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Your Place in Spain currently understand that the Brexit decision will affect the purchase process of buying a permanent or holiday home in Spain.


Well firstly we must advise any changes will take effect only when Britain officially leaves the EU and we understand that is circa 2 to 4 years from when the button is pressed, metaphorically speaking.

What will change?

We can only look at how property in Spain is purchased from countries outside of the EU, countries such as Norway, Switzerland, Russia, Australia and America, for example. The process appears to be straight forward, affordable, and manageable.
It maybe a Visa will be required (available on-line in some locations.) It maybe that the legal costs will increase as the process required for a non EU buyer will perhaps be a little more long winded.
It maybe that the Spanish government will require another tax (why wouldn’t they, like every county they may see an opportunity)

Health care

This is an area where uncertainty is high, currently retirees (65 years plus) from the UK receive free healthcare on a reciprocal basis. It has been mooted that many tens of thousands of Spanish people currently live & work in the UK across many sectors, anything that damages that agreement may impact on those people too.

The value of the Euro

This is a difficult one, in as much as since the decision to leave the EU the euro/pound exchange rate fell to as low as circa 1.16 from a pre referendum high of circa 1.30. As we write this document the rate stands at 1.19 fluctuating around the 1.20 mark, interestingly over the last 4 years the rates have been just as volatile with some highs and lows.
One benefit not to be overlooked is that with the current rates any British seller with a view to returning to Britain will receive more sterling, which could suggest that asking prices are open to a haggle.
After speaking with our currency exchange partners we understand that until an exit, and the timeline for an exit is established, the Euro may well continue to be just as volatile.

A Property purchase stampede?

We Brits love Spain and Spain loves us Brits, the weather, the beaches, the cost of living, the people, the golf, and the villages. For many buyers the dream of owning ‘Your Place in Spain’ is still on, with 2 years at least before any changes are likely to be implemented it may just be the time to get serious again about the prospect of buying before any increases are implemented.

Here is a link to an article written by Mr Marl Stucklin a well renowned Spanish Property market analyst: http://www.spanishpropertyinsight.com/2016/06/27/post-brexit-change-will-come-slowly-british-expats-spain/

So should you begin to turn you mind to buying in Spain, let us help. We look forward to hearing your property criteria and requirements and helping you in your search. Take a look around the property on our site, and for further information get in touch here.


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Is the rejuvenated Spanish property market about to go in to overdrive?  As we enter the last month of 2015, there are plenty of sound bites suggesting that it may just do that.


Demand from British buyers was up by 53% in the 3rd quarter of this year against the first quarter of 2015. As the year has progressed Spanish homes are being snapped by the Brits and guess what… the prices are rising.

The year round Spanish sun & endless beaches attract visitors from all over the world

As Spanish property registrars have documented, property prices have increased overall by around 6.6% since March 2014.  Mortgage acceptances have also increased by some 17% against September 2014.  Property is in high demand, & it is written that there are currently in excess of a million properties for sale across Spain. 


Some pessimists may question the credibility of the data, and some will say so they should. However we can only report about our experience in the locations that we work in here at Your Place in Spain Ltd – The North and South of the Costa Blanca, Murcia & Costa Calida and the Costa Almeria too.

Beautiful property in high demand

In our experience on the ground we have had fantastic levels of interest from the platforms used to show our portfolio of properties.  We have had clients queuing for appointments, and even property selling within hours of being put on the market.  


We’ve also seen customers place offers for the asking price and be refused as the sellers, quickly realising the high demand of the market, believing that they can achieve more money than first thought! Can we really blame them?

Anyone for Tapas?

Anyone for Tapas?

As the exchange rate is currently sitting at circa 1.42 euro to the pound, for buyers, it is back to the Boom years of 2002 to 2006 when it comes to purchasing property.


The ‘double whammy’ on offer this time though is that current property prices are anywhere between 25% and 65% lower than they were in those boom years, & this is a major contributor to the buoyancy of the market in the hot spots.

A Mediterranean lifestyle. The Spanish culture, food & drink.

A Mediterranean lifestyle. The Spanish culture, food & drink.

To cap it all, the new developments currently being undertaken across the Costa Blanca (which we understand to be in excess of 50) are being built, and some of to the very highest standards, to help deal with the demand.


