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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Another Busy Year at Malaga Airport

Another Busy Year at Malaga Aiport

Malaga airport is having another great year closing the first half with a 6.4% increase in passengers and 5.3% more flights than in the same period of 2018. In June alone, more than 2 million travellers moved through the airport on 14,500 flights (+4.6%), according to airport operator AENA. Jan to June Between January and Continue Reading

Spain Received 5.6 million Tourists in March

Spain Received 5.6 million Tourists in March

Spain received 5.6 million international tourists in March, 4.7% more than the same month in 2018. According to the INE data, the UK was the main country of residence for March’s visitors. More than 1.1 million Brits arrived representing 19.7% of the total. However, the figure was 6.2% lower than in March last year. German Continue Reading