Marbella is the most known destiny in south Andalusia, but Benahavis and Estepona are perfect when you come along your family
These two municipalities near Marbella make up the so-called Golden Triangle real estate investment in the Costa de Málaga. Marbella, is more luxurious and more crowded than its neighboring municipalities, for this reason, Benahavis and Estepona are presented as quieter when buying properties that are intended to share with family, whether apartments in residential complexes with common areas options, terraced houses and magnificent villas.
The diversity of options in these municipalities becomes more tempting, since many entertainment centers like beaches, golf clubs and theme parks are close to the properties, which also have lower costs that can be achieved in Marbella, and places them among the best investment properties in Andalusia.
Benahavís is also considered as the dining room of the Costa del Sol, why many foreigners in their interest is golf and gastronomy decide to invest in this area. Something similar happens with Estepona and people who want to live in harmony with nature but close to the city, and found in this area their perfect property. Therefore, what you should do is simply to define their tastes and choose the property and the area that best suit their profile.
Benahavís out from the rest of the cities of the Costa del Sol due to its excellent cuisine and its extraordinary 6 golf courses. Benahavís properties thus also has the luxury of its neighbors, and has clubs nearby golf properties. All this level of luxury has led to is the municipality with the highest per capita income of all the autonomous community of Andalusia.
This location is prefect for those looking for a property in a quiet place but that is not isolated, and also can enjoy both a valley and the coast. In addition, still it retains the essence of people because of its small streets, but as data in particular are full of numerous restaurants, which has made it known as the dining room of the Costa del Sol.
Such must be the appeal of Benahavís the same First Lady of the United States during his visit to the Costa del Sol stayed at this location, near the golf course Los Flamingos, further increasing attention to the region.
Benahavís has been moving gradually in the real estate market in the region and now has captured much of this. It left behind his past Spanish people, which is still preserved and is evident in the chick Andalusian architecture of white houses that are close to its center.
These landscapes have changed through landscapes of properties that are located in very exclusive residences with golf clubs or country clubs, having on hand all that is required to lead a quiet life with green meadows combining sea breeze.
Its main road takes a path to the river Guadalmina, and it is during this walk that can be appreciated luxury residential areas such as Capanaes del Golf, Lomas de Conde Luque, Monte Mayor, among others. In these developments, the most common in properties that can be found are exclusive villas with all the comforts and luxuries you want.
Probably one of the best examples of this is the Zagaleta, which has a private golf course and the Zagaleta- Los Barrancos, and where they get some of the most expensive properties in the area. One example was a mansion bought by an American investor last year at a cost of 12.5 million euros, of course, this was the most valuable real estate purchases made throughout the year.
There are also other options for other people looking for an apartment or town house, more affordable prices, but the cost will vary according to the area and may be between 250,000 euros and 450,000 euros, apartments with 2 or 3 rooms in developments such as Los Flamingos.
Estepona in much more traditional than neighboring Marbella, which is known for luxury and exclusivity. Although Estepona receives a large influx of foreigners, it maintains its character of Spanish village with wineries, tapas and even more frequent round horses carts through the narrow streets to see. All this makes entertainment for foreigners and own much cheaper than being in the cosmopolitan Marbella.
To compete with its neighbors in the Costa del Sol, it has its own area where most luxury 5-star hotels and busiest beach bars throughout the city are to have fun during the day and night. Of course, more luxurious properties are in this new Golden Mile, located largely off the beaches.
Estepona has a variety of properties ranging from traditional villas, to luxury villas, apartments and houses. Keep in mind that Estepona is only 10 minutes drive from the city of Marbella, so many people choose it as a place to buy your property as properties are achieved by much lower prices and costs of minor services as well.
You can get apartments from 150,000 euros in two rooms, and depending on your room, can reach 200 thousand euros. The town houses are also quite in demand in the region, and its price can be around 200 thousand euros and 450 thousand euros.
The new Golden Mile, is the site of most exclusive of the city, but you can get other very good quality at lower prices as paradise where you can buy both villas and town houses, La Cancelada, among others. It also has several golf courses for those fans of this sport, they are: Atalaya, Atalaya Rosner, El Campanario, Coto de la Serena, Estepona, El Paraiso, resin, and Valle Romano.
Estepona is recommended for those who come in family or groups are golf fans, as the atmosphere is given for that. Thus, if you are looking for a place to settle or enjoy the summer with his family and in addition to this, enjoy sports, this area is an excellent choice.
The housing crisis of 2008 resulted, the embargo on many properties by default on the mortgage. Financial institutions now offer these Options on the properties that can be achieved at low prices. The cheapest are apartments whose price starts from 42 000 euros, Other apartments on developments such as resin can be achieved between 220,000 euros and 300,000 euros, with three rooms and common areas. Studio flats and offices are also available to investors, with values up to 35% lower than those initially possessed.
People see it as a great investment opportunity because the cost of property is much less than it had before the crisis, and, as noted above, property prices in both the region and the country is expected to increase, so the opportunities to profit from these purchases are safe.
Foreign citizens are encouraging the market according to real estate experts. More and more foreigners who acquire properties on the coast or in inland areas, mainly British, German, Scandinavian, etc. In the first quarter of this year more than 2,000 transactions with persons from other countries were given. This now accounts for 40% market share and is almost 81% more than the previous year.
Estepona has experienced an increase in the buying and selling real estate in the first quarter of 2014 is double those recorded in the same period last year. This has greatly influenced the recovery in the real estate sector in the province, which has been achieved in the first three months of this year recorded the best figures for sale of flats in Malaga since the crisis began.
In total we have sold over 5,000 properties, representing a 66% increase in the province in relation to 2013. Compared to 2008, then about 7,500 home sales, which was performed the best sales year in the city.
The price adjustment that has occurred in recent years has been spectacular. This has made buying houses in the province is very interesting, for its own use and for the rental market and for investors who are getting more return on these investments.
Second-hand dwellings, which are the ones that have fallen in price and now hogging the greatest interest from potential buyers. Thus, this type of properties generated 88% of the registered operations.
What activities can do as a family in these cities?
In Estepona …
In contrast to large developments that dominate some areas of the city, one of the essential places to see in Estepona is the old town. Consisting of eight districts, its pedestrian streets retain the true spirit of Andalusian villages of white houses bedecked with flower boxes overflowing is the first thing to do in Estepona.
In the neighborhood of the Villa also we find some of the things to visit in more popular as the Clock Tower Estepona, the remains of the Castle of San Luis, the House of the cisterns, which houses the current City Hall and Market Municipal de Abastos.
One of the things to do here is definitely visit the bell tower of the Church of Our Lady of Remedios, built on the ancient chapel of Veracruz. In the area of the promenade you will also find other things to see quite interesting as the Plaza de Toros (the first in the world with asymmetric design), the Marina and the fishing port. And do not forget Christ beach and beach Rada, two of the most popular.
Benahavis, gastronomy …
This town because of its location, which manages to combine mountain with sea makes its gastronomy is also based on these characteristics. That is why as the main ingredients of their dishes, venison, rabbit and pork are both yes and seafood delicacies and seafood.
For the type of public visiting this location has made it a cosmopolitan cuisine that stands out throughout Europe and that has nothing to envy of any large city. Also notable is the influence of immigrants and people of different nationalities that live here.
The typical dishes are the sausages water, pork, lamb, rabbit and partridge stew, paella, oxtail, beef tenderloin marinated or grilled and seafood zarzuela.
Drafted by: CAPD
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