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Disposable Income Falling as House Prices Rise

Mortgages account for 41% of salary, on average

In 2019, the average monthly mortgage repayment was 591 euros, in Spain, according to the College of Notaries. Looking at renting, the average monthly rent was 966 euros. In both cases, the percentage or monthly income allocated to housing costs is well above that recommended by the Bank of Spain. “The economic capacity of families Continue Reading

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

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

Home Mortgage Borrowing Up 16%

Home Mortgage Borrowing Up 16%

In May this year there were 34,883 new mortgages registered for housing purchases in Spain, 11.2% more year-on-year. The total borrowed capital for the new home loans reached a massive 4,330.1 million euros, an annual increase of 16.8%, according to data from the INE. Interest Rates Looking at all new mortgages taken in May, the Continue Reading

Average Mortgage Value Increased in April

Average Mortgages Value Increased in April

The number of new mortgages taken on homes in April was 29,032, which is 0.1% less than in April 2018. The average amount of the loans was 124,655 euros, an annual increase of 0.7%, according to data from the INE. The total capital loaned on properties in April reached 5,325.6 million euros, a 2.6% fall Continue Reading

Increase in Home Mortgages in November

21,698 new home loans taken in November

The number of new mortgage loans taken out in November 2018 was 29,709, representing a fall of 1.6% year-on-year. The average amount of capital loaned was €167,486, reflecting an annual decrease of 4.4%. In November, the number of new mortgage loans taken for the acquisition of a property increased by 2.6% year-on-year, to reach 23,181 Continue Reading

Number of New Mortgages Up in August

Number of New Mortgages Up in August

The number of new mortgages taken on homes in August was 28,755, which is 6.8% more than in August 2017. The average amount borrowed was 122,424 euros, representing an increase of 9.8%, according to figures from the INE. The total value of mortgages taken on all urban properties was a massive 5,440 million euros, 11% Continue Reading

More Buyers Taking a Mortgage

More Buyers Taking a Mortgage

Over the last 12 months, the percentage of property buyers who needed a mortgage to purchase a home has increased form 71% in 2017, to 75% in 2018. 64% of those buyers were able to make their purchase with only a mortgage and their own savings, whereas 11% needed bank financing and family support. This Continue Reading

Home Mortgage Approvals Up 3.9%

Home Mortgage Approvals Up 3.9%

There were 30,600 new home mortgages approved in June. This represents an increase of 3.9% when compared to June in the previous year. The average amount of the new mortgage loans was 123,896 euros, an increase of 5.1%, according to the latest figures from the INE. The total amount of capital loaned in June reached Continue Reading