New Mortgage Signings Fall
New mortgages issued in the first six months of the year fell by 9% to 523. However, the average value of the mortgages granted increased by a whopping €35,000 showing that some of the island’s larger properties are moving now. There was also a huge increase in the number of mortgages paid off in the half year – 76% higher than in the same period in 2017.
Playa Grande Now 100% Accessible
Puerto del Carmen’s main beach is now 100% accessible, with parking spaces in the Avenida, adapted toilets and showers, ramps down to the beach, duck boarding into the ocean and amphibious chairs with lifeguards on duty.
7100 New Jobs In The Canaries
7100 new jobs have been created in the islands in the second quarter, making them the region with the largest increase in employment in Spain.
Lanzarote Duathlon Ends After 20 Years
The Lanzarote Duathlon, organised each year by Club la Santa will not be run again in 2019. CLS thanked competitors, volunteers and supporters for their participation.
Jewel Thieves Arrested
We reported a few weeks ago on the €5 Million robbery at Santos Jewellers in Puerto del Carmen. The robbers were from Romania – three were arrested here in Lanzarote, one in Barcelona and one in Romania.
2.9 Richter Quake Off The Coast
An earth tremor registering 2.9 on the Richter scale occurred off the north shore of Lanzarote at 0719 on Thursday morning. It wasn’t felt on the island.
Busy Day At The Airport
Thursday was one of the busiest days in the history of the airport, with 29.400 travelling through on the day.