Luxury Villas For Sale In Marbella Costa Del Sol

Then read about SpainForSale.Properties Exclusive VIP Real Estate Services in Marbella / Costa del Sol, a ‘first class’ service for premium property buyers with a budget in excess of €2mm.  What’s more buy a luxury property through SpainForSale.Properties and We will pay all of your flight and hotel costs incurred during the process*.

SpainForSale.Properties properties for sale portfolio features one of the most distinctive properties in La Costa del Sol: Luxury mansions, villas and apartments for sale in: Marbella city, La Zagaleta, Nueva Andalucia, Sierra Blanca, Los Flamingos, Los Monteros, the Marbella Golden Mile to Puerto Banus or Guadalmina Baja, prime locations in Madrid, Barcelona and Balearic Islands, with access to all of the more luxorious real estate in these area**.  Simply tell es your desires.  We will do all of the work for you.


Our Exclusive VIP Real Estate service in Marbella, for those buyers dealing exclusively with SpainForSale.Properties, includes:

    Arranging free flights to Marbella*

    Arranging free hotels in Marbella*

    Luxury car airport picks up and drop offs here in Spain

    Sourcing the best properties to meet your needs

    Area tours and property viewings

Introductions to all of the parties required to make your purchase a simple and pleasurable experience including architects, lawyers, interior designers, furniture suppliers, vehicle suppliers, etc.

Any help on any matters you require here in Marbella / Costa del Sol pre and post purchase.


Just give us a call on +34 952 929636 or send us an email (to letting us have your property requirements (location, bedrooms, key desires in terms of style and features) and leave it to us to find you a selection of superb properties to meet your desires (including suitable properties listed with other leading agents in the area**).  Let us know when you wish to visit and we will arrange your trip for you.

VIP Property Buying Experience in #Marbella.

When you arrive you will be collected in a Luxury car and chauffeured to your pre-arranged hotel.  We will be happy to meet you as often as you require during your visit – we are happy to come along and have fun with you, meeting up socially and showing you the enviable Marbella lifestyle.marbella mansions

We will put together an itinerary to meet your needs – viewing as many properties as you wish per day to meet your desired pace and timescales.  We will also happily show you around the area if you are new to Marbella.

You will have a named SpainForSale.Properties representative available to take your calls at any time throughout the purchase process to answer any requests or queries, even those not related to the purchase of your property.  This high level of service continues after your purchase.

The aim of this service is to make your Marbella / Costa del Sol Luxury real estate purchase as simple and as hassle free as possible.  Buying a luxury item like property here in Marbella should be a real pleasure not a chore.


 ** You can view through us at SpainForSale.Properties, any property you see on the internet or advertised with other agents.  You will not miss any opportunities or any property you may like to view.  Here in Marbella / Costa del Sol all of the top real estate agencies work in collaboration, using a combined internet based computer system.  We have access to every property for sale, from all of the agents, along the entire coast using this shared database.  This database, not available to the public, also includes many of the most exclusive properties for sale in Marbella which are never published on any websites. This allows you to use just one agency, one pit stop, one point of contact without the need for you to have to speak to different people of different nationalities and different agencies, sometimes causing confusion and constant phone calls.

The Small Print!

* Your reasonable hotel and flights costs (up to €2,500 for purchases below €3mm and up to €5,000 for purchases over €3mm) will be fully reimbursed by SpainForSale.Properties Real Estate once you have completed a property purchase through SpainForSale.Properties.

SpainForSale.Properties is considered one of the most trusted Luxury Real Estate Agencies in Spain, especially in Marbella, Costa del Sol, Balearic Islands and other “Prime Locations” in Spain. Our properties for sale portfolio features the most distinctive properties in La Costa del Sol: Luxury mansions, villas and apartments for sale in: Marbella city, La Zagaleta, Nueva Andalucia, Sierra Blanca, Los Flamingos, Los Monteros, the Marbella Golden Mile to Puerto Banus or Guadalmina Baja. Investments in Madrid, Barcelona and Balearic Islands.

Our mission is also our passion: helping our clients selling and buying Real Estate and Investment Brokerage. If you are looking to invest in Property, purchase a villa, a plot to develop, a first line beach penthouse, apartment, townhouse or country property in and around these exclusive locations please, take a few moments to browse thought our site, to view our database of continuously updated properties.

