12 June 2015 – El Mundo
Marbella and Málaga were ranked fourth and fifth in the national coastal real estate market for house sales in Spain in 2014, with 3,997 (+28.7% YoY) and 3,947 (+25.4%) homes sold in each municipality, respectively, according to the latest report from Tinsa (the real estate valuation and advice company), which contained data relating to forty Spanish towns.
The first three in the ranking were: Barcelona (12,819), Valencia (6,474) and Torrevieja (4,136). (…)
In addition, Mijas and Estepona, with more than 2,000 transactions each, also sat near the top of the national list, if we exclude provincial capitals.
In line with the recovery that is happening at the moment on the Costa del Sol, and according to data from the Ministry of Development, Torremolinos and Benalmádena are also performing extremely well, with growth rates in terms of house sales of 70% and 55%, respectively, in 2014 compared with 2013. Those figures place them in the ‘top 4’ in terms of percentage increase in activity.
According to the findings of this report from Tinsa, entitled “Homes on the coast”, “the markets with the greatest presence of international buyers are those where prices have stabilised first”.
On the basis of this and other data, the technical network of the entity that prepared the study, also cites “areas of recovery” on the Andalucían coast between Marbella and Benahavís,. Furthermore, “it detects signs of improvement” in Rincón de la Victoria, Nerja and around Manilva, Estepona and Casares, as well as in other towns in the Andalucían region. In the latter, prices have decreased by 61.5% from their peak, the largest decrease in the national study.
Original story: El Mundo (by Francis Mármol)
Translation: Carmel Drake