Barcelona-based Mark Stucklin writes about Spanish property in his blog and in publications such as the Sunday Times. News organizations from around the world frequently call on Mr. Stucklin for his perspective on the market. His labor of love is www.spanishpropertyinsight.com, a resource for buyers, vendors, and investors in Spanish property.
A bill granting qualified Spanish residency and Schengen-area access to non-EU investors has been passed by the Spanish parliament, and now just awaits signature by the King, and publication in the official gazette to become law.
Strong demand from tourists and lower house prices mean that you can easily cover your fixed costs of ownership if you buy a second home in the Catalan capital of Barcelona and rent it out to holidaymakers when you aren't using it.
Residency permits in Spain, and by extension the EU, are the sweetener the Spanish Government has decided to offer investors from outside the EU who buy property in Spain. The policy is aimed at attracting Russian and Chinese investors.