Get the most euros when you buy Málaga property

11.01.2017

By our guest blogger Peter Lavelle

Get the best exchange rate when buying your dream property in Malaga

Get the most euros when you buy Málaga property! Do you have your heart set on buying your dream property in Málaga in 2017? If so whether, you intend to buy a 2-bedroom furnished penthouse in La Cala de Mijas for €255,000, or 3-bedroom country villa with a swimming pool in Torrox for €360,000, you’ll want the best exchange rate.

After all, if the exchange rate is flying high when you transfer money to your Spanish bank account to buy your ideal property in Málaga, you’ll obtain more euros! With this in mind, here are 5 top tips to get you the highest possible total, when you exchange pounds to euros to buy a Málaga property in 2017.

5 Top tips to get the most euros when you buy Málaga property in 2017

1. Use a specialist currency broker to transfer your money to Spain, instead of your high street bank. This is because the banks know that people go to them as the first port of call, so they offer inferior exchange rates. Instead, a dedicated foreign exchange dealer can offer you an exchange rate up to 5% better than your bank. On a £200,000 transfer to Spain, that’s an extra €10,000!

2. Look at transferring your money to Spain, well before you intend to buy your property in Malaga. This is because this gives you the biggest possible window of time for a good exchange rate to become available. Instead, if you transfer your money at the last minute, you’ll have to accept whatever exchange rate is available at that time, which could mean you receive a lower euro total!

3. Accept a good exchange rate as soon as it becomes available, don’t wait to see how high it goes. This is because the exchange rates are extremely volatile, and liable to fall in the blink of an eye. Hence, if you wait to see how high the exchange rate goes, you could miss the peak, and lose out! With this in mind, it’s better to accept a good rate as soon as you see it, to get more euros.

4. Make sure that the currency broker you use is directly authorised by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. This will ensure that the currency dealer adheres to all legal and regulatory requirements to keep your money safe, such as keeping your money ringfenced in separate client accounts. This way, you can feel certain that your money will arrive safe, to buy your Málaga property.

5. Avoid foreign exchange brokers that charge fees or commission. In 2017, you can transfer hundreds of thousands of pounds to your Spanish bank account, without paying even a penny in fees or commission. Just ask the currency dealer you’re talking to if they charge any extras, and if they say ‘Yes’, go elsewhere. This way, all your money will go toward buying your dream Málaga property.

Contact Peter Lavelle to transfer money to Spain to buy a property in Málaga

With these 5 tips, you’ll be well on your way to get the highest possible euro total, when you transfer money to Spain to buy a property in Málaga. Keep them in mind!

By Peter Lavelle at foreign exchange broker Pure FX.

Spanish Malaga Estate – The power of winter sun in Torrox, Nerja and along the Costa del Sol – real estate Malaga

Spanish Malaga Estate – The power of winter sun in Torrox, Nerja and along the Costa del Sol – real estate Malaga

October 2016 reports show foreign buyers went sun chasing in October, with areas like Torrox-Costa, Nerja and the Costa del Sol now trending.

This is something we see basically every year, but it comes at the end of a particularly good year for Torrox-Costa, Nerja and the Costa del Sol. The Ministry of Development (Fomento) just reported a healthy rise in foreign sales, particularly in Torrox-Costa where a major part of all house sales in Q2 2016 went to non-Spanish buyers.

British buyers continue to dominate demand in Torrox-Costa, Nerja and along the Costa del Sol. This will increase in 2017, especially for Torrox-Costa and based on the many efforts the local government does to invite international buyers and tourists to this place known for having the best climate in Europe. Last week the local mayor Oscar Medina España and the Councillor for Tourism Sandra Extremera attended the World Travel Market in London where they signed contracts with various British tour operators.

Click here to view opportunities to enjoy the power of winter sun in Torrox, Nerja and along the Costa del Sol.

Nederlandse makelaar Costa del Sol: huizenkopers zien door de bomen het bos niet meer!

