Briton who walked through Spain for cancer research appeals for more donations

August 2, 2011 in www.altavistaproperty.com

Bob Carr walked 1,520 kms and has yet to reach his target to raise money for research in the UK and Spain

Bob Carr is now back in the UK after walking 1,520 kilometres – just under 950 miles – from Santander to Cádiz province to raise funds for cancer research in the UK and Spain. He took 13 weeks to make the journey, reaching his destination in the south six days ahead of schedule, walking a total of 1,844,649 steps to cover the distance from the north.

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Michael Liggan news: Malaga economy expected to grow this year

August 2, 2011 in Michael Liggan, www.altavistaproperty.com

Analysts say unemployment in Andalucía will not drop before 2012 but their forecasts for the province are more positive and the economy is expected to grow by 1% this year.

Since the economic crisis began, analysts have regularly had to modify their forecasts downward, but the latest figures for the economy in Malaga province have been a pleasant surprise.

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Altavista Spain news: Marbella invests £350 million to create ‘second Puerto Banus’

May 23, 2011 in AltaVista Property Marbella, Marbella Info, Michael Liggan, Property Marbella, Spain News, www.altavistaproperty.com

Puerto Banus may be the most iconic port in southern Spain, but it could soon have a rival just down the road, thanks to a £350 million investment.

Marbella’s La Bajadilla marina has always played second fiddle to her glitzy sibling which is the chosen hangout of celebrities, millionaires and anyone who wants to drool over superyachts. But Marbella’s quieter port could soon be attracting an A-list of its very own, after plans for a 400 million euro investment, including a cruise ship terminal, were approved.

AltaVistaSpain-PuertoBanus Qatari Sheikh Abdullah Ben Nasser Al-Thani, who owns Malaga Football Club, will extend the port and include a 200m quay for cruise liners in a bid to attract a new form of tourism of Marbella’s shores. Plans for a five-star hotel on the marina, as well as bars, restaurants, shops and supermarkets will revamp the eastern area of the city, bringing La Bajadilla in line with famous Puerto Banus in the west.

The project is being referred to as the most important urban development in Marbella’s history.

Luxury marina Puerto Banus has long been a hangout for royalty and celebrities who like to be spotted on their private yachts.  It is also set to star in popular ‘reality’ TV show The Only Way Is Essex, as a hen night destination for the characters. The redevelopment of Marbella’s less tourist-friendly east side marks an effort by the Spanish authorities to invest in Spain’s future after tourism dipped dramatically during the recession.

Recent visitor figures show that price cuts and special offers have been tempting Britons back to Spanish shores.

Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk

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www.altavistaspain.com | Bargain properties in and around Marbella

May 20, 2011 in AltaVista Property Marbella, Marbella Bargain Property, Michael Liggan, www.altavistaproperty.com

Many prospective buyers who are looking for one type of property end up choosing something totally different just because they do not know how to go about it. Some buyers go about looking at various types of properties in different residential areas without an open mind. But when you have a clear picture of what you want and are equally sure that it exists, and then you can now make your choices with the numerous available properties for sale. This will help to build up your knowledge about market values on properties.

Negotiating for bargain properties in and around Marbella will give you an advantage and will also ensure that you get a fair market value for your money when you buy a property. It is very important to look for a reputable real estate agent when ever you want to purchase a property. There are real estate agents that are highly qualified and some less qualified ones. Buying properties in Marbella with a qualified real estate agent will save you time and money. Altavista Spain is an established and experienced real estate company with an excellent track record of property management and sales in Marbella.

They also have good recommendations from non-interested parties in and around Marbella in Spain. Many lawyers in Marbella will recommend them to you. Altavista Spain have good business relations with their clients. They listen to their clients and help them to interpret their requirements so that they can get the best property and price in Marbella. Altavista Spain shares with their clients their market knowledge and experience in real estate and property sales in Marbella.

