A place in the Sun is well known to Brits and this popular program has just released a “top ten” index revealing where most people from the UK are looking to buy a place abroad. It seems Spain continues to be the top destination. Ultimately it seems us Brits do not like to steer too far from home. Florida is number five and the only long-distance destination on their top ten. Yes, without doubt, it seems Spain has and always will be a top destination when it comes to Brits buying abroad.
A lot of speculation has been flying around with regards to how Brexit will change the Spanish real estate market. Contrary to predictions it seems that since the UK Voted to come out of the EU more Brits are buying in Spain than ever! The logic seems, buy sooner rather than later. In case it gets too tricky later maybe? Whatever the reason, the fact is that sales are going up, not down.
Spain is by far the most popular place for buying property abroad. Next is France but ultimately, a good few heads away from the finish line! From 2017 to 2018 many agents and the research reveals, the Spanish property market is picking up swiftly. A few years before, 2015 to 2017, things did not look so good: There was a lot of uncertainty in the air with Brexit on the horizon. Even though the market has picked up prices are still relatively low. The exchange rates certainly are not what they were in the hay days but with property prices so competitive there are still plenty of bargains to be had.
There’s Always the Weather!
Whatever the ups and downs one thing will never change: Spain offers up short winters and long summers so when it comes to climate Brits are in their element! The Costa Blanca also remains a top destination for buying property. Without doubt, the easy access from Alicante makes the Costa Blanca a hot spot. However, this area also has beautiful coastline and natural park areas to offer
Up and Coming
Marbella and the Costa del Sol have always been fashionable and popular – Just like the Costa Blanca. However, there are some new areas really starting to make their way onto the property buying map. Murcia, Almeria and Granada have a good choice of inexpensive property available and are getting attention.Mojacar in Almeria is fast becoming the new Torrevieja. However, if you are looking for a more authentic flavour then the Costa Blanca has it. Towns like Javea, Denia and Calpe, which are around an hours’ drive from Alicante airport, are becoming very popular with those seeking a little more of the “real Spain”. Without doubt, if that’s what appeals to you most, these should be among your top destinations. The property in this area is still relatively cheap and with plenty of sun, sea and sand you really cannot go wrong!