Marbella is the most well known city on Costa del Sol since the 70’s and continue to be a magnet for tourism, investment and expats. The municipality of Marbella covers a very large area, with many smaller cities within, such as Nueva Andalucia, San Pedro, La Quinta, Nagueles and many more. If you are looking for a property for sale in Marbella, you are spoilt for choice. Over the last 40 years there has been a constant flow of new construction of all kind of villas, townhouses and apartments, in all price ranges. In the city centre the majority of the population is of Spanish origin, and most properties for sale are of typical Spanish standard. A small area with villas is also in the outskirts of the centre. Prices are average for the area, except for the apartments for sale at the beachfront which are slightly above average.
Moving from the centre of Marbella towards The Golden Mile, prices are increasing and in many cases so is the qualities of the construction. Marbella has a lot to offer, culturally, gastronomically and nightlife! Every year Marbella host a great music festival Starlite at the foothill of the mountains behind the city next to the exclusive Sierra Blanca neighbourhood. In the centre it is also possibly to visit the fantastic charming old part of Marbella. The atmosphere here can make you forget you are in one of most popular European vacation destinations. Administrative issues, cancellation of building permits and legal problems was the reason for very few building permits being granted in Marbella from 2004-2015. Because of this, there is very little new construction in the area.
Buying an apartment in Marbella is often a very good investment, as the demand for renovated apartments is very high. International reputation keeps the prices at a high and stable level. If you want to find an apartment for sale, it is important to do a bit of research about the areas. Teaming up with a professional agent to avoid any pitfalls will always be an advantage.
Properties for sale in Marbella vary a lot in price, quality and location. In general, the price of apartments for sale in the centre is between 250.000€ – 600.000€ for a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment. The closer you get to The Golden Mile and the beach, the higher the prices will get. Most expensive is Puente Romano and Sierra Blanca. A 2 bedroom apartment starts around 700.000€, and the price for a large 3-4 bedroom apartment for sale with panoramic views is about 1.500.000 – 3.000.000€. Majority of the many apartments for sale in Marbella are costs 400.000€ – 1.000.000€.
If you are dreaming to buy a luxurious villa, Marbella is the right place to go! You can find all types of villas for sale, big villas, small villas, modern villas or classic villas. As with the apartments, prices depend very much on the exact location, the views, and the privacy the villa for sale offers. A small 3 or 4 bedroom villa starts around 400.000, but quickly moves towards 1.000.000 €. Some villa neighbourhoods are more exclusive and gated, such as Sierra Blanca, Cascada de Camojan and Casablanca. Many villas for sale have been completely reformed and updated with modern technology. If you are looking for a neglected villa to renovate, you have to act quick. Investors often look for villas in bad condition, and as a result these villas are being sold before they reach the market.
Benahavis is a large municipality that meets both Estepona, Marbella and Ojen. It is a place of beautiful landscape with mountains, valleys and exclusive properties for sale. When looking for properties in Benahavis, it is worth noting the different areas; La Zagaleta and El Madroñal is both exclusive mountain villages with fantastic panoramic views. Benahavis village is a very popular and charming old city with small streets and authentic properties for sale. Further towards the coast we have La Quinta and Los Flamingos which also are set on spectacular settings.
The price of the properties for sale in Benahavis very much depend on the specific area. La Zagaleta being the most expensive villa neighbourhood in Europe, with villas for sale from 3-30.000.000€. El Madroñal is opposite to La Zagaleta, and to buy a villa here costs from 1.500.000€ up towards 10.000.000€. In rest of the area the cost of a villa or apartment is slightly above average. In most cases the views are also better than the lower lying areas of Marbella and Estepona. Benahavis village offers a school, fantastic restaurants and limited shopping. Furthermore the city is also home to several luxury golf courses such as El Higueral Golf, Los Arqueros Golf and Benahavis golf. There is a few supermarkets and a small shopping centre, Monte Halcones. If you are looking for family entertainment the wonderful Cortijo de Cortes offers a spectacular show with horses and dancing. Properties for sale in Benahavis holds the price well.
