It doesn’t surprise me. For all its problems Spain is still a great place to live or go on holiday. if you avoid the pitfalls when buying – which you can do – then a property in Spain can bring you years of happiness, so long as you don’t look at it like a speculative investment.
The other day I was talking to some strangers in the Ryanair queue at Liverpool airport. They were itching to get back to their house in Spain. They said many of their friends would love to get out of the UK and live in a place like Spain, at least part of the year. There are several good reasons why Brits are not buying in great numbers at the moment, but the dream of Spain persists, and I have no doubt there will be better years ahead.