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Increase in Passengers and Flights at Malaga

Increase in Passengers and Flights at Malaga

As the mercury rises, so does the number of visitors to the Costa del Sol. Thus, in May, Malaga Airport saw almost 2 million passengers travelling on almost 14,000 flights! Specifically, the airport handled 1,914,220 passengers in May, an increase of 4.2% when compared to the same month in 2018. Travellers moved on 13,988 flights, Continue Reading

Andalucía Most Popular for Holiday Homes

26% of Spain's holiday homes are in Andalucia

81% of owners of a home in Spain say they would not put their homes into the holiday rental market, while only 16% said they would consider it. The other 3% say they already have their property available for short-term rentals, according to a report from fotocasa. These numbers are very similar to 2018, meaning Continue Reading

New Property Sales Rebound in April

New Property Sales Rebound in April

In April, there was 50,172 property sales, an annual increase of 1.06%, according to data from the General Council of Notaries. The increase was due exclusively to the considerable increase in the sale of new properties (+18.6% year-on-year), while there was a drop in sales of second-hand properties (-1.6%). The sale of single-family homes increased Continue Reading

Málaga Airport Had a Busy April

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The Costa del Sol continues to attract visitors from around the world, as well as from around Spain, according to airport operator AENA. In April, Málaga Costa del Sol Airport recorded 7.5% more flights and 7.6% more passengers than in the same month of 2018. Specifically, 1,827,586 travellers moved on 13,236 flights. The vast majority Continue Reading

Spain Received 5.6 million Tourists in March

Spain Received 5.6 million Tourists in March

Spain received 5.6 million international tourists in March, 4.7% more than the same month in 2018. According to the INE data, the UK was the main country of residence for March’s visitors. More than 1.1 million Brits arrived representing 19.7% of the total. However, the figure was 6.2% lower than in March last year. German Continue Reading

February Saw an Increase in Housing Mortgages

February Saw an Increase in Housing Mortgages

In February, there were 31,018 new mortgages taken in Spain, 9.2% more than in the same month last year. The average amount of the new loans reached 123,911 euros, an increase of 2.9%, according to data from the INE. The value of all mortgages taken for property reached 6,804.3 million euros which is 31.2% more Continue Reading

Impressive 56% Increase in Property Sales in Huelva

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Many regions throughout Andalucía have seen a drop in property sales however this drop has not been universal. In actual fact one region in Spain is crushing its competitors and saw an increase in house sales from the previous year of 56% in February. The autonomous region which has seen this success is Huelva in 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

Quarter of Visitors to Andalucia Came From the UK

Quarter of Visitors to Andalucia From UK

Spain has had a good start to the year in terms of tourism. Over 4 million international visitors came here in February, an increase of 3.8% over the same month last year. The UK was, as always, the main source of the visitors with 883,757 Brits making their way here. This represents 20.2% of the Continue Reading

Significant Increase in New Mortgages in January

January saw a 22.5% increase in new home loans

January saw 36,832 new mortgages approved for the purchase of a home. This is 22.5% more than last January, a significant increase, according to the INE. The average amount of capital borrowed was 121,036 euros, a slight drop of 0.7%. The total amount lent for home purchases reached 4,458 million euros, an annual increase of Continue Reading