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Marbella Sees Boost in Hotel Investment Mon, 16 Apr 2018

The iconic hotel will reopen next year

The economic recovery that, according to multiple indicators, is being seen in Marbella is noticeable in the increase of hotel projects in the area. Marbella closed 2017 with a net increase of 924 new companies. In January, more than 28,000 tourists visited the town, an increase of 18.5% over the same month in the previous Continue Reading

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Average Rental Prices Increased During Q1 Wed, 11 Apr 2018

Rents increased 1.3% compared to February

At the close of the first quarter, rental prices had increased by 3.72%, when compared to the close of the previous quarter. This brought the average price to 780 euros. When compared to February, the increase is 1.3%. Compared to the same period in 2017, the increase is 15.56%, according to the latest data from Continue Reading

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Housing Sales Up 2.7% in February Mon, 09 Apr 2018

Sales of new property increased 2.4%

There were 39,945 housing sales in February, representing an annual increase of 2.7%, according to the latest report from the Council of Notaries. By type of property, the sale of apartments increased by 6.2%, while sales of single-family homes showed a notable fall of 11.6%, year-on-year. The increase in sales of apartments was due to Continue Reading

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4.2 Million Tourists Visited Spain in February Fri, 06 Apr 2018

4.2 million tourists visit Spain in February

4.2 million international tourists visited Spain in February, 2.6% more than in the same month in 2017. The UK was, as usual, the main source of visitors with 865,316 people heading to Spain from the British Isles. This accounts for 20.5% of the total visitors but also represents 5.9% fewer Brits when compared to February Continue Reading

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Used Housing Prices Up 2.2% in First Quarter Wed, 04 Apr 2018

Used property prices increased 2.2% in Q1

The price of used housing in Spain increased by 2.2% in the first quarter of the year. This brings the average price of a square metre to 1,621 euros, according to the latest idealista price index. When compared to the same period in 2017, the variation is +7.1%. Head of idealista studies, Fernando Encinar, says Continue Reading

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What to See and Do in Marbella Mon, 26 Mar 2018

Puerto Banus by night - a must see!

When you think of Marbella, images of the “Golden Mile” and its extravagant collection of celebrity-filled clubs, shiny restaurants and chic hotels spring to mind. Add to this a swanky marina in Puerto Banus full of mega-yachts and supercars and you have a ready-made playground for the rich and famous. Marbella, however, is a bit Continue Reading

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Urban Land Sales Increased in Last Quarter Thu, 22 Mar 2018

Urban land sales increased in Q4

The number of urban land sales in Spain, the total area and the total value of sales increased in the last quarter of 2017. However, the average price of a square metre of urban land decreased in the fourth quarter of 2017 to stand at 153 euros. This represents a fall of 10.9% year-on-year. When Continue Reading

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Málaga Airport Sees Passenger Numbers Rise Mon, 19 Mar 2018

Almost a million passengers in February

Málaga Airport handled 5.4% more passengers in February and 4.2% more flights than in the same month last year. Almost a million passengers (963,939) passed through on 7,671 flights, according to airport network AENA. The bulk of the passengers moved on commercial flights. Of these, 785,467 travelled on international flights, representing growth of 2.8%, when Continue Reading

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Property Sales Strong Start to 2018 Thu, 15 Mar 2018

Best January figures for 10 years

The Spanish real estate market started 2018 with force with the best January property sales figures for 10 years. In January there were 176,911 property transfers in the registers, 13.2% more than in the previous January. When looking only at residential, there were 94,060 property sales, a 23.1% increase when compared to last January. 85.4% Continue Reading

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New Housing Plan 2018-2021 Approved Tue, 13 Mar 2018

Minister for Development, Íñigo de la Serna

The Spanish Government has approved the new Housing Plan 2018-2021, which includes aid for tenants and buyers. The effects will be retroactive from January 1st. According to the Minister of Public Works, Íñigo de la Serna, “it is a plan that tries to satisfy real needs and that is especially focused on young people, the Continue Reading

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