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March 4th, 2015

BBVA has expanded its real estate offer in Marbella (Málaga) with 100 luxury homes for sale in the Samara Resort, located in Los Altos de los Monteros, which have terraces of up to 188 square metres with sea views. El Economista reported that, according to the real estate branch of the ...

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March 3rd, 2015

Data from the latest Egatur tourist expenditure survey, released by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, show that international tourists’ expenditure in Spain in January registered the highest figure in the comparable series for that month, reaching 3,402 million euros and a year-on-year increase of 9.5%. The result was due ...

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March 3rd, 2015

According to a report released last week by the Spanish Government’s Ministry of Public Works, the average price of private housing in Spain rose by 0.5% in the last quarter of 2014, representing its first quarterly increase since the start of 2008, the year the crisis began, bringing the average ...

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March 2nd, 2015

The rate of inflation in the eurozone fell to -0.6% in January, from -0.2% in December, which is its lowest level since July 2009, and represents the greatest drop in prices in the region of the comparable historical series, Eurostat confirmed last week. The fall in prices in the eurozone, which ...

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March 2nd, 2015

The number of new mortgages constituted on housing in Spain increased by 1.6% in 2014, compared to the previous year, reaching a total of 202,954, and represents a return to positive rates following seven years of declines, according to the latest data published by the Spanish National Statistics Institute. Since 2007, ...

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February 27th, 2015

The 2015 Mobile World Congress is set to take place in Barcelona from 2nd to 5th March in the Fira Gran Vía, and will be officially opened by Spain’s Minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria. One of the highlights of this international trade fair event, which showcases the ...

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February 27th, 2015

According to a study carried out by the online student rental accommodation portal, Uniplaces, owners of empty homes in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia are losing around 334.4 million euros a month by not renting out their properties to students. Specifically, these three provinces account for a total of 760,436 empty ...

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February 26th, 2015

Spanish hotel establishments recorded a total of 13.3 million overnight stays in January, and registered an increase of 4.2% over the same month of 2014, driven by both domestic and international tourism, according to figures published this week by the Spanish National Statistics Institute. In contrast, the average length of stay ...

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February 26th, 2015

Real estate investment in Spain reached 10,200 million euros in 2014, according to a report by real estate consultants, CBRE, a figure which was only previously exceeded in 2007. This places the Spanish real estate market as second in Europe, in terms of volume of investments, behind Sweden. The organisation explained ...

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February 25th, 2015

Spain’s tourism figures for the first month of 2015 were the best recorded for a month of January in the whole of the comparable historical series. According to data from the Frontur tourist border movements survey for January, prepared by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, the number of ...

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February 25th, 2015

After several months registering double-digit growth, the production in construction in Spain has once again slowed. The activity in this sector recorded an increase of just 1.6% in December 2014, compared with the same period in 2013, according to the European Union Statistical Office, Eurostat. This latest figure for Spanish construction ...

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February 24th, 2015

According to a recent study carried out by the real estate group, Tecnocasa, and the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), it is the three bedroom apartments, and those which do not have a lift, which are offering the greatest return on the rental market in Spain, in excess of 6%. The report, ...

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February 24th, 2015

The demand for housing in Spain will pick up again in 2015, with an increase in transactions of 15%, which will raise real estate prices by an average of 1.5%, and by up to 5% more in 2016, according to the bi-annual report on the real estate market in Spain ...

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February 23rd, 2015

The number of foreign contributors to the Spanish Social Security system stood at 1,516,056 in January, which is a decline of 2.36% compared with the previous month, representing 36,583 contributors less, according to the latest data released by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security. However, El Economista reported that the ...

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February 23rd, 2015

The latest Consumer Price Index data, published on Friday by the Spanish National Statistics Institute, reveals that the average price of rental housing fell by 0.6% during the month of January, which is one tenth less than in the previous month. This figure is almost half the rate of the ...

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