Murcia is located in the southeastern part of Spain. It lies in a valley on the river of Segura with very fertile soils - this is why this region of Spain is often called the orchard of Europe. It is also worth mentioning that Murcia is one of the largest cities in Spain. It is inhabited by ca. 438 thousand. people, including about 12% foreigners. It is also one of the most important university centres in the country with one of the first universities in Spain and Europe.
Best things to do in Murcia
The city also includes the newest and most modern seaports among those on the Iberian Peninsula. The port operates from the British Isles and Scandinavia. In addition, there is also the famous, powerful Gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria (Catedral de Santa María) with a tower of 92 m. Additionally, on hearing the sound of 25 bells, the locals know that it is 1 p.m., and therefore time for a meal. In Murcia, there is also an interesting monument of eclecticism - the Casino. Nobody plays roulette in it, but you can visit the museum.
Characteristics of the property market in Murcia
How much do properties in Murcia cost?
The city of Murcia is an ideal place for people who plan to live abroad for the first time, as well as for those who want to settle here permanently. Murcia is big enough to entertain people, but small enough so as not to make you feel overwhelmed. Importantly, Murcia has a reputation as one of the cheapest places to live in Spain. Therefore, one may successfully search for properties in the central part of the city right next to the major tourist attractions. Property prices in Murcia are lower than the average for the whole country.
Average price for properties in Murcia:
Average price by square metre for Murcia - 1,496 €
Average price for properties in Murcia - 186,978 €
Who buys properties in Murcia?
The most recent data confirm that the British make up 53% of the non-resident purchasers in the Murcia region. In the first half of 2019, foreign investors acquired 51,720 properties in Spain, of which as many as 6,681 were purchased by the British. These statistics confirm that UK residents have by far the largest share of the Spanish property market. Spanish buyers are also interested in buying property in the USA, Morocco, Argentina, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
It is also worth noting that as much as 28.5% of all property purchases are made by foreign investors - the average for Spain is only 18.6% of non-resident purchasers. Thus, the Murcia region remains in the fourth place in terms of the number of foreign purchases (after Comunidad Valenciana, Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Balearic Islands).
33 % United Kingdom
14 % Romania
6 % Germany
5 % Bulgaria
5 % Netherlands
5 % Italy
4 % France
4 % Belgium
Best areas for an investment
Murcia has no direct access to the sea, which makes it a relatively quieter place to live in. Therefore, if you are looking for a city with plenty of sun but which is not a top tourist resort, you should consider buying a property in Murcia. Due to the low cost of properties, nothing stands in the way of you buying a property in the heart of the city. The centre is a place full of charming boutiques, Spanish streets with pubs and restaurants. Buying an apartment in the centre of Murcia will be certainly much cheaper than buying a similar property in Alicante or Valencia. Therefore, if you want to feel the real Spanish atmosphere, check our apartment offers in the centre of Murcia.
However, if you plan to move here with your family, you can look for offers located in other districts, near the schools, kindergartens or hospitals. In addition, the city is well-connected and therefore it is easy to travel from one end of the city to the other.
122,308 € Murcia
136,025 € Murcia
142,180 € Murcia
149,370 € Murcia
151,173 € Murcia
152,333 € Murcia
Vega Alta del Segura
172,891 € Murcia
Huerta de Murcia
181,292 € Murcia
Total numer of housing property transactions in Murcia
1st quarter 2018 1 153
2nd quarter 2018 1 338
3rd quarter 2018 990
4th quarter 2018 1 390
1st quarter 2019 1 229
2nd quarter 2019 1 452
Prospects for the property market in Murcia
The property market in Murcia is very attractive for foreign investors, including the British. Despite the fact that in the first quarter of 2019 the number of properties purchased by foreign buyers was 3.2% lower than in the same period a year earlier, the numbers are still very impressive. The Murcia property market is well-developed and the cost of living in Murcia is low. It is very cheap to eat out and therefore, comfortable to live here.
Although Murcia has no direct access to the sea, due to the very attractive location of large tourist resorts and low property prices, it is very popular among Europeans and residents of the USA.
It is predicted that properties located on the Spanish coast and in tourist centres will enjoy the greatest interest. The high rate of return on investment of up to 10.5% (data from the Spanish Central Bank) should be a big incentive for foreign investors.
Duplex for sale
Many people dream of their own single-family house, but not everyone may afford a detached property. In such a situation, a duplex house or an apartment is a perfect alternative. They are ground floor or two-level apartments. In Spain, duplexes are sometimes located in prestigious apartment buildings with access to various amenities. However, this does not mean that this type of property is beyond the reach of investors with a smaller budget. Currently, you may also find very interesting offers for duplexes located in more intimate buildings.
How do duplexes in Spain look? In such an apartment, the division into the living and sleeping part is very visible. On the lower floor, there is usually a living area with a kitchen and a living room. The first floor is a night zone consisting of bedrooms and wardrobes for the use of the household members. In addition, such a property usually includes two bathrooms - one downstairs and one upstairs. Duplexes also have balconies or large roof terraces, which definitely increase the attractiveness of the property. Among the duplex offers in Spain, depending on your needs, we can find premises with two, three or even four bedrooms. Of course, you have to reckon with the fact that a larger area of the property means its higher price.
Duplexes are a great solution for people looking for a comfortable property with access to various amenities – both, inside and outside. The Spanish property market also offers comfortable, fully furnished duplexes, ready to move in. Duplex offers in Spain very often include:
A swimming pool,
A car park
How much do duplexes in Spain cost?
The multitude of offers on the Spanish property market means that one may easily find a house or an apartment, tailored to their needs, preferences and financial possibilities. The price of duplexes is primarily influenced by the following factors: the area, location and available amenities.
Average value of property transactions of the free housing market in Spain
1st quarter 2018 145 297 €
2nd quarter 2018 149 582,4 €
3rd quarter 2018 152 095,1 €
4th quarter 2018 153 179,7 €
1st quarter 2019 152 023,4 €
2nd quarter 2019 154 487,8 €
Who buys duplexes in Spain?
In the recent years, Spain has become an extremely attractive place to buy a property (not only for native investors). It happens very often that foreigners decide to allocate their savings in properties – it is estimated that the transactions of foreigners have constituted ca. 13% of all sales in 2018. Spanish properties are very popular especially among investors from Great Britain, France, the USA and Scandinavia.
Average value of property transactions of foreigners on the open-market housing in 2nd quarter 2019 in Spain
New housing – 257 460,2 €
Second hand housing – 157 209,7 €
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