PROPERTY sales to foreigners in Spain experienced an increase of 24.7% in the third quarter of 2011 compared to the same period last year, according to statistics from the Ministry of Public Transactions.
The provinces with the greatest number of property purchases by foreigners were Alicante (2097), Malaga (951), Barcelona (607), Balearics (516) and Santa Cruz in Tenerife (476).
The hunger for Spanish property looks set to continue with tax breaks and low interest rates on savings accounts among the factors encouraging buyers to hunt down bargains.
Marc Pritchard Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España, comments: “The increase in property sales to foreigners in the last quarter of 2011 shows that many buyers have been discerning enough to strike while the iron is hot and purchase properties that are well priced and in excellent locations.”
“It is looking likely that prices in Spain will begin to increase by the end of 2011 with places like Tenerife and Malaga seeing property values improve signaling good news for the Spanish real estate market next year,” he added.
What a joke this article is – sales increased by 24.7% – from what base is this – zero.
Property prices to rise with 1.3 million properties still unsold?
These real estate jokers as least make us laugh but not that much.
From what I’ve read, it’s true about the rise in foreign investment. But when you couple this with the huge drop in domestic purchases, you get a more realistic view of the market.