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Property purchases in Spain recorded a strong growth in 2016

14 Feb
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Transaction growth of 13.5% and 2.4% rise in prices in 2016

According to General Council of Notaries in Spain: “Property purchases recorded a growth of 13.5% to 460 000 units and a 2.4% rise in prices to a median price of € 1,309 per square meter”.


Mortgage loans

The number of mortgage loans granted showed throughout the year an expansion of 7.1% and the average amount thereof was € 163,253, representing an increase of 5.1%.

The percentage of purchases with mortgage financing increased to 44.5% and, in such cases, the percentage of housing financed via mortgage was 77.2%.


Foreigners take 17% of the market

The number of properties purchased was strong both by Spaniards and foreigners. As you see on our chart: properties purchased by foreigners represented 17% of all transactions.

Foreigners vs Spaniards buying real estate in Spain, History of transactions

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