sol caters for beginners through to professionals, so you can be sure to find somewhere to play a round!
Other famous courses located on the coast include; Las Brisas famed for its imaginative design, plus Aloha Golf, Rio Real and Los Naranjos. Another course worth noting is Alcaidesa, the only links course on the Coast is situated near the town of San Roque with great views of Gibraltar.
Many courses are built within residential tourist developments so have frontline golf apartments. A lot of people decide to invest in a holiday home, but there is no shortage of nearby apartments available to rent. A number of Courses have hotels attached, offering a fitting range of amenities and sport facilities on tap.

Discounted Green Fees

A large amount of companies specialise in golfing holidays, for example teetimesanywhere.com. Through online websites you can organize your trip and benefit from discounted green fees.

The average price of a game tends to be around €50, depending on the time of year, although more prominent courses, such as Valderrama, can cost up to €290. Prices adjust according to the season, so it’s best to check green fees and tee times with the golf course itself. Many clubs have their own website; check our Golf Directory for more information and contact details. LINK
When it comes to handicaps, all golf clubs in Spain will anticipate that you have a handicap certificate or letter of competency. You may be asked to show this at any time.

A Celebrity favourite

Many celebrities also enjoy a regular stopover for a spot of golf, particularly for charity events like the popular Bobby Davro Celebrity golf challenge. A fantastic event that takes place in June for the 6th year running, to raise money for the Rhys Daniels Trust. Celebrities and Sport’s World Celebrities battle it out on the fairways to acquire the Rhys & Charly Trophy.

Perfect your Swing?

If your golf isn’t quite up to scratch don’t be put off. Amidst the development of, and competition between courses, numerous Academy’s are being opened on the Costa del Sol; For example the recently opened Arcos Gardens Golf Academy directed by Ashley Northridge, a PGA class AA professional.
If a basic ‘Golf Aligment Aid’ doesn’t do the trick, there is an assortment of more high-tech equipment available at various courses. The TaylorMade Performance Lab at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy in La Cala Resort is bound to help. Its remarkable fitting system measures the components and results of your swing, capturing, quantifying and animating your total body motions in 3D.

The perfect scenery and the vast amount that the Costa del Sol has to offer, keeps a regular stream of golfers from the UK and Ireland arriving throughout the year.

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February 9, 2012 in Altavista property, AltaVista Property Costa del Sol, AltaVista Property Marbella, Altavista Property Spain, altavistaproperty.com, Destination Spain, Marbella Info, Marbella Lifestyle, Michael Liggan, Property Marbella, Spain News, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

The G.I.R.L.S. Golf Society, based in Marbella, enjoyed a lovely day out on the Campo Europa course last week whilst playing a stableford competition for their members.

Girls Golf Society Marbella

Perfect weather conditions saw some good scoring with first place for the ladies going to Alison Jackson on 39 points  and Charley Walton with 40 Points winning the men’s category. 

Club organiser Lynn Fisher won a nearest to the pin prize and said All the players had enjoyed a wonderful day day at La Cala Resort which had been a resounding success for everyone who took part. 

Over the past 20 years, La Cala Resort has developed into the biggest golf and leisure destination in Spain with 3×18 hole courses, a luxury hotel & spa plus a David Leadbetter Academy. The resort is ideally located in the heart of the Costa del Sol between Marbella and Mijas and only 30 minutes from Malaga Airport. 

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England plan European build-up in Marbella

December 21, 2011 in Altavista property, AltaVista Property Costa del Sol, AltaVista Property Marbella, Altavista Property Spain, altavistaproperty.com, Destination Spain, Marbella Info, Marbella Lifestyle, Michael Liggan, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

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.’

imageIn truth, it was an admission of failure. He had just watched England’s supposedly world-class players not just being out-passed and out-classed by a young Germany side in one match but staggering through the entire tournament in a zombie-like state, devoid of energy or enthusiasm.

Capello could not help but contrast it to the joy of other nations at World Cups and European Championships. The ultimate example were those victorious Danes in 1992, a team invited to participate only at the last moment after the expulsion of Yugoslavia and who had literally been summoned from the beaches to play.

If England will not go quite that far in the run-up to Euro 2012, Capello will still be trying something similar. Having concluded that the primary reason for English failures at major tournaments is lethargy, both mental and physical, Capello is searching for a psychological trip-switch to free the players from the straitjacket of fear and fatigue that inhibits them.

So boot camp is out for 2012; beach camp is the way forward. England are off to Marbella to prepare for Euro 2012. And while the training facilities will be first class, there will also be a distinctly more relaxed air surrounded by the playboy yachts, the palm trees and a sparkling sea under the Andalusian sun.

Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk

AltaVistaSpain-MarbellaUnfortunately for the England players, they probably won’t have time to have a look around at some of the Marbella property bargains which abound today. Marbella is the geographical, commercial and holiday heart of the Costa del Sol, and is where Altavista Property is based. Swish Puerto Banus, family-friendly Elviria and the “New Golden Mile” to Estepona expand the options for the buyer here; options that are now back on the cards for people who have considered buying elsewhere due to the price constraints of the past. With 100% mortgages and prices that have dropped 30-50%, our Marbella properties are exclusive to us, and are simply the best value we have right now – anywhere.

Michael Liggan of Altavista Property – Exclusive developments the very best we have to offer you?

December 19, 2011 in Altavista property, AltaVista Property Costa del Sol, AltaVista Property Marbella, Altavista Property Spain, altavistaproperty.com, Destination Spain, Marbella Info, Marbella Lifestyle, Michael Liggan, Property Marbella, Spain News, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

Altavista Property Spain – We know you’re looking for the best combination of price, value and finance. That’s why we seek out those rare exceptional developments, which we can negotiate the very best deals on and then offer exclusively.


Why are these Altavista Spain exclusives developments the very best we have to offer you?

  • Michael Liggan say’s – The prices are as low as you’re likely to find anywhere. We all know property prices have dropped on the Costa del Sol (25% on average). Our developments, though, are between 30 and 50% off. How? Because we negotiate bulk discounts, like any good business would. When we take on multiple properties exclusively, we make sure we can sell them for very low prices. Lower than other non-exclusive agents, and lower than the developer would sell for if approached directly
  • Altavista Property – They’re high quality properties. We only even consider taking on the very best, most desirable, key-ready, popular and well-located developments. To find such developments and ensure they “tick all the boxes” is a considerable undertaking as even in today’s market there aren’t many around
  • Altavista Property Spain – We’ve negotiated 100% finance terms on nearly all of them. Frankly, the banks have reluctantly agreed to these terms because they need our help. Many are already administering repossessed stock, and we offer them an efficient way of selling such properties. Likewise, they don’t want developments that they’ve financed getting into trouble, so they’re glad for our help here too. One of our conditions is 100% finance. Even in the occasional circumstances where this isn’t possible, we ensure the mortgages on offer are on the best possible terms or with the highest discounts on the sale price

Look out for “Altavista Spain exclusive” throughout our property listings for our very best deals. Remember these properties are limited as they’re hard to find and we never know when we can find more: Make haste while they’re there!

Altavista Property – Spacious Townhouses on the New Golden Mile REF. AVS01070

Well established townhouse development within walking distance of all amenities. The
properties are set within a mature tropical garden with 2 swimming pools.
These townhouses have marble floors throughout, fitted kitchens, 3 or 4 bedrooms and 2
bathrooms as well as a downstairs guest toilet.

The houses have a downstairs terrace a terrace on the first floor, a large roof terrace and direct access to the communal gardens from the downstairs terrace off the living room.
The houses have 142 m2 of built area plus the roof terrace of approx. 40 m2.
Currently three and four bedroom townhouses available.

Visit our website to find out more about this exclusive Altavista Property offer by clicking here.

Altavista Property – Contemporary Luxury Development Unique in Marbella REF. AVS01079

This contemporary development is unlike anything found in Marbella today. Set on the slopes of Sierra Blanca the views cover Marbella, the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and Africa.
These townhouses are very spacious and designed to offer magnificent views and allow light to enter. Materials have been carefully chosen for their quality and luxury finish. Everything about these properties has been designed with comfort in mind. Properties have varying sets of features, depending on their size and location in the development. Some of these features include private elevators, solariums and plunge pools. All properties will have a fully fitted kitchen and home automation system, a storeroom and an enclosed private underground garage which can accommodate a minimum of two cars. Construction will be completed in the summer of 2012.

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Altavista Property named Best Estate Agency by Overseas Property Professional

Altavista Property was named Best Estate Agency in the OPP Awards for Excellence 2011, which was announced recently at The Property Investor Show & OPP Live at London’s Excel Centre. OPP is one of the key movers in the world of overseas property sales, so to win one of their annual awards marks a great achievement for the company.

The criteria used to decide the winner covered all aspects of running a successful property company, from marketing approach, product quality, customer service, track record and transparency, with entrants undergoing a thorough investigation prior to the OPP panel making their decision. Altavista Property was named the victor in the Best Estate Agency ahead of companies from all over the world.

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What Michael Liggan of Altavista property expects for the Marbella Property Market in 2012?

November 22, 2011 in Altavista property, AltaVista Property Marbella, Altavista Property Spain, altavistaproperty.com, Destination Spain, Marbella Info, Marbella Lifestyle, Michael Liggan, Property Marbella, Spain News, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

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.

Alongside the soaring property prices was soaring construction with thousands of new homes being built, Marbella like many other towns now has a glut of unsold or repossessed properties. The Spanish banking giant Santander, now being the largest property owner in Spain.

