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Exploring International Home Ownership

Unlock a world of possibilities with a lifestyle that transcends borders

Article by Paige Candee

Photography by Higueron Homes - Fuengirola, Spain

Originally published in Red Rock City Lifestyle

Have you ever dreamed of waking up to the sound of crashing waves or the breathtaking views of a sun-drenched Mediterranean coastline? What about immersing yourself in the rich culture and diverse lifestyle of a foreign land? The idea of owning or renting a home internationally is an exciting prospect that opens a world of possibilities.

In today's globalized world, the concept of having a home away from home is becoming increasingly appealing. Whether it's a cozy pied-à-terre in a bustling city or a serene villa nestled in a picturesque countryside, the allure of international real estate is undeniable. It offers a unique opportunity to experience new cultures, create lasting memories, and embrace a lifestyle that transcends borders.

To shed light on this captivating topic, we spoke with Melissa Zimbelman, REALTOR/Broker-Owner/Property Manager at LUXE International Realty & Property Management ( With her extensive experience in international real estate, Melissa shared insights and suggestions for those considering this exciting venture.

"Owning or renting a property internationally allows you to truly immerse yourself in the local culture and way of life," she explained. "It's an opportunity to create a home away from home, where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and embrace a new perspective."

To illustrate the allure of international real estate, Melissa highlighted two stunning properties in Spain's Costa del Sol region, overlooking the breathtaking Mediterranean Sea.

The first is a penthouse condominium with stunning views of the Fuengirola Marina and surrounding hills. With three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a spacious 1,600-square-foot deck, this property offers the perfect blend of luxury and comfort. Residents can enjoy access to resort-style amenities, including a full-service spa, therapy pools, and state-of-the-art gym facilities.

"This penthouse is a true oasis," Melissa remarked. "Imagine waking up to the sound of gentle waves and enjoying a morning coffee on your private terrace, taking in the panoramic views of the Mediterranean."

The second property is a luxurious two-bedroom penthouse in Fuengirola's Higueron area. With its meticulously designed interior, modern aesthetics, and thoughtful details, this penthouse exudes elegance and sophistication. However, the true highlight is the expansive private rooftop terrace, offering unparalleled panoramas of the surrounding landscape.

"This penthouse is the ideal fusion of relaxation and sophistication," Melissa said. "Whether lounging in the sun, enjoying al fresco dining, or simply savoring the mesmerizing vistas, the terrace provides a blissful oasis for unwinding and soaking in the beauty of the coastline."

Owning or renting a home internationally is more than just a real estate transaction; it's an opportunity to embrace a global lifestyle. It allows you to immerse yourself in new cultures, create lasting memories, and experience connections with people from around the world. Whether you're seeking a permanent residence, a vacation home, or an investment opportunity, the options are boundless, and the potential is limitless.

As Melissa Zimbelman aptly stated, "International real estate opens up the world, allowing you to truly live life to the fullest."

With the guidance of experts like Melissa and LUXE International Realty, you can live your dreams of a global lifestyle. They have the knowledge and experience to navigate the complexities of international real estate, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free process.

Embrace the adventure, immerse yourself in new cultures, create memories that will last a lifetime, broaden your horizons, challenge your perspectives, and cultivate a deeper appreciation for the richness and diversity of our world. Adventure awaits, and, with the right guidance, you can make your international real estate dreams a reality.

International real estate opens up the world, allowing you to truly live life to the fullest.

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