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Building your dream home on the Costa del Sol

Do you dream of owning a beautiful house in a sun-drenched paradise with breathtaking views, top-notch amenities, and endless entertainment options? Check out this extensive building project our clients are conducting in Los Monteros in Marbella, and find out more about reforming homes on the Costa del Sol.

Why build your dream house in Los Monteros in Marbella?

Los Monteros is a prestigious and exclusive neighbourhood located on the east side of Marbella, just a few minutes drive from the city centre. The area is known for its stunning coastline, white sand beaches and crystal-clear blue waters, making it a popular destination for tourists and residents alike.

But Los Monteros is more than just a beautiful location. It offers a unique blend of luxury, sophistication, and relaxation that sets it apart from other areas in Marbella. Here, you will also find the outstanding five-star hotel Los Monteros Spa & Golf and the famous and elegant La Cabane Beach Club, which is part of the hotel.

The area is home to some of the most luxurious and prestigious real estate in the region, with a wide range of properties available, from modern apartments to sprawling villas. In addition, Los Monteros is growing and constantly improving the already high living standard. Incosol hotel at Golf Río Real in Marbella has, for example, been purchased by the investment fund Ilanga Investments, who will completely renovate it and turn it into a world benchmark for health and wellbeing.

Buying a property in Los Monteros in Marbella

If you are looking for a property in East Marbella, Los Monteros is an obvious choice. With its close proximity to Marbella town and the many attractions of the Costa del Sol, Los Monteros offers the best of both worlds. Whether you want to lounge on the beach, play a round of golf, or indulge in the local culture, Los Monteros has everything you need to live life to the fullest.

Los Monteros is experiencing increasing popularity, which signifies that prices in this area are expected to rise in the coming years, making it an excellent investment opportunity. To ensure that you find the perfect property in Los Monteros, it is recommended to get help from experienced professionals with local market knowledge, such as Mojo Estates, who can guide you through the buying process and even help you reform the property. So if you are interested in buying a property in this area, take action and start living the life you are dreaming of!

Check our properties for sale in Los Monteros Playa and Los Altos de Los Monteros in East Marbella.

What to expect when building a house on the Costa del Sol?

Let us start by saying it is probably a different experience than building a house in your home country. There are different laws and regulations, and then there is the cultural and communicative perspective, which you need to take into consideration as well. It can be a mouthful, even for experienced homeowners who have renovated properties before – just as our couple client who bought this property in Los Monteros in Marbella.

That is why you need a local partner with knowledge, experience, and the right contacts to help you start, follow up and complete your reform on the Costa del Sol! At the House of Mojo, we have everything you need to feel safe throughout the process. We have competent real estate agents, architects, builders, and even in-house lawyers to assist our clients.

“It is not a swiss clock”, as our Mojo Approved architect Jesús Flores says about building a house on the Costa del Sol. It is a time-consuming project that, in the best case scenario, takes one year to a year and a half from when you know what is going to be built IF there are no external interruptions. It is very typical that there is a two to three months delay on a bigger building project. As Jesús says, you can be happy if there only is a 20% delay on the time schedule. The construction is not the issue, it is all the external circumstances that usually cause a delay, such as problems with the neighbours.

Things to keep in mind when building a house on the Costa del Sol!

1) Building Permits

Before you can begin construction on your new home, you will need to obtain the proper building permits. This process can take some time, so it is important to be patient and work with a reputable builder who knows the local regulations and can help guide you through the process.

2) Energy Efficiency

Another important consideration when building a house on the Costa del Sol is energy efficiency. With the region’s warm climate, it’s important to design and construct a home that will stay cool in the summer months and retain heat during the winter. This can include features like high-quality insulation, double-glazed windows, and efficient heating and cooling systems.

3) Outdoor living spaces

One of the biggest draws of the Costa del Sol is the beautiful weather, so it’s no surprise that many homeowners choose to build homes with plenty of outdoor living spaces. This can include large terraces, swimming pools, and outdoor kitchens and dining areas. Just make sure to work with a builder who understands the local climate and can design outdoor spaces that will be comfortable and functional year-round.

4) Working with a reputable construction company

Perhaps the most important factor when building a house on the Costa del Sol is working with a reputable construction company that has experience working in the area. This is where Mojo Estates comes into the picture! We make sure everything is done by the book with the right license and insurance, as well as transparent pricing and timelines.

Building a house on the Costa del Sol can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Just be sure to get the right local partner to help you through the process, so you can create a beautiful and functional home that you will love for years to come.

Do not forget about the Responsible Declaration Law!

If you’re planning to renovate or build a property in Andalusia, it’s important to be aware of The Declaration of Responsibility for the First Occupation Licence (LPO) that was implemented in 2022.

The new law requires all building projects to obtain a Declaration of Responsibility for the First Occupation Licence (LPO), which certifies that the property meets certain legal and technical requirements before it can be occupied. This declaration is required for any new builds or renovations and must be obtained before the property can be sold, rented, or occupied. The law has a significant impact on anyone planning to undertake a building project on the Costa del Sol.

“It means construction projects can now begin work as soon as the architect’s project is completed and the building tax is paid.” -Jacob

The great news is that homeowners no longer have to wait for the town hall to approve the full renovation of their property if they are working with a licensed architect! The Responsible Declaration Law grants architects permission to fully renovate villas under their supervision and responsibility, which can save you a tremendous amount of time. And as we all know, time is everything when it comes to property investment.

Contact us for help to find or renovate your dream home on the Costa del Sol!

Per Moensted

17 Feb 2023

Per Moensted