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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

October Another Busy Month For Malaga

October Another Busy Month For Malaga

Malaga-Costa del Sol airport saw 1.8 million travellers pass through in October, an increase of 0.6% when compared to the same month last year. The passengers moved on 13,152 flights, a slight drop (-1.6%). The majority of passengers moved on commercial flights (1,870,398). Of these, 1.6 million were on international flights, 0.6% more than in Continue Reading

British Still Most Numerous Foreign Buyers

Brits still dominate sales to foreign buyers

The sale of property to foreign buyers fell by 3.2% in the first half of 2019. Non-resident foreign buyers accounted for 41% of those transactions, a fall of 9.7%. Resident foreign buyers accounted for 59%, representing an increase of 1.9%, according to data from the General Council of Notaries. Purchases by foreign buyers varied greatly Continue Reading

Housing Market Will Continue to Grow

Housing Market Will Continue to Grow

Mortgage data released by the INE suggests a significant slowdown in lending from banks for the purchase of a home. Specifically, the number of loans granted in August was down 29.9% when compared to August of the previous year. A little over 20,000 new mortgages were approved which is the lowest monthly figure since October Continue Reading

Housing Sales Slow Dramatically in August

The Canary Islands saw an 18.8% fall in sales

The number of home sales in Spain decreased dramatically in August with a 21.1% fall when compared to August 2018. When compared to July 2019, the fall is 26.1%, according to data from the INE. This follows similar data announced by the notaries earlier this week that the housing market had collapsed in August. Figures Continue Reading

Over 10 million Tourists Chose Spain in August

Over 2 million Brits arrived in August

In August, Spain received a massive 10.1 million international tourists, 0.5% lower than in the same month last year. The UK was once again the main source of those tourists. Almost 2.2 million Brits chose Spain for their August holidays, representing 21.5% of the total, but a decrease of 3.1% when compared to August last Continue Reading

Borrowing For Home Buying Up in July

Home borrowing increased in July, year-on-year

There was an increase of 13.1% in the number of new mortgages taken on homes in July, when compared to July 2018. However, the average amount of the loans taken fell by 2.5% to 121,414 euros, according to data from the INE. The total borrowed for home loans in July reached a massive 4,048 million Continue Reading

Property Prices Remaining Stable in 2019

Property Prices Remaining Stable in 2019

During the first six months of this year the average price of housing has grown 0.1% to stand at 1,637 euros p/m² in June, according to the Ministry of Development. The year-on-year increase in the second quarter reached 3.1%, led by the communities of Madrid (+5.2%), the Balearic Islands (+5%), and Catalonia (+4.3%). The quarterly Continue Reading

Malaga Airport – Busiest August in 100 Years

Malaga Airport - Busiest August in 100 Years

Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport had a record-breaking August, the busiest since its creation 100 years ago. Over 2.2 million passengers passed through in August, 4.1% more than in the same month in 2018. Both foreign and domestic numbers increased, according to data from airport operator AENA. The bulk of users travelled on commercial flights (excluding Continue Reading

Slowdown in Property Sales in July

New property sales fell 33.1%

In July, there were 46,015 housing sales, an interannual fall of 20.8%, according to a report from the General Council of Notaries. By type of housing, there was a 21.6% year-on-year fall in the sale of apartments, while sales of single-family homes fell by 17.5%. The falls were due to a fall of 33.1% in Continue Reading