Madrileños Are Willing To Invest More In Homes

14 July 2016 – Expansión

The average amount that Madrileños are willing to pay to acquire a property in the Community of Madrid currently stands at €306,000, which represents an increase of 28%  compared to 2015, according a study, ‘Demand for housing in Spain’, compiled by Casaktua, based on more than 1,100 interviews.

The study also found that the average price Madrileños are willing to pay to rent a property is €584/month, which represents a 10% increase compared to last year, when the figure amounted to €532/month.

According to the document, “(On average), Madrileños have saved 37% of the cost of the property they want to buy, showing that few expect to be able to obtain financing for 100% of their properties when it comes to buying a home”. Nationally, average savings amount to 35%.

On the other hand, the study reveals that “the average budget that Madrileños allocate to the purchase or rental of a home has increased by 19% in the last twelve months, above the average (increase) for Spain as a whole (12%).

In addition, “the number of Madrileños (renters and owners) who are thinking about moving home in the short and medium term, has increased by three percentage points in the last year (from 48% to 51%)” says the report.

On the other hand, “73% of the residents of the Community of Madrid who want to move home started looking less than two and a half years ago” and the main reasons Spaniards wish to move home are “the number of bedrooms in the home and the area in which it is located”.

Meanwhile, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in the Community of Madrid increased by 0.5% in June with respect to the previous month, whereas prices decreased by -0.8% compared with the same period last year, according to data published on Wednesday by the National Statistics Institute (INE).

At the national level, CPI rose by 0.5% in June with respect to the previous month and increased its YoY growth rate by two tenths to -0.8%, as the price of electricity, petrol and organised trips all rose. In this way, CPI recorded two consecutive months of YoY increases.

Original story: Expansión (by Roberto Bécares)

Translation: Carmel Drake

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