Another interesting email sent to us from Mrs. E. Waltham of Leeds, UK:
Hello Golden Mile Group,
I have just bought a property in Mijas Pueblo in Spain and now ready to pay my down payment. The cost of the house is around €250,000 euros and I would like to give €5000 as a reservation fee. However, the real estate agents said that I need to pay more than that as a reservation deposit. Is that right? What is the normal percentage of deposit to reserve a property in Spain? Thank you and I am looking forward to your answer.
Mrs. E. Waltham
Golden Mile Group: To secure your chosen property, whether resale or off-plan, you will need to pay a reservation deposit which ensures it will be taken off the market. Normally the price is also fixed for an agreed amount of time, around 30 days. If you do not live in Spain, it is essential that you have access to funds to pay this reservation deposit while you are in the country viewing properties, either by cash or by credit card. The amount of a reservation deposit varies depending on the price of the property, but is normally somewhere between €3,000 and €12,000. When you pay the reservation deposit and you have secured your property, a reservation contract is signed both by yourself and the vendor.
Marbella tourism is doing a great job promoting this amazing city!
Today,we stumbled upon this fantastic video which introduces people around the world to the exciting sights, sounds and lifestyle that is uniquely Marbella. See the world renowned Puerto Banus, the charming old town and the breathtaking sea and landscapes. And of course, learn why this city is Europe’s favorite holiday destination in Spain!
Hollywood stars never think twice about jetsetting to Marbella on Easter holiday nor should you. So this year pack your bag, head to Europe’s hottest destination and stay in our fantastic holiday villas, fit for the stars.
It is known that TV mogul Simon Cowell owns a property in Marbella but we are sure he will agree that this 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom villa has the X-Factor. This beautiful rustic style Villa in Guadalmina Baja is only a stones throw to the beach front. The property has a large garden with private pool, and garage space for 3 cars. It is walking distance to the Guadalmina Commercial Centre, where you can find shops, restaurants, bars, supermarkets etc. Ideal for a relaxing family holiday. Book this villa now!
Malaga’s very own, Antonio Banderas comes every Easter to his hometown to celebrate his faith by joining the procession and other related activities. If you want to see how he and the rest of the city celebrate Easter, spend a day or two in the Malaga centre while staying in this luxurious 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa in Nueva Andalucia, Marbella!Book this villa now!
Spain’s Ministry of Tourism recorded over 53,000 Indian arrivals showing a growth of 35 per cent in the first half of 2011. This year, Spain expects to receive more than 56 million global tourists.
“Spain is the big mover this year, thanks to its Tourism Board’s big investment in the Indian market and also because of the film, which has been extensively shot in that country,” said Mr Shravan Gupta, Managing Director, Travel Tours. “Thanks to the movie, our clients are even enquiring about the Tomatina festival and bull run.”
The success of the film also encouraged Spanish Tourism to give incentive benefits for future film productions showcasing the Spanish tourism potential.
Ready for your ultimate Marbella holiday experience? Here are our top 3 best short term accommodations for the week:
Property Reference AV-0170-16 The house is beautiful and very spacious; there are 5 double bedrooms and each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom.
The house is beautifully furnished and built to the highest quality; there is a beautiful kitchen that is fully equipped.
There is a south facing terrace with comfortable furniture, dining table, BBQ etc and direct access to the garden and swimming pool.
There are many popular bars, cafes and restaurants within walking distance in Aloha and Puerto Banus is only a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute cab ride.
This is a beautiful property and I´m sure you would have a great time here.
Price Per Week:
High Season €6,250
Medium Season €5,000
Low Season €3,750
Property Reference AV-0479-15A beautiful 5 bedroom villa located right on the beach, in between San Pedro and Puerto Banus. Walking distance to both. Great for a family vacation. Price upon request.
Property Reference AV-0487-18 This beautiful rustic style Villa in Guadalmina Baja, is only a stones throw to the beach front. The property has a large garden with private pool, and garage space for 3 cars. It is walking distance to the Guadalmina Commercial Centre, where you can find shops, restaurants, bars, supermarkets and other amenities. Ideal for a relaxing family holiday.