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Property Sales Up Slightly in May Thu, 18 Jul 2019

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

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Average Mortgage Value Increased in April Thu, 04 Jul 2019

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

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Cost of Renting Increased in April Mon, 01 Jul 2019

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

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High Net Worth Investors Flocking to Malaga Thu, 27 Jun 2019

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

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6.4 Years Salary to Buy a Home in Spain Mon, 24 Jun 2019

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

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Increase in Passengers and Flights at Malaga Thu, 20 Jun 2019

Increase in Passengers and Flights at Malaga

As the mercury rises, so does the number of visitors to the Costa del Sol. Thus, in May, Malaga Airport saw almost 2 million passengers travelling on almost 14,000 flights! Specifically, the airport handled 1,914,220 passengers in May, an increase of 4.2% when compared to the same month in 2018. Travellers moved on 13,988 flights, Continue Reading

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Andalucía Most Popular for Holiday Homes Mon, 17 Jun 2019

26% of Spain's holiday homes are in Andalucia

81% of owners of a home in Spain say they would not put their homes into the holiday rental market, while only 16% said they would consider it. The other 3% say they already have their property available for short-term rentals, according to a report from fotocasa. These numbers are very similar to 2018, meaning Continue Reading

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Housing Sales Slowed in April Thu, 13 Jun 2019

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

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New Property Sales Rebound in April Mon, 10 Jun 2019

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

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Used Property Prices Up Slightly in May Thu, 06 Jun 2019

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

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