Estate for sale in Álora (Málaga province). House: 207 sqm, plot: 6,496 sqm, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, swimming-pool, gardens
The British community in Malaga has shrunk by one third in three years. The speed is due to several factors such as ageing, loss of spending power and fiscal pressure, but its rate is increasing, according to the latest figures regarding continual residence.
...continue reading "The British Costa exodus: loss of 5,000 people in a single year"
The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union in June has not discouraged London-based property developers from investing in Spain. Among the companies looking to establish a presence along the Mediterranean are Round Hill Capital, which has chosen the Costa del Sol as its launch pad into Spain.
The group, set up by Michael Bickford, has opened offices in Madrid, where it is also looking to buy property, along with Barcelona and the western part of Malaga’s coastline. It has paid €30 million for a 50-hectare plot of land in Ojén, close to Marbella, from Sareb, the entity set up by the government in 2012 to absorb the toxic assets of the country’s banks. It intends to build 600 luxury apartments there. Palo Alto will be the first major property development in the area since 2008, when the country’s real estate sector crashed.
With a total investment of €250 million, Palo Alto is planned in 10 phases, with work on 75 properties to begin early in the New Year. Ojén’s local council has approved construction and other permits in less than two months.
...continue reading "British developers lead the revival of Costa del Sol’s property sector despite the Brexit"