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Marbella Sees Boost in Hotel Investment

The iconic hotel will reopen next year

The economic recovery that, according to multiple indicators, is being seen in Marbella is noticeable in the increase of hotel projects in the area. Marbella closed 2017 with a net increase of 924 new companies. In January, more than 28,000 tourists visited the town, an increase of 18.5% over the same month in the previous Continue Reading

New Housing Plan 2018-2021 Approved

Minister for Development, Íñigo de la Serna

The Spanish Government has approved the new Housing Plan 2018-2021, which includes aid for tenants and buyers. The effects will be retroactive from January 1st. According to the Minister of Public Works, Íñigo de la Serna, “it is a plan that tries to satisfy real needs and that is especially focused on young people, the Continue Reading

“Capitals and large cities” Top House Price Increases

The Mediterranean Coast was hit hardest by the crisis

The Tinsa IMIE General Index and Large Markets, which is calculated from the appraisals of finished housing (new and used), collects each month the interannual variation of the value of a m² of property and its level with respect to 2001 (base 1,000) in five representative areas that make up the housing market: “Capitals and Continue Reading

Number of Foreclosures Down in Q3

Andalusia accounted for 1 in 3 foreclosures

Andalusia, Valencia and Catalonia accounted for more than half of housing foreclosures during the summer of 2017. The number of foreclosures on “personas fisicas” (property owned by an individual) continues to fall with the third quarter seeing only about 1,600 cases. This is almost half as many as were seen in the previous quarter. On Continue Reading

Average Home Buyer Budgets 173,000€

Buyers typically budget less than asking prices

According to a report “Experience of Purchase/Sale of Housing in Spain in 2017” carried out by fotocasa, the average budget set by a home buyer was 173,000€. The budget varies by autonomous community: in Madrid the average is 212,000€. In Catalonia it is 206,000€. The average budget in the Basque Country is 191,000€. In Valencia Continue Reading

Spanish Property Market in Good Shape for 2018

Some cities suffer from lack of space for new builds

A report by says the good performance of the Spanish property market has been clearly demonstrated by the statistics for 2017 and has continued to move in a positive direction throughout the year. Everything seems to indicate that prices, purchases, mortgages and new construction licences are in a state of stable growth and may Continue Reading

Spain’s Luxury Property Market is Thriving

Property over 1€ million is in demand

The demand for luxury residential property in Spain shows no signs of slowing down. There is more luxury property available and at higher prices than last year. Property portal has analysed the luxury market and the results show that there has been a marked increase in volume of luxury property. 2.22% of second-hand properties Continue Reading

2017 Real Estate Investment Tops 8,950 million

Investment in residential property reached 1,180 million euros

The total volume of real estate investment in Spain (residential, office, retail, hotels) closed the third quarter of the year at around 8,947.4 million euros. This represents an increase of 40% over the same period in 2016. Additionally, this figure represents 94% of the total investment for the whole of 2016, which amounted to 9,564 Continue Reading

Construction Worth Millions Approved in Marbella

Numerous properties will be built in Nueva Andalucía

The number of building permits issued by the Marbella council has increased over recent months. At a meeting earlier this week, the council approved licences for the construction of various real estate projects in the town which amount to 17 million euros. 90% of that capital will be invested in Nueva Andalucía in the construction Continue Reading

Second Homes Account for 13% of Sales

39% were looking for second-hand housing

13% of house purchases in Spain are for second homes, according to the report “Profile of the second home buyer in Spain”, by fotocasa. Second homes are the second most popular reason for buying a property. The most popular reason is of course for a primary residence with 75% of sales being for that reason. Continue Reading