Spanish Property News The Latest Spanish Property News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:00:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Number of Working Jobseekers Increases First Time Since 2010 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:00:16 +0000 According to official data published by the State public employment services for the months of January between 2010 and 2015, collated by human resources company, Randstad, the volume of workers in Spain who are actively seeking alternative employment has grown for the first time in six years. At the moment, the labour market has 843,000 […]]]> 0 Reduction in Stock of New Homes Linked to Growth of Regional GDP Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:00:36 +0000 The Spanish Confederation of Associations of Manufacturers of Construction Products (CEPCO) estimates that there are currently a total of 439,617 empty new homes in Spain, which means that this figure has dropped by 36% in the last five years. However, the reduction in the stock of these empty homes has not followed the same pattern […]]]> 0 Spain Received 6.5 Million International Tourists to February Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:00:04 +0000 Up until the end of February, the number of foreign tourists visiting Spain increased by 4.5% over the same month of 2014, reaching a total of 6.5 million, according to the Frontur tourist border movements survey, published on Monday by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism. In the month of February alone, a total […]]]> 0 Spain House Price Declines Ending, Says Fitch Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:00:44 +0000 The credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings, said in a statement this week that the latest data on the real estate sector in Spain indicates that the prolonged period of house price declines appears to be coming to an end, but they warned that the recovery of the Spanish real estate market will be “slow and […]]]> 0 Spain Below the EU Average on Life Satisfaction Index Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:00:11 +0000 On the occasion of the International Day of Happiness, which was celebrated on 20th March, a study published by the European Commission statistical office, Eurostat, revealed that Spanish citizens graded their level of satisfaction with life at 6.9 points – on a scale of 0 to 10 – slightly below the EU average, which stands […]]]> 0 Mediterranean Homes for Less Than 400 Euros Per Month Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:00:05 +0000 Through the real estate portal,, BMN (Banco Mare Nostrum) have launched a new campaign offering around 400 homes for sale located in the regions of Catalonia, Valencia and Murcia, which would cost the buyer an average monthly payment of less than 400 euros per month. Currently, according to a report by, the average […]]]> 0 2.18 Million Spaniards Now Living Abroad Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:00:28 +0000 Some 124,995 Spanish citizens left the country in 2014 to establish their residence abroad. This figure represents an increase of 6.1% compared to a year earlier, and brings the total number of Spanish now living abroad to 2.18 million. According to data published last week by the National Statistics Institute, two out of every three […]]]> 0 Spain Leads Upturn in European Construction Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:52 +0000 Recent data published by the European Commission statistical office, Eurostat, indicates that activity in Spain’s construction sector increased by 14.4%, year-on-year, compared with an average rise of 3% registered across the European Union. Compared with December last year, the construction activity in Spain advanced by 2% in the first month of 2015, which is double […]]]> 0 Spain and Latvia Led EU Job Growth in Fourth Quarter of 2014 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:00:58 +0000 The number of persons employed in the eurozone increased by 0.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to the previous three months, when it had increased by 0.2%, according to a report by Eurostat, which highlighted Spain and Latvia as the EU countries with the highest quarterly increases, which was 0.7% in both cases. […]]]> 0 Rental Housing Prices Rose by 1.3% in February Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:00:39 +0000 The average price of housing for rent in Spain increased by 1.3% in February, month-on-month, to stand at 6.85 euros/m2 per month, according to the most recent data published by property portal, With regard to the year-on-year decline registered in February, of -0.7%, it is the smallest decline recorded in a month of February […]]]> 0