Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to our Q&A page about property sales and holiday rentals on the Costa del Sol! In this section, you will find answers to the most common questions our clients have when considering using our services in this spectacular destination. Our team of real estate experts have put together a comprehensive guide to provide you with all the information you need to make informed and confident decisions.
Find out all about the Costa del Sol's exciting property market, from the best areas to invest in to the buying process and the additional services we offer to make your experience as smooth and successful as possible. If you're thinking of converting your holiday paradise into your own home in this beautiful corner of Spain, or spending your next dream holiday here, you've come to the right place. Read on to find the answers that will help you take the first step towards your next home on the Costa del Sol - we're here to help you every step of the way!
What kind of properties are available on the Costa del Sol?
At GR Estates, the leading real estate agency on the Costa del Sol, we offer a wide range of properties to suit all your needs and preferences. Our portfolio includes stunning flats with panoramic sea views, luxurious villas with private pools and lush gardens, cosy townhouses with traditional charm, modern flats with all the comforts and plots of land ideal for building your dream home. Discover our selection of properties on the Costa del Sol and find your perfect place under the Mediterranean sun on our website, our social networks (@grestatesfuengirola ) or by contacting our team specialised in sales and holiday rentals.
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What are the best areas to buy property on the Costa del Sol?
The Costa del Sol is known for its mild climate all year round, beautiful beaches, a wide variety of amenities and its proximity to major cities. Here are some of the most popular areas where we work and where you would find great investments. Tell us what you want to achieve and our team will do all the work!
- Fuengirola: It is a cosmopolitan town with a wide range of services and an extensive beach. Its promenade is very popular for strolling and enjoying the sea views, it also presents a wide variety of musical events, family activities and numerous celebrations and parties for its locals and visitors. Fuengirola is an attractive option for those looking for a more lively life on the Costa del Sol.
- Marbella: This is one of the most luxurious and famous areas on the Costa del Sol. It is known for its exclusive urbanisations, top class golf courses, golden sandy beaches and vibrant nightlife. The town offers a wealth of high quality restaurants, shops and services. In addition, its location close to Malaga (approximately 50 km) makes it a very attractive option for those looking for a sophisticated lifestyle.
- Mijas: A charming and picturesque area consisting of three main areas: Mijas Pueblo, Mijas Costa and La Cala de Mijas. Mijas Pueblo is a typical white mountain village with narrow cobbled streets. Mijas Costa offers a wide range of flats and houses next to the beach, and La Cala de Mijas is a coastal town with well-developed beaches and services.
- Benalmádena: This area is known for its famous marina and amusement park, Tivoli World. Benalmádena attracts many tourists and residents looking for a lively coastal life with a wide range of entertainment, restaurants and shops. It is also a popular choice for families due to its leisure facilities.
What is the process of buying a property on the Costa del Sol?
The buying process can be divided into 4 basic stages, below we explain the most important aspects of each one. If you want to understand the process in more detail, you can visit our blog dedicated to this topic. The total time to complete all the stages can vary, but it usually takes between 1 and 3 months from reservation to the signing of the title deeds. It is essential to have professional advice throughout the whole process to ensure that everything is carried out correctly and to avoid future problems. Let's look at the different stages:
- Property search and selection. We define your needs and preferences to start the search. Once you have selected the property, you can make a financial reservation to secure the property.
- Deposit contract or purchase contract. The contract is signed and usually involves a down payment (arras), this represents a significant percentage of the purchase price (usually between 5% and 10%). This contract sets out the final terms and conditions of the purchase and fixes the date for the signing of the title deeds.
- Legal and technical checks. It is important to carry out legal and technical checks on the property.
- Signing of the title deed and registration. Signing of the public deed before a notary and then the deed must be registered at the Land Registry.
How can I make an appointment with you?
We offer several ways to contact us to find out about available properties, or to get more information about a property that has piqued your interest.
- Call our sales expert: Our team of expert agents are ready to deal with your enquiries and arrange appointments. Call +34 617 755 268 or write a WhatsApp, you will be greeted by our head of department Jaime Caparrós, an expert in buying and selling properties on the Costa del Sol. He will provide you with personalised advice on the properties you are most interested in...we are just a phone call away!
- Through our website: Visit our website, gr-estates.com, and click on the "Contact" section. Fill in the contact form with your details and queries, and one of our agents will soon contact you with the best options available.
- Write to us on social media: We are active on all major social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Send us a direct message or comment on our posts, and we will be happy to answer your questions and help you with anything you need.
Can you help me with the management of the property if I decide to rent it out?
GR Estates offers outstanding holiday rental management that provides numerous benefits to owners who decide to put their properties up for holiday rental. As real estate experts on the Costa del Sol, we can highlight some of these benefits for you:
- Experience and Market Knowledge. GR Estates has a team of experienced professionals who are experts in the Costa del Sol holiday rental market. Their in-depth knowledge of the area enables them to advise owners on competitive prices and market trends, thus maximising the income potential of the property.
- Effective Marketing and Promotion. The real estate agency uses efficient marketing strategies to promote holiday rental properties. They leverage their online presence, social media and partnerships with other platforms to ensure wide visibility and attract a relevant audience.
- Rigorous Tenant Selection. GR Estates takes care of the careful selection of tenants to ensure the safety and proper care of the property. They carry out checks and references to ensure that tenants are responsible and reliable.
- Comprehensive management. From initial booking to check-out, the real estate company takes care of all aspects of holiday rental management, including guest reception, cleaning, maintenance and customer service. This relieves the owner of the burden of administrative and operational tasks.
