Property Prices and Tourism
Reports indicate that property prices in Spain could increase by as much as 5% in 2018, thanks to rapidly increasing demand that has been buoyed by booming tourism in the nation that has become the most popular holiday destination in Europe.
Spain has now enjoyed its sixth year of record-breaking visitor numbers and its property markets in tourist hotspot areas is seeing the significant benefits.
Regions with the strongest demand and economies such as Catalonia and Madrid are likely to see the biggest rises with estimated increases of 11% and 14% respectively.
It added that sales are likely to be strongest in Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla, Malaga and Alicante, where demand continues to be high.
Spain remains one of the most popular destinations in Europe for Britons planning their summer getaways. Increasing numbers of tourists have flocked to the country over the last two years, as security concerns saw popular summer destinations like Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey fall out of favour with sun-seekers.
The first half of 2017 saw as 12%, with more than 36.4 million tourists arriving in Spain, despite British tourism giant TUI Group urging travellers to consider other destinations to prevent overbooking or constricted supply of holiday accommodation in Spanish tourist zones.