• Home Mortgages Increased by 21.4% in April

    The number of mortgages constituted on homes listed in the Property Registers stood at 18,857 in April, which is 21.4% more than in the same month of 2014, according to the latest data from the National Statistics Institute, which pointed …

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  • Overnight Hotel Stays Rose by 5% in May

    Spanish hotels recorded 28 million overnight stays in the month of May, which is 5% more than in the same month of 2014, according to recent data released by the National Statistics Institute. The year-on-year increase in hotel stays in …

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  • New Housing the ‘Ugly Duckling’ of Spain’s Real Estate Market

    In 2007, the year in which the housing bubble in Spain reached its peak, people would queue at real estate developers’ doors to buy off plan apartments on the premise that “tomorrow will be 6,000 euros more expensive”. In the …

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  • EasyJet to Open Base in Barcelona and Create 120 Jobs

    The British low cost airline EasyJet are to open their base of operations in Spain in Barcelona from the month of February 2016, which will involve the creation of an additional 120 jobs at the El Prat Airport. The new …

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  • Rental Housing Prices Still Falling

    The average price of rental housing in Spain fell by 0.5% in May, compared with the same month of the previous year, according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) published last week by the National Statistics Institute, while the general …

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  • Drivers in Andalucía Paid Most in Traffic Fines in 2014

    Spain’s Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT) recorded a total of 421,071,494.88 euros in traffic fines imposed and collected between 1st November 2011 and 24th March 2015, reported Miguel Angel Heredia, Secretary General of the PSOE, in a meeting of Parliament. …

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  • The Rise in House Prices Moderates

    The average price of free housing in Spain slightly moderated its increase at the beginning of 2015. According to the Housing Price Index (HPI) published by the National Statistics Institute this week, the price of homes rose by 1.5% in …

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  • Toll Motorway Traffic Rose by 6.8% in First Quarter

    Traffic using the toll motorways in Spain increased by 6.8% in the first quarter of the year, to an average of around 14,041 vehicles per day, according to data from the Ministry of Public Works. The pay road network is …

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  • Benidorm, Peñíscola and Madrid the Tops for Spanish Holidaymakers

    Benidorm, Peñíscola and Madrid are the top destinations chosen by Spanish holidaymakers for the months of July and August, according to a study conducted by the hotel price comparison website, Trivago. In Trivago’s ranking of hotel prices, which lists the …

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  • House Prices Register Smallest Decline Since Start of Crisis

    According to the house price statistics relating to the first quarter of 2015, published by the Spanish Government’s Ministry of Public Works, the average price per square metre of housing in Spain stands at 1,457.9 euros, which is just 0.1% …

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  • Owning a Home Cheaper Than Renting

    According to a study on the ease of access to housing conducted by property portal, pisos.com, based on data from the National Statistics Institute, families living in rental homes in Spain have less available salary at end of month than …

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  • SIMA Survey Reveals Home Buyers’ Intentions

    During the SIMA International Real Estate Exhibition held in Madrid earlier this month, the event organisers, Planner Exhibitions, in collaboration with the Sociedad de Tasación, carried out a survey, questioning 510 people after concluding their visit to the fair, to …

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  • Spain Receives Record 16 Million Tourists to April

    Spain continues to break records for foreign tourist arrivals, and received 16 million visitors in the first four months of the year, representing an increase of 4.4% over the same period of 2014. Moreover, in April alone, Spain registered a …

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  • Demand for Homes Stimulates Urban Land Market

    Recent real estate statistics show that the market recovery in Spain is on track. The incipient recovery, already acknowledged by some experts in the sector, is now beginning to leave its mark on the employment data (construction is one of …

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  • Madrid is Sixth Most Attractive City Worldwide for Real Estate Investors

    According to the Global Investor Intentions Survey 2015 carried out among 700 international investors by the real estate consultant CBRE, Madrid is the sixth most attractive city in the world for real estate investors, behind London, Tokyo, San Francisco, Sydney …

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