Spain to offer residency to anyone who can buy as house for more than 160,000€

It says it all in the title. Mariano Rajoy is considering offer non-resident property buyers the chance to have citizenship if they can afford the purchase of a 130,000€ property.

Spain has about 700,000 unsold properties on the market and this appears to be a move to  help shift some of the housing stock and to get some high worth individuals onto the books and into Spain.  its also a move to try and lower the “bad debt” current considered to be at about 10% of total loans.

This a isn’t a first, in Ireland you can get residency with a 400,000€ purchase and in Portugal, 500,000€.

 

Property Works Mallorca 2012

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