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High Net Worth Investors Flocking to Malaga

Beautiful Málaga, popular with buyers and tourists

Malaga, the capital of the Costa del Sol, has edged its way into the list of the most desirable places to buy a house. Thanks to its climate, museums, culture and accessibility, the city has become a magnet for investors and homeowners. Home buyers in Malaga are both national and international. British, Scandinavian, Belgian and Continue Reading

Housing Sales Slowed in April

Housing Sales Slowed in April

The number of properties transferred in the property registers in April was 170,518. This is 4.8% more than in the same month of 2018. However, looking only at the number of housing sales (41,049) there was a drop of 3.1%. This fall was led by the drop in the number of second-hand homes (33,368) which Continue Reading

New Housing Stock Decreasing

Unsold new stock is at pre-crisis levels

The number of unsold new housing stood at 476,938 units, at the end of 2017. This figure is not far from those seen before the bubble burst. In 2007, unsold stock amounted to 413,642. In 2016, the stock fell by 3%, and from the highs of 2009 (649,780 units), the stock has fallen by 26.6%, Continue Reading

Who is Looking For New Build Property?

29% of Spanish buyers opted for a new property

Over the last 12 months, 4% of Spaniards bought a home in Spain, and of these, 29% opted for a new build property, compared to 71% who bought a resale property. This is according to the report “Profile of a New Property Buyer 2017-2018”, published by fotocasa. The aim of the report was to gain Continue Reading

Five Arrested For Fake Property Scam

Over €500,000 was scammed from victims

The National Police have arrested five people in Marbella – four men and one woman – for allegedly cheating more than half a million euros out of people responding to adverts in a massive fake property scam. The five are alleged to have promoted “new developments” on real estate websites at very attractive prices in Continue Reading

New Build Licences Increased in February

Over 8,000 new permits granted in February

The number of permits for new build property reached 8,305, in February, representing a 26.9% increase year-on-year. This is the third highest figure since the worst of the crisis hit new property in 2013, according to figures from Fomento. In the first two months of this year there have been 14,999 visas granted, 17.4% more Continue Reading

Residential Property Sales Highest Since 2008

Number of home sales by year

Residential property sales in 2017 showed the best result since 2008 with a total of 532,367 purchases throughout the year. This represents a 16.3% increase when compared to the previous year. Compared to the peak in 2006 (when sales reached 955,186 houses), we are still 44% below the maximum. However, compared to the 2013 minimums Continue Reading

Buyers Turning Away From New Property

New property is too expensive most buyers

New property has typically been sparse as available plots of land become scarce and although new construction has returned to many areas, Spain is still suffering from a lack of “new” stock. According to a survey carried out by idealista, 3 out of 4 buyers have ruled out searching for new homes as the prices Continue Reading

Spanish Property Market in Good Shape for 2018

Some cities suffer from lack of space for new builds

A report by pisos.com 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

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