The Property Ombudsman

Alicante number one destination in Spain for British buyers

New research from Rightmove has shown that Spain is the most popular overseas country for UK buyers.

Data from the property portal highlighted that Spain was the most searched for country throughout 2016, with a total of 4.5 million searches in 12 months. In terms of a regional breakdown, Alicante proved to be the most popular city for British buyers to search for, with Malaga a close second after securing the top spot in 2015.

Rightmove claimed that Alicante, Costa Blanca was certainly the most sought-after destination for brits looking for either a second home in Spain or to relocate completely. The news follows on from both the Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol seeing real positivity across the property market in recent months, and performing particularly well in terms of house prices and buyer demand across the regions.

Graham Davidson, Managing Director of Sequre International, comments on the popularity of Alicante and the rest of the Costa Blanca:

“With both the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca seeing such success and great performance within the Spanish property market in the last few years, it’s no great surprise to see this data from Rightmove. Alicante certainly earns its place as the top spot as it really does meet the needs of what the average UK buyer would look for in a Spanish property. It’s close enough to an airport with direct flights to the UK, it has a great climate, it’s a paradise for golf lovers and is close to a range of beaches and necessary amenities such as bars, shops and restaurants.”

“Properties in these areas, particularly in the Costa Blanca, are also high in demand. Developers are clearly taking on-board what buyers are looking for in an overseas property and are delivering this to perfection – we’re seeing slick, minimalist designs with all the ideal mod-cons such as private pools, sun terraces, solariums and smart home automation. Prices are rising but buyers looking to act fast can still pick up a great deal on properties in these areas.”

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