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Andalusia Homes Sales Up in December Thu, 13 Feb 2020

7,126 homes sold in Andalusia in December

There was 53,947 housing sales/purchases in December, an annual decrease of 1.2%, according to data from the Council of Notaries. By type of property, there was a 3.8% reduction in the sale of apartments, with both new properties (-15.1%) and second-hand properties (-0.7%) seeing a contraction in sales. Meanwhile, the sale of single-family homes reached Continue Reading

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Renting Costs Increase Across Spain Fri, 07 Feb 2020

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

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2020 Opens with a Slight Drop in House Prices Wed, 05 Feb 2020

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

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Another Record Year for Malaga Airport Thu, 30 Jan 2020

Over a million passengers came to Malaga for winter sun

2019 was another record year for Malaga Airport reaching three milestones. In its hundredth year of operation the airport handled 19,856,299 passengers, 4.4% more than in 2018 and the highest figure for any year since opening in 1919. The second significant milestone was to reach and exceed 400 million passengers served since opening, and also Continue Reading

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Property Prices Recovered in Third Quarter Mon, 27 Jan 2020

Property prices up 3.2% year-on-year

In the third quarter of 2019 the sale of housing decreased across the country, falling 6.3% nationally, continuing the trend of the previous quarter. Only Murcia saw property sales increase with a 3.4% rise in sales, according to a report from the Notaries. Only Aragon and Catalonia managed to keep the fall below 2% (-0.2% Continue Reading

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Home Sales Up in Andalusia in November Wed, 22 Jan 2020

Andalucía saw home sales increase 2.7%

There was 152,699 property transfers registered in the property records in November, according to figures released by the INE this week. This is 11.8% lower than in the same month of 2018. 86.5% of those properties were urban and 13.5% were rural. In the case of urban properties, 56.4% were home sales. The number of Continue Reading

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House Prices Down Slightly in November Fri, 17 Jan 2020

Home mortgages increased 10% in November

Sales of housing in November reached 47,182 transactions, according to notaries. This represents a year-on-year fall of 5.6%. The average price per square metre of homes sold in November was €1,406, representing a slight fall of 0.4%. Meanwhile, there was a 10.3% increase in new mortgage loans taken for the purchase of a home in Continue Reading

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Rental Market Must be Priority in 2020 Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Increase in public rental property is important

Spain’s new government are expected to put the entire property market under the microscope, with the current rental problems taking a priority. It is, without a doubt, the biggest challenge in the housing market at the moment and has its origin in the growing imbalance between high demand and low supply. This has, of course, Continue Reading

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Used House Prices up 4.6% in 2019 Fri, 27 Dec 2019

House prices up almost 5% in 2019

The price of used housing in Spain has increased 4.6% during 2019. This increase puts the average cost per square metre at 1,763 euros, according to data from idealista. During the last quarter, the increase was 1.6%, although this is based only on provisional data. According to Fernando Encinar, head of studies at idealista, “the Continue Reading

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Price Still Main Factor for Tenants Wed, 18 Dec 2019

Young people returned to renting in 2019

During the course of 2019, 17% of people in Spain over the age of 18 have had some level of involvement in the rental market, either as landlords or as tenants. This percentage is an increase of three points when compared to 2018. In fact, thanks to this increase, the rental market has recovered to Continue Reading

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