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Costa del Sol

Are you looking for a property for sale on the Costa del Sol, Spain? If yes, then you have come to the right place. This article will give you a basic knowledge on the property market on the Costa del Sol, beginning with an overview on the country.

The picturesque Costa del Sol - divided into two major regions, namely Costa del Sol East and Costa del Sol West - needs no introduction. The beautiful coastal region to the south of Spain, with its miles and miles of sandy beaches, calm waters, and pleasantly sunny climate is famous around the world. Translated into English, Costa del Sol means 'Sunshine Coast', which is an apt name as the region is sunny most part of the year. It is no wonder that the area has been developed into a much-loved tourist destination.

Besides the weather, another aspect that the area is famous for is the golf. There are more than 50 high-class golf courses in the area, visited by golf enthusiasts from the world over. If you're not a golf fan, there are plenty of other fun activities to do - Costa del Sol offers a large number of exotic beach bars, sight-seeing locations, a variety of festivals, great places to shop, wonderful cuisine, and last but least facilities for snorkeling, diving and sailing.

When it comes to properties for sale on the there are various types that include low-rise villas and high-rise apartments. Some of the buildings have been constructed in the typical old-world Andalusian style, while others are quite modern and stand out from the surroundings. The asking price for a property for sale in the Costa del Sol is as varied as the styles of properties available. There are modest apartments which do not offer a great view of the sea, and are quite reasonably priced. Then there are the exorbitantly priced sprawling villas with scenic views, with easy access to golf courses and other basic facilities.

When looking at properties anywhere in the world it is necessary to exercise caution and discretion when investing in a property for sale. Costa del Sol is no exception. Be careful not to purchase any property - finished or unfinished - that you are stuck with and does not possess the potential for resale. The construction boom has led to many properties being built without any distinguishing features, and in some areas, there has been unattractive, haphazard over development in some areas. Property experts are of the opinion that such property is best avoided.

With property prices in rising steeply, another point to be considered is the budget. In the views of property experts, if your budget is on the lower side, that is about 200-300 thousand Euros, you would do well to go for a second-hand apartment needing restoration in a central area in Marbella, or any other place well equipped with all the basic amenities. On the other hand, if you have a comfortable budget, you could go for a new construction in a sought after area such as New Golden Mile or Puerto Banus.

There are a number of property agents in the area, who will help with the buying and selling process. It is essential to be careful in choosing a professional agent; therefore some research and discretion in choosing the agent would be beneficial. It is also important to choose a good, professional lawyer to do all the necessary legal work for you.

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