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Property Prices Recovered in Third Quarter

Property prices up 3.2% year-on-year

In the third quarter of 2019 the sale of housing decreased across the country, falling 6.3% nationally, continuing the trend of the previous quarter. Only Murcia saw property sales increase with a 3.4% rise in sales, according to a report from the Notaries. Only Aragon and Catalonia managed to keep the fall below 2% (-0.2% Continue Reading

Home Sales Up in Andalusia in November

Andalucía saw home sales increase 2.7%

There was 152,699 property transfers registered in the property records in November, according to figures released by the INE this week. This is 11.8% lower than in the same month of 2018. 86.5% of those properties were urban and 13.5% were rural. In the case of urban properties, 56.4% were home sales. The number of Continue Reading

House Prices Down Slightly in November

Home mortgages increased 10% in November

Sales of housing in November reached 47,182 transactions, according to notaries. This represents a year-on-year fall of 5.6%. The average price per square metre of homes sold in November was €1,406, representing a slight fall of 0.4%. Meanwhile, there was a 10.3% increase in new mortgage loans taken for the purchase of a home in Continue Reading

Rental Market Must be Priority in 2020

Increase in public rental property is important

Spain’s new government are expected to put the entire property market under the microscope, with the current rental problems taking a priority. It is, without a doubt, the biggest challenge in the housing market at the moment and has its origin in the growing imbalance between high demand and low supply. This has, of course, Continue Reading

Used House Prices up 4.6% in 2019

House prices up almost 5% in 2019

The price of used housing in Spain has increased 4.6% during 2019. This increase puts the average cost per square metre at 1,763 euros, according to data from idealista. During the last quarter, the increase was 1.6%, although this is based only on provisional data. According to Fernando Encinar, head of studies at idealista, “the Continue Reading

Price Still Main Factor for Tenants

Young people returned to renting in 2019

During the course of 2019, 17% of people in Spain over the age of 18 have had some level of involvement in the rental market, either as landlords or as tenants. This percentage is an increase of three points when compared to 2018. In fact, thanks to this increase, the rental market has recovered to Continue Reading

Andalusia Top For Property Sales in October

Over 8000 home sales in Andalucia in October

The number of home sales in Spain fell by 1.5% in October, compared to the same month in the previous year. However, when compared to September this year, the number of sales increased by 12.7%. 42,825 homes were transferred in October. 86.1% of the total property sales recorded in October correspond to urban property and Continue Reading

Property Shows Moderate Price Growth in Q3

Price growth has slowed in 2019

The Housing Price Index (IPV), corresponding to the third quarter of 2019, was published last week and shows an annual increase of 4.7% in the average price of Spanish property. The increase is inline with the upward trend of recent quarters, although this increase is the smallest recorded in the last three years. Compared to Continue Reading

Used Property Prices Increase in November

Used property prices up 2.75% year-on-year

The average price of second-hand housing in Spain stood at 1,706 euros per square metre in November 2019. The figure represents a monthly variation of -0.27% when compared to October. With respect to November 2018, the variation is +2.75%, according to data from pisos.com. In November last year the average cost per square metre stood Continue Reading

10% of Property Purchases Made For Investment

70% of investment buyers offer long-term rental

Over the last 12 months, purchases of housing as an investment represented 10% of the total sales transactions made in Spain. Sales of property for investment now make up the same amount as those transactions to purchase a second home, which also number 10% of the total. For comparison, the purchase of property for the Continue Reading