• Christmas comes to Marbella

    There may be sun and mild temperatures instead of snow and cold, but Christmas in Marbella has its very own charm and appeal. Think roasted chestnuts, bright decorations, a lively shopping and social scene, and welcoming, cosy restaurants. In Marbella, the annual lighting of the decorative Christmas lights this year took place on the 30th […]

  • Tax incentives for property investors

    After the financial crisis of 2009, Andalucía and other autonomous regions in Spain introduced reduced taxes on property purchases in an effort to revive their real estate sectors. Royal Decree Law 1/2009 and 8/2010 put into effect a 2% reduction in Property Transfer Tax, conditional to fulfilling certain requirements and as long as the property […]

  • Urban planning and Marbella’s PGOU

    Just as the city evolves into a new phase in its existence and becomes a highly automated, interactive ‘smart’ organism, so conventional urban planning still remains a problem in large parts of the world, including Spain. The fact that Marbella’s urban planning directive rejected by the Supreme Court in 2015 will have taken a decade […]

  • Changes to Spanish mortgage laws impact on the property market in Puerto Banus and Marbella

    The recent changes to the laws governing mortgages in Spain have had a big impact on the country’s property market – causing delays, a drop in lending and also confusion within the banking, legal and real estate sectors as everyone tries to come to terms with the controversial Article 20 contained within the new set of regulations…


    The Costa del Sol property market, which in 2015 began a period of marked recovery from the earlier nancial crisis and then peaked in 2017-18, saw a drop-off in the demand that had reached very high levels between 2017 and the first half of 2018…

  • Three fears of renting out your Puerto Banús home

    Do you have a second home in Puerto Banús that you don’t use? Does your holiday home only cost you money? At a time of strong demand for housing, renting out your property is a great way to monetise your investment in Marbella…