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Cost of Renting Drops in August

Cost of Renting Drops in August

The price of rental housing in Spain fell again in August with owners now asking 0.5% less than in July. However, when compared to August 2018, prices have actually risen by 7.7%. This brings the average cost per square metre to €8.50 p/month. Shockingly, this national average is a massive 39% lower than the average Continue Reading

Nearly 10 Million Tourists Hit Spain in July

Nearly 10 Million Tourists Hit Spain in July

In July, Spain received a massive 9.9 million international tourists. Although that sounds like a lot, it is actually a 1.3% drop compared to July last year. The UK remained as the main source of visitors, with almost 2.2 million Brits heading to Spain for their summer break. Brits represent 21.9% of the total, although Continue Reading

Rental Prices Moderating Across Spain

Rental Prices Moderating Across Spain

The average cost of renting a property in Spain increased by just 0.3% in July to stand at €8.54 p/m² per month. This brings us close to the price seen in December 2009 when the average was €8.55 p/m² per month. On a year-on-year basis, the price of rental housing increased 2.1% and continues to Continue Reading

Foreign Buyers Prefer the Islands

Spain's Islands are most popular with foreigners

The Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands and the Valencian Community are the most popular regions of Spain for foreign property buyers. Autonomous communities with high tourist density, islands and Mediterranean coastal areas, lead the demand for housing purchases by foreigners. In the Balearic and Canary Islands foreigners made 27.4% of the home purchases in each Continue Reading

Spain Saw an Increase in Tourism in June

Spain Saw an Increase in Tourism in June

Spain’s economy received a boost in June thanks to a 3.2% increase in international tourists, with 8.8 million visitors. The UK was once again the main source of these visitors with almost 2.1 million Brits choosing to visit Spain. This represents a massive 23.3% of the total tourists received in June, and is 5.3% more Continue Reading

Home Mortgage Borrowing Up 16%

Home Mortgage Borrowing Up 16%

In May this year there were 34,883 new mortgages registered for housing purchases in Spain, 11.2% more year-on-year. The total borrowed capital for the new home loans reached a massive 4,330.1 million euros, an annual increase of 16.8%, according to data from the INE. Interest Rates Looking at all new mortgages taken in May, the Continue Reading

High Demand for Housing in Andalusia

Home Mortgage Borrowing Up 16%

Over the last 12 months, demand for housing in Andalusia has increased by 20%, according to a report by fotocasa. In 2019 up to 28% of those over 18 years of age living in Spain have taken action related to the purchase or rental of a property in Spain. This is 22% higher than the 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

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

Spain Saw Over 10 Million Tourists in July

Everywhere was busy in July!

As the summer draws to a close and the country begins to relax, the tourist statistics released by the INE once again break records. Spain received a massive 10.5 million international tourists in July, 10.1% more than in the same month last year. Source No prizes for guessing where the majority of those tourists came Continue Reading