If you are anything like us then you may well dream of owning a beautiful property in Spain, and 2012 may be just the year to get off the fence and buy that house you have always fantasised about. According to A Place in the Sun Magazine, Spain was voted the number one destination to buy this year and with the Sterling’s current strength over the Euro, and the continuation of the reduction of VAT from 8% to 4% extending into 2012, it is the ideal destination to invest.
According to an independent market research study based in Madrid, Girona, in Northern Spain has recently been named as one of Spain’s best performing real estate markets thanks to a variety of unique assets*. Whilst the overall Spanish property market experienced a downward trend in 2011, prices in several towns in the province of Girona remained stable with increased demand from buyers in France, England, Scandinavia and Russia.
This increased demand and the consistency of property prices can be attributed to Girona’s temperate year round climate, its proximity to the coast, the Montseny mountain, Barcelona and the wide range of leisure, culture and haute cuisine available within the region.
With this in mind, PGA Catalunya in Girona offers a selection of tempting second homes. The resort is one of Spain’s most prestigious golf and real estate projects under 60 minutes from Barcelona and 15 minutes from Girona. Spread over 300 hectares of verdant countryside, the destination boasts superb leisure facilities and a select number of villa plots, stylish modern town homes and apartments for sale.
Furthermore, the resort is complete with a sports club and a whole host of activities right on its door step from skiing and hiking to tennis and beachside pursuits at the resort’s partner hotel Santa Marta on the Costa Brava. A consciously low-density development, each property is set within an average of 1.4 hectares enjoying views over carefully manicured fairways, mature forests and beyond to the majestic Pyrenees mountains.
PGA Catalunya proudly boasts two award-winning golf courses; the Stadium Course and the Tour Course. The resort has recently been crowned Number 1 Golf Course in Spain by ‘Top 100 Golf Course online.’ Its newly launched practice facilities, which include a 2,000 sqm putting green and a chipping area with five bunkers, present an array of challenging shots. Players from around the world including European Tour hopefuls have commented and shared praise of the courses. It was at PGA Catalunya that the 2011 European Tour School Final Qualifying School were hosted for the fourth year running.
La Selva apartments, available from €250,000
La Selva plots available from €380,000
La Vinya plots available from € 650,000
La Selva semi-detached villas available from €695,000
Turnkey villas starting at €950,000
You have to agree that this must be the perfect property investment opportunity in a country that has recently been named the number one destination to buy in 2012?
* The Spanish Valuation Society http://web.st-tasacion.es/html/index.php