Despite negative reports on the Spanish property market, a leading property developer in the country has announced that sales of Spanish property by foreign investors are up by 8% this year.
Taylor Wimpey de Espana's market report reveals that Brits are far and away the highest investors in Spanish property, making up 32% of the market, followed by Spaniards at 24% and Germans who made up 13% of the purchasers. The most popular areas remain Mallorca, Alicante and Marbella, which have long held a place in British hearts.
The first six months of 2011 saw a 70% surge in enquiries according to the company, and interest was so high that they launched several new projects, 132 units of which are under construction. The death of the off-plan property also seems to have been exaggerated with Taylor Wimpey announcing that 39% of the properties they sold this year were off-plan projects.
Taylor Wimpey de Espana's Marc Pritchard said: “Spain is still one of the most popular holiday and second home destinations in the world for the Northern & Central Europeans. A combination of property price reductions, decreased supply of property in the prime locations and a steady flow of serious interest has enticed home buyers to make the positive decision this year”
If you're thinking of buying a property in Spain, then visit A Place in the Sun Live at NEC Birmingham on 30th September - 2nd October. There are over 20 companies exhibiting that are selling proeprty in Spain including Taylor Wimpey de España, Knight Knox and Real Homes in Real Spain.
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