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Average House Price Down in November

New apartme sales increased 17.5% year-on-year

November 2020 saw 48,251 home sales in Spain, representing a year-on-year fall of 0.9%. Considering the months of lockdown, this fall is nothing like as bad as was expected. By type of property, the sale of apartments/flats showed a year-on-year fall of 7.6%, according to a report from the Notaries. This reduction in apartment sales Continue Reading

Andalucia Top For Home Sales in October

Andalucia still popular with home buyers

In Spain, there was 156,875 property transfers registered in the property registers in October. This is 8.2% less than in the same month of 2019, according to figures released by the INE. Of those transfers, 77,536 related to property sales/purchases, an annual decrease of 11.6%. Of those sales, 84.2% were in regard to urban properties, Continue Reading

Drop in Foreign Buyers in First Half of 2020

First half of 2020 saw loss of foreign buyers

The sale of housing to foreign buyers suffered greatly during the early stages of lockdown resulting in a negative variation in the first half of 2020. Notaries recorded 37.4% fewer transactions than in the same half of the previous year. For the first six months of 2020, home purchases made by foreign buyers accounted for Continue Reading

Disposable Income Falling as House Prices Rise

Mortgages account for 41% of salary, on average

In 2019, the average monthly mortgage repayment was 591 euros, in Spain, according to the College of Notaries. Looking at renting, the average monthly rent was 966 euros. In both cases, the percentage or monthly income allocated to housing costs is well above that recommended by the Bank of Spain. “The economic capacity of families Continue Reading

Home Sales Down 12% in August

New Home sales increased 6.4% in August

In August, the number of home sales in Spain fell by 12.1% when compared to August 2019. Considering what the country has been through in recent months this is not a big fall and is far smaller than many expected. This also shows that the property market is resilient and is recovering well from the Continue Reading

Property Market Shows Positive Signs in June

Buyers are coming back to the property market

As the country starts trying to get back to some sense or normality following lockdown, the property market recovered slightly. In June, there were 112,383 property transfers registered. Although this represents a 37.1% increase when compared to May, it is still 33% lower than in June 2019. When looking only at the sale of homes, Continue Reading

Post-Covid Property Interest Remains Stable

Property buyers at similar levels post-covid

Post-corona housing demand appears to remain at similar levels to those seen before the national health crisis. 13% are seeking a rental property, while another 13% are looking to buy a home. Of course, the COVID-19 crisis altered everyone’s plans, including in the real estate market. However, the recorded demand has not fallen as much Continue Reading

Home Purchases by Foreigners Up in 2019

European buyers dominate sales to foreigners

In the second half of 2019, the sale of housing to foreign buyers increased by 0.5% year-on-year, according to figures released by the General Council of Notaries. Sales to foreign buyers recovered from the 3.2% decline which we saw in the first half of the year. Non-resident foreign buyers accounted for 42% of operations, a Continue Reading

Home Mortgage Borrowing Up in January

Home mortgage borrowing up 20% in Andalucia

January saw a 6.1% increase in the number of new home mortgages. The average amount, however, fell by 5% to 114,691 euros, according to data released by the INE. On all property types, the average amount also fell, with an average of 129,387 euros, 12.2% lower than the same month in 2019. The total amount Continue Reading

New Property Gaining Ground

Buyers have a large choice of new build

With new developments seeing a resurgence since dropping following the crisis, it is no wonder that in 2019, 37% of buyers chose a new property. This is significantly higher than the previous two years. In 2018 new property was the choice for 29% of buyers, and only 20% in 2017. Buyers are of course still Continue Reading