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The Yields on Housing Spark Investor Interest in Madrid and Barcelona

The growing phenomenon that is rental and the scarcity of other attractive investment alternatives are causing a boom in home purchases for investment purposes in Madrid and Barcelona, with varying returns depending on the district.

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With negative interest rates and the Covid 19 crisis, investment in housing is gaining followers thanks to an average gross return of 7%, according to data from the real estate big data platform Brains RE. That is a very attractive figure when compared to other types of investment assets, such as shares on the stock market and other equity products.

In the case of Spain’s two large cities, the average gross yield currently stands at 4.8% in Madrid and 4.4% in Barcelona. However, those figures vary considerably depending on the location of a property within each city.

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