The purchase of a house for rent offers in Spain an average return of 5.3%. Acquiring a property to rent it is each year a little more profitable. Compared to 5.4% in 2016, profitability in 2015 was 5.2%, in 2014 5% and 4.8% in 2013.Mallorca, offers a return of 5.4%, being one of the most profitable municipalities to buy a house and put it on rent.
One of the engines of the reactivation that is taking place in the real estate market is the appetite of the medium and big investors, who buy housing in ours in search of the high yields offered by the rent. This market is very strong in Spain and in a context of low interest rates and the absence of such high returns in financial markets, which explains why it is a safe bet.
The demand for flats under lease already exceeds the offer in Spain. All forecasts indicate that 2016 will close with price increases above 10% on average in this segment, compared to the previous year. Real estate specialists agree that a new bubble has begun to form in this market after seven years of stagnation and falling prices.
The rent today is already present in more than 20% of the country’s residential park, and its upward trend will not slow down during 2017. Mallorca is one of the areas leading the increase in prices.
The large cities of the Spanish geography show considerable increases in the price of rents, mainly for a common factor: given the strong demand, supply is still insufficient and this makes prices higher. There is a double speed in this market. In the big cities shoot up, although in medium-sized municipalities and in the smaller ones the prices slow down.
In terms of sales figures, second-hand housing in the Balearic Islands reached an average price in October of 2,183 euros per square meter, representing an increase of 0.52 per cent per month and 6.47 per cent year-on-year, the country’s most intense promotions, according to the monthly sales price report. For its part, the Balearic capital, Palma de Mallorca, ranked tenth in the national ranking of monthly increases, rebounding 0.55 percent. From one year to the next, it was the Spanish capital that increased its prices the most, showing a rise of 8.81 percent. Thus, with 2,145 euros per square meter in October 2016, Palma de Mallorca was the eighth most expensive provincial capital.
If you intend to purchase a property in Majorca from a foreign country like England or Germany, you should consider that both the jurisdiction and the processes to be carried out and the roles of professionals involved in it are different. Throughout the whole process, the presence of a lawyer is essential to be responsible for providing obligatory advice to clients on legal, tax and legal liabilities acquired during the action of sale.
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