Restore a Painting: do the minimal amount of work or make it look its best?

Restore a Painting: do the minimal amount of work or make it look its best?  (See the short video testimonial)


Virginia Panizzon, Art Conservator

Restoring a vintage oil painting often involves options of treatments to choose from. If you are not experienced in dealing with a painting conservator and choosing art restoration services, you may very understandably wonder what is the best thing for the painting.

The financial value of the artwork may be a guide by which collectors and curators make decisions for the conservation and preservation of their artwork. However, value is not always only given by its monetary reclaim. Historical value and personal or emotional value also give people good reasons to preserve their heirlooms and collectibles.


Before removal of overpainting restoration in water

A professional art conservator can be a valuable consultant for you to make good decisions regarding your artwork. A good example would be in trying to decide whether it is in the best interest of the artwork to have everything possible done to restore the painting, like when a painting has had a lot of previous restorations. For a number of reasons, this may motivate only a partial restoration treatment.

Consider, for instance that it is very important to address the preservation problems before dealing with the aesthetic issues. For example, if a client doesn’t want to spend much money but they want to preserve the painting and if a painting is very dirty and flaking; we will forego the cleaning but stabilize the flaking in the best interest of preserving the artwork. Its easy to see how the stabilization of the unstable paint is most important.

We recently received a historical maritime painting with a lighthouse in the distance from c.1895. It had extensive multiple previous restorations. Several large rips and holes had been repaired (and were still quite visible), a very poor quality cleaning had been done (maybe more than once) unevenly removing a very discolored varnish. Extensive over-abundant repainting (retouching) changed original features over most of the painting.

Even though it looked pretty rough, the general condition of the artwork was stable. In other words, there was no flaking or other signs of falling apart. The particular feature that really bothered the owner was the dark repainting of the water in the foreground which eliminated the water details and the owner said it looked to her like “the ship was sailing on land.” Click here to see the short video testimonial

So, in this case, our client’s primary concern was to clean the water in the foreground and recuperate the details of the water.  It was not possible to clean the entire painting without removing all the previous retouchings and exposing all the extensive damage and increasing the budget dramatically. While doing a complete restoration was definitely possible, it didn’t make sense to the owner given the financial value of the painting.


After removal of repainting of the water (a previous restoration)

The owner may have made a different decision if this had been her grandfather’s ship or if her ancestor’s had immigrated on this ship. So, you can see there are different motivations for decisions. As long as the artwork is stable, the decision about the appearance is subjective.

The photo below is the grandmother of the present owner. It was sent to a well advertised Russian immigrant restorer who repainted the portrait. Horrified, the only option was to try and recoup all of the original by removing all of the oil paint repainting. So, in this case, the motivation for a complete and proper painting conservation treatment was justified by the owner independent of the financial value.


Left: Restoration by Russian restorer meant repainting with oil paint.

Right: After repainting removal and recovery of original 19th century portrait.

Professional art conservation adheres to standards of practice and ethics that focus on the original nature and integrity of the artwork and the business practices with clients.


See a short video tour of Fine Art Conservation Laboratories:

Call us to discuss your questions. Free evaluations at your home or business and pick up and delivery in So. Cal, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City. Or we can help you ship. Highest quality professional art conservation work, standards of practice and ethic.  Damaged art insurance claims.

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Scott M. Haskins, Virginia Panizzon, Oriana Montemurro, Art Conservators

805 564 3438 office

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Locksmiths in Barnstaple Devon Offer a Diverse Range of Services

The locksmith business is a very popular start-up industry and is on the increase year by year. We are seeing new independent locksmiths and locksmith companies start trading roughly every single week, all over the country, some are well trained through established, professional training centres but regrettably some of these locksmiths are not trained at all!

The locksmith industry of one of the few industries where no official training or regulation is required to set up and start trading. There is no official accreditation to get and no mandatory training required, this means that anybody can watch a few youtube ‘how to’ videos and claim to be a qualified locksmith and there really is no foolproof way to check whether a locksmith is a qualified of not before you hire them and many people and businesses have fallen foul of untrained, un-qualified locksmiths who have gone into their home or business and ended up causing more damage than the burglar or vandal.

