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Monthly Archives: May, 2019

Mortgage Borrowing Increased in March

Mortgage Borrowing Increased in March

The number of new mortgages approved in March reached 30,716, an annual increase of 15.8%, according to data from the INE. The average amount of those home loans was 125,341 euros, an annual increase of 3.9%. The total capital loaned for the purchase of a home in March reached 3,850 million euros. This represents an Continue Reading

Rental Costs Up Slightly in April

Rental Costs Up Slightly in April

The price of rental housing in Spain registered a slight increase of 0.8% in April. This puts the average cost per square metre at €8.54 p/month. This figure returns us to similar levels seen in December 2009, when the average price was 8.55 euros p/month. Looking at the year-on-year variation, we see an even smaller Continue Reading

Foreign Buyers Still Flocking to Spain

Foreign Buyers Still Flocking to Spain

During the second half of 2018 there were 50,249 property sales to foreign buyers, an interannual increase of 1.4%. Furthermore, the figure represents 18.2% of the total purchases and sales made during those six months, according to the General Council of Notaries. Between July and December transactions carried out by foreign buyers were concentrated in Continue Reading

Home Sales Slowed in March

Home Sales Slowed in March

Property sales in Spain stood at 50,659 transactions in March, a year-on-year fall of 2.9%, according to data from the General Council of Notaries. By type of property, the sale of flats showed a strong year-on-year drop of 5.4%. The fall can be attributed to a drop in sales of both new apartments (-9.3%) and Continue Reading

Spain Received 5.6 million Tourists in March

Spain Received 5.6 million Tourists in March

Spain received 5.6 million international tourists in March, 4.7% more than the same month in 2018. According to the INE data, the UK was the main country of residence for March’s visitors. More than 1.1 million Brits arrived representing 19.7% of the total. However, the figure was 6.2% lower than in March last year. German Continue Reading

Rental Costs Increased in First Quarter

Rental Costs Increased in First Quarter

The average rental price in Spain increased 2.1% in the first quarter of 2019. In March, the average cost for renting a home was 8.47 euros p/m², according to data from fotocasa. “The average rental price continues to rise, but at a more moderate pace than what we were used to and with very different Continue Reading

Average Used Property Prices Up in April

Average Used Property Prices Up in April

According to pisos.com, the average price of second-hand housing in Spain was 1,715 euros per square metre in April. This represents an increase of 0.86% compared to March. With respect to April 2018, the annual variation is 9.08%. Last April the average price was 1,572 euros p/m². “House prices continue to move at a reasonable Continue Reading

February Saw an Increase in Housing Mortgages

February Saw an Increase in Housing Mortgages

In February, there were 31,018 new mortgages taken in Spain, 9.2% more than in the same month last year. The average amount of the new loans reached 123,911 euros, an increase of 2.9%, according to data from the INE. The value of all mortgages taken for property reached 6,804.3 million euros which is 31.2% more Continue Reading