BLOG

Here you will find news, views, events and information relating to real-estate in Spain.

Category Archives: Property Market

House Prices Down in First Quarter

House prices in Malaga fell 2.57% in Q1

According to a quarterly report from pisos.com, the average price of second-hand housing in Spain in March was 1,690 euros per square metre. This represents a decrease of 1.25% when compared to December 2019. Year-on-year, the fall is slightly smaller at -0.61%. When comparing March to February, the contraction is -0.89%. “The trend towards a Continue Reading

Home Mortgage Borrowing Up in January

Home mortgage borrowing up 20% in Andalucia

January saw a 6.1% increase in the number of new home mortgages. The average amount, however, fell by 5% to 114,691 euros, according to data released by the INE. On all property types, the average amount also fell, with an average of 129,387 euros, 12.2% lower than the same month in 2019. The total amount Continue Reading

Cost of Renting Continues to Rise

Ibiza Town has seen rental costs spiral up 93% in five years

In the last five years, the price of rental housing in Spain has increased by 50%, according to analysis by Fotocasa. It has long been subject for debate for the government when considering price caps for rental property, a tactic which few other countries have dared to try. But with the costs involved in buying Continue Reading

Home Sales Up in Andalusia in January

The Canary Islands saw a massive 60% increase in sales

In January, there was 184,699 property transfers registered in the property registers. This is 7.7% lower than in the same month of the previous year. As for sales of homes, there was a 2.6% drop compared to January 2019. 86.6% of property sales registered in January correspond to urban properties and 13.4% to rustic properties. Continue Reading

New Property Gaining Ground

Buyers have a large choice of new build

With new developments seeing a resurgence since dropping following the crisis, it is no wonder that in 2019, 37% of buyers chose a new property. This is significantly higher than the previous two years. In 2018 new property was the choice for 29% of buyers, and only 20% in 2017. Buyers are of course still Continue Reading

Small Increase in House Prices in February

Palma de Mallorca saw prices grow 7.90%

The average price of second-hand property in Spain reached 1,705 euros per square metre in February. Compared to the same month in the previous year that represents an increase of 0.22%. When compared to January, it shows a slight fall of 0.01%. “Recent increases have moderated with similar levels of growth seen throughout the country, Continue Reading

Home Mortgage Borrowing Up in 2019

December saw a huge 43% increase in new mortgages

In December, there were 30,285 new mortgage loans for home purchases, a massive 43% more than in December 2018. Compared to the previous month, the variation was +3.9%, according to figures released this week by the INE. The average amount of those loans fell slightly to 122,079 euros, a 4.2% drop. The total amount of Continue Reading

Andalusia Homes Sales Up in December

7,126 homes sold in Andalusia in December

There was 53,947 housing sales/purchases in December, an annual decrease of 1.2%, according to data from the Council of Notaries. By type of property, there was a 3.8% reduction in the sale of apartments, with both new properties (-15.1%) and second-hand properties (-0.7%) seeing a contraction in sales. Meanwhile, the sale of single-family homes reached Continue Reading

Renting Costs Increase Across Spain

Tenants need 5.1% more to rent in Spain

Renting a property finished 2019 5.1% more expensive than at the start of the year. The average price per square metre per month stood at €10.18 in December. This is the highest national average price since 2006, beating the previous high of €10.12 per square metre per month, which was seen in May 2007. Additionally, Continue Reading

2020 Opens with a Slight Drop in House Prices

Good news for buyers as prices fall slightly

Second hand housing in Spain saw a small price drop in January with prices shrinking by 0.3%, when compared to December. The annual variation was -1.9%, bringing the average price per square metre to 1,841 euros, according to the fotocasa real estate index. The national average is a massive 40% lower than the average in Continue Reading