Morgan Stanley: Spain is the second best country in Europe for investments in 2013
"According to Morgan Stanley Spain is the second best country in Europe for investments in 2013.
Switzerland then Spain are the top two investing recommendations of Morgan Stanley.
Having checked assets’ behaviour in November, Morgan Stanley analysts said Tuesday in an investor note that Europe has overpassed the US, with MSC Europe at +2.6 percent versus S&P 500 at +0.6 percent. The bank’s experts remarked that estimates on profits have improved in Europe to a point that suggests it will not lose further ground in the short and medium term.
As for Spain, Morgan Stanley explained that its “strategy advisers have highlighted Spain as one of the potential surprises in 2013, along other peripheral euro country members.” Spain has been upgraded on economy rankings to the second position–only behind Switzerland–, its best marks since the third quarter of 2009.
'We expect premium risk spreads between core euro countries’ sovereign bonds and peripherals’ to keep decreasing, even down to 155 basis points to 75 basis points if the European Central Bank activates the outright market transaction programme,' the report said.
France fell down to 12th place, while Germany remained among the top five choices for investment."Click here for more infoIncome and Wealth Tax rules change for Spain property owners
"We are informing all our clients who own properties in Los Arqueros about the Income and Wealth Tax for 2011.
As you know, every year any non-resident owning property in Spain is obligated to submit a Property Imputed Income Tax declaration and now again the Property Wealth Tax, after its recent reintroduction.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: You should know that until now, if a debt were contracted with the Treasury in Spain by a Spanish foreigner, the Spanish Tax Authorities had to meet many issues before they could act against foreigners residing outside of Spain.
However, a ministerial order of July 31, 2010 has set out within European territory that any foreign debt will allow the Ministry of Finance, electronically, to make reports of foreclosures and repossessions of property situated in other states of the European Union in order to meet debts incurred in Spain.
The European Union tax system agreed that the Tax Authorities will facilitate information and will report about the state of any debtor and guarantors of a debt in order to make feasible the placement of an embargo on Spanish properties or properties located in the United Kingdom and other European Union country, taking the necessary legal measures to enable these debts are paid against the property, Bank accounts will also be considered.
This procedure will not be used to satisfy all different types of debts but those contracted with the IRS for non-payment of Value Added Tax (VAT), Income Tax of Individuals (income tax), Wealth Tax and other excise duties.
To facilitate this process, the Ministry of Finance will have the cooperation of other agencies such as the Labor Inspectorate and the General Treasury of Social Security (TGSS), guaranteeing the confidentiality and security of citizen data information.
Your financial advisor can assist you in this obligation by providing you with advice on the following:
• Calculating the tax due on the basis of the ratable value and the number of days of ownership (if you bought or sold last year), ensuring you do not pay more than strictly required.
• Filling out the forms with your personal and property information.
• Submitting to the tax office our appointment as your fiscal representatives in Spain, thereby assuming the responsibility of receiving any formal communication and acting timely upon them.
• Representing you during the fiscal year in respect of any communications which may received from the Tax Office.
In order for us to calculate the total tax liability, your financial advisor would need to know the following for the properties they have represented you in the purchase/sale etc.
• Ratable Value on the last IBI receipt. This is shown on the IBI (Impuesto de Bienes Inmuebles-Council Tax) receipt under the name of ""valor catastral"". Please note that new properties (less than 2 years) might not have a ratable value assigned yet.
• In case you rented, number of total days you have rented out the property (if applicable and only if such rental has been declared).
Most importantly, if you or any of the people who purchased jointly with you (where applicable) were Spanish residents or not. In such case, these people would not be liable.
Also, for every non-resident tax-payer the advisor would need to know the full details of any other properties they might own in Spain, together with the ratable value and the number of days the property has been rented (where applicable). "Free conveyancing for our clients
Los Arqueros Estates are offering free conveyancing for a limited period to direct clients registered and purchasing through us from 1st December 2011.New Los Arqueros Estates signage around the golf course
"We have new logo advertising all around Los Arqueros Golf, on the various junction signs.
This will enhance our brand recognition and show our dedication to being the preferred estate agent in Los Arqueros, where we focus our energy and marketing efforts.
