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Will pent up UK demand lead to international transaction surge in 2024?

In an analysis of one of the largest data sets in the industry (consisting of buyers from 195 countries and 900,000 properties for sale with over 10,000 estate agents), international agency Kyero found that despite many nationalities showing increased levels of interest in European property in 2023 – in particular Spain, Portugal, and Germany (where interest has increased by 50 per cent so far in 2023 compared to 2020) – British interest fell slightly by eight per cent.

Louise Dell, Kyero Co-Founder, comments: “We are still seeing significant interest from British buyers but it’s clear that many people are holding back from progressing with their purchase whilst they await news of potential changes to residency rules.

“With both France and Spain now pushing for change, we could well see the floodgates open when pent-up British demand is released, leading to a potentially record year for international property transactions in 2024.

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“Although the British remain one of the most significant nationalities in the European property marketplace, 2023 has shown that change is afoot, and the buyer base is broadening, with a growth in other nationalities looking for property overseas, and a change in the most in-demand locations as a result.”

The top ten most popular locations for international property buyers in Europe has traditionally been exclusively dominated by Spanish locations, but for the first time, 2023 saw two Portuguese locations featured: Albufeira and capital Lisbon. 

The top ten European locations for international buyers, based on the number of enquiries made for properties in each city in 2023, are:

Position

Location

Country

1

Torrevieja =

Spain

2

Nerja ↑

Spain

3

Javea =

Spain

4

Orihuela Costa ↑

Spain

5

Alicante ↓

Spain

6

Guardamar del Segura ↑

Spain

7

Albufeira ↑

Portugal

8

Torrox ↓

Spain

9

Palma de Mallorca ↑

Spain

10

Lisbon ↑

Portugal

Louise Dell adds: “The appearance of two Portuguese locations in the top ten list this year is a good example of how growing interest from new buyer nationalities – in this case particularly from Americans, where we have seen a 17.5% growth in interest in Portuguese property in 2023 – is changing the landscape.”

 

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    😂 😂 I wouldn't invest in UK property if it was half price!!

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