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Cost of Renting Increased Again in August

Cost of Renting Increased Again in August

The average price of rental housing in Spain increased in October by 1.4% to stand at 8.22 euros per square metre, according to figures from fotocasa. Year-on-year, the increase in the cost of renting a home in Spain increased by 2.7%. This increase continues the upward trend we have seen over the last 44 months, Continue Reading

Young People Struggling to Afford Rentals

65% of young buyers are women

In 2017, 38% of young people (between 18 and 34 years old) were able to enter the housing market. In 2018, this has dropped to 29%, a 24% fall in one year. This is one of the main conclusions of a report from Fotocasa, “Young people and their relationship with housing 2017-2018“, which aims to 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

Rental Costs Fell in August

Rental Costs Fell in August

The average price of rental housing in Spain decreased by 2.2% in August, to stand at €7.89 per square metre, per month. This year-on-year decrease is the first fall in rental costs recorded since March 2015. Back then, average rental prices began to increase and recorded 41 consecutive months of increases. “This year-on-year fall in Continue Reading

Rental Costs Dip Slightly in July

Rental Costs Dip Slightly in July

The average price of renting a house in Spain fell by 1% in July, to stand at an average cost per square metre of 8.37 euros per month. On a monthly basis, the variation showed a small increase in only Madrid (+1.4%) and Murcia (+0.9%), according to data from fotocasa. The current average price returns 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

The Cost of Renting a Home Fell in May

Prices grew 8% in the Canary Islands

The average price of renting a home in Spain decreased by 1.1% in May to stand at €8.44 p/m² per month, according to data from fotocasa. On a monthly basis, rental costs increased in eight communities and decreased in nine. The highest monthly increase was recorded in Murcia (+2.6%), followed by the Canary Islands (+1.1%) Continue Reading

Demand For Rental Housing Falling

Demand For Rental Housing Falling

Over the last twelve months, the demand for rental housing has fallen by 36%. In 2017, 14% of people over 18 years old had rented or sought to rent a home. In 2018 that percentage is 9%. This is the conclusion of the study “X-Ray of the Housing Market 2017-2018” carried out by property portal Continue Reading

Used Property Prices Up 2.21% in February

The average price of second-hand housing in Spain in February was 1,574 euros per square metre. This represents a fall of -0.06% compared to January, when the price per unit area was 1,575 euros. When compared to February 2017 the variation was +2.21%. According to Ferran Font, director of studies at pisos.com, “recovery is a Continue Reading

Number of Home Mortgages Fell in November

Number of new mortgages fell in November

The average amount of new mortgages approved in November was 145,769 euros. This is 15.1% higher than in the same month in 2016. This is according to the latest data released by the INE. The number of new mortgages on homes was 24,882. This represents a 3.7% fall compared to the previous year. The average Continue Reading