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Monthly Archives: April, 2018

New Build Licences Increased in February

Over 8,000 new permits granted in February

The number of permits for new build property reached 8,305, in February, representing a 26.9% increase year-on-year. This is the third highest figure since the worst of the crisis hit new property in 2013, according to figures from Fomento. In the first two months of this year there have been 14,999 visas granted, 17.4% more Continue Reading

Foreigners Account For 6.9% of Mortgages in 2017

The number of new mortgages registered in 2017 was 310,640, an increase of 10.9% with respect to 2016. The autonomous communities with the highest number of new mortgages were Andalucía (60,026), Comunidad de Madrid (56,866), Cataluña (50,848) and Comunidad Valenciana (32,408). Of all the autonomous communities the number of new mortgages on housing increased with Continue Reading

Marbella Sees Boost in Hotel Investment

The iconic hotel will reopen next year

The economic recovery that, according to multiple indicators, is being seen in Marbella is noticeable in the increase of hotel projects in the area. Marbella closed 2017 with a net increase of 924 new companies. In January, more than 28,000 tourists visited the town, an increase of 18.5% over the same month in the previous Continue Reading

Average Rental Prices Increased During Q1

Rents increased 1.3% compared to February

At the close of the first quarter, rental prices had increased by 3.72%, when compared to the close of the previous quarter. This brought the average price to 780 euros. When compared to February, the increase is 1.3%. Compared to the same period in 2017, the increase is 15.56%, according to the latest data from Continue Reading

Housing Sales Up 2.7% in February

Sales of new property increased 2.4%

There were 39,945 housing sales in February, representing an annual increase of 2.7%, according to the latest report from the Council of Notaries. By type of property, the sale of apartments increased by 6.2%, while sales of single-family homes showed a notable fall of 11.6%, year-on-year. The increase in sales of apartments was due to Continue Reading

4.2 Million Tourists Visited Spain in February

4.2 million tourists visit Spain in February

4.2 million international tourists visited Spain in February, 2.6% more than in the same month in 2017. The UK was, as usual, the main source of visitors with 865,316 people heading to Spain from the British Isles. This accounts for 20.5% of the total visitors but also represents 5.9% fewer Brits when compared to February Continue Reading

Used Housing Prices Up 2.2% in First Quarter

Used property prices increased 2.2% in Q1

The price of used housing in Spain increased by 2.2% in the first quarter of the year. This brings the average price of a square metre to 1,621 euros, according to the latest idealista price index. When compared to the same period in 2017, the variation is +7.1%. Head of idealista studies, Fernando Encinar, says Continue Reading