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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

Record Passenger Numbers at Málaga Airport

Record Passenger Numbers at Málaga Airport

In February Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport handled a 9.2% increase in passenger numbers when compared to the same month in 2018. Staff at the airport also dealt with a 6.1% increase in the number of flight operations. There were 1,052,194 passengers and 8,140 take-offs/landings in February, according to airport operator AENA. The vast majority of Continue Reading

Property Prices Up 2.6% in January

The average home loan in January was €135,616

Purchases and sales of homes reached 40,388 transactions in January, a slight year-on-year increase of 0.3%, according to the General Council of Notaries. By type of housing, the sale of apartments showed a year-on-year fall of 1.3%. Meanwhile, transactions for second-hand homes fell by 1.5%, while sales of new property increased by 0.1%. The sale Continue Reading

Málaga Airport Had Busiest Year Ever in 2018

Málaga Airport handled over 19m passengers in 2018

In terms of passenger numbers, 2018 was the busiest year in the history of Málaga Costa del Sol Airport. This is according to figures released by airport operator, AENA. Beating 2017’s record, which fell slightly short of 19 million passengers, growth in both the domestic and international sectors brought 19,021,704 passengers through the airport. This Continue Reading

Housing Finished 2018 With a Price Increase

December saw prices increase 20.73% in Madrid

The number of purchases/sales of homes in Spain reached 47,254 in November, according to the General Council of Notaries. This represents an annual decrease of 3.6%. The sale of flats showed a significant annual fall dropping 6.5% year-on-year. This was due to falls in sales of both new property (-7.1%) and also second-hand properties (-5.5%). Continue Reading

Cost of Renting in Spain Fell in November

Cost of Renting in Spain Fell in November

The average price of renting a home in Spain dropped by 0.5% in November. This takes the average price per square metre, per month down to €8.18, according to data from Fotocasa. As for the year-on-year variation, the cost of renting increased by 0.6%, when compared to November last year. This continues the annual increases Continue Reading

Home Sales Increased in October

Home Sales Increased in October

The number of homes sold in October was 49,515, according to the General Council of Notaries. This represents an increase of 8.4% when compared to the same month last year. By type of property, the sales of flats showed an increase of 6.2%, while sales of single-family homes showed an increase of 16.5%, year-on-year. The 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

Brexit willl have “no affect” on Brits living in Spain

Borrell said "Brexit will not affect" Brits in Spain

With the Brexit negotiations continuing into their third year it is no surprise that expats in Spain are concerned about what any final deal will mean for their rights here in Spain. But despite little attention from the British Government, a ray of light seems to have been thrown on the subject from a rather Continue Reading

Used Property Prices Maintain Growth

Used Property Prices Maintain Growth

Average property prices of second-hand housing in Spain in October 2018 reached 1,656 euros per square metre. This represents a small monthly increase of 0.21%, when compared to September. Looking at the annual variation, the increase is 6.03% over the price seen in October 2017 (1,562 euros/m²). “Everything points to prices maintaining their upward trend,” Continue Reading