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December 15th, 2008

A Spanish property expert has given an encouraging assessment of future prospects for the country’s property sector.

Martin Dell of claims that, while buyers are likely to remain “very price conscious” over the next 12 months, there will be an increase in the number of people investing in Spain next year.

He believes the Spanish property market will be helped by a “more buoyant European economy” in 2009, resulting in an “improved flow of credit and renewed optimism in the property market”.

Mr Dell explains that recent events in Spain’s financial sector, such as the Metrovacesa debt for equity deal, demonstrate that financial analysts in the country envisage a turning point for the economy.

“Next year, I see an opportunity for European buyers to acquire Spanish property at bargain prices,” he comments.

The Sanahuja family, which controls over 80% of the capital in Metrovacesa, has agreed to give creditors a 54.75% holding in the company in exchange for the cancellation of debt worth 2.1 billion euros.

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