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Home Mortgage Borrowing Up in January

Home mortgage borrowing up 20% in Andalucia

January saw a 6.1% increase in the number of new home mortgages. The average amount, however, fell by 5% to 114,691 euros, according to data released by the INE. On all property types, the average amount also fell, with an average of 129,387 euros, 12.2% lower than the same month in 2019. The total amount Continue Reading

Cost of Renting Continues to Rise

Ibiza Town has seen rental costs spiral up 93% in five years

In the last five years, the price of rental housing in Spain has increased by 50%, according to analysis by Fotocasa. It has long been subject for debate for the government when considering price caps for rental property, a tactic which few other countries have dared to try. But with the costs involved in buying Continue Reading

Home Sales Up in Andalusia in January

The Canary Islands saw a massive 60% increase in sales

In January, there was 184,699 property transfers registered in the property registers. This is 7.7% lower than in the same month of the previous year. As for sales of homes, there was a 2.6% drop compared to January 2019. 86.6% of property sales registered in January correspond to urban properties and 13.4% to rustic properties. Continue Reading

New Property Gaining Ground

Buyers have a large choice of new build

With new developments seeing a resurgence since dropping following the crisis, it is no wonder that in 2019, 37% of buyers chose a new property. This is significantly higher than the previous two years. In 2018 new property was the choice for 29% of buyers, and only 20% in 2017. Buyers are of course still Continue Reading

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

Andalusia Homes Sales Up in December

7,126 homes sold in Andalusia in December

There was 53,947 housing sales/purchases in December, an annual decrease of 1.2%, according to data from the Council of Notaries. By type of property, there was a 3.8% reduction in the sale of apartments, with both new properties (-15.1%) and second-hand properties (-0.7%) seeing a contraction in sales. Meanwhile, the sale of single-family homes reached Continue Reading

2020 Opens with a Slight Drop in House Prices

Good news for buyers as prices fall slightly

Second hand housing in Spain saw a small price drop in January with prices shrinking by 0.3%, when compared to December. The annual variation was -1.9%, bringing the average price per square metre to 1,841 euros, according to the fotocasa real estate index. The national average is a massive 40% lower than the average in 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

Home Sales Up in Andalusia in November

Andalucía saw home sales increase 2.7%

There was 152,699 property transfers registered in the property records in November, according to figures released by the INE this week. This is 11.8% lower than in the same month of 2018. 86.5% of those properties were urban and 13.5% were rural. In the case of urban properties, 56.4% were home sales. The number of 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