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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

Price Still Main Factor for Tenants

Young people returned to renting in 2019

During the course of 2019, 17% of people in Spain over the age of 18 have had some level of involvement in the rental market, either as landlords or as tenants. This percentage is an increase of three points when compared to 2018. In fact, thanks to this increase, the rental market has recovered to Continue Reading

Cost of Renting Up in October

Moving to a new rental costs 2.4% more

In October, the price of rental housing in Spain increased 2.4% when compared to September. On a year-on-year basis the increase was 3.6%, bringing the average price per square metre per month to €9.81. Across the autonomous communities the most expensive rental property is found in Madrid and Catalonia, with average prices of €14.82 p/m² Continue Reading

October Another Busy Month For Malaga

October Another Busy Month For Malaga

Malaga-Costa del Sol airport saw 1.8 million travellers pass through in October, an increase of 0.6% when compared to the same month last year. The passengers moved on 13,152 flights, a slight drop (-1.6%). The majority of passengers moved on commercial flights (1,870,398). Of these, 1.6 million were on international flights, 0.6% more than in Continue Reading

Property Market Stable in September

Property Market Stable in September

There was 42,538 property sales/purchases in September, according to data from the General Council of Notaries. On the annual rate this figure is unchanged from the previous year. When compared to August the monthly variation is a fall of 4.8%. By type of housing, the sale of apartments showed a slight decrease of 1.2%. This Continue Reading

Housing Market Will Continue to Grow

Housing Market Will Continue to Grow

Mortgage data released by the INE suggests a significant slowdown in lending from banks for the purchase of a home. Specifically, the number of loans granted in August was down 29.9% when compared to August of the previous year. A little over 20,000 new mortgages were approved which is the lowest monthly figure since October Continue Reading

Málaga Airport Records Busiest Ever September

The skies over Malaga were busy in September

For the first time in its 100 year history, Malaga airport saw more than 2 million passengers pass through in September. In fact, 2,026,920 travellers used the airport, an increase of 2.4% compared to the same month last year making it the busiest September ever. The increase in passengers was seen in both the international Continue Reading

Housing Sales Slow Dramatically in August

The Canary Islands saw an 18.8% fall in sales

The number of home sales in Spain decreased dramatically in August with a 21.1% fall when compared to August 2018. When compared to July 2019, the fall is 26.1%, according to data from the INE. This follows similar data announced by the notaries earlier this week that the housing market had collapsed in August. Figures Continue Reading

Over 10 million Tourists Chose Spain in August

Over 2 million Brits arrived in August

In August, Spain received a massive 10.1 million international tourists, 0.5% lower than in the same month last year. The UK was once again the main source of those tourists. Almost 2.2 million Brits chose Spain for their August holidays, representing 21.5% of the total, but a decrease of 3.1% when compared to August last Continue Reading