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Many people thinking about making the decision to look for a property overseas in one of the many European destinations want to do so for a number of different reasons. Usually, quite high on that list is the weather.

Many northern European countries such as Ireland, UK, Sweden, Denmark, Germany etc are great places to live and bring up families. Jobs are normally easier to come by in those countries and most people have lived there for generations, meaning their extended families and relatives are close by.

However more and more people are looking to own a piece of the ‘sun’. They want to have a place where they can fly or drive to and get away from the colder, wetter weather of their home nations. They want to relax and forget about the incredible pace of life they live each day.

One of the most popular places in southern Europe to buy a property as a holiday home is undoubtedly Spain. But Spain is a big country itself and the northern areas can get quite cold in the autumn and winter. That’s why many people elect to look for a property in the more southern parts of Spain like the Costa Blanca or of course, the Costa del Sol.

The Costa del Sol provides a fantastic all year round climate, rarely dropping into single figures. The summers seem to go on forever (well until December / January at least). During the summer months of June to September you can expect constant temperatures way up in the 30’s (Celsius).

It is not just about the weather though, it is also about transports links, infrastructure, facilities and amenities. That is where the Costa del Sol stands apart from the rest of the resorts in Spain as an ideal place in which to buy property.

The Costa del Sol has one of the busiest airports in Europe, Malaga Airport, which has flights between nearly all main European airports. The access roads in and out of the airport have all been updated and re-built very recently, with a third terminal added due to the increaded passenger numbers of flights.

Access to all main resorts on the Costa del Sol is easy, via the main N340 / A7 motorway which stretches the entire length of the coast. In turn, nearly all resorts along the Costa del Sol have been revamped and modernised and there are a number of brand new developments and properties to choose from.

Choosing the ideal property for sale on the Costa del Sol can be a daunting and quite demanding task so you need to ensure you have researched all of the different areas, and then choose the one that would best suit you or your family.

There are many different options to buying a property on the Costa del Sol as you can choose to be close to the sea, or you could choose to be more inland, away from the day to day hustle and bustle of the holiday resorts. As well as area, there are many options in the type of property for sale. You could go down the route of looking at a brand new, modern property that is either in the design / planning stage (off-plan), or you could look at properties being sold by current owners, or in some cases bank repossessions.

Some property buyers want a more traditionally Spanish home. Andalucia has centuries of history and a real Moorish influence is terms of style and architecture. Many buyers want to capture this history and opt for fincas or cortijos, set in the countryside with mountain backdrops and views out to sea. Other people want to be smack bang in the middle of a resort so that they can walk to restaurants, shops and bars.

The great things about the Costa del Sol is you literally have all these choices across the entire region. Places like Marbella for example have some of the best properties in Spain and areas like San Pedro de Alcantara have just been radically modernised to become the new sought after locations. Wherever you decide to choose to buy a property, you can feel confident that the Costa del Sol is the ideal choice.

We work with some of the most reliable and trustworthy estate agents on the coast and can help you find that dream property. All you need to do is complete the form below and we will ensure that one of the team get back to you with the best options and advice for you.

Good luck with your hunt for property and please don’t hesitate to drop us a line if you have any questions about buying a property in Spain. We would be more than happy to help you.

Some tips about looking for property for sale on the Costa del Sol.

  1. Thouroughly research the area
  2. Start to narrow down your choices
  3. Decide on the type of property that best suits your individual requirements
  4. Set a maximum budget for your property purchase, and stick to it
  5. Find and agent that you get on with, understand and feel comfortable working with
  6. When viewing properties for sale, look around at the neighbouring properties to check their state
  7. If you really like a property you have been shown, check out the local neighbourhood
  8. Always make an offer lower than the asking price if you really want to buy the property
  9. Get good legal representation for your property purchase

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