Servihabitat Trends

Servihabitat Trends, the research and market analysis platform spearheaded by Servihabitat, draws up a series of reports with the goal of sharing with its partners an in-depth picture of the financial-real estate sector and analysing the keys to its evolution and future trends.

We invite you to learn about the main conclusions of the studies developed by the platform.

13 December 2017

“Residential market in Spain”

The fifth edition of the report on the “Residential market in Spain” offers an industry analysis at the close of 2017 as well as a forecast of how the key indicators will evolve next year.

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The report notes that the residential market has shown clear signs of recovery in 2017 and points towards consolidation and further growth in 2018, with a market that seems to have found very firm footing in most regions. Some of the main conclusions are:

  • Transactions increase by 18.3% in 2018 and more than 560,000 units are expected to be sold by the end of the year.
  • Housing starts as well as approved and completed projects will increase by about 20% in 2018 over the data for 2017.
  • New construction stock continues to be absorbed: it will fall by more than 16% in 2018 for a total of just over 243,000 homes.
  • Home prices in Spain will rise by an average of 4.5% this year and should grow by an additional 4.7% in 2018.
  • The rental market is evolving favourably, although it shows different behaviours depending on the region analysed. The average rental price for a home with 80 to 90 sqm of floor space in Spain is €620 and the average gross profit is 5.5%.
  • During the first half of 2017, 16.8% of housing transactions in Spain involved a foreign buyer.

Servihabitat provides the latest news on the evolution of the Spanish real estate market thanks to the contributions of our Network of partner agents (APIs) and the support of the Institute of Business Practice (IPE) and its Real Estate Chair.

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20 October 2017

“Residential rental market in Spain”

The report analyzes the industry's evolution and highlights the key indicators that show a positive trend thanks to the progress shown in recent years. Prepared using official sources, its own data on the rental property portfolio managed by Servihabitat, and the leading real estate portals, the report shows a very optimistic picture of the sector, although the figures show varying behaviors depending on the different micro-markets.

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Aside from the factors involved in the positive evolution of the market -led by increased geographic mobility, entrenchment of the rental culture among the younger generation and the impact of tourism-, the study provides a recap of the key indicators that show the evolution of this segment such as:

  • 22.2% of the Spanish population lives in a rental home: a figure that has grown significantly over the past decade.
  • The profile of a rental home in Spain is less than 90 sqm, located in a building over 35 years old and with 10 or more homes.
  • In Spain, the average period of time from when a home is placed on the market until it is rented continues to decrease and is now a little over a month and a half, although this can be a matter of days in extremely active markets such as Madrid and Barcelona.
  • According to the Servihabitat Network of partner agents (APIs), almost 70% of the renters in the regions where they operate are between the ages of 26 and 35 years.
  • The number of rental homes available in Spain is almost 98,000, resulting in 2.5 available homes for every 1,000 inhabitants and 5.3 for every 1,000 households.
  • The average price of rental homes in Spain between 80 and 90 sqm is €620. This number is expected to increase by about 2% at the end of the second half of 2017.
  • The average gross rate of annual return for a rental home in Spain is 5.5%, with Catalonia, the Community of Madrid and the Balearic Islands at the top of the list.

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