Impossible to get decent rental yields in Barcelona? Favourite Spanish Property Insight › Forums › Spanish Property Forums › Property Questions & Answers › Impossible to get decent rental yields in Barcelona? This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by strudelbaum 1 year, 5 months ago. Author Posts January 16, 2017 at 4:42 pm #194364 absolutoutlookParticipant I am thinking of buying my first apartment in Barcelona to rent out. However, I keep running numbers and I am unable to find many properties that can even be considered a good investment. The rents are very low, the closing costs 12-15%, and no short term rental licenses – really makes it difficult to buy. Is anyone else having the same issue or am I calculating it incorrectly? -Outlook January 22, 2017 at 2:16 pm #194440 strudelbaumParticipant You should be happy with a net return of 4-5% on your investment plus the (unavoidable) 3% increase on the property resale value. Anything less than those two figures welcome to Costa del Sol. We’ve got sunshine… Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.