Nederlandse makelaar Malaga

¨De huizenmarkt in Spanje en die aan de Costa del Sol in het bijzonder is door de decennia heen altijd al vrij chaotisch geweest¨, aldus JM van Dolder, Nederlandse makelaar Costa del Sol. Eén van de redenen hiervoor is simpelweg het feit dat iedereen huizen te koop mag aanbieden, daarvoor hoeft niemand bepaalde kwalificaties of diploma´s te behalen. Met – in theorie – alleen een autorisatie van de verkoper en de documentatie van de betreffende woning in bezit mag een makelaar een woning in Spanje te koop aanbieden. Maar niet alleen een makelaar! Dit mag de locale café-eigenaar ook, en de huisvrouw die handig is op internet, de uitbater van het tankstation….. Aardige mensen vaak, maar meestal geen vakmensen als het gaat om de onroerendgoedsector! Wist u bijvoorbeeld dat niet alles dat op een woning lijkt daadwerkelijk als woning (¨vivienda¨) verkocht mag worden? De diverse internationale huizenportalen die woningen in Spanje aanbieden geven mede om deze reden vaak een heel verkeerd beeld van het aanbod!

Het kopen van een woning in Spanje is voor de meeste mensen een vrij grote investering. Bij het kopen van een woning in Spanje gaat het ook vaak nog eens om het investeren van de door hard werken bij elkaar gespaarde centen. Kopen mensen een woning in hun eigen land, dan zouden ze wel uitkijken om met ¨zomaar iemand¨ in zee te gaan, alleen omdat hij of zij leuke foto´s van een woning laat zien. Het gekke is – en dat geldt lang niet alleen voor Nederlanders en Belgen – dat bij de aankoop van een woning in Spanje het soms lijkt alsof kopers alle ¨common sense¨, kennis en intelligentie overboord gooien en bijvoorbeeld in één week tijd met 5 tussenpersonen (al dan niet gekwalificeerd) in totaal 30 woningen gaan kijken waarvan enkele meerdere malen met verschillende tussenpersonen.

¨De woningmarkt aan de Costa del Sol is niet transparant¨, hoor ik mensen wel eens zeggen. Of: ¨We zien door de bomen het bos niet meer¨.

Het feit dat praktisch iedereen in Spanje woningen te koop mag aanbieden en verkopers een ongelimiteerd aantal tussenpersonen mogen inschakelen, is helaas een gegeven en daar kunnen we niks aan veranderen. Hoe kunnen wij en hoe kunt u ZELF er nou voor zorgen dat u uw ideale woning in Spanje op een enigszins doeltreffende wijze vindt?

Door in zee te gaan met één, maximaal twee locale en gekwalificeerde makelaars die luisteren naar uw wensen, weten wat ze verkopen en beschikken over een solide netwerk van professionals.

JM van Dolder is Nederlandse makelaar aan de Costa del Sol en landinwaarts sinds 2007.

De crisis van 2008 was voor hem een kans. Hij is van mening dat de bekende huizenportals in Spanje té succesvol zijn geworden omdat bijvoorbeeld één en dezelfde woning zeven keer op dezelfde huizenportal wordt aangeboden door zeven verschillende tussenpersonen.

JM van Dolder heeft huizen in Spanje verkocht in goede en in slechte tijden. ¨De truc is om altijd met de kopersmarkt in contact te zijn en ervoor te zorgen dat de verkoper een realistisch beeld voorgeschoteld krijgt van wat hij of zij qua prijs mag verwachten¨.

jvandolder1970@gmail.com

Klik hier voor de website van Malaga Estates and Luxury Homes

Luxury homes Torrox, Nerja, Frigiliana and Marbella – just a small selection from agency Malaga Costa del Sol Property for sale

A new agency full of experienced professionals in the area of Malaga Costa del Sol property for sale opened its doors in spring 2016. This new team focusses on sales of Malaga Costa del Sol property and especially of luxury homes in Torrox, Nerja, Frigiliana and Marbella.

Click this link to see just a small selection of luxury Malaga Costa del Sol property for sale

The team is lead by Elsa Esther Rodríguez, JC García and JM van Dolder. All together they have more than 25 years of experience in Malaga Costa del Sol property and during these many years of experience they all have constructed their networks of reliable partners and professionals.

Luxury homes Marbella

JM van Dolder says: ¨Since the end of 2015 we have seen a very clear trend that buyers have been investing again in Malaga Costa del Sol property. In addition we see that Marbella has become more popular than ever, especially considering the purchase of contemporary villas in the price range between 1 million and 2.5 million Euros. Luxury homes in Marbella have been more popular than ever. People even buy off-plan¨.

