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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

Second Hand Property Prices up in August

Second Hand Property Prices up in August

In August, the average price of second hand property in Spain fell by 0.5% when compared to the previous month. Year-on-year the price increased by 3%, bringing the average price to €1,891 p/m², according to data from the fotocasa price index. With this annual increase, this is the third August in a row to see Continue Reading

Rental Prices Moderating Across Spain

Rental Prices Moderating Across Spain

The average cost of renting a property in Spain increased by just 0.3% in July to stand at €8.54 p/m² per month. This brings us close to the price seen in December 2009 when the average was €8.55 p/m² per month. On a year-on-year basis, the price of rental housing increased 2.1% and continues to Continue Reading

Foreign Buyers Prefer the Islands

Spain's Islands are most popular with foreigners

The Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands and the Valencian Community are the most popular regions of Spain for foreign property buyers. Autonomous communities with high tourist density, islands and Mediterranean coastal areas, lead the demand for housing purchases by foreigners. In the Balearic and Canary Islands foreigners made 27.4% of the home purchases in each Continue Reading

Home Sales Slowed Across Spain in June

Home Sales Slowed Across Spain in June

In June, there were 81,218 property sales recorded in the property registers, 7.7% less than in the same month last year. 86.9% of the sales were for urban properties, with 13.1% being rural. In the case of urban, 58.1% were home sales. The number of rural property sales fell by 10.7% in June on 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

Cost of Renting Increased in April

Renting is 0.8% more expensive in Spain since May

In April, the cost of renting a home in Spain registered a monthly increase of 0.8% to put the average cost per square metre at 8.54 euros per month. This price returns us to figures similar to those seen in December 2009, when the price stood at 8.55 euros/m² per month. Looking at the annual Continue Reading

High Net Worth Investors Flocking to Malaga

Beautiful Málaga, popular with buyers and tourists

Malaga, the capital of the Costa del Sol, has edged its way into the list of the most desirable places to buy a house. Thanks to its climate, museums, culture and accessibility, the city has become a magnet for investors and homeowners. Home buyers in Malaga are both national and international. British, Scandinavian, Belgian and Continue Reading

6.4 Years Salary to Buy a Home in Spain

The cost of living in Spain grew 1% in 2018

The cost of living in Spain continues to grow as seen in the change in the annual CPI which, in 2018, grew by 1%. And when it comes to housing, the variation followed the same trend. According to a report from Fotocasa and InfoJobs, in December 2018 the average cost of rental housing in Spain 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