So you do not have to look far to see why Spain is so popular as both a holiday destination, property investors and as a place to migrate to. Many northern Europeans, especially the Brits, Norwegians, Germans and the Dutch are well established in Spain’s population count… it’s of course a lot warmer and a more relaxed way of life… and so it is very easy to be seduced by the sun, sea, sand and sangria!
Spain receives over 60 million international tourists a year which is more than the whole population of Spain, (47 million).So Spain is well geared up for international airports, flight schedules and can be relatively cheap. It’s usually very easy to get to from the UK / North Europe. And of course it is served by plenty of low cost airlines (Ryanair, Jet 2, Easy Jet, Vueling, etc).
We all love the sun and Spain has a great climate all year round… yes that much loved Mediterranean lifestyle and the superb infrastructure is a massive draw. The roads and healthcare are excellent and it’s easy to get around. Car Hire is very cheap compared to other European countries.
But Spain has of course had its own share of problems since the 2008 crash and is still recovering. However, it still offers good value for money when buying property and there’s plenty of choice for buyers on all budgets. And as I write the exchange rate £/€ is best it has been for a while.
House prices are still depressed and so there really are some incredible bargains on resale. It’s a great time to invest in Spanish Property, particularly in the inland areas like Hondón de los Frailes / Nieves.
About 800,000 Britons already live in Spain, making it one of the most important host countries for UK expatriates abroad. Spanish healthcare and education costs can be competitive and there is also a healthy appetite for running small businesses in the tourism sector. Many Expats run bars, restaurants, domestic services, property management, pool cleaning and the sort.
> Place in the Sun – Guide to Buying Spanish Property
If a prospective house buyer for the area asks you:
“What are the best things about living in the Hondon Area?”
What would your answer be?
The 300+ days of Sun? Friendly People? Food? Pace of life? Mountain Views? Sense of Community? Work? Play? Fiestas? … the peace maybe?
Any more suggestions?