The price of second-hand housing increases by 0.6% in the month of February


The average price of second-hand housing in Spain stood at € 1,887 / m2 in February and increased by 0.6% compared to January, according to data from the real estate portal Fotocasa. This slight monthly increase continues in the bullish tone of all last year, although they are slight monthly increases. Thus, during the past 2018 the monthly increases have been moving between 0.3% and 0.9%. The sharpest increase occurred from April to May when the price rose 1.3%.

With respect to the interannual variation, in February 2019 the price of second-hand housing rose...

7 Mar 2019

Spanish housing market continues to grow stronger

Spanish house prices rose by 6.49% in 2018 from a year earlier (5.25% inflation-adjusted) to €1,493 per square metre (sq. m) – the biggest annual rise since 2006, according to TINSA. Quarter-on-quarter, nationwide house prices increased 1.7% during the latest quarter (1.34% inflation-adjusted) After eight long years of house price declines, Spain's housing market finally returned to growth in Q1 2016. Spanish house prices had fallen by a total of 41.9% (46.8% inflation-adjusted) from Q4 2007 to Q3 2015, based on figures from...

21 Feb 2019

RETIRING ABROAD: Five reasons why Spain is an attractive destination

By Tom Thirkell

WITH a warm climate, beautiful beaches and diverse landscapes from majestic mountain ranges to quaint coastal havens, it’s no wonder why Spain is such an attractive destination for those looking to experience their own share of “la buena vida”. The country even ranks second out of 46 countries for experience – based on categories such as lifestyle, people and setting up home – in 

11 Dec 2018

This is how mortgages will be from now:  (original version)

In recent weeks the mortgage and banking market has been revolutionized by the regulatory changes of the Government. The AJD ( Tax ) of the new mortgages will be paid by the bank, as approved by a Royal Decree Law  Executive which has in its hands the reform of the mortgage laws. This regulation  will bring new changes in the loans for customers. 

Changes in mortgage expenses

By new Spanish Law it has...

23 Nov 2018

BBVA Research affirms that investment in housing in Spain will grow 6.8% this year


Research Department of entity study revised downwards its forecast for residential investment by one percentage point, after previously estimating a growth of 7.8%.

BBVA Research estimates that investment in housing in Spain will experience a growth of 6.8% in 2018 and moderate to 6% in 2019. In this way, Research Department revised downwards its forecast for residential investment by one percentage point, after previously estimating a growth of 7.8%.

Meanwhile, it revises upwards its forecasts for 2019, from the 5.5% that it had...

24 Oct 2018