"Click here for more infoMarketing with Essential magazine
As always, we are constantly pursuing the maximum exposure for your properties in all media avenues. This example is from a full page advert in Essential magazine, page 135 next to the Los Arqueros editorial. View examples of our real estate marketing here
."Click here for more infoRegular advertising in Monarch in-flight magazine
Los Arqueros Estates has started advertising regularly in the Monarch inflight magazine. Our latest advert can be seen on page 81 in the link below. We are committed to giving the best exposure to your property and we continuously look for new avenues to increase the visibility of the properties listed with us.Click here for more infoBritish Chamber of Commerce event at Marbella Golf Resort
British Chamber of Commerce event at Marbella Golf Resort ran by Golf the Costa and sponsored by Los Arqueros Estates. Wildlife in Los Arqueros Golf
"Los Arqueros Golf offers an abundance of wildlife. Perhaps you can recognise some of the animals in the image below (click to enlarge)
Given that less than 30% of Los Arqueros Golf is built on, there are plenty of areas for observation of the local fauna.
"Does the air-conditioning in your Los Arqueros property need replacing?' >
Does the air-conditioning in your Los Arqueros property need replacing?
"REL Technical Services (Mijas Costa) has been carrying out work on behalf of Los Arqueros Estates for a number of years. R22 refrigerant (HCFC) is widely used in European air conditioning (approx 95% of all the air conditioning systems in Los Arqueros uses R22)
We feel that as responsible companies, we must make you aware of recent legislation regarding HCFC R22, which may have an impact on you. From 1st January 2004 no more heat pump equipment was manufactured that uses refrigerant R22. From 1st January 2015 the use of all HCFC gasses including recycled materials will be banned.What are the options?
1. Replacement of units
By far the most environmentally responsible solution is to completely replace existing HCFC R22 equipment with modern HFC based alternatives, which offer improved energy efficiency meaning lower operating costs. HFC systems are quieter and more reliable. Many original HCFC R22 systems were cooling only, whereas they can now be replaced with heat pumps offering efficient year round heating and cooling.
2. Do nothing
If your systems are working and are maintained, do not leak or require work where the refrigerant 22 has to be removed or components changed which involves the refrigerant circuit the legislation states that no action is mandatory.
The refrigerant 22 can be recovered from the A/C systems and a drop in replacement HFC blended Refrigerant introduced, which adheres to the new legislation. Although this fulfils the requirements the replacement refrigerant, it is costly and does not reduce the energy consumption of the equipment.
Below is a link to the European regulation No 2037/2000, which explains in full CFC and HCFC phase out programs.
"Click here for more infoGolf competition
"Los Arqueros Estates was a sponsor at the golf competition event at Marbella Golf Club on St Patrick's day. The great weather and the free Guiness made for a perfect outdoors day, in addition to a great marketing exposure opportunity for Los Arqueros Estates. A fun time was had by all - many thanks to Golf The Costa for organising the event. We'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Tom Harper and the team from OIB International
Los Arqueros Estates team
The winners! Los Arqueros Estates client Steve Asplet with his team Best dressed Lady recieves a prize donated by Los Arqueros Estates Ian Cooper enjoying a moment's peace, a rare occurence!
"Click here for more infoLos Arqueros Services - Rentals and Property Management in Los Arqueros
"Los Arqueros Estates are delighted to announce the arrival of Phillipa Stephenson to their team. Phillipa's role will be primarily to develop the management and rentals arm of the business, 'Los Arqueros Services'. Current and future clients of Los Arqueros Estates will benefit from our new bespoke rental and management services division. Spanish–speaking Phillipa comes to our coast directly from the Algarve where she gained in-depth experience in all aspects of property management, and is used to dealing with anything from short holiday rentals to complete house reforms. Focusing on client satisfaction, Los Arqueros Services, with Phillipa at the helm, will be available to meet all your rental and property management requirements."Some optimistic signs for spanish properties
"The Institute of Statistics of Spain has issued its latest update on property prices in Spain. It looks like resale property prices in Spain have started an upward movement, having bottomed in the beginning of 2009. New developments are still on a downward trend. Click on the image below to see more details on the continuing optimistic environment for spanish property prices.
"Click here for more infoBetter times?
"With doom and gloom around every corner it’s refreshing to hear some positive news coming out of Los Arqueros Estates and their on site real estate business in Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club.
On this coast we meet lots of people involved in the property market but none as positive as Ian Cooper, Managing Director of Los Arqueros Estates. 'We are finding great deals right now in Los Arqueros. UK vendors are cashing in their property and taking advantage of the weak pound and this is driving sales. At the same time, buyers who have been sitting on the fence are now pushing the button to buy.'
So apparently confidence is back, we asked Ian who is buying? 'As Los Arqueros was first developed by a Swedish company it has always been popular with Swedish clients and still is. Taylor Woodrow’s involvement over the past 14 years has meant the UK market has also been strong here and now we have seen a number of Dutch and Russian clients buying recently.'
