Significant Decline in Mortgage Foreclosures in Spain in the Second Quarter of 2023

In the second quarter of 2023, Spain witnessed a noteworthy decline in mortgage foreclosures, particularly those initiated on residential properties owned by individuals and legal entities, according to the latest data from the statistical report on mortgage foreclosures.

Here are the key highlights from the report:

  • Residential Property Foreclosures Decreased: Mortgage foreclosures initiated on residential properties owned by individuals dropped by a significant 16.7% on an annual basis.
  • Decline in Foreclosures on Corporate-Owned Properties: Foreclosures on residential properties owned by legal entities experienced a substantial decrease of 46.3% compared to the previous year.

The report also provides specific figures for the second quarter of 2023:

  • Total Property Foreclosures: There were 5,386 property foreclosures recorded in this period, indicating a quarterly increase of 4.2%. However, when compared to the same quarter in the previous year, there was a substantial decrease of 26.0%.
  • Foreclosures on Residential Properties: Out of the total property foreclosures, 3,677 were residential properties. Although there was a slight quarterly decrease of 0.4%, the annual decline was significant, reaching 21.6%.

These statistics indicate a positive trend in the Spanish real estate market, with fewer mortgage foreclosures, especially on residential properties. This development could be a reflection of a more stable economic environment and improved mortgage lending practices.