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Monthly Archives: June, 2017

Málaga To Create 1,000 New Homes

1,000 new homes will be built in Málaga

Malaga City Council has taken the first steps to creating a new urban development in the city. The project will create around 1,000 homes, most of which will be protected, although there will be free-rent properties included. The council has selected five projects which will now be put out to tender to developers. The project, Continue Reading

Rental Costs Increased in May

Renting costs 10.5% more than last year

Average rental costs in Spain increased by 1.3% in May, when compared to the previous month. The average price now stands at 8.14€ /m² per month, according to the latest data from fotocasa. This is only the second month since 2011 to see an average price over 8€ /m² per month. As with April, we Continue Reading

Purchase and Sale of Housing Fell in April

House purchases fell by 2% in April

The total amount of housing purchase and sale transactions in April 2017 was 40,005, representing a year-on-year decline of 2%. Transactions involving resale property increased by 1.2%, while the sale of new property fell by 10.7%, year-on-year. The sale of single-family properties showed an annual variation of -3.8%, while sales of flats fell by 1.5%. Continue Reading

Coastal Property Prices Surge

Spain has thousands of miles of beautiful coast

Coastal property is seeing a surge in prices of both property for rent and for sale. According to data released by pisos.com, rental costs increased by 13.57%, while property for sale increased by 19.84%, when compared to 2016. Although there are certain enclaves showing a greater recovery than others, generally all coastal areas are showing Continue Reading

Marbella Property Market Looking Strong

Frontline Golden Mile is seeing huge demand

Since the recovery of the Marbella property market began to show in 2013 the preference has been for new homes with the latest designs, facilities and features. The market for resale property also recovered but lagged behind the demand for new property. The demand for older properties with “potential” in prime locations is also recovering Continue Reading

Second-Hand Housing Prices Up in May

Second-hand property showed an annual increase of 3.7%

The average price of second-hand housing in Spain stood at 1,680€ p/m² at the end of May, a monthly increase of 0.3%, according to data released by property portal fotocasa. The increase shows once again that the price of second-hand housing has stabilised and we are leaving behind the dramatic price drops seen in recent Continue Reading

Puerto Banus Tonight? Eat, Drink, Dance

The splendor of Puerto Banus

Summer is on the way and with it, the tourists. But where will they all go? What is there to do here? Well, the choice is mind-blowing! I couldn’t possibly tell you about every club, restaurant, boat trip, concert etc. There is simply too much to do here on the Costa del Sol. I will Continue Reading

Tourist Spending Increased 19.7% in April

Brits accounted for 18.4% of the total

Total spending by international tourists visiting Spain in April reached 6.7 billion Euros, an increase of 19.7% when compared to the same month of 2016. It is worth noting that Semana Santa (Easter) fell in April of this year whereas in 2016 it was in March. The average expenditure per tourist was 955 euros, an Continue Reading

Cost of Renting Increased in April

Cost or renting increased in April

The average cost of renting a home in Spain increased by 1.4% in April, to stand at 8.04€ p/m² p/month, according to the latest data from fotocasa. This is the first time since 2011 that the average cost has exceeded 8€. Even more significant is the annual variation. Compared to April 2016 the price has Continue Reading