Nordica modern buyers
What our buyers want in a Marbella home
As the specialist in Nueva Andalucia property, Nordica has over 30 years of experience in finding people the Marbella homes they want. Each individual has different needs and preferences, but there are general homebuyer trends and these evolve over time. Right now, we’re in such a period of change where the typical things that our clients are asking for – the home specs and lifestyle features that are important to them – are changing in response to the Covid-related experience earlier in the year.
Reflecting changes in other parts of the world, where there has been a clear move out of the city back to the suburbs and also to the countryside. The property sector in countries such as the USA, the UK and France is reporting a shift among buyers away from the city centre apartment that were so in vogue in recent years, in favour of suburban houses and even country properties. Here too, people are asking for Marbella villas with gardens, apartments with large terraces, views, privacy, interior space and also sea views or vistas of green golf courses and open countryside.
It’s all about space, greenery and flexibility
Our buyers often prefer to be close to amenities such as shops, restaurants and cafés, but also want a spacious setting surrounded by green gardens, with nature not too far away. Marbella, and Nueva Andalucía in particular, offers this combination of residential living in peaceful leafy streets; golf, sea and mountain views; spacious villas with gardens, pools, open-plan living and many luxury amenities; easy access to beaches and leisure facilities; as well as having golf courses and nature within easy reach.
Inside, modern homebuyers are demanding the flexibility that allows them to work from home. If anything, the Covid crisis has accelerated the adoption of modern work and communication tools, which enable people to work in a flexible way, dividing their time between home office, business travel and conventional office spaces. The daily commute and nine to five office schedule may soon be a thing of the past, as people combine home life with work in a more varied way.
“Forced to work from home during the period of confinement, a lot of people got used to it and are seeking to combine career and home life in a beautiful natural environment with a great climate, healthy lifestyle and quality of life,” says Anna Lena Rosen, who runs Nordica with her husband, Peter. “This has subtly but significantly shifted the emphasis when they look for a Marbella property to buy, as they now focus more on space and privacy, gardens, exercise and work space.”
Also important, especially in apartment complexes, is sufficient greenery, spacious terraces and sports facilities. Co-working centres, whether within the community itself or close by.
With 115m2 of terraces facing the sea, this fantastic three-bedroom apartment in Ventura del Mar, Puerto Banús is a fine example of what buyers want these days, surrounded by lush gardens in a top location.