The Lucas Fox blog offers readers insights into the Spanish luxury property market and analysis to assist with buying, selling or renting villas in Costa Brava, holiday homes in Ibiza, penthouse apartments in Barcelona, country estates in Mallorca, and finding the best opportunities in Barcelona commercial real estate. Yesterday and today, we have been looking at the most popular posts amongst readers in 2011. Here’s our top 5 posts about the Spanish real estate market for 2011:
5. Barcelona and Madrid Commercial and Office Property Demand
Our summaries of the Madrid and Barcelona commercial property markets have included specific looks at retail commercial properties, and industrial sites, but it was our look at commercial office properties that was the most popular in 2011. We expect this to be a hot topic throughout 2012 as demand continues to grow in a supply restricted market.
Eixample Izquierda is a wonderful cosmopolitan, and trendy district of Barcelona. Filled with charming modernist architecture, it is the world’s urban planning poster child, designed by Idefons Cerda. In our popular post, we celebrate some of the best of Eixample Izquierda and explain why it is one of the most sought after areas for apartments for sale in Barcelona.
3. Tourist numbers help stabilize Ibiza real estate market
We were one of the first to analyze the Ibiza real estate market and make connections with the growing tourism numbers in the first half of this year, a trend that has continued to stablize the market right up to the third quarter, as we most recently reported in our blog. Villas and penthouses for sale in Ibiza have remained popular all year. See why other property analysis websites started noticing this trend as well.
Our playful piece on Sitges has been referenced in Wikipedia, and gives readers a quick glance at what everyone on the internet is saying about the idyllic Catalan beachside paradise of Sitges.
Our most popular blog post of 2011 was written to sum up the arguments used by the previous government when selling Spanish property investment as part of their European, UK and Russian tour. While we have since seen a change in Spanish leadership, we think many of these points still hold true, and obviously so do canny foreign investors. Overseas buyers looking for quality real estate in Spain are still one of the major groups of property investors.
We look forward to sharing more Spanish real estate market analysis with you in 2012. The start of the year is also the perfect time to subscribe to the Lucas Fox blog to keep up to date with everything that is happening in the Barcelona residential and commercial property scene as well as key market factors in Ibiza, Costa Brava, and Mallorca, and with country and sporting estate properties in Spain. Please help shape our future content by completing the short reader’s survey on the Subscribe page.