Articles tagged as: Spain real estate

August 12th, 2014

The National Statistics Institute reported last week that, in June, the sale of homes in Spain rose by 8.8%, compared with the same month of 2013, reaching a total of 26,076 transactions, mainly thanks to the impetus of the second hand market. The year-on-year increase in June is the fourth consecutive ...

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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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June 25th, 2014

According to the Notaries’ Statistical Information Centre, in the first quarter of this year, foreigners bought 15,402 homes in Spain, which is an increase of 27.2% over the same period last year, and represents 19.4% of all the properties sold in those months. With these figures, the notaries certify that foreign ...

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June 18th, 2014

The Spanish Government website, La Moncloa, reported last week that, according to the statistics on residential property transactions made before a notary, the latest results show that in the first quarter of 2014, 81,358 homes were sold in Spain, representing the most transactions in a first quarter since 2010. This figure ...

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June 13th, 2014

Spain's largest property portals have forecast that there will be further falls in house prices in Spain in the coming months, but have estimated that they will be more moderate, and that some areas of the country will even register price increases. In various statements, analysts have responded to the fall in ...

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June 12th, 2014

According to the latest data from the Ministry of Development, between January and March, the construction of 12,750 houses were completed in Spain, representing a decline of 20.6% compared to the same period in 2013 (16,051), and maintaining the negative trend observed in the last six years. Of the total homes ...

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June 5th, 2014

Private housing prices are still depreciating, but at a much slower pace. According to statistics from the Ministry of Development, house prices fell by 3.8% in the first quarter of 2014, a negative percentage which confirms the moderation of price declines recorded in the market in recent months (-4.2% in ...

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May 21st, 2014

Housing sales statistics are showing signs of recovery, after consecutive quarters of declines. According to the General Association of Notaries, property transactions rose by 45.4% during the first quarter of the year, compared with the same period last year. This, in turn, is driving up housing prices which, to March, ...

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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 14th, 2014

The number of home sales rose by 22.8% in March compared with the same month in 2013, to a total of 27,047 transactions, the National Institute of Statistics reported this week. March’s year-on-year increase contrasts with the decline registered in February, when housing sales fell by 27.6%, and ends ten consecutive ...

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May 6th, 2014

The Colleges of Technical Architects granted 5,309 building permits for the construction of homes up until the end of February this year, which is 29.8% less than the number issued in the same period of 2013, and is the lowest figure recorded for the first two months of the year ...

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May 1st, 2014

Companies accounted for 21.93% of all home purchase transactions made in 2013, which represents an increase of 429% over the 5.11% of transactions carried out in 2007, before the crisis. In contrast, home purchases made by private individuals dropped from 94.89% of all transactions in 2007, to 78.07% in 2013. The ...

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April 29th, 2014

In February, the number of mortgages granted on homes recorded in the property registers stood at 16,420, which is a decrease of 33% over the same month in 2013, according to data released on Friday by the National Statistics Institute, who pointed out that these figures come from transactions carried ...

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April 23rd, 2014

According to the latest idealista.com study, which compares the sale and rental prices of various real estate products, among the Spanish capitals, Lleida is the most profitable with regard to rental housing, offering a gross return of 6.3%, followed by Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (5.2%), Huesca (5.1%), Huelva (4.8%), ...

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April 21st, 2014

The housing market appears to be entering a new phase after several years of depression. According to the latest statistics from the General Council of Notaries, based on actual transactions, the number of home sales in February rose by 39.8%, to 26,602 transactions, compared to the same month of 2013. ...

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