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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

Passenger Growth in November at Málaga Airport

Passenger Growth in November at Málaga Airport

Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport handled just over one million passengers in November, an increase of 8% when compared to the same month last year. The number of flights also increased, by 8.9%, to reach a little over nine thousand operations. The bulk of November’s passengers moved on commercial flights, the vast majority (933,679) flying internationally. Continue Reading

Cost of Renting in Spain Fell in November

Cost of Renting in Spain Fell in November

The average price of renting a home in Spain dropped by 0.5% in November. This takes the average price per square metre, per month down to €8.18, according to data from Fotocasa. As for the year-on-year variation, the cost of renting increased by 0.6%, when compared to November last year. This continues the annual increases Continue Reading

Second-Hand Housing Prices Up in November

House prices up in November

The average price of second-hand housing in Spain increased by 0.7% in November, when compared to the previous month. This brings the average price per square metre to €1,861, according to data from fotocasa. Other than from April to May, all monthly increases throughout 2018 have been between 0.3 and 0.9%. Looking at the year-on-year Continue Reading

Brexit willl have “no affect” on Brits living in Spain

Borrell said "Brexit will not affect" Brits in Spain

With the Brexit negotiations continuing into their third year it is no surprise that expats in Spain are concerned about what any final deal will mean for their rights here in Spain. But despite little attention from the British Government, a ray of light seems to have been thrown on the subject from a rather Continue Reading

Almost 9m Tourists Visited in September

15 million Brits have visited Spain this year

Spain received almost 9 million international tourists in September, a slight increase of 0.9% when compared to the same month in 2017. The UK was once again the main emitting country, with more than 2.1 million Brits heading this way. This represents 23.6% of the total, while being 3.1% fewer than visited in September 2017. Continue Reading

Luxury Property Stock Increasing

Luxury property is gaining ground in Spain

The luxury housing market is currently in good condition. There are more luxury properties on the market today than over the previous three years. 2.36% of second-hand homes currently on the market have an advertised sales price of over one million euros. This percentage exceeds that recorded in 2017 (2.22%), 2016 (1.92%) and in 2015 Continue Reading

Home Sales Increased in August

Home sales up in August

The total number of properties transferred in the property registers in August was 156,893. This represents 7.8% more than in the same month last year. 88.7% of purchases in August related to urban property and 11.3% were rural. In the case of urban properties, 58.5% were home purchases, amounting to 44,637 properties. On the monthly Continue Reading

Penthouse Apartments Most in Demand

Penthouse Apartments Most in Demand

The penthouse appears to be the most in-demand property on the housing market in Spain. Although ground floor flats have also rebounded, the penthouse is the most sought after. The average penthouse in Spain has a price of 275,735 euros, and a size of 118m². The same property in 2017 had an average size of Continue Reading