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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

Málaga Airport’s ´Without Barriers’ Initiative

Málaga Airports ´Without Barriers' Initiative

Throughout 2019, Malaga Airport served 179,227 passengers with reduced mobility, mostly in October, September and May. Malaga is proud of its facilities for those passengers who need help and they offer fifteen meeting points throughout the airport, both inside and outside the terminals (parking lots, sidewalks, check-in area, etc.) and three points of personalized attention, 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

Another Record Year for Malaga Airport

Over a million passengers came to Malaga for winter sun

2019 was another record year for Malaga Airport reaching three milestones. In its hundredth year of operation the airport handled 19,856,299 passengers, 4.4% more than in 2018 and the highest figure for any year since opening in 1919. The second significant milestone was to reach and exceed 400 million passengers served since opening, and also Continue Reading

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