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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

Foreign Buyers Prefer the Islands

Spain's Islands are most popular with foreigners

The Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands and the Valencian Community are the most popular regions of Spain for foreign property buyers. Autonomous communities with high tourist density, islands and Mediterranean coastal areas, lead the demand for housing purchases by foreigners. In the Balearic and Canary Islands foreigners made 27.4% of the home purchases in each Continue Reading

6.4 Years Salary to Buy a Home in Spain

The cost of living in Spain grew 1% in 2018

The cost of living in Spain continues to grow as seen in the change in the annual CPI which, in 2018, grew by 1%. And when it comes to housing, the variation followed the same trend. According to a report from Fotocasa and InfoJobs, in December 2018 the average cost of rental housing in Spain Continue Reading

Pace Slowing but Spanish Property is Still Selling

Pace Slowing Still Property Sales

Statistics recently released indicate that in Spain the number of properties sold in January compared to last year only rose by a small amount. Indications from the Spanish Land Registrar show 42,850 properties were sold in the January this year, which is only marginally more than the 42,745 sold in January 2018. The smaller property Continue Reading

Foreign Demand For Spanish Homes Maintains Growth

Foreign Demand For Spanish Homes Maintains Growth

The total number of home sales registered in 2018 reached the highest level seen in the last 10 years, with 516,680 operations. This is according to a report from the College of Registrars. The figures represent an annual increase of 11.3%. The data also shows a stable distribution in relation to recent years, between used 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

Young People Struggling to Afford Rentals

65% of young buyers are women

In 2017, 38% of young people (between 18 and 34 years old) were able to enter the housing market. In 2018, this has dropped to 29%, a 24% fall in one year. This is one of the main conclusions of a report from Fotocasa, “Young people and their relationship with housing 2017-2018“, which aims to Continue Reading