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Welcome the Costa Property Podcast - the podcast that turns your dreams of owning a home and a piece of paradise on the Costa del Sol into reality!

If you have been dreaming about buying your own home on the Costa del Sol in Spain, but like many, you are just unsure where to begin or maybe you are drowning in information overload.

Good thing is - you are in the right place! The Costa Property Podcast is here to guide you so that you feel confident and informed as you pursue your big dream of purchasing a home or holiday home on the Costa del Sol.

Click follow so you don't miss and episode!

The Costa Property Podcast Warner Laurie - WL Costa Properties

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Welcome the Costa Property Podcast - the podcast that turns your dreams of owning a home and a piece of paradise on the Costa del Sol into reality!

If you have been dreaming about buying your own home on the Costa del Sol in Spain, but like many, you are just unsure where to begin or maybe you are drowning in information overload.

Good thing is - you are in the right place! The Costa Property Podcast is here to guide you so that you feel confident and informed as you pursue your big dream of purchasing a home or holiday home on the Costa del Sol.

Click follow so you don't miss and episode!

    #12 Building your community and networking with Ali Meehan of Costa Women

    #12 Building your community and networking with Ali Meehan of Costa Women

    In this episode of the Costa Property Podcast, Sandra Laurie is joined by Ali Meehan, founder of Costa Women, a business and social community for women living or moving to Spain. 

    With more and more women moving to Spain with their businesses, it can often feel lonely not having that “in person” connection to support and bounce ideas off one another. 

    Ali shares her experiences of relocating, living, and working in various parts of the world, and shares her top tips for a successful move to Spain as a woman.

    Ali talks about her business - Costa Women, which supports women in integrating and networking in Spain, and how it can help women who have moved to Spain or are considering the move.



    In this episode you will discover: 


    Ali’s journey to Spain and the birth of Costa Woman


    Ali’s top piece of advice if you are considering moving to the Costa Del Sol with a business


    How to network before your big move - preparation is key!


    The business trends Ali is predicting for businesses on the Costa Del Sol





    This episode is packed with practical advice and personal experiences, ideal for any woman considering starting a new chapter in Costa del Sol!



    PS - Don’t forget to hit subscribe and follow so you don’t miss an episode!

    Links & Resources

    Check out Costa Woman HERE

    To download your free buyers guide prepared by Warner click HERE

    To follow WL Costa Properties on Instagram click HERE

    To check out WL Costa Properties Website click HERE

    • 25 min
    #11 How to overcome the fear of moving abroad with best-selling mindset authors and Ted-X Speakers Donna Elliott & Cheryl Lee

    #11 How to overcome the fear of moving abroad with best-selling mindset authors and Ted-X Speakers Donna Elliott & Cheryl Lee

    “What if it doesn't work out?”

    “What if I don’t adapt or if I have to come home”

    What if..

    These are just some of the voices that can go around in your head if you are wanting to do something big like taking the leap to move abroad.

    And often, these voices and limiting beliefs can actually hold us back from taking the step to go for it.

    That is exactly why in this week's episode of the podcast, we have invited the incredible Donna & Cheryl - authors of Become The Real You - onto the podcast to share with you how you can begin to reframe that voice in your head that is stopping you from following your dream.

    Donna & Cheryl are best selling authors, leadership and mindset coaches and TEDX speakers.

    Their belief is that through sharing their life lessons with the world and embracing bravery, they will lead others to feel inspired enough to do the same. 

    “We want you to wake up and start really living your life, free from self-doubt and fear - You have the right to live your best life!”

    This episode is going to show you that you CAN follow your dream and give you some fantastic pieces of advice if you are afraid to take action!



    In this episode you will discover: 


    The ONE piece of advice you need to hear to reframe that voice that is saying no that you can’t move abroad or follow your dream


    The reason why you have a voice in your head telling you that you are selfish if you put yourself first


    How to break free from the negative bias and open up to curiosity


    The most powerful question to ask yourself if you are talking yourself out of a big move to follow you dream



    This episode is going to inspire you to follow your dream and give you some fantastic pieces of advice if you have that dream but are afraid to take action!



    PS - Don’t forget to hit subscribe and follow so you don’t miss an episode!



    Links & Resources

    Check out Donna & Cheryls Website HERE

    Watch their TEDX talk HERE

    To download your free buyers guide prepared by Warner click HERE

    To follow WL Costa Properties on Instagram click HERE

    To check out WL Costa Properties Website click HERE

    • 32 min
    The 5 best things about living on the Costa Del Sol

    The 5 best things about living on the Costa Del Sol

    Ever wonder why the Costa Del Sol is SO popular when it comes to places to visit in Spain? 

    Why do so many people flock in their droves here each summer and why do so many people want to retire or relocate here?

    At WL Costa Properties, we are not just property experts. We are also experts on the Costa Del Sol itself and the best things about living here (that you might not know about!!)

    We love sharing the best of this stunning location with our clients and in this episode, the tables are turned as Warner interviews Sandra about her top 5 things that she loves MOST about living in Spain and the Costa Del Sol.

    In this episode you will learn:


    The MUST TRY food dishes when visiting the Costa Del Sol


    Wine lovers? The best wines to try that go beyond the pinot grigio and chardonnays


    The best towns and villages to explore in the region


    Adventures in Malaga: From Parasailing to Picasso 



    You will be itching to move and get your bags packed after this episode so press play and get started on your Spanish adventure!

