Spain Property News

Spain's Costa Blanca Hot Spot for British Buyers

(Valencia, SPAIN) -- This could be the second consecutive year that the British tourism market will help pull the Costa Blanca out of economic hardship according to the tourism council in Valencia.

According to recent data, bookings made by Brits to the holiday hotspot for 2012 are already up on last year's figures by around 13 percent. Last year, British tourism increased by 9.1 percent despite economic uncertainty so this year's start to the tourism season adds even more confidence to the overall economic recovery.

Data from the tourism observatory of the Valencia Region has estimated that 2012 will see around 2.5 million British in Costa Blanca, with a large proportion heading to the Alicante province.

"International investment into Spanish property increased last year by 27.8 percent through to the end of September," Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Manager of Spain's leading house builder Taylor Wimpey España. "Here at Taylor Wimpey España we have seen a 10 percent increase in enquiries from potential buyers already this year which is positive news.

"Of course, while there has been an overall 63 percent increase in the number of Taylor Wimpey España properties sold to foreign buyers this year already, British buyers remain our biggest fans with a staggering 100 percent increase in sales to this group to date this year compared to the same time in 2011."

One of the newer properties being offered by Taylor Wimpey España is Brisas de Alenda. Located on the Costa Blanca, this development features 3-bedroom townhouses located in a peaceful and quiet area adjacent to the Alenda Golf Course, just 15 minutes away from the beach.
With generous private gardens, a communal swimming pool, a club house, gym, bar and restaurant properties start at 189,000 Euros.

The new Lagunas del Sol development, a residential complex set in a beautiful rural area and located close to the heart of Ciudad Quesada is made up of townhouses designed in a natural setting and very close to the area's famous beaches.

The properties have been built on two floors with 2 or 3 bedrooms, a garden, private parking and outstanding views towards the swimming pools and gardens. Prices start 114,920 Euros.