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In complete but complimentary contrast to wild and natural beauty of Picos de Europa is city of Santiago de Comostela. This UNESCO world heritage site with its impressive and world famous cathedral is actually one of Spain’s most incredible cities. It is also a site of pilgrimage and a centre so rich in art and history that it draws thousands of visitors every year. The city is known as religious and cultural heart of Celtic Galicia region and it has added attraction of a micro-climate which affords it beautifully warm summers. Of course with all these features, attractions and benefits city is not only a Spanish property hotspot it is actually an expensive hotspot and property prices in city have been significantly increasing with 10 – 11% increases across Northern Galicia last year alone. But don’t despair; prices in city are still far more affordable in comparison to properties in southern Spain, city is directly accessible from UK and it offers impressive property investment potential and real estate rental return potential.
The lively and affluent coastal town of Vigo is a popular resort and is proving a consistently attractive prospect for foreign real estate buyers. Formerly famous for having Europe’s biggest fishing fleet area is now as famous for its tourism and all it offers its visitors and residents – from its incredible Atlantic swept beaches to its funky and cosmopolitan café culture and nightlife. If you’re attracted by all Vigo has to offer - and who would blame you – and you’re looking for real estate in area you’re probably assured good investment potential as property is still very affordable but more and more massively in demand.
Finally, Mino Valley region of Northern Spain which is located on Portuguese/Spanish border is an incredibly lush and beautifully unspoilt area of Spain. It follows Mino river, is about 35km from great beaches and is as yet a relatively unknown tourist or expatriate area. That is all about to change however and area is gearing up for an influx of both tourists in search of an active but peaceful destination and those expatriates seeking a brand new Spanish world. The region has so much to offer, it is incredibly lush as mentioned which makes for breathtaking natural scenery, it enjoys a healthy and warm climate and offers property hunter everything from rural rundown renovation treats from around EUR 70,000 to luxury and expansive chalet developments reaching prices in region of EUR 750,000.
When it comes to bargains, real estate investment potential and a diverse and rich mix of property available for those in search of a second home in Spain, a Spanish home from home or a buy to let or investment opportunity, Northern Spain has it all in abundance.
Rhiannon Williamson is the publisher of http://www.shelteroffshore.com/ - the online resource for investment property abroad, offshore investing and living overseas. Click the following link for Spanish property and moving to Spain articles, guides, and resources