Marbella Makes a Splash

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Marbella Makes a Splash Wall Street Journal, March 2015 Spain’s top coastal resort is in high demand again, as buyers seek luxury year-round getaways The ritzy, sun-soaked Spanish coastal city of Marbella is beginning to resemble Southern California more than southern Spain, as a year-round population of about 140,000 grows and an additional 600,000 or more… Read more »

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Delicioso! Forget The Only Way Is Essex, Marbella is fast becoming one of Spain’s best destinations for foodies Daily Mail, United Kingdom, March 2015 When I told friends and colleagues I was going to Marbella for the weekend, there were a few predicable jokes about The Only Way Is Essex association with the resort. However,… Read more »

Spain reigns again

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THE SPANISH PROPERTY MARKET IS BOUNCING BACK AFTER A FEW TOUGH YEARS, OFFERING BETTER VALUE THAN ITS EURO COUNTERPARTS  The Sunday Times of London, March 2015 Observing the Spanish property market is like looking at that famous optical illusion of a face. Do you see the beautiful young lady or the warty old woman? The… Read more »

Blackstone Vies With Goldman in Spain Rental Housing Bet

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Bloomberg Blackstone Group LP (BX), builder of the biggest single-family rental home business in the U.S., is using its experience to replicate the model in Spain, where property prices have dropped up to 40 percent. The world’s largest private-equity firm, which has spent $7.5 billion buying 40,000 homes in the U.S., agreed in July to… Read more »

Spain ends two-year recession with 0.1% growth

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BBC NEWS Spain has seen its first quarterly economic growth since 2011, according to data from the country’s National Statistics agency INE. The country’s GDP grew 0.1% in the July-to-September period, after contracting for the previous nine quarters. Its growth confirmed last week’s estimates from the Bank of Spain. Spain, the euro zone’s fourth-largest economy,… Read more »