With its privileged location on the shores of the Costa del Sol and 25% foreign population, Fuengirola is a popular choice for those seeking sunnier climes or looking for a holiday home abroad, and Fuengirola property prices reflect this fact. Much of the town is urban in character and, although not Benidorm, it has its fair share of high rise apartment blocks. As is the case with many of Spain’s popular destinations, housing development is constantly ongoing and with most of the coastal area already heavily built up, a fair amount of housing construction is being carried out further inland.
Fuengirola Property Choices
The choice of properties in Fuengirola is pretty much the same as the rest of Spain’s popular coastal areas and consists of apartments, townhouses, bungalows, villas, fincas and commercial properties. As far as prices go, you would be pushed to find a 1 bedroom apartment for less than 60,000€ although if time is not an issue, and you rent somewhere for a couple of weeks, wearing out a bit of shoe leather can often produce results.
Another bonus with actually walking and driving the streets is you will often find private for sale signs (se vende). Buying direct from the owner can save you a considerable amount of money that would otherwise be going to an estate agent’s commission. At the high end of the market, the world is your oyster in Fuengirola and there are some stunning examples of beachfront and mountain villas costing many millions.
Those looking for Fuengirola property to rent long term, as many do before making the big decision to move here permanently, the best time to look is during the winter months. The reason for this is the fact that many property owners advertising their property for long term rent, come the summer months will take it off the market and rent it short term at a hefty profit to holidaymakers.
Many people looking to rent long term want a bit more than an apartment but some can’t stretch to a property with private gardens or swimming pools. An excellent alternative are properties located in gated communities that usually have shared facilities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, parks and playgrounds. The annual fees for this is at the expense of the owner, so before signing your contract make sure the community fees have been paid or you could be refused the use of these facilities.