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Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:18pm
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Patsy

Posts: 7

Location: Estepona

Hello everyone.  We are seriously thinking of taking the plunge and buying an apartment in or near Estapona.  We are coming over in the new year to take a look around.  I would like your honest opinion on the lifestyle, the negatives, the positives.   Medical help. Shopping. Crime. Travelling back home regular flights etc and anything you think would be useful for us to know good or bad. Hoping theirs more good than bad but we have broad shoulders.  Thank you in anticipation.  Patsy 

AndyP

Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:22am

Posts: 93

Location: Estepona

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Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:22am

It's Estepona. Always helps to spell it properly. It's a nice, in fact some might say fabulous, town, the gem of the costa del sol. It's not a war zone. It has shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, doctors, dentists, hospitals, the beach, sea, mountains, whatever you are looking for really. And an airport at Malaga and Gibraltar. As with anywhere where there are people it also has drugs, hookers, crime. But you have to go looking for it. Normal people living normal everyday lives rarely run into it and are largely unaware of it. Just like in most places. My advice would be to come and see if you agree. As the saying goes, one man's meat.....

Patsy

Patsy

Original Poster

Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:30am

Posts: 7

Location: Estepona

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:30am

Thank you for the the spelling lesson.  I will remember.  I appreciate your response, sounds very positive. Looking forward to the adventure.

AndyP

Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:29am

Posts: 93

Location: Estepona

44 helpful posts

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:29am

Do you know yet where you will be staying or based?

Patsy

Patsy

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Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:57am

Posts: 7

Location: Estepona

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:57am

We want to look in the Estepona area. We see that a number of the agent will collect from airport and escort etc.  I have looked at reviews of several Agents and have shortlisted a couple that appear to be first class. And advice appreciated.

AndyP

Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:19am

Posts: 93

Location: Estepona

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Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:19am

I have no experience of that aspect in terms of being collected from the airport and suchlike I'm afraid. I could be off base in saying this but I tend to think that by doing something like that you are almost sort of trapped in that you are completely in the hands of that agent and what they are trying to promote. Personally I would opt for a more self sufficient way, get yourself an easyjet or ryanair flight to Malaga, rent a car or get the bus to Estepona, rent an apartment or stay in a hotel for a few days and get out and about so that you get a feel for the area in general, on your own terms and according to your own timetable. I am more than happy to recommend a knockout & highly professional agent who, in my opinion, is head & shoulders above all others on the coast, but I'll only do that if you want me to. That said, if you are comfortable with the planned/escorted viewing trip that you are suggesting then go for it....as I say, I have no personal experience of that so I wouldn't want to be either positive or negative about them. There is a lot of development in the area, especially now that Estepona seems to have stolen Marbella's crown, so you have a choice of new build or resale property across a fairly wide range of budgets....

Patsy

Patsy

Original Poster

Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:02pm

Posts: 7

Location: Estepona

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:02pm

Thank you.  That’s most helpful.  Watch this space.

AndyP

Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:12pm

Posts: 93

Location: Estepona

44 helpful posts

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:12pm

I'll keep an eye open for you and how you progress and if you do need any recommendation just yell, always happy to help where I can :)

Patsy

Patsy

Original Poster

Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:19pm

Posts: 7

Location: Estepona

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:19pm

Thank you

rvanbritsom

Mon Dec 2, 2019 10:51am

Posts: 4

Location: Manilva

Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2019 10:51am

Yes, Andy is completely right ! do it your own way like I did a couple of weeks ago.

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