So whilst some data will be heavily debated, we perhaps should take on board, and remind ourselves of the reasons for this possible or probable resurgence in the Spanish property market.

Dreaming of owning a property in Spain? Now is a fantastic time to make it a reality...

Dreaming of owning a property in Spain? Now is a fantastic time to make it a reality…

If you’re thinking about buying property in Spain, now is a fantastic time to take advantage of the exchange rate and low property prices. Don’t hang around or leave it too late.


Take a look at our website here, and see our selection of property. Let us help you, get in touch today here.


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Hello blue skies and sunshine! There’s a heatwave on it’s way, and I think it’s safe to say that we’re all just about ready for some sunshine and warmth to brighten up our days.  Whilst Manchester is beautiful in the sunshine, here at Your Place in Spain we can’t help but dream of Spain and it’s beautiful beaches whenever the sun is out.  

Thinking about Spain too?  Well take a look at today’s top property selection, and see some of the latest opportunities from across our portfolio…


All sterling prices are calculated at today’s rate (14/4/15) of 1.38.  Click on the images to view the properties on our website. Enjoy, property hunters!


The Southern Costa Blanca has so many fantastic opportunities available right now, and at great prices too – 

1. First floor apartment in Playa Flamenca

1. This immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom first floor apartment is situated on the very attractive La Calma development in Playa Flamenca, close to an excellent selection of amenities and a short walk to the beach.

€105,000 / approx £76,100


2. Townhouse for sale in Los Altos

2. This spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom property is ideally situated close to a great selection of local amenities and a short drive to the coast.

€118,000 / approx £85,500


3. Bungalow, in Villamartin

3. This immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom “Lola” style bungalow is situated in the popular area of Pau 8, Villamartin. The property is within walking distance to the famous Villamartin Plaza with its fine selection of restaurants, shops and bars and the beautiful Golf course.

€129,995 / approx £94,200



4. Townhouse, Villamartin

4. This outstanding 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom property is situated on the sought after development of Valencia II, with beautiful landscaped garden, established palm trees and 24hr security.

€139,995 / approx £ 101,500


5. Apartment, Cabo Roig

5. This spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom top floor beach side apartment is situated in an excellent location, with walking distance to the beautiful Cabo Roig beach and a fantastic selection of local amenities.

€165,000 / approx £119,600


The Costa Almeria has so much to offer, with fabulous country and coastal properties

at great prices – 

6. Apartment, Vera Playa

6. This beautiful first floor apartment is located on a very quiet and tranquil urbanisation. The community has two communal swimming pools, a children’s playground and beautiful gardens.

€85,000 / approx £61,600


7. Villa, Zuergena

7. This is an inland 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa that is within 3 minutes walking distance of the local village of La Alfoquia, Almeria which has a friendly little community and which has many amenities.

€155,000 / approx £112,400


8. Villa, Arboleas

8. Luxury villa for sale in Almería. This stunning villa is located just outside the traditional Spanish village of Arboleas where you can find all amenities such as banks, bars, shops and supermarkets etc.

€179,750 / approx £130,300


Costa Calida / Murcia properties are selling FAST right now, and it is no wonder.  Take a look at some of the great value opportunities on offer – 

9. Balsicas, Townhouse

9. This 3 bedroom town house for sale, constructed by renowned local developers ‘Taray’ at Torre Alcantara in Balsicas, is located close to all amenities.

€99,950 / approx £72,500


10. Front line apartment, Los Urrutias

10. A very nicely presented totally refurbished two bedroom first floor apartment for sale in the highly desirable village of Los Urrutias on the Mar Menor.

€160,000 / approx £115,950


11. Villa, La Torre Golf Resort

11. A two bedroom, two bathroom fully furnished SOUTH facing villa Sabina situated close to the facilities on La Torre Golf Resort. 

€169,000 / approx £122,500


12. Mar Menor Golf Resort, Apartment

12. A second floor two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with incredible views across the golf course and lake on the popular Polaris World Mar Menor Golf Resort.

€189,000 / approx £136,960


If you would like further information here then don’t hesitate to get in touch, here.

All properties are subject to availability and plus purchase costs.

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