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Home Sales Increased 10% in 2018

Home Sales Increased 10% in 2018

According to the latest figures from the INE, there were 69,524 property sales in December, an annual increase of 7.2%. 85.2% of the properties purchased in December were urban properties, while 14.8% were rural. In the case of urban properties, 57.1% were home purchases. The number of rural property sales increased by 6.4% in December, Continue Reading

Home Sales Increased in December, Say Notaries

Home Sales Increased in December, Say Notaries

The number of home sales in December 2018, stood at 51,603 transactions, according to the notaries, reflecting an increase of 1.2%. By type of housing, the sale of flats showed an annual increase of 1.4%. Meanwhile, the sale of single-family homes showed a slight increase of 0.3% year-on-year. In terms of the average price, a Continue Reading

Second-Hand Housing Prices Up Slightly in January

Second-Hand Housing Prices Up Slightly in January

Second-hand housing in Spain finished January with an average price of 1,703 euros per square metre. This is 1.84% higher than the price in December. Looking at the year-on-year price, January saw an increase of 8.11% when compared to January 2018, when the price stood at 1,575 euros per square metre. Prices have once again Continue Reading

82.8m Tourists Came to Spain in 2018

Spain received a massive 82.8 million tourists in 2018

Despite some commentators suggesting Spain was suffering from a drop in tourist numbers, 2018 ended up beating the previous year. Throughout the year, 82.8 million tourists came to Spain for their holidays, according to data from the INE. This is a 1.1% increase over 2017 and shows that Spain is still a number one tourist Continue Reading

Rental Costs Increase Slowed in 2018

Rental Costs Increase Slowed in 2018

The average price of rental housing in Spain closed 2018 with an annual increase of 1.8%, according to a report from fotocasa. This leaves the average cost per month at €8.30 p/m². This is the smallest increase registered in the last four years. It is the fourth consecutive year to see rental prices increase. In Continue Reading

Gap Between Sellers and Buyers is Growing

Gap Between Sellers and Buyers is Growing

According to a recent report from pisos.com, the gap between property prices and buyers’ expectations in Spain is growing. In 2018, the average price of properties for sale was 133,760 euros, while the average budget for buyers was 97,500. This is a difference of 36,260 euros and is 7,370 euros more than the gap seen Continue Reading

Málaga Airport Had Busiest Year Ever in 2018

Málaga Airport handled over 19m passengers in 2018

In terms of passenger numbers, 2018 was the busiest year in the history of Málaga Costa del Sol Airport. This is according to figures released by airport operator, AENA. Beating 2017’s record, which fell slightly short of 19 million passengers, growth in both the domestic and international sectors brought 19,021,704 passengers through the airport. This Continue Reading

Increase in Home Mortgages in November

21,698 new home loans taken in November

The number of new mortgage loans taken out in November 2018 was 29,709, representing a fall of 1.6% year-on-year. The average amount of capital loaned was €167,486, reflecting an annual decrease of 4.4%. In November, the number of new mortgage loans taken for the acquisition of a property increased by 2.6% year-on-year, to reach 23,181 Continue Reading

Housing Sales up 2.8% in November

42,150 homes were sold in November

According to the latest figures from the INE, there was 85,348 property sales in November, 4% more than in the same month of 2017. Of those, 42,150 related to the sale/purchase of housing. 86.5% of those sales were for urban properties, with 13.5% being rustic. In the case of urban properties, 57.1% were for housing Continue Reading

Rental Price Growth Slowed in 2018

Rental prices fell by 0.6% in Q4

The price increases of rental housing slowed in 2018 and ended the year with an interannual increase of 9.3%. Compare this to growth of 18.4% in 2017. This leaves the average square metre at 10.6 euros per month. The slowdown was caused in part by a fall in prices during Q4 when the average cost Continue Reading