Chris Mercer, Founder of eponymous Mercers, notches up three decades in Spanish property this autumn. Starting out in the Costa Blanca back in 1983, when buying a home overseas was the reserve of the few, Chris now runs Murcia’s most respected multi award-winning estate agency.
Buyers bid farewell to Greek tragedy in August 2013, as the country joined the world’s top 10 property destinations for the first time in 11 months.
Murcia welcomed 342,054 foreign tourists in the first seven months of 2013, up 8.1% on the same period last year. 25,589 more visitors have so far selected the region for their holidays in 2013, with the French and British leading the charge.
Far from spending their days sunning themselves on the beach in a state of almost stupor-like relaxation, it appears that British holidaymakers are demanding more and more from their holidays.
Official figures out this month show that in the first half of 2013, only 43 homes were given the go-ahead for construction in Ibiza.
Located in South West Europe, just miles from North Africa, Spain’s unique way of life stems from the age-old cultural mix which makes up the country.
Historically the Costa Blanca was the preferred place to purchase Spanish property at a bargain price but the tides have now changed and both the glamorous Costa del Sol and Mallorca are attracting not just the traditional British and German buyers but savvy Scandinavians looking for that dream home in the Spanish sun.
Buyers are spending the summer in Brazil, according to TheMoveChannel.com’s Investment Watch.
Once you’ve finished moving abroad and have happily settled in the UK, your first leave from work shouldn’t be an excuse to head back home – or to escape on a last-minute holiday to the beaches of the Mediterranean.
Abercrombie & Kent International Estates now has more than US$1 billion of property in its portfolio, offering its clients some of the most exclusive homes for sale around the world.
Italy has never been viewed as a cheap holiday destination. Yet with its awe-inspiring scenery, Blue Flag beaches, fabulous cuisine and ancient architecture, it remains a top tourist destination, attracting more than 45 million visitors per year. It is the fifth most visited country in the world and also the fifth highest tourist earner, according to the World Tourism Organization’s (WTO) 2012 Tourism Highlights report.
To coincide with the 32nd edition of the Copa del Rey, the Bon Nello Sports Meets Business Lounge took place at Palma’s foremost contemporary and modern art museum – Es Baluard.
The recent government announcement detailing a reduction in the qualifying period of ownership from 30 years to 22 years for property sellers to now be eligible for exemption from real estate capital gains tax is expected to boost sales volumes in the French property market, thinks euro mortgage brokers Offshoreonline.org.
The Bank of Spain recently estimated that the Spanish economy contracted by just 0.1% in the second quarter of 2013, down from 0.5% in the previous quarter, raising hopes that a return to growth is imminent.
Property in Croatia has climbed into the big league, according to TheMoveChannel.com’s Top of the Props.
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