ARRIVED AT PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS: Foreigners who bought houses on Spain’s Costa Blanca

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According to notary data, sales in 2021 were just 4% lower than in 2019.

THE number of non-Spanish property buyers in Costa Blanca came back to pre-pandemic levels previous year.

A report from the Association of Notaries shows there were 21,458 homes sold to foreigners in 2021 - 4% less than there were in 2019.

An estimated 48,134 sales were recorded in Alicante province last year.

A typical property in Pinoso costs about $55,000, while that in Javea costs €400,000.

Three years before, foreign buyers invested 144 million euros. Last year, they put in 167 million euros.

Across the region, nationality predilections varied as expected.

With 683 purchases on the Orihuela Costa, British buyers led the way, followed by Belgians on 534 and Swedes on 416.

There were 270 deals completed in Alicante by Algerians, shadowed by 203 by Russians.

In both Torrevieja and Santa Pola, Swedish buyers were the uppermost foreign purchasers.

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