Spain has plenty to attract buyers.With history, culture, sand, sea and plenty of sunshine, it’s little wonder Spain is so popular with people looking for their warm-weather escape .
- But how do you make sure your investment is safe?
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- Why buy in Spain?
No other country can quite compete with what Spain has to offer. While there are lots of new ‘emerging markets’, such as the Far East, purchasers looking for their dream home in the sun should not forget Spain as a tried and tested location which has gained a long-standing reputation when it comes to savvy property investment. A good year-round climate, quick and low cost flights from the all over the world, stunning beaches and scenery ensure that Spain remains top of the charts for property buyers. Whether you’re looking to live near the beach, on a golf course or be immersed in the ‘real’ Spain, there’s bound to be a home for you.
- What are the current hot spots in Spain?
With the island being a firm favourite among the rich and famous, Mallorca’s popularity is still going strong. With a significant increase in house prices taking place over the last 12 months and a shortage of land, its appeal has never been greater. Those who enjoy strolling around glamorous ports and popping into designer boutiques will be very much at home, but the island is also the perfect place for those who wish to escape the crowds and enjoy long walks in its rugged landscape.
The property market on the Costa Blanca is quieter than Mallorca but it is definitely worth a look for its beautiful beaches and striking mountainous landscapes.
For house hunters wishing to enjoy stunning scenery, Calpe is the place to head. Situated on the northern coast of the region, between Denia to the north and Altea to the south, the resort can be easily reached via either Alicante or Valencia airports.
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- Is it better to buy inland or on the coast and which have the best rental potential?
This really depends on your target rental market. Spain has a wealth of beautiful parks and protected countryside that attracts many people inland from hikers to horse riders. Properties close to the beach tend to attract families because of the wealth of amenities on offer. Both locations have benefits so anyone looking to rent out a property needs to think carefully about who they’re targeting and what their needs will be.
- From what price is it possible to buy something abroad?
Lagunas del Sol in Rojales on the Costa Blanca offers buyers stylish two and three bedroom town houses with a communal swimming pool and gardens from as little as €132,000. The development is only 10 minutes from the beach and within easy reach of the Alicante Airport and the capital. Rojales is also only 8km from the golden dunes and wild beaches of Guardamar del Segura.
- Why buy a new home over a second hand property in Spain?
There are many advantages of buying a new home over an older property. Many new developments come with a 10 year structural guarantee and two-year warranty.
- Do you encourage purchasers to buy off plan and what are the added benefits of doing this?
Buying off plan isn’t for everyone: those who want the top plot with stunning views may find buying off plan is the best way to secure this. They will also have the maximum choice for their property in terms of style, design and location.
However, for purchasers who want to be able to move in and start enjoying their home straight away, properties already complete would be a better choice.
- Strong population demographics showing an increase of population of both Spaniards and non Spaniards in the coastal areas has raised demand for housing.
- The disappearance of borders among European Union Estates and cheap and easy travel has made Spain one of the most attractive places to live for citizens of the European Union.