THE Costa Blanca is to get a UK TV boost as a BBC documentary is being filmed about the recovery of the property market.
With signs that the market is picking up it is more good news for the local economy and seen by travel and property professionals as a welcome fillip.
Ade Adepitan, presenter of The Travel Show, met up with local estate agents in Denia to film the show, as well as busy British house-hunters including Lynne Dodwell, who was in town looking for her ideal home on the Costa Blanca.
The BBC’s interest is yet another indication that the property industry in the region is at last on the up.
Statistics show that popular coastal communities of the Costa Blanca, such as Javea, have had a healthy upturn in sales over the last year, with an increase of 11 per cent.
Local estate agent Emma Higginson of Villas-Plots.com remarked: “It is true that sales have increased substantially, with apartments at €75,000 selling regularly and also costlier properties right up to €2.9 million.”
The Travel Show’s presenter Ade Adepitan previously spearheaded all things Olympic/Paralympic for London 2012 and also fronted the Bafta-winning daily coverage of Channel 4’s Paralympic programming alongside Clare Balding.
It is very much a departure from Ade’s usual sporting profile as he turns the spotlight on the challenges the Costa Blanca housing market continues to face along its journey to reawakening. A date for the show’s airing is yet to be set.