Property sales in Murcia
Figures just released by the Ministry of Development show that the recovery in the Spanish property market is continuing. Based on the volume of sales during the second quarter, April to June, Murcia was one of the best performing areas with a 25.7% increase in sales compared with the same period last year. The number of properties sold was 3,474. The only regions of Spain to show a higher increase were La Rioja, Ceuta & Melilla, Cantabria and the Balerics.
During the first six months of the year the 5,885 sales in Murcia showed an 11.2% increase compared to last year.
All of the above shows that the Spanish property market, particularly in those areas where prices are still competitive, is showing an increase in demand. This increase in sales is also being helped by the banks making obtaining mortgages easier than in the last few years.
The number of mortgages being granted to July 2015 is 37.2% higher compared to the same period to July 2014. The average mortgage being granted in Murcia was around 92,000 euro’s.
Please contact us if you are interested in obtaining a mortgage for a property purchase within the Murcia region.
What’s on during September in Murcia.
The month of September is one of the best times to visit Murcia due to the cooler temperatures and the exodus of summer visitors. The weather is still warm and the beaches a little less crowded. There are also many activities which take place during the month including the spectacular Roman’s and Carthagenians festival in the city of Cartagena. This year the festival is scheduled between the 18th and 27th September. This is a great time to visit the city and enjoy all of the activities that are available to visitors both young and old.
The city is transformed during the 2 week festival as locals set up an encampment near the city centre and enjoy eating, drinking and socialising with their friends and colleagues. There is a great market selling artesan crafts and food, and also a fun fair which is there for the duration of the festival.
There are many parades and also re-enactments of battles that took place during the Roman occupation of the city. These battles take place on land and at sea.
The costumes are fantastic and some of the parades include horses and chariots. Many of the parades are at night and reservations are made months in advance in order to get the best seats available.
If you are planning a visit to the area and get a chance to visit the city during this time it is well worth the effort.
Other activities that are taking place during the month of September are below.
Hippy market every Friday this will take place in the Las Sabinas commercial centre on La Manga Club from 6.30pm until midnight. On Saturday you will find the market in the car park of the Trips nightclub in Cabo de Palos from midday until 9.30pm.
Free open air concerts in Murcia are being held on the 16th and 17th September in the Plaza de la Flores and Plaza de San Juan. Both of these are only a 5 min walk from the cathedral. The concerts are a mixture of jazz, flamenco, funk and pop music.