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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

Pandemic Affecting House Prices in Q3

Madrid is the most expensive community for housing

The price of second-hand housing in Spain saw a fall of 1.5% during the third quarter of 2020, and a 2.4% fall year-on-year in September. This places the average cost per square metre at 1,845 euros, according to new figures from fotocasa. This is the first third-quarter fall for three years following increases of 4.8% Continue Reading

Home Sales Increase Following End of Lockdown

Sales of second-hand property up 18.8%

In July, there was 144,522 property transfers registered in the property registers, 21.5% less than in the same month of 2019. However, compared to June 2020, the number of transfers increased by 28.6% showing that the lifting of some of the Covid restrictions is bringing life back to the property market. The total number of Continue Reading

Housing Prices Up in Second Quarter

Spanish property prices up in Q2

The price of housing in Spain didn’t go down as expected in the second quarter despite the corona virus lockdown. In fact, prices increased by 1.6% when compared to the previous quarter. Year-on-year the average price went down by 1.9%, but this was nothing like the change that some experts were predicting during the national 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

New Buyers Could Save Property Market

Property viewings have changed lately

The latest property sales data released by the INE for April 2020, shows a decrease of 39.2%, more than double the 18.6% fall we saw in March. This is of course due to the state of alarm introduced across Spain in March to control the coronavirus and the figures do not come as a surprise. Continue Reading

Price of Second-Hand Homes Up in May

Prices fell 2.1% in Barcelona in May

Despite the state of alarm and the lockdown measures in Spain, the price of a second-hand home increased by 1.3% in May, when compared to April. The year-on-year variation is -1.1%. The change puts the average price per square metre at 1,878 euros, according to figures from the fotocasa real estate index. Prices by Autonomous Continue Reading

COVID-19 Hits Sales Figures in March

Empty beaches, empty real estate offices!

Figures released by the INE this week reflect the predicted decline of property sales in March with an 18.6% fall. This followed the return to positive monthly variations in February after six consecutive months of falls. Of course, the fall in March is a direct result of the declaration of a state of alarm by Continue Reading