Brits topped list of foreigners buying properties in Almeria

British interest in buying a holiday home in Spain surged 34% in May 2020 amid the lockdown. Photo: Shutterstock

THE British topped the list of foreigners acquiring properties in Almeria in the final quarter of 2018, according to figures from the College of Registrars, accounting for 16 per cent, followed by Germans (7.7 per cent), French (7.4 per cent), Belgians (5.8 per cent), Italians (5.1 per cent) and Swedish (5 per cent).

More than 13 per cent of property sales in the province last year were to non-Spaniards.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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