    PS - Don’t forget to hit subscribe and follow so you don’t miss out on an episode!



    Links & Resources

    To download your free buyers guide prepared by Warner click HERE

    To follow WL Costa Properties on Instagram click HERE

    To check out WL Costa Properties Website click HERE

    • 25 min
    Transferring money in and out of Spain with Jill from Currencies Direct

    Transferring money in and out of Spain with Jill from Currencies Direct

    One of the most common questions people ask when buying or selling property in Spain is “ how do I transfer my money in and out of Spain?”

    With so much news and concern about fraud, understandably people are nervous about transferring money in and out of Spain.

    So today, Sandra and Warner sit down with currencies expert Jill from Currencies Direct. 

    Jill is the Business Development Executive at Currencies  Direct in the Costa Del Sol branch where they currently have five offices and she shares her top advice today on transferring money in and out of Spain, current trends and some of the fantastic services offered by Currencies Direct.

    Tune in to discover:


    Who are Currencies Direct and who do they service


    Jill’s best advice if you are nervous about transferring money in and out of Spain 




    Trends she is currently seeing in the market


    What you need to start doing now to get prepared if you wish to transfer money 


    The most common pitfalls Jill see’s when it comes to currencies and transferring money


    Some of the new services currencies direct are offering their services



    Press play and get started on your Spanish adventure with expert, no frills advice so you will be more than ready for that big move to the Costa Del Sol!

    PS - Don’t forget to hit subscribe and follow so you don’t miss an episode!

    To follow WL Costa Properties on Instagram click HERE

    To check out WL Costa Properties Website click HERE

    To download your free buyers guide prepared by Warner click HERE

    Resources mentioned

    Contact Jill: jill.gregory@currenciesdirect.com

    Check out the website HERE

    • 22 min
    The easy way to get a mortgage in Spain with mortgage expert Pablo

    The easy way to get a mortgage in Spain with mortgage expert Pablo

    Does the thought of applying for and getting approved for a mortgage in Spain overwhelm you so much that it is the number one thing holding you back from making the big move?

    No judgement here - you are not alone!

    In this episode of The Costa Property Podcast, Warner chats with Pablo who is head of mortgage advisors with Habeno mortgages.

    Habeno mortgages are international mortgage experts, helping clients across the globe to gain access to the Spanish and Portuguese housing markets.

    Based in Marbella on the Costa del Sol, they work closely with leading banks and brokers to negotiate mortgage offers on your behalf.

    “We believe it should be as easy to apply for a mortgage abroad as at home”

    Don’t believe it? Then tune into this episode to find out:


    What kind of support Habeno mortgages offer international buyers in Spain - and how the pre-approval process can be done online from the comfort of your own home




    The biggest trend he is seeing at the moment when it comes to who is buying in Spain 




    How mortgage rates in Spain compare to somewhere like the United Kingdom




    Pablo’s predictions of the buyers market over the next 12 months




    3 things you must get in order when applying for a mortgage in Spain




    The maximum amount that a non-resident can borrow for a mortgage for Spain




    The biggest trap Pablo sees people falling into when it comes to the mortgage process in Spain.



    PS - Don’t forget to hit subscribe and follow so you don’t miss an episode!

    To follow WL Costa Properties on Instagram click HERE

    To check out WL Costa Properties Website click HERE

    To download your free buyers guide prepared by Warner click HERE

    • 33 min
    The current biggest property market trends for 2024 on the Costa Del Sol with Alfredo Bloy-Dawson

    The current biggest property market trends for 2024 on the Costa Del Sol with Alfredo Bloy-Dawson

    In this episode, Warner and Sandra are thrilled to be joined by Alfredo Bloy-Dawson, a marketing consultant specialising in the property sector in the Costa Del Sol. 



    As Warner puts it Alfredo really is “real estate royalty”



    Born in England and raised in Spain, Alfredo offers his deep insights into current property trends, particularly focusing on the foreign buyer market. 



    We dive into the nitty gritty about all things market trends, who's buying, who's not and what does the future really look like for the property market on the costa del sol?



    Plus he answers one of Warners favourite questions - Is there actually such a thing as a bargain property on the Costa Del Sol?



    In this episode you will learn:


    The BIGGEST trends Alfredo is noticing on the Costa Del Sol right now




    2 big shifts in the market that happened since COVID (which might surprise you!)




    Who is buying and who is not - including the good and bad news…




    The truth about the current pricing trends in 2024 




    The advice you didn’t ask for but don’t want to miss regarding mortgages




    What you need to start thinking about now if you want to start making that dream a reality




    Can you find a bargain property? Is there such thing?



    So press play and get started on your Spanish adventure with expert, no frills advice so you will be more than ready for that big move to the Costa Del Sol!

    PS - Don’t forget to hit subscribe and follow so you don’t miss an episode!



    Links & Resources



    To follow WL Costa Properties on Instagram click HERE

    To check out WL Costa Properties Website click HERE

    To download your free buyers guide prepared by Warner click HERE

    Check out Alfredos Linkedin HERE

    Check out his website HERE

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