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New Apartments in Golden Mile, Marbella | from €695,000 | Click image for details

In the first ten months of the year, the number of properties purchased within the ‘golden visa scheme’ is nearly that of the total amount reached throughout the whole of 2017, Foreign Ministry figures show.

From January to October, a total of 5,778 foreigners obtained a visa by investing over €500,000 in Spanish real estate and businesses, while 546 individuals obtained residency through a property purchase. Read more »

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Despite experts predicting a slowdown in the property market – due to the mortgage tax fiasco – property sales and mortgage applications continued to grow during October.

A total of 43,536 residential properties were sold across Spain during the month, representing a rise of 15.8% on the same month last year, according to the governments Central Statistics Unit. Read more »

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There is no new housing bubble in Spain, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but precautions must be in place to prevent one from forming in the future.

Despite data from 2017 showing early signs of a ‘slight overvaluation’ in house prices, the IMF says ‘there is no clear evidence so far of a generalized house price overvaluation’ but the Bank of Spain must have a ‘comprehensive toolkit at its disposal’ should ‘misalignments emerge”. Read more »

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Beachside Apartments near Sotogrande | from €224,000 | Click image for details

With an improving jobs market and increased demand for Spanish property, leading property valuation firm Tinsa predicts positive growth in 2019.

Basing its forecast on current market trends, such as a rise in the number of residential house sales, increased mortgage figures and approved building licences, Tinsa forecasts Spanish property prices to grow between 5% and 7% next year. Read more »

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Modern Homes in Benahavis | from €1,100,000 | Click image for details

According to one report only 15% of property buyers in Spain are aged under 38, so can ‘smart’ homes be the key to enticing younger buyers back to the market?

The stance towards money, work and responsibility are just some of the reasons why the profile of a property buyer in Spain is changing, property experts at the recent Real Estate Forum said, and although the Spanish housing sector is booming developers are aware that they need to do more to appeal to the younger buyers market. Read more »