Many professional locksmiths are now expanding their businesses to cover a whole range of other security related services. The reasoning behind this, one locksmith told us, is that a potential domestic or commercial customer is going to put more faith into a larger security business that covers locksmithing as just one of the specialities rather than a locksmith who simply claims to open locked doors.

Over the last couple of years we have seen more and more locksmiths offering a wider range of security services including burglar alarm fitting and maintenance, CCTV installation and maintenance and even more specialist services such as Door entry systems and advanced building access control systems.

Burglar alarms have become very widespread during the last 20 years or so, while before this a burglar alarm was a extravagance only afforded by the rich and famous. These days we basically have more items worth pilfering, small luxury items such as tablets, mobile phones, laptop computers can all easily be picked up and carried off even by the most amateur of thieves.

Almost every new build comes with a burglar alarm as standard but if it isn’t maintained and serviced on a regular basis it could let you down when it’s needed. Burglar alarms need servicing, batteries need replacing, bells and sirens need testing. Even a well maintained alarm won’t last for ever and as new and better models come onto the market people want to upgrade too, making burglar alarm fitting and maintenance a very lucrative add-on for a skilled Locksmith Barnstaple.

Falling into a similar category to burglar alarms are CCTV and home security installations. CCTV for domestic and personal use has only become more popular in the last 5 or 10 years. This new trend of installing home surveillance equipment can be attributed mainly to the fall in price of the technology itself as well as the unfortunate rise in crime in many suburban areas. People also worry about leaving their homes empty for long periods when they go on holiday so they install the latest remote accessible systems so they can take a peek at the homes and belonging from anyway in the world simply by using their smartphone. This is the reason that CCTV installation and maintenance has become popular with professional locksmiths.

Top experiences in Barcelona

Barcelona is defined by vibrant architecture, quirky art, and an expansive street life, as it combines the best of culture, history, and modernism to give you a fantastic experience. No wonder major airlines operate flights to Barcelona from different parts of the world to cater to the growing number of tourists who visit this cosmopolitan city to experience its beauty.

Here are some must-see things in Barcelona.

Explore this city by foot

Barcelona is one of the most pedestrian-friendly cities in the world, so take a break from metro and tourist buses, and explore this city by foot. You’ll be truly amazed at the many quaint shops and gastronomic choices that Barcelona offers. If you love to cycle better than walk, you can also discover the hidden gems on your bicycle.


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Probably, the most attractive aspect of Barcelona is its mix of different architectural styles, and in particular, the work of Antoni Gaudi. You can see his creativity and brilliance in the many buildings spread across the city including the famous Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, Torre Bellesguard, and Park Guell. Each of these masterpieces have a unique theme, and is sure to impressive you thoroughly.


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Live concerts

A trip to Barcelona is never complete without a visit to one of the many concerts that take place in some of the grandest venues in Europe, such as the Razzmatazz, Apolo, Palau de la Musica Catalana, L’Auditori, and Gran Teatre del Liceu. In fact, you can even book your flights to Barcelona around any of the popular music festivals such as the Festival Internacional de jazz de Barcelona and Primavera Sound.


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What’s Barcelona without tapas and pintxos? Tapas bars abound here, and you can walk into virtually any place to grab a platter of tapas that is best washed down with good local beer. Pintxos, on the other hand, are bite-sized snacks served on top of a bread, for a more filling culinary experience.


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Mount Montjuic

If you want to get a bird’s eye view of the city, climb up Mount Montjuic. The surrounding scenery and spectacular views are sure to blow your mind and senses. It’s also less-crowded, so you can have a nice long stroll in privacy.


Source: Christian Frolich

In short, Barcelona is an enchanting place that offers a multitude of different things for you to see and do.

What Type of Services Do Emergency Locksmiths in Peterborough Offer

Nobody thinks that they will need the services of an emergency locksmith but regrettably things can occur that are just out of our control and you can find yourself unexpectedly needing the services of a 24 hour emergency locksmith to get you securely into your home, office, warehouse or even vehicle.

