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Real estate: the trend of the first months of 2019
If 2018 has shown clear signs of recovery, what do the first months of 2019 tell us? And what are the expectations for the rest of the year?
The signs of recovery in the real estate market are now evident. 2018 was a positive year, rising after the long crisis that started 10 years earlier. And these early months of 2019, what did they tell us? Let's find out in the analysis by Fabiana Megliola, Head of the Research Office of the Tecnocasa Group.
The first three months of 2019 confirm the good health of the real estate market with a nationwide 8.8% volume growth compared to the same quarter of the previous year. 2018 had closed with 578.647 trades, up 6.5% compared to 2017. Among the big cities, Genoa and Bologna have registered the most significant increase in volumes: + 15.2% and + 12.9%. These data indicate that the desire to buy is still important and that the search for the house is active.
The point on prices, sales times and leases
Prices, from a preliminary survey done on our network, are on the rise in big cities like Milan and Bologna, cities that even in 2018 were the most dynamic in terms of prices. In the smaller realities (chief towns of provinces and hinterland of the big cities) there is a slight improvement in terms of values, even if it remains in negative territory. In fact, they closed 2018 with + 11.1% and + 8.4% respectively. The data of the Tecnocasa Real Estate Observatory, still in the collection phase, confirm this trend.
Sales times continue to decline, a sign that the real estate market is lively. The latest indexes show that in big cities the timing of sales is 129 days. In 2019, sales times are close to 2009 levels, when the real estate crisis was just beginning. Short sales times indicate a market in recovery, longer times that the market still suffers from difficulties.
In terms of residential leases, by the second half of 2015, there are increasing rents due to sustained demand and an offer that is being reduced, especially in those cities where tourist rentals are taking place. Among the reasons for the search for the house for rent there are: the impossibility of accessing the purchase, the desire not to buy and the transfer for work or study reasons.
The agents of the Tecnocasa Group confirm, therefore, the constant interest in buying the house. By the end of the year we expect an increase in prices between +1 and 3% and sales with volumes not far from those recorded in 2018.