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Tag Archives: March 2016

70% of Spaniards Prefer Ownership to Rental

A new report, released by property portal fotocasa, titled “The Spanish and Their Relation to Housing, 2015” shares interesting insight about the thoughts and knowledge of Spaniards in relation to the housing market in Spain. The report was prepared in order to analyse how the economic conditions of recent years have affected the attitude of Continue Reading

Foreclosures Fell by 11.6% in Q1

The number of evictions carried out between January and March this year represented an annual decrease of 11.6%, with 16,688 evictions performed across the country. The number represents the biggest fall since the first quarter of 2014 when the historical data series began. Location The number of foreclosures fell in 14 of the country’s 17 Continue Reading

Real-Estate in Spain “is stabilising”

According to the latest House Price Index from Tinsa, the price of housing in Spain increased by 1.3% in May, when compared to the same month in the previous year. From January to May the increase is 1.5%, slightly below the 1.9% registered for January to April, further confirming a stabilisation in the real-estate market. Continue Reading

Mortgage Approvals Up 14.5% in March

The National Institute of Statistics (INE) have released data detailing new mortgage lending in March 2016 and it shows that there were 14.5% more mortgage approvals than in the same month in 2015. When looking at the total of all mortgages approved, the average amount increased by 1.7% over the same month in 2015, to Continue Reading

Mortgage Approvals Increased in March

Following a great start to the year in terms of the number of property sales, mortgage statistics released today further demonstrate the improvements we are seeing in the Spanish property market. Cinco Dias reported that 46.7% of property purchases in March required external financing, an increase of 61% from the low that was seen in Continue Reading

Residential Property Sales Increased 16.8% in March

March saw an increase in property sales of 8.5% when compared to the same period in 2015, reaching 66,645 transactions. Of those properties, 83.4% were for urban properties, of which, 57.4% were private homes. The number of rural properties sold decreased by 5.2% on the annual rate, to stand at 11,058, while sales of urban Continue Reading

Tourist Spend Increased 10% in March

The total expenditure of international tourists visiting Spain increased in March when compared to the same period last year. Total tourist spend in March was 4,838 million Euros, representing an increase of 10% over March 2015. Despite the overall increase in total spending, both the average daily spend, and the average expenditure per tourist fell Continue Reading

Rural Tourism Increased Significantly in March

As the Costa del Sol slips into May and the temperatures begin to climb Spain is preparing itself for the annual influx of tourists. However, the mild months of March and April have already brought record numbers of travellers to our fine shores. Holiday stays in apartments, campsites and rural tourism (non-hotel accommodation) have shown Continue Reading

Spain Received 4.8 Million Tourists in March

March was another great month for tourism in Spain with 4.8 million international visitors arriving, representing a 16.1% increase over March 2015. The UK once again provided the majority of those travellers with 1.1 million Brits visiting our sunny shores. With the weather they have been having lately it’s not surprising! Brits made up 23.1% Continue Reading

Overnight Stays Increased in March

March was another good month in terms of tourist numbers, and another good month for the country’s hoteliers. Overnight stays increased in March by 17.6%, when compared to the same month last year. Over 21 million overnight stays were registered across the country, making March the third consecutive month to see increases. When looking at Continue Reading