In the first quarter of 2013, nationwide real estate unit sales agreements totalled 138,899, decreasing by 10.3% over the same period for the previous year.
A same “decreasing deceleration” can be observed even in a more accentuated way in the second quarter of 2013 (-6,5%), for both properties for residential use and appurtenances (-6.5%) and business units (-4.0%).
Mortgage-secured loans register a national average of -6.3% in the first quarter of 2013, and an average of -2.4% in the second quarter. As already observed for transfer of properties of real estate units, the first six months of 2013 highlight a positive deceleration in year-over-year fall in percentage changes. Furthermore, even if in the first quarter we still observe negative per cent change in all geographical areas, in the second quarter two areas experiment a positive per cent change: the Centre (02%) and the North-East (2.6%).