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  • Marbella-Spain's Southern California.
  • 09 April 2015 - Post by Peter to Marbella life

  • Marbella is “ritzy” and “sunsoaked”, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal, which has described the town as starting to resemble southern California rather than a resort on the Costa del Sol. This was meant as a compliment - the Wall Street Journal sees Marbella as a good place to buy property and to live.

    The prices of Marbella’s most expensive mansions dropped by about 15 per cent during the crisis, says the Wall Street Journal, ...
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  • Ryanair flying high to and from Malaga.
  • 26 February 2015 - Post by Peter to Marbella life
  • Ryanair’s forecasts for Malaga airport this year are similar to those of 2014, with an annual figure of around 2.7 million passengers. The airline’s financial director, Neil Sorahan, stressed this week that behind this figure lie 2,700 indirect jobs which are linked to its activity at the airport, where the Irish low-cost carrier opened one of its 72 European operations centres in 2010.

    This leading European airline is also a leader in Malaga, where it transports one out ...
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  • The world of music comes to Marbella.
  • 01 March 2015 - Post by Peter to Marbella life
  • Music lovers from all over the world will be descending upon Marbella this summer in order to attend the staggering number of concerts being held by iconic personalities from a wide selection of musical genres.  In July big names like Ricky Martin and Lenny Kravitz will be in town and later in the month José Carreras, The Pet Shop Boys and Lionel Richie.

    It gets even hotter in August when amongst the international talent performing here live will be Enrique Iglesias, David Guetta, Tom Jones, UB40, Kool and the Gang and Gloria Gaynor.
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  • Home mortgage loans rose by 14% in November 2014
  • 12 January 2015 - Post by Peter to Marbella life
  • The number of new mortgages constituted on homes listed in the property records reached a total of 15,900 in November, which is 14.2% more than in the same month of 2013, according to data published by the National Statistics Institute this week, relating to public deeds carried out in previous months.

    November’s year-on-year rise is the sixth consecutive month of double digit increases in home mortgages, follow ...
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