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Monthly Archives: March, 2018

What to See and Do in Marbella

Puerto Banus by night - a must see!

When you think of Marbella, images of the “Golden Mile” and its extravagant collection of celebrity-filled clubs, shiny restaurants and chic hotels spring to mind. Add to this a swanky marina in Puerto Banus full of mega-yachts and supercars and you have a ready-made playground for the rich and famous. Marbella, however, is a bit Continue Reading

Urban Land Sales Increased in Last Quarter

Urban land sales increased in Q4

The number of urban land sales in Spain, the total area and the total value of sales increased in the last quarter of 2017. However, the average price of a square metre of urban land decreased in the fourth quarter of 2017 to stand at 153 euros. This represents a fall of 10.9% year-on-year. When Continue Reading

Málaga Airport Sees Passenger Numbers Rise

Almost a million passengers in February

Málaga Airport handled 5.4% more passengers in February and 4.2% more flights than in the same month last year. Almost a million passengers (963,939) passed through on 7,671 flights, according to airport network AENA. The bulk of the passengers moved on commercial flights. Of these, 785,467 travelled on international flights, representing growth of 2.8%, when Continue Reading

Property Sales Strong Start to 2018

Best January figures for 10 years

The Spanish real estate market started 2018 with force with the best January property sales figures for 10 years. In January there were 176,911 property transfers in the registers, 13.2% more than in the previous January. When looking only at residential, there were 94,060 property sales, a 23.1% increase when compared to last January. 85.4% Continue Reading

New Housing Plan 2018-2021 Approved

Minister for Development, Íñigo de la Serna

The Spanish Government has approved the new Housing Plan 2018-2021, which includes aid for tenants and buyers. The effects will be retroactive from January 1st. According to the Minister of Public Works, Íñigo de la Serna, “it is a plan that tries to satisfy real needs and that is especially focused on young people, the Continue Reading

Residential Property Sales Highest Since 2008

Number of home sales by year

Residential property sales in 2017 showed the best result since 2008 with a total of 532,367 purchases throughout the year. This represents a 16.3% increase when compared to the previous year. Compared to the peak in 2006 (when sales reached 955,186 houses), we are still 44% below the maximum. However, compared to the 2013 minimums Continue Reading

Seven out of 10 Buyers Require Financing

15% of buyers had enough savings to buy

Seven out of 10 buyers who purchased a home in Spain in 2017 required bank financing and/or family assistance. In six out of 10 cases, only bank financing was required to complete a purchase. In one out of 10 cases, buyers also required family assistance on top of bank finance to buy their home. These Continue Reading

Used Property Prices Up 2.21% in February

The average price of second-hand housing in Spain in February was 1,574 euros per square metre. This represents a fall of -0.06% compared to January, when the price per unit area was 1,575 euros. When compared to February 2017 the variation was +2.21%. According to Ferran Font, director of studies at pisos.com, “recovery is a Continue Reading