Why would anyone in their right mind even consider buying anything that hasn’t yet been built
Back in the early 90s, when unemployment levels were equally as bad, a friend I knew from Nottingham moved to Valencia to marry his Spanish girlfriend. After getting a job with a major supplier to Ford, they bought a place off-plan. It seemed strange to me, as it does now, but it is fairly commonplace in Spain.
Incidentally, so far as they’ve told me, they are both in work still, and have no plans to move away as it would disrupt their children’s education. Must be a lot harder knowing what to do if they hadn’t held onto their jobs (he’s in a well-paid IT role, she’s in education but not so well paid).