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Sales to foreign buyers continue to grow

Foreign buyers account for 18.7% of property sales

The number of sales of property to foreign buyers continued to grow in the first half of 2018, although the trend of double-digit growth has ended. Sales of Spanish properties to foreign buyers amounted to 53,359 transactions in the first six months of the year, representing an annual increase of 5.6%. These sales accounted for Continue Reading

Brexit willl have “no affect” on Brits living in Spain

Borrell said "Brexit will not affect" Brits in Spain

With the Brexit negotiations continuing into their third year it is no surprise that expats in Spain are concerned about what any final deal will mean for their rights here in Spain. But despite little attention from the British Government, a ray of light seems to have been thrown on the subject from a rather Continue Reading

Brexit Fear Abating Amongst British Buyers

Still a large expat communityin Spain

Spain is still the preferred destination for British people looking to purchase a home abroad, according to idealista. After the uncertainty of Brexit took its initial toll on sales across the country, it seems the fear is abating amongst potential British buyers. Property developer Taylor Wimpey say reservations on the Costa del Sol, up to Continue Reading

Andalucía Expects 30 million Tourists in 2018

Susana Díaz at Fitur, 2018

President of the Junta de Andalucia, Susana Díaz, opened the Andalucía section of the Fitur international tourism fair by announcing the regions greatest tourism results. As mentioned in a previous article, 2017 saw the region’s best year in terms of tourist numbers. Although no official figure has been released, it seems likely that the total Continue Reading

Record Sales to Foreigners in 2017

Foreigners bought 13.2% of property sold in 2016

In 2016 the number of properties purchased by foreign citizens reached 13.2% of the total units sold in Spain; record sales, and the highest figure from the last decade. However, the current data suggests 2017 will surpass those record sales, by a substantial margin, according to the latest Residential Market Report prepared by investment management Continue Reading

Marbella Property Market Looking Strong

Frontline Golden Mile is seeing huge demand

Since the recovery of the Marbella property market began to show in 2013 the preference has been for new homes with the latest designs, facilities and features. The market for resale property also recovered but lagged behind the demand for new property. The demand for older properties with “potential” in prime locations is also recovering Continue Reading

Brexit? Brits Still Dominate Sales to Foreigners

Sun, sea and sand still attracting British buyers

The purchase of housing in Spain by foreigners continues to gain weight, according to data from property registrars. However, the results of the Brexit referendum appear to have reduced the number of sales to British buyers. In 2016, foreigners acquired more than 53,000 homes, representing the highest figure in the historical series (starting in 2006), Continue Reading

Goodbye 2016 – It Was Emotional

As 2016 draws to a close we can all look back and reflect on the lessons learned, the choices made and the rewards earned from a turbulent year. As well as the usual ups and downs associated with the real-estate market there have been a few surprises to contend with this year. We had to Continue Reading

Spanish Property Owners Not Worried About Brexit

Despite the concerns of the British regarding the Brexit, only three in 10 Spanish property owners believe that the UK’s departure from the EU will affect the Spanish real estate market. However, when you ask those who own properties in areas that are more popular with Britons (Catalonia, Valencia, Murcia, Andalusia, the Balearic and Canary Continue Reading