Foreigners spent €3.6 billion on Spanish property last year

Foreigners spent €3.6 billion on Spanish property last year

Foreigners hungry for Spanish bargains snapped up €3.6 billion worth of Spanish property last year, the Bank of Spain has revealed.

The figures mean that investment in the country's real estate increased by 27 per cent in 2011 compared to the previous year.

With unemployment in Spain currently the highest in the Eurozone, the country is looking to overseas investors to boost its failing property market. The rise in sales last year marks a second year of growth in international investment with 2011 beating the total value of transactions in 2010, when the amount spent on Spanish real estate by foreign buyers jumped by 2.9 per cent.

And with rents making a slow but steady increase throughout Spain now could be a perfect time to invest in a buy to let property.

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