No Recuperation in Spanish Property Market Until Banks Relax Mortgage Lending

spanish_property_rentalsThe headlines shout ‘foreign boom’, foreign buyers snatching up Spanish property at a rate of knots, but Murcia agent Mercers says if banks continue to be tight with their loaning, full recuperation of the property market is a long way off.

 

Chris Mercer, Director of 30-year established Mercers, says, “The greatest loan-to-value for non-residents in Spain today is around 60%. However, the client must also pay 15% of the purchase price in taxes and fees so, unless you’re purchasing a bank repossession where they may lend up to 100% or more, you really want easy access to around half the money to buy a Spanish property. This debars a large number of people who require larger loans.”

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Spanish sales up 45% but few golden visas

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Spain’s notaries record a huge increase in sales in the year, but it’s no thanks to the golden visa a new report from the General Council of Spanish Notaries has found that:

 

 Spanish residential sales in Q1 2014 were up 45%

 Mortgage loans for house purchases in Q1 2014 up 48.3%

 Average mortgage loans in Q1 2014 up 8.5%

 Sales in the year to March up 37.6%

 Average price per square metre down 4.8% to €1,248 in year to March.

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5 Reasons to buy Murcia Property

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After 5 years of decline it appears as though Spanish property prices might have bottomed out. When the credit crunch hit the Eurozone in 2007, 700,000 homes fell to the Spanish banks. Within the Murcia area in 2007 an average price for a property was EUR 147,000. This decreased annually to EUR 45,000 in 2012, meaning some properties were actually being sold at 70percent lower than their maximum prices as banks were pressured by the European Central Bank to rebalance their books and clear away under-performing property resources. But, it appears as if average prices in 2013 are going to go up to EUR 55,000, indicating that the market may have bottomed out.

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What is Camposol?

camposol_sportsCamposol, which translated is countryside in the sun, is a substantial rural development based around an eighteen hole golf course. The development has more than 5000 homes, a hotel and spa complex, numerous shops, bars and eateries, together with key facilities for example a health centre and banks. Camposol is ideal for both a second home and holiday property, or for full-time occupants. There’s an array of dwellings to choose from, from low maintenance apartments to substantial villas with private pools. There are approximately 3500 long-term occupants, mostly British, but in addition a good number of Spanish and Europeans enjoy homes here too. Mainly because of the large amount of permanent occupants a genuine local community has evolved, with a variety of clubs, charitable groups and social groups having been established.

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Camposol Property

camposol1Obtaining a home in the sun is a dream of many. The Camposol development on the Costa Calida inside southern Spain is a really affordable situation of making that a authenticity. Camposol property has a lot to offer, with something for everybody, be it a low maintenance holiday accommodation or a villa with a pool for long-lasting residence.

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Spanish recovery? Business already booming, says agent

pic21January 22, 2014 in Europe, Featured News, Government and regulatory, Lifestyle & Leisure Properties, Market Trends, New Developments, News, News By Region, News By Topic, Politics, World News Leave a comment

 

 

 

pic22Experienced agent in Murcia says sales rose 60% in 2013, and construction of a long-promised theme park brings big hopes for future

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Amusement Park drives Hamiltons to double their Spanish property investment

hamiltonsOnce the Hamiltons purchased their unique holiday home in Camposol Golf on the Costa Cálida six years ago, they had no aspirations for gathering a property portfolio. Nonetheless, combining Barry’s impending retirement and reports of a Paramount-branded Theme Park inspired them to benefit from the current buyers’ market and acquire one additional property in Camposol Golf.

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