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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

Record Passenger Numbers at Málaga Airport

Record Passenger Numbers at Málaga Airport

In February Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport handled a 9.2% increase in passenger numbers when compared to the same month in 2018. Staff at the airport also dealt with a 6.1% increase in the number of flight operations. There were 1,052,194 passengers and 8,140 take-offs/landings in February, according to airport operator AENA. The vast majority of Continue Reading

Sales of New Homes Increased in January

Sales of New Homes Increased in January

The total number of property sales/purchases in the property registers in January was 198,298, 10.6% more than in the same month of 2018, according to data from the INE. 85.7% of purchases registered in January correspond to urban property, and 14.3% rural. In the case of urban properties, 56.5% were home sales. The number of Continue Reading

Spanish Property Maintains Foreign Interest

Brits made up 14.75% of foreign sales

International buyers continue to see Spain as a safe place for their investments. According to an analysis of the data of the latest Yearbook of the College of Registrars of Spain conducted by Sonneil, 2018 saw record sales of homes to foreign buyers with a total of 65,295 operations. This is 11% more than in Continue Reading

Tenants Struggle to Meet Rental Costs

Tenants Struggle to Meet Rental Costs

The gap between tenant budgets and rental prices is growing, according to a report from property portal pisos.com. The gap between supply and demand grew to 147 euros in 2018, a massive 68% increase when compared to 2017. This means tenants are looking at paying 1,764 euros per year more than they can afford. This 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

Luxury Property Prices up 2% in 2018

Luxury Property Prices up 2% in 2018

Luxury housing (over 500,000 euros) has continued to rise in price throughout 2018 but has slowed down registering only a 2% year-on-year increase. The average price of luxury property now stands at 6,800 euros/m², up from 6,600 euros/m² registered at the end of 2017. The largest increases occurred in the cities of Madrid, San Sebastian Continue Reading