SAN Pedro is one of various ‘top tips’ that will be a hive for foreign buyers in 2021.
That is the view of director of Winkworth Spain, Chris Vent, who has seen a boom in popularity in the nearby towns of Estepona and Casares Costa.
Indeed the Costa del Sol has a number of ‘pockets’ that are great value for buyers.
While Puerto Banus is still well sought after for expats, Chris believes potential buyers should also check out other gems often missed out.
“Marbella and Banus have international appeal because they are secure and the lifestyle is perfect. It is always going to be popular out here.
“But there are plenty of other pockets on the Costa de Sol where people can find incredible properties at a great price that ticks all the boxes.’
He suggests the nearby area of Casares Costa for its great beaches and countryside, plus its excellent location near Estepona and Sotogrande.
Chris also believes Estepona, just 20 minutes west of Marbella, offers great value and is an ‘authentic’ slice of Spain at a reasonable price.
He recently sold a property in the Valle Romano area for just €98,000 and thanks to recent investment in the area’s infrastructure, including sports facilities, a new hospital and walking and cycle tracks along the seafront, he predicts the area is set to boom.
Other good investments can be found in Guadalmina Alta, close to San Pedro, where stunning properties can sell for in excess of €2million.
“Guadalmina Alta is also popular, we sold 15 properties there last year. It has a brand appeal and when people sell, we typically find that they are just downsizing, but staying in the area.
“That is telling you something about how highly they regard the area.”
While only 24, Chris has six years of experience under his belt and is passionate about finding his clients a dream home that matches their lifestyle, needs and price range.
“The appeal of living here is being able to ski two-and-a-half hours away, and get to Ronda, Sevilla and Jerez in under two hours. You’re spoilt with options, which is why people love to live here,” he explains.
And while Brexit is still to be sorted and COVID-19 still a concern, Chris believes now is the time to buy as more and more people look to Spain as the ultimate sanctuary.
“The coastal area is doing very well at the moment as a lot of people are being told to ‘WFH’, working remotely in Spain is far more appealing.
“There are loads of affordable properties here in the sun and by the sea so it’s the perfect place to live and work. We’re seeing a big trend of people moving out now.”
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