The price of housing no longer grows as before. The bulky double-digit increments have long since been abandoned. In addition to this contraction, other fundamental market indicators, such as mortgages and sales, are registering a different evolution, moving from the negative to the positive terrain or vice versa from one month to another. The confluence of internal and external factors is making a dent in the sector....continue reading "Reasons why the housing market is slowing down"
A developer is planning to build the European Union’s tallest skyscraper in Madrid.
The 70-floor building would go up in the Chamartín district of the capital, and be part of a larger six-tower complex planned by Distrito Castellana Norte (DCN), has said company CEO Antonio Béjar.
The new buildings are slated for construction near four existing skyscrapers known as Las Cuatro Torres, whose 52-floor Torre Cristal, standing at 250 meters, is currently Madrid’s tallest tower.
Béjar said that the project “will redesign the city’s skyline and place Madrid among the main European capitals.”
According to Béjar, the six new towers “make up a balanced and sustainable urban setting.”
Béjar said the project has all necessary authorizations and technical approval reflected in 48 favorable reports. But it still lacks a municipal license. Béjar said that his company has not sent an ultimatum to city authorities, but that he hopes to get a reply before the end of this year.
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Residential property sales in Spain are continuing to rise with the latest data showing that the number of transaction recorded by notaires increased by 7.3% compared with the same month in 2014.
It marks some 18 months of continuous growth, the figures from the General Council of Notaires shows with its analysis report saying that the recovery in the housing market is being maintained.
A breakdown of the data shows that apartment sales increased by 6.2% year on year, more than double the increase recorded in October 2015. This was due to sales of free price apartments rising 8.3% and also sales of second hand apartments rising by 12.2%.
Sales of individual family homes also saw strong growth, up 11.4%, recording nine months in a row of double digit increased. However, sales of new housing fell for a tenth month in a row, down in November by 18.6%.
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Residential property sales in Spain increased in May to their highest level for three years, according to the latest official figures.
Overall there were 26,455 homes sale in May, up 5% on last year and 11% on the year before that. But a breakdown of the figures shows that the increase came from the resale market, up 34% over 12 months, whilst new home sales fell 42% to just over 6,000.
The overall picture is one of a recovery in demand for property in all areas where foreigners tend to buy, but with the market hamstring being a lack of attractive new homes for sale.
However this could be about to change. Demand is growing for new homes in Marbella, for example, and developers are building again.
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