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Home Sales Increase Following End of Lockdown

Sales of second-hand property up 18.8%

In July, there was 144,522 property transfers registered in the property registers, 21.5% less than in the same month of 2019. However, compared to June 2020, the number of transfers increased by 28.6% showing that the lifting of some of the Covid restrictions is bringing life back to the property market. The total number of Continue Reading

Second-Hand House Prices Up 30% Since 2015

Prices in Palma de Mallorca are up 58%

The cumulative price of second-hand homes in Spain has increased by 15% over the last five years (since June 2015), according to data from property portal Fotocasa. “The price of second-hand housing at the end of 2019 suffered the first decrease in year-on-year prices following almost four years of uninterrupted increases. Since then, prices have Continue Reading

Price of Rental Housing Fell in July

The cost of renting in Malaga fell by 1.3%

The price of rental property in Spain fell slightly in July, recording a monthly variation of -0.8%. When compared to the same month in the previous year, the variation is +7.9%. This change puts the average cost per square metre per month at €10.73, according to the real estate index from fotocasa. The national average Continue Reading

House Prices See Slight Fall in July

Madrid is the priciest housing

The price of second-hand housing in Spain fell by -0.7% year-on-year in July. This places the average cost per square metre at 1,888 euros. The national average is a massive 38% lower than the average in Madrid! Thirteen autonomous communities presented positive monthly data in July. The community with the highest increase in second-hand house Continue Reading

Property Market Shows Positive Signs in June

Buyers are coming back to the property market

As the country starts trying to get back to some sense or normality following lockdown, the property market recovered slightly. In June, there were 112,383 property transfers registered. Although this represents a 37.1% increase when compared to May, it is still 33% lower than in June 2019. When looking only at the sale of homes, Continue Reading

Post-Covid Property Interest Remains Stable

Property buyers at similar levels post-covid

Post-corona housing demand appears to remain at similar levels to those seen before the national health crisis. 13% are seeking a rental property, while another 13% are looking to buy a home. Of course, the COVID-19 crisis altered everyone’s plans, including in the real estate market. However, the recorded demand has not fallen as much Continue Reading

New Buyers Could Save Property Market

Property viewings have changed lately

The latest property sales data released by the INE for April 2020, shows a decrease of 39.2%, more than double the 18.6% fall we saw in March. This is of course due to the state of alarm introduced across Spain in March to control the coronavirus and the figures do not come as a surprise. Continue Reading

Price of Second-Hand Homes Up in May

Prices fell 2.1% in Barcelona in May

Despite the state of alarm and the lockdown measures in Spain, the price of a second-hand home increased by 1.3% in May, when compared to April. The year-on-year variation is -1.1%. The change puts the average price per square metre at 1,878 euros, according to figures from the fotocasa real estate index. Prices by Autonomous Continue Reading

Home Purchases by Foreigners Up in 2019

European buyers dominate sales to foreigners

In the second half of 2019, the sale of housing to foreign buyers increased by 0.5% year-on-year, according to figures released by the General Council of Notaries. Sales to foreign buyers recovered from the 3.2% decline which we saw in the first half of the year. Non-resident foreign buyers accounted for 42% of operations, a Continue Reading

COVID-19 Hits Sales Figures in March

Empty beaches, empty real estate offices!

Figures released by the INE this week reflect the predicted decline of property sales in March with an 18.6% fall. This followed the return to positive monthly variations in February after six consecutive months of falls. Of course, the fall in March is a direct result of the declaration of a state of alarm by Continue Reading