A promising property market :

THE CURRENT ECONOMIC SITUATION ALLOWS FOR PURCHASES AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES :

Prices are at their lowest levels :

Sales : -30 à -50%

Rentals : -20 à -35%

We are seeing real demand for purchases and rentals in central Barcelona, but availability remains limited.

In addition to the drop in property prices, Spain has one of the lowest levels of renting in the European Union. The government wishes to increase this proportion and is taking very liberal steps to rebalance the market.

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Demand for apartments to purchase is very active in Barcelona. Our network of estate agents receives daily requests from investors who know the market and have the capital to invest in apartments.

The Barcelona brand attracts a great deal of foreign capital.

The city centre has gone through a process of significant price adjustment.

The rental market is growing in size. Many families do not have enough savings to buy an apartment, and therefore turn to the rental sector. Apartments in good condition at the right price are let very quickly.

Many foreign investors wish to buy in Barcelona to obtain Spanish nationality, which is increasing demand still further. Barcelona is one of Europe's major cities, with an excellent climate and living standards.

The banks' property stocks in the city centre have been exhausted.

There have been positive signs of greater openness in access to finance since the beginning of the year, encouraging buyers to take action.

Barcelona's geopolitical wealth :

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BARCELONA, AN OPEN, COSMOPOLITAN CITY :

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, Spain's second city and the sixth largest city in Europe with a population of five million.

On the shores of the Mediterranean, Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city and a benchmark for culture, commerce, finance and tourism.

It is one of the 10 most visited capitals in the world.

ECONOMY: THE POLE OF ATTRACTION IN SOUTHERN EUROPE :

Spain's leading industrial region, Catalonia is also the country's richest region.

The Barcelona commercial port is the largest in southern Europe and the Mediterranean. It is Europe's leading cruise port and the fourth-biggest in the world.

Barcelona is one of Spain's economic lungs, home to major industry, a strong financial sector and a market much appreciated by entrepreneurs.

TOURISM: A HIGHLY PRIZED DESTINATION :

Tourism has become a key sector of the economy in the Catalan capital, especially since the transformation achieved for the Olympic Games in 1992. It now accounts for 12% of the region's GDP.

Hotel occupancy and visits to cultural sites broke historic records in 2012. This dynamic sector is helping Barcelona overcome the Spanish crisis.

CULTURE: AN EFFERVESCENT CAPITAL :

Architecture, museums, arts events… culture is one of Barcelona's greatest strengths.

It justifies its position as a tourist destination.

This capital of culture has the highest concentration of buildings on the UNESCO World Heritage list – a total of nine buildings.

CLIMATE: A METROPOLIS ON THE BEACH :

Lying on the coast, Barcelona is the only great European city that combines the dynamism of a large city with the relaxed atmosphere and well-being of the beach.

A quality of life that is rare in Europe and much appreciated by northern Europeans.

BARCELONA, CONNECTED AND EASY TO ACCESS :

Barcelona now has a direct high-speed train link to Paris, launched in late 2013, and the journey takes only 6 hours and 25 minutes.

Other high-speed trains link Barcelona to Marseille, Toulouse and Lyon.

Barcelona airport was the fourth most used for inbound and outbound flights in Europe in 2012.