The obvious reasons are:
Property prices have dropped substantially in the last few years so there are great bargains to be had which means it’s a buyers market at the moment.
Banks are lending again which means applying for a mortgage here is getting easier. Banks are also keen to sell on their repossessions at very good prices which can also offer you a better Loan To Value.
Many economists are saying that Spain’s economy is recovering with the Spanish Stock Market making impressive gains with unemployment dropping which bolsters the stability and security of Spain. With the new confidence in Spain growing people are beginning to buy over here again which means the bargains may not last for long.
Prices are already beginning to rise in Spain particularly in prime locations such as Marbella, Puerto Banus, Mallorca and Ibiza.
Then of course there are the cultural delights such as the food, wine, welcoming people, the sun and the feel good factor that all of that gives you. We at DEP InDEPendent maybe biased but in our opinion there is no finer place to live. Where else could you ski in the Sierra Nevada all morning and spend the rest of the day on the beach…if that’s not perfection then we don’t know what is!
If ever you are fortunate enough to drive from the north to the south of Spain then you will be astounded! Leaving the UK by plane and arriving in Malaga gives you no idea of what Spain has to offer. If you drive down, particularly staying in Paradors on the overnight stops you will really see the true Spain and learn of its heritage.
The Paradors are government owned hotels which have all been restored from castles, monasteries, palaces etc. to their former glory each giving a full history of its past with all the food and wine typical of the region in which it stands. We promise you, you will be amazed.
Again, we at DEPInDEPendent have made this trip many times over the years preferring to drive and learn about this wonderful country we are lucky enough to live in. Spain has so many different faces to show you from the greenery in the north with the pilgrims walking hundreds of mile to visit the church of Santiago de la Compostela – which is breath taking and very moving (the Parador there is situated just across the square from the church with valet car parking), to the desert of Toledo which is just west of Madrid and where all the medieval swords are made. The view from the Parador in Toledo can usually leave you with a tear in your eye it is so beautiful!