There was a 14.5 per cent increase in property sales in the Balearics last year compared to 2009, according to the latest figures released by the Public Works Ministry.
According to the official government data, a total of 491,000 residential properties in Spain were sold in 2010, with 10,860 properties in the Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Majorca, Minorca and Formentera sold.
Ignacio Osle, Sales and Marketing Director of Spain property developer Taylor Wimpey de Espana, comments: "Over the past 12 months we have seen buyer interest in the Balearic Islands, especially Majorca, rise steadily. The largest Balearic Island offers something for everyone from amazing sandy beaches to stunning scenery, idyllic coves, traditional architecture and wide range of sports and leisure activities."
Osle adds: "Majorca remains one of the most sought after holiday and second home destinations in the Mediterranean. The local property market remains buoyant with foreign buyers keen to get a slice of island life by purchasing high quality, well located properties from as little as €143,900 (£124,500)."
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