Nerja news: ¨apartmentsburriana.com¨ has taken over former Nerja rental properties Het Strandhuys

Nerja news: ¨apartmentsburriana.com¨ has taken over former Nerja rental properties Het Strandhuys

The climate in Nerja, the famous Balcon de Europa, the many curiosities in the surroundings of Nerja: there are many reasons why many people from all nationalities have been visiting Nerja for their holidays, for staying here in winter or even for living in Nerja on a permanent base. If you consider or like spending your holiday in Nerja, would it not be great to stay in a luxury apartment in Burriana or in a beautiful villa in Nerja? Recently the local Dutch agent ¨apartmentsburriana.com¨ has taken over the former Nerja rental properties from Het Strandhuys.

Find out more: website of this new agent (soon also in English, currently in Dutch only)

Article co-sponsored by Spanish Estate.

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

Torrox News – Interested in renting a bar in Spain along the Costa del Sol? Contact Rent a Bar in Spain!

Welcome to Rent a Bar in Spain!

We have helped many, many people realizing their dreams finding them the ideal bar at the right price in any part of the Spanish Costa del Sol! And if you are looking to rent a bar in Spain or any other business in Spain, we also want to help YOU realizing YOUR dream. We are the Costa del Sol business transfer specialists.

Our team exists of various professionals. All of us have been experts in international marketing and communications for more than 20 years. In these 20 years we have built up a wide experience in business transfers in Spain and in addition we can count on a solid network of professionals surrounding us.

Do you want to transfer your business in Spain? Do you for example want to transfer a bar in Spain? We have customers in our database waiting for the right opportunity! We work completely free of charge for you! Are you the person looking to rent a bar in Spain or perhaps any other type of business? We have got bars and businesses available for rent along the complete Costa del Sol and in any price range.

Wir sprechen deutsch – Wij spreken Nederlands – Nous parlons le Français

Get in touch with us now!
Again, we have a large database of clients looking for businesses and another database full of people looking to take over your business in Spain!

Juan: 654 644 289
jvandolder1970@gmail.com

Colin: 633 733 320
fawlks@hotmail.com

Click here for our website

Torrox-News – De Oranjerie and La Bahía del Faro working together inviting country rock band The Jack Cade Rebellion

De Oranjerie and La Bahía del Faro are both bars/small restaurants located along the Torrox-Costa promenade that opened their doors recently. Being good neighbours they are now working together offering you live country rock music performed by The Jack Cade Rebellion.

The performance will start this Saturday 16 July from 9.00pm. Everybody is more than welcome!

Both businesses are located adjacent to each other. You will find them along the Torrox-Costa promenade near the lighthouse. Walking down the stairs you will easily find them on your right hand side.

The Jack Cade Rebellion are:
Dave Cade – voice and guitars
Martin Cade – voice and guitars
Atticus Cade – voice and percussion
Oliver Cade – bass

All members have other musical projects outside The Jack Cade Rebellion. Dave has just finished a solo project CD entitled Another Day and also sings and plays guitar in duo Dave and Lucy. Martin plays in the duo Moonshine. Oliver and Atticus are founder members of the rock band New Jacket who regularly gig, and with whom Oliver plays lead guitar and sings.

Torrox News – ¨The best tapas ever in Torrox? Of course at De Oranjerie!¨, says Manolo, a local Spanish resident

De Oranjerie Torrox-Costa is a Dutch owned bistro that started their business along the Torrox-Costa promenade in March 2016. You will find typical Dutch snacks on their menu like the Dutch ¨frikandel¨ and crunchy croquet filled with the finest ragout. Apart from these snacks, the Indonesian satay with peanut butter sauce has become very popular in just a few weeks time!

However, based on the demand from the very international guests they have been welcoming from the beginning, De Oranjerie Torrox-Costa have changed their menu completely. They still offer the famous typical Dutch snacks but also for example meal salads, grilled sandwiches with cheese and ham, Dutch herring and Spanish tapas in a different way. ¨We were very posititively surprised when we got feedback from the local Spanish residents regarding our tapas¨, say Henny and Armand the owners of De Oranjerie. They add: ¨One of our Spanish guests named Manolo even said he enjoyed the best tapas in Torrox  ever in our bistro¨.

