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Home Mortgage Borrowing Up in 2019

December saw a huge 43% increase in new mortgages

In December, there were 30,285 new mortgage loans for home purchases, a massive 43% more than in December 2018. Compared to the previous month, the variation was +3.9%, according to figures released this week by the INE. The average amount of those loans fell slightly to 122,079 euros, a 4.2% drop. The total amount of Continue Reading

Andalusia Homes Sales Up in December

7,126 homes sold in Andalusia in December

There was 53,947 housing sales/purchases in December, an annual decrease of 1.2%, according to data from the Council of Notaries. By type of property, there was a 3.8% reduction in the sale of apartments, with both new properties (-15.1%) and second-hand properties (-0.7%) seeing a contraction in sales. Meanwhile, the sale of single-family homes reached Continue Reading

Property Prices Recovered in Third Quarter

Property prices up 3.2% year-on-year

In the third quarter of 2019 the sale of housing decreased across the country, falling 6.3% nationally, continuing the trend of the previous quarter. Only Murcia saw property sales increase with a 3.4% rise in sales, according to a report from the Notaries. Only Aragon and Catalonia managed to keep the fall below 2% (-0.2% Continue Reading

House Prices Down Slightly in November

Home mortgages increased 10% in November

Sales of housing in November reached 47,182 transactions, according to notaries. This represents a year-on-year fall of 5.6%. The average price per square metre of homes sold in November was €1,406, representing a slight fall of 0.4%. Meanwhile, there was a 10.3% increase in new mortgage loans taken for the purchase of a home in Continue Reading

Borrowing For Home Buying Up in July

Home borrowing increased in July, year-on-year

There was an increase of 13.1% in the number of new mortgages taken on homes in July, when compared to July 2018. However, the average amount of the loans taken fell by 2.5% to 121,414 euros, according to data from the INE. The total borrowed for home loans in July reached a massive 4,048 million Continue Reading

Slowdown in Property Sales in July

New property sales fell 33.1%

In July, there were 46,015 housing sales, an interannual fall of 20.8%, according to a report from the General Council of Notaries. By type of housing, there was a 21.6% year-on-year fall in the sale of apartments, while sales of single-family homes fell by 17.5%. The falls were due to a fall of 33.1% in Continue Reading

Home Sales Slump in June

Home Sales Slump in June

In June, there was 46,527 transactions involving the sale/purchase of housing in Spain, an annual fall of 18.9%. The average price per square metre of homes sold in June was €1,435, an annual increase of 1%, according to data from the Council of Notaries. The fall in sales was mainly due to a large fall Continue Reading

New Property Sales Rebound in April

New Property Sales Rebound in April

In April, there was 50,172 property sales, an annual increase of 1.06%, according to data from the General Council of Notaries. The increase was due exclusively to the considerable increase in the sale of new properties (+18.6% year-on-year), while there was a drop in sales of second-hand properties (-1.6%). The sale of single-family homes increased Continue Reading

Home Sales Slowed in March

Home Sales Slowed in March

Property sales in Spain stood at 50,659 transactions in March, a year-on-year fall of 2.9%, according to data from the General Council of Notaries. By type of property, the sale of flats showed a strong year-on-year drop of 5.4%. The fall can be attributed to a drop in sales of both new apartments (-9.3%) and Continue Reading

February Saw an Increase in Housing Mortgages

February Saw an Increase in Housing Mortgages

In February, there were 31,018 new mortgages taken in Spain, 9.2% more than in the same month last year. The average amount of the new loans reached 123,911 euros, an increase of 2.9%, according to data from the INE. The value of all mortgages taken for property reached 6,804.3 million euros which is 31.2% more Continue Reading