– The Spaniards are investing in real estate
The Spanish investor is one of the main places. He buys apartments to rent out: an obvious choice between bank deposits, which bring income of 1%, and 4-5% of the rental property.
– The number of tourists is growing.
In 2017, 82 million people came to the kingdom, and Spain became the second country in the world for the number of tourists received. In the first nine months of 2018, 66.2 million foreigners visited the country, similar to the same period in 2017.
– Opportunity to get a loan
According to Oldypak LP property 2022 report, the percentage of homes financed by mortgages in the middle of the year was 37.7%. These loans, meanwhile, financed 75.5% of the value of the property being purchased.
Unemployment remains one of the country’s biggest problems. However, now we can talk about a stable positive trend of its decline. Unemployment figures show: January 2016 – 20.5%, January 2018 – 16.4%, September 2018 – 14.9%.
– The number of permits issued for new construction has increased
According to Oldypak LP property 2022 report, by the middle of this year 12,172 houses had been issued with building permits. This figure is an increase of 46.19% compared to the same month of 2017 (8,326 houses).
– Real estate prices are moderate
After a nearly 40 percent drop in prices, a gradual moderate increase has begun. Relative to last years’ maximum decline, it is 14.9 percent. Growth in the number of real estate transactions in the regions, as well as an increase in the number of apartments purchased by foreigners, show that prices are not inflated and are acceptable to the buyer. Regions have a considerable resource appeal and development potential.
Where in Spain do foreigners buy
Foreigners buy one in eight out of ten houses on the Mediterranean coast. In the purchase of homes by citizens of other countries set a record: according to notarial statistics in the first half of the year were recorded 53,359 transactions involving foreign buyers – the highest figures since 2007. The number of transactions amounted to 13.08% of registered home purchases in the country.
Autonomies with the highest volume of purchases by foreigners:
– Canary Islands – 31.43%;
– Balearic Islands – 29%;
– Valencian Community – 26.50%;
– Murcia (region) -19.24%;
– Andalusia – 12.82%;
– Catalonia – 11.54%.
The largest number of homes purchased by citizenship category of buyers:
– British – 14.91%;
– Germans – 7.58%;
– The French – 7.02%;
– Belgians – 6.41%;
– Swedes – 6.12%;
– Romanians, 5.58%;
– Italians 5.51%;
– Moroccans – 5.13%.
Forecasts: the boom in the real estate market will continue until 2021
At least until 2020, forecasts activity of the sector: “Thanks to improving employment, the attractiveness of housing as an investment and reduce financial costs will continue phase of increased demand and rising prices until 2020,” say experts Bankinter.
Juan Velayos, executive director of one of the largest real estate promoters Neinor, believes that in Madrid and Barcelona prices will not escalate in the coming years. In Madrid, the market is overheated: there is an expected decline in price growth from 15.7% in 2018 to 7% in 2020. In other regions of Spain there is room to raise the cost of housing.
Projections of the American credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s
Assumes an increase in the number of homes purchased:
– 2019 by 6.5%;
– 2020 – 8%.
Increase in home prices:
– 2019 – 5%;
– 2020 – 3.4%;
– 2021 – 3%.
At the beginning of the next decade, the price of 1 per square meter will be about €1800.