• Spain’s Primary Residence Housing Stock Falls First Time in 15 Years

    The housing stock in Spain, for primary residences, fell by 0.71% in 2015, representing its first reduction in at least 15 years, to stand at a total of 18.97 million homes, according to statistics from the Ministry of Public Works. …

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  • Fixed Rate Mortgages on the Increase

    According to the latest quarterly report published by the Spanish Mortgage Association (AHE), some 57.3% of the new mortgages contracted in May were of fixed or mixed interest rate types, while the remaining 42.7% were variable rate mortgages. The AHE …

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  • Housing Prices Fell by 5.1% to May, Say Notaries

    A report published last week by the General Council of Notaries notes that the average price per square metre of housing in Spain has dropped in value since the beginning of the year. According to the Notaries’ data, between January …

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  • Barcelona Rental Prices Rise by 22.4% Y-o-Y

    The price of rental housing in Barcelona has climbed by 22.4% in the past 12 months, to stand at an average of 16.1 euros per square metre per month, representing an all-time high. Moreover, the latest quarterly report from property …

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  • Number of Completed Homes Rose by 2% to April

    The Ministry of Public Works’ latest data shows that, between January and April 2016, the construction of a total of 14,098 homes were completed in Spain, which represents a rise of 2% compared with the same period of the previous …

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  • Eurostat Notes Greatest Rise in Spain’s House Prices Since 2007

    The European Commission statistical office, Eurostat, reported that according to their latest data, the price of housing in Spain registered a year-on-year increase of 6.3% in the first quarter of the year, which represents its greatest increase since the third …

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  • 48% of Spanish Mortgage Holders Believe Their Homes Have Dropped in Value

    According to a recent study entitled “Spaniards and their relationship with housing in 2015”, carried out by property portal fotocasa, 48% of those currently paying for a mortgage on their home believe that the price of their home has declined …

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  • Spaniards’ Holiday Home Rentals Rise

    Up to eight million holidaymakers resident in Spain stayed in holiday rental homes in the last two years (April 2014 to April 2016), according to the third Barometer of Holiday Rentals in Spain, prepared by HomeAway, leader in this sector, …

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  • British Up Their Search for Homes in Spain Following Brexit

    Following the unexpected outcome of the recent referendum on whether or not Britain should remain in the European Union, resulting in the ‘Brexit’ or Britain’s departure from the EU, British citizens have been rushing to look for homes in Spain. …

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  • Home Sales Climbed by 23.6% in May

    The latest data published last week by the National Statistics Institute shows that sales of homes in Spain rose by 23.6% in May, compared to the same month of 2015, reaching a total of 36,425 transactions, and represents the highest …

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  • Experts Predict Brexit Will Affect Holiday Home Market, But Not Prices

    The Professional Association of Real Estate Experts (Apei) believes that the Brexit will affect the holiday sector within the real estate market in Spain, although it will not affect prices because, although the British market is very important for the …

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  • Resale Housing Prices Fell by 1.4% in Q2

    Second hand house prices in Spain registered a reduction of 1.4% in the second quarter of the year, compared to the previous quarter, to stand at an average of 1,531 euros per square metre. Year-on-year this equates to a decline …

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  • Moody’s Estimates Spain House Prices Will Grow by 5% in 2016

    Moody’s credit rating agency has estimated that the price of housing in Spain will increase by 5% in 2016 as a result of the continuing recovery of the Spanish real estate sector, driven by better economic conditions and the lowest …

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  • House Prices Grew by 0.8% in Q2

    The average price of new and used housing in Spain increased by 0.8% in the second quarter of 2016, compared to the same period of the previous year, according to provisional data published by property appraisers, Tinsa. Although this increase …

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  • Building Permits for New Homes on the Increase

    Recent data published by the Ministry of Public Works indicates that the number of licences authorised for new construction for residential use in Spain reached a total of 21,577 in the first quarter of the year, representing an increase of …

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