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Monthly Archives: October, 2016

Tourist Numbers Up in September

Spain saw a 10.2% increase in tourist numbers in September with 7.9 million international visitors, according to figures from the INE. The UK was the country of origin for the majority sending 2 million tourists to our fine shores. This represents 25.4% of the total and an increase of 12.8% when compared to September 2015. Continue Reading

Increase in New Mortgages in August

There were over 20,000 new mortgages taken out on property in Spain during August. This represents a 6.4% increase over the same month in 2015. When comparing to July the variation is +10.2%. This is the first time in five years that August has shown an increase over July. The average amount borrowed was 110,121 Continue Reading

Average Rental Costs Fell in Q3

The average price of rental housing in Spain fell by 2% in the third quarter. This places the average price per square metre at 7.26€ p/month according to the latest data from fotocasa. These figures from fotocasa are similar to those provided by idealista earlier this month. This quarterly fall is the sharpest decline since Continue Reading

Málaga Airport Had a Busy September

The Costa del Sol’s Málaga airport closed September with yet another increase in passenger traffic and the number of flight operations. Over 1.7 million passengers passed through, carried on 12,401 flights, according to data from the airport network AENA. The number of passengers increased 15.9%, while flight operations increased 14.7%, when compared to September 2015. Continue Reading

Penthouse in Reserva de Marbella – Amazing Price!

This lovely penthouse apartment in Reserva de Marbella has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It has a large (75m²) roof terrace which is very private and perfect for lazing in the sun. The apartment has a built area of 97m². It is new to the market but with a price of only 150,000€ it will Continue Reading

Sheikh Al-Thani Loses Port Contract

After many years of “will he or wont he”, it seems time has finally run out for Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Thani. Back in 2011, the successful businessman presented a plan to reform Marbella’s Puerto de la Bajadilla. The plan proposed a total redevelopment with an 84 million euro investment. The Sheikh, who also owns Continue Reading

Spanish Pay Most For Rent

The OECD (the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) says Spanish families who rent their home spend a larger proportion of their income to pay the rent than any other country. According to the institution, 36% of Spanish families who rent have to spend two euros in five (40%) of their total household income to Continue Reading

Rental Property Prices Fell in Q3

The price of rental property in Spain has fallen by 3% during the third quarter, when compared to the previous quarter. When compared to the same period in 2015 the price has increased by 10.7%, according to data from idealista. Fernando Encinar from idealista Research said that the latest data highlights the direction taken by Continue Reading

Tourist Spending Increased in August

As mentioned in a previous article, Spain had a huge August in terms of tourism with over 10 million international visitors passing through. Those tourists spent more than they did in 2015 with an increase in total tourist spending of 3.8%. The total expenditure of tourists in August was 10,354 million euros, according to data Continue Reading

Home Sales Up 20% in August

The number of properties sold in August increased when compared to August 2015. This is according to the latest data from the National Statistics Institute. It further confirms the recovery of the real-estate market in Spain. The total number of properties sold in August was 69,409, representing annual growth of 13.8%. Of those, 87.1% related Continue Reading