Articles tagged as: Spain real estate

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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April 18th, 2014

Stability in the real estate market appears to be getting closer every day, at least in respect to residential construction. This is evidenced by data from the Ministry of Development which shows that 4,735 properties were completed during the first month of 2014, which is virtually the same figure as ...

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April 10th, 2014

The region of Valencia has established itself as the leader in Spain for home sales to foreigners in the last quarter of 2013, with 33.6% of the national total and 13,436 transactions. This is according to the report on the last quarter of 2013 prepared by the Commission for promoting ...

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April 8th, 2014

Over the weekend of Friday 28th to Sunday 30th March more than 6,000 visitors attended the international ‘A Place In The Sun’ real estate fair in London, where there were a total of 156 exhibitors from around the world. One-third of the international exhibition (56 exhibitors) was dedicated to Spain. Other ...

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April 2nd, 2014

The price of existing homes in Spain continued to fall during the first quarter of 2014, dropping by 1.4%, to bring the price per square metre to 1,709 euros, according to idealista.com, who also indicated that the decline in year-on-year terms was 6.1%. Specifically, according to the property portal’s data, the ...

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April 1st, 2014

The number of licenses granted for new construction for residential use in Spain stood at 2,608 units in January, which is a decrease of 20.3% compared to the same month last year, when there were 3,274 licenses issued. According to data published by the Ministry of Development, the total number of ...

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March 28th, 2014

The number of new mortgages constituted on homes in January totalled 17,464, which is a drop of 32.4% over the same month in 2013, according to figures released yesterday by the National Statistics Institute. The annual decline in January, with which mortgaged homes accumulated 45 consecutive months of declines, exceeded by ...

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March 18th, 2014

According to a study carried out by property consultants, CB Richard Ellis, Spain ranks as the third most attractive country in Europe for investment in real estate, just behind the United Kingdom and Germany. Almost a fifth (19%) of European investors say they are interested in Spanish properties, compared to a ...

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March 17th, 2014

According to recent statistics released by the General Council of Notaries, the number of home sales in Spain in January registered growth of 59.2% year-on-year, while prices increased by 8.9% in that month. The agency indicated that "this upturn can be explained, in part, by the normalisation of the monthly housing ...

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March 13th, 2014

According to the Ministry of Development’s latest statistics on residential property transactions carried out before a notary, 93,438 homes were sold in Spain in the fourth quarter of 2013, which represents a decline of 30.6% over the same period of 2012. However, the Ministry noted that the fourth quarter of 2012 ...

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March 5th, 2014

According to the Ministry of Development, in 2013 a total of 33,869 licences were granted to build new homes, representing a decrease of 23.3% compared to the 44,162 that were granted in the same period of 2012, and the lowest figure registered in the Ministry’s comparable time series, which began ...

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March 4th, 2014

The price of private housing fell by 4.2% at the close of 2013, a drop that, despite being moderate with respect to the previous two years, represents the sixth consecutive annual decline. Compared to the previous quarter, the average price of housing in the fourth quarter fell by 1.9%. El Confidencial ...

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February 28th, 2014

The confidence of foreign investors in Spain has grown exponentially in the last year, and especially in the housing market. This is according to the report on investment in the property market in Spain 2013, prepared by financial and strategic consultancy, IREA (Investment Real Estate Associates). The report states that the ...

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February 25th, 2014

According to a recent study by BNP Paribas Real Estate, all of the real estate investment market segments in Spain saw recovery last year, with the annual volume in 2013 reaching 3,800 million euros, more than double the figure recorded in 2012 (112% annual growth), and represented the greatest level ...

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