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Property Market Recovery from Lockdown Continues

Sales continue to increase following pandemic slowdown

In May, there was 184,608 property transfers registered in the property registrars. This is 142.7% more than in the same month of 2020. Of course, in May 2020 the country was in lockdown and real estate transactions ceased. In the case of property sales, May saw 97,744 transactions, an annual increase of 144.9%, according to Continue Reading

Price of Spanish Homes Fell in Second Quarter

Housing showed the first Q2 fall in four years

In Spain, the price of second-hand housing underwent a quarterly decrease of -0.7% in the second quarter of 2021 and a year-on-year increase of 0.5%. This places the average price at 1,883 euros p/m², according to data from Fotocasa. The quarterly decline (-0.7%) in property for sale is the first drop in this period after Continue Reading

Property Transfer Tax Reduced in Andalucia

A new flat rate of 7% will be welcomed

Some good news for property buyers recently announced is that the Andalusian government has approved a decree that includes a reduction in the Property Transfer Tax on the purchase and sale of second-hand homes. Previously, there were three rates set at 8%, 9% and 10% (depending on the property value) but these will now be Continue Reading

Home Sales Up 32% in March

Homes sales in Andalucia increased 32.4%

The total number of property transfers registered in the property registers in the month of March was 200,774, which is 42.3% more than in the same month of 2020. In the case of registered property sales, the number of transfers is 99,410, representing an annual increase of 37.5%. 85.2% of the sales registered in March Continue Reading

Homes Sales Increased in February

Homes sales up 4.3% compared to January

In February, there was 178,240 properties transferred in the property registers, a fall of -8.6% when compared to February 2020. When compared to the previous month the variation is +16%, according to data from the INE. In the case of registered sales, there was 89,395, an annual decrease of just -2.5%. 86.0% of the sales Continue Reading

Slight Fall in House Prices in First Quarter

Prices fell -1.16% in the first quarter of 2021

Average second-hand house prices in Spain in March 2021 reached 1,699 euros per square meter. This figure represents a drop of -1.16% compared to December 2020. Year-on-year, the increase was 0.56%. The monthly variation when compared to February 2021 was -0.64%. The predictions for price falls that second-hand house prices would suffer due to the Continue Reading

Second-Hand Property Prices Up in January

Madrid and Basque Country are most expensive

In Spain, the monthly variation in the price of second-hand housing decreased by -0.1% in January. The year-on-year variation increased by 1.8%, bringing the average price to 1,874 euros/m², according to data from the Fotocasa. This last value is the third year-on-year rise in house prices after 11 months of year-on-year falls (from December 2019 Continue Reading

Spanish Home Sales Up in November

New property sales up 0.6% in November

According to figures from the National Institute of Statistics, there were 83,221 property sales in November, an annual increase of 4.2%. 84.6% of those property sales were urban properties, with the remaining 15.4% classed as rustic. In the case of the urban properties, 56.3% were for the sale of homes. The number of sales of Continue Reading

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