Costa Activa is a real estate agency with over 15 years of property search and sales experience both in Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol and Barcelona (Costa Brava). We have lived through both the boom years between 2001 and 2006 and the deep crisis of 2008-2010. Each period was challenging for different reasons. In the boom years ("the good times" as some brokers call them), clients didn't have enough time to select the right construction company to buy their home from. During the "crisis" period on the other hand, they were unsure if the prices on offer were genuinely the best available and often felt insecure about their future investment.
Both these scenarios are fortunately now in the past. The Spanish real estate sector has finally bottomed out in terms of prices. The developers which have survived after this period now offer attractively-priced properties with a proper legal and administrative foundation.
In addition, banks have repossessed a large number of appealing properties. They are now offering a very competitive property portfolio through selected estate agents, with generous financial terms that can in some specific cases even attain a 110% mortgage value against the sales price