When you purchase your Spanish property through them, they make sure you get properties that are suitable for you. Altavista Spain have key qualities like, good communication, experience, sincerity, good product knowledge, professionalism and a friendly desire to help you in any possible way in your property search and bargains in and around Marbella in Spain.

Altavista Spain understands the needs of every prospective property buyers in and Marbella. They are easy to work with. Generally, finding the right property may some times be difficult because you might end up falling into the wrong hands. With Altavista Spain, your problem of property investments and sales is guaranteed. They will find the right properties for you.

Moreover, they do not give up on you until you are satisfied that you have been offered the best available properties you want. The only way an individual can get the best from an agent or Real Estate Company is when they stick with the right one. Sticking with Altavista Spain will motivate them to offer you the right properties as well as saving you from being robed by unscrupulous agents. Purchasing your bargain property in or around Marbella with Altavista Spain will help you to get the best and cheap price deal.


Altavista Spain are the leading agents for Marbella real estate.  Through both the many exclusive arrangements we have with developers and banks, and our access to thousands of further properties throughout the Costa del Sol, you can be sure we have exactly the type of property you’re looking for.  Michael Liggan is the driving force and chief bargain property hunter for Altavista Spain.

Buying High End Property in Spain

May 17, 2011 in AltaVista Property Marbella, Michael Liggan, www.altavistaproperty.com

At the high-end of the property market, Marbella, the geographical, commercial and holiday heart of the Costa del Sol in southern Spain, offers some of the world’s most stunning real estate. Sometimes referred to as the St.Tropez of the south, the area has long been a playground for the rich and famous, with celebrities such as Antonio Banderas owning property there.

Alta_Vista_Spain_logo_squar_small As well as in Marbella itself and on its famous Golden Mile, Altavista Spain can offer many exclusive properties in other nearby locations – La Zagaleta, Sierra Blanca, Sotogrande, El Madronal, Monte Mayor, Puerto Banus, and Nagueles to name but a few.

Buyers in the market for top end real estate in Spain can choose from a wide range of fully finished, top-grade homes in these prestigious areas. However, as the high end of the property market hasn’t been as affected by the downturn, it’s necessary to look that bit harder to find real value for money. Altavista Property Spain are ideally positioned to help you with that search.

Today’s advantageous market conditions mean investing makes sense, with the most spectacular and prestigious mansions, houses, villas, chalets, penthouses, exceptional apartments, luxury residences and large country estates coming to market maybe a little more often than previously.

Typical buyers in this sector of the market lead very busy lives, so using a well established, competent and professional real estate agent like Altavista Spain makes a lot of sense, with their in depth knowledge and experience of the area enabling them to take care of as much of the process as possible. This approach can be especially useful when completing more complex purchases where the process can become time-consuming. For instance, Altavista Spain will be able to help with many of the formalities of bank accounts, paperwork and finance. All of this will allow you to realise your dream of owning a luxury property on the Costa del Sol with the least possible time and effort on your part.

Of course, buyers should still never "sign on the dotted line" without taking proper legal advice. Incredibly, there are still agents who inform eager-to-buy clients that you don’t need a lawyer here in Spain, and that they can handle everything on your behalf.

While it is true that it’s not a legal requirement to have a lawyer in Spain to enact a property purchase, the agent, even with the best intentions, cannot be impartial enough to keep your best interests at heart, so soon as you have found the property you want, the next step is to employ the services of a reputable lawyer with a proven track record in property conveyancing in Spain.

By using a good well known real estate agent like Altavista Spain, and a reputable independent lawyer, buying a high end property in Spain today can be a simple and satisfying experience, and by taking advantage of current market conditions you could be the proud new owner of that luxury home you’ve always dreamed of!

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.  www.altavistaspain.com

A Good 2010 for the Marbella Property Market

May 17, 2011 in AltaVista Property Marbella, Michael Liggan, www.altavistaproperty.com

Did you have a satisfactory 2010? Probably every person you speak to will give you a different answer to that question. For many, the current economic crisis of confidence that has been sweeping Europe and the USA meant that, last year, business was slow or employment hard to find. Others found that new challenges created new opportunities – and new wealth.

