As travel restrictions in Europe are being lifted
Hi Everyone, it's Ed
It's in the air...
Several european countries are lifting travel restrictions sooner than originally expected. Many of our visitors have been very eager to travel for viewings in France, Spain, Italy and other countries, but thusfar weren't able to.
As estate agents were not allowed to even visit their offices the last couple of months or to make mandate visits with home sellers, the latest lifting of restrictions now seems to drive a catch up for new listings from sellers. Typically spring time is an active period for viewings and that opportunity simply vanished.
The lovely weather we have had in Europe since March has kept spirits high and we want to go out and about.
House prices in France , Italy and Spain
It appears, for now at least, that the lockdown has hardly impacted asking prices. How this will translate into actual selling prices and the economic sentiment towards investment into the most popular holiday homes markets will surely become more apparent in coming months.
Many interested home buyers have taken an opportunity to pre-book property viewings for as soon as it would be allowed to travel. So, agents are getting busy very quickly.
Of course, those people who want to visit properties abroad have to follow the international travel conditions and restrictions by their own governments and from the countries they wish to travel to. Within Europe the restrictions have been broadly lifted for most, but not for every country.
We have several new listings on our website. For France and Italy these are mainly character properties with a countryside flavor. For Spain the interest from buyers leans towards more recently built houses and new developments in the Costa provinces like Malaga and Alicante.