Marbella Plot of Land with Sea Views.
Finding the right plot with sea views and building your own villa in Marbella seems like the best way to obtain the villa of your dreams at the best price. But beware life is never that simple. There are pitfalls to even those who have experience. Not least is knowing for certain exactly what else may be built in the neighbourhood.
Zoning and planning permissions can be interpreted differently by local townhall administrations, and what was once low density may one day be multi-storey or worse. To be sure, buy your plot in a well urbanised area where you can see what’s built, and where there is no room for new development.
Alternatively, buy your property in Spain in one of the new golf developments, where the open, green spaces are guaranteed. Check the value of other properties in the area. They should be worth more than the villa you intend to build.
Choose your architect with care. Make sure you see other houses he has designed, and that he understands the style you desire. Work with him on your requirements for the interior distribution of the villa. Double check that the dimensions of the salon, master bedroom and kitchen are to your liking. These are the most important rooms in a house, but strangely they often turn out too small. Know that an architect’s initial, verbal estimations of cost can be much lower (up to 25% lower) than the builders estimates.
Obtain at least three estimates from different builders, and be sure you know exactly what is included and what is not. Any changes you make to the design or finishes during the construction process will be disproportionately expensive — so preferably don’t make any. Be sure you are happy with the design down to the last patio and walk-in wardrobe, style of taps and placement of electrical points, before you accept an estimate and sign a contract with the builder of your choice. If you have the chance, take a good look at something your builder is working on. See how neat and tidy his workmen are on site. It’s a great indication of efficiency, and the ability to stick to a timescale.
The devil is in the detail, but it’s more than worth the time and effort taken to work it all out at the beginning of the process and not just take it as it comes.
Still, no matter how carefully you do the preparation and the sums, you are likely to go at least 10% over budget in the end. Conservatively, build a 15% contingency into the costings to cover unforeseen building problems and inevitable last minute changes of plan.
So that lovely 4 bedroom Marbella Home, you thought you could build for 600.000 will in fact cost 800.000. But looking on the bright side, it’s exactly the villa you always wanted and it’s probably worth 25% — 50% more than you paid for it (the price you would have paid for the equivalent villa on the market). And didn’t you have fun!
Panoramic Beauty in Marbella.
Marbella in Southern Spain happens to be one of those places that spoils your senses with its stunning allure.
You are surrounded by the majestic mountains, expansive countryside and vistas to the beautiful coastline, looking over the Mediterranean Sea.
‘There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:….’
George Gordon Byron
Sitting comfortably alongside its natural beauty are the luxury homes. You may choose to own a home in the country. In Marbella you can easily achieve this, yet not be far removed from all the bustlings of a thriving town and all its essential amenities.
Or, perhaps for you the sound of the ocean holds your heart and then you would be best suited to one of our beachside properties.
LuxuryForSale.Properties has an exclusive portfolio of luxury properties and a selection have been chosen for you to view as an image presentation. These images, along with some specifications of the properties will give you a flavour of what is available to buy in Marbella right now.
All personalities are considered when you choose us as your agents. It is important your desires are met and your lifestyle is matched in the location and property you choose.
As Elizabeth Taylor quoted,
‘I feel very adventurous.
There are so many doors to be opened and I’m not afraid to look behind them.’
We can apply this to Marbella as a town itself or any one of the delightful properties.
Marbella itself has grown up and has a sophistication which has earned it the reputation of the place where the rich and famous flock to. It does also hold onto its charm of a traditional Spanish town, with quaint, cobbled streets and central plazas, lined with Orange trees, which come into full blossom in the Springtime.
So as the flowers are in bloom on the Costa del Sol, so too is the opportunity to afford yourself a property in a location of two halves that blend happily together, just as the mountain meets the sea.
Don’t miss marbella.
Sunny winters and low interest rates bring an enormous amount of foreign investment to Marbella. Nowadays you don’t miss Marbella, you buy again and again!
As increasing numbers of visitors are discovering, Marbella has a range of qualities which makes it a fabulous place to spend time, particularly in the winter. The sunny climate, protected from the worst aspects of the season by the mountains, is a brilliant tonic from the cold, dark days of the northern european winter.
Marbella is a cosmopolitan town, lively all year round and the greatly improved infrastructure, in terms of roads and communication systems, means that business can be conducted from your frontline beach home! The enviable Marbella lifestyle ensures that property in Marbella will always be a good investment. The enormous number of foreign investors has prompted the banks to capitalise on activity in the property market and interest rates in Spain remain among the lowest in Europe. Investors have seen returns on their capital in the region of between 15% -20% each year for the past five years.
Investing in real estate is a strong way to grow wealth over time. Although property prices can sometimes drop due to factors like changing interest rates, the real estate market usually bounces back quickly.
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