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The cost of living in Spain grew 1% in 2018

The cost of living in Spain continues to grow as seen in the change in the annual CPI which, in 2018, grew by 1%. And when it comes to housing, the variation followed the same trend. According to a report from Fotocasa and InfoJobs, in December 2018 the average cost of rental housing in Spain 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 Property Sales Rebound in April

New Property Sales Rebound in April

In April, there was 50,172 property sales, an annual increase of 1.06%, according to data from the General Council of Notaries. The increase was due exclusively to the considerable increase in the sale of new properties (+18.6% year-on-year), while there was a drop in sales of second-hand properties (-1.6%). The sale of single-family homes increased Continue Reading

Used Property Prices Up Slightly in May

Used Property Prices Up Slightly in May

The price of used housing in Spain registered a monthly increase of 0.2% during May, according to data from idealista. This brings the average cost per square metre of used housing to 1,712 euros. Compared to May 2018, the annual variation is +5.8%, nationally. The cities of Palma, Granada (both with +1.9%), and Santa Cruz Continue Reading

Mortgage Borrowing Increased in March

Mortgage Borrowing Increased in March

The number of new mortgages approved in March reached 30,716, an annual increase of 15.8%, according to data from the INE. The average amount of those home loans was 125,341 euros, an annual increase of 3.9%. The total capital loaned for the purchase of a home in March reached 3,850 million euros. This represents an Continue Reading

Foreign Buyers Still Flocking to Spain

Foreign Buyers Still Flocking to Spain

During the second half of 2018 there were 50,249 property sales to foreign buyers, an interannual increase of 1.4%. Furthermore, the figure represents 18.2% of the total purchases and sales made during those six months, according to the General Council of Notaries. Between July and December transactions carried out by foreign buyers were concentrated in Continue Reading

Home Sales Slowed in March

Home Sales Slowed in March

Property sales in Spain stood at 50,659 transactions in March, a year-on-year fall of 2.9%, according to data from the General Council of Notaries. By type of property, the sale of flats showed a strong year-on-year drop of 5.4%. The fall can be attributed to a drop in sales of both new apartments (-9.3%) and Continue Reading

Average Used Property Prices Up in April

Average Used Property Prices Up in April

According to pisos.com, the average price of second-hand housing in Spain was 1,715 euros per square metre in April. This represents an increase of 0.86% compared to March. With respect to April 2018, the annual variation is 9.08%. Last April the average price was 1,572 euros p/m². “House prices continue to move at a reasonable Continue Reading

February Saw an Increase in Housing Mortgages

February Saw an Increase in Housing Mortgages

In February, there were 31,018 new mortgages taken in Spain, 9.2% more than in the same month last year. The average amount of the new loans reached 123,911 euros, an increase of 2.9%, according to data from the INE. The value of all mortgages taken for property reached 6,804.3 million euros which is 31.2% more Continue Reading

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