• Will 2016 see a recovery in Spanish property prices?

    Will 2016 see a recovery in Spanish property prices?

    Spain and Portugal in particular suffered a dramatic collapse in property prices at the height of the worldwide economic downturn. The threat of contagion weighed heavily on investor sentiment which led to the economy grinding to a halt, unemployment exploding and many property owners defaulting on their loans. While there has been some interest from

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  • Are buyers returning to the Spanish real estate market?

    Are buyers returning to the Spanish real estate market?

    In the aftermath of the 2008/9 worldwide economic meltdown the Spanish and the Portuguese real estate markets seemed to be amongst the hardest hit. There was a massive buildup of repossessions and to a certain extent this has overhung the market since the economic meltdown. While there are signs buyers are returning is this right

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  • Foreign buyers eye up the Spanish property market

    Foreign buyers eye up the Spanish property market

    Despite the fact that it is all doom and gloom surrounding Greece and its potential exit from the Eurozone it seems that overseas investors are targeting the Spanish real estate market. Figures this week show that foreign nationals acquire 12.2% of residential properties acquired in the first quarter of 2015 compared to just 9% in

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  • Overseas investors warming to Spanish property

    Overseas investors warming to Spanish property

    Despite the fact that the Spanish economy is far from back on track it seems that overseas investors are warming to Spanish property with a 20% year-on-year increase in property transactions. Even though the performance of individual property prices in various areas of Spain is mixed it does seem as though the more prominent cities

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  • New IPO indicate bottom of Spanish real estate market?

    New IPO indicate bottom of Spanish real estate market?

    Merlin Properties, a Spanish real estate investment trust, has today announced plans for a €1.5 billion flotation. If successful this would be Europe’s largest ever property IPO and most certainly indicate the bottom of the Spanish property market? On the surface it would seem to be the wrong time to be floating a Spanish real

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  • George Soros leads the way with Spanish real estate investment

    George Soros leads the way with Spanish real estate investment

    While there are many new contenders to the throne of George Soros, the leading hedge fund manager for many years now, there is no doubt that investment by the great man himself can move markets. Indeed news that George Soros, as well as the world’s fourth ranked hedge fund manager John Paulson, has invested €92

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