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.
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 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.
Demand for top property in the upper price bracket of 1 - 5M Euros has increased by 20% and outstrips supply for prime locations according to international luxury real estate network, Engel & Völkers which is reporting a 20% increase in sales for the first half of the year over the same period of 2012.
Last year the Balearic Islands topped the charts for property sales over one million euros to foreign purchasers and that trend remains for the first quarter of 2013. In 2012, 729 sales were made to foreigners, with an average price of €1,080,361, compared with just 41 in Madrid averaging €584,433.
The Engel & Völkers Group has opened its first Metropolitan Market Centre (MMC) in the centre of Barcelona on the Avenida Diagonal, considered one of the most important areas in the Catalan capital.
Time and time again, the Costa Blanca proves to be a top destination for those visiting Spain with its mountainous interior, miles of golden sandy beaches and subtropical climate it’s no wonder it remains a top region for those wishing to purchase a holiday home in the sun.
Back in January this year, Murcia-based estate agent Mercers boldly predicted sales to increase by 25% in 2013 over 2012. At halfway mark, sales are already up a mighty 70% over the first six months of 2012 and positivity abounds.
Any travel junkie will tell you that there is nothing quite like the buzz of being first to discover a brilliant part of the world.
According to new figures from Rightmove, average UK house prices have exceeded £250,000 for the first time signalling a much welcomed pickup in the market.
Demand for Spanish property has soared to a new high, according to TheMoveChannel.com’s Top of the Props. Spanish property overtook the USA in June 2013 to account for almost one in three enquiries on the property portal - the highest share ever recorded by a country on the site.
Whilst Ibiza has an incredible number of strings to its bow from culture to cuisine, nightlife to beach life, one it clearly lacks is golf. However, this week discussions have resumed on the creation a golf course on the Island’s western coastline near Cala Conta.
Mallorca is the most popular tourist destination in the Iberian peninsula. With 300 days of sunshine every year, 23 golf courses, 25 marinas, as well as some of the most stunning scenery in Europe, it’s no wonder the island’s airport has beaten last year´s visitor numbers, while hotels in Mallorca are reporting a ten point increase on the occupancy figures from May last year.
The Spanish property market has had a turbulent few years, to put it mildly, but it appears that British buyers are rekindling their love affair with the country, according to Conti, the overseas mortgage specialist.
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