Luxury homes Torrox

Compared to luxury homes in Marbella, in Torrox it is more difficult to find luxury properties. Torrox has more and more become a niche market. It is incredible to see how this place has been developing since mayor Óscar Medina España took over the local government. Many projects have been started to improve the area. A project leaded by Sandra Extremera in order to improve the local beaches that was defined 30 years ago, finally started under this local government and FTE have even been doubled in order to speed up the project so that it will end before the holiday season. Torrox is attracting more and more quality people and the agency Malaga Costa del Sol property can help you finding those luxury homes in Torrox in that local niche market.

Luxury homes Nerja

Do you know Nerja? A Spanish typical white town located along the east side of the Costa del Sol. An authentic village yet with all modern conveniences people require today. A fishers village like you see on some paintings with some tourism but without the mass-tourism you see in many other Spanish coast resorts. Nerja is also the place where the Sierra de Alhama, Tejeda and Almijara touch the Mediterranean Sea. Compared to neighbour village Torrox there are more luxury homes in Nerja available for sale. Popular areas for luxury homes Nerja are located just outside the village in Punta Lara and San Rafael. Contact Malaga Costa del Sol property and they will show you around!

Luxury homes Frigiliana

Frigiliana is the pearl of the Costa del Sol. It has been elected most beautiful village of Spain three times already. Frigiliana is the ideal mix between coast life and the traditional Spanish inland life. People from all over the world have known Frigiliana for years and that is why luxury homes in Frigiliana can be rather easily found. Malaga Costa del Sol Property is specialist in this area.

It does not matter whether you are looking for luxury homes Marbella, luxury homes Torrox, luxury homes Nerja or luxury homes Frigiliana: at Malaga Costa del Sol Property you find an experienced multilingual team with a mature network of reliable professionals surrounding them, in this way being able to offer you the service you deserve that is far beyond Spanish average. Languages spoken fluently are English, Spanish, French, German and Dutch.

Click here for our address and more contact details

JM van Dolder
+34-654 644 289
jvandolder1970@gmail.com

Torrox News – country houses getting cheaper like this 4-bedroom one with pool and garden near Sayalonga and Algarrobo

Torrox News – buyers still love country houses but prefer not buying too high up in the mountains

A news article from Malaga Estates Costa del Sol.

In the last 10 years we have seen a very clear trend: people who bought properties like country houses up in the mountains sell those properties and buy nearer to the coast now. Country houses in Torrox, Frigiliana, Sayalonga and Algarrobo are very popular nowadays.

Because of the fact that some vendors have reached a higer age, prices for country houses in for example Torrox, Frigiliana, Sayalonga and Algarrobo are – against the trend – getting cheaper. Inmobiliaria Mimi Real Estate Malaga Costa del Sol would like to offer you this awesome country house near Sayalonga and Algarrobo at a very reasonable price.

Country house for sale near Algarrobo and Sayalonga with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, garden with fruit trees, approximately 9,000m2 of land. Spacious lounge with diner and fireplace. Porched terrace and private pool. A rural villa with good access from the main road!

The main house has 2 bedrooms plus office that could be used as the 3rd bedroom. There are also 2 bathrooms in the main house of which one is en-suite. In the separate complete apartment there are 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom and salon and kitchen with a window facing South.

Rustic area between Algarrobo and Sayalonga
Good access, just a few meters from the main road
Plot: 9,300 m2
Built: 145 m2
Living space: 136 m2
Built all over one level, so no stairs.
Constructed in 2003

Price reduced from 250,000 to 225,000 Euros.
Click this link for more pictures.

Inmobiliaria Malaga Estates
jvandolder1970@gmail.com
+34-654 644 289

For sale Rincon de la Victoria 3 bedroom high-class property price reduced to 190000 Euros

For sale Rincon de la Victoria 3 bedroom high-class property price reduced to 190000 Euros

Another awesome property offered by Malaga Estates Costa del Sol!

This very beautiful Rincon de la Victoria property for sale is located on a corner in a upper-class neighbourhood and offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathroom. It offers fantastic views over Malaga. A very comfortable Rincon de la Victoria property for sale! A spacious lounge with big windows and lots of sunlight. Terrace oriented to the south-west so that you can enjoy the sun until the late hours almost all year long. Fully equipped kitchen with diner and water filtering system. From the kitchen you access a patio sized 80 SQM that is partially covered with washing machine and German quality water filtering system. You will like the many colours that the flowers and plants offer on the other side of the terrace.

