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Applications for new property builds in Spain soar by 25%

APPLICATIONS for licences for new builds in Spain soared by 24.4% in the first seven months of this year. According to figures from the Development Ministry, some 49,238 applications were made. The majority – 37,039 – were for apartment blocks, up by 26% compared to...

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Is the Rental Market Spain’s New Real Estate Boom?

rental sector. The average rent for new leases has risen 20.9% over the last year, with cities like Madrid and Barcelona achieving some of the highest rents in more than a decade. This is due to a rise in demand, but also to a drop in supply caused by many homeowners...

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2017: A Turnaround Year for Greek property?

2017 could be the turnaround year for Greek property, as overseas buyers begin to return to the country. New research from reveals that interest in Greek real estate has risen steadily in the last nine months. In Q1 2017, enquiries doubled compared...

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2017’s top holiday home destinations

As summer hits full swing, Brits are packing their bags ready for the long Bank Holiday weekend. Holiday homes will be on the brain for many tourists, as the appeal of staying in the sunshine lingers long after their return home. Where, though, are the best places to...

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Portuguese property sales sustain momentum

Portuguese property sales are sustaining their momentum this year, despite a slight slowdown in Lisbon. The latest RICS/Ci Portuguese Housing Market Survey found that contributors once again noted an increase in transactions in June. However, the pace of growth...

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