BLOG

Here you will find news, views, events and information relating to real-estate in Spain.

Tag Archives: INE

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

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 of New Homes Increased in January

Sales of New Homes Increased in January

The total number of property sales/purchases in the property registers in January was 198,298, 10.6% more than in the same month of 2018, according to data from the INE. 85.7% of purchases registered in January correspond to urban property, and 14.3% rural. In the case of urban properties, 56.5% were home sales. The number of Continue Reading

Number of Tourists Increase in January

Tourism increased again in January

Spain received 4.2 million international tourists in January, 2.2% more than in the same month of the previous year. The UK was the main source of tourists, with 807,347 travellers visiting Spain in January. This represents 19.2% of the total tourists and is an annual increase of 1%, according to data from the INE. German 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

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

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

Mortgage Interest Rates Fell in September

The number of new mortgage loans taken for homes in September was 32,457, representing a 9.5% annual increase. The average amount of the loans was 148,959 euros, 6.6% higher than in September 2017. The total value of the loans taken for urban property reached 6,365.2 million euros. This represents an increase of 16.7% when compared Continue Reading

Property Sales Continue to Increase

Property Sales Continue to Increase

The number of properties transferred in the properties register in September was 147,377. This is a 7.7% increase when compared to the same month of 2017, according to data from the INE. In the case of property sales, the number of operations was 83,583, which is an annual increase of 11.6%. 88.1% of the properties Continue Reading

Almost 9m Tourists Visited in September

15 million Brits have visited Spain this year

Spain received almost 9 million international tourists in September, a slight increase of 0.9% when compared to the same month in 2017. The UK was once again the main emitting country, with more than 2.1 million Brits heading this way. This represents 23.6% of the total, while being 3.1% fewer than visited in September 2017. Continue Reading