3 Bedrooms: 2 double rooms of which one is having an en-suite bathroom and a comfortable electric bed. Big family bathroom and a small office. Storage room sized 2×3 metres and a garage with parking for 2 vehicles. Near golf courts

– 3 Bedrooms
– 2 Bathrooms
– Storage room
– Fully equipped kitchen
– Domestic appliances
– 3 Wardrobes
– Washing machine
– Satellite dish
– Lift
– Orientation south-west
– Communal garden
– Communal pool
– Terrace
– Communal fee 200 Euros/Month
– Garage with parking for 2 vehicles

Price of this Rincon de la Victoria property for sale reduced from 239,000 to 190,000 Euros

Please see more pictures clicking this link.

Malaga Estates Costa del Sol
jvandolder1970@gmail.com
+34-654 644 289

Torrox-News – Italian designer reduces price of his 4-bedroom stylish property with pool and garage in Torrox to 159000 Euros

Torrox-News – Italian designer reduces prices of his 4-bedroom stylish property in Torrox to 159,000 Euros

If there is one property in Torrox that can be considered stylish and based on high-class Italian design, it must be this one offered by Malaga Estates Costa del Sol. This property in Torrox is built over 3 floors and offers fantastic views over the mountains and the Mediterranean. Orientation to the south-west so you will enjoy the maximum amount of sun hours during the full year. A first-class property for sale in Torrox for people with a very good taste and at a reasonable reduced price of 169,000 Euros only.

Huge lounge with diner. The windows in the lounge are oriented to the south and offer very beautiful views. Going down from the lounge stairs will lead you to 2 bedrooms, a big bathroom and a storage room. All these rooms are having heating. At this floor you will also find the garage for one vehicle and two motorcycles. In this garage you will also find another storage room, a washing machine and a big water heater sufficient for 5 people living in the house.

On the 3rd floor you will find a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a build-in wardrobe and a dressing room. The 4th bedroom with build-in wardrobe is also on this floor. Heating all over the property.

Urban area
Built: 150.00 SQM
On less than 1.000 M from the beach
Year of construction: 2004
Very good maintained, ready to step in
Ready for wheelchair users
Area: Torrox-Pueblo

– 4 Bedrooms
– 2 Bathrooms
– 1 Toilet
– 2 Storage rooms
– American style luxurious kitchen
– Domestic appliances
– Individual heating
– Air conditioning
– Washing machine
– Satellite dish
– Lift
– Internet/Wifi
– Orientation south-west
– Pool
– Sports facilities
– Community fee 70 Euros/Month
– Garage for 1 vehicle and 2 motorcycles

– Marble floor
– Wooden windows

In the neighbourhood
– Schools
– Cultural center
– Sports center
– Public transport: Bus
Motorway 1 KM
Torrox Pueblo 1KM
Malaga Airport 53 KM

Price reduced from 189,000 Euros to 169,000 Euros

More pictures of this property in Torrox if you click on this link.

Malaga Estates Costa del Sol
jvandolder1970@gmail.com
+34-654 644 289

 

Torrox News – last legal detached country house for sale below 100,000 Euros – registered as ¨vivienda¨ not ¨apero¨ or worse

Torrox News – last legal detached country house for sale below 100,000 Euros – registered as ¨vivienda¨ not ¨apero¨ or worse

Malaga Estates Costa del Sol offers this last opportunity!

First of all I have got very good news for you: this property is the LAST and ONLY detached country house in Torrox priced up to 100,000 Euros with the official qualification of ¨vivienda¨ (not ¨apero¨). A ¨apero¨ is nothing more than a building to store some tools whereas a ¨vivienda¨ is a full family home. A lot of Spanish people try to sell their ¨aperos¨ as family homes and as a consequence (foreign) buyers face legal problems after the purchase!

Reference Casita-decampo2:
Detached country house in Torrox sized 84 sqm on a plot of about 491 sqm, but included in the price there are 2 more plot numbers which make the total plot approximately 1,200 sqm. On request we will send you a birdview-picture on which you can see the plot numbers that are included in the sale.