“Though what can be bad news for one person can be good news for another.” Altavista Spain

Michael Liggan the driving force behind Altavista property has a large selection of properties in Marbella, the holiday heart of the Costa del Sol, and in the elegant port of Puerto Banus, Elivira and the “New Golden Mile” that now links Estepona. For many in the past investing in a property in Marbella was not an option, as they were generally priced out of the market. But with Altavista Spain and our 100% mortgages alongside a 30-50% fall in property prices which has now afforded many the opportunity to invest, and what seemed unaffordable ten years ago is now a distinct possibility with Altavista property.

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Many Marbella properties are exclusive to us, and are simply the best value we have right now – anywhere.” Michael Liggan, Altavista property.

Mortgages for foreigners in Spain are typically 50-70%, but you can now get a 100% mortgage on your new home when you buy an Altavista Spain exclusive property.

How has Altavista property done it?

In short, it’s taken months of careful negotiation, but we’ve managed to secure a limited number of key-ready, 30-50% discounted prime properties with the unique benefit of 100% mortgages.

The properties Altavista Spain are offering are currently owned by the banks (i.e. they’re repossessions), or by developers whom the banks are financing. Banks are not in the real estate business; they are about loans. They would rather hold loans than real estate, hence why they have given the real estate to us. One of our conditions was 100% mortgages in place for our clients.

Never has there been a better time to invest in your dream home on the Costa del Sol and why Altavista property?

  • The right property
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  • The right price

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  • The right place

Choose your location, or let Altavista property.com be your guide

  • The right time prices are as low as they’re likely to go

Like us at Altavista property.com you already know it’s the right time to buy a property in Spain

  • The right agent

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Altavista Property News Stories

November 15, 2011 in Altavista property, AltaVista Property Marbella, Altavista Property Spain, altavistaproperty.com, Destination Spain, Marbella Info, Marbella Lifestyle, Michael Liggan, Property Marbella, Spain News, www.altavistaproperty.com by Michael Liggan

News Stories and events on the Costa Del Sol from Altavista Property Spain

British expats demand the right to vote

The ‘Votes for Britons’ campaign wants the millions of British expatriates to lobby the UK Government on the issue of enfranchisement.

A new, worldwide campaign has been launched by a group of expatriates living in France who argue that all British expats should maintain the right to vote in Britain regardless of how long they have been abroad.

The ‘Votes for Britons’ campaign is urging the 5.6 million Britons who permanently reside overseas, including those here on the Costa del Sol, to sign a petition on their website, votes-for-expat-brits.com, and to lobby ministers on the issue of enfranchisement.

Under the current legislation, Britons who live overseas automatically lose their right to take part in general elections if they have lived abroad for more than 15 years.

“Other nationalities who chose to live abroad don’t face having their right to vote taken away because they live in Spain or France, for example,” Anita Rieu-Sicart, a journalist working for the campaign, tells SUR in English.

To read the Full Story in the Sur in English click here

A new Time Bank has recently opened in Marbella, where members trade abilities, services, and knowledge

“Today for you, tomorrow for me”, six words that sum up the spirit of an initiative that has cropped up in many Spanish cities, among them Malaga and a newly opened establishment in Marbella. Hugo Coche is one of the members of a peculiar bank where there isn’t any money or any vaults. Instead the bank offers an array of services based on the abilities of its members, and it pays with hours, not money. Each client offers their own abilities to the rest of the members and can earn the help of others who want to share what they know. This is how the Time Bank works, a system that caught the attention of Hugo, a Chilean who has spent the last 20 years in Spain, and prompted him join and offer to give English classes.

To read the Full Story in the Sur in English click here

Awareness campaign targets foreign domestic violence victims

The Junta-run helpline offers assistance to victims of domestic abuse in 51 different languages

This week the Costa del Sol branch of Soroptimist International, in collaboration with the Andalusian Women’s Institute in Malaga (I.A.M), launched an awareness campaign, aimed at foreign residents, of a free telephone number which assists victims of domestic violence.

“Soroptimist International is a Non-Governmental Organisation of professional women with some 90,000 members worldwide. Our aim is to advance the human rights and status of women,” explains the association’s, Lene Thygesen. “Very often when we give talks locally, foreign women who are suffering from domestic abuse ask us if there is any services to help them. I tell them there’s a telephone number that they can call which offers advice and help, but we’ve found that most of them had never heard of it; that’s why we’re launching this campaign directed at the British, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, German, Dutch and French-speaking communities.”

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Mixing irony with expressionist brushstrokes at CAC Malaga

The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (CAC) Malaga is currently showing an individual exhibition of works by Matías Sánchez called ‘Elegidos para la gloria’ (Chosen for glory). For this exhibition the artist from Seville has employed his characteristic Mediterranean irony.

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Barbies in flamenco dresses

Travellers passing through the María Zambrano train station in Malaga with a bit of time to spare will be able to see a new exhibition of 200 Barbie dolls dressed in traditional flamenco outfits in the adjoining Vialia shopping centre.

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