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Number of New Mortgages Increased in April

New mortgages up 34.2% in April

There were 27,724 new mortgages for home purchases in April, 34.2% more than in the same month of the previous year. The average amount of the new mortgages was 123,256 euros, according to the latest figures from the INE. The average amount showed an increase of 9.1%. when compared to April 2017. Compared to the Continue Reading

Mortgage Approvals Fell in March

March 2018 mortgage loans avarage

The number of new mortgages approved in March was 26,350. This represents a fall of 5.2%, when compared to the same month in the previous year. The average mortgage amount was 119,783 euros, an annual increase of 4.6%, according to the latest data from the INE. The total value of new mortgages on urban properties Continue Reading

Foreigners Account For 6.9% of Mortgages in 2017

The number of new mortgages registered in 2017 was 310,640, an increase of 10.9% with respect to 2016. The autonomous communities with the highest number of new mortgages were Andalucía (60,026), Comunidad de Madrid (56,866), Cataluña (50,848) and Comunidad Valenciana (32,408). Of all the autonomous communities the number of new mortgages on housing increased with Continue Reading

Used Property Prices Up 2.21% in February

The average price of second-hand housing in Spain in February was 1,574 euros per square metre. This represents a fall of -0.06% compared to January, when the price per unit area was 1,575 euros. When compared to February 2017 the variation was +2.21%. According to Ferran Font, director of studies at pisos.com, “recovery is a Continue Reading

Number of Home Mortgages Fell in November

Number of new mortgages fell in November

The average amount of new mortgages approved in November was 145,769 euros. This is 15.1% higher than in the same month in 2016. This is according to the latest data released by the INE. The number of new mortgages on homes was 24,882. This represents a 3.7% fall compared to the previous year. The average Continue Reading

Mortgage Approvals Increased in October

Mortgage Approvals Increased in October

The number of new home mortgage approvals in October was just short of twenty-five thousand (24,706). This is 8.2% more than in the same month in 2016. The average amount of the new mortgages was 120,628 euros, an annual increase of 9.2%. The value of mortgages for urban property reached a massive 4,824.9 million euros. Continue Reading

Spanish Property Market in Good Shape for 2018

Some cities suffer from lack of space for new builds

A report by pisos.com says the good performance of the Spanish property market has been clearly demonstrated by the statistics for 2017 and has continued to move in a positive direction throughout the year. Everything seems to indicate that prices, purchases, mortgages and new construction licences are in a state of stable growth and may Continue Reading

Mortgage Clause Claims Exceed Expectations

The courts are overwhelmed by the number of claims

The provincial courts that were created at the beginning of summer to handle the barrage of lawsuits against banks for abusive mortgage clauses are receiving around 1,000 cases per day. According to the data handled by the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), between January 1st and November 5th, the 54 courts have registered a Continue Reading

Spanish Property Sales Increased in May

New mortgages fell 1.4% in May

The number of property sales in Spain stood at 47,145 transactions in May, according to data released by the General Council of Notaries. This represents a year-on-year increase of 17.5% when compared to May in the previous year. By type of housing, the sale of used property showed an annual increase of 20.4% while sales Continue Reading

Purchase and Sale of Housing Fell in April

House purchases fell by 2% in April

The total amount of housing purchase and sale transactions in April 2017 was 40,005, representing a year-on-year decline of 2%. Transactions involving resale property increased by 1.2%, while the sale of new property fell by 10.7%, year-on-year. The sale of single-family properties showed an annual variation of -3.8%, while sales of flats fell by 1.5%. Continue Reading