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Spain is top of the 'props'

06 July 2017 08:28

Brits love searching for properties in Spain, says Rightmove

Brits love searching for properties in Spain, says Rightmove

When it comes to embarking on a new life or buying a holiday home in the sun, Spain is king among Brits.

That's according to a new analysis from Rightmove, which has Spain as the most popular country when it comes to property searches made on its site.

How many searches?

Rightmove says 2.5 million searches are made about property in Spain on its site every month. Anyone looking to travel abroad to do a location recce of potential properties should arrange travel insurance first.

Spain is of course a great destination for snorkelling and suchlike. Don't forget to arrange watersports travel insurance if that floats your boat.

Glaswegians and Liverpudlians are among those most likely to be searching out property in Spain, with Alicante the most searched for destination.

Behind Spain, Britons are searching for properties in France and then Italy.

What the experts say?

Chris Please, head of Rightmove Overseas, said: "Over 12 months, we received an average of 2.5 million searches a month for property in Spain, indicating just how in-demand this sunny country is for property seekers.

"Whether it's the large expat community, the sunny climate, the food or simply the easy transition into relaxed Spanish culture that has Britons enthralled, Spain's proximity to the UK, cheap flights and short travel time has it consistently emerging as one of the most popular property destinations abroad."