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Would having a nuclear power station nearby affect your decision to buy a property in Spain ?

The guardian has published an interesting map of nuclear power stations. It shows the power stations’ ages too.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/mar/18/nuclear-reactors-power-stations-world-list-map

What is a nota simple?

 

 

 

A “nota simple” is a summary report from the Property Registry that describes the property in the deeds, known as the “Escritura”.

It should be noted that a nota simple is only informative and is not valid in front of a court. A registry certificate is needed for the courts.

Judicial information is brief, and usually covers outstanding debts (mortgages or unpaid taxes), the current owners, the boundaries, the total square meters of the land and of the house.

It also describes the type of land, any rights that others may have on the property, such as public paths/roads, water or sewage lines, etc.

 

 

 

Mallorca property market report September 2012

The rather good First Mallorca September 2012 market report. For this and other past reports  please see www.firstmallorca.com

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Briefly, their September 2012 report suggests Mallorcan Real Estate is a safe haven for investors. It discusses the good weather on the island and easy access from Europe.

It suggests the Spanish, then Germans, closely followed by the Brits, are the main property owners  in Mallorca, with the Germans and the Brits being the principal purchasers.

Interestingly, negotiation margins are at a whopping 11.54%, implying offer prices are high and  purchasers should not be afraid to put in a low offer…

 

The Bad Bank – coming to Spain soon.

The Spanish government is creating a “Bad Bank”, or “Banco Malo”, in which to put all the toxic property assets.

The idea is to progress from the current building crisis by drawing a line under the current woes in the construction sector.

Basically, the Government of Spain issues debt and buys from Spanish banks all their bad investments, which are accumulated in a “bad bank”.

Presumably, the acquisition takes place at a significant discount relative to the actual value, so that in the long-term, taxpayers could even win when the assets are re-sold.

At Property Works, we beleive that this measure, although not without its risks, could be of some help to help the Spanish economy overcome the deflation of its recent property bubble.

Time will tell…

 

 

 

Spanish & Balearic Property Market Statistics 2012

Balearic House Prices Second quarter  2012

According to the National institute of Statistics, house prices have fallen in the Balearics by 15% compared to the same period (second quarter) of 2011. This is based on the House Price Index published on 13th September 2012.

By type of property, new construction has fallen by 15% and second hand properties by 14.1%

The housing ministry has the number of transaction down by 17.59% on the same quarter last year.

According to Tinsa, the Spanish Valuation Company, in the Balearic Islands house prices dropped 6.8% year-on-year to June 2012.

 

Spanish House Prices second quarter 2012

The nation-wide fall in house prices compared to the same quarter last year is 14.4%.

This is the highest fall since 2007. It is also the 17th consecutive quarter showing a fall.

The number of transactions has fallen from 90,756  to 80,235 with a variation of 11.59%