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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

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

Home Mortgage Borrowing Up 16%

Home Mortgage Borrowing Up 16%

In May this year there were 34,883 new mortgages registered for housing purchases in Spain, 11.2% more year-on-year. The total borrowed capital for the new home loans reached a massive 4,330.1 million euros, an annual increase of 16.8%, according to data from the INE. Interest Rates Looking at all new mortgages taken in May, the Continue Reading

Property Sales Up Slightly in May

Brits made up 14.75% of foreign sales

There were 191,875 property transfers in May, which is 4.4% higher than in the same month last year. This is according to the latest data from the INE. In the case sales of properties in the property registers, there were 96,186, an annual increase of 3.1%. 85.9% of the sales in May correspond to urban 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

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

Housing Sales Slowed in April

Housing Sales Slowed in April

The number of properties transferred in the property registers in April was 170,518. This is 4.8% more than in the same month of 2018. However, looking only at the number of housing sales (41,049) there was a drop of 3.1%. This fall was led by the drop in the number of second-hand homes (33,368) which 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

Used Property Prices Up Slightly in May

Used Property Prices Up Slightly in May

The price of used housing in Spain registered a monthly increase of 0.2% during May, according to data from idealista. This brings the average cost per square metre of used housing to 1,712 euros. Compared to May 2018, the annual variation is +5.8%, nationally. The cities of Palma, Granada (both with +1.9%), and Santa Cruz Continue Reading