And why? 'Well that’s easy, excellent all round value. A community which is consolidated, safe, well established and 100% legal.'
Anyone not familiar with Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club in Benahavis are in for a pleasant surprise. Firstly its location is amazing, offering stunning sea views towards the Mediterranean, with a backdrop of La Zagaleta and Sierra Bermeja and all just a few minutes away from the beach, Marbella and Puerto Banus.
It's not all about Seve Ballesteros’ 18-hole golf course either. As Ian points out, 'a short drive away is the white village of Benahavis named the gastronomic corner of Andalucia with dozens of great restaurants. Added to this you can find a host of other sports activities and professional instruction all on site.'
Ian has chosen to specialize in selling properties in Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club, with his properties ranging in price from €160.000 to just over €3.95 million. This allows a wide range of people the opportunity to experience a fabulous lifestyle and to enjoy all the facilities this development has to offer.
For more information contact Ian at Los Arqueros Estates on 669 430 252 / 952 764 067 or email email@example.com"Record number to emigrate from UK
"The overseas property industry is not dead. Britain is expected to suffer the most severe brain drain for five decades, according to reports in The Daily Telegraph this weekend. A growing number of people are becoming fearful of the threat of increased taxes to finance the Labour governments economic policies, the persistent claims of doom and gloom in the media, the weather and a sense that state pervasiveness of our lives is growing. Another concern for young families is the quality - and cost - of education in the UK. The Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development claims we're experiencing the largest exodus of professionals for fifty years.
France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Spain are amongst the most popular emigration destinations, but Britons are investigating countries around the globe. This is good news for the overseas property industry and also, good news for Britons who are thinking of emigrating but concerned about where to start. Clearly, there are a number of companies out there who can offer help to émigrés, and an increase in emigration will go some way to compensating for a drop in overseas property purchases for investment or as a holiday home."Pablo Liev – The Name Behind the Conception of Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club
"Pablo Liev, renowned Málaga-based architect had a vision for a lifestyle concept which married contemporary Mediterranean living with dramatic nature and scenery. Ten years ago Pablo, along with Javier Ballester and Igor Barbovitch (Taylor Woodrow HQ)made a presentation to Taylor Woodrow about the vision they had for a new residential urbanization in Benahavis, near Marbella, Spain. He presented his ideas for an urbanization made up of villas and clusters of apartments in “Mediterranean Villages” in an elevated position offering the most amazing views, while being surrounded by nature. The meeting was a complete success and Pablo’s team were entrusted with the creation of the project. Pablo recalls,” I remember feeling very excited with the prospect of being part of a large new development, especially considering we were just coming out of the financial crisis of the early 1990’s.”
The concept of Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club was to incorporate contemporary Mediterranean architecture into the natural beauty and scenery of the location. The built environment had to integrate effortlessly into the area, so the essential essence was not lost. To this end, Pablo enlisted the help of Antonio Bazán and Agrojardin, specialists in landscaping and gardening, to work with his team. The aim was to try to make the architecture go unnoticed, “sitting naturally in the area as though having always been there”.
The client profile Pablo was designing Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club around was clear, both local and foreign residents enjoying a love of golf and leisure as well as appreciating natural beauty and surroundings and being part of a close community. 15 years after that first presentation to Taylor Woodrow, Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club is nearing completion and as Pablo walks through the urbanization he feels that they managed to achieve a good balance of architecture and natural landscape.
The ethos of Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club as an urbanization was to provide a number of individual developments in the form of “villages”. To this end no two communities are the same, each has its own identity. La Torre, for example, is named after and built around an ancient Andalucian look-out tower which remains in place today, Las Terrazas occupies an elevated position in which just over 40 properties occupy superior south/south westerly views. Los Almendros is the only townhouse development on Los Arqueros, providing a small number of homes each with private terraces or gardens.
Pablo’s team of architects has gone on to work with Taylor Woodrow on a further number of projects, including Salblanca in Marbella, La Mairena in Ojén and Las Mimosas in Estepona as well as the Taylor Woodrow building in Teatinos. They have worked on hotel projects for the Aldiana Hotel in Alcaidesa and El Fuerte in El Rompido, Huelva, as well as commercial centres along the Costa del Sol. Internationally, they are currently working on hotel projects in Jamaica and Aruba.