- Optimising Occupancy and Profitability. GR Estates works to optimise property occupancy and maximise profitability. We adjust rates according to seasonal demand and use the best efficient strategies to ensure that the property is occupied as much of the time as possible.
- Quality Customer Service. The real estate company provides high quality customer service to both owners and tenants. This ensures a positive experience for guests and, in turn, encourages repeat bookings and referrals, which contributes to a steady stream of revenue.
In short, having GR Estates holiday rental management offers a wide range of valuable benefits for owners, including increased profitability, peace of mind and a worry-free experience. This translates into a beneficial and successful partnership between owners and the real estate company, strengthening its position in the market and attracting more owners looking to monetise their properties effectively in the Costa del Sol's attractive holiday rental market.
Do you offer legal or financial advice during the process of buying and selling a property?
Of course we do! At GR Estates we are committed to providing a comprehensive service to ensure that your property buying or selling experience is a successful one. Our team of experts are available to advise you on all legal and financial matters relating to property transactions on the Costa del Sol.
We are here to answer all your questions and provide guidance at every stage of the process. However, it is essential to stress that, although we offer sound advice, we always recommend consultation with professionals specialising in real estate law and finance. Legal and financial experts have the knowledge and experience to address the specific details of your situation and ensure that you are making informed and confident decisions. Our mission is to provide you with the best possible support, and part of that involves directing you to professionals who can provide specialist legal and financial advice if they see fit.
What are the main attractions and amenities close to the properties for sale?
On the Costa del Sol, and more specifically in Fuengirola, potential buyers will find a wide range of tourist attractions, such as beaches with lifeguard safety and bathing, the Bioparc and Sohail Castle, offering a vibrant coastal lifestyle. Shopping centres such as Miramar and Parque Miramar provide shopping and entertainment options, while schools such as Salliver and Los Boliches ensure quality education for families. The town also boasts hospitals and an excellent transport system, as well as nearby golf courses for golf enthusiasts. All this makes the Costa del Sol an attractive and versatile place to live or invest.
Mijas Costa, another charming destination on the Costa del Sol, also has picturesque coves and sandy beaches, such as Playa de Calahonda and Playa de La Luna, perfect for swimming and water sports. The Paseo Marítimo is a pleasant place to stroll along the seafront, enjoying panoramic views and a selection of restaurants and bars. The charming seaside village of La Cala de Mijas is a lovely place to stroll and dine and, for golf enthusiasts, La Cala Golf Club offers three 18-hole golf courses. Families can also enjoy the Aquamijas Water Park, with slides and water rides for fun-filled days out.
Benalmádena, on the other hand, is an exceptional destination with golden sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, such as Playa de Malapesquera and Playa de Santa Ana, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the sun. Puerto Marina is one of the most emblematic ports in the region, where you can find restaurants, shops and a lively nightlife. In addition, the Parque de la Paloma offers a stunning setting with lakes, gardens and wildlife, ideal for strolling and enjoying the tranquil atmosphere. Golf lovers can enjoy the Torrequebrada Golf Course, an 18-hole course with stunning sea views.
Is it safe to invest in property on the Costa del Sol?
The Costa del Sol offers a unique combination of security, stability, property growth and attractiveness to investors. These factors make this region an excellent choice for those looking to invest in property in a secure location with long-term growth potential. It offers a wide variety of properties, from beachfront flats to luxury villas and golf courses. This diversity allows investors to choose according to their preferences and needs, providing opportunities for all budgets. Over the last few years, the Costa del Sol has experienced sustained growth in the real estate sector, indicating a steady demand and stability in investment.
It is also one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations, ensuring a constant flow of tourists throughout the year. This is beneficial for homeowners, as there is a stable market for holiday rentals. The region is highly attractive for foreign investors, especially from Northern European countries and Russia. This is due to its pleasant year-round climate, quality infrastructure and facilities for international residents. And, on the other hand, according to reports from the local property market, the value of properties on the Costa del Sol has been steadily increasing in recent years. This appreciation in value is a positive indicator for investors, as it can offer significant returns over the long term.
Finally, it is worth noting the low crime rate compared to other tourist areas in Spain and Europe. This provides a sense of security for residents and visitors, which in turn attracts investors looking for secure properties for their families and as a long-term investment.
What is your experience in the Costa del Sol property market?
GR Estates Real Estate has demonstrated its expertise and in-depth knowledge of the Costa del Sol property market since 1996. With more than 25 years of experience, they have established a solid reputation as leaders in the sector in the area. Their extensive experience has allowed the team to develop a deep understanding of the local market, as well as the unique trends and opportunities that this sought-after coastal area has to offer.
As experts in real estate marketing on the Costa del Sol, GR Estates stands out for its comprehensive approach to both property purchase and holiday rental management. They provide a complete and personalised service, advising clients every step of the way. Whether they are looking to acquire a property for their own use or to invest in the holiday rental market, GR Estates has the experience and knowledge to guide clients towards the best decisions. The confidence in GR Estates' ability to help clients is reflected in the long list of satisfied clients with successful results. The highly qualified team is committed to excellence in customer service, and the focus is on individual needs ensuring that each client receives personalised attention and a solution tailored to their goals.
GR Estates is a reliable and safe choice for those looking to maximise their real estate investment opportunities in this exclusive coastal region and drive their ideas to success.
We hope that our Questions and Answers have been of great help in clarifying any doubts you may have had about the services we provide. Our commitment is to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions and feel as safe as possible when investing in this beautiful destination. If you still have any further questions or need personal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to make your dream of living on the Costa del Sol a reality!
The GR Estates Team