Showcasing the opportunities for residential investment on the Costa del Sol is the objective of Home Fair Costa del Sol, a property and home fair which is taking place from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 April at the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones in Torremolinos.
For these three days visitors to the fair will find a large number of Spanish and international stands, all relating to home and life on the Costa del Sol.
The first fair of this type was held in Estepona last November and this second one has grown in every way, not just the number of stands but also the amount of information and entertainment available, and in terms of the people for whom it has been designed. “Last year we focused principally on the Belgians and Dutch, but this time we wanted to make it much more open because we realised that Spanish people and other foreigners are also interested in coming to an event like this, where they can find absolutely everything related to the home”, say the organisers. To reach this public the event has had the special collaboration of Diario SUR.
It is a fact that in recent years Spain has become the principal choice for the European market in terms of a second home, especially among people from the north of the continent.
In the case of Malaga province, the climate, culture, leisure facilities and quality of life have encouraged a reactivation in the property market. In 2016 there were 6.6 per cent more property sales than in the previous year, with more than 26,000 contracts signed.
For these reasons, it is not surprising that the opportunities for property investment have placed Spain, and the Costa del Sol especially, in an advantageous situation in terms of foreign investment in second homes or even main residences.
A global and complete service
The fair, which is organised by Advice Group Spain SL, brings together a wide variety of exhibitors from Spain and abroad, who specialise in advice on different aspects not only of the property sector but the overall quality of life offered by the Costa del Sol.
As well as seeing the types of property available to buy or rent through specialist agencies, visitors will be able to find companies and professionals who provide services such as interior and exterior design, construction and renovation, architects, service providers, estate agencies, legal and financial advisers, insurance brokers and more. In total there are about 30 different stands at this year’s fair in Torremolinos.
The first day, Friday, is aimed mainly at the professional market, while the rest of the weekend is focused on the general public.
This year the fair will also include seminars on matters of interest to professionals in the sector as well as private investors, such as renting and buying property, matters relating to IVA, Brexit, and more.
There are also two restaurants so that the visitors can enjoy their day at the fair in full. These offer a variety of food, including traditional local dishes, as well as imported Belgian and British beers.
Entry to Home Fair Costa del Sol is free of charge for those who register in advance via the web page www.homefaircostadelsol.com/es/visitantes/registracion-visitante, otherwise entry costs five euros per person.
Home Fair intends to become the principal property fair on the Costa del Sol, and organise at least two editions a year. So far two future dates have been earmarked: 27 to 29 October 2017 in Marbella, and 7 to 9 April 2018 in Malaga city.