Spanish Property Prices
2008 / 2009
This time last year I wrote that if Spain went into recession, then “most segments of the Spanish housing market
are doomed to stagnant or falling prices for years to come.” Spain did go into recession in 2008, and it is fair to
say that property prices are now falling across the board. The questions now are ‘how far will they fall?’ and ‘how
long will it last?’
I try to tackle these questions in what I hope will be the gloomiest annual report on the
Spanish property market that I ever have to write. Let’s hope I have better news to report here in a year’s
In all the gloom there is one interesting trend, namely the market being made by British
vendors who have to sell but who also benefit from the weak pound. Without them, the property market in many
popular coastal areas would not have a pulse.
Sadly, this trend is also a reflection of the woes of many British people who invested in
Spain in recent years. They bought in the boom and are trying to sell in the bust, and many of them are trapped in
Spain on declining incomes. There is a depressing personal story behind every distressed sale.
So, after that uplifting introduction, let’s look at what actually happened to the Spanish property market in
2008, and what to expect in 2009.
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Article reproduced with kind permission from Mark Stucklin of the www.spanishpropertyinsight.com