Spanish properties to remain unsold for a decade, report says

LAST UPDATED: 2 Oct, 2015 @ 22:55

AROUND 40% of Spain’s 1.6million unsold properties will take at least ten years to sell, a new report says.

Decade to sell unwanted homes
Decade to sell unwanted homes

Property consultancy firm RR de Acuña y Asociados states there is ‘no demand whatsover’ for this stock of 657,000 units.

In all, the report says there were 668,000 unsold residential properties in city areas and 331,000 on Spain’s coast at the end of 2014.

The analysts predict that 112,000 of these will be sold in 2016 and 2017.

Acuña y Asociados are predicting that property prices will rise by between 3% and 5% over the next two years,with buy-to-rent homes becoming popular with investors.

The report however warned that a change of government in December’s general election could spook investors, leading to a slowdown in the property market.

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  1. On the contrary, a change of government should give people more confidence to invest, as a totally corrupt and inefficient government should hopefully be gone.

    • LOL all govs are controlled – no one is gonna help Spain or Marbella.

      Are we all still asleep and stupid?

      There’s gonna be a almight CRASH one day maybe soon.

      The bond market and stock market WILL CRASH HARD.

      Listen to me I know the future.

  2. Assuming they did take another 10 years to sell how many more re-sales are just waiting to come on to the market in Spain because of fallen values, and then there’s more new builds being constructed too? It’s a huge inventory of unsold homes whichever way.