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The Housing Collapse in Spain – Reasons and Lessons

  • Stefan Yotov
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    he main stages are monitored from the upward price trend of the housing market in Spain in the past 15 years and its shrinking since the beginning of 2008. The main significance is outlined - of the increasing mortgage crediting and the decreasing interest rates for the construction growth and the real estate prices during the period of the study. Having about 19% unemployment, Spain is one of the hardest hit countries from the global crisis, and the consequence thereof is going to be overcome quite slowly, due to the situation in the housing sector. In conclusion the future economic pattern in the country can not be based any more on excessive development of cyclic sectors such as construction, real estates and the market of vacation settlements of the “Second Home” type.

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    Article provided by Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute in its journal Economic Thought.

    Volume (Year): (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 99-113

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