Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Rural Spain is still relatively undiscovered and well priced

Countryside property

The prices in the Spanish coastal homes have risen enough in the past few years to make people looking to buy Spanish property want to reconsider where they buy. Because of this, rural property sales in Spain and other regions are really on the rise.

Rural homes are becoming more and more popular with the British (and other Europeans) looking for an investment or a great vacation home. Sarah Chambers, PR manager at tourist property firm Holiday-Rentals said that many people were not aware of the "authentic" appeal of Spanish rural areas, instead focusing on stereotyped ideas focused on beach resorts.

She commented: "A lot of people have bought properties in inland Spain in Andalusia. We've got properties in hilltop villages and towns." The most sought after properties here are traditional country fincas, villas, town houses and properties that need to be renovated. There is also demand for large plots and Last year the market was extremely buoyant in this area with prices up to 20% for large fincas. Nearly 50% of the market is British followed by Spanish and German followed by an international and European scattering of buyers.

Spanish rural lifestyle changes from place to place and it is for those who are really looking for a change - and for a real life, for people looking to live their lives in a quiet, festive, and beautiful place. According to propertyworld website, another thing that attracts so many people to rural Spain is the welcoming nature of the Spanish. It's something expats are not likely to find on the raw and tourist-eaten coasts.

According to Engel & Volker's, a rural inland Spanish property can be a wonderful choice, for those that are up for an entirely new lifestyle. Industry experts suggested that it's best to spend a bit of time in the Spanish countryside before buying a rural inland Spanish property there, just to become aware of the lifestyle.