The main dishes on the new menu are offering quality food at a reasonable price. The pork in bread crumbs (schnitzel), Greek gyros and Angus beef burgers among other dishes are highly appreciated.

De Oranjerie Torrox-Costa is located along the Torrox-Costa promenade. Coming from the lighthouse it is the 4th restaurant on the right you will easily recognize. They open from Monday till Saturday from 12pm till 12am.

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Best tapas in Torrox at De Oranjerie
Best tapas in Torrox at De Oranjerie

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Torrox News – fried fish, breakfast, lunch and tapas Torrox-Costa at La Bahía del Faro

Between the many fine dining and international restaurants along the Torrox-Costa boulevard, a typical Spanish tapas bar emerged almost at the end of the promenade heading to the lighthouse where you will enjoy the personal and friendly service of Antonio, Mari Carmen and their staff. Welcome to Cafetería Bahía del Faro!

Antonio recommends everybody to ask for the tapa of the day, gambas al pil pil and his delicious jumbled up mushrooms with shrimps. Breakfast is served every morning between 9am and 12pm while you can enjoy paella every Sunday.

Eat the best fried fish, breakfast, lunch and tapas in Torrox-Costa at La Bahía del Faro along the boulevard. Coming from the lighthouse it is the 3rd restaurant to the right.

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Torrox News – Do I have to obtain a Spanish driving licence? Driving licence renewal in Spain.

If you are an EU/EEA national living in Spain, new driving regulations implemented in 2015 could force you to obtain a Spanish licence. As of 19 January 2015, European foreign residents living Spain are obliged to ‘renew’ their European licences which will kick-start the process for obtaining a Spanish one – but not everyone has to do this.

Any doubts? Contact me on jvandolder1970@gmail.com or just leave your details below.

Sponsored by Malaga Estates, part of JM Promotions.

Torrox News – Sabor a Malaga in Torrox with participation of chef Carlos Morata of La Rompiente fine dining restaurant

Picture above taken from Axarquía Plus with Jacobo Florido and Sandra Extremera

From Friday 1 July until Sunday 3 July malagueños and all the visitors of the area will have the opportunity to taste and obtain typical products from our Axarquía. Products – for example – that are elaborated with or from mango, papaya, avocado or other subtropical fruits, but also the ajobacalao from Vélez-Málaga, baby goat from Canillas de Aceituno or the sweet wine from Moclinejo. You will also find innovative products like higo chumbo (cactus) juice or snail caviar. And what about local products like oils, wines, olives, honeys, cheeses and dairy products, dry fruits, dry sausages, local beers and destilled, marmelades and much more to mention here?

All this will be celebrated along the Avenida del Faro in Torrox-Costa, near the beach of this part of Spain that is considered having the best climate in Europe. Chef Carlos Morata from La Rompiente fine dining restaurant Torrox will also be present on Friday 1 July from 10.00pm.

Malaga Estates will be visiting Sabor a Malaga in Torrox too!

Torrox News – Shock Decline in Sterling Following EU Referendum

After Britain’s shock vote to leave the European Union last week, the effects on the currency markets, and sterling in particular, have been profound.

The pound plunged to its lowest level in more than 3 decades, and you can see the sharp fall in GBP/EURO and GBP/EURO in the charts below, showing the movements in these currency pairs over the last 7 days.

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Shock decline in Sterling EU Referendum Brexit
Shock decline in Sterling EU Referendum Brexit

GBP/USD

Shock decline in Sterling EU Referendum Brexit
Shock decline in Sterling EU Referendum Brexit

What next for sterling?

Some major bank analysts have predicted the currency would fall further in the months ahead, as financial investors price in the uncertainties unleashed by the Brexit vote and the scale of the damage to Britain’s economic prospects.

HSBC have cut its GBP/USD forecast to $1.20, and it’s GBP/EUR forecast to €1.08.

Other forecasts suggest that the euro could also weaken significantly due to the potential domino effect of other EU nations holding their own referendums, which creates huge uncertainty for the Eurozone.

It’s also likely that the Bank of England will cut interest rates later in the year, as they will have to do something to try and prop up an economy that had already slowed in the run in to Thursday’s vote.

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