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July 29th, 2014

The Most Popular Spanish Properties for Sale The Most Popular Spanish Rental Properties Spain Registers Historic Drop in Unemployment Home Mortgages Fell by 3.4% in May Renting an Apartment in Summer Cheaper than a Hotel Spain Received Record 28 Million International Tourists to June Spain Registers 0.23% Increase in Housing Stock in 2013 Renfe Reports AVE Passenger ...

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July 29th, 2014

The total number of new mortgages granted on homes recorded in the property registers stood at 17,963 in May, which is a drop of 3.4% compared with the same month in 2013, according to data released on Friday by the National Statistics Institute, based on figures from deeds carried out ...

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July 28th, 2014

  Teachers in Andalucia must exercise caution when recommending a book to their students that is not included in the official textbook program, as the centre can be persecuted by the Junta’s education inspection. This prohibition comes from an Andalusian ruling intended to avoid discrimination between the students, based on their ...

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July 28th, 2014

According to the latest Frontur Inbound Tourism Survey results, released by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, Spain posted a new record for the first half of this year with a total of 28 million inbound tourists, representing an increase of 7.3% over the same period of 2013. Between January ...

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July 28th, 2014

Around half a million new homes per year were added to the official housing statistics from 2001 to 2009, but since 2010 the increase in new homes has moderated every year and, according to recent data released by the Ministry of Development, the total housing stock in Spain stood at ...

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July 25th, 2014

The number of passengers who travelled on Renfe’s AVE Long Distance rail service in the first half of the year rose by 20.3%, compared with the same period last year, reaching a total of 8.58 million passengers. In the case of the Long Distance trains, passenger numbers increased by 5.4% ...

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July 25th, 2014

Tinsa’s IMIE Local Markets index for the second quarter of 2014 confirms that the stabilisation of property prices which began in 2013 is continuing. The report shows an average decline in prices of 3.9% for the country as a whole, compared to same period in 2013, which is more moderate ...

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July 24th, 2014

Only 36% of Spanish families went on holiday in 2013, which is 4% less than in 2012, while the average expenditure per family was around 1,000 euros, according to the results of a study carried out by AIS Consulting Group. The number of Spanish families who earmark part of their budget ...

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July 24th, 2014

The interest of international and institutional investors in the Spanish commercial real estate market has hit a new post-crisis record. With nearly 2,500 million euros in the first half of 2014, investment grew by 110%, according to data from consultancy firm BNP Paribas Real Estate. The interest of these foreign ...

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July 23rd, 2014

The services sector in Spain recorded an increase in turnover of 2.1% in May, compared to the same month of 2013, thus accumulating nine consecutive months of year-on-year increases, according to provisional data published last week by the National Statistics Institute. The year-on-year increase registered in May is two tenths higher ...

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July 23rd, 2014

According to data from the EU statistics office, Eurostat, the Spanish construction sector is once again looking buoyant, as the production in this sector registered an increase of 42.4% year-on-year in May, the highest percentage in Europe. This percentage is well above the increases registered for the eurozone (3.5%) and ...

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July 22nd, 2014

Speaking at an event organised by the Chambers of Commerce of Andalusia, the President of the Spanish Government, Mariano Rajoy, maintained that the fiscal consolidation and structural reform policies implemented by the Government, together with the strengths of the Spanish economy, have enabled Spain to return to growth and job ...

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July 22nd, 2014

According to the Spanish Real Estate Situation report published by independent property value experts, Euroval, only 30% of the homes currently purchased in Spain are made with a mortgage, and 70% are financed without a mortgage or paid in cash, which is quite a contrast with the data which recorded ...

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July 22nd, 2014

The Most Popular Spanish Properties for Sale The Most Popular Spanish Rental Properties Rajoy Reiterates Success of Structural Reforms and Commitment to SMEs 70% of Homes Bought in Spain are Without a Mortgage Number of Unemployed Not Looking for Work Rose to 5% in 2013 Spanish Construction Sector Sees Fastest Growth in Europe 25% of New ...

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July 21st, 2014

The number of unemployed in Spain who, discouraged by the lack of economic expectations, gave up actively searching for a job, increased in 2013 to 5%, which is 1.7 percentage points higher than at the start of the crisis, according to an analysis prepared by the Institute of Economic Studies ...

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