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British Still Most Numerous Foreign Buyers

Brits still dominate sales to foreign buyers

The sale of property to foreign buyers fell by 3.2% in the first half of 2019. Non-resident foreign buyers accounted for 41% of those transactions, a fall of 9.7%. Resident foreign buyers accounted for 59%, representing an increase of 1.9%, according to data from the General Council of Notaries. Purchases by foreign buyers varied greatly Continue Reading

Property Market Stable in September

Property Market Stable in September

There was 42,538 property sales/purchases in September, according to data from the General Council of Notaries. On the annual rate this figure is unchanged from the previous year. When compared to August the monthly variation is a fall of 4.8%. By type of housing, the sale of apartments showed a slight decrease of 1.2%. This Continue Reading

House Prices Continue to Rise in October

House prices continue to grow across Spain

The price of second-hand property in Spain increased by 0.1% in October, when compared to September. On a year-on-year basis the increase was 2.4%. This change brings the average cost per square metre to 1,892 euros, according to the fotocasa real estate index. This is the fifth consecutive October to show an annual increase. The Continue Reading

Housing Market Will Continue to Grow

Housing Market Will Continue to Grow

Mortgage data released by the INE suggests a significant slowdown in lending from banks for the purchase of a home. Specifically, the number of loans granted in August was down 29.9% when compared to August of the previous year. A little over 20,000 new mortgages were approved which is the lowest monthly figure since October Continue Reading

Housing Sales Slow Dramatically in August

The Canary Islands saw an 18.8% fall in sales

The number of home sales in Spain decreased dramatically in August with a 21.1% fall when compared to August 2018. When compared to July 2019, the fall is 26.1%, according to data from the INE. This follows similar data announced by the notaries earlier this week that the housing market had collapsed in August. Figures Continue Reading

House Prices Down in Third Quarter

Prices fell 0.47% in Andalusia

The average price of second-hand housing in Spain stood at 1,696 euros per square metre at the end of September. This figure represents a fall of 1.15% when compared to the previous quarter. However, when compared to Q3 in the previous year, the variation is +2.63%. On a monthly basis, the figure is 0.09% lower 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

Property Prices Remaining Stable in 2019

Property Prices Remaining Stable in 2019

During the first six months of this year the average price of housing has grown 0.1% to stand at 1,637 euros p/m² in June, according to the Ministry of Development. The year-on-year increase in the second quarter reached 3.1%, led by the communities of Madrid (+5.2%), the Balearic Islands (+5%), and Catalonia (+4.3%). The quarterly 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

Costa del Sol Busy with Tourists in July

Costa del Sol Busy with Tourists in July

The Costa del Sol is once again a tourist mecca with 2.2 million passengers passing through Malaga airport in July. Those travellers moved on 15,900 flights, according to airport operator AENA. These figures represent an increase of 3.8% in passenger numbers and 2.5% more flight operations, when compared to July in the previous year. The Continue Reading