Anyone who already lives on the Costa del Sol considers themselves to be extremely lucky no matter where they originate from, who wouldn’t like the clean sandy beaches, the climate, bars restaurants and friendly people, but discovering where on the Costa del Sol you would like to settle is often a difficult decision to make.
Firstly, what kind of property meets your criteria and budget, are you looking for a private villa with private pool? maybe an apartment near the beach with penthouses and townhouses too its often a lot to take in but its mainly budget that determines the outcome.
Some of the most popular areas to buy are east and west Marbella, east is very nice and ideal for families with many beach areas offering kids entertainment and a little cheaper than west Marbella where you’ll find the port and designer shops and up and coming areas like San Pedro which is hugely popular with all nationalities, families or singles.
There are 2 types of properties on offer which are many resale properties, and now also a huge selection of new build properties available, but many of the new builds are now selling before building has even began which is why clients are now deciding to buy off plan as they will be buying at pre-launch prices which can save them between 10-25%.
Just recently a client had been following the development progress in Estepona west of Marbella, he had seen that the off plan price was 270,000 euros but decided he would wait and see what the cheapest price would be when it was built which clients often make the mistake of doing, now he’s ready to buy but and the cheapest unit available is now 378,000 euros and only 2 units still remaining out of 24, the banks or developers guarantee the new builds too so no horror stories from many years ago where properties were left half finished and everyone lost their money .
In conclusion whatever your budget or choice of property the Costa del Sol is always going to be a popular choice both for investors or anyone looking to live the dream in the sun.