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Properties for sale in Costa Blanca

You are looking for houses for sale in Spain. It is a good idea to look for houses for sale on the Costa Blanca. Property on offer in the Costa Blanca certainly belongs in the top 3 areas for foreign home-buyers in Spain.

The best market for home buyers

Across the entire Costa Blanca, houses are on sale for an average of 242 days.

In the northern part of the Costa Blanca, a house is on sale for an average of 315 days. The turn around time on the Costa Blanca South is significantly shorter, where houses are on sale for an average of 84 days, but this is still a sufficient period to make a calm choice from the housing supply.

House prices on the Costa Blanca

New and existing homes
There is a link between new or existing homes; they are part of the total housing supply.

Prices are always influenced by underlying factors.
For example, a rise in prices for new-build houses is one of the reasons why the prices of existing properties are also rising.

The effect of the housing stock
The available supply of properties is another factor which strongly influences the price of houses. The construction activities in the Costa Blanca South are significantly higher than in the Costa Blanca North. Due to this larger housing offer, house prices in the Costa Blanca South are lower than in the Costa Blanca North.

The 3 cities with the most expensive houses in the Costa Blanca North:

  1. Altea, with an average house price of almost 431,000 euros
  2. Jávea with an average of 404,874 euros
  3. Alfàs del Pi with an average price of 292,561 euros for a home

Property on the Costa Blanca North remains affordable
It is not that properties in the Costa Blanca North are expensive. The average price for a home is still around 1,400.00 euros per square metre; this, while the average price for houses across Spain is1,841.00 euros per square metre. Therefore, it is still far below the national average of Spain, so the Costa Blanca remains an interesting area to buy property.

House prices in Costa Blanca South are lower
House prices in the Costa Blanca South are just slightly lower. The costs per m2 for building a house are more or less the same in both areas. However, in the Costa Blanca South the building plots are cheaper. This is because the area of the Costa Blanca South is much less mountainous. As a result, very large, level surfaces suitable for residential construction are available.

The cheapest area in the Costa Blanca South
In the area around the town of Almoradí, south of the city of Alicante in the Costa Blanca South, property prices are lowest. On average you pay 74,508.00 euros for a home.

Main residential areas in the Costa Blanca

These are the main residential areas for permanent residence in the Costa Blanca:
Of course, the city of Alicante comes first. Then, in the immediate vicinity of the city of Alicante, there are the places San Vicente, San Juan, Muchamiel and El Campello.
Because the last 4 places mentioned are close to the city of Alicante, many Spanish people live there and have their workplace in the city of Alicante.

  • The towns of Altea, Albir, Calpe, Moraira and also El Campello are popular with house hunters for a second home as a holiday destination.
  • For the enthusiastic adventurers and lovers of amusement parks, Benidorm in the Costa Blanca North is the crown for the buyers of a holiday home.
  • Torrevieja is the city in the Costa Blanca South that attracts most buyers for a second home on the coast.

Torrevieja, together with Guardamar and Santa Pola, form the main residential area in the Costa Blanca South. It is also popular with foreign home-buyers. A positive factor for these places is that Alicante airport is in close vicinity.

Costa Blanca has most home purchases per capita
The Costa Blanca is at the forefront of the number of homes sold per capita. Also, it is one of the most important regions in Spain where foreigners buy a house. Almost 40% of the total number of properties sold are bought by foreign home-buyers.

Foreigners continue to buy on the Costa Blanca
These are the 4 nationalities of the main foreign home-buyers in the Costa Blanca.

  • British
  • Belgian
  • Swedes
  • French

Top 10 places in the Costa Blanca to buy a house
This list is divided into the area north of the city of Alicante and the area south of Alicante city. It has been prepared to help you make a conscious choice when buying a holiday home on the Costa Blanca.

Costa Blanca North
The number after the place name is the number of homes sold per year to foreign buyers in the relevant place.

  • Javea 374
  • Calpe 347
  • Denia 307
  • Teulada 245
  • Elche 210
  • El Campello 185
  • Altea 162
  • Benidorm 152
  • Benissa 123

Costa Blanca South
The number after the place name is the number of homes sold per year to foreign buyers in the relevant place.

  • Orihuela 2048
  • Torrevieja 2013
  • Pilar de la Horadada 587
  • Rojales 521
  • Guardamar 334
  • Santa Pola 317
  • San Fulgencio 295
  • Algorfa 216
  • San Miguel de Salinas 214
  • Benijofar 88

Division of the Costa Blanca into North and South
The coastal strip bordering the Mediterranean Sea along the entire length of the province of Alicante is the Costa Blanca. The total length of the Costa Blanca is 244 kilometres.

The part south of the city of Alicante up to the village of San Pedro del Pinatar is known as Costa Blanca South. This is the southern most part of the province of Alicante.
The main coastal towns in the Costa Blanca South, seen from the city of Alicante to the south, are; Alicante city, Santa Pola, Guardamar, Torrevieja and the southern most place of San Pedro del Pinatar.

The Mediterranean coast of the province of Alicante seen from the city of Alicante to the north to the city of Denia is called the Costa Blanca North.

The places include San Juan, El Campello, La Vilajoyosa, Albir, Altea, Calpe and Moraira. The most northerly place on the Costa Blanca North is Denia.

Where can I find the most expensive houses on the Costa Blanca?
The price of a building plot is an important factor that determines the asking price of a house.
Another factor that influences house prices is the landscape. A mountainous landscape gives height differences to the plots on which the houses are built. This ensures a beautiful view from the house.

Beautiful sea or mountain views always push the price of a home upwards. Houses in a location with a beautiful view will always have a higher asking price. Popular holiday destinations and entertainment venues in the vicinity of the house you are going to buy also make the house more expensive.

Especially in the Costa Blanca North, house prices are strongly influenced by all the data mentioned above. That is why the Costa Blanca North is the area with the most expensive houses.

Where can I find the cheapest houses on the Costa Blanca?
The Costa Blanca South was originally a horticultural area. The whole area has been transformed into a housing construction area in recent decades. It is a vast, flat area that is fairly easy to build on.

Construction activity is high. As a result, the number of houses available for sale is large. The wide range of housing makes the Costa Blanca South the area on the Mediterranean coast where you will find the cheapest houses on average.

Is the Costa Blanca a good area for me to buy a house?
The Costa Blanca certainly belongs in your search list of houses for sale in Spain. Despite the high demand, houses for sale on the Costa Blanca remain attractively priced. Average house prices are still well below the national Spanish average.

Investing in the Costa Blanca
The Costa Blanca is a popular holiday destination. That is why it is an excellent area on the Mediterranean coast for buyers who want to see the purchase of a property in this area as an investment.

Homeowners who want to live in their second home in Spain for a small part of the year and rent out the property for the rest of the year can enjoy a reasonable return. The proceeds from this rental and the future value growth of properties in the Costa Blanca provide good investment potential.

Buying a holiday home can be one of the most financially rewarding and interesting investments you will ever make.There are owners of holiday homes on the Costa Blanca who invest in multiple properties and thus build a portfolio of homes that continue to generate money. The Costa Blanca offers many possibilities for buyers who want to buy a second home for holiday rental.

Buying for your own use only
For others, a holiday home in the Costa Blanca is a special place; a place they want to keep private for themselves, but a house that will always yield the invested capital when sold in the future.

In that case, having a holiday home on the Costa Blanca is not only a perfect holiday accommodation,but is also a great investment - especially if you buy the house in the right place.

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