11 reasons why you want to live in Marbella!

13-02-2019

Our certified property consultants have written a helpful guide with tips and reasons about why you want to live in Marbella!  You can download our guide ''11 reasons why you want to live in Marbella" for FREE here. 

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7 steps till your Spanish dreamhouse!

19-11-2018

Dreaming of a property in Spain? Then you definitely don't want to miss our free eBook '7 steps till your Spanish dreamhouse'. This guide has been carefully made by our certified property consultants and will help you in the preparation of buying a property in Spain. You’ll learn everything about the proces which starts when you have found the property of your dreams. Download our FREE eBook here!

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Successful Spanish night!

26-10-2018

Tapas, live music and a clear presentation about Spanish real estate and property taxes. Those were the ingredients of our Spanish night yesterday in Kalmthout, Belgium. Together with Allure Real Estate we've organized this free evening for people who are interested in buying a house in Spain. Thank you all for coming and we hope you've gained a lot of inspiration!  Interested in receiving information as well? Send an email to info@questates.com. 

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Questates present on Second Home Expo

07-09-2018

The 22th and 23th of September we will be present at the Second Home Belgium Expo in Brussels. Are you looking for a second home in Marbella, Spain?

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Marbella Golden Mile

12-11-2017

Marbella Golden Mile is one of the most exclusive and luxurious areas of the city. It was a project of the builder Pedro Rodríguez and has different developments. If by something it is defined, it is for being a calm zone and very guarded. The Golden Mile is located in an area very close to the central axis of the city, only 10 minutes away, but without being in the center. It is at the foot of La Concha, the symbolic mountain of Marbella, so many families and couples seeking tranquili...

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Historical Heritage of the Costa del Sol

23-07-2017

The Costa del Sol is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Spain. It is a perfect settlement for many different types of vacation packages. We have from golf tourism, health tourism and beach tourism, to people traveling to the Costa del Sol to live the atmosphere and the night parties or families with small children who come to enjoy their holidays. However, in the province of Malaga and specifically on the Costa del Sol we have a very valuable and very interesting historical herit...

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How to buy in Spain

24-06-2017

Questates is already on the web How to Buy in Spain, a fantastic source of information for foreigners who want to buy a home in Spain and need help to do so. Why is this website so useful? Precisely because it was created by foreigners who bought houses in Spain and there they learned all the necessary steps for the purchase of the house, from the search of properties to the signature of the buy-sell. If you browse the website you will find that you don’t only have information about...

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Sohail Castle in Fuengirola

12-05-2017

Sohail Castle is currently one of the most emblematic monuments of the city of Fuengirola. In its surroundings are celebrated every year some of the most famous cultural activities and events of the Fuengirolean calendar, as well as numerous concerts and performances. The castle has become, by its excellent situation, a benchmark of leisure. This fortress is located on a small hill, almost 40 meters above sea level and that makes the views it possesses are wonderful. Also, it is next to the F...

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Equestrian Art School Costa del Sol

28-04-2017

The Equestrian School of the Costa del Sol, located in the municipality of Estepona, is one of the most prestigious equestrian centers in Spain. The recognition has been obtained thanks to the professionalism of the people who work there and the teaching method they use with the students. The School of Equestrian Art has the prestigious certification of the British Horse Society and is officially recognized, with the qualification of 4 stirrups, by the Andalusian Federation of Equestrian....

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Bonsai Museum of Marbella

23-03-2017

The Bonsai Museum of Marbella is one of the great unknowns of the province. Few people know the existence of this museum, located in an enclosure in the Park of the Dam. It is a space of about 1,000 squares that belongs to the businessman Miguel Ángel García (now his son Rodrigo García is the director), thanks to an administrative concession that he has owned for more than 20 years. The Bonsai Museum of Marbella was founded in 1992 and was the first Bonsai Museum in Spain. T...

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Cinemas in original version in la Costa del Sol and Malaga

19-02-2017

Spain is one of the few countries in Europe where films are doubled, so we are used to going to the movies and watching Spanish films. However, in most countries around the world they watch the movies in the original version, that is, they watch the film in the language that has been originally recorded and follow it on their language through subtitles. This is something that many tourists do not know and when they come to Spain they find that they cannot see most of the cinema billboard beca...

