The russians are committed to buying houses and apartments in catalunyaNew Russian slogan: “Better Spanish real estate than Cypriot currency”

The Russian citizens bet for purchasing homes, mostly luxury on the Costa Brava and bargains on the Costa Daurada.

Despite the crisis, the real estate business in the Costa Brava, Costa Dorada and Barcelona is supported, in part, through the purchase of houses by Russian citizens who decide to purchase a house for summer-and in many cases their permanent residence-in Catalunya. “They are our best customers and we work through them,” notes David Janssen, owner of the estate Barnamar of Salou, adding that the last five sales you’ve made on the Costa Daurada, three have been for Russian customers. Lourdes Vargas, Coast Realty real estate group, acknowledges that in the past six months the agency has generated 6 million euros of purchases from this group. Many of the agencies consulted on the Costa Dorada and Costa Brava Russian Buyer acknowledge that represents 50% or more of its customer base. The shopping boom occurs mainly between March and September, a period regarded as the high season of properties sold.

A phenomenon that is occurring is increasingly affected by the crisis Spanish offer for sale their second homes in coastal areas and these are usually bought by Russian citizens. In fact, some properties offer national sales start listing your property in Russia, as it is almost assured a buyer. According to property agents, this year will continue the upward trend of acquisition of property by citizens of this, partly because of the drop in housing prices and the need of some individuals to sell your home quickly at almost any price.

The Russian buyer is finding real bargains-homes for 20,000 € to 30,000 € in first or second line on the Costa Daurada. In the case of the Costa Brava, Girona API as “cheaper properties are located on € 200,000.” These options are intended mainly to middle-class buyer thanks to the expansion of flights to other cities outside Moscow sees a chance to travel and shop in Spain. Despite that, the Costa Brava remains the area of greatest concentration of luxury villas and apartments, especially in areas of Lloret de Mar, Platja d’Aro, Blanes, Tossa de Mar, Palamos. “We can find luxury homes from € 500,000 and go up to 5, 10 or 20 million,” says Anna Inetskaya, director of the agency luxury Imperial Luxury Properties, which exclusively sells upscale mansions in the Costa Brava Barcelona and Russian clients. Barcelona also has established itself as the point of purchase of properties, especially in central and highland areas of the city. Buyers appreciate the educational value of the city and the possibility of doing business in one of the main platforms of the Mediterranean.