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Monthly Archives: February, 2018

Travellers to Marbella Increased in January

Hotel Puente Romano - ready to play!

Despite a pretty cold start to the year, Marbella hosted almost 30,000 travellers in January. This represents an increase of 18.49% when compared to the same month in the previous year. According to data from the Hotel Occupancy Survey of the National Institute of Statistics (INE), more than 74% of visitors came to the city Continue Reading

Cost of Renting Increased Again in January

Year-on-Year Variations in January by Autonomous Community

The cost of renting housing in Spain increased by 3.5% in January to stand at €8.44 p/m² per month. This is the largest monthly increase since March 2007 when the monthly variation was 6.3%. On a monthly basis, the cost of renting increased in 15 communities and decreased in two. The highest increase was recorded Continue Reading

Record Number of Foreign Buyers in 2017

2017 saw many records broken in Spain in relation to tourism and the real estate market. Now, figures from the Association of Registrars shows the number of properties sold to foreign buyers also broke records. During 2017, foreign buyers bought more than 61,000 homes in Spain, mostly in the coastal provinces and the islands. According Continue Reading

Spanish Home Sales Up 9.2% in December

10.7% increase in home sales in Andalucia

The number of properties transferred in the national property registers in December was 125,263, 1.9% more than the previous December. Of those transfers, the total number of sales/purchases was 64,135, representing an annual increase of 4.1%. 85% of those properties were urban, while the remaining 15% were rural properties. In the case of urban properties, Continue Reading

A Busy Start To 2018 for Málaga Airport

Malaga airport saw 7.8% increase in passengers

Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport started 2018 with a 7.8% increase in passenger numbers. There was also a 6.8% increase in flight operations, when compared to January 2017. Specifically, there were 935,155 travellers distributed over 7,785 flights, according to the latest figures from airport operator AENA. The bulk of passengers (929,163) counted in January moved on Continue Reading

Majority of Bank Stock is Small and Out of Town

Banks are selling of their stock

Since the financial crisis, many properties were taken back by the banks as owners struggled to keep up with their repayments. Today, a lot of bank stock is on the market, many thousands of properties, at prices well below market-value as the financial institutions that caused the crisis with their irresponsible lending attempt to claw Continue Reading

4 Million Tourists Visited Spain in December

Spain isn't just for sunbathing!

Despite the winter weather, Spain still managed to attract over four million international tourists in December, 0.2% less than in the same month in 2016. As usual, the UK was the main emitting country, with over 800,000 Brits choosing Spain for their winter vacation. Brits made up 20.4% of the total, 7.6% less when compared Continue Reading

Used Property Prices Still Increasing

Prices increased 1.1% in Malaga, in January

It’s February already! How did that happen? All pointers at the end of last year suggested we would see a good 2018 and it has certainly started well. Used property prices in Spain registered a monthly increase of 0.7%, to stand at 1,597 euros p/m². When compared to January last year (1,508 euros p/m²), the Continue Reading