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What are the hidden defects of a property and how to complain

15-01-2017

We call hidden defects or latent defects to the problems that we find in a house when we buy it, which at first sight, before the signing of the contract, did not exist or were not appreciated. Normally, before signing the deeds of a home, you need to do all the necessary checks to know that the property is in the same conditions as the seller has indicated. By law, the seller must take care of those hidden defects of the house, as long as these damages represent a real problem to make use...

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La Zagaleta, the most exclusive urbanization in Europe

09-01-2017

La Zagaleta is one of the most luxurious and safe urbanizations in Europe, and it is located in the municipality of Benahavis, in the province of Malaga. The concept by which we now know this urbanization was born in the early 90's, and since then it is a reference throughout Europe. Unlike other luxurious urbanizations that we have in Spain, and even in Europe, La Zagaleta does not appear on Google Maps, something that corroborates the level of security and discretion in the area. The...

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What is the Deposit Agreement and why you should sign it when buying or selling a house

04-01-2017

When a purchase and sale of a property is going to take place, the two parties usually sign what is called a deposit agreement or bilateral preliminary sales agreement. This is a private contract in which the owner and the buyer agree to buy and sell a property, and for this, a sum of money is given as a sign or reservation of the house. That money is a proof as a guarantee of the commitment made, that is, of the will of the buyer to acquire the property. Generally, this document establishes...

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Puerto Banus, the ninth most visited shopping area in Spain

02-01-2017

La Costa del Sol is in fashion for many reasons. The climate is one of them, since Marbella and the surrounding municipalities enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year and mild temperatures, about 19 degrees annual average. Golf is also another attraction in the area, as the Costa del Sol has some of the best golf courses in Andalusia and Spain. Specifically, the best golf course in the national territory, the Valderrama golf course, is located in Sotogrande. But the latest data suggest...

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Benahavis, an ideal place to live in la Costa del Sol

02-01-2017

Benahavís is one of the most unknown and at the same time most beautiful villages in the interior area of ​​the Costa del Sol. Despite being a mountain town, it is only 7 kilometers from the beach, making it the perfect place to live, since it brings together the best of the villages in full nature and the best of the coastal municipalities. In addition to its fantastic situation, Benahavis has many and very good services, among which are the hotels and, above all, the golf courses, wh...

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Why once bought my house the Treasury makes me pay more?

15-12-2016

The crisis in the real estate sector has affected both buyers and sellers in many ways. But it has also had positive consequences for both parties, especially for buyers, who after the bursting of the housing bubble, have benefited from really low prices that were unthinkable before the crisis. The recession has caused the prices of properties for sale to plummet, so those who had money at that time have taken advantage to buy houses, because they knew that when we recovered from the crisis c...

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Selling a property in the Costa del Sol now costs half the time

01-12-2016

The real estate market in the Costa del Sol is improving by leaps and bounds. According to data from consultancy Aguirre Newman, the time it takes to sell a property in the Costa del Sol has dropped by more than 50% in the last year, until May 2016. Housing marketing time has dropped significantly in the last year, since it has gone from 104 to 52 months in the case of multi-family housing (May 2014-May 2015). For single-family homes, the average term has been reduced from 54 months to 22, in...

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What information should a rental agreement contain?

01-12-2016

The need to sign fast, pressure, lack of time ... sometimes lead us to sign contracts that we are not even sure they contain all the necessary information. Even many times we sign without reading all the conditions and without taking into account all the clauses that the contract contains. Big mistake. Many of the problems of tenant-owner relations appear because the rental agreement has not been structured properly. First of all, it should be clear that a home rental agreement is a formal...

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The demand for luxury housing has increased by 80% in three years

05-11-2016

In this article we talk about the rise in demand for luxury homes and the increase in both demand and prices, especially in the Costa del Sol.

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The costs of buying a new home

03-11-2016

Buying a home involves a number of additional costs to be taken into account. In this article we tell you what are the major expenses that will have to face if you buy a new house.

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What happens when you buy a home with a mortgage?

01-11-2016

In this article we talk about how homes are bought with bank financing and what are the expenses when using this type of purchase.

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Costa del Sol = Costa del Golf

22-10-2016

Do you know what are the 10 best golf courses on the Costa del Sol? You can discover it in this article.

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