Spanish Property News The Latest Spanish Property News Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:00:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Spain Received Record 10.6 Million International Tourists in Q1 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:00:57 +0000 Spain closed the first quarter of the year with a record turnover of 10.6 million foreign tourists, which represents an increase of 5.3% over the same period in 2014, according to the latest Frontur tourist border movements survey data, published this week by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism. The survey showed that there […]]]> 0 Spain House Prices Have Dropped 31.3% Since Start of Crisis Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:00:59 +0000 An article published in the latest issue of the British magazine, The Economist, has estimated that housing prices in Spain have fallen by 31.3% since the beginning of the crisis, in the first quarter of 2008, and warns that they are still falling. This decline is the third largest recorded worldwide, among the 26 countries […]]]> 0 Self-Employed Foreigners in Spain Increased by 7.85% in February Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:00:29 +0000 Spain has an additional 19,040 self-employed foreigners than a year ago, according to data released by the OPA (federation of organisations of professionals, self-employed and entrepreneurs) based on Social Security statistics of the number of foreign nationals registered under the special scheme for self-employed workers. Thus, in February, there were a total of 242,733 self-employed […]]]> 0 Eurozone Construction Down 1.8% in February Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:00:47 +0000 The eurozone construction sector activity registered a decline of 1.8% in February, compared to the previous month, when it had increased by 1.6%, while year-on-year the figure fell by 3.7%, according to data published this week by the European Commission statistical office, Eurostat. In the whole of the European Union, production in the construction sector […]]]> 0 Spain’s Early School Leaver Rate Reaches 21.9% Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:00:48 +0000 Spain is the European Union Member State with the greatest percentage of early school leavers, registering a rate of 21.9% of young people aged between 18 and 24 years prematurely leaving the education system with at most lower secondary education, and not in further education or training. This percentage is double the EU average of […]]]> 0 Rental Housing Gaining in Popularity Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:00:02 +0000 According to the Continuous Household Survey data for 2014, published by the National Statistics Institute, the number of people opting for rental housing is increasing, with up to 16.6% of Spanish families already living in rented homes. Although still far from the averages for other European countries, this percentage represents quite an increase compared to […]]]> 0 Houses Prices Rise by 0.2% in Spain and 1.1% in the Eurozone Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:00:49 +0000 The price of housing in Spain rose by 0.2% in the last quarter of 2014, compared with the same period of the previous year, according to recent data from the European Commission statistical office, Eurostat, while house prices in the countries of the eurozone registered an increase of 1.1% over the same period. El Mundo […]]]> 0 Notaries Cite Moderate Recovery for Real Estate Sector Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:00:41 +0000 The General Council of Notaries’ real estate statistics corresponding to February indicate a moderate recovery for Spain’s housing market, although the institution still registered further declines in the number of home sales (-1.9%) and their prices (-3.1%), while at the same time they registered a significant surge in the number of new mortgage loans being […]]]> 0 Europe’s Long-Term Unemployment Drops For First Time Since 2009 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:00:15 +0000 According to the latest quarterly report published by the European Commission (EC), long-term unemployment in the EU countries has registered a slight decline, for the first time since the start of the crisis. In the report, the EC highlights important “positive trends”, such as the continuing reduction in unemployment, the increase in permanent and full-time […]]]> 0 Home Rental Prices Fell by 0.5% in March Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:00:46 +0000 The price of rental housing fell by 0.5% in the month of March, which is one tenth less than a month earlier, and only two tenths below the general index (-1.1%). The Spanish National Statistics Institute confirmed that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose four tenths in March, over that registered the previous month, and […]]]> 0