Spain records best perfomance since 2008

Eurozone’s fourth largest economy defies deflationary threat to record its best performance since 2008


Newly built Spanish properties drop 4.7%

The average price of new housing (non-subsidized) fell 4.7% in the first half of 2011 year on year and 2.3% since December 2010, according to a report by “Sociedad de Tasación”. On average, the price of new properties in the provincial capitals of Spain stand at 2419 euros per square meter in June, with the average 90m2 house valuing at 217,710 euros.


Spanish bank seizes UK assets

A couple who face losing their house in Britain to a Spanish bank have warned of the dangers of falling behind in mortgage payments on holiday homes abroad.

In an alarming development for the many thousands of Britons who have bought properties in Spain, a bank in Marbella is using EU law to force Carol and Ian Chatterton out of their £300,000 cottage in Wiltshire.