Yes it’s true, many thousands do not know (except about Marbella). There are also many thousands who do not want to know. Why do you think GIL and other Mayors were re-elected after they had been arrested? Because Local people were doing very well out of construction…Nepotism and Patronage from their Leaders.
Similar with many British living here, they live in a bubble, appeasing the Spanish and accusing the fellow British of being naive! Most I speak to think the Property Market will pick up by the end of the year 🙄