Spanish housing sales went up by nine point four percent in April, compared with the same month in 2014, according to figures from the National Statistical Office (INE). It means that house sales have been rising for eight consecutive months on a year-on-year basis. However, deals actually fell by nought point one percent from March to April. The INE also reported that in the first four months of the year sales rose by nine point one percent when compared with the same period of a year earlier.

Meanwhile, Torrevieja, the Orihuela Costa, and the Pilar de la Horadada areas are leading the property sale pick up in the Valencia region, according to a survey from real estate agents, Tinsa. The number of home purchases across the Costa Blanca has doubled from the lows of 2010 to over 16 thousand in 2014, with the upward trend set to continue this year. British purchasers went up the most, along from those from Belgium, whilst there were falls in Russian buyers.