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Pros and cons of urbanisation property - €150

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Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:10pm
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JillandRaf

Posts: 6

Location: Estepona

€150

Hello all..my husband and i are looking to buy in the Estepona area..i am English and he is Italian..we will be living in Spain from May until October and then working in Italy the rest of the year with a view to retiring to Spain in around 4 years. We are in our mid 50s and have chosen Estepona for its mixture of Spanish and European culture and for its golf..(for my husband) . I actually have never visited Estepona but have done my research online and taken my husband's word for it! Am really looking for advice on pros and cons of an urbanization property on a golf course..recommended estate agents..is there a nicer part to Estepona? I really want to join in clubs,learn Spanish..(I speak Italian) we really didnt want to rent but buy straight away..any initial advice would be extremely appreciated.. thankyou..

ContinentalDrift

Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:11pm

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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:11pm

Hi Jill and Raf! 

I can't help with the property side of thing, and I don't play golf, lol, but I can attest to Estepona being a really delightful town. It has SO much going for it:

1. Fantastic paseo maritimo and beaches, with lots of chiringuitos

2. Picturesque old town with a gorgeous little square, lots of restaurants and bars

3. A marina deportivo, with a more international flavour of restaurants, plus all the watersports you can shake a stick at

4. Fast and easy access to the motorway to get to either Malaga airport, or just swing up the coast to visit Marbella, or south to Gib and (our favourite) Tarifa. Or head inland to amazing pueblos blancos, such as Casares, which is a mere 20 min drive away. 

We found Estepona to be pretty relaxed, quite traditional and Spanish, but with plenty of foreigners to get into a conversation with, over a coffee or a wine.

Hth!

JillandRaf

JillandRaf

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Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:34pm

Posts: 6

Location: Estepona

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:34pm

Thankyou so much for your reply...every little bit of 'personal' info is a huge bonus..i have been researching online for ages but to hear it from the horses mouth ..So to speak..is a different matter...maybe see you in Estepona very soon!

AndyP

Wed Aug 8, 2018 9:17am

Posts: 48

Location: Estepona

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Posted: Wed Aug 8, 2018 9:17am

Did you buy yet? Just wondered where you ended up? :)

JillandRaf

JillandRaf

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Wed Aug 8, 2018 9:53am

Posts: 6

Location: Estepona

Posted: Wed Aug 8, 2018 9:53am

Hi..no not yet ..we are driving to Spain end of September to start our property search..around the Estepona area. Will probably rent at the beginning. Are you in Estepona?

AndyP

Wed Aug 8, 2018 10:17am

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Location: Estepona

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Posted: Wed Aug 8, 2018 10:17am

Yes we are...or just outside, close to Sonora Beach and Selwo.... can thoroughly recommend the area for the same reasons as others have given :)

JillandRaf

JillandRaf

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Thu Oct 4, 2018 4:31pm

Posts: 6

Location: Estepona

Posted: Thu Oct 4, 2018 4:31pm

Hi Andy..well we met Margaetha and had an intense 2 days..we have put a deposit on an off plan project just realeased in Casares costa..so it's all systems go..should be ready in 18/24 months..th for your help...and I hope 1 day we can meet up..x

AndyP

Thu Oct 4, 2018 4:53pm

Posts: 48

Location: Estepona

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Posted: Thu Oct 4, 2018 4:53pm

Oh wow! Well done! Exciting times ahead then :) I am here in Estepona at the moment as it happens. Been here for nearly a month although heading back to the UK this evening for a few weeks. I'm back again at the end of November and staying until after Xmas. Whats your new development called? It probably has a website so I can take a look at it. I was supposed to be meeting Margaretha for lunch on this visit but even with a month to play with time seems to have run away with me as it didn't happen....I guess we'll have to have a Xmas catch up instead :) Great news about your property though and I'm pleased to have put you in touch with the agent that worked for you.

Cheers

Andy

JillandRaf

JillandRaf

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Thu Oct 4, 2018 11:15pm

Posts: 6

Location: Estepona

Posted: Thu Oct 4, 2018 11:15pm

Hey Andy

Its casares home....if you do ' you tube ' its the first video..at 1min 11 specs.. to ...1min 14 secs..our apt is the bottom right with the furniture on it !...obviously it's only a plan! Well i do hope 1 day we can meet.......

I just hope it all goes to plan..2 years seems a long way off..but gives us some breathing space lol..are you on FB??..

At the moment am in Tariffa visiting friends..leave on Saturday..it's been a long week lol..😘

 

 

AndyP

Thu Oct 4, 2018 11:40pm

Posts: 48

Location: Estepona

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Posted: Thu Oct 4, 2018 11:40pm

Nice... was in Tarifa last Sunday for lunch as it happens....such a lovely chilled out vibe there!  I’ll hunt out the you tube vids and have a nose 😂 Yes, I spend my life on social media... for Facebook I am at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=563061327 ...let’s get social 😎

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