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Alta Vista Spain is a real estate company in Marbella on the Costa del Sol, Spain. Michael Liggan is a driving force and our chief property bargain hunter.  www.altavistaspain.com

Foreign voters in Spanish elections

May 16, 2011 in AltaVista Property News, Michael Liggan, www.altavistaproperty.com

 

On the 22nd May PSOE and the PP will be hoping to gain the votes of almost half a million foreign voters a figure which could determine the outcome in 180 town halls.

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Foreign voters in Spanish elections

May 16, 2011 in AltaVista Property Marbella, Michael Liggan, Spain News, www.altavistaproperty.com

 

On the 22nd May PSOE and the PP will be hoping to gain the votes of almost half a million foreign voters a figure which could determine the outcome in 180 town halls.

With 473,748 foreigners registered to vote in the forthcoming local elections due to be held on 22nd May who wins their votes could have a significant impact on the outcome of the elections. Most of the foreigners registered to vote are from the European Union, Norway and Latin America – Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. The Spanish government signed a pact back in 2008 giving their citizens the right to vote in Spain and this is the first time that they will be allowed to exercise their right to vote in Spain.

Although the number of foreigners registered to vote is still modest the potential numbers of voters is much higher – at present only a third of almost one and a half million foreigners have registered to vote. However electoral teams for both the PP and PSOE believe that trying to win over foreign voters is a long term strategy which will pay off in the future. Alfonso Ortega, the author of a report on the subject says that although the impact of foreign vote on the Spanish local elections later this month may not be so great in 2015 it could prove to be decisive.

It is widely believed that most non EU voters tend towards the centre left especially those voters from Latin American countries who see the Spanish president, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, as a defender of their rights. However, Ortega also says in his report that two factors could damage PSOE’s popularity amongst voters from Latin America. Firstly the negative impact of the recession on this group of immigrants – unemployment amongst immigrants is around 30% and the restrictions introduced in the law on foreigners which came into effect in 2009.

However, according to Ignacio Urquizu, a sociologist for the Complutense University of Madrid, while PSOE is in a position to receive votes from Latin American immigrants the PP is expected to receive votes from European immigrants especially Rumanians (103,355 registered to vote) and British citizens living in Spain (102,633 registered to vote) because this group of voters will tend to vote in a similar way to the way they vote in their own countries and are therefore expected to favour more conservative options.

PSOE has high hopes for the number of potential votes from foreigners which is why they spent 150,000 euros on a campaign to increase the number of non EU immigrants on the electoral register. However, the campaign was only partially successful because only 50,000 immigrants out of a total of 350,000 have registered to vote.

source: http://news-spain.euroresidentes.com/

Alta Vista Spain is a real estate company in Marbella on the Costa del Sol, Spain. Michael Liggan is a driving force and our chief property bargain hunter.  Visit www.altavistaspain.com

www.altavistaspain.com | 4 bed villa Marbella R133525

May 13, 2011 in Marbella Real Estate, www.altavistaproperty.com

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Top Quality property with contemporary design a few minutes to Marbella town, on the Golden Mile.

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Michael Liggan | 4 bed villa Marbella R133525

May 13, 2011 in AltaVista Property Marbella, Michael Liggan, Property Marbella, www.altavistaproperty.com

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Top Quality property with contemporary design a few minutes to Marbella town, on the Golden Mile.

This four bedroom villa consists of three levels with upstairs the master bedroom with dressing room and bathroom en-suite and two other spacious bedrooms with bathroom. The living room is leading out to a lovely wooden terrace with private infinity pool, a spacious kitchen with breakfast area and a guest bedroom. One level below you can have your private cinema room or gym, bodega and private garage for three cars.

This property is built to the highest standards and has a lift going to each level and the amazing roof terrace with open views to the sea, mountains and African coast.

Prices between 3.213.000 Euro and 1.322.600 Euro! 15% discount!

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