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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Recommended Real Estate Agents in Marbella

It looks like property sales are making a come back to the Costa del Sol. This is great news for Marbella and all the small businesses that feed off this industry; real estate agents (of course) interior designers, curtain makers, cleaners, restaurants... the list goes on!

When property starts to sell in Marbella hundreds of small real estate agencies start up. Many of these will be experienced agents but of course there are also plenty of opportunists too - so the question is "Who to Trust?"

Having lived on the Costa del Sol for over 20 years I have a number of friends who I would be happy to recommend as real estate agents to trust who will listen to your needs and help you buy the right property at the right price.

Give them a call, have a chat, discuss your needs and let me know what you think!

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Tela Bella - a wonderful new fabric shop in Estepona

Unlike the UK where fabric shops seem to be everywhere, here in Spain, away from the big cities of Barcelona and Madrid, it can often be hard to find a place to simply go and buy material. Such has been the case on the Costa del Sol – Malaga has some good fabric stores but if you live further down the coast then it getting there can be a bit of a hike. A welcome addition then was the recent opening of Tela Bella in Estepona. They have a great space, close to the industrial estate with easy parking and stock some wonderful fabrics with a ton more available on short order. They also stock dress material and carry a great range of party decoration fabrics. In addition they can make up your curtains for you along with any other soft furnishings you need. If you’re not sure about measuring and fitting, they can do that for you too and they even offer an upholstery service.

As a lot of the fabrics that TelaBella stock come from the UK, the designs and styles are different from what you’ll find elsewhere in Spain so naturally appeal to the expat community – they also speak English and French in addition to Spanish so the lingo isn’t a problem when explaining about that tricky window you’ve got on the stairs!

Open every day from 09.30 – 14.30 and 16.30 – 19.30 and Saturdays from 10.00 – 14.00, they are friendly yet professional and can offer some great advice.

For more information and to view a map of their location please visit