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Monthly Archives: October, 2019

Housing Market Will Continue to Grow

Housing Market Will Continue to Grow

Mortgage data released by the INE suggests a significant slowdown in lending from banks for the purchase of a home. Specifically, the number of loans granted in August was down 29.9% when compared to August of the previous year. A little over 20,000 new mortgages were approved which is the lowest monthly figure since October Continue Reading

Málaga Airport Records Busiest Ever September

The skies over Malaga were busy in September

For the first time in its 100 year history, Malaga airport saw more than 2 million passengers pass through in September. In fact, 2,026,920 travellers used the airport, an increase of 2.4% compared to the same month last year making it the busiest September ever. The increase in passengers was seen in both the international Continue Reading

Housing Sales Slow Dramatically in August

The Canary Islands saw an 18.8% fall in sales

The number of home sales in Spain decreased dramatically in August with a 21.1% fall when compared to August 2018. When compared to July 2019, the fall is 26.1%, according to data from the INE. This follows similar data announced by the notaries earlier this week that the housing market had collapsed in August. Figures Continue Reading

Cost of Renting a Home Still Rising

Cost of Renting a Home Still Rising

At the end of the third quarter of 2019, the average cost of renting a home in Spain was 10.9 euros per square metre per month, a quarterly increase of 0.9%. When comparing to the same period last year prices have increased by 5.2%, according to a report from idealista. Rents in the two large Continue Reading

Over 10 million Tourists Chose Spain in August

Over 2 million Brits arrived in August

In August, Spain received a massive 10.1 million international tourists, 0.5% lower than in the same month last year. The UK was once again the main source of those tourists. Almost 2.2 million Brits chose Spain for their August holidays, representing 21.5% of the total, but a decrease of 3.1% when compared to August last Continue Reading

House Prices Down in Third Quarter

Prices fell 0.47% in Andalusia

The average price of second-hand housing in Spain stood at 1,696 euros per square metre at the end of September. This figure represents a fall of 1.15% when compared to the previous quarter. However, when compared to Q3 in the previous year, the variation is +2.63%. On a monthly basis, the figure is 0.09% lower Continue Reading

Borrowing For Home Buying Up in July

Home borrowing increased in July, year-on-year

There was an increase of 13.1% in the number of new mortgages taken on homes in July, when compared to July 2018. However, the average amount of the loans taken fell by 2.5% to 121,414 euros, according to data from the INE. The total borrowed for home loans in July reached a massive 4,048 million Continue Reading