Spain keeps its top spot in the 10 Best Places to Buy in 2018 and its dominance has got even stronger in the past year. As security fears linger elsewhere in Europe, and some British buyers are keen to make their move abroad before Brexit, Spain has been the main winner.
Tourism is booming, airlift grows and the property market continues to improve, although prices remain well below the market peak in many areas, with the notable exception of sought-after areas.
The summer holiday season is over in Spain, with resorts and tourist spots winding down for the quieter months of the year. For property-hunters though, autumn is the time to spring into action. That means booking a viewing trip and taking the next vital steps towards buying your new home abroad.
UK's departure from Europe
And remember, the next six months are your last chance to buy before the UK's departure from the European Union. Only one thing is clear from the negotiations so far – the only way to guarantee your right to live in Spain is to become a Spanish resident by March 2019.