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Fri, 15 May 2020

COVID-19 Hits Sales Figures in March

Empty beaches, empty real estate offices!

Figures released by the INE this week reflect the predicted decline of property sales in March with an 18.6% fall. This followed the return to positive monthly variations in February after six consecutive months of falls. Of course, the fall in March is a direct result of the declaration of a state of alarm by Continue Reading

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Tue, 28 Apr 2020

Cost of Renting Rises Despite Lockdown

Madrid: most expensive for renting

During the first quarter of 2020, the cost of renting a home in Spain has increased by 6.5%, a trend that is expected to continue despite the situation with corona virus. The increase is the largest recorded in a first quarter in over 14 years of data, according to the fotocasa real estate index. The Continue Reading

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Thu, 23 Apr 2020

Home Sales in Spain Slow in February

Andalusia saw 8,882 home sales in February

In February 2020 there were 89,710 property sales registered in the public records. This represents a fall of 1.1% when compared to February 2019. When compared to the previous month the variation is -0.5%, according to figures released by the INE. In terms of home sales, there was 44,104 registered sales recorded in the registers. Continue Reading

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Wed, 15 Apr 2020

Property Buyers Looking Beyond Cities

Not much space available in Spanish cities

Over three weeks of being confined to your home can make you wonder if it really is your home. According to a study carried out by Idealista, since the state of alarm was declared in Spain, the number of property buyers searching for a home within the provincial capitals has dropped from 44.1% to 38.8%. Continue Reading

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Mon, 06 Apr 2020

House Prices Down in First Quarter

House prices in Malaga fell 2.57% in Q1

According to a quarterly report from pisos.com, the average price of second-hand housing in Spain in March was 1,690 euros per square metre. This represents a decrease of 1.25% when compared to December 2019. Year-on-year, the fall is slightly smaller at -0.61%. When comparing March to February, the contraction is -0.89%. “The trend towards a Continue Reading

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Mon, 30 Mar 2020

Home Mortgage Borrowing Up in January

Home mortgage borrowing up 20% in Andalucia

January saw a 6.1% increase in the number of new home mortgages. The average amount, however, fell by 5% to 114,691 euros, according to data released by the INE. On all property types, the average amount also fell, with an average of 129,387 euros, 12.2% lower than the same month in 2019. The total amount Continue Reading

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Thu, 19 Mar 2020

Cost of Renting Continues to Rise

Ibiza Town has seen rental costs spiral up 93% in five years

In the last five years, the price of rental housing in Spain has increased by 50%, according to analysis by Fotocasa. It has long been subject for debate for the government when considering price caps for rental property, a tactic which few other countries have dared to try. But with the costs involved in buying Continue Reading

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Mon, 16 Mar 2020

Home Sales Up in Andalusia in January

The Canary Islands saw a massive 60% increase in sales

In January, there was 184,699 property transfers registered in the property registers. This is 7.7% lower than in the same month of the previous year. As for sales of homes, there was a 2.6% drop compared to January 2019. 86.6% of property sales registered in January correspond to urban properties and 13.4% to rustic properties. Continue Reading

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Mon, 09 Mar 2020

New Property Gaining Ground

Buyers have a large choice of new build

With new developments seeing a resurgence since dropping following the crisis, it is no wonder that in 2019, 37% of buyers chose a new property. This is significantly higher than the previous two years. In 2018 new property was the choice for 29% of buyers, and only 20% in 2017. Buyers are of course still Continue Reading

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Tue, 03 Mar 2020

Small Increase in House Prices in February

Palma de Mallorca saw prices grow 7.90%

The average price of second-hand property in Spain reached 1,705 euros per square metre in February. Compared to the same month in the previous year that represents an increase of 0.22%. When compared to January, it shows a slight fall of 0.01%. “Recent increases have moderated with similar levels of growth seen throughout the country, Continue Reading

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