Once you’ve decided to purchase a property in Marbella or its surrounding areas, a question will arise in your mind as you become more familiar with the homes here. Namely, whether to opt for a modern off-plan home, a newly renovated one or what is locally known as a resale property – an existing house.
Pros and cons
As with everything in life, there are pros and cons to each of these options, and to make it easier for you we list the main ones below. Ultimately, which style you choose will depend mostly upon your personal taste, preferences and needs, as well as your budget, the areas and views you like the best, and what kind of lifestyle you have in mind.
Modern new-build homes in Marbella
The Costa del Sol has a very good offer of stylish contemporary apartments, penthouses, villas, townhouses and also semi-detached homes, featuring sleek modern architectural styling, open-plan interiors and up-to-date amenities such as home automation systems and the latest in kitchen and bathroom design.
Let’s face it, this is what the majority of buyers want, but there are some footnotes to bear in mind:
Latest architectural design
Modern kitchens and bathrooms
Home automation systems
Flexibility to personalise the property during construction
Waiting times during construction
Higher prices – especially per m2
Renovated Marbella properties
Though there are renovated apartments and townhouses in Marbella too, this segment of the market is most active when it comes to villas, and it provides perhaps the ideal blend of modern amenities and classic charm.
Modern features and classic charm
Up to date homes in top locations
Greater space of older properties
Ready to move into
Resale properties in Marbella
At first glance, buying an existing property may seem less attractive than a new one, but again, there are some important things to bear in mind:
The older properties are in the best locations
Front-line beach, front-line golf, best views
Larger space and lower price per m2
Far greater flexibility to negotiate a good price
Not as modern in style or amenities
May need modernising – factor in cost
Ultimately the decision is yours – do you want charm, a top location and greater space in a house that you can modernise to your own taste, or the convenience, style and amenities of a modern home?
El Paraíso, on the eastern edge of Marbella’s New Golden Mile, is a perfect example of an established residential area on the Costa del Sol that offers both modern off-plan/newly-built properties, renovated homes and existing ones in top frontline golf locations.
View our selection of properties for sale in El Paraiso and see which option appeals most to you or contact us with your real estate wishes.