Friday, 5 January 2018

New Market Value Data Shows 4.3% Price Increase for Spanish Properties in October

Spain property prices continues to grow in value 
New Market Value Data Shows 4.3% Price Increase for Spanish Properties in October

The latest data from Spanish property valuation firm Tinsa has shown that the average Spanish property price in Spain increased 4.3% in October of 2017 compared to 2016.

The statistics are for the entire country, meaning there are some regional variations to take note of, particularly the increase of 6.4% in provincial capitals and large cities like Barcelona, Madrid, and Malaga.

An interesting thing to note is that properties close to the Mediterranean coast have only increased 0.9% in market value for October over last year. This is somewhat of a blunt measurement by Tinsa however as anyone who lives on the Costa del Sol can tell you that not every Mediterranean region and resort is created equal.

Costa del Sol properties tend to increase at a steadier pace than in other areas. There are less peaks, but there are also less troughs, meaning that Tinsa putting all Mediterranean regions into a single category is somewhat misleading.

With this said, this category has also seen a 4.3% increase in home values over the first ten years of the year over the same period of time last year. That gives a better picture of how the markets in the Mediterranean are doing.

The market value data from Tinsa was published with a snapshot of different market indicators. Other statistics show that mortgage approvals improved 13.2% leading to August over the same period last year; a 7.91% reduction in employment to date in 2017; and the rather encouraging statistic that property sales have increased 14.3% in 2017 up to August compared to the same period of 2016. 

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Spanish Property Market Forecast 9.3% Growth in 2018

Spanish Property Market Forecast 9.3% Growth in 2018

Spanish Property continues its recovery 

It’s estimated that 526,000 properties will be sold in Spain during 2018 – an increase of 9.3% over the 481,000 home sales expected in 2017.

The anticipated growth will also bring in a nationwide average price increase of 6.1%, which is just under the 6.9% price increases from this year. Properties will still be affordable in 2018 however, as even with this anticipated 6.1% price increase average Spanish property prices will still be a good 27% below the peak from 2007.

The data comes from Anticipa, one of the leading real estate providers and analysts in Spain. The firm compared the projections for next year against the performance of last year – 2016 – and found home sales increased 21% between 2016 and 2018.

This is an impressive level of growth, especially when set against the crash in Spanish property less than a decade ago, not to mention the following economic problems Spain has had, including a recession.

The analysis for 2017 comes from the fourth quarter projection that home prices are set to increase 5% during the final three months of 2017.

What’s most exciting about the forecast is the calculation that over 520,000 homes will be sold next year. This would mark the first time that over half a million homes have been sold since 2008, which is nearly double the figure from 2013 when only 285,000 homes were sold. 

While the forecast for next year is still around 42% less than the record 900,000 homes sold in 2006, it’s built on a solid foundation unlike 2006 when the credit bubble was set to burst at any moment.