Spain’s Golden Visa Scheme on Track to Reach New High

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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… Read more »

Spanish Property Market Recovers to Pre-Crisis Levels

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Nearly 465,000 properties were bought and sold in 2017, making it the highest number of property transactions since 2008, according to new figures published by the national property register. Property sales rose by 15% year-on-year, accompanied by a 7.6% increase in property prices, although they still remain 21% lower than levels reached at the height… Read more »

Property Fund Targets Spanish Real Estate

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Western European focused property fund, Schroder European Real Estate (Sereit), has around €30 million to invest in property by the end of the year, and Spain is the most likely country they will invest in. Sereit was set up by asset manager Schroders and aimed to be a Europe-focused fund raising €240 million. The company… Read more »

2016 is the Best Time to Buy a Home in Spain, says Property Expert

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The Spanish real estate market will expand this year, with the trend of every property asset moving ‘towards price increases’, says property expert Gonzalo Bernardos. The economics professor and director of the real estate programme at the University of Barcelona said: “We are on the threshold of the best time to buy a home in… Read more »

Spanish Home Sales to Rise by 10% Predicts BBVA

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The demand for housing in Spain in 2016 will be driven by employment and an increase in household income, both of which will push home sales up by 10%, according to the latest Real Estate Situation Spain report, published by BBVA Research.