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January 30, 2018

New developments in Our Area – Where are they and what is on offer?

It is hard not to notice the new construction happening this side of Estepona, so here is a list of the 10 developments just 10 minutes from Duquesa to suit all tastes and budgets:

Valle Romano: From 94,000 Euros

Residencial Las Villas de Santa Maria: From 189,000 Euros

Residencial Arroyo Vaquero: From 233,750 Euros

Ibergolf: From 234,000 Euros

Mirador de Estepona Golf: From 235,000 Euros

Las Olas: From 235,700 Euros

Vanian Green Village: From 239,000 Euros

Villa Golf Costa: From 463,000 Euros

The Edge: From 592,000 Euros

The Island: From 850,000 Euros

All of these developments follow a very modern, contemporary vibe with over-sized windows, bright living spaces, communal pool areas, sun terraces and all modern appliances for an eco-friendly living experience. Some are offering further incentives, such as; furniture packs, golf memberships, on-site gyms etc. If you are looking to invest in a new build property, Barrington Homes are here to show you the area and answer any questions you may have.


January 23, 2018

Living by the sea is better for your health!

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Living by the sea is better for your health!

We already know that living in the countryside is fantastic for your mental health, with green spaces often seen as de-stressing environments that have a positive impact on your wellbeing, but it turns out that living by the sea might be even better still.

Here are four reasons why you may want to move to the coast right now:

Sea air helps you sleep better – “Sea air is good for sleep because it is generally cleaner and fresher air, with higher levels of oxygen, which can improve sleep,” Dr Natasha Bijlani, a consultant psychiatrist at the Priory’s Roehampton Hospital, London.  “The sound of waves can be very soothing to the brain. If you relax, this can help clear the mind, lower stress levels and strengthen your immune system.

The sea helps you relax and distress – The seaside is also often linked to happy holidays for most people, and is associated with feeling relaxed, calm and rested.   As you take in the vastness of the ocean before you, it can also help put things into perspective. Small worries may seem unimportant as you look in awe at the coming waves.

You’re more likely to exercise – Living by the sea is like having your own massive swimming pool, which offers you the chance to exercise for free. You don’t need to join a gym to use pool facilities, but can just head on down to the beach for no cost at all.   Swimming in the sea not only offers a mental break but is great for your physical health too, helping manage weight, decreasing risk of heart disease, and lowering blood pressure.   Swimming is not the only form of exercise that is available by the coast though. You can take part in sailing, surfing, coastal walking, and wildlife watching, and more. The environment can be a great motivator.

Living by the sea is more calming than green spaces – Clearly, living by the sea is more calming than staying in towns and cities. But according to a 2016 study, it’s actually even more calming than green spaces. This is because the sea is all natural and provides a sense of space, openness and fresh air.   Historically, people who have been unwell are often told to have a break or a holiday near the sea to improve their health. These uncrowded places can reduce stress levels.

So if you don’t live by the coast, you could always book that much-deserved seaside holiday to feel the benefits of coastal living.

Sabinillas Beach

Sabinillas Beach


January 18, 2018

Investing in an Aparthotel – What you need to know

Filed under: 101 reasons to love Manilva,Property,Useful Information — Barrington Homes @ 6:10 pm

Aparthotels – the official definition is “a hotel with furnished suites of rooms including kitchen facilities, available for long-term or short-term rental”.

Aparthotels are an ideal base for beach holidays as the multi-bedroom concept makes it perfect for families or friends to stay together who wish to be self-sufficient but still have holiday resort facilities; the best of both worlds.  When you are looking to purchase an aparthotel room, the most important question is feasibility. Is it a hotel that will generate good profit and is its location going to help it do that? I have had a look at articles and other sources of information to clarify some details:

Personal Use
You buy the aparthotel room and are guaranteed a set amount of days every year when you can use it. You might be charged a nominal fee at a fraction of the regular room rate. The rest of the year, the hotel lets the room to other paying guests.  If the hotel is extremely successful, they may allow you to reduce the number of days you use the room in exchange for a portion of the extra income the hotel earns from other paying guests.

Shared Profits
Most investors in aparthotels benefit by sharing the income with the hotel management. This incentivises management to push other income generating facilities at the hotel. Often all the profits are pooled together and shared out equally among investors, in a similar way to how a company would pay dividends on shares. It ensures that no single room generates more profits than another.

Guaranteed Income
This type of return provides the investor with a known and fixed income on their investment. The management team are incentivised to get the room let in order to generate excess profits for the management company.  This type of return produces a stable, high yield for a fixed period. The investor benefits from knowing how much income the investment will generate, though foregoes participation in any extra profit that the hotel management team can produce through sales of other services and products at the hotel.  Often this type of return is combined with a guaranteed capital growth at the end of a fixed period.

Guaranteed Capital Growth
Some aparthotel room investments also offer guaranteed returns on the capital invested. In such a scheme, the investor buys the room and will be guaranteed a fixed price to sell the room back to the hotel management team after a fixed period.  For the investor, this gives the certainty of capital return (and capital growth). The hotel management team benefit from the capital injection that allows them to expand their business faster.

Flexibility for long-term financial planning
An investment in an aparthotel room is a low-cost alternative to traditional buy-to-let property investment. It offers a hassle-free, high yield investment that is particularly attractive to income seekers. With flexible options for the type of return, investors can choose to take a greater risk in return for potentially greater returns should the hotel capitalise fully on all its available amenities.  On the other hand, the certainty of high and stable income from a guaranteed income investment will be particularly beneficial to investors who want the certainty of income. When combined with a guarantee of capital growth, investors could benefit from a steady stream of high income with the additional benefit of an element of protection against inflation.  You’d be hard-pressed to find another investment that offers diversified exposure to property and a fast-growing economic sector, while simultaneously offering above average income and guarantees of capital growth.  Your investment is looked after, maintained, secure and gives peace of mind your asset will generate an income. Each aparthotel offers different packages but for those who want an annual dividend with minimal effort, it is certainly worth consideration.

Spain has now become the 2nd most popular holiday destination worldwide, very positive for aparthotel investors which is rising globally and showing no signs of slowing down.  We are marketing some lovely aparthotel rooms in the area, so get in touch with the team to find out more.