18 April 2019 – La Opinión de Málaga
New construction permits soared by 655% on Spain’s Costa del Sol over the past four years, reaching a high of 9,195 new construction permits in 2018, according to data compiled by Sonneil, a real estate brokerage, using figures from the Ministry of Development. To the north, the issuance of new construction permits rose by 31% y-o-y in Alicante to 6,331, an increase of 166% compared to 2014.
Acquisitions by international buyers boosted growth in both coastal cities. In 2018, Alicante and Tenerife marked a sales record for international clients with a percentage of home purchases of 41% and 38% respectively, followed by the Balearic Islands with 31% and Malaga with 28%. Foreigners buyers accounted for 28% of the total in Málaga and 41% in Alicante. 80% of the acquisitions by foreign buyers were for second-hand housing.
Original Story: La Opinión de Málaga
Translation/Summary: Richard D. Turner