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July 16th, 2014

The annual rate of inflation in June stood at 0.1%, one tenth lower than that registered in May, continuing a downward trend for the second consecutive month, according to the consumer price index (CPI) published by the National Institute of Statistics. This downward trend was mainly due to lower prices ...

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July 14th, 2014

According to figures released last week from the Egatur tourism expenditure survey conducted by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, spending by international tourists visiting Spain reached 20,129 million euros up until the end of May, which represents an increase of 9.1% over the same period in 2013. This ...

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July 14th, 2014

Home rental prices in Spain started to rise during the second quarter of the year, breaking the downward trend of recent quarters, according to a recent report by Idealista.com. In Barcelona, landlords are asking for 2.3% more rent than 3 months ago, which equates to a rental price of about 11.2 ...

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July 9th, 2014

On Monday, Renfe’s new service, the AVE Quiet Coach, began running on some of the trains on the Madrid to Seville route. According to the railway operator, these are the first trains with wagons on which no under 14s are allowed, and nor is talking on a mobile phone. ...

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July 7th, 2014

The gap in house prices between the most and least expensive districts of Spain's largest cities has increased since the crisis began and the price differences in some cases have almost quadrupled. For example, according to a recent report prepared by property portal idealista.com, it would be 243% more expensive ...

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June 27th, 2014

The number of urban land transactions carried out in the first quarter of 2014 reached a total of 3,318, which is 24.2% less than those made in the fourth quarter of 2013 (4,378), and 18.5% more than the first quarter of 2013, when 2,801 transactions were concluded, according to the ...

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June 11th, 2014

The price of private housing fell by 1.6% in the first quarter of 2014, compared to the same period last year - the lowest decline since the second quarter of 2010 - and accumulated six years of annual declines, according to the Housing Price Index (HPI) published by the National ...

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June 9th, 2014

Recorded unemployment in Spain fell by a total of 111,916 persons in May, over the previous month, putting the total number of unemployed registered with the Public Employment Services at 4,572,385. This is the best recorded unemployment figure in a month of May since the current records began. Over the last ...

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May 29th, 2014

According to the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, who together with the President of the Affiliate Members of this organisation, Miguel Mirones, presented the eighth Global Report on Shopping Tourism, Spanish destinations have managed to gain a strong position for shopping tourism to the point ...

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May 26th, 2014

Renting out a parking space or garage in one of the main Spanish cities can bring in a return that exceeds 6%, according to a recent study by property portal, pisos.com. Their data shows that the average price of a garage in Madrid and Barcelona has a value of more than ...

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May 23rd, 2014

This year's biggest property fair, SIMA 2014, will open its doors at Madrid’s trade fair park, IFEMA, on 29th May and run until 1st June. It will feature around 150 exhibitors, more than 400 housing promotions and a conference on the current situation in the real estate sector and the ...

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May 16th, 2014

The sale of homes in Spain increased by 14.4% during the first quarter of the year, compared to the last quarter of 2013, to a total of 83,022 transactions, the highest quarterly figure in the last twelve months. This has pushed prices up by 0.84% compared to the October to ...

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May 13th, 2014

The German luxury real estate agency, Engel & Völkers, are to invest 4 million euros in opening a Metropolitan Market Centre (MMC) of 1,300 m2 in Madrid, which will house 200 residential real estate consultants who will provide service within the M-30 (the orbital motorway which circles the central districts ...

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May 12th, 2014

The number of families and businesses that filed for bankruptcy due to not being able to meet their payments and debts totalled 2,090 during the first quarter of the year, which represents a decrease of 29% over the same period of 2013, according to the latest Bankruptcy Proceedings Statistics published ...

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May 2nd, 2014

The IMIE Local Markets Index for the first quarter of 2014, published by the real estate appraisal company, Tinsa, reveals that the price of housing in Spain fell by 6.7% year-on-year. The last two quarters of 2013 registered declines of less than 10%; specifically, of 9.3% in the third quarter and ...

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