If a looking to buy an apartment in Benahavis it is a buyers market. There are many different types for sale. Modern apartments for sale, classic apartments for sale, apartments with panoramic views and so on. In the area of Los Almendros the price starts at 200.000 € for a 2 bedroom apartment, with the most expensive apartments for sale around 800.000 €. In Los Flamingos most apartments are luxury apartments and prices begin around 350.000 for a 2 bedroom, and continues up to 800.000 €. Apartments for sale in La Quinta is in a similar price range, with the average apartment for sale being around 400.000 €.
If you are looking to buy a villa in La Quinta, or in Los Flamingos, the prices depend a lot on the views of the individual villa. In Los Flamingos, Benahavis prices start around 1.000.000, and the most expensive villas for sale are priced at 7.000.000€. In La Quinta, Benahavis starting price is lower, around 600.000 and goes up to 7-8.000.000. Finally the price for an average villa for sale in Benahavis is around 2.000.000 €.
Estepona is a very charming Spanish city located 10 km south of Marbella, with a very authentic feeling. Originally a fishing village, the city has developed naturally with time. The city is still undergoing improvements to meet the demands from the property owners who decide to buy property in Estepona. The city centre and its 5km long beach promenade offers many typical Spanish restaurants and Chiringuitos – Beachbars. The majority of the properties for sale in Estepona is located either in the outskirts of the city centre, or in the many beachfront apartment developments.
The permanent population in 2017 was around 75.000 inhabitants, and as a result the city is alive even in the winter time. The city offers many different activities, such as Selwo adventure park – a zoo integrated in natural surroundings, a gocart track, and a botanical garden. The municipality consists of several different areas such as Selwo, Cancelada, Atalaya, Costalita, El Cristo & Valle Romano. There is also a large industrial area, with car dealerships, outlets and home to many companies. The general price level for properties for sale is increasing. Over the last 10 years many properties have seen an increase of 50-100%.
Estepona has recently seen a high increase in new developments with apartments for sale. As a result, there is properties for sale in a broad price ranges, from at 200.000 € to 2.500.000 €. The price it costs to buy an apartment depends largely on the location. Beachfront apartments for sale in Estepona begins around 400.000 for a 2 bedroom apartment, walking distance to the beach. The price increases depending on size and the level of luxury. The price level for apartments within the city centre is below average. Outside the city mostly average, and beachfront apartments are priced above average for the area.
The beachfront apartments are within few 100 meters from the beach. Many of the beachfront apartments for sale also offers fantastic sea views. Beachfront apartments are always in high demand. The beachfront apartments for sale are mostly built during the last 15 years. In 2018 there was 3 different developments under construction, which all offer beachfront apartments for sale. They are The Edge, Emare & The Island. Almost all of the beachfront apartments for sale in Estepona offers fantastic sea views. All urbanisations are medium to high quality, with a few high luxury developments, such as Doncella and Los Granados Playa. An investment in a beachfront apartment for sale, will normally keep its price well, due to the high demand.
Modern & Luxury apartments for sale in Estepona
It is not too easy to find modern apartments for sale in Estepona. Most developments are older, and built in typical Spanish style. Many of the beachfront apartments for sale have a modern look and updated interior. Many property buyers choose to buy an older apartment, and do a full renovation. As a result, the location is central and the interior very modern. Several luxury developments are under construction in Estepona, which offers modern apartments for sale. The Edge apartments, Las Mesas & The Island townhouses are examples of this. Because of the limited number of modern apartments for sale, they are in high demand.
In Estepona, all luxury apartments for sale are located on the beachfront, which also have the nickname “The New Golden Mile”. The most luxurious of them all is Doncella Apartments, just outside the city centre. Here the apartments for sale begin around 700.000 for a 1 bedroom apartment, and continues towards 2.500.000 € for a 4 bedroom penthouse. Doncella offers a variety of services, and are kept in immaculate condition throughout. Another luxury development is Los Granados Playa, offering very spacious apartments, starting at 1.200.000€. Furthermore there is a large heated pool, restaurant and concierge service. Not far away from Los Granados Playa, Emare is under construction. Modern, spacious apartments with a starting price of 2.300.000 for a 2 bedroom apartment for sale.
