Full hotels, holiday rentals fully booked, busy restaurants and cafes, busy roads and beaches lined with holiday makers, yes it’s definitely summer in Marbella!
The hottest summer in 50 years is certainly a talking point, but more than that is the happiness and appreciation for what has been a truly turnaround year for Spain as a whole but for Marbella in particular.
Nothing illustrates the turnaround better than the arrival of some of the first, off-plan and new developments that the area has seen for years. Bank Repossessions, offering great opportunities are still available; however the real driver in the Marbella property market has been new, modern and well-priced new constructions in great locations.
From the massive success of Los Arqueros Beach in San Pedro (of which phase 3 is now under construction) to off-plan villas and re-launched complexes, Marbella property is as in demand as it’s ever been.
Areas slightly outside of Marbella centre, such as Elviria, San Pedro de Alcantara and the New Golden Mile are the new hotspots (and not just because of the temperatures) with existing developments and off-plan projects selling out in a matter of weeks.
The below is one such recently released complex on the New Golden Mile between Marbella and Estepona, with bedroom apartments starting from just 161,000 €.
Also on the New Golden Mile are the stunning apartments and penthouses in this recently released development, with bargain apartments starting from 81,000 €!
A strong pound and strong economies in countries such as Norway and Sweden, has added extra impetus, with buyers from these countries happily returning to the ever popular Costa del Sol.
Summer is in the air however alongside this is a renewed sense of growth and optimism in the future of this beautiful place so many of us call home.