Locksmiths services may not just cover common lock picking and gaining entry into a buildings, services may also encompass other security associated services together with vehicle security, emergency boarding up, burglar alarm fitting and maintenance, CCTV fitting and maintenance and even more specialist services such as Door entry systems and building access control.

Vehicle Security and automotive locksmith services

Some locksmiths may also offer automotive locksmith services and may be able to gain access to your vehicle if you misplace your car keys or lock them in your vehicle. The objective of an automotive locksmith is to gain access to your vehicle without damaging the pricey locks which are more often than not more costly to replace than basic door and window locks.

An automotive locksmith may also offer key cutting and professional key coding allowing you to have spare electronic keys for your vehicle, these services typically cost much less than they would if you were to go straight to the vehicle manufacturer.

Emergency Boarding Up

Not all locksmiths offer emergency 24 hour boarding up services due to the fact that 99% of these jobs take do place at night or in the early hours of the morning, those that do may insist on a call out fee because of the anti-social hour on top of the boarding up fee which may depend on the dimensions of the window and the damage. It’s very unusual to see a locksmith offering a fixed price boarding up service.

Boarding up is just a short-term measure to protect your home, office or business premises until the next day when your window or door can be appropriately replaced. When sourcing a locksmith or security company for boarding up services it is always best to source someone who is local and independent rather than using a nationwide call centre, this way you can be confident that you are speaking direct to the locksmith and get precise arrival times, after all you don’t want to be waiting all night.

These are just some of the services that you can expect from a locksmith or security firm, 247 Safeguard Locksmiths are a Emergency Locksmith Peterborough based professional locksmith company who strive to deliver competitively priced locksmith and security services to both domestic and commercial clients throughout Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

Why Using a Professional Locksmith is Important

Believe it or not here in the UK the locksmith industry as a whole is not regulated in any way by the Government, Police or an official regulatory body.  Unfortunately this does mean that anyone can operate as a locksmith regardless of their capability, competence and training.

Finding a professional and qualified locksmith can be difficult if you don’t know what you are looking for and it is important to make sure that the locksmith you hire is experienced and capable of carrying out the job or project that he or she has been tasked with.

So with no kind of official regulation want do you do? Well, first off my advice is to avoid large call centres as they will generally let anyone onto their books with little of no vetting and most of the time you don’t even know what company actually turned up and whether they were in fact a locksmith at all. Remember, this is someone you are letting into you home, someone you are putting a lot of trust into, you don’t want a third party simply sending someone out to you.

So what actually is a locksmith call centre? There are a number of these call centres popping up all over the country at the moment trying to cash in on the price comparison phenomenon. They are basically an agency offering locksmith services, but are not locksmith themselves. These centres tout themselves as having 1000’s of calls a week for locksmith services and small independent locksmiths are cold called and persuaded to sign up with the promise of work.

Locksmith call centres claim to have locksmiths in every area of the UK, however people using them have found this to be untrue after waiting 4 or 5 hours for a locksmith then being told by the locksmith that he/she has travelled 100’s of miles hence the 4/ 5 hours wait. The fees are also very high and typically include an extortionate call out fee, remember the call centre need to take their cut from every job.

My advice is to always use and independent locksmith that you have found yourself for emergency call out services, fees will be less as there is no middle man taking a cut and many don’t even charge a call out fee, they will just bill you for the work carried out. Many people turn to the internet to search for a locksmith especially after a lock out where you are only equipped with a smart phone.

A local locksmith with usually have a local number, this is the easiest way to spot a local independent locksmith, some may have a national low rate number if they cover quiet a large area, if this is the case then a quick visit to their website should reveal their location, if a locksmith doesn’t have at least an address on their website avoid as there is something not quiet right going on.

A qualified locksmith will usually have a decent mobile optimised website that will have their address at the very least and maybe a location map showing their location or the areas they cover. You will  generally find a list of services they offer and most locksmiths offer an emergency call out service for home/business lock outs but not all locksmiths offer automotive services so make sure you check that they are suitable for the job.

Another thing to check for on a Emergency Locksmith Lancaster website is accreditations logos and references. Even though the locksmith industry is unregulated there are a number of unofficial bodies that a locksmith can be a voluntary member of, being a member of a number of these unofficial bodies is a good indication that they are professional and competent.