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Tag Archives: 2018

Sales to foreign buyers continue to grow

Foreign buyers account for 18.7% of property sales

The number of sales of property to foreign buyers continued to grow in the first half of 2018, although the trend of double-digit growth has ended. Sales of Spanish properties to foreign buyers amounted to 53,359 transactions in the first six months of the year, representing an annual increase of 5.6%. These sales accounted for Continue Reading

More Buyers Taking a Mortgage

More Buyers Taking a Mortgage

Over the last 12 months, the percentage of property buyers who needed a mortgage to purchase a home has increased form 71% in 2017, to 75% in 2018. 64% of those buyers were able to make their purchase with only a mortgage and their own savings, whereas 11% needed bank financing and family support. This Continue Reading

New Home Mortgages Increased in July

New Home Mortgages Increased in July

The total number of new mortgages approved in July was 137,766 euros. This represents a 0.6% fall when compared to the same month in 2017. Of those, 29,287 were mortgages for a home purchase, 14.6% more than July in the previous year. The total borrowed capital reached 5,407.3 million euros, 15.2% more than in the Continue Reading

Used-Property Prices up 2.9% During Summer

Madrid is the most expensive for used property

Used-property prices in Spain increased by 2.9% during the third quarter of 2018. This rise leaves an average square metre at 1,712 euros, according to the latest idealista price index. Looking at the annual variation, the increase is 7.7%. Fernando Encinar, head of idealista studies, says “the data corroborates the opinions that normalisation is happening Continue Reading

Penthouse Apartments Most in Demand

Penthouse Apartments Most in Demand

The penthouse appears to be the most in-demand property on the housing market in Spain. Although ground floor flats have also rebounded, the penthouse is the most sought after. The average penthouse in Spain has a price of 275,735 euros, and a size of 118m². The same property in 2017 had an average size of Continue Reading

Passenger Numbers Break Records at Málaga Airport

Passenger Numbers Break Records at Málaga Airport

Over the first eight months of this year, Malaga Airport has handled a massive 13 million passengers. This represents an increase of 1.3% when compared to the same period last year. The increase was driven largely by significant growth in domestic traffic which recorded double-digit growth. The number of flights also increased with 2% more Continue Reading

Spain Received 10 Million Tourists in July

Spanish streets were filled in July

Despite a handful of scaremongering articles suggesting Spain’s tourism market is under threat, Spain dealt with 10 million international tourists in July, 4.9% less than in the same month last year, according to data from the INE. This is not a huge drop and is easily explained. For a few years, following terror attacks, Turkey, Continue Reading

July Saw Busiest Day Ever at Malaga Airport

July 28th was the airports busiest day ever

Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport has handled 2.1% more passengers and 2.8% more flights between January and July this year than it did in the same period last year. Specifically, in the first seven months of the year, the airport has seen over 10.8 million passengers distributed across more than 80,000 flights. The bulk of the Continue Reading

Who is Looking For New Build Property?

29% of Spanish buyers opted for a new property

Over the last 12 months, 4% of Spaniards bought a home in Spain, and of these, 29% opted for a new build property, compared to 71% who bought a resale property. This is according to the report “Profile of a New Property Buyer 2017-2018”, published by fotocasa. The aim of the report was to gain Continue Reading

Price of Rental Housing Up in Second Quarter

Murcia saw the biggest increase in rental costs

The price of rental housing in Spain increased by 2.4% during the second quarter of 2018. This brings the average price per square metre to 10.8 euros per month, according to the latest data from idealista. When comparing to the same period in 2017, the increase reaches 15.6%. “It is true that we are experiencing Continue Reading