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September 17th, 2010

The Spanish house price index figures for August 2010 have just been released. See the graph and the table below for an up to date overview of the real estate market trend in Spain.

Spanish House Price Index - August 2010

Spanish property prices are still falling, but by less with every passing month. Average Spanish property prices fell by 4.4% over 12 months to the end of June, show the latest figures. The rate of decline has been slowing since June 2009, when it peaked at -10.1%. If the trend towards smaller declines keeps up, average property prices will be stable, or even growing slightly before the end of the year. Prices have fallen the least over 12 months in coastal areas and the Islands, areas traditionally popular with foreign buyers looking for holiday and retirement homes. Prices are down just 3.0% on the coast.

The graph and table data represent the year-on-year evolution of Spanish property values. For example, if the value for August 2009 would be -3.9, then this means that average property prices in August 2009 are 3.9% lower than they were a year earlier, in August 2008.

The graph and table on this page contain up to date information for the past 13 months. For more information, please look at earlier monthly reports, or the historical overview since January 2001.

The graph and table data are based on actual property valuations, as established by one of Spain’s larget independent property valuation companies, Tinsa S.A. They are not based on asking prices or (under)declared selling prices, nor on the statistics as provided by the Spanish Ministry of Housing, and are therefore considered to be the most acurate and reliable source for this kind of information.

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August 17th, 2010

The Spanish house price index figures for July 2010 have just been released. See the graph and the table below for an up to date overview of the real estate market trend in Spain.

Spanish House Price Index - July 2010

The graph and table data represent the year-on-year evolution of Spanish property values. For example, if the value for August 2009 would be -3.9, then this means that average property prices in August 2009 are 3.9% lower than they were a year earlier, in August 2008.

The graph and table on this page contain up to date information for the past 13 months. For more information, please look at earlier monthly reports, or the historical overview since January 2001.

The graph and table data are based on actual property valuations, as established by one of Spain’s larget independent property valuation companies, Tinsa S.A. They are not based on asking prices or (under)declared selling prices, nor on the statistics as provided by the Spanish Ministry of Housing, and are therefore considered to be the most acurate and reliable source for this kind of information.

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July 20th, 2010

A new report from Spain’s Property Registrars suggests that transactions – the lifeblood of the property market – are bottoming out, though it is still too early to declare a recovery under way.

The number of property deeds of sale inscribed in the property registry rose by 7% in Q1 compared to same period last year, according to the latest report from Spain’s College of Property Registrars. This is the first time in several years that annualised sales have risen in a quarter.

On a quarterly basis (Q4 2009 vs. Q1 2010), registered sales were up by healthy 16.3% (not adjusting for seasonal factors such as holidays), giving “the highest volume of transactions in the last year and a half,” says the report. After adjusting for seasonal factors, sales were up 1.83% in Q1, the first positive quarterly result after 15 consecutive quarterly declines.

Of the total 117,911 deeds inscribed in the register in Q1, 60,740 were new builds and 57,171 resales, a quarterly increase of 16% in new build sales, and 17% in resales. This points towards a “slow but steady recovery of the relative importance of resales, now 48.5% of the total,” says the report. On an annualised basis, resales were up 22% whilst new builds were down 4%.

Story by Mark Stucklin

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July 20th, 2010

The Spanish house price index figures for June 2010 have just been released. See the graph and the table below for an up to date overview of the real estate market trend in Spain.

Spanish House Price Index - June 2010

Spanish property prices are still falling, but by less with every passing month. Average Spanish property prices fell by 4.4% over 12 months to the end of June, show the latest figures. The rate of decline has been slowing since June 2009, when it peaked at -10.1%. If the trend towards smaller declines keeps up, average property prices will be stable, or even growing slightly before the end of the year. Prices have fallen the least over 12 months in coastal areas and the Islands, areas traditionally popular with foreign buyers looking for holiday and retirement homes. Prices are down just 3.0% on the coast.

The graph and table data represent the year-on-year evolution of Spanish property values. For example, if the value for August 2009 would be -3.9, then this means that average property prices in August 2009 are 3.9% lower than they were a year earlier, in August 2008.

The graph and table on this page contain up to date information for the past 13 months. For more information, please look at earlier monthly reports, or the historical overview since January 2001.

The graph and table data are based on actual property valuations, as established by one of Spain’s larget independent property valuation companies, Tinsa S.A. They are not based on asking prices or (under)declared selling prices, nor on the statistics as provided by the Spanish Ministry of Housing, and are therefore considered to be the most acurate and reliable source for this kind of information.

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June 19th, 2010

The Spanish house price index figures for May 2010 have just been released. See the graph and the table below for an up to date overview of the real estate market trend in Spain.

Spanish House Price Index - May 2010

Spanish property prices are still falling, but by less with every passing month. Average Spanish property prices fell by 4.4% over 12 months to the end of May, show the latest figures. The rate of decline has been slowing since June 2009, when it peaked at -10.1%. If the trend towards smaller declines keeps up, average property prices will be stable, or even growing slightly before the end of the year. Prices have fallen the least over 12 months in coastal areas and the Islands, areas traditionally popular with foreign buyers looking for holiday and retirement homes. Prices are down just 4.1% on the coast, and 2.4% in The Canaries and The Balearics.

