We used to play golf with quite a few Norwegians in marbella. They mainly wintered there. Some were from Oslo, many from Stavanger. They owned a mix of villas worth average of 600,000 or apartments worth 3/400,000. All seemed comfortably off but they are a canny lot and many complained about the ridiculous restaurant prices around the area. Frankly to rely on the Scandinavians, Dutch, Germans and Russians to make even a dent in the property market is foolish. A lot of Germans we knew are either selling or have left.