Knowing this type of detached country houses in Torrox, the access road can be considered as easy accessible.
From the motorway junction Torrox I calculated 16 minutes to arrive but when you are used to driving on the land roads it would probably take you 10 to 12 minutes to arrive from the motorway junction.

This detached country house in Torrox exists of 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a living room with fireplace. The rustic location on the countryside as well as the fact that the house is detached having marvellous (sea) views are the main features of this property. The ideal alternative for people who do not want to live in the noisy coast area at a very reasonable price.

Price 92,500 Euros. No additional cost for a water share or a water connection because the property has its own well that guarantees water! In addition there are a water deposit and a pump system that guarantee water pressure much more than companies like Aqualia.

Please note: offers up to 90,000 Euros have not been accepted in the last few months. We at Inmobiliaria Mimi Real Estate Torrox Costa del Sol sold the house in front, a similar one with worse qualities, at 94,500 Euros.

If interested we always recommend to view as soon as you can.
More pictures can be seen if you click this link.

Our contact details:
Malaga Estates Costa del Sol
jvandolder1970@gmail.com
+34-654 644 289

Torrox-News – Malaga Estates Costa del Sol launches second website

Torrox-News – Malaga Estates Costa del Sol launches website Malaga Costa del Sol Property for sale

Last 1 April 2016 Malaga Estates Costa del Sol launched their second website. Their original website will keep on working as usual and their presence on the many international property web portals will remain the same. The focus of this second website is a bit wider than the one of the original website. That is why the name Malaga Costa del Sol Property for sale was chosen.

Article co-sponsored by Malaga Estates.

¨We decided to launch this second website as an additional marketing communication channel¨, says JM van Dolder, CEO of Malaga Estates Costa del Sol. ¨We added some new technologies that fit with our way of working based on the 4 Ps from marketing expert Philip Kotler to which we added 3 extra Ps ourselves, among them the Ps from ¨People¨ and ¨Passion¨. And of course we have widened our strategy now working in a much bigger area than before.

Since July 2015 Malaga Estates Costa del Sol have changed their marketing strategy now focussing on the international buyers market. ¨And the results have been more than satisfactory¨, adds JM van Dolder. He continues: ¨Our way of working has improved considerably since July 2015 and has helped us leverage our business much more than expected¨.

Buyers with purchase power from many countries have found MalagaEstates Costa del Sol. If you want to sell your property along the Costa del Sol or if you have been frustrated by the lack of results with other estate agents, please feel free to contact us and we will have a chat!

Malaga Estates Costa del Sol
E-mail: jvandolder1970@gmail.com
Phone: +34-654 644 289

Torrox News – Villa cortijo with mango farm for sale near Torre del Mar – book your viewing at Malaga Estates

Villa cortijo with mango farm for sale near Torre del Mar – book your viewing at Malaga Estates

Beautiful Spanish villa – cortijo – farmhouse located on 10 minutes from the coast at Torre del Mar. Another awesome property offered by Malaga Estates Costa del Sol.

This is a fantastic opportunity to obtain a very private beautiful two storey country house with a plantation of around 2000 mango trees set within approximately 18,000 sqm of land situated 300m from the main road and 10 minutes to the beach at Torre del Mar.

The villa features four bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes, an en-suite bathroom and dressing room from the master bedroom, an additional en-suite to the second double bedroom and a family bathroom. There is a beautiful fitted kitchen with built-in appliances, a separate utility room, dining room and a lounge with log burner fireplace plus an office/additional reception room. All rooms have hot and cold air conditioning and/or ceiling fans.

This superb property offers a spacious country home with an immediate annual income generated from the farming of mango trees and an opportunity exists for additional income to be generated by luxury rental, B&B or part let. Perfectly located and easily accessible the finca is only 5 minutes from the historic town of Velez Malaga, 10 minutes from the beach resort of Torre del Mar, 1½ hours from the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada and Malaga International Airport is only 35 minutes away.

Price reduced from 799,950 to 675,000 Euros
Click this link for more pictures

Enquiries:
Inmobiliaria Mimi Real Estate Torrox Costa del  Sol
jvandolder1970@gmail.com or +34-654 644 289
Please mention reference MT01MM.