UK property buyers in Spain usually go for a Apartment near the beach or a Villa in one of the Costas. Spain is a big country if you spend more time searching for property inland there is some fantastic bargains to be had and every style property you can imagine. Spanish property sales have risen by 40% in the last year to overseas buyers.
Villas beside amazing gold courses, front line apartments on the beach, Spanish Finca or Town House or a upmarket apartment in one of the big cities. Spain has it all for whatever type of property you want to buy.
When most people think of Spain their first impression or thought is beaches or one of the Costas. Recently though we have seen investment inland from Chinese and Russian buyers as well as the Norwegians and Swiss buyers and a few Germans as well. Most UK buyers visit Spain and head to the coast so naturally this is where they normally buy property in Spain. But the more digging you do the more fantastic property there is to be found across Spain than the typical Spanish beach property. There is fantastic ski resorts in the mountains like the Pyrenees and Sierra Nevada. Spain even has a desert in the Tabernas. And any amount of up market property in the cities full of fantastic culture and architecture.
You can buy Penthouses and duplexes, 1 and 2 bed apartment and studios by the sea as well as in many different parts of Spain. But if you are looking for more space in your new Spanish property the Older apartments tend to be bigger than new builds with bigger bedrooms and living spaces. The downside is the older apartment blocks tend not to have a lift or parking but that said they are better value for money and you can decorate the interior to make it look as modern as a new build.
New build apartments are all built to a high standard now and all have energy efficient heating and insulation, as well as up to date high spec bathrooms and kitchens. Private parking spaces which normally come with a monthly or yearly fee. The apartments with pool or sea views are more expensive than the ones with street views as a rule but if you get one overlooking a park or green at a good price. Costa apartments will always come with shared pools and gardens which is perfect for your Spanish siesta.
In the smaller towns and villages there are older apartments built around the end of the 20th century with double doors, traditional high ceilings with traditional plasterwork. Normally these type of upmarket apartments are in the highly sought after areas but these do come with a upmarket cost. In smaller villages you can buy one of these apartments for a fraction of the price. They are light and well ventilated and combine traditional architecture with modern living.
Gated and secure urbanisations in big tourist destinations are very popular with local wealthy Spanish people and overseas buyers. The villas in these complexes normally have their own private pool and most include outdoor kitchens and outside entertaining areas.
Spanish Villas are normally built on many different levels with winding steps leading to each level. Bedrooms can be downstairs with living rooms and kitchens upstairs. And when you buy on one of these complexes there will always be annual maintenance fees to pay in addition to the council tax.
If you move inland in Spain you can find amazing Fincas and Traditional stone houses and cottages which are still a short car or bus ride from the nearest beach resort. Many of these types of property are renovated to high standards and are full of a combination of traditional Spanish and modern living. Most of the village houses have gardens and terraces and normally as a rule the front door is on the street. They usually keep the traditional stone floors and stairs with many of the sought after Spanish features a village house is well known for like small windows to keep out the hot and humid Spanish summer. They will also have fireplaces to keep you warm in winter and more often than not will come with a large plot with olive trees and fruit trees.
In the Spanish mountains the properties here are built to withstand the winter and as with any mountain which has high altitudes the area comes with extremes of weather. You can find all types of property here from old traditional stone houses to single story homes to Chalets and luxury property with private pools. Not to mention village houses and apartments.