Estate agents are reporting a surge in online searches for overseas properties as locked-down Britons rethink where they want to live, or indulge their fantasies of owning a bolthole in the sun.
The highest rises were in Navarra region at 25%, Andalucia at 12.9% and Valencia at 12.2%, with the capital Madrid seeing only a 4% increase and the Catalonia region, including Barcelona, 6%.
In last data to be collected before native transmissions of the coronavirus hit Spain, the residential sector fared worse month-on-month, down 6%, though year-on-year it gained 0.1%.
The National Statistics Institute's House Price Index (IPV) also showed that house prices in the fourth quarter of 2019 dropped by 0.6% on average compared to the third quarter.
This will be one of the first measures geared towards protecting tenants by the new government, which made accessible housing a priority in its coalition manifesto.
In Galicia, where the climate and the housing market are cooler, prices remain attractive to native and foreign buyers alike.
Rents in major European cities are continuing to level out, even in Barcelona, Berlin and Brussels which have recorded the steepest climb in rental prices year on year, the latest data shows.
Property prices in key cities across the world increased by 3.5% on average in the second quarter of 2019, led by annual growth of 25% in Xi’an in Chine, the latest international index shows.
As house prices and sales activity increases in the prime property market in Spain, five key cities are giving potential buyers a new sense of confidence, according to a new analysis.
Spain’s residential property market is now seeing an increase in construction activity, growing interest from international buyers and steadily growing prices, according to a new report.
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