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Laid bare: the pleasing imagery of Spain’s encouraging economic recovery

From banks to shopping, property and tourism, many sectors are playing their part in Spain's recovery.

From banks to shopping, property and tourism, many sectors are playing their part in Spain’s recovery.

The Financial Times has published a growing health check report on Spain’s exceptional economic recovery, using a series of charts and graphs to clearly illustrate just how well the country’s fortunes have turned around…

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Author: 20/11/2017 [0] Comments 

Spanish property market records 11% sales increase in September

September's stats brought yet more proof that the country's property market is in rude health.

September’s stats brought yet more proof that the country’s property market is in rude health.

The monthly data published by Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE) has, for the past few years, been hotly anticipated by the Spanish property market largely because it has served as a monthly reminder of the positivity and growth inherent in the sector…

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Author: 17/11/2017 [0] Comments 

Investment in Spanish property exceeding previous forecasts, says BBVA

The total amount invested in Spanish property in 2017 will likely be more than 8% higher than last year, and continue rising into 2018.

The total amount invested in Spanish property in 2017 will likely be more than 8% higher than last year, and continue rising into 2018.

Leading Spanish investment bank BBVA has increased its forecast for the country’s real estate market growth in 2017 after a better-than-expected summer in which property sales surpassed all expectations.

In the latest BBVA Research report, the bank has increased its investment forecast for Spanish property by 1.7%, with the experts confident that total investment in the sector in 2017 will be 8.2% higher than last year…

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Author: 16/11/2017 [0] Comments 

New market value data points to 4.3% price rise for Spanish property in October

Spanish home values are approximately 4% higher at the moment compared to the same period last year.

Spanish home values are approximately 4% higher at the moment compared to the same period last year.

New data by Spanish property valuation firm Tinsa has revealed that the average price of a property in Spain was 4.3% higher in October this year compared to the same month in 2016.

These stats are for the entire country, and as ever there are regional variations that are noteworthy, not least the 6.4% increase seen in provincial capitals and large cities such as Madrid, Barcelona and Málaga…

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Author: 10/11/2017 [0] Comments 

2018 Spanish property market forecast for 9.3% growth

In 2018, the strength of Spain's property market will be even more evident, with home sales predicted to surpass 500,000.

In 2018, the strength of Spain’s property market will be even more evident, with home sales predicted to surpass 500,000.

The estimated numbers of properties expected to be sold in Spain in 2018 is 526,000 – a 9.3% increase on the 481,000 home sales likely to be recorded in 2017.

Next year’s anticipated growth will also usher in an average national price increase of 6.1%, which is slightly lower than the 6.9% price increases registered this year. Affordability will still be the name of the game in 2018, however, because even with the expected 6.1% price increase the average Spanish home value will still be 27% below 2007’s peak…

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Author: 08/11/2017 [0] Comments 

Mortgage approval rates hit seven-year high in Spain

Close to 30% more mortgages were granted in August this year compared to last, building upon already strong growth in the sector.

Close to 30% more mortgages were granted in August this year compared to last, building upon already strong growth in the sector.

The month of August saw 26,583 new mortgages approved in Spain – the highest monthly figure since 2010, and a massive 29.1% increase on the same month last year.

The incessant upward trajectory of the Spanish property market has been evident in a series of data across the board all year. From the number of sales transactions, to prices, to regional growth and a positive outlook, Spanish real estate is in rude health

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Author: 30/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Good pricing and supply makes Spain a top real estate investment destination

Value for money, high quality and plenty of choice makes Spain a fine real estate investment destination.

Value for money, high quality and plenty of choice makes Spain a fine real estate investment destination.

It is easy to focus on the fantastic lifestyle attractions that make Spain such a popular choice for people wishing to buy a second home or overseas property.

Thanks to Spain’s excellent climate, its stunning cities, varied terrain and superb selection of beaches and beach resorts, imagining a new life in Spain is almost as easy as making it a reality: with cheap flights and plentiful property choices, thousands of sun-starved northern Europeans have already turned their dreams into reality by purchasing a home in Spain…

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Author: 27/10/2017 [0] Comments 

It’s showtime in Marbella!

HF blog 1Running at the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos – near Marbella’s landmark ‘Copper Tower’ – from tomorrow, Friday 27 October until Sunday, 29 October 2017, the Home Fair Costa del Sol is the must-visit place to be this weekend whether you already live here or are just enjoying a sunny autumn break in southern Spain…

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Author: 26/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Three reminders of why the Costa del Sol is so special

Variety, international excellence, affordability, exclusivity and more - the Costa del Sol is a fantastic place in which to buy a property.

Variety, international excellence, affordability, exclusivity and more – the Costa del Sol is a fantastic place in which to buy a property.

As recent news events have shown, Spain’s 17 autonomous regions are rightly proud of their identity, which is wrapped up in everything from cuisine and language to culture and history.

But one of the most famous corners of Spain isn’t an autonomous region whatsoever. The Costa del Sol is a relatively loosely defined slice of southern Spain’s eastern coastline. Much of the area falls under the jurisdiction of Málaga province, but speak to somebody in, say, Manilva whether they feel like they are part of Málaga and they will most likely say no.

All of the Costa del Sol, however, is within the autonomous region of Andalucía – a fact that does give the region a distinctive uniformity in terms of climate, terrain, cuisine.

But drill down to an even more regional level, and the Costa del Sol’s unique strengths become apparent.

Here are three reminders why the Costa del Sol is so special…

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Author: 24/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Increases in Spanish property prices are higher than EU average, report shows

There are regional variations across Spain, but nationally the country's property price increase outstrips the EU average.

There are regional variations across Spain, but nationally the country’s property price increase outstrips the EU average.

Across the European Union (EU), the average price of a property has risen by 4.4% in the 12 months up to and including the end of the second quarter of this year.

In other words, by June 30 a typical property across the EU was 4.4% more expensive than it was at the same point last year…

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Author: 19/10/2017 [0] Comments 
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