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Quarter of Visitors to Andalucia Came From the UK

Quarter of Visitors to Andalucia From UK

Spain has had a good start to the year in terms of tourism. Over 4 million international visitors came here in February, an increase of 3.8% over the same month last year. The UK was, as always, the main source of the visitors with 883,757 Brits making their way here. This represents 20.2% of the Continue Reading

Second-Hand Housing Prices Up in Q1

House prices continue to rise

As the first quarter of 2019 has flown by in the blink of an eye, the price of housing has risen by 1.68%, when compared to the previous quarter. In March, the average price of second-hand housing stood at 1,700 euros per square metre. When compared to Q1 in 2018, the increase is more significant Continue Reading

Significant Increase in New Mortgages in January

January saw a 22.5% increase in new home loans

January saw 36,832 new mortgages approved for the purchase of a home. This is 22.5% more than last January, a significant increase, according to the INE. The average amount of capital borrowed was 121,036 euros, a slight drop of 0.7%. The total amount lent for home purchases reached 4,458 million euros, an annual increase of Continue Reading

Rental Prices Fell Slightly In January

Rental prices fell slightly in January

The price of rental housing in Spain registered a slight drop of 0.7% in January, when compared to January of the previous year. This is only the second decline in rental prices since March 2015. In fact, except for two slight falls, we have seen 47 consecutive months of increases in rental prices. “After almost Continue Reading

Tenants Struggle to Meet Rental Costs

Tenants Struggle to Meet Rental Costs

The gap between tenant budgets and rental prices is growing, according to a report from property portal pisos.com. The gap between supply and demand grew to 147 euros in 2018, a massive 68% increase when compared to 2017. This means tenants are looking at paying 1,764 euros per year more than they can afford. This Continue Reading

Home Sales Increased 10% in 2018

Home Sales Increased 10% in 2018

According to the latest figures from the INE, there were 69,524 property sales in December, an annual increase of 7.2%. 85.2% of the properties purchased in December were urban properties, while 14.8% were rural. In the case of urban properties, 57.1% were home purchases. The number of rural property sales increased by 6.4% in December, Continue Reading

Second-Hand Housing Prices Up Slightly in January

Second-Hand Housing Prices Up Slightly in January

Second-hand housing in Spain finished January with an average price of 1,703 euros per square metre. This is 1.84% higher than the price in December. Looking at the year-on-year price, January saw an increase of 8.11% when compared to January 2018, when the price stood at 1,575 euros per square metre. Prices have once again Continue Reading

82.8m Tourists Came to Spain in 2018

Spain received a massive 82.8 million tourists in 2018

Despite some commentators suggesting Spain was suffering from a drop in tourist numbers, 2018 ended up beating the previous year. Throughout the year, 82.8 million tourists came to Spain for their holidays, according to data from the INE. This is a 1.1% increase over 2017 and shows that Spain is still a number one tourist Continue Reading

Rental Costs Increase Slowed in 2018

Rental Costs Increase Slowed in 2018

The average price of rental housing in Spain closed 2018 with an annual increase of 1.8%, according to a report from fotocasa. This leaves the average cost per month at €8.30 p/m². This is the smallest increase registered in the last four years. It is the fourth consecutive year to see rental prices increase. In Continue Reading

Housing Sales up 2.8% in November

42,150 homes were sold in November

According to the latest figures from the INE, there was 85,348 property sales in November, 4% more than in the same month of 2017. Of those, 42,150 related to the sale/purchase of housing. 86.5% of those sales were for urban properties, with 13.5% being rustic. In the case of urban properties, 57.1% were for housing Continue Reading