I suppose it’s understandable since the bulk of the British expats are based around the CDS, but the region does dominate posts such as this one. Indeed, it dominates most post on SPI. On behalf of those who have bought elsewhere in Spain, it is worth pointing out that everybody involved with the purchase of my house in northern Costa Brava behaved impeccably. The purchase, admittedly not off-plan, went through far smoother than it would have done in England and the value has risen by at least 33 per cent in three years – and that’s a firm offer rather than the estate agents’ hype that seem to be a constant factor on the south coast. Look away from the CDS and it’s not all doom and gloom, although I accept that the prices are usually higher.