Pablo concludes by saying that the success of Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club is a culmination of the architectural skills, landscaping expertise and close relationships with Benahavis Town Hall and the employees of Taylor Woodrow. He believes that the effort of all the people who have been involved has been for the benefit and well being of all residents, golfers and visitors to Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club. Golf most powerful tourist attraction for Costa del Sol
"Golf is considered to be one of the most powerful attractions in Málaga for international tourists, and a report released by the Costa del Sol Tourist Board confirms this. According to this report, 292, 000 travellers visit the province to play golf, bringing 120,000 companions along. Moreover, comparative data show that a third of the international golfers coming to Spain choose the Costa del Sol as their destination.
The report also states that golf travellers’ expenditure amounts to €940M. With 62 golf courses in 13 municipalities, the Costa del Sol makes an ideal travel destination for sports lovers. These golf facilities account for 17.3 pct of those available in Spain.
The facts and figures of the golf travel industry in Málaga are remarkable: 4M overnight stays, an average length of stay of 13.7 days, and daily expenses over €126 per tourist.
Moreover, the Tourist Board believes the sector’s future prospects to be bright, mainly because its qualified demand profile is not sensitive to economic uncertainty. 20 pct golf courses expect the number of golfers to be similar to last year, while 28% think the influx of golf travellers will rise. Overall, 2,400 direct jobs are associated with the golf industry on the Costa del Sol.
The impact of the golf travel industry on the regional economy is beyond doubt. With time, golf has become an essential component of Málaga’s travel offer. A growing number Spanish players are coming to the Costa del Sol, the report states, and chances to seize market shares in long-distance destinations, such at the US or Australia, are big.Recent image of Los Arqueros comercial centre
"For the shopaholics amongst you this is a long-awaited update: this image shows building No.1 well under way, building No.2 is now out of the ground following extensive ground works, the basement has now been poured. Click here to view
"Annual General Meeting
"Last Friday saw the Los Arqueros Golf Club play host to a very successful EUC Annual General Meeting, Los Arqueros Estates were there to keep up to date with the progress and decisions that matter to us all in Los Arqueros.
Not only is the Macro community in great financial shape the committee are also looking good with a full cast of talented individuals.
For more information log on at www.euclosarqueros.com
"Shopping at Los Arqueros
"Spring Shopping at Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club.
Los Arqueros Shopping Village is an exclusive and complete developmental commercial centre opening in spring 2009. There will be 15 units to let and 24 professional studios for sale, complemented with a boutique hotel to offer residents of Los Arqueros many different services.
The architectural designers have taken great care to integrate the commercial centre into the surroundings.
The commercial centre has the support of an internationally renowned British Supermarket, and Taylor Woodrow will base their headquarters for the whole of southern Spain within the centre. Many different restaurants are interested in being located within Los Arqueros and the management hopes to create an atmosphere of different gastronomic tastes.
The commercial centre will be complemented with bars and cafés, on different leisure areas and terraces to offer a wide variety at Los Arqueros Shopping Village.
"Charity Garden Fete
"Charity Garden Fete
Saturday 13th September from 15.00 – 19.30 on the Driving Range
A fun day for everyone!
Entrance fee: Adults & children over 12: 5 euros
Children aged 6 to 11: 3 euros
Children 5 and under: free
Entrance fee includes complimentary glass of wine, beer or soft drink.
All proceeds from the event will be donated equally to Fundacion Tutelar Fundaspandem and Triple A. "Kids Tennis Camp sponsored by Los Arqueros Estates
"Los Arqueros is pleased to sponsor the Kids Tennis Camp for the summer in Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club. If your kids want to spend a few hours in the fresh air brushing up their tennis skills, then contact Nick to book your place on +34 617 672 863"Click here for more infoLos Arqueros Estates is live
"Los Arqueros Estates are here on site ready to serve you, our accessibility, friendliness and dedicated commitment to serving our clientele is what makes us your number one choice in Los Arqueros."Taylor Woodrow - Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club
"2008 sees Taylor Woodrow celebrate its 50th year in Spain. In 1958 Taylor Woodrow was already a prestigious developer in the United Kingdom when Frank Taylor, the company’s founder, spent his honeymoon in Mallorca. He and his wife, Christine, fell in love with the island and decided that Taylor Woodrow should also operate in Spain. With the support of Jaime Ballester they set up the subsidiary, Taylor Woodrow España, and built their first properties in Canyamel, in the east of Mallorca. Over the years they extended their presence to other coastal areas; Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca.
Taylor Woodrow has become specialised over five decades in residential tourism, selecting privileged enclaves on the Mediterranean coastline to build charming housing complexes, characterised by their quality, careful design and respect for the environment"