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Monthly Archives: May, 2018

Costa del Sol Q4 Home Sales 2004-2017 Year End

The final 2017 figures are in and they show that it was a great year for home sales in some areas and not so great for others. This article follows on from one I wrote following the release of the Q1 figures, which you can find here. Firstly, here are the home sales figures for Continue Reading

Demand For Rental Housing Falling

Demand For Rental Housing Falling

Over the last twelve months, the demand for rental housing has fallen by 36%. In 2017, 14% of people over 18 years old had rented or sought to rent a home. In 2018 that percentage is 9%. This is the conclusion of the study “X-Ray of the Housing Market 2017-2018” carried out by property portal Continue Reading

Málaga Airport Saw 1.7 million Passengers in April

Málaga handled 1.7 million passengers in April

Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport handled 2.8% more operations in April, and 0.1% more passengers than in the same month of the previous year. Specifically, 1,697,759 travellers moved on 12,311 flights. It should be noted that last year saw Holy Week entirely in April, while this year it was mostly in March (between Thursday, March 28 Continue Reading

Five Arrested For Fake Property Scam

Over €500,000 was scammed from victims

The National Police have arrested five people in Marbella – four men and one woman – for allegedly cheating more than half a million euros out of people responding to adverts in a massive fake property scam. The five are alleged to have promoted “new developments” on real estate websites at very attractive prices in Continue Reading

Six Provinces Have Seen Property Sales Double

The Balearic Islands saw 123.1% increase

There are six provinces in Spain where the number of property sales has increased by more than 100% from the minimums seen following the crisis. The recovery of the real-estate market continues and property sales continue to increase from the lows of 2013, the “annus horribilis” of the sector. Despite the fact that the latest Continue Reading

Property Sales Slowed in March

Sales of new property fell 4.6% in March

The number of property transfers registered in the property registers in March was 157,047. This represents a decrease of 7.8% when compared to March in 2017. Of those transfers, 81,303 were property sales, an annual decrease of 5.4%. 84.8% of those property sales were urban properties, with the remaining 15.2% being rural. In the case Continue Reading

Tourist Numbers Up in March

The Canary Islands attracted most visitors in March

Spain received 5.4 million international tourists in March, 9.6% more than in the same month in 2017, according to figures from the INE. The UK was the main source of travellers in March with 1.2 million Brits visiting. This represents 22% of the total international travellers. It also represents an increase of 5.6% when compared Continue Reading

Second-Hand House Prices Up in April

price ranking by autonomous community

Second-hand house prices in Spain stood at an average of €1,765 p/m² in April, an increase of 0.7% when compared to March. This confirms that the price of second-hand housing is stable and is fluctuating only slightly month to month. With respect to the annual variation, the price in April represented an increase of 5.4% Continue Reading