If owning a villa is more appealing to you, you have plenty of choice looking for a villa for sale. In the city and nearest surrounding you will find a lot of traditional smaller villas, built in typical Andalucian style. Along the beach promenade there are several luxury beachfront villas. Furthermore East of the city there is several new projects with off-plan villas under construction. Prices start around 300.000 € for the smallest villas. The average 4 bedroom villa is around 6-700.000 € and the most expensive villas tops around 1.500.000 €.
Nueva Andalucia is a very popular residential area with a great variety of properties for sale. There are three high class golf courses, which have given this area the nickname – “The Golf Valley”. Situated just behind Puerto Banus, it is a very popular area to buy an apartment or villa in. Nueva Andalucia teems with life and offer everything you would want within few minutes drive or walk. For the golfers, there are three courses to choose from, Aloha golf, Las Brisas Golf and Los Naranjos Golf.
If you are looking for a frontline golf villa for sale, Nueva Andalucia is a good place to invest. There is also many options to buy apartments with golf views. Throughout Nueva Andalucia there is plenty of cafes, restaurants and nightclubs. You can find many exclusive restaurants and clubs, with a high service and quality level. Among our favourites are Mosh Fun Kitchen, a mix between a restaurant and a nightclub. Nao pool Club, an exclusive pool club catering for those who are looking for chilled day at the pool. If you rather prefer an exclusive dinner, Vovem Asador is a heavenly place for any steak lover. Properties for sale in Nueva Andalucia sells easily, and there is great demand for the area.
There is many different villas for sale in Nueva Andalucia so finding your dream home should be easy. Many people choose to invest in a bargain villa or find a classic Andalucian style villa for sale. The price range to buy a villa in Nueva Andalucia begins around 700.000 € and the most expensive ones will cost you around 5.000.000 €. The majority of the villas for sale cost between 1-2.000.000 €. Naturally there are many individual areas where the price will be higher or lower. Frontline golf villas have an increased price, and also villas in gated communities such as Parcelas del Golf.
There is many modern villas for sale in Nueva Andalucia, and they are in high demand. Some are completely new built villas, while others are renovated. The modern villas for sale are often built or renovated with exclusive materials, and in a minimalistic style. The price level for a modern villa is similar to classic villas in good condition.
If you prefer to invest in an apartment or a townhouse, the prices begin as low as 175.000 € for a 2 bedroom apartment. The majority of the apartments for sale is around 3-500.000 €. Prices in Nueva Andalucia is in general average for properties for sale in Marbella, with a few spectacular ones above average. Apartments with panoramic views, penthouse apartments and frontline golf apartments for sale will always have a higher price tag than the average. Another factor that affects the price is if the property for sale is in walking distance to amenities. Shops around the corner is a big advantage if the property is going to be rented out. Golf apartments for sale are also very popular as a holiday home or rental property.
Modern apartments for sale in Spain
If you are looking for a modern apartment for sale, Nueva Andalucia have a lot to offer. Because of its popularity, each year have resulted in new modern apartments for sale. Most modern apartments are built in a contemporary style, with a few offering a minimalistic look. On the inside the apartments are more spacious, with open kitchens and modern materials. The qualities and building techniques have also improved greatly over the last 10 years. The modern apartments for sale are in great demand, and sell for a higher average price. As a result, many apartments undergo a full renovation to get a modern look.
Golf apartments for sale
There is many golf apartments for sale in Nueva Andalucia, as a result of the 3 golf courses. Los Naranjos Golf, Las Brisas Golf and Aloha Golf all offers apartments frontline golf. Golf apartments for sale are in high demand due to two main reasons. One being the proximity to the golf course, which is ideal for golfers. This is attractive for for use as a holiday apartment but also as a permanent residence. Secondly, many property buyers enjoy the beautiful scenery around the golf course. Well kept green areas, peaceful surroundings and no new construction makes golf apartments for sale very attractive. The price level for a golf apartment for sale is often higher than average for the area. Especially a frontline golf apartment for sale can be in very high demand.