British property buyers return to Costa del Sol in droves
British property buyers. Britons ‘looking for golf properties’
COSTA DEL SOL has long been popular with British expats, although Covid and Brexit recently impacted numbers. However, a property expert told Express.co.uk Britons are now coming back to Spain.
The sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey España and he told Express.co.uk that UK sales are on the rise again after Covid. Taylor Wimpey España sells properties across Spain including in the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca.
“UK buyers are clearly returning to Spain, based on our leads and sales figures.
“They led sales in October, buying more homes than any other nationality, and November has started strongly too.”
Although gaining Spanish residency has become more difficult after Brexit, many Britons are still looking to purchase second homes.
As British people can stay in Spain for 90 out of every 180 days, second home owners will still be able to spend several months a year at their property after Brexit.
“In particular we’ve found UK buyers are seeking properties in the Costa del Sol, in a price bracket of €300,000 to €500,000 (£251,727- £419,545).
“We’ve seen an uptick in purchases along the Costa Blanca and on Mallorca too.”
Popular expat areas in the Costa del Sol include Fuengirola, Calahonda, Marbella and Estepona.
Recently, British expats have also been opting for hillside properties in towns such as Benahavis and Mijas.
British expats searching for a place in the Costa Blanca region often opt for the area around the popular tourist locations of Benidorm and Alicante.
Properties on the beautiful island of Mallorca are also growing in popularity with expats opting for easy beach access.
One particular type of property is extremely popular with British buyers. He said: “Many Brits are looking for golf properties, with their extensive greenery and spacious surroundings.