A Spanish mortgage for the Costa Brava
The Costa Brava is without a doubt one of Spain’s most famous regions and, when taking out a Spanish mortgage, can be an ideal location for a dream home abroad.
Known for its sun, sea and sangria, the region has been popular with holidaymakers since the 1950’s when it was designated by Spain’s Franco government as an area suitable for holiday development.
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Rapid development paved the way for large hotels, apartments and seaside resorts such as Blanes, Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar. These developments ended up making tourism the principal business of the area over the more traditional fishing lifestyle. Such newly-built areas led to many large and in some cases uninspiring holiday centres that cater for the masses and unfortunately lose the traditional aspects that make the Costa Brava so appealing in the first place.
Luckily, if you are looking at mortgages for Spanish property and want to sample a more traditional side to Spain’s Costa Brava, then there are some areas that have, as yet, remained largely untapped by the ever-burgeoning tourist trade.
Spanish mortgages and the Costa Brava
The small town of Cadaquï¿½s in the Alt Emporda area is one such ‘hidden gem’, lying close to the French border and the foothills of the Pyrenees it has been popular with artists such as Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí.
Another town in this region, Empuriabrava, with its network of canals shows many signs of an up and coming property investment area. Other areas worth considering in the Costa Brava for a Spanish property mortgage is the coast between Roses and Tossa de Mar and the Baix Emporda area; quaint coastal towns such as Pals, Tamariu, S’Agarï¿½, Peratallada, Begur Castell and Playo d’Aro are just a few names to mention.
There is certainly a great deal to like in the Costa Brava, and whether you are looking for the more traditional areas to invest or perhaps you want to buy into one of the more popular tourist haunts as a buy to let, then the process of obtaining a mortgage need not get in your way to realise your dream.
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