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We are Dave & Bev we run a property findind business from the Uk. We have been back and forth for the last 20 years and have a house in playa flamenca house by the pool.

The results are in
09 September 2012 @ 22:12

The results are in!  A recent survey conducted by the Overseas Guides Company revealed that the economic turmoil of the last few years has done little to deter those determined to buy their own slice of heaven abroad.

Of the 1,114 respondents, 36.9 per cent confirmed that they have not changed their approach to buying abroad or emigrating despite the general economic crisis and believe that now is as good a time as any to purchase abroad. A further 42.2 per cent admitted to being wary but their concern has not led them to change their plans.

So, which demographic are the most likely to be planning an overseas property purchase? The survey discovered that around 70 per cent of prospective buyers are at least 50 years old – the majority ranging between 50 and 64. Of this age group, more than 70 per cent plan to buy outright without a mortgage and 59 per cent of respondents revealed that they are planning on buying to emigrate.
 
I must admit those findings surprised me, I guess if you want something bad enough, you press on and achieve your set goals, but how about you? Are you still pressing on? Why not call me and see how achievable your plans are to own a property abroad.
 
 
 


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Lizzie said:
22 September 2012 @ 20:51

Buyer beware, it's shocking on websites just as this how many Brits are still blindly buying in Spain! Don't trust someone just because they speak your language...everyone is so desperate to sell they'd do anything for a sale so that they can escape. Check, check and then double check before you spend a cent on Spanish property.

Best advice in the world is RENT FIRST!!!!!!!!


Spanish Dream Property said:
11 November 2012 @ 19:30

Not everyone is desperate to escape. There are thousands of very happy ex-pats in Spain with no intention or plans to return to the UK. Lizzie I am sorry if you have had a bad experience. Buy wisely and after having taken professional advice. We are property finders (not estate agents) and in our experience it is still very possible to find the desired home in the right location at the right price as long as people are realistic. We own a home in Spain and my Grandfather, aunt, uncle and parents all relocated to Spain for their retirement, (at different times and to different parts of the country). Some have died there after many happy years and those still alive have no intention of ever returning. We have many friends who feel the same way.


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