Apartment buy Marbella: An investment for epicureans – Do you want to wake up every day with sea views and a cooling sea breeze?
Real estate agent INVESTINSPAIN
finds for you the most attractive luxury apartments in Marbella. Frontline ocean views, an apartment right on one of 72
, a penthouse overlooking beautiful nature or unprecedentedly spacious villa apartments. Our supply of up-market properties in exclusive prime locations is vast and constantly increasing.
In this article:
- Current situation real estate market Marbella
- The best apartments in Marbella
- Opt for a reliable real estate agent when buying for your apartment in Marbella
- Buying property in Spain: How does it work?
- Checklist: The ideal new construction investment in southern Spain
Current situation real estate market Marbella
In little more than a decade we have had the impact of a financial crisis and the Covid pandemic, but the Costa del Sol real estate market always comes out on top. This is also true when we look further back in the past, and when one analyzes the reason for this remarkable ability to bounce back from what are mostly global situations, the clear conclusion is that it is the quality of life of this region that gives it real and lasting desirability. In other words, the Costa del Sol and Marbella in particular have something to offer that is not diminishing in value, but seems to be growing with each year – and crisis.
The Costa del Sol real estate market had been in solid recovery-growth mode for several years, driven by strong demand for newly built modern villas and apartments, when the Covid crisis hit in the spring of 2020. What followed was not caused by a financial or macroeconomic crisis, nor was there a lack of demand, but rather a forced shutdown of the economy and travel routes directly affecting the market. Not only were sectors such as tourism, hospitality and retail strongly affected by these closures, but while online inquiries for properties on the Costa del Sol soared, hardly anyone was able to travel for viewings or completion at the notary.
The result was a significant drop in sales, but while most of us expected a strong recovery in 2021, the actual strength of demand, especially in the middle and upper segments of the Costa del Sol real estate market, set new records. This indicates the aforementioned unabated demand for this region, but was also the product of:
- The release of unmet demand from 2020
- The Covide confinement – making many want to take the plunge and opt for lifestyle-driven choices such as buying a property in Marbella
- The rapid growth of remote working
Previously observed trends were thus accelerated in the past two years, and they have led not only to strong renewed growth in tourism and real estate on the Costa del Sol, but also to a series of new trends, such as:
- A growing number of buyers are families aged 30 to 50, often with school-age children.
Not only does this affect schools and general services as the year-round population grows, but it also gradually changes the type of real estate that is now most in demand:
- A relative shift from apartments to villas – and from vacation homes to permanent or semi-permanent homes, with the accompanying emphasis on quality, technology and comfort.
- A desire for work, relaxation, training and garden spaces
- A clear preference for modern and new homes, but since these are now scarce, a greater acceptance of off-plan buying and delivery times
- Renovated and modernized homes in good locations are also popular
- Limited inventory in Marbella attracts buyers to new areas in Benahavis, Estepona, Marbella East and Mijas Costa.
- Most popular are apartments €500k for and €1 million to €15 million for villas.
The best apartments in Marbella
In this overview, we have selected the 3 best new construction apartment projects. This selection consists of luxury apartments currently for sale. The completion dates for the homes range from 2022 to 2024.
1. Tiara: High-end new development located in Benahavís – from €750,000
Tiara consists of 56 exclusive homes with 3 and 4 bedrooms and panoramic sea views, divided into 7 blocks. Each home is perfectly designed with your well-being and comfort in mind. All bedrooms in the homes have private bathrooms, as well as an additional bathroom for guest privacy. Most terraces are covered, except for the penthouses that have a pergola. The kitchens in all Tiara homes are fully equipped with designer furniture and energy-efficient appliances.
This magnificent apartment complex offers its residents an ideal stay, characterized by the well-being and comfort offered by careful design with attention to the smallest details. Tiara enjoys a privileged location above the golf valley, a prime spot on the Costa del Sol just 10 minutes from Marbella and from the cosmopolitan Puerto Banus marina. Moreover, within this project, you will enjoy extensive facilities such as indoor and outdoor pools, gym, spa, co-working zone, and so on.
More info can be found
2. ISEA Estepona: new construction apartments with sea views- from €325,000
This new urbanization in Estepona is divided into 54 apartments with
and large terraces. Within this project you will find 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and 2 bedroom duplex penthouses. You can enjoy both the Spanish sun and sea views all day long, as there are terraces at the front and back of the units.
ISEA Estepona features a community pool surrounded by lush gardens. In addition, you can also enjoy the available gym, sauna and children’s play area.
More info can be found
3. Marbella Lake: Modern development in the heart of Golf Valley, in Nueva Andalucía – From €690.00
Marbella Lake is a new development consisting of 98 apartments distributed in blocks of 3 floors each in contemporary Mediterranean style. The 2- and 3-bedroom apartments and the beautiful penthouses and duplexes are surrounded by carefully landscaped gardens and four community pools.
The Marbella Lake project is designed so that all homes enjoy impressive panoramic views from the generous terraces and living rooms. The architecture in the common areas of Marbella Lake is inspired by the “Boho Chic” and “Country Chic” aesthetic concepts where natural materials and colors are combined to blend into the local landscape in a balanced way, promoting a relaxed atmosphere and an escape to a peaceful setting.
The homes will be fully equipped with top quality, branded finishes and will be move-in ready. In addition, each apartment also has a storage room and parking space included.
More info can be found
Opt for a reliable real estate agent when buying your apartment in Marbella
Because buying an apartment in Marbella can be a complex process, it helps if you can rely on a reliable real estate agent. INVESTINSPAIN has many years of expertise both locally and here at home. We specialize in the Marbella region and can inform you of the most interesting new construction projects. Be sure to check out our
top 5 apartment projects
We start with an introductory meeting at our office in Mechelen or at our office in Utrecht, the Netherlands. During this conversation, we will discuss your needs, desires and budget. After this orientation, we take over the search from you. Based on our conversation, we will find you a dream property on the
Costa del Sol
. We present this selection to you and discuss which properties appeal to you the most. Then follows on-site viewing to explore the favorite properties and their immediate surroundings on a comfortable,
multi-day inspection trip
Found and viewed your perfect match? INVESTINSPAIN continues to assist you after purchase with
legal and fiscal advice
, translations of administrative matters, the arrangement of your new apartment,
, security and much more. Choose a safe investment to enjoy years as a seasoned bon vivant.
Buying property in Spain: How does it work?
As real estate agents, we, INVESTINSPAIN, specialise in the Marbella – San Pedro – Estepona region, the ‘Saint-Tropez’ of Spain. Not only because of its climate and quality of life, but also because it is one of the least crisis-prone areas in Spain. Would you like to buy an apartment or villa through a real estate agent in Marbella – Estepona, who speaks your language? Let us help! We want to give our customers a personalised approach as we would like for ourselves. Buying a first or second home in Spain is no small thing. There is an emotion to this and we like to listen to it.
Investing in Spanish real estate? InvestinSpain founder Gunther de Vleeschouwer explains how that works in this short video.
Checklist: The ideal new construction investment in southern Spain
What has stood out tremendously in recent years is the number of IIS clients who see a second stay in southern Spain as an investment (or at least partly so) and for them the return comes first. That is a very different starting point than if you are looking for something to enjoy yourself. In the first case, the question then arises, “What are the parameters I need to consider when renting and/or re-selling? In response to this question in the market, we decided to make available a free E-book.