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July 3rd, 2015

International tourists visiting Spain spent a record 21,809 million euros in the first five months of the year, which is an increase of 8.4% compared to the same period in 2014. The average daily expenditure rose by 4.4%, to 116 euros, and the average expenditure per tourist increased by 3.1%, to ...

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July 3rd, 2015

The number of mortgages constituted on homes listed in the Property Registers stood at 18,857 in April, which is 21.4% more than in the same month of 2014, according to the latest data from the National Statistics Institute, which pointed out that this data is derived from transactions carried out ...

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July 2nd, 2015

According to data prepared by the Spanish Camping Federation (FEEC), the average occupancy rate nationwide in Spain's campsites during the months of July and August will be around 70%. This predicted level of occupancy represents an increase of 20% over that registered in 2012, for example, and places this sector as ...

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July 2nd, 2015

Data from a recent study carried out by the real estate rental management franchise, Arrentum, on the 'Desire of the Residential Consumer in Spain', reveals that the choice of renting a home is increasing among mainly young people and retirees. According to the study, 41.7% of those surveyed aged between 18 ...

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July 1st, 2015

The 69th issue of the Kyero Spanish house price index has just been released to reflect the most recent asking prices of every property advertised on Kyero.com. Download it by clicking the image (150kB pdf) Download the full price index spreadsheet Overall, average asking prices stayed roughly level since Q1 2015 at €234,000 for ...

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July 1st, 2015

Issue 24 of the quarterly Kyero Enquiry Report (1Mb pdf) is now available.  It summarises the properties that attracted the most visitor enquiries on Kyero.com from April to June 2015. You can use this report when buying or selling a property in Spain to gauge market interest and the resale potential of a particular type of property ...

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July 1st, 2015

As at 1st January 2015, the number of inhabitants in Spain stood at 46,439,864 persons, which is 0.14% less than the figure registered a year earlier (72,335 persons less). In 2013, the reduction registered was significantly higher, at 0.46% (-220,130). During 2014 a total of 78,785 Spaniards left the country, which ...

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July 1st, 2015

The Alpha real estate network, which has more than 170 offices throughout Spain and Latin America, recently announced that they are seeing a growing trend in the number of young tenants becoming owners of their own home. Vice President of the company, Jesús Duque, said that: "since last summer, we have ...

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June 30th, 2015

Spanish hotels recorded 28 million overnight stays in the month of May, which is 5% more than in the same month of 2014, according to recent data released by the National Statistics Institute. The year-on-year increase in hotel stays in May, the sixth consecutive rise, is due mainly to the 5.8% ...

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June 30th, 2015

Bankinter has launched a new 2.05% fixed interest rate mortgage with a 10 year repayment period. When the term of the loan is 15 or 20 years, the interest rate rises to 2.40% and 2.75%, respectively. In order to be eligible for the 2.05% fixed interest rate, the mortgage applicant shall ...

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June 29th, 2015

In 2014, the price level of consumer goods and services in Spain stood at seven points below the European Union (EU) average, with only the price of cars and other vehicles slightly exceeding the EU average, according to a recent report published by the European Commission statistical office, Eurostat. Specifically, the ...

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June 29th, 2015

Property valuations for potential mortgage guarantees conducted in the first quarter of 2015 increased by 18.5% in number and by 35% in value compared to those made in the first quarter of 2014, according to data from the Spanish Valuation Association (AEV), responsible for 90% of the turnover of the ...

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June 26th, 2015

The average number of foreign citizens registered with the Spanish Social Security system stood at 1,663,217 in May, representing an increase over April of 3.44%, or 55,334 social security contributors. A total of 901,882 of these foreign contributors are men and 761,335 are women. The May increase in contributors is the ...

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June 26th, 2015

In 2007, the year in which the housing bubble in Spain reached its peak, people would queue at real estate developers’ doors to buy off plan apartments on the premise that "tomorrow will be 6,000 euros more expensive". In the first quarter of that year housing transactions were closed with ...

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June 25th, 2015

Spain has registered another new record for international tourist arrivals, receiving 22.5 million visitors between January and May, representing an increase of 5.1% over the same period in 2014, equivalent to 1.1 million additional tourists, according to the latest Frontur tourist border movements survey, released this week by the Ministry ...

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