Spain had tried already to create the European 'Miami'.
A combination of hotels, apartments and retirement homes for European pensioners and partly-retired professionals, all over the Spanish coast. The project included the construction and updating of communication infrastructures, such as the AVE, highways and airports. Now, big plans are coming again.
The first one is the Eurovegas,which is getting great presence in the media because the American company that will develop the mega casino is in Spain, checking two likely locations, Madrid and Barcelona. The entrepreneur Adelson demands, among other petitions: lands expropriation, special tax treatment, and smoking permission in public places. In returns, up to 250,000 employs will be created, Adelson say. Some sources make sure that most of Adelson’s requirements has been satisfied, and only the casino location is left to know.
The second project is in Mallorca. The developer Roland Ras has presented to the Govern Balear a plan in order to remodel Palma’s Habor. This undertaking could create up to 33,000 employs. The stipulated period to finish the redesign is around 5 years. The work would be over a surface area of a million square metres and the industrial area would be enlarge in nearly 400,000 square metres.
The project would be developed by a private group with American and German funds. ‘Now is a good moment to invest in Spain and we see an opportunity for it’ Ronald Ras said.
This is the moment for those who would like to purchase a house in the beach
The prices have gone down around a 38% along the Mediterranean Coast. Most of this decrease had been cause by the banks. Here there are examples:
In Castellon, towns as Peñíscola o Vinaroz, make the most of the geographical conditions, such as the closeness of the sea and the mountain, to sell houses that in some cases were finished years ago. In the tourists cities of Oropesa or Benicasim is very important also the presence of real estate agencies owned by financial institutions.
Those who are looking for a good offer will find a wide variety of them in Valencia Province, from Sagunto to Oliva, and in many cases is even possible to negotiate the price. The most interesting offers are located around the Ribera Baja, and the comarca of La Safor.
Alicante gather the biggest tourist offer. Marina Alta, Jávea and Calpe are the most famous destinations. The city of Benidorm keeps being one of the main references in the region. It is possible to find properties in Cala Finestrat for a price under 122.300 €, or even less, from 120.000 € in Villajoyosa.
Two bedrooms flats from 136.600 € in Nerja. And in Torrox, one bedroom and 95 meters flats, from 168.840 €. The minimum price in Torre del Mar is 114.246 €. Furthermore, real estate agents and banks are competing for the little area of Rincón de la Victoria.
Additionally, there are apartments for less than 134.030 € in Torremolinos, and studios for less than 45.000 € in Fuengirola. On the other hand,in Marbella where the number of properties from banks is minimum, the prices are higher, between 155.540 € and 259.000 €.
The excess of property in this region is smaller than in Valencia or Andalucía, with the exception of Tarragona.
Although Girona and Tarragona concentrate the biggest amount of properties, some seaside towns in Barcelona, such as Castelldefels o Sitges, keep being important points to buy a second residence or even a first one.
The developers, Realia and Vallehermoso, are selling in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, two and three bedrooms flats from 139.000 € and 232.399 €, respectively.
Cambrils, in Tarragona Province, offers the widest number of available properties.
Balearic and Canary Islands
The islands do not scape from the competition between banks and real estates developers. More relevant in Canarias than in Baleares, it is causing a bigger decrease in prices.
In the Balearic Islands, in Ibiza as well as in Mallorca, it is possible to find three bedrooms flats from 262.000 €, apartments for 165.000 € and studios for 42.500 €. In Ciudadela (Menorca) flats for 110.000 €.
In the Canary Islands, there are houses for sell from 63.000 €, and flats from 55.000 €. Moreover, It is possible to find apartments from 37.700 € in Tenerife.
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