The graph and table data represent the year-on-year evolution of Spanish property values. For example, if the value for August 2009 would be -3.9, then this means that average property prices in August 2009 are 3.9% lower than they were a year earlier, in August 2008.

The graph and table on this page contain up to date information for the past 13 months. For more information, please look at earlier monthly reports, or the historical overview since January 2001.

The graph and table data are based on actual property valuations, as established by one of Spain’s larget independent property valuation companies, Tinsa S.A. They are not based on asking prices or (under)declared selling prices, nor on the statistics as provided by the Spanish Ministry of Housing, and are therefore considered to be the most acurate and reliable source for this kind of information.

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May 12th, 2010

The Spanish house price index figures for April 2010 have just been released. See the graph and the table below for an up to date overview of the real estate market trend in Spain.

Spanish House Price Index - April 2010

Spanish property prices are still falling, but by less with every passing month. Average Spanish property prices fell by 4.6% over 12 months to the end of April, show the latest figures. On a monthly basis, prices even rose a fraction. The rate of decline has been slowing since June 2009, when it peaked at -10.1%. At this rate, average property prices will be stable, or even growing slightly within about 6 months.

The graph and table data represent the year-on-year evolution of Spanish property values. For example, if the value for August 2009 would be -3.9, then this means that average property prices in August 2009 are 3.9% lower than they were a year earlier, in August 2008.

The graph and table on this page contain up to date information for the past 13 months. For more information, please look at earlier monthly reports, or the historical overview since January 2001.

The graph and table data are based on actual property valuations, as established by one of Spain’s larget independent property valuation companies, Tinsa S.A. They are not based on asking prices or (under)declared selling prices, nor on the statistics as provided by the Spanish Ministry of Housing, and are therefore considered to be the most acurate and reliable source for this kind of information.

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May 6th, 2010

A new generation of British buyers are entering the Spanish property market – lured by cheap homes. UK agent sales are up on this time last year, with more Brits choosing investment properties in locations such as Turkey and Egypt. But buyers who were putting off finding holiday homes during the recession are also returning to traditional destinations such as Spain.

Holiday-home buyers in Spain and France still dominate the market – and many have decided now is the time to buy. The two countries made up two-thirds of UK based broker Conti’s overseas mortgage business last month.

Enquiries for Spanish properties make up 92% of the current demand, compared with 50% just two years ago. Two-thirds of our clients have been registered with us for over a year. Most people have thought about buying before – Spain isn’t a new destination for them. But there’s been some recognition that maybe prices won’t go down further.

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April 30th, 2010

Asking prices for resale properties fell just 0.9% over 3 months to the end of March, according to data collected by Idealista.com, a leading Spanish property portal. The table above gives price changes for selected regions.

As a result, the average asking price of property in Spain finished March at 2,387€/m2, with wide variations between regions. The Basque Country has the most expensive property (3,482€/m2), followed by Madrid (€3,282/m2) and Catalonia (2,828€/m2). Regions at the other extreme, with the cheapest property, are Extremadura (1,437€/m2), Murcia (1,506€/m2) and Castilla-La Mancha (1,627€/m2).

Changes in asking prices are an important market indicator, as vendors tend to raise or drop their asking prices in response to demand. Nevertheless, they are not an accurate guide to transaction prices.

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April 29th, 2010

The Spanish house price index figures for March 2010 have just been released. See the graph and the table below for an up to date overview of the real estate market trend in Spain.

Spanish House Price Index - March 2010

Spanish property prices fell by 5.3% over 12 months to the end of March, according to the property price index published monthly by Tinsa, one of Spain’s leading appraisal companies. However, prices inland fell by only 4.0%, which is similar to last month’s 3.8%, and confirms a general trend towards smaller price declines. At this rate prices of inland property will be stable or rising again sometime in the next few months.

The graph and table data represent the year-on-year evolution of Spanish property values. For example, if the value for August 2009 would be -3.9, then this means that average property prices in August 2009 are 3.9% lower than they were a year earlier, in August 2008.

The graph and table on this page contain up to date information for the past 13 months. For more information, please look at earlier monthly reports, or the historical overview since January 2001.

The graph and table data are based on actual property valuations, as established by one of Spain’s larget independent property valuation companies, Tinsa S.A. They are not based on asking prices or (under)declared selling prices, nor on the statistics as provided by the Spanish Ministry of Housing, and are therefore considered to be the most acurate and reliable source for this kind of information.

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April 22nd, 2010

Spanish property purchases were up by almost 19% in February compared with the same month last year, with 41,033 sale & purchase operations being recorded, consolidating the 2.1% increase recorded in January.

The latest figures, released today by the National Institute of Statistics (INE) show the biggest increase so far during the recession, with no increases at all having been recorded since 2008 until the beginning of this year.

In absolute terms, Andalucia recorded the highest number of homes sold in February (7,449), followed by Madrid (7,018), Catalunya (5,514) and Valencia (4,896).

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