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Alicante last year in first place for the purchase of real estate by foreigners in Spain

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22.02.2018

In 2017, foreigners have purchased more than 61 thousands of residential properties across Spain. According over the past year, 13.6% of transactions of sale and purchase made by buyers from abroad. The most active homes in Spain becoming the British, who account for 15% of the total number of transactions involving foreigners. Followed by the French (8,6%), the Germans (7.7%) and Belgium (6.4 per cent) and Sweden (6.38 per cent). As reported in the agencies of registration, as a rule, foreigners buy housing for tourism purposes, they are attracted by the Spanish sun and beaches. Especially popular are the seaside and the Islands. In the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the portal Idealista, in 5 Spanish provinces the share of transactions involving foreigners exceeded 30% of the total number of transactions of purchase and sale. Most housing in the past year, foreigners bought in Alicante, where the proportion of buyers from abroad was 42.5%, Tenerife (39%), Balearic Islands (35%), Girona (33%) and Malaga (32%).