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Moroccans still buy Spanish houses (28% increase)

Moroccans living in Spain own 3,555 homes, while non-resident Moroccans own 107 homes. Moroccans account for 7 percent of the real estate transactions in Spain

The volume of transactions by Moroccans increased significantly in the first six months of 2018, up by 28 percent compared to the same period in 2017, making it the largest increase observed among foreigners, according to statistics from the General Council of the Spanish Notary.

The average real estate price acquired by Moroccans in Spain amounts to €693 per square meter for residents, and to €1,606 per square meter for non-residents.

Foreigners made 18 percent of the total number of real estate transactions recorded in Spain during the period between June 2017 and June 2018.

Other EU citizens make two-thirds of the foreign transactions.

Moroccans made 7 percent of the total transactions, Chinese 4 percent and Russians 3 percent.

The region of Aragon saw the largest increase in real estate purchases, up by 31 percent. Other regions also saw large increases, including Extremadura (27 percent), Murcia (21 percent), and Castilla La Mancha (20 percent).

However, the largest decreases were found in the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, both down by about 11 percent.

The General Council of the Spanish Notary explained that Spain’s low-interest rates and the low prices in most parts of Spain attract foreigners to buy real estate.

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