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Andalucia Most Profitable For Rental Property

Rental property in Cadiz is the most profitable

The profitability of putting your property in the rental market in coastal areas of Spain has been increasing year after year. Look for example at Cadiz, in Andalucia, where the profitability has risen to 7.5%, 0.6 points above the national average (6.9%). “Housing continues to give very high returns close to 7% on average. This 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

Cost of Renting Rises Despite Lockdown

Madrid: most expensive for renting

During the first quarter of 2020, the cost of renting a home in Spain has increased by 6.5%, a trend that is expected to continue despite the situation with corona virus. The increase is the largest recorded in a first quarter in over 14 years of data, according to the fotocasa real estate index. The Continue Reading

Property Buyers Looking Beyond Cities

Not much space available in Spanish cities

Over three weeks of being confined to your home can make you wonder if it really is your home. According to a study carried out by Idealista, since the state of alarm was declared in Spain, the number of property buyers searching for a home within the provincial capitals has dropped from 44.1% to 38.8%. Continue Reading

House Prices Down in First Quarter

House prices in Malaga fell 2.57% in Q1

According to a quarterly report from pisos.com, the average price of second-hand housing in Spain in March was 1,690 euros per square metre. This represents a decrease of 1.25% when compared to December 2019. Year-on-year, the fall is slightly smaller at -0.61%. When comparing March to February, the contraction is -0.89%. “The trend towards a Continue Reading

Cost of Renting Continues to Rise

Ibiza Town has seen rental costs spiral up 93% in five years

In the last five years, the price of rental housing in Spain has increased by 50%, according to analysis by Fotocasa. It has long been subject for debate for the government when considering price caps for rental property, a tactic which few other countries have dared to try. But with the costs involved in buying Continue Reading

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

Renting Costs Increase Across Spain

Tenants need 5.1% more to rent in Spain

Renting a property finished 2019 5.1% more expensive than at the start of the year. The average price per square metre per month stood at €10.18 in December. This is the highest national average price since 2006, beating the previous high of €10.12 per square metre per month, which was seen in May 2007. Additionally, Continue Reading

2020 Opens with a Slight Drop in House Prices

Good news for buyers as prices fall slightly

Second hand housing in Spain saw a small price drop in January with prices shrinking by 0.3%, when compared to December. The annual variation was -1.9%, bringing the average price per square metre to 1,841 euros, according to the fotocasa real estate index. The national average